New Graduate Lounge at Guy’s

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Graduate Lounge at Guy’s is to be relocated to a more central site at Guy’s and refurbished. While you have been telling us you value the space to make a coffee, have a chat or do some quiet work we have taken on board your comments that the existing Lounge in the Hodgkin Building isn’t easy to find or in a very convenient location.

So, the Lounge is to be moved to Room 4.20 in Shepherd’s House and refurbished. This will put it in closer proximity to the catering facilities in New Hunt’s House (and the Farmers’ Market foodstalls). There will be kitchen facilities (sink, fridge, kettle, microwave), comfortable seating, wi-fi for those using their own laptops, a printer and 5 networked PCs.

There will also be secure lockers that can be used to store your belongings for the day while you are on campus, something you have asked for.

When combined with the existing postgraduate-only computing workroom on the 3rd floor of Henrietta Raphael (HR3.12) nearby, we will have a Postgraduate Hub at Guy’s for the first time. The 3rd floor room also has an area for informal meetings or working groups.

The work to create this exciting new facility will unfortunately necessitate temporary closure of the existing lounge but it is anticipated that the new Graduate Lounge will open in the week commencing 9th February.

If you have any suggestions for further enhancements to the Graduate Lounges please let us know by emailing graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk

Graduate Lounges

Graduate lounges managed by the Graduate School are available to postgraduate students at King’s across the College. These lounges are social spaces and are reserved for use by postgraduate students only.

They have comfy seating areas, chairs and tables more suitable for work, PCs, and lockers (at Waterloo). For security purposes all lounges have swipe card access.

Lounge locations

  • Waterloo Campus: The lounge on the Waterloo site is in the Franklin-Wilkins building, on the first floor next to the canteen. It opened on 4 December 2007 and was refurbished in the early autumn of 2013.  
  • Guy’s Campus: The newly refurbished Guy’s campus graduate lounge is located on the ground floor of the Hodgkin’s Building.
  • Denmark Hill Campus: The Graduate Lounge at Denmark Hill was previously situated in the Addiction Sciences Building at the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) however, as of October 2012, this has been replaced with a brand new Graduate Lounge which can be found in the main IoP building on De Crespigny Park.

There are also Graduate Study zones in the Maughan, New Hunts House and Franklin-Wilkins Libraries.

For more information about postgraduate study and social spaces across the College please see our intranet page.

Your space, your say

Tell us what you think of your current postgraduate student only spaces – the Graduate Lounges?

The Graduate School is keen to make the Graduate Lounges as attractive and useful to you as we can. As part of this process we welcome any feedback and suggestions you may have on the Lounges, and how they could be enhanced or changed.

If you have any ideas, please email barbara.ellis@kcl.ac.uk titling the email ‘Graduate Lounge feedback’

We look forward to hearing your views.

Professor Vaughan Robinson
Director of Graduate School

Who are we and how can we help you?

The Graduate School at King’s College London provides a focus for postgraduate activities and development, to ensure that the growing number of postgraduate students at King’s receive a high quality experience while studying for their degree.

Here is a list of some of the key services we offer to all postgraduate students across the College:

  • Postgraduate social space via the Graduate Lounges
  • Postgraduate work spaces within the Libraries
  • Social events delivered in conjunction with KCLSU under the ‘Unlocking London’ umbrella, the Graduate & Mature Students’ Society and the Chaplaincy.

 For doctoral researchers, we also offer:

  • Training resources via the Graduate School’s Researcher Development Programme
  • A dedicated Graduate Careers Advisor
  • Conference Fund Grants
  • Support for international travel to partner institutes
  • Royal Literary Fund Fellows to assist you with your writing.

For further details about our services, please refer to the our Graduate School web pages
If there are any areas that you feel could be improved to enhance your postgraduate experience at King’s, we would welcome your suggestions.  Please email us at: graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk.