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07 December 2020

Celebrating King's partnerships with London

King’s staff and students are working side-by-side with organisations across the capital


London Stories brings together rich and varied examples of King’s staff and students who are working side-by-side with the capital, its organisations and its people to fulfil our role as a civic university at the heart of London.

The latest edition, London Stories 2020, is now live and includes examples of teaching, research and community partnerships from across the university and within every faculty. Examples featured range from King’s students creating change in their local communities through the award-winning Civic Leadership Academy, to pioneering research into sickle cell disease that’s made possible by our local patient communities and healthcare partners across the city.

The publication of London Stories, originally planned for March 2020, was paused while the university focused its collective efforts on meeting the challenges of COVID-19 and supporting London in a time of crisis.

Some of the projects featured have been put on hold until they can operate safely, while many others have transitioned online. The publication also includes examples of how King’s people are responding to the pandemic and, in doing so, living out our commitment to the city around us.

Even though normal life remains up-ended due to the pandemic, we have made the decision to share these London Stories to celebrate the inspiring ways in which King’s staff and students are working in partnership with communities, businesses and organisations across London to support and strengthen the city we call home.

Baroness Deborah Bull, Vice President & Vice Principal (London)

King’s Vision 2029 sets out the university’s commitment to London and our three home boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster.  London Stories demonstrates what this means in practice, illustrating that through successful partnerships, King’s can have a transformative impact on the capital and the communities who live and work within it. 

Everyone at King’s – from the students to the academics – understands that their role is not just to teach or to learn, but also to give back to the communities that surround them.

Salman Shaheen, King’s alumnus (Law LLB, 2019)

These stories (and more for which there is no space) represent the collective endeavours of King’s. But none of this could happen without the enthusiastic engagement of our local partners, who share the passion of our staff, students and alumni to equalise and expand opportunities in our city and beyond.

Baroness Deborah Bull, Vice President & Vice Principal (London)