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Widening Participation

We are committed to widening access and developing further a fully inclusive curriculum which is fit for a global university in the 21st century.

We have a diverse international student body, and our current and recent PhD students include researchers from Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Ecuador, Portugal and Spain. We also work closely with schools across London, and regularly host access days for Academies and schools from London and beyond. We welcome approaches from schools seeking to broaden access to universities for their students.

Contact details

Find us in Room VWB 5.08 in the Virginia Woolf Building

+44 (0)20 7848 7379

Virginia Woolf Building, 22 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NR

University Development Innovation in Africa

An outreach project in the Department of SPLAS includes 'University Development Innovation in Africa'.

This unique European Union-funded project sees the Department linking up with 3 EU partners and 4 universities in Angola and Mozambique to build new approaches towards developing a more inclusive and curriculum in both UK universities and those of Lusophone Africa. As part of the project, King’s is twinned with UniLúrio in northern Mozambique, and is leading on the organisation of conferences in Luanda (October 2018) and Maputo (September 2019).

As part of the project 8 visitors from the partners visited the department in March 2018.

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Languages Day

An outreach project in the Department of SPLAS includes 'Languages Day'.

50 Year 9 students from 3 schools in Bexley and Erith in Kent visited the department for a dedicated languages day in January 2018. They learnt about the possibilities of studying languages, the jobs that can be opened up as a result, and tips for making the most of language learning. They also found themselves learning Portuguese and Wolof into the bargain.

This was the first of what the department hopes will be an annual Languages day to bring the richness and potential of languages to a wide audience of young people.

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