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What you miss when you don’t read Student news

Amna Naseem and Rianna John
King's students and Student Knowledge & Information interns

01 September 2022

Hi there! We are Amna and Rianna. We are both King’s students currently interning with the Student Engagement and Student Services Online teams over the summer.

Amna and Rianna talking on the Bush House courtyard steps

While checking Student news as part of our project work, we realized we unwittingly missed out on a lot of opportunities and stories at King’s because we weren’t regularly checking the page. From support and resources, to paid opportunities and events, there is so much on offer for students at King’s. We highly recommend you bookmark the page and read the fortnightly Student News newsletter for top stories.

Below we share our top tips on some of the opportunities and topics you can find on Student news.

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Work experience and career success

We all love paid opportunities, right? Well, you can find careers and opportunities advertised in Student news, as well as stories on student experiences and recommendations about services at King’s. These stories will hopefully inspire you to grab as many opportunities as you can!

King's CareerConnect is a great way to immerse yourself in a range of industries and provide an open view of the different career prospects. We recommend you take a look at the Getting started with King's Careers & Employability article for more information.

If you are interested in improving the student experience, you should consider joining King’s 100. This paid position involves a range of projects centered around student opinions. Check out Finding my voice, building connections and shaping the student experience at King’s by Sebastian, a King’s student, who shared their insight about the project. Getting paid to give your opinion? Sounds like a bargain to us!

Additionally, Student news has proudly showcased student successes in King's Civic Challenge, where students collaborate with charities, local boroughs and companies to tackle issues communities face. These achievements are highlighted in Meet the Civic Challenge winners 2021/22 and you can also find out how King's Civic Challenge leads to job success for students.

Involved in sports? Currently applications are open for the King’s Sport Performance Programme, which supports student athletes at King’s through scholarships to help them advance and progress. Check out the article on the Performance Programme on Student news for more information and how to apply.

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Student life

As King’s is diverse in culture and curriculum there is always something for everyone to enjoy, and Student news does not shy away from showcasing student life at King’s.

Check out the article Being an introvert or extrovert at university: a conversation between two friends written by Amna in collaboration with fellow intern and friend Linh Diep, to find out from first-hand experience how polar opposites navigate their time at King’s.

Student news also highlights King’s events that run throughout the year, such as the KCLSU Cultural Ball that took place this summer and won an award. Check out the article KCLSU Cultural Ball wins the Event Award at the National Society and Volunteering Awards for the whole story.

Explore spaces around campus with your peers and get to know London better. If you are passionate about change and supporting local communities, check out the volunteering roles recommended by King’s student Chid Nwankwo for ideas and the King’s Volunteering pages.

An image from the 2022 National Society and Volunteering Awards

The university community

You can find community themed articles on Student news to help you get involved in extra-curricular activities and find a community with similar interests to you. This will help you make the most of your time at King’s and give you a sense of making a change while having fun.

As an international student, Amna wanted to share her experiences and offer tips to fellow students from overseas. Check out her international student’s guide to King’s for advice on what to expect during Welcome student discounts and study support.

You will also find teaching and learning stories, such as how to help shape sustainable action at King’s, and university updates like the recent article on downloading student letters on Student Records.

We also recommend King’s Edge to find opportunities and the King's events calendar networking and community events taking place throughout the year. These events are a great way to develop your knowledge and connect with professionals personally helped us in building sector knowledge.

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Health and wellbeing

Student news has some great articles in the wellbeing section, such as this recent article on disability support for students and how frequently visiting green spaces benefits our mental health, also written by Amna.

You can read stories about how King’s is improving wellbeing for students, such as the story on how the National Student Survey is helping the university to improve the student experience, as well as wellbeing and study tips from students like Isabel.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, make sure to use King’s Counselling and Mental Health Support service. and online support from Togetherall, one of King's mental health partners.

Our Faculty Wellbeing and Welfare Advisors are here to help you during your studies. Connect with the team and check out their wellbeing e-module, which includes support services and resources available at King’s.

KCLSU Wellbeing also supports you to take care of yourself and get the best of your King’s experience. You can connect with other students through Black Students Talk, the Positive Peers, and student societies on maintaining your well-being.


We hope you find our tips helpful and that you too will see the benefit of regularly tuning in to Student news to get involved with the Kings student community.