There are many opportunities at KCL ranging from clubs, sport, mental health support, and career support for students to take advantage of. One of the first places for students to take a look at for opportunities is KCLSU. On the KCLSU website students can find information for student groups, volunteering, events taking place on campus, and the advice lines. Some of events which are advertised on the KCLSU website include leadership masterclasses ranging in topics like active allyship, active planning, and building communities. These masterclasses are a great way to students to help build interpersonal skills and continue their education outside of the classroom, and they also look great on CVs too! Other types of events offered on KCLSU include inter-university webinars, workshops, and projects. Currently, a digital initiative called ProjectX is underway where students are able to come together to participate in a range of events and competitions focused on showcasing student talent. Coming up soon is the inter-university Coding Hackathon where students from many universities the opportunity to collaborate with each other to enhance their analytical and software development skills by sharing design methodologies, software libraries, and app development best practices gained at their home universities. King’s Edge is another opportunity which can be found via KCLSU, and it is a programme of extracurricular initiatives including internships, volunteering opportunities, language courses, and community organizing which all meant to help students increase their transferrable skills and their experiences here at KCL. BeActive and Move YourMind are also wonderful opportunities for students to remain active during their studies and to check in with their mental well-being as well in a positive environment.
King’s Careers and Employability also offers a wide range of opportunities for students. From CVs, cover letters, and interview help King’s Careers and Employability is there to help! With advisors on standby open for appointments and a host of webinars aimed at helping students prepare for life after their degree, there is something for everyone. King’s Careers and Employability also is connected to King’s Connect which is a great platform to help students find job opportunities and network with alumni! The King’s Connect platform along with partnerships with other job sites allows students to take advantage of all the job market has to offer!
Another opportunity KCL provides its students is access to a personal tutor. Personal tutors are given to each student and are an academic member of staff in your area. They are able to provide help with course material, as well as offering students someone to speak to about any concerns, struggles, or achievements students may experience while on their course. This one-on-one time with a member of staff is irreplaceable and personal tutors can be a huge help with all things related to your course and overall experience at KCL.
The Principal’s Global Leadership Award is yet another opportunity offered to PG students at Kings. The PGLA is a module focused on developing, enhancing, and curating introspective and critical leaders ready to take on the issues of today. The PGLA is a young programme offered by the school of Global Affairs which helps PG students from all backgrounds build a strong foundation in leadership through case studies and discussions every week.
As you can see KCL offers a wide range of opportunities for all students throughout the whole year. From one-on-one time with an academic to career readiness KCL is there to offer its students the best it can.