Student Officer Nominations Now Open

KCLSU Student Officer Elections 2016Student Officer Nominations are open from now until 5pm, Monday 22 February. Make sure Postgraduates get the representation they deserve by nominating yourself for one of the five Student Officer positions.

  • KCLSU President
  • Vice President for Education (Health)
  • Vice President for Education (Arts & Sciences)
  • Vice President for Activities and Development
  • Vice President for Welfare and Community

These are full-time positions with a salary of £23,063 and access to powers such as time, funding, support, training, development, connections at King’s, and more to help lead KCLSU and make a real impact for all postgraduate students. For example, Officers successfully helped students get 24 hour library openings and halved the number of academics that faced redundancies across the Health Schools.

In addition to representing fellow students, it’s a terrific opportunity to make valuable connections at King’s and sit on the Trustee Board of a multi-million pound charity.

You can check out the full role descriptions for each position in our Elections Guide, which also explains the election process and goes into specific detail about how it’s possible for Postgraduates to be Officers!

So if you’re interested in standing, have a chat with Chris from KCLSU’s Student Voice Team by calling 020 7848 4588 or emailing If you’re not interested in standing, you can still recommend a candidate who’d be good for the job.

Visit for nominating yourself, more information and the Elections Guide.

KCLSU Annual General Meeting

KCLSU, your Students’ Union, is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday KCLSU image4 February. Students have submitted motions (ideas) to change the Union, University, or the wider community. These motions will be discussed and voted on by students at the AGM.

Date: Thursday 4 February
Time: 6.30pm
Location: New Hunt’s House, Lecture Theatre 1, Guy’s Campus

All students are invited to come, debate, and vote at the AGM! The full motions will be posted on on 28 January. Students who can’t make the meeting will be able to proxy vote online also at

Please contact with any questions.

KCLSU Student Council Elections

Today is the last day to vote in the KCLSU Student Council Elections!

Voting closes at 5pm and students can vote via the following link:

Information on all of the candidates and their manifestos can be found here:

If you are a postgraduate student here at King’s, you can vote for a Postgraduate Officer. Postgraduate Officers represent fellow postgraduates and work with them to have the experience they deserve. They get the opportunity to attend College Committees, with the Vice Presidents for Education, to voice their opinions directly to King’s decision makers. They also get to attend the NUS Postgraduate Students’ Conference.

PGR Student Engagement Project Workshop

Do you have something to say about research student representation at King’s? Do you feel PGR students have their voices heard?

We are delighted to announce that we have recently been successful with our application to be one of twelve participating institutions in The Student Engagement Partnership’s (TSEP) PGR Student Engagement Project. By participating in this project we have a fantastic opportunity to explore and develop the following areas:

  • To better understand the needs, interests and aspirations of PGR students here at King’s, through a greater understanding of the barriers they face and discovering where their identity lies.
  • To explore a bespoke approach to PGR representation; considering methods of student consultation and alternative feedback mechanisms.

On Tuesday 6th October we will be hosting a workshop to launch the project in conjunction with KCLSU and TSEP. We’re hoping to have as many PGR students present as possible.

During the workshop you’ll have an opportunity to share and discuss your PGR experience here at King’s, alongside the areas listed above.

This project will pave the way for a better PGR experience here at King’s and in order for us to get the most out of this fantastic opportunity we’ll need your help.

The workshop will take place from 11-3pm on Tuesday 6th October. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Beyond the workshop there will be plenty of other opportunities to engage with the project throughout the year ahead.

If you are interested in participating please email Chris Bull on to express your interest, and if you know of anyone else that would be interested, by all means bring them along!


Student Clinics to be led by Principal Ed Byrne

King’s has recently launched a student engagement programme with the President & Principal, Edward Byrne, and Vice-Principal, Karen O’Brien, holding student clinics and faculty sessions. A student clinic will be held on alternating campuses in the autumn and spring terms, giving you an opportunity to raise any concerns or have a brief chat about your experience at King’s.

The first clinic is being held on the Strand Campus at the Careers Centre, Level 1 of the Macadam Building on March 11, 2015 from 12.30 to 14.00.

This session will provide an opportunity for you to discuss any issues you might have or concerns about your experience at King’s with the following people:

  • President & Principal – Professor Edward Byrne
  • Vice-Principal (Education) – Professor Karen O’Brien
  • Director of Student Services – Chris Shelley
  • President of KCLSU – Sebastiaan Debrouwere

The clinic will be run on a first come, first served basis, and you will be allocated an appointment on arrival. Refreshments will be available at the event.

Further sessions will run in each faculty over the next 13 months. This will be a chance for students to showcase their work and have a half hour Q&A session with the Principal and Karen O’Brien.