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King's Advocate Award

King's College London is looking to grow, train and develop a network of committed teachers and social workers through the King's Advocate Award to support the university with it's social mobility agenda. 

The King's Advocate Award is a one year programme that seeks to provide training and resources to a new network of teachers and social workers to support under-represented learners in their context. The Award is delivered and acredited by the Widening Participation Department at King's College London as an additional training opportunity to teachers and social workers in their current roles.

Teachers based in non-selective state schools across Greater London are invited to apply, as are London-based first and second year participants on the Frontline social work development programme.

2020/21 King's Advocate Award applications are open Closed.

Benefits of the Award are listed below.

King's Advocate Award


Our King's Advocates together act as ambassadors for King's and its widening participation programmes in future years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I gain as a King's Advocate?

King's Advocates will:

  • Participate in a series of continuous professional development (CPD) training sessions at King’s College London.
  • Receive financial support in the form of a £300 start-up bursary.
  • Be eligible for project grants up to £300 for their school.
  • Gain opportunities to influence their school to enhance their engagement with widening participation programmes at King’s College London.
  • Be part of a network of new teachers and social workers across London state schools and colleges.
  • Receive official recognition from King's College London.

How can I achieve the King;s Advocate Award?

  • Participate and report on a minimum of 8 hours training related to Widening Participation (four out of the five twilight training session).
  • Lead and report on an activity to develop your school engagement with Widening Participation programmes at King’s College London.
  • Commit to the King's Advocate Award programme for one academic year.

Who is eligible?

Teachers in Greater London

All teachers who are based in non-selective state schools accross London for the 2020/21 academic year are eligible to apply for the Award. 

Frontline Participants working in a London borough

Frontline participants (in their first or second year), working in a London Borough, are encouraged to apply for the Award. 

How can I apply?

Applications for the 2020-21 King's Advocate Award starting in the Autumn term are now closed. 

How are King's Advocates selected?

King's Advocates will be selected based on an online application which will include three extended questions. Priority will be given to applicants who show an understanding of, and commitment to, Widening Participation as well as those who demonstrate a particular need for financial support.

What if I'm not selected?

We are committed to improving our relationships with, and support for, teachers, schools and colleges. Applicants who are not selected for the King's Advocate Award are invited to attend our training sessions and conferences for teachers.

Where can I get further information?

Email: outreach@kcl.ac.uk@kcl.ac.uk

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