Serving London and local communities
Through mutually beneficial relationships with London’s diverse communities, we serve the needs of society and aim to make the world a better place.
King’s was established to be distinctive by not simply serving our own concerns or those of our students, but by being committed to benefitting others in the wider world. Service is fiercely embraced and deeply embedded in the ethos of King’s. We ensure our students develop not just intellectually, but also personally, ethically and spiritually, with the character and wisdom to use their knowledge for the benefit of others. Our research portfolio has a demonstrable global impact on society. Institutionally, we continue to open up King’s so we are porous to new ideas, innovations and individuals.
Our partnerships with London bring our commitment to service to life: helping our students develop the values and experiences that will equip them to become the change-makers of tomorrow and our academics generate knowledge locally that has transnational impact; helping communities across London develop skills, capacity and talent; supporting the local communities of which we are a part; and ensuring that the knowledge generated within the university is informed by, and adds value to, the city around us.
King's Scholars works with under-represented pupils, and their parents, from years 7-9 in Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster, aiming to see them go onto highly selective universities.
A community of runners at King's College London who combine group runs with volunteering in our local communities, supporting local charities and older people in need.
KING'S MATHS SCHOOL
Located in the heart of London, this state-funded school is run in partnership with King’s and seeks out gifted students who would not otherwise have access to excellent mathematics teaching.
KING'S LEGAL CLINIC
Law students at King’s College London are making the leap from knowing the law to practising the law in a ground-breaking move that enables them to serve the university’s wider communities.
King’s College London's SMILE Society educate local children about keeping their teeth clean – and explain why dentists are nothing to be afraid of.
STAR ACTION FOR REFUGEES
King’s student volunteers support children from refugee backgrounds with their English and school work alongside games, arts and crafts, sports and cooking.
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