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Enrich your journey with King’s Experience Awards

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King’s Experience Awards help demonstrate your knowledge, attributes, skills, and experience. Gaining extracurricular experience while at university can help you get ahead when you graduate.   

Why are King’s Experience Awards beneficial for you? 

King’s Experience gives you formal recognition for activities that you do alongside your degree.

Whether you volunteer, complete an internship, work part-time, start your own business or create research projects, these activities are springboards to develop essential skills, such as self-management and teamwork attributes.

Thanks to our online modules and award programs, you will develop employability skills through self-reflection, meaning everything you do while at King’s counts.  

Which awards are best suited to you? 

King’s Experience Awards can be completed in three different streams: Service, Leadership and Research.   

Service awards

This award stream is dedicated to students who complete activities such as volunteering, campaigning, or participating in charitable initiatives. Students will reflect upon how to bring positive impact to the King’s community by serving society and sharing their vision to inspire others.   

Champion for Change focuses on understanding how to make the world a better place through social awareness, active allyship, consciousness of the individual impact on the society, critical thinking and in-depth analysis of local and global communities. 

King's Mentoring aims to help peer mentors reflect on and consolidate their contribution to the belonging and wellbeing of the King's community. The award also helps Peer Mentors develop their own service ethic and employability.  


This award stream is designed for students who wish to explore career management skills through entrepreneurial activities and various work commitments. 

This module focuses on Career Management, how you see yourself professionally, and how you may plan your professional future. 

The King’s Enterprise Award aims to develop, enhance and recognise student enterprise activity. 

The Principal’s Global Leadership Award (PGLA) enables you to learn about leadership from experts in the field and to develop distinctive leadership skills in service to society. 

Research awards

This award stream aims to introduce students to the practices of research and make them an integral part of this community. 

KURF gives undergraduate students the unique opportunity to learn alongside our leading academics during the summer. 

If you are doing research outside of your degree programme and seeking a way to get your research formally recognised, the path to the King's Experience Research Award is the opportunity for you. You can apply whilst you’re conducting research, or retrospectively.  

There are a range of other opportunities for students to get involved with research outside the KURF scheme. 

How do I participate?

Discover more about the awards and how you can get involved through KEATS.