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26 April 2021

Get the King's Edge

King’s launches new skills-focused extracurricular programme

Purple and yellow ribbon graphic with the words King's Edge

King’s Edge, a new programme running throughout spring/summer 2021, invites students on a journey of future-focused initiatives and events, providing them with the opportunity to develop specialist and transferrable skills like critical thinking, problem solving and digital skills. 

The programme of extracurricular initiatives includes internships and volunteering opportunities, language courses, community organising, creative skills, wellbeing and much more. Students will benefit from King’s unique connections and networks and are encouraged to participate, ask questions, and engage with likeminded peers across different disciplines to strengthen their sense of belonging and community at King’s.

The launch of King’s Edge could not be timelier, and I am delighted that King’s students will have the chance to benefit from the university’s track-record in developing an unparalleled range of extracurricular, careers & employability and wellbeing programmes. The past year has demonstrated how important transferrable skills like critical thinking, problem-solving and digital skills are. The programme will allow students to be actively engaged in various initiatives, cultivate inquisitive learning and create a sense of community at King’s.

Professor Nicola Phillips, Vice-President and Vice-Principal (Education)

All King’s Edge initiatives and events have a strong focus on employability and wellbeing and will support students to further develop and show evidence of knowledge, attributes, skills and experiences that employers value. 

Drawing on the university’s unique connections in and across London’s many institutions, agencies and organisations, the focus on skills, employability and wellbeing within King’s Edge is more important now than ever. Engaging in activities that are future-focussed and personally meaningful will not only help prepare students for the next steps in their career, it will help build networks, enhance wellbeing and strengthen their sense of belonging within King’s and within London.

Baroness Deborah Bull, Vice President & Vice Principal (London) & Senior Advisory Fellow for Culture 

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