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Affiliate Accounts
King’s Affiliate Account Request: New, renew or convert accounts

If you work closely with, but are not directly employed by King’s, you may be eligible for an affiliate account, which will give you access to King’s systems and resources. Affiliate staff are colleagues who don't appear on King’s HR records, and therefore do not automatically qualify for a King’s email address. 

If you think you are eligible for an affiliate account you should ask your King's sponsor to request one via the self-service portal on Helix.

A range of affiliate account management tasks can be completed using the online form available at, choosing the "King’s Affiliate Account Request" option. 

  • If a new affiliate requires a King's email address, an affiliate account will be needed. Please complete this form on the user's behalf and select 'Application for a new affiliate account'. 
  • If you already have an affliliate account and wish to renew it or if you are renewing it on behalf of a colleague, please select 'Application to renew an affiliate account'.
  • If you currently have a standard account and are due to leave the employment of King’s, but still require an association with King’s, please select “Convert my standard account to an affiliate account”.
  • This form can also be used if you have both a standard and an affiliate account and you would like to merge the two. Please select the relevant conversion option as appropriate.

Please note that typically, Professional Services affiliate accounts are valid for one year, Teaching or Research accounts are valid for three years. Account holders will receive an email to their affiliate account to warn them when their account is due to expire and may wish to set up mail forwarding if they are unlikely to check it regularly.

If you require any assistance with the form please contact the IT Service Desk on 020 7848 8888 or email

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