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Benefits

As King’s alumni, you are free to make the most of a whole host of benefits, professional development opportunities and exclusive discounts.

Alumni discounts

  • Write your will online for free with professional support from Farewill, the largest will writer in the UK. Available to alumni in England and Wales.
  • 15% off evening language courses at the King's Language Centre.
  • A discount on membership to King's Gyms (select one of the 'community' options when choosing your membership type).
  • 10% off subscriptions to The Economist.
  • 20% off flower delivery in London from Flower Station with the code kingscollege.
  • 10% off classes with Obby with the code KCLALUMNI10.
  • 100% discount for your first lesson with Preply, a website where you can book online lessons in languages including English, German and Chinese with certified tutors around the world.
  • Free 12-month multi-car cover from Assist Protect (normally £29).
  • Beams is on a mission to solve the home renovation market by providing homeowners with simpler, greener renovation. They have extended an invitation to King's Alumni to join their early customer programme where there are limited spots for a 20% discount off your entire renovation project. Apply now to be considered for the programme. Please insert 'King's Alumni' in the box which asks 'who referred you to Beams' and you will be given prioritised access to the early customer programme.
  • All alumni are entitled to access at 10% discount on all room bookings. Please contact King's Venues for more information.

King's Connect 

  • King’s Connect is the gateway to your King’s community wherever you are in the world.

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Alumni access to JSTOR, campuses, libraries and King’s gyms are just some of the exclusive benefits available to you on King's Connect.

King's alumni have access to our libraries (during staffed hours) and campuses. To gain access, simply show security your King's Connect account profile page upon arrival (make sure you have an image of yourself set as your profile picture; if you do not, please bring photo ID with you for identification purposes).

Alumni+ users will be provided with an ID card for swipe access outside of staffed hours (subject to library opening times) and will be able to borrow up to 5 books (you can take out up to five books in one go but you’re only allowed to have a total of five books on your account).

Always bring your Alumni+ card and a form of ID with you if you would like to visit our libraries outside library staffed hours, or if you wish borrow books. If you have forgotten your Alumni+ card, you can still visit during library staffed hours by showing your King's Connect account to security. You will not be able to borrow books without your Alumni+ ID card.

Alumni have access to a range of online resources through VERA PCs, which can be found in all of our libraries. For more information on what resources can be accessed through these PCs, please visit: http://libguides.kcl.ac.uk/az.php?t=17117

For more information and updates, please visit our Libraries & Collections pages via the link below.

Libraries & Collections

Help develop the next generation of King’s alumni or find a mentor to support you in your chosen career.

Keen to continue your research beyond studying at King’s? Alumni access to JSTOR or Refworks are just some of the exclusive benefits available in our Benefits Group.

King's Connect

Search for contacts by industry, job function, subject studied, year of graduation, location or area of expertise, create or join groups and start conversations. King’s Connect is open to all King’s alumni and students and you can join using your Google, LinkedIn or Facebook account.

King's Connect

 

Entrepreneurship

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Professional development

There are a wide range of offers and benefits available to help you with your career or further study.

The AKC (Associateship of King’s College) is available to alumni as a Distance Learning Programme. The AKC remains unique to King’s, and therefore this opportunity is exclusive to our students and alumni. We frequently receive requests from alumni to take the AKC, and especially from those who graduated from other Colleges which later merged with King’s. The fee is just £525 per year for the 2021/2 academic year (£1,575 for the whole course), which is to cover administration costs and other expenses. In 2022/3 the fee will be £550 per academic year (£1650 in total). Please see below for details of how to apply. Places are limited to 50 participants a year, so early application is strongly encouraged. The AKC is a three-year course which students take alongside their undergraduate or postgraduate programme of study, which the Distance Learning AKC will follow. Each year consists of two units. Units are a series of lectures focusing on a particular subject area - for example, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Migration, Mental Health, or Art and the Sacred. The first unit is taken in the Autumn term, and the second in the Spring term. Each unit is then assessed by one essay, both of which must be completed by the Easter of that academic year. This marks an exciting development of the College’s distinctive tradition. The AKC is the original award of the College, and has been taught continuously since King’s was founded in 1829. Students who successfully complete the AKC programme are eligible for election by the Academic Board, on behalf of the College Council, as Associates of King’s College. AKC lectures are now followed by over 2000 King’s students and staff each academic year.

Applications for the Distance Learning AKC are now open. You may apply via a simple online process (details below).

If you would like to contact the AKC office, please email the AKC administrator at akc@kcl.ac.uk.

To apply for the AKC

Visit the Application Portal

Register for an account

Create a new application

Search in Programme Name for ‘AKC’

Apply Now

We have introduced a new way of officially recognising our amazing alumni volunteers in a digital way, made possible through a partnership with the digital certification platform, Accredible.

Digital Credentials

Online courses provided by King's College London, including our growing selection of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

King's Online

King's is a university led by research, and is globally renowned for its expertise in many fields. As such, we would like to reach out to as many potential students as possible, but recognise that not everyone can enrol as a full-time student.

Summer Sessions allow our expert staff within the academic departments at King's to reach out to new audiences during June and July, when the university is at it's quietest. These sessions in turn enable attendees to access cutting-edge research within those academics' particular fields of interest or occupation.

These sessions have been designed with working professionals in mind, from early career academics to business professionals. All attendees benefit from a range of networking, social and cultural activities during the course - including a welcome event and closing ceremony.

Alumni are entitled to a discount on tuition fees.

King’s alumni are entitled to a 15% discount on Executive Education programmes at King’s Business School.

Executive Education

Kogan Page online learning courses provide expert advice to help alumni get to grips with specific workplace skills. King’s alumni can claim a 20% discount.

Kogan Page

Are you looking for mentoring and career advice from professional King’s alumni? Or are you a seasoned professional eager to pass on your knowledge to the next generation? Find out more about the King's Connect mentoring programme.

You can choose one of 26 languages to study and there are six different levels, from beginner to near expert. You could find yourself learning Arabic, Hindi, Swedish, British Sign Language or Urdu, to name just a few.

You can fit in your studies around work and family commitments, with courses taking place on weekday evenings and Saturdays.

Each level is taught in three parts and you can choose a standard or intensive pathway:

The standard pathway is taught once a week in a 90 minute class for 10 weeks (Monday-Friday) The intensive pathway is taught once a week in a 180 minute class over a five week period (Wednesday and Saturday) Each part is booked separately, but if you commit to studying all three parts, you will receive an additional 30% discount.

Lessons take place across London at the Strand, Waterloo, Guy's and Denmark Hill campuses.

Modern Language Centre

Our ‘King's How to...’ webinars bring together expert alumni from all over the world to pass on their knowledge to you.

You can find tips from our past events on our YouTube Playlist

This ranges from How to... start a venture, grow your professional network, eat well, be well, be innovative, be creative, make good mistakes and make the world your oyster

YouTube Playlist for King's How to...Series

The Entrepreneurship Institute aims to develop entrepreneurial thinking, skills and experiences amongst King’s students, staff and alumni. Their hugely successful and award-winning King’s20 Accelerator is back and will soon be taking applications.

The 12-month accelerator programme supports 20 high-potential ventures a year and offers office space, mentorship and practical support worth up to £60,000. The programme runs from September 2019 to September 2020 with a demo day for 100 leading investors held in June.

The accelerator programme is worth £60,000 in cash and in-kind, and includes:

- Three month intensive accelerator based around week-long sprint challenges.

- Nine months of follow-on including investor events every two weeks.

- Seven expert mentors (growth hacker, designer, technologist, investor and two leadership coaches) available each week, as well as regular external mentors.

- Access to £130,000 grant funding.

- Regular events and connections with the Entrepreneurship Institute's network of 200+ investors.

- Desk space for up to five team members.

- Two residential trips to learn leadership skills.

- A package worth £20,000 including 12-months free accounting, £15,000 cloud credits, Facebook credits, free marketing videos.

Alumni from any year or faculty are welcome to apply with start-up ideas from any sector. The accelerator is based in King’s new Bush House building, 30 Aldywch.

Visit the King's20 website for more information, and visit the application page to apply for the 2019/20 programme. Applications open on 15 April and close at 23:59 (GMT) on 9 June.

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King's Connect

King’s Connect

King's Connect is the new gateway to your King's community wherever you are in the world.

 

 

Further reading

Obituaries

30 January 2024

Obituaries 2024

Obituaries received from your fellow alumni for the year 2024.