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King's Experience Awards

King's Experience Global Award

The Global Award is based on your own experiences. So, this is a great Award to focus on if you have already completed a Study Abroad programme, learnt a language or volunteered with different communities locally or globally.

Completing the Award helps you to record your global engagement, reflect upon what you have learnt and evidence this by creating an assessment piece.

Successful completion will be rewarded in the annual King’s Experience Awards Ceremony and it will be recorded on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), which you can showcase to employers.

Course starts on 13th February 2019

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What is “experiential learning”?

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience. As part of your King’s Experience, we want to encourage you to discover new activities that fall outside of your degree.

As part of the Global Award, you are required to complete a minimum of 25 hours of experiential learning. This might sound like a lot, but you can make this up from several activities, and it doesn’t have to be from the same place.

You may be learning a new language, discovering a new cuisine, working with ethnic-community groups in London or even travelling abroad - these all count as experiential learning!

If your experiential learning is specifically in support of refugees or others affected by conflict-driven migration, you may wish to apply instead for the King’s Experience Sanctuary Award

What do I need to do to get the Global Award?

There are three main things that you will need to do:

  1. Complete 25 hours of experiential learning (actual engagement with other cultures)
  2. Reflect on the experience
  3. Create an assessment piece to demonstrate your reflective journey

What will I get out of it?

Successful participation on this Award will enable you: 

  • To engage interculturally and recognise culturally sensitive issues
  • To interpret and explore views and perspectives outside of your own cultural background 
  • To enhance your evaluation, reasoning and reflective analysis skills
  • To become more conscious of the value of equality and diversity 

Useful links

Whilst studying at King's, there are various co-curricular activities that you can take part in. Please see the following links for further information;

• KCLSU and KCLSU Volunteering & Fundraising 
• Study Abroad & Internships
• Modern Languages Centre 
• Widening Participation

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