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King’s Edge is a programme of extracurricular initiatives and events available to all students, including internships and volunteering opportunities, languages courses, community organising and much more.

All of the initiatives will support you to further develop and show evidence of knowledge, attributes, skills and experiences that we know employers value.

It is recognised that doing something future-focused or personally meaningful right now also brings positive benefits towards your immediate wellbeing and develops and strengthens your connections at King’s.

Choose from a range of options to develop specialist and transferrable skills like critical thinking, problem-solving and digital skills. You’ll benefit from King’s unique connections and networks in a programme that allows you to stand out from the crowd.

King’s Edge will run throughout spring and summer 2021, giving you flexibility to choose and take courses at a time that suits you. More courses will be added during the summer. You can see a full list of opportunities below, along with a tool to help you reflect on what you have gained from taking part.

Get the King’s Edge coming out of this year, preparing you for whatever is next.

 

Get the King's Edge

Choose from a range of courses to learn, develop your skills and connect with others. More courses will be added during the summer.

  • Academic Skills for Learning Workshops logo

    Academic Skills for Learning Workshops

    A variety of workshops to support you as you develop your academic skills, whether you are an undergraduate or a taught postgraduate student.

  • Academic Skills Support logo

    Academic Skills Support

    Get academic skills support by a dedicated team of PhD tutors. Sessions include academic writing, scientific writing, academic reading and statistics.

  • BeActive logo

    BeActive

    BeActive is the social and recreational physical activity programme available to all students, with over 80 activities every week.

  • Blackbullion Money Resources logo

    Blackbullion Money Resources

    Develop financial confidence and knowledge through this digital financial education platform that supports better decision making.

  • Creative Digital Skills logo

    Creative Digital Skills

    Develop creative and digital skills alongside leading industry experts from across the cultural sector.

  • Creative Dissertation Walks logo

    Creative Dissertation Walks

    Take a walk around London to develop your creative thinking around writing your Master’s dissertation.

  • Essential Digital Skills logo

    Essential Digital Skills

    Master the digital skills required to support your academic, professional, and personal development.

  • French Taster Course logo

    French Taster Course

    Learn the basics of French and build your confidence in speaking for work and travel.

  • Inside Art & Science logo

    Inside Art & Science

    A micro-course introducing the key 21st-century employability skills of creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.

  • Language Course: Arabic logo

    Language Course: Arabic

    Discover a new language and develop basic skills that will allow you to communicate in everyday situations.

  • Language Course: French logo

    Language Course: French

    Discover a new language and develop basic skills that will allow you to communicate in everyday situations.

  • Language Course: German logo

    Language Course: German

    Discover a new language and develop basic skills that will allow you to communicate in everyday situations.

  • Language Course: Italian logo

    Language Course: Italian

    Discover a new language and develop basic skills that will allow you to communicate in everyday situations.

  • Language Course: Russian logo

    Language Course: Russian

    Discover a new language and develop basic skills that will allow you to communicate in everyday situations.

  • Language Course: Spanish logo

    Language Course: Spanish

    Discover a new language and develop basic skills that will allow you to communicate in everyday situations.

  • Move Your Mind logo

    Move Your Mind

    Move Your Mind aims to improve physical and mental health, offering classes, courses and exclusive events.

  • Shots for Hope logo

    Shots for Hope

    Use photography as a force for hope. Send in photos which represent a hopeful sustainability message and links to one of the 17 Sustainability Development…

  • Skill Up/Look Sharp logo

    Skill Up/Look Sharp

    Skill Up/Look Sharp is a seven week email newsletter series, based around our Seven Skills of an Entrepreneurial Mindset.

  • Spanish Taster Course logo

    Spanish Taster Course

    Learn the basics of Spanish and build your confidence in speaking for work and travel.

  • Sustainability Listening Campaign logo

    Sustainability Listening Campaign

    Help shape upcoming sustainability projects by signing up to a 1:1 conversation and have your ideas #MakeADifference to the future of sustainability at King’s.

 

King's Edge events

Learn more about what makes you employable

Being able to identify and articulate the knowledge, attributes, skills and experience you have acquired at university to employers (and to yourself) is very valuable and will support you in finding career options. Doing this short online course will help you to think about what knowledge, attributes and skills you already have and how to add those you gain from the King’s Edge experiences, so that later on in your job hunt you will be able explain to recruiters why you are perfect for their role.

 

More King's Edge courses to come

Discover the full King’s Edge programme. Registration for these opportunities will open soon.

  • Parliamentary Placement Scheme logo

    Parliamentary Placement Scheme

    A programme providing King’s PhD students with an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the use of research with Parliamentarians in the House of Lords.