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Conference Overview

King’s Foundations is proud to host the BALEAP PIM on Collaboration, Power and Influence within EAP and higher education. We invite you to join us at our Strand Campus or online to discuss the issues.

As EAP professionals our work relies on effective collaboration across and beyond the university. However, our willingness to collaborate may not always be reciprocated by faculties, students and other stakeholders. Join us at King’s College London to discuss this issue, consider how power is shared in higher education and exchange ideas on how we can build influence effectively.

Event Schedule

Please download a pdf of the schedule here.

Headshot of Dr Maxine Gilway

Plenary speaker

Dr Maxine Gilway (Director, Centre for Academic Language and Development, University of Bristol)

As well as looking back on 10 years of working with the principle of collaboration as a Centre, Maxine will consider power and influence in the context of the wider university on current issues such as the international student experience, language entry level requirements and the CEFR.


Tickets are purchased directly through the BALEAP site (£20-150).

Pre-arrival Content

In the video below, two KCL  colleagues, Maaya and Jacqui, discuss their reflections on a collaborative project at King's.



Can I attend online?

Yes, the plenary speaker, and one of the three streams will be delivered in a hy-flex fashion.

Are there luggage storage facilities?

Yes, we will have a staffed room available for attendees to leave coats and/or bags.

Is the event catered?

Yes. Tea, coffee and pastries are available on arrival. Tea and coffee during breaks and lunch will be provided. There will be a drinks reception at the end of the day.

Is the venue accessible?

See accessibility guides for the Strand Campus.

What accommodation options are there?

We have residences on site that may have availability.

You can contact the team directly via email here to enquire:

If you do this, to book you also must include the invitation to the conference (e.g. the email we sent you)

Some other nearby options of hotels:

The Strand Palace, 0.3 miles

Club Quarters Hotels, 0.4 miles

Travelodge Covent Garden, 0.5 miles

DoubleTree by Hilton – West End, 0.7 miles

Ibis London Blackfriars, 1.1 miles

Event Sponsors

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About King’s Foundations

King’s Foundations is a leading centre for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and pathway education across the HE sector, accredited by the British Council. As one of the largest providers of pathway education, we welcome over 2,500 students each year across our King’s International Foundation Programmes and our range of Pre-sessional Programmes, with programmes offered online, on campus and in a blended way. We are also responsible for the delivery of Academic Skills provision across the university. This provision is made up of an array of workshops, 1-1 sessions and asynchronous online materials. We also work closely with an increasing number of faculties to deliver further integrated/embedded academic literacy provision.

Our mission is to support a diverse group of learners to achieve their potential at King’s, supporting students to become independent and inquisitive learners. King’s Foundations is home to approximately 100 permanent staff, growing to around 150 during our busy summer months. We champion a forward-thinking approach to education and take a digitally-enabled approach across all aspects of education. Over the last 6 years, the department has seen significant planned growth in support of King’s Vision 2029.

Event details

Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG