Hi there, I am Amna. I am an international student on the MSc Climate Change, Environment, Science and Policy course. Welcome to King’s! We are happy to have you come on board.
Moving to a new country can be a daunting experience, but it is useful to know the university caters to our needs. It is common for us as international students from diverse educational backgrounds to take some time to settle and adjust to new culture. However, rest assured there are plenty of resources and support to make you feel at ease and help you have a well-rounded experience.
Below I share my top tips on getting started at King’s to help you hit the ground running.
What to expect during Welcome Week
To begin with, I highly recommend attending Welcome to King’s from Monday 12 to Friday 23 September to find opportunities, join societies, book events and meet people from different departments. This will contribute hugely to your student experience at King’s! Check out Welcome to King's page, which covers everything you need to know in a comprehensive way about joining. It also has a dedicated section for international students.
As part of Welcome, International Orientation is good to-do check list because it will allow you to make the best possible start at King’s. There will be online and on campus events, giving you the opportunity to meet other students, feel part of the King’s community and find out more about life in London.
You can also book your tickets to the KCLSU Welcome Fair at Old Billingsgate on Thursday 22 September and Friday 23 September and find out about a variety of societies, clubs, and student groups to academic support and events. This will be a good chance to broaden your horizon, learn a new skill and meet new people to thrive at King’s.