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Supporting a new student

King's students exiting King's building

The first year of university is an important step in a student’s life. Although an exciting moment, it can also be a daunting experience for new students, as well as their parents, carers and supporters. This page provides more information to help you support new students as they start out on their King’s journey. If you’re a parent, carer, trusted contact or supporter of someone already studying at King’s, please visit our article below for more information, including what to do if you're concerned about them.

I'm a parent of a King's student; what support can they access?Information for parents, carers and supporters of King's applicants

Help a new student get started

New students at King's have a number of tasks they need to complete in order to begin their studies. Visit the articles linked below for more information on some of the most important first steps.

I’m a new student, how do I complete enrolment?It's my first time on campus, how will I collect my student ID card?What should I do if I am arriving late?Paying your tuition fees at King’sWhat vaccines do I need before starting at King’s?What is the academic calendar?

Concerns about a new student


If you’re concerned about a student’s wellbeing, please read our articles below for more information on the support available to them and how you can help.

I'm a parent of a King's student; what support can they access?I’m finding it hard to adjust to university life, what can I do?

Supporting new international students

We are proud to welcome international students from all over the world here at King’s. Studying in a new country can feel disorienting at first, so we hope the resources below can help support new students from overseas when settling into life at King’s.

Immigration & visa adviceSettling into life in London as an international studentInternational Orientation videosOpening a UK bank account as an international student
Three students sitting on steps outside talking.

Safety on campus

At King's, our students' safety is a key priority. Below you'll find more information about how safety is tackled.

Health & Safety ServicesPersonal safety on campus & in LondonCommon scams & fraud; get to know them and how to avoid themKCLSU: Safe and inclusive spaces
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