King's College London is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society.

King’s College London is ranked 16th in the world in the QS World Rankings 2014 of the top 800 global higher education institutions. King’s has risen from eighth to sixth in the UK according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013, 11 of the subjects reviewed in the tables and taught at King’s feature in the top 50, of which 5 are in the top 20. 

In light of the recent changes to the higher education environment, the Principal’s Academic Strategy Group has developed a strategic review document for 2011-2016. This document is intended to follow a strategic plan with its goal of being recognised as a leading world university by 2016. This strategy paper assesses how best to respond to progress towards that goal and to changes in the external environment, particularly the reduced HEFCE grant and higher student fees. Its main purpose is to guide the investment decisions that the university will need to make over the coming financial years to maintain its competitiveness.

King’s Experience provides additional learning opportunities for students. You can undertake awards which recognise the extra learning you undertake, thus setting you apart from your peers. The awards feature on your Higher Education Achievement Record, the official transcript of your accomplishments at university, thereby giving you a potential employability advantage.

Perhaps more importantly, King’s Experience awards enhance your learning, by forming connections between classroom and experiential learning, by introducing you to different ways of learning and by expanding your social and personal skill sets as well as your academic ones.

To find out more about individual King’s Experience awards and other additional learning opportunities available at College, take a look at our Student Opportunities prospectus.

King’s Experience also provides opportunities to postgraduate researchers (PGRs). King’s Experience awards are marked by PGRs, overseen by members of academic staff, and each year we advertise for PGRs to be assessors. You will gain a significant academic practice opportunity, and we also pay £300 to each assessor.