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Students and staff are at the heart of our unit, collaboratively creating what cultural competency means to our community and beyond.

The Cultural Competency Unit (CCU) was established in 2021 as part of the College’s Internationalisation Strategy, within which cultural competency is one of the two core values at King’s.

Based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the CCU serves the whole King’s community. We develop and deliver a wide range of student and staff programmes to meet professional and academic developmental needs in cultural competency and we do this with our innovative co-creation ethos.

Our programmes equip our students with culturally competent knowledge, attitudes and skills that are required to thrive in an increasingly global society. They also enable and empower staff, both academics and professionals included, to provide world-class education and services.

The CCU is an interdisciplinary department, composed of faculty members from across King's. The diverse expertise we galvanise covers arts and humanities, sociology, cultural studies, applied linguistics, education, and healthcare. The CCU is rapidly becoming a research powerhouse, generating both new knowledge and new ways to transform local and international communities. 

Meet the team



Affliated Members


PhD Students



Generating new knowledge and ways to transform local and international communities.



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