At the beginning of the academic year, all international students are invited to attend King’s central orientation as well as a specific IoPPN session. These are designed to ease you into life in London, King’s and the IoPPN and to help you meet staff and students from across the College.
The Buddy Scheme
Each year we offer overseas students the opportunity to be put in touch with a current PhD or postdoctoral student who will be a friendly point of reference as you prepare to come to London and as you settle into life at the IoPPN. If you have applied for a programme at the IoPPN and have been made an offer, you will receive an email from us once you have enrolled.
The Education Support Team
The Education Support Team is the first point of contact for current and prospective students at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. The team works closely with relevant departments across the College to provide an efficient and responsive service for students and staff.
Student Advice and International Student Support
King's Student Advice and International Student Support team are here to provide support in the form of immigration advice and orientation sessions, as well as assistance with all welfare-related topics. Advice is offered on a one-to-one basis, in a confidential setting and they also run group information workshops about various options such as how to stay and work in the UK after your studies and how to extend your student visa.
Student Services, a one-stop-shop for information, advice and documentation has sites across the College sites, including at the Denmark Hill campus, where the IoPPN is located.
All courses at the IoPPN have a student representative, who represents current students within the department at the Student Forum. Course representatives meet regularly at the Student Forum to discuss any issues that arise during the year, concerns or plans, they also organise regular events.