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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 to help you explore 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.

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Explore studying at King's

We've put together articles on Student Services Online to help you understand what role you and King’s play in your learning. Explore a range of topics including managing your time effectively, how to research and how to participate in class, as well as our learning environments and types of assessments.

What is studying at university like?What is research?What are the different learning environments?How does assessment at university work?
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Where to go next

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King's Academic Skills for Learning

Offering a range of online resources to help you enhance your skills for academic success, covering academic reading, writing revision and exam support, and more.

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King's Learning & Skills Service

Focused on creating and developing research skills, here you will find online modules and activities on a range of topics to help you succeed in your studies.

King's Learning & Skills Service