Dealing with an unforeseen event in your life that has affected your studies or academic performance can be unsettling. At King’s, we want to ensure that you are aware of the range of resources and services available to support you during this time.
In this article:
- Looking after your mental health and wellbeing
- IT Support at King’s during study
- Support with finances, accommodation and visas
- Disability support at King’s
- Support for students living in King’s Residences
- Support for Parents and Carers
- King’s College London Students Union (KCLSU) has adapted its usual Take Time Out campaign to Take Time In which includes a wide range of virtual events, designed to encourage better self-care and mindfulness.
- If you are having difficulties with your mental health, you may want to use Big White Wall, which is a confidential, anonymous 24-hour online support and wellbeing service. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be accessed on any device with an internet connection.
- The King's Counselling and Mental Health Support Service offers free and confidential counselling and mental health support to students. If you’d like more information on accessing this service, take a look at our article How do I register for counselling. For more suggestions on useful online resources and mindfulness apps to help manage stress and anxiety, take a look at our article What support is there for my mental health & wellbeing during self-isolation and remote study
- King’s Chaplaincy can provide students of all faiths, or none, emotional support and can be contacted by email if you’d like someone to talk to.
- King's Sport has launched an online Group Exercise timetable, with free sessions to keep your mind and body healthy.
IT Support at King’s during remote study
- We’ve got detailed guidance for students on our Coronavirus Remote study web page, such as how to let your department know that you'll be remote studying, and what to do if your situation changes.
- Our Coronavirus remote study page also includes the full list of systems you’ll be able to access remotely, and how you can access pastoral support.
- If you don’t have access to a laptop, computer, internet or WiFi, you can request to borrow equipment from IT. Take a look at our article Student equipment loans during remote study for more information.
- If you're having difficulties with your finances, housing situation, or need advice about your visa, the Advice and Guidance Team will be able to support you, and currently offer 1-2-1 remote appointments on Skype. Take a look at our article: Accessing Student Support & Wellbeing remotely to find out how to get in touch with the Advice and Guidance Team during this period.
- Our Coronavirus web page for Students also includes useful advice on visa’s and travel advice for International Students.
Disability support at King’s
- If you think you might need additional support when completing your assessments remotely, the Disability Support Team can advise you when applying for Personalised Assessment Arrangements and can help to arrange a King’s Inclusion Plan for you. To get in touch with Disability Support during this period, please take a look at our article: Accessing Student Support & Wellbeing remotely
Support for students living in King’s Residences
- If you’re living in one of King’s Residences and have any queries, you can get in touch with the Residences Team, who’ll be able to help you further.
- You can also find answers to some common questions about King’s Residences on our dedicated Money and Housing Coronavirus web page.
Support for Student Parents and Carers
- If you are studying and have caring responsibilities, we’ve got some useful guidance within our article Advice for Student Parents and Carers, with useful links to a range of online learning resources for children, and support for vulnerable groups.
- If you’re worried about your safety at home, or the safety of a loved one, we’ve put together a list of organizations and support you can access in our article What support is available for victims of domestic abuse during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Important to know: Please also refer to our main Coronavirus webpage