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Welcome and introduction

Hello and welcome to Starting your studies at King's. Here you will find some key information to help you prepare for studying at university as well as a downloadable tool that you can use to reflect and note questions on. First we would like to introduce you to Rosanna who will tell you more about this resource and how you can use it. As mentioned in the video, we recommend downloading the Starting your studies at King's: Reflection Tool to help you reflect on your academic skills and different aspects of your transition to King's.

Starting your studies: Reflection Tool


This tool is structured to fit with this Starting your studies at King's resource, and you can use this tool in different ways to suit you: as you’re going through the resource or at the end, and you can add to it or change your answers throughout your first weeks and months at King's, so download it and keep it in a safe place. We suggest you take it to your Personal Tutor meetings, to help you start discussions and reflect on how you’re building your knowledge and skills over time. They may be able to answer some of your questions or point you to further support and resources. This won't be assessed as part of your programme.

Starting your Studies: Reflection Tool (pdf)
Learning to research

In this section you will find out about what research is, what a research-led university is and how you will engage with research as a student.

Preparing for learning

Here you will find out more about what it is like to study at university, tips on how to manage your time effectively and what your and others roles are in your learning.

Participating in learning

In this section you will learn more about independent study, some of the types of learning environments you will encounter, working with others and how to confidently speak up in class.

Demonstrating your learning

In this section you will discover more about how assessment works at university, the types of assessment you will encounter, what feedback is and what you can do with it.

Where to go next

There are some key resources you will want to access to support you with your studies and which cover in more detail the information you have read through here.

Where next
New students

Welcome to King's College London. Whether you're an undergraduate, postgraduate, or a PhD candidate, these pages will give you the information you need to get started at King's.

New students