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Student ID card if you are arriving before the main Welcome to King’s period in September 2020

Learn more about your Student ID card if you are arriving before September 2020.   

Student ID card if you are arriving in time for the main Welcome to King’s period in September 2020  

Student ID cards will be posted to your (UK) contact address from Friday 4th September 2020.  

Please ensure you keep your contact address in the UK up to date on Student Records. 

If you are a TIER4 student collecting a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) from King’s you will be able to pick up your Student ID card and BRP from Monday 14th September. More information on how to book an appointment will be available on the Welcome to King’s app and via email.  

If you will not be arriving in the UK in September you will still be able to access everything online as long as you have completed online enrolment. 

Welcome Fortnight

Welcome Fortnight offers a variety of events and inductions for new students arriving at King's in September. All events will be listed on the Welcome to King's App and you will be able to add events you like the sound of to your schedule. The majority of events will be repeated throughout the two weeks, so don't worry if you find you have a clash, just take a look at what's going on throughout both weeks and you should find something that fits. In addition, these events will be recorded for students to revisit or catch up on a session. A passphrase is required to find and download the Welcome to King's App, this will be sent out to new students via email.

Keep checking the Welcome to King's app - over the next couple of weeks we will be adding a range of online events for you to take part in. Read about what to expect below. 

What’s On

Visit our Virtual Welcome Hub which will be live on our Welcome to King's App. Students will have the chance to explore the variety of services offered to support them through their journey at King's. To help students navigate the number of services at King's they have been categorized into the following themes;

Getting Started: The Getting Started Hub includes a variety of services that will help you as you begin your journey at King’s. From setting up your King’s account with IT, registering with the Health Centre to discovering our libraries in time for the start of term.

Service to Society: The Service to Society Hub will introduce you to a variety of initiatives at King’s that aim to make a positive impact on our communities at home in London, across the UK and around the world. Discover ways in which you can contribute, from volunteering in our local communities to acting as a student ambassador.

Building Success: At the Building Success Hub, you'll meet King's Careers & Employability and The Entrepreneurship Institute who will introduce you to the skills you need to thrive, no matter what the future has in store. Whether you have a career in mind, want to start a business, or your future job doesn't even exist yet, we're here to support you in developing your ideas, skill, employability and success for your time at King's and beyond.

Wellbeing: The Wellbeing Hub has been introduced this year in light of the current climate to ensure the mental health and wellbeing of those within the King’s community. Discover the different forms of support available to you throughout your journey at King’s, from counselling services to meeting our campus chaplaincy.

Time to Chill: The Time to Chill Hub is a space where you can explore and interact with services such as King’s Sport, King’s Food and KCLSU. Learn about the multitude of activities, games and societies you can participate in both during Welcome Fortnight and throughout your time at King’s.

As Welcome Events take on a new virtual presence, students will have the chance to get to know their peers as well as our King's staff. Welcome Events are an opportunity for students to engage with a range of services offered at King's. Services will hold sessions, activities and workshops for students to gain a more detailed insight into the support they can expect during their time at the university. We hope these events will help build excitement for a students time at King's and feel welcomed into the King's community.

International Orientation has taken on a new virtual presence this year, students will be able to explore all the information and events via the Welcome to King's App. Students will be able to take part in Immigration talks, sessions on life in London and UK culture, as well as socialize with their peers during virtual cafés. A virtual Q&A session will also take place for students to ask any questions they have about studying at King's or life in London.

Most students will have a faculty and/or departmental induction when they begin their course which are compulsory and you must attend. Information about these inductions is located on the Welcome to King's App.

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