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King's College London launches new extracurricular programme

At Home in Cultural London lets students discover London through arts and culture

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Brand new for the 2020-2021 academic year, King’s College London offers students a creative and innovative extracurricular programme to accompany their journey to belonging and thriving in London.

At Home in Cultural London transforms London into an immersive, creative classroom at a time when most students will start their university experience through online or blended learning. The six-week extracurricular programme invites students on a journey to belonging and thriving in London, supports the transition into and through university study and welcomes them to #KingsCulturalCommunity by connecting them to likeminded peers.

At Home in Cultural London features bespoke content and activities developed by King’s College London in partnership with artists and organisations at the cutting edge of London’s vibrant cultural scene.

“King’s students have exclusive access to an unparalleled range of extracurricular activities that enrich their experience. Education at King’s is infused by our location in London and At Home in Cultural London introduces cross-cutting, relevant themes led by King’s academics, creative practitioners, and cultural leaders that truly give them a sense of place and belonging, regardless of where they are in the world.” – Professor Nicola Phillips, Vice-President and Vice-Principal (Education)

With a focus on transferrable creative and reflective skills, interdisciplinary thinking and creative enquiry, students are encouraged to observe, ask questions, and engage with ambiguity.

Through a mix of pre-recorded content, small group discussions and immersive live artist-led workshops, the programme introduces students to a diverse and inclusive range of cultural experiences and opportunities that will challenge their existing tastes, perspectives and comfort zones as well as to methods and techniques for engaging with and reflecting on cultural experiences to help them feel comfortable participating in future opportunities. Of central importance is the opportunity for students to connect with each other and across disciplines to achieve a greater sense of place and belonging even when not physically together.

“This unique extracurricular learning experience will complement and augment students’ studies by encouraging interdisciplinary enquiry, help them in developing skills useful in university and beyond, and support them in connecting to London, King’s and each other in a year in which this has never mattered more.”– Dr Johanna Kieniewicz, At Home in Cultural London convenor