Lean On Me: Introduction to Support Services

International Orientation 2014-5
Welcome to King’s!
Our Students Services mission:
Working together to support and enable all students across the
King’s global community to achieve their potential – from before
arrival to beyond graduation
We hope you will have a wonderful time
at King’s, and are here to support you
along the way whenever you need us.
Student Advice Service
Specialist professional advice for all prospective and current students of
King's College London.
Can advise on:
• Immigration matters, including visas extensions and working
• Money management and financial hardship
• Changes to your studies
• Support for international students on settling into the UK
Via one-to-one appointments, website information and regular workshops
Tel: 020 7848 6858
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.kcl.ac.uk/advice
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kingsinternationalstudentsupport
Help with Housing
Practical guidance and information on navigating London’s private
rented sector from our dedicated Private Accommodation Adviser,
• Types of accommodation available
• Where/How/When to look
• Deposit protection, contract checks
• Safety tips
• Regular drop-ins
• Housing Events/Talks
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KCLPrivateHousing
Disability Advisory Service
The Disability Advisory Service is here to provide applicants, students and staff
with information, advice and guidance on disability support issues.
The service can:
• coordinate your individual support needs across departments
• liaise with relevant College staff to make reasonable adjustments
• give advice and help to apply for funding such as the International Students’ Disability
Fund (ISDF)
• help you to apply for Personalised Examination Provisions (PEP)
• provide study skills workshops and electronic resources
• provide group workshops and 1-1 tuition on assistive software packages
• lend you specialist equipment and software on a short term basis
Tel: 020 7848 3398
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.kcl.ac.uk/disability
The Counselling Service is here to help you cope with any personal,
emotional problems, whether or not they actually affect your studies.
Help offered by:
• One-to-one appointments
• Drop-ins available
• Group sessions on a range of different issues
• Self-help information via the website
• Confidential
Tel: 020 7848 1731
Email: [email protected]
Apply online for an appointment: www.kcl.ac.uk/counselling
Health Centre
We provide an accessible confidential service which works with you to
meet your health needs as every patient deserves our personal best.
• Based in the Macadam Building at Strand
• Part of the NHS
• Students in College accommodation or living in nearby boroughs can
• Find out more at our Health talk later!
Tel: 020 7848 2613
King’s Sport
To encourage a healthy lifestyle by delivering outstanding
opportunities and experiences to improve personal performance and
achievement within the University community
• Partnership between the College and KCLSU
• Sports facilities
• Over 100 sports clubs and teams
• Newly refurbished Health & Fitness Centre with great student prices
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/sport
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KingsSport.ac.uk
The Compass
The Compass team will provide you with the practical support and
information you need to navigate through your studies and any personal
issues that may arise.
There is a Compass Enquiry Desk within each campus library:
• They are the first stop for all student information, documentation, advice & guidance
• They bring services to you by hosting drop-in sessions & special clinics
• They are the link to the College's Specialist Advice Team
• Here to help you with any questions you have on any subject, as the service is designed around
your needs.
If they can't support you directly, they will help navigate you through the other
services across the College to find you the most effective help.
Tel: 020 7848 7070
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.kcl.ac.uk/thecompass
The Chaplaincy team is a pastoral resource for the whole College
community, with chaplains on every College site.
There for everyone
Trained listeners with experience in supporting students
Events and activities throughout the term
International lunches at different campuses in term time
Visiting chaplains from other faith traditions and chapels, Quiet
Rooms and prayer facilities available across College
Email: [email protected]
Other useful services
• English Language Centre – www.kcl.ac.uk/elc - find out more on Friday!
• Accommodation Services – www.kcl.ac.uk/accomm
• Careers & Employability – www.kcl.ac.uk/careers - find out more on
• KCLSU – www.kclsu.org – your wonderful Students’ Union. Don’t forget
to go to the Freshers’ Fair and other events at the start of the year!
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