King's Student Charter
The College’s Student Charter summarises the way in which King's will work in partnership with our student community to develop independent, skilled and employable graduates with an awareness of their place in and contribution to, the local, national and international community.
There is an important section on ethos and values. In this section it talks about the College community (all staff and students) and how being a member of that community ensures the following rights:
The right to study and participate in the College community with dignity and respect and in accordance with the College’s policies on equality and diversity.
The freedom, within the law, and in accordance with College policies and regulations, to express views, to question and test received wisdom and to put forward new, controversial or unpopular opinions without placing study or employment at risk.
The opportunity for staff and student voices to be heard both formally and informally in contributing to the improvement of all aspects of the student experience.
Membership of that community requires the following responsibilities:
- That members of the College community are treated with courtesy and respect.
- That the rights of students and members of staff are respected, including their right to hold differing views.
- Compliance with College regulations and procedures and with College policies on equality and diversity.
The key message is one of staff and students treating each other with dignity, respect, and tolerance of other people’s views and opinions. This message is especially important in the King's Foundations environment, in which students from very different cultures and backgrounds are brought together in close proximity for a period of intensive study.