This article will help you prepare for coming to campus for the 2023-24 academic year.
Before coming to campus you should:
- Read Travelling to King's for detailed guidance on travelling to King’s safely on public transport and avoiding peak travel times.
- Plan your journey in advance, to ensure that you arrive at your classes in good time. These are some helpful resources you can use to help you plan:
Important to know:
- For information on wearing face coverings on public transport, please visit Transport for London (TfL) Safer travel guidance.
Equipment you will need
When coming to campus, you must bring:
1. Your ID Card - You’ll need to carry your student ID card to gain access to our campuses.
- If you need a replacement ID card, take a look at our article I need a replacement student ID card for the latest guidance.
- If you are a new student, take a look at our article It's my first time on campus, how will I collect my student ID card? for the latest guidance.
2. A laptop or a similar device
- Please ensure your laptop/device is fully charged before coming to campus, as some classrooms may not have additional power sockets.
- If you are yet to purchase a laptop for your studies, take a look at our article What equipment do I need for my studies? for tips on buying a laptop, and further guidance on how to borrow one from IT.
3. Any additional equipment for your programme of study
- Depending on your programme of study, you may need to purchase specific equipment for your studies. You can find out more information about the equipment you will need within your department/faculty pages. To contact your department/faculty, please our article Contacting & visiting your Faculty and Department.
Study spaces on campus
We are still being careful managing space in our libraries and other study spaces, to protect the health of our community. Our article Where can I study on campus? provides an overview of the available study spaces on each of our campuses.
Keeping a healthy campus
The health and wellbeing of our students and staff is really important to us and that means making sure our campuses are a welcoming, healthy and safe environment for us all to work, learn and study in. We all need to play a part in looking after ourselves and being considerate of others, and continue the good personal hygiene habits we have developed to maintain a healthy campus.
We encourage all students to complete the Student H&S Induction on WorkRite.
Here are some of the things you should do
- Register with a Doctor/General Practitioner (GP) or King’s Health Centre located on our campus. To learn more, visit our article How can I register with a doctor and/or dentist?
- Wash or sanitise your hands regularly to help stop the spread of germs.
- Always sneeze or cough into a tissue and throw it in the bin.
- Stay at home if you feel unwell even if you think it is only a cold or sore throat and take the necessary time to recover.
- If you have symptoms of COVID, do not come to campus. You should stay at home, avoid contact with others and follow the Government guidance.
- Wearing a face covering is a personal choice for individuals to make and should always be respected. See the UK Government guidance on when to consider wearing a face covering or a face mask.
- If you have not already done so, get vaccinated against COVID-19 if you can. Vaccination can help reduce the risk of you getting seriously ill with COVID. We also encourage you to take up the option to have a flu jab. More information on vaccinations is also available in our article What vaccines do I need before starting at King’s?
- Help us keep our campuses clean by disposing of your rubbish responsibly.
- If you are working in a clinical environment or on a placement, at our partner Trusts or any other site external to King’s, please check and follow the guidance they have in place.
It’s really important to be considerate of those around you and respect their personal choices. Please see our King’s Community Charter.
For our part, we are:
- Cleaning our spaces regularly.
- Keeping hand sanitisers and disinfectant wipes available for you to use.
- Continuing to monitor ventilation in our buildings.
- Continuing to follow UK Government guidance on Reducing the risk of respiratory infections, including COVID-19.
- Prepared to respond quickly to implement additional and appropriate measures in line with UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) or Government guidance.
Accessibility & inclusivity on King's campuses
King's is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment for all of its students, staff and visitors.
To learn more about campus accessibility, you can visit the university's AccessAble (previously DisabledGo) guides: King's College London accessible campus guides. These guides provide images of the King’s buildings, highlighting step free access and accessible facilities.
For more details on our approach to inclusivity, please check out The King's Community Charter.
How to print, copy and/or scan something on campus
You can print, copy and scan documents from the HP and Samsung multifunction devices (MFDs) in King's student computer rooms and libraries across all campuses. If you plan to come to campus, please make sure you have read our safety guidance and article about booking space in a library or computer room: Where can I study on campus?.
To find out more about how and where you can print on campus:
- For finding computer rooms with printers: Student computing facilities
- For Library printing facilities: Libraries & Collections: Facilities
- For how to use the Follow-Me print, scan and copy machines: Print Scan and Copy Docs
- To top-up your printing credit: Printing Credit Top-up
You use your King's ID card to print, copy and scan.
Important to know: Before photocopying you should be aware of copyright legislation and user guidelines. The Licensed Copying User Guidelines produced by the Copyright Licensing Agency are displayed by each MFD. For further details see the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Additional special arrangements apply for copying material from Archives and Special Collections.
Parking your bike on campus
All 5 campuses, most King's Residences and sports grounds have facilities that allow you to store your bicycle safely. The university has 639 cycling parking spaces, some of which are exclusively for King's staff and students.
You can find out more about how to store your bike safely at each of the campuses by referring to our article Where can I park & secure my bike on campus?
Important to Know: Some of the storage facilities located on campus that are exclusively for King's students and staff members require ID card access.