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Centre for Education

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine has always had a clear mission – to deliver world-class education and research. In order to support continued excellence and innovation in these areas, the Centre for Education was formed to provide educational leadership across the Faculty.

The Centre for Education is led by Co-Directors Prof Helen Collins & Prof Nicki Cohen and is managed by Dr Tania Alcantarilla. The focus is on enhancing the Faculty’s undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes by developing:

  • pedagogy and best practice,
  • initiatives in research, training and curriculum development, and
  • collaborative working within the seven Academic Schools, the two Schools of Education and the Teaching Departments, and the relevant leads in these areas.

As many of the Faculty's undergraduate education programmes draw on expertise across the Faculty's academic structure, the two Schools of Education - i.e., the School of Bioscience Education with its Teaching Departments and the GKT School of Medical Education - are responsible for the coordination and delivery of these programme and are the academic "home" for our students.

King's Undergraduate Medical Education in the Community

The KUMEC Team provides, supports and promotes medical education in community contexts. This is applied through fostering learning opportunities with and for patients, students and community teachers, with the aim of producing caring and well-trained doctors.



Our staff within the Centre for Education.

Museums and Collections

King’s Gordon Museum of Pathology is the largest medical museum in the UK and contains some rare and unique artefacts including Lister’s antiseptic spray and the original specimens of kidneys, adrenal glands and lymph nodes.
The Museum of Life Sciences is located in the Hodgkin Building on Guy's campus and exists to celebrate and explain the diversity of animal and plant life in the context of the biological and health sciences.

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What's happening in the Centre