We offer a variety of different resources and support for students from underrepresented backgrounds in higher education.
We recognise that students at King's from marginalised groups might face particular difficulties in their career journey. Therefore, we are committed to promoting equality of access and work hard to ensure our services and provision is accessible to all regardless of protected characteristics or personal circumstances.
We have identified that students from underrepresented backgrounds can benefit from additional support and have established a programme called Careers+ for undergraduate UK-domiciled students.
If you do not fit into this category, we also have resources for underrepresented students on KEATS. In addition, we provide longer appointments for students with disabilities. For more information on disability inclusion, visit this page on KEATS.
Careers+ is an exclusive programme of additional careers related activities and support. The programme is tailored to UK domiciled, undergraduate students from under-represented groups in higher education who are currently studying or who have graduated from King's within the last two years.
Careers+ has been established to address the particular needs of these students, supporting them to achieve lifelong success.
If you are a current student, you can discover if you are eligible for Careers+ and how to sign up by visiting the Careers+ page on KEATS.
The main features of Careers+ includes
These longer, 30-minute appointments with our Widening Participation Careers Consultant, 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.
As a Careers+ student, please visit King's CareerConnect to book
Throughout the year we design and deliver bespoke workshops & events, especially for Careers+ students.
King’s Careers & Employability is also delivering ‘Spotlight on Inclusion’ series of events for ALL students.
Visit King's CareerConnect to view all of our events.
The Careers+ Opportunities Newsletters are sent to your KCL student e-mail throughout the year, sharing with you any upcoming projects and work opportunities that you can take part in. These are sent automatically once you have registered and become accepted on to Careers+.
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.