King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the tradition of the Church of England. It now welcomes staff and students of all faiths and beliefs.
King's is in The Complete University Guide's Top Ten for:
King’s offers a range of core research facilities across the Health Schools. This provides access to essential technology and equipment to facilitate and enhance research conducted by King’s scientists and external researchers.
The activities of the core facilities are overseen by the Core Facilities User Group (CORFU). This provides support, monitors performance and integrates roles with Biomedical Research Centre core facilities.
The group meets monthly to evaluate the quality of existing core facilities and to assess the demand for new services through user surveys and user proposals.
Each faculty at King's is supported by a Careers Consultant who focuses on employment within that area and can offer targeted support throughout your time at King’s and for up to two years after graduation.
Students can book one-on-one appointments with a Careers Consultant to discuss possible career options - this involves an exploration of the student’s interests and motivations, as well as exploring the labour market.
We also have a lot of careers fairs here at King's: Law, Finance, Consulting, Technology, Part-time work, Internships, to name just a few. These will all take place in the Autumn term and provide the perfect opportunity to meet employers and hear about the opportunities they have to offer.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at King's College London!
While many students will live in a house or flat share with other students or young professionals, there are different options available depending on your personal preferences, budgets and the length of contract you require.
Library Services is a key department within the Directorate of Students and Education Support, supporting the College's teaching, learning, research and administrative activity. Led by the Director, Robert Hall, Library Services has four divisions: Customer Engagement, Collections & Research Support,Learning & Skills and Business & Systems Support.
The support portfolio includes:
Your health is important. Here are a few things to sort out before you start at King’s College London.
When you arrive at your place of study you should register with a local doctor ('GP', General Practitioner) as soon as possible. These doctors are trained and experienced in diagnosing a wide range of health problems.
The King’s Sport Health and Fitness Centre, welcomes students, staff, alumni and members of the public into a welcoming gym environment boasting high quality equipment, exciting classes and great facilities.
Our Centre, refurbished in 2014, features a spin studio, Fitness on Demand and Smart Centre technology and state-of-the art Pulse cardio and strength equipment. Come in and take a look for yourself!
Whether you’ve been doing it for years or feel like trying something new, there are an enormous variety of opportunities where you can get involved, make new friends, have fun and be part of the student community. These include:
King's College London Students' Union (KCLSU) provides both financial and logistical support to help activities run smoothly, but it is up to you how these activities are organised.
KCLSU can also help you get your own student activity group up and running.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), formally known as Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning, incorporates:
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