Sources of help
We hope that your time at King’s will be enjoyable and trouble-free. However, like most of us, you may run into occasional difficulties. Your personal tutor should always be your first port of call, but there are also plenty of other sources of help.
Don't keep things bottled up - there are plenty of sources of help and people willing to support you. No matter how small the issue, get in touch with one of the groups below and make sure you have the support you need.
Your Personal Tutor
Every student will be allocated a personal tutor when starting at King’s. Your personal tutor should be your go-to person for any problems or issues, as well as helping you think about your progress and future.
Your personal tutor should:
- Be a responsible person in whom you can confide
- Meet you each term in order to discuss your progress
- Assist you in finding solutions to problems that you feel may affect your life at King’s
- Recommend other services that may be better placed to assist you with a specific problem
In person: You can visit your personal tutor in their office during their office hours or email them to arrange an appointment.
Email: You can find the contact details for your personal tutor at https://mykcl.kcl.ac.uk/
Student Services is a cross-campus support service for all students. It is based in libraries and can provide you with practical support and information you need to navigate through your studies and any personal issues that may arise.
The Counselling Service is here to help you cope with personal, emotional problems, whether or not they actually affect your studies. If there is such a problem, the sooner you deal with it the better.
KCLSU Advice centre are the free, independent and impartial advice service if you’re having academic related problems or experiencing personal circumstances affecting your studies.
The Disability Support Team
The Disability Support Team provides students with information, advice and guidance on disability support issues. This includes long term medical conditions or disabilities which may need personal or technical support during your time at King’s.