As you begin another year at King’s, it’s worth reminding yourself of the important tasks you'll need to complete as you return, the services and resources you can access, and all the extracurricular activities you can get involved in. We’re delighted to welcome you back, and hope you take advantage of all the support and resources available to you for the remainder of your studies.
In this article:
- How do I re-enrol
- How do I view my personal timetable & select my modules?
- Checking in with your personal tutor
- Getting in touch with Student Support and Wellbeing Services
- Getting involved with KCLSU
- How can Libraries & Collections support me when returning to King's?
- What will the Welcome period be like?
- How can I increase my employability?
- Support and resources for remote study
How do I re-enrol?
Take a look at our article on how to complete enrolment online and for additional guidance on changing your ID photo, should you need to do so.
Important to know: If you encounter any issues with the online enrolment process, please get in touch with Registry Services.
I need to change my ID photo?
If you need to change your picture, you can select the ‘Change my photo’ option which can be found under ‘My Online Tasks’. Take a look at our article how to complete enrolment online for guidance on this.
I need to replace my ID card
Our article How do I collect my ID card will have more information on requesting a replacement ID card during this time.
How do I view my personal timetable & select my modules?
Once you’ve re-enrolled at King’s, you’ll then be able to select your modules, and view your programme timetable. Take a look at our article How I select my modules and How can I view my programme timetable? for guidance on this.
Checking in with your Personal Tutor
Every student at King’s is assigned a personal tutor, who is an academic member of staff in your department or faculty; they could also be a teaching fellow or lecturer.
Your personal tutor can:
- Provide a single point of contact for you
- Are academic staff members with various responsibilities
- Offer support and guidance
- Discuss academic progress
- Direct to specialist support services
- Encourage extra/co-curricular involvement
- Write references for you
Our article who is my personal tutor and our full list of articles on personal tutoring provide more information on how your personal tutor can support you.
Important to know: Our article What will happen with my personal tutoring in Semester 1 of 2020/21 for more information on contacting your tutor this semester.
Getting in touch with our Student Support and Wellbeing services
Student Support and Wellbeing services at King’s are made up of 4 different teams:
- Student Services Frontline provide support as the first point of contact across a wide range of areas, and can support you with documentation requests.
- Advice and Guidance (which includes Visa & International Advice and Money & Housing ) can support you with a wide range of issues such as immigration and visa advice, money and housing disputes and more. Advice & Guidance have also produced a wide range of video presentations and workshops which you may find very useful.
- Disability Support at King’s offer support advice, and guidance to both prospective and current students, who have a long-term medical or mental health condition and can support you with applying for Personalised Assesment Arrangements (PAA), King's inclusion Plans (KIP) or disability- related funding.
- Counselling and Mental Health offer free and confidential Counselling and Mental Health support, using Microsoft teams, audio or video support appointments.
Take a look at our article Accessing Student Support & Wellbeing for more information on each of the services, and how you can get in touch during this period.
Getting involved with KCLSU
King's College London Students' Union (KCLSU) is led by students, for students and supports it's 30,0000+ members to get the most out of all aspects of University life. At KCLSU, students can connect with one another, build communities, share experiences, and make change. Our article What events are held by KCLSU for new and returning students? gives you an overview of the different ways you can get involved with KCLSU virtually.
What will the Welcome Period look like?
Due to the current situation, our Welcome period will be extended to allow our students to get the most out of the welcome period, whether socially distancing or studying remotely. Take a look at our article Navigating your virtual Welcome to King's for more information.
How can I increase my employability?
At King’s, we want students to enhance their employability skills to fully equip them for employment upon graduation. Our Careers and Employability Service can support you with all aspects of building your career and offer support, ranging from:
- Careers guidance appointments
- CV and application advice,
- Practice interviews
- PhD& research appointments,
- Workshops and panels
- Internships opportunities
Our article How can the Careers & Employability Service help me provides an overview of the support Careers and Employability can offer you throughout your studies.
How can Libraries & Collections support me when returning to King’s?
Libraries & Collections provide a range of support and resources to help you excel in your studies at King’s. Before you return, you should access the Getting Started using the Library guide, which will give you a refresher on topics such as :
- How to find resources in the Library
- Using databases and e-journals
- Using our Special Collections and Archives services
- Subject Specific guides
Our article How can Libraries & Collections support me throughout my studies at King's? provides an overview of the support and resources you can access from Library Services.
Support and resources for remote study
As some of your learning may including remote study, how you engage with your course material will take a different form this academic year. To help you prepare and take online assessments:
- Take a look at the strategies and activities on the n of King's Academic Skills for Learning (KASL) on KEATS.
- Visit the
Important to know:
- For top tips on remote study, take a look at our dedicated Coronavirus webpages.
- Take a look at our articles for remote study for EU/EEA students and students on a Tier 4 Visa, if you’ve any concerns about breaching your visa/immigration rules and regulations while remote studying.
- Important to know: The UK Home Office introduced a new immigration system which came into effect from 5 October 2020. The new “Student Visa” route replaced the “Tier 4 (General)” visa route. Please read our article New Student Visa Immigration Route for more information.
Your department and/or faculty can help
Each department and faculty can help you through your studies, with practical support to do with your course, but also by supporting your general wellbeing. If you have concerns about your course or you're struggling to adjust to university life this year, do approach your department for support.
Here's a breakdown of the best contacts for support by faculty:
Arts & Humanities
King’s Business School
- Contact your Personal Tutor Support Officer, Angela Robinson
Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
- Contact your personal tutor
Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
- Contact your personal tutor
- Each School has a KEATS Hub you can access; find your school or department
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
- Get in touch through your Student Hub
Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
- Refer to the department’s Information for Students
- Contact your personal tutor