IB World Student Conference 2017 Highlights

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This summer we were the proud hosts of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Student Conference. From 6-12 August students from around the globe studied the theme, ‘Well-being in a healthy world: personal responsibility and global health’.

During their time with us students were treated given talks by a number King’s faculty; Dr Jamie Barras from the Engineering Department, King’s entrepreneurs and Professor Anthea Tinker. As well as this they heard from an external relations officer for the UNHCR UK team.

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It wasn’t just academic talks that the IBWSC students took part in. On the first full day of programme it was out of the classroom and into London for a Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour. And lunch time was full of activities too with optional yoga lessons and a running club- which ended up in a group photo side the Houses of Parliament. A photography scavenger hunt along the Southbank and a goodbye party (with added Krispy Kreme’s) were some of the social highlights from the programme.

Undergraduate Summer School Students- What’s Next?

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Many congratulations and thank you to those of you who attended the King’s College London Undergraduate Summer School this year! This blog post is to update you on the next steps and what to expect over the next few months.

August
Examiners will have begun marking your work, and if you have met the minimum attendance you will be sent an official Record of Agreed Results (a transcript of your grades). To make sure this is sent to the right place please check that your home address is listed correctly on your Student Records account. If not, please log into your record online and edit the address by Sunday 27 August.

September
You should be able to see your assessment results on KEATS by the very end of this month.

October
Record of Agreed Results (a transcript of your grades) sent to your registered postal address by the end of October. You will be sent one copy of your transcript from King’s to the address you have supplied us in your original application. If you would prefer for this to be sent directly to your home institution please ensure this information has been updated fully in your King’s student record. You can visit our e-store via the King’s website if you need to purchase additional copies of your transcript.

November
If you are interested in coming back to King’s – the 2018 Summer School programme will be available to view online from the beginning of November.

We hope you have enjoyed your Summer School experience and we hope to see you again in the future.

Summer School 2017: Session Two Highlights (Part One)

first dayHello from everyone in the King’s College London Summer Programmes team. This week began with welcoming our Session Two Undergraduate Summer School students, as well as over one hundred students who are studying on our JESIE programme.

We’ve held our second Instahunt, chatted with students at the welcome event, explored Trafalgar Square and attended a performance of Much Ado About Nothing with our Theatrical London class at Shakespeare’s Globe.

So here are just a few photo highlights from this week of the summer school. And if you you want to keep up to date with the goings on at the summer school you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and find us on Instagram.

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Undergraduate Summer School 2017: Session One Highlights (Part Two)

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Hello from everyone at the King’s College London Summer Programmes team. Today marks the end of the second week for our Session One Undergraduate Summer School students.

This week has been full of lots of exciting activities, both in and outside the classroom. We’ve held an Arts & Humanities, Law and Business careers panels- where professionals from those industries came in to speak to our students about their industry. Our Summer School promotional video has also been filming in and around campus, capturing students in the classroom and outside of it during their module excursions. And finally we’ve also had our Boat Party along the River Thames.

So here are just a few photo highlights from this week of the summer school. And if you you want to keep up to date with the goings on at the summer school you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and find us on Instagram.

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Undergraduate Summer School 2017: Session One Highlights (Part One)

Hello from everyone at the King’s College London Summer Programmes team. This week signalled the start of our Undergraduate Summer School, and believe us it’s been a busy one.

We’ve welcomed hundreds of students, held our very own Instagram style scavenger hunt and began the first week of classes. Here are just a few photo highlights from this week of the summer school.

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King’s Summer Weekends

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New for this year is our King’s Summer Weekends. We are working with the prestigious Tate Britain and National Archives to give you two programmes, aimed at those who are intellectually curious.These stimulating and informative bite-size courses are designed to fit around your personal and professional commitments.

Our Summer Weekend with Tate Britain will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Britain as well as Tate Britain’s ground-breaking exhibition ‘Queer British Art, 1861-1967′.

Speakers from King’s College London and Tate Britain will be joined by independent artists to discuss a wide range of genres from painting, installations and film and dance and literature. A number of the university speakers are part of Queer@King’s, an interdisciplinary research unit comprising colleagues interested in gender and sexuality that launched in 2003. It was recognised as an Arts & Humanities research centre in 2006 and its portfolio of activities continues to grow and to flourish.

This weekend will run on Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18 June 2017 and will also extend to an optional field trip to Charleston on 15 July 2017. This excursion will include a private tour of, and talks, in Berwick Church and to visit the country home of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant of the Bloomsbury Group, whose creative hub of artistic and intellectual activity welcomed guests including Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes and E.M. Forster.

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The second programme is our Summer Weekend with The National Archives.This course is for everyone who wants to expand their research into their family tree. It combines instruction on practical researching techniques with academic insight into how key historic events shape stories across generations.

It is designed to help participants better read the information they discover, expand their investigation beyond the internet to include historical archives and guide them in their interpretation of details such as professions and social status to make their own journeys into their family’s history as rewarding and revealing as possible.

You can apply for both these summer weekends now. The deadline to apply for the King’s Summer Weekend with Tate Britain is 31 May 2017 and the deadline for the King’s Summer Weekend with The National Archives is 30 June 2017. If you have any questions about the programme please email us. Alternatively follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for up to date information about the Summer Programmes Team.

My Summer At King’s- Pablo Nolla

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Summer was arriving and I still hadn’t envisioned what I wanted to do after graduating. I kept thinking maybe university was not for me and I could get my own food truck and become a chef. After all, I still hadn’t found a subject to dedicate three years of my life to. UCAS applications were going to open in early September and I had to make the choice for the summer. I suddenly came to the realisation the best way to decide would be to attend a summer course.

I kept frantically searching and after trying to find the ideal summer camp I finally stumbled on the Pre-University Summer School at King’s. I had never studied politics but being given the opportunity to learn about what moves the world seemed like an amazing opportunity.

Summer came and before I could realise, I was on my way to Waterloo station. When getting to the Stamford Street Apartments I was greeted by a mass of bright orange shirted people, these were the ambassador, KCL students who would be our guides the two following weeks. I was taken to my room where I met my four other flat mates and Spencer, my ambassador. The room had a single bed, a wooden desk, a wardrobe and an inbuilt bathroom. Opposite to my room was the kitchen, which had all the basics and a table with 5 chairs. Aside from keeping some food in the fridge the only utility the kitchen had was to host our daily rendezvous.

Throughout the two weeks, the summer camp organised several activities which were all enjoyable. The first and most memorable was the icebreaker event where we went on a treasure hunt and had to take pictures around the city. Two and a half hours later we were lost somewhere around Borough looking for the London Dungeons. It came to us as a surprise when they announced we hadn’t won (everyone knew we took the best pictures) but the experience of learning about all my flatmates and Spencer was more than enough.

The politics course was taught in the building opposite our accommodation which made travelling easier. The course itself was extremely complete and interesting. We wrote an essay on “The tragedy of the Commons” and created a presentation on the sustainability of New Delhi. It was also during the course where I met students from all over the world such as two friends from New York and who I still keep in contact with. The course was also complemented with several lectures. One of them taught by a postgraduate philosophy student from Kings ended with the whole class arguing about Kant’s philosophy and the “trolley problem”. During this time, we also visited the “Imperial War Museum” where we saw the breath-taking WW1 exhibition which complemented the lecture on the “centenary of the Somme” by professor Spence.

Being fascinated by history and being able to attend the lecture finally made me settle to study War Studies and History at Kings. Since then, I have made KCL my firm choice and hope to meet my offer.

What truly made the experience memorable was the people. Living together and going to class with people you’ve never met before help create a strong friendship bond. Up to today I keep in contact with most of my friends from the summer course and we are trying to organise a trip for this summer. I urge everyone I know (who is in doubt or who wants to see what university life is like) to attend the King’s College summer camp as I believe it’s truly an amazing experience.

Undergraduate Social Programme 2017

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We are excited to announce the details of the Undergraduate Summer School Social Programme for this year. Our team works with the King’s College London Student Union to create a programme that give students the chance to explore London in their free time, whilst making friends from all around the world.

On the first day we are holding a new event for this summer. Our Instahunt is a free event to attend and is a great opportunity to meet new people, explore the city around campus and win prizes. Discover awesome locations around King’s and London, take a photo, upload to Instagram and possibly win a prize. Following on from the Instahunt is our welcome drinks at the Knights Templar, where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat, find out who the winners of the Instahunt are and mingle with fellow Summer Schools students.

Untitled design (2)We have a number of activities that take place during the weekends of the Summer School. For both sessions we have a Saturday day trip to Oxford and Windsor. Explore the beautiful architecture of the city, which is of course  home to the world famous Oxford University. If you wish to attend in Session One you can book your tickets here. For those wishing to attend in Session Two please book your tickets here.

Another full day trip we are holding for this summer is a trip to the fantastic Harry Potter Studio Tour. Explore Leavesden which the film series made it’s home for almost ten years. Take a walk along Diagon Alley, visit Privet Drive and (new for this year) explore the Forbidden Forest. Purchase your ticket for Session One here and Session Two here. Tickets for this event will sell fast so do get in quick.

For those interested in learning more about the city our London walking tours would be a great social programme activity for you. Our Session One walks, which are new for this year, are a Street Art Walking Tour and a Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour. In Session Two we are holding a set of fantastic tours, which were extremely popular with our students last year. The tours for this session are a Harry Potter Walking Tour and a Theatreland Walking Tour.

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As well as weekend activities we also have a number of events taking place during the evenings that you can get involved in. Each session of the Summer School will have a Boat Party on the Thames. Take in the spectacular views as you cruise along the river, with sights such as Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the Shard making an appearance. For students wishing to attend in Session One please book here and Session Two students here.

In addition to this we have tickets to a number of different shows throughout the programme. For those interested in comedy, our night out to the Top Secret Comedy Club is a must see. If you’re interested in these events book your tickets for Session One or Session Two now. This year we are offering students tickets to a West End show and a performance at the Globe Theatre. Details for our West End shows are yet to be announced but you can purchase tickets to the shows at the Globe Theatre already. Session One students will be going to see Romeo & Juliet and Session Two students will be off to watch Much Ado About Nothing.

If you have any questions about any of these events please email us. We also want to see you having a great time at these events, so please do tag and share with us pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #SummeratKings.

India Summer School- Delhi 2017

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In addition to our London offering for the Undergraduate Summer School, we also run modules in India during the summer months. Study an undergraduate-level module, taught by King’s College London in partnership with Lady Shri Ram College, from 29 May- 9 June 2017.

Our two week India Summer School, will be held in Delhi and students will have the opportunity to study either International Relations or Marketing Management with International Marketing.

The International Relations module uses practical case studies to explain approaches to global governance and will allow students to get to grips with the key concepts of international relations.

During the Marketing Management module students will be able to get ahead by learning the key principles of strategic marketing in an international context. This module investigates the external environment in which companies operates and teaches students how to apply the four Ps of marketing, in order to maximise a company’s ability to operate in their marketplace.

The fee for the programme will be £500, which includes lunch and academic excursions. There is a one-off application fee of £40 for students enrolled in higher education institutions outside of India.

The deadline to submit an application to this programme is 1 May 2017 and applications can be submitted here. All students who are enrolling on the India Summer School programme and wish to book accommodation in their city of study should send an email to the India officer for further information.

New Undergraduate Summer School Modules: Maths & Engineering

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We are excited to announce the launch of two more new modules for the 2017 London Undergraduate Summer School, under the subject area of Maths & Engineering.

In Session One (26 June- 14 July 2017) you will have the opportunity to study Applied Maths: Understanding Engineering through Numbers. The focus of this module will be on the application of mathematical methods to a variety of real-world problems from physics and mechanics. The course will be taught by Dr Jordi Alastruey- Arimon and Dr Martin Bishop from the Biomedical Engineering Department here at King’s.

In Session Two (17 July to 4 August 2017) we will be running the Engineering: Creating Technologies that Help People. During this module you will engage in a project which aims to deliver a technical solutions to a challenging task, set by local community groups and NGOs working in sustainable development projects. You’ll learn how undertake these projects, from the initial planning stages to the delivery of an appropriate sustainable solution, whilst learning to manage your time and resources. Dr Jamie Barras from the King’s Department of Informatics will be teaching this module. He has recently written an article about the module for our SummerTimes blog, which you can read here.

You can submit an application for the Undergraduate Summer School now, and will have until 31 May 2017 to do so. If you have any questions about the programme please email us. Alternatively follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for up to date information about the Summer Programmes Team.