Skills for Success: Living and studying in a UK cultural context

A course of four, interactive, cross cultural learning and support sessions is being offered to international postgraduate research students registered at King’s College.

This short series of workshops will be of interest and benefit to international students who would like to enhance their cross cultural competence and gain insights into aspects of living and studying in the UK to support their studies at King’s.

The sessions will be held on four Wednesdays 2.30-4.00pm starting from 16th July. See below for all dates.

Each session will focus on developing a different skill:
Session 1: 16th July – Introductions to the course and each other; what is culture?
Session 2: 23rd July – Participating in academic groups
Session 3: 30th July – How to do social conversation
Session 4: 6th August – Seeking help and expressing disagreement


  • The sessions are being offered as a ‘closed’ group for 8-15 students, who will aim attend ALL FOUR SESSIONS
  • To maximise learning outcomes and mutual support, students will unfortunately NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN THE GROUP AFTER THE FIRST SESSION
  • A commitment to attend ALL FOUR modules of the course is preferred
  • The sessions are offered as an optional, professional development training and do not lead to any kind of qualification or certification

This course is jointly run by the Student Advice and International Student Support and Counselling departments. All sessions will be held at the Waterloo campus, Franklin Wilkins Building.

If you are interested in joining all four cross cultural training sessions, please send an email to, providing as much information as you can, and setting out:

  • Why this training is of interest to you
  • What you would want to get out of the training

LAST MINUTE Internship Opportunity: Marketing Intern for Inside Out Festival 2013

The Culture Capital Exchange is looking for a marketing intern to work on the Inside Out Festival 2013.

The main focus of the internship is to work in partnership with our PR consultants to support the marketing of the festival, in particular via all relevant social media sources.  The post will also involve some event management and administration duties. The internship is based in TCCE’s offices at Somerset House and will run from 9th September to 31st October.  A weekly allowance of £100, plus travel and meal allowance will be paid.

Essential attributes

  • Proven experience of using social media to promote cultural events
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Event management / administration experience
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to Suzie Leighton at by 4pm on Friday 9th August.  Interviews will be held at Somerset House on 14 / 15thAugust.