Make a difference at King's
Science Gallery London Young Leaders
A group of Young Leaders help shape Science Gallery London on Guy’s campus at King’s and guide its work and future direction. To apply you just need to be aged between 15 and 25 and either study at King’s or live, work or study in the boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth.
King’s Civic Challenge
King’s Civic Challenge is an annual competition that invites students, staff and local communities to make a lasting difference by teaming up to co-create imaginative solutions to local challenges. Your ideas could span anything from tackling homelessness or child malnutrition to addressing air quality in King’s local boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster. You can even win funding and support to get your ideas off the ground.
King’s Experience Awards
If you’re looking to go far in life and change the world of tomorrow, the King’s Experience Awards are a good place to start’. The awards cover three themes that are at the heart of King’s: service, leadership and research. Maybe you’ve travelled abroad, volunteered locally or even started your own business. Make these experiences count by completing a King’s Experience Award and earn recognition for it on your Higher Education Achievement Report. You’ll be introduced to different ways of learning and gain a broad range of skills.
Widening Participation Ambassadors
Help inspire students from underrepresented backgrounds to consider applying to university. You could support a Summer School or give a school a guided tour of King’s campuses. It’s proven that interaction with student ambassadors is one of the most effective ways of raising aspirations and encouraging people to consider applying to university – be a part of it.
King’s Civic Leadership Academy
Take part in King’s flagship social mobility programme ‘King’s Civic Leadership Academy’ and team up with charities to address their strategic problems. The programme provides leadership training, mentorship and aims to connect the next generation of changemakers.
Support young people to realise their ambitions into higher education and help them to aim high and achieve their potential by volunteering as a peer to peer mentor. IntoUniversity provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. King’s supports the Lambeth centre and you could make a real difference to a young person.
King’s Legal Clinic
King’s Legal Clinic offers free legal advice to King’s local communities. Students enrolled on a law programme at The Dickson Poon School of Law can volunteer for the Clinic, either as a Student Adviser working on client cases, under the supervision of a qualified lawyer, or as a Student Administrator.
Hot Chocolate Society
The Hot Chocolate Society is a non-profitable society founded by students of King’s to target and extend a helping hand to rough sleepers across central London.
KCL Student Action for Refugees (STAR)
Student Action for Refugees (STAR) is a student-run organisation that aims to raise awareness of refugee issues and promote integration of refugees and asylum seekers into society. KCL STAR has volunteering opportunities twice a week in Battersea, working with children and young people from refugee backgrounds.
Do you want to gain leadership experience and cross-sector skills while supporting a cause you’re passionate about? If you’re interested in becoming a charity board member sign up here for updates about the Board Bank student pilot.
The King’s Factor
Are you a maths superstar? Do you want to impart your mathematical genius to the next generation? King’s Factor is a unique maths after-school club, hosted by King’s, where year 12 and 13 students from across London are provided with an opportunity to enrich their mathematics in a challenging and supportive environment. You can join the programme by becoming a student tutor and sharing your wisdom.
Do you want to tackle global issues like air pollution in Tanzania or local issues like refugee unemployment in London? Join King’s College Enactus who use enterprise to solve pressing local and international challenges. You’ll have the unique opportunity to work with King’s Entrepreneurship Institute and corporate sponsors like EY, Google and Amazon.