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Explore King's

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Explore King’s is our flagship on-campus activity for school and college groups. It offers GCSE and Sixth form students* the opportunity to visit one of our campuses and learn what it's really like to study in the heart of London. 

We want your students to hear from our students! Our new student led-talk gives details of the academic structure and how university grading works. There’s also all the non-academic information, from accommodation to sports and societies. Our student Q&A session allows your students to ask any questions they may have about university. 

*please do not book year 10's or below. The information provided is for students applying to universities in the next one/two years. for younger years please email outreach@kcl.ac.uk.

Over 90% of students felt more prepared applying to university

Explore King's session 14 April 2017


13.00-13.20: Arrival at King's

Please arrive at the reception where our Student Ambassadors will show you to the lecture theatre. 

13.30-14.00: Introduction to King's & Making an application to King's and other competitive universities

In this session your students will receive a lecture-style presentation delivered by a member of the Schools & Colleges liaison team.

Firstly, students will be provided with an introduction to King’s, including our history, where we are today and courses available. 

They will then receive information on what the most competitive courses and universities look for throughout the application process, and what to do to give students the best possible chance of receiving an offer.

14.00-15.00: Preparing for university with student panel

One of our experienced Senior Student Ambassadors will deliver a talk explaining the best ways your students can prepare themselves for university life, covering the differences between school and university, as well as non-academic information, such as societies and funding. 

Afterwards, our panel of Student Ambassadors will be ready to answer any burning questions, from the cost of living through to their own unique university experiences. Time will be allowed for students to write questions they want to be tackled in the Q&A.

15.00-16.00: Guy's Campus tour

Here you and your students will receive a guided tour of our campus and discover more about our world-class teaching and research, outstanding facilities and excellent student experience. 

(Please note that our campuses are very busy with lectures, seminars and labs taking place throughout the day, therefore it may not be possible see inside lecture theatres, seminar rooms or laboratories during your tour.)

16.00-16.20: Goodbye & depart

We say our farewells and wish you a pleasant journey back! 

When are the Explore King's events taking place?

The following date is available:

Please note: If you are booking for your students, please order for your whole party, do not add each individual student as a single ticket. 

We recommend students come accompanied with a teacher, but appreciate this may not always be possible. In the event that your students have to attend on their own please let the Explore King’s team know on schools.liaison@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 3044.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Where do we go for Explore King's?

Explore King's will take place at either Strand campus or Guy's. Details as to which campus your session will take place will be detailed on the booking form. We will also send details for the campus and directions prior to the event you book onto. 

Please come to the reception 15-30 minutes before the start of the event where you will be met by our student ambassadors in their distinctive red shirts.

Please note that there is no parking available on either campus so we would advise you and your students to travel via public transport where possible. The nearest underground station to Strand is Temple and the nearest underground station to Guy's is London Bridge.

Can I bring more than 20 students?

In order to allow as many schools and colleges as possible to attend Explore King’s we have had to limit each school/college to a maximum of 20 students for each session. If you have more than 20 students who you think would benefit from attending Explore King’s, please contact the Explore King’s team as soon as possible on schools.liaison@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 3044 to see if additional students are able to be accommodated within the same session.

Can I bring students in years 10 and under?

Due to the nature of the event, Explore King's is not appropriate for students in years 10 and under. This event particularly focuses on what students need to do in order to progress onto higher education including how to apply, and is therefore more suitable for students looking to apply to university in the next 1-2 years.

For events involving younger students, check out the Widening Participation website for a range of their activities

I have a group of students who want to come, but we don't have a member of staff to come with them. Can they come unaccompanied?

We do recommend students come accompanied with a teacher, but appreciate this may not always be possible. In the event that your students have to attend on their own please let the Explore King’s team know on schools.liaison@kcl.ac.uk or 0207 848 3044.

Is lunch provided?

Unfortunately food is not provided during the event. The campuses and surrounding areas have a number of shops and restaurants to purchase food beforehand, as well as on-site cafés.

For any other enquiries please email schools.liaison@kcl.ac.uk

Explore King’s

Accommodation Take a look at our comfortable, safe residences to suit your budget, located close to King's teaching campuses.
Student life Art, food, music, shopping – you'll never find yourself with nothing to do in the world's most vibrant city.
Extra-curricular Discover the huge variety of extra-curricular opportunities at King’s, from MOOCs to language courses.
London living With four campuses by the River Thames and one in south London, King's is right in the heart of the capital.

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