Did you know that less than 1% of professors at King’s are Black? 

King’s is committed to diversifying academia and supporting its students to achieve their career ambitions; however, we know there’s more to do. We are currently developing an initiative to support those from minoritisied ethnic groups at the start of the academic pipeline and need your input. 


We are developing a mentoring scheme that would pair students from minoritised backgrounds with an academic at King’s. The aims of the scheme are to: 

  • Instill confidence in students from minoritised ethnic groups that academia is a place for them 
  • Help mitigate against the disadvantage that those without sector connections can face 
  • Serve as positive action at the beginning of the pipeline to, ultimately, increase the number of academics from minoritised ethnic backgrounds 


Mentees would be students from a minoritised ethnic group who would like to explore a career in academia (the exact level of study is yet to be decided) and mentors would be King’s academics from any ethnic group. 

How can I get involved? 

The scheme is currently being developed and so we would love your feedback to help shape the details.  


  • Fill out our survey here by the 19th June 2023 and/or sign up to attend an online focus group: 
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students: 1st June, 12-1pm, MS Teams 
  • Postgraduate Research students: 6th June, 12-1pm, MS Teams 


If you have any questions please email jennifer.hastings@kcl.ac.uk 

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