King's London Stories
King’s College London has launched the first edition of an annual publication highlighting the projects, partnerships, research and student initiatives that demonstrate how King’s is helping London to address its challenges and opportunities.
London Stories demonstrates the breadth and depth of King’s commitment and connectivity to the city in which we live, work and learn. One of the five underpinning pillars of King’s Vision 2029 is its London ambitions: for the university to make a valuable contribution to the capital’s health and success through collaborations that both draw London into King’s and put King’s expertise to work in ways that have meaning for London. By 2029, King’s aims to be regarded throughout the world as London’s leading civic university.
London Stories demonstrates some of the many ways in which King’s is delivering on its ambition to contribute to London’s health and success, fulfilling its role as a major institution at the heart of the capital. The publication features, amongst other stories:
- King’s Maths School. A state-funded school in south London that is one of the highest-achieving in the UK, run in partnership with King’s.
- King’s Legal Clinic. A service from King’s law students offering free legal advice to the public (and a valuable hands on learning experience).
- The Thames Plastic Lab. Bringing together King’s academics in the Departments of Geography, Chemistry and Informatics, King’s students, an artist-in-residence and London schools to highlight the impact of plastic waste on our environment.
- K+. King’s flagship widening participation programme supporting students from non-selective state schools across London and Greater London.
- Urban Mind. An app that gathers data on city living to understand how urban environments affect mental wellbeing, developed in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, with external partners.
- Commission on London. A two-year King’s Policy Institute study which looks at future challenges and issues facing London and their possible solutions.
The publication can also be downloaded as a pdf file here.