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Kickstart your learning

Starting university or a different level of study can be an exciting new adventure, but you may have questions about what your learning will look like. Below you will find key information to help you prepare for learning, engage in research, participate in lone and group study and about different types of assessment at King’s.

Reflection Tool


We've created the Reflection Tool as part of the Starting your studies at King's resource to help you reflect on the different aspects of studying at King’s Through your first weeks and months at King's, you may want to reshape or change your answers. Remember, you won’t know all the answers yet – part of your learning journey is gaining a better understanding of what it is like to study at university. You can use it in different ways to suit you and we suggest you take it to your Personal Tutor meetings to help start discussions. They may be able to answer some of your questions or point you to further support and resources.

Download the Reflection Tool
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