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Support for Under-represented Groups


King’s Careers & Employability are fully committed to supporting, empowering and levelling the playing field for our students, research staff and graduates from all backgrounds and communities. We also recognise that students at King's from marginalised groups might face particular difficulties in their career journey and are committed to promoting equality of access.

Digital Support

We have a range of high-quality digital resources on our KEATS pages, which are linked below.



Careers+ is a programme of additional careers related activities and support for students from historically underrepresented groups in Higher Education. ​

Careers+ includes… 

These longer, 30-minute appointments with our Widening Participation Careers Consultants, can help you discover what you want to do, help you focus your current ideas or put your plans into action. These appointments are bookable two weeks in advance and delivered either remotely via MS Teams or in person at our Strand Careers Centre in Bush House.

Visit King's CareerConnect to book Careers+ apppointments

The Student Opportunity Fund grants students funding to undertake educational projects or initiatives and help transform their future career and study aspirations. The Student Opportunity Fund (SOF) has ringfenced 20% of the funding specifically for Black students (including from Black African, Black Caribbean, Black Other and Black Mixed backgrounds); this positive action has been employed to address the specific disadvantages Black graduates face including the awarding gap and in graduate outcomes. In doing so, we are striving towards levelling the playing field across the different demographics, as students move from university into their careers.

Find out more here

This programme aims to connect first year students (mentees) with those in their second year and beyond (mentors) to help them begin to think about their careers and put together a plan of action. The Careers Mentoring Programme is specifically for students from under-represented backgrounds and seeks to also help them feel a sense of community and belonging whilst they consider their career aspirations.

Discover more about our Careers Mentoring Programme on KEATS



 Applying for Careers+

Please note due to the source of funding, this programme is only available to disabled students and recent graduates, or UK-fee paying students (eligible for UK student loans) who meet one of the criteria below:

  • I am in receipt of the King's Living Bursary
  • I live or have lived in care
  • None of my parents/carers attended university
  • I am Black, Asian, Diverse Heritage student or recent graduate
  • I am an estranged student or recent graduate
  • I am a forced migrant
  • I am from a Gypsy, Roma or Traveller heritage
  • I am a young carer
  • I am a mature learner (beginning your first undergraduate degree at the age of 21 or over)
  • I have taken part in Realising Opportunities, K+, IntoUniversity, or a Sutton Trust Summer School
  • I am or have been a holder of the Sanctuary Scholarship/ Jesus the Light Sanctuary Scholarship
  • I am on the or have been on the Extended Medical Degree Programme or the Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme
  • I am or have been in receipt of a means-tested NHS bursary

You will find the registration form for Careers+ in the 'forms' section of your King's CareerConnect homepage.

Go to King's CareerConnect.

As a minority, I felt intimidated and directionless even thinking about careers considering the fierce competition and systemic biases that are unfortunately still pervasive. Careers+ was a transformative tool in reshaping my perception of my careers journey by equipping me with the skills, support and confidence to even get started. The programme really puts the individual needs and welfare of each student at the centre of everything they do.

Fatima Malik, Careers+ Student (English BA)

Get in Touch

If you experience any barriers to engaging with us or you would like to discuss any matters relating to diversity and inclusion, get in touch.

+44 (0)20 7848 7134

BH(SE) 5.15, Bush House South East Wing, Strand, London WC2R 1AE




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