King’s 2020-21​

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire King’s community in lots of different ways. This page summarises our approach during the 2020-21 academic year and provides links to detailed articles on student topics such as remote study, pastoral support, and extra-curricular opportunities.

We have sought to adapt and enhance our provision in line with UK government guidance and any relevant local and/or national restrictions and with the safety of our community paramount. For the most up-to-date guidance, please visit the Keeping King’s safe together webpage.

Our priority is to support each of you with your individual situation and we appreciate that this might change throughout your studies. You continue to have access to all our support services including mental health support, disability support, immigration, financial support, housing support and the chaplaincy for all faiths and none. Find out how these services can support you through the articles linked below.

The Students’ Union, KCLSU, continues to provide free, confidential, and impartial academic advice to students with issues affecting their studies. They can also help represent your views through the KCLSU student officers.

We have been taking a blended approach to 2020-21 timetables, seeking to combine face-to-face teaching with online learning as much as possible. The evolving national restrictions and renewed lockdown in semester 2 have meant many of you have been studying online more than anticipated, but we will continue to take necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that you are able to engage fully with your studies, and to support you in preparing for your assessments. You can find more detailed articles on these topics under the “Your studies” heading below. Remember that your personal tutor or supervisor is available to you and can help to ensure you’re receiving the support you need.

We have a rich offer of activities for you to get involved in beyond your programme. Opportunities cover the King’s BeActive programme, culture, entrepreneurship, leadership, and volunteering; they’re available to take part in online, wherever you are. Similarly, KCLSU continues to offer its wide range of opportunities to get involved with societies and meet new people.

We understand that it continues to be a difficult and unsettling time. If you need further support on any of the topics listed below, then you always have the option to Ask a question and our Student Services team will be in touch.