General policies and guidance
King’s has made a clear commitment to equality of opportunity in all its activities and is consistent with the specific aims in our Race Equality Policy.
King's is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all areas of its work.
In order to achieve this aim, the College will seek to:
Ensure that prospective and current students, job applicants and members of staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without any unjustified discrimination on grounds of age, sex, disability, family circumstances, race, colour, nationality, citizenship, ethnic origin, social and economic status, religious belief, sexual orientation, marital status or other irrelevant distinction;
Promote good relations between individuals from different groups;
Recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within both its current and potential staff and student body;
Foster a culture based on trust and mutual respect;
Undertake a programme of action to make equality policies effective;
Monitor progress towards achieving equality of opportunity on a regular basis;
Communicate to staff, students, associates and others the promotion of equal opportunities and College procedures to sustain it.
In seeking to deliver a commitment to equal opportunities, King's has established a co-operative network which includes:
the College’s Equality Policies Development & Training Officer and
Disability Co-ordinator, and the Disability Co-ordinators within each School.
Responsibility for ensuring that the College fulfils its legal and statutory duties in respect of equality and diversity is devolved by the College Council to the Audit Committee.
The Principal’s Central Team also receives regular reports to ensure that senior management are informed about their responsibilities in this respect. Management responsibility for equality and diversity resides within the Governance Support Team in Academic Services.
The College recognises that all of its members have a duty to support and commit to its equality and diversity principles to ensure that these are embedded within College policies, procedures and practices.
Students with disabilities
If you have a disability or dyslexia and you are thinking of studying at King’s, the College will aim to support you in a number of ways.
London has a huge amount to offer any student and accessible social venues, theatres and cinemas are more widely available than ever.
The College’s estate is a mixture of old and new buildings, so if you feel physical access may be an issue, it’s a good idea to arrange an information visit. This is a useful way of finding out about any needs you may have in relation to your chosen programme. This can be arranged before you apply, by contacting the Disability & Dyslexia Service or the Disability Adviser in the relevant School. The visit is separate to any open day you might attend.
If you choose King’s and want to make a formal application, your academic merit, potential and abilities will be considered first and foremost. You will be asked on the application form about a disability and it is helpful to let us know at this stage (and also when applying for College accommodation), so that we can aim to support you in the best way possible. Students on some programmes with ‘fitness to practice’ criteria, for example medicine, will also be required to complete a health questionnaire.
When you tell us about a disability on your application form and you are then offered a place at King’s, you should receive a letter and a form to fill in to tell us about any specific support you might need. Your offer pack will also include a Disability & Dyslexia Guide, giving more details of what King’s can offer you.
Alternatively, you can contact the Disability & Dyslexia Service or the relevant School Disability Adviser for advice before arriving at the College in September.