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Student Success

The Student Success Department empowers all students to actively explore and define their own success. By listening to our students we stand as advocates for their needs and add value to their experience through delivery of a range of projects, interventions and events which maximise engagement and foster a sense of belonging to the King’s community. We champion student success through meaningful collaboration with both students and staff to deliver a quality experience for students from all backgrounds.

Our activities:

Campus Conversations

Delivered in partnership with Citizens UK, this project trains students and staff in the skills needed to build a relational culture on campus.

“Instead of just passing through university, it’s like university is passing through you”
Student quote.


Ceremonies & Events

The Ceremonies & Events team organise 24  graduation ceremonies and receptions  a year for over 8,000 students and their 17,000 guests, plus the College annual Honorary Degree Ceremony and  Term Time Photography sessions.

King's 100

A unique opportunity for a diverse group of 100 students, reflective of the King’s community, to co-create student experience projects and initiatives. 

This paid position will enable students to work directly with the university, gain valuable professional skills and shape the King’s experience for themselves, and future generations.

King’s Civic Leadership Academy

During these challenging times of uncertainty and change, King’s is committed to continue its efforts to serve our community. We know that these unprecedented circumstances will worsen existing challenges faced by some of the most vulnerable.   ​

King’s Civic Leadership Academy offers students and community partners an opportunity to work together to address some of  London’s most complex issues in local communities. ​

 ​Do you want to be a part of it? 

Information for charities, social enterprises, CICs, trust and foundations

We are looking for charities, social enterprises, community interest companies, trusts and foundations to be our community partners. You can help to build the next generation of civic leaders.

Our students, who are fully-funded and trained by King’s, will commit 240 hours of service by working with a community partner, like your organisation. Click here to learn more about becoming a community partner

Supporting project delivery and day-to-day activity, students will bring fresh and diverse perspectives, an eagerness to learn and a drive to create social change. The training we provide to students – many of whom are from an under-represented background – will help to develop them as civically minded leaders and prepare them for their career beyond education.

Ready to make an application?

To become a community partner with King's Civic Leadership Academy, you'll need to submit a placement brief by Friday 23rd October. 

This is a chance to let us know more about your organisation and the project that students will be working on. You can submit your placement brief to become a Community Partner on this form. 

Want to speak to someone in the team? Get in touch with us on civicleadership@kcl.ac.uk. 

Information for students

King’s Civic Leadership Academy is a leadership development programme for 2nd year undergraduate students who are committed to creating positive change in society. 

The programme offers a unique opportunity, that will enable our students to develop the skills and experience that will support them in becoming highly employable, civically minded and engaged citizens.

Applications to be part of the 20/21 cohort are now live. Click here to learn more about becoming a King's Civic Scholar.

Personal Tutoring

Personal tutoring moved into the remit of Student Success in summer 2018 and the department has been responsible for developing and delivering induction and refresher sessions for staff ahead of the new academic year, outlining the role of the personal tutor at King’s and the resources available to them to help them support their tutees. Senior Tutor briefings are also held with the Director of Social Mobility & Student Success, Anne-Marie Canning, and the Head of Counselling, Jo Levy.

A process for allocating personal tutors to incoming students has been developed and rolled out for the 2018-19 academic year to increase consistency and accuracy, and to ensure that students have access to their personal tutor’s details on Student Records from the start of the year.

Find out more about personal tutoring at King’s here.

Sanctuary Scholarships

Administering and coordinating eight scholarships for forced migrants and providing individual support to recipients throughout their time at King’s.

Social Mobility Project

We have ambitious plans to transform the lives of many more of the most disadvantaged learners in London. With the help of philanthropic funding, we will develop three new programmes which will: boost attainment for 5000 KS4 and KS5 learners; create a Civic Leadership Academy and provide 500 Masters Scholarships to improve the graduate outcomes of our most under-represented students.

Student communications

The Student Communications function delivers a range of face to face and digital projects over the academic year, including Campus Conversations, Thriving, not Surviving lecture series and all student email communications.

Transition & retention

We provide a wide range of services and activities to help students from a number of backgrounds not only transition well into University life, but have a great experience right through until graduation. These include working with colleagues about on-course needs from a widening participation point of view, providing welcome activities for specific groups, pre-arrival modules to assist students with their transition into King’s through our Meet KEATS pilot and 1:1 support and advice for our most vulnerable students.

Welcome to King’s

King’s welcomes 21,000 students each year, we oversee the project centrally working with stakeholders across the university to provide core business processes (online enrolment & ID card collection), welcome events and communications to new students. The team also work closely with Faculties to deliver engaging and informative inductions during Welcome Week. 


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