LEAN ON ME SUPPORT DURING YOUR STUDIES 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, including: • 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 Counselling 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 register • Find out more at our Health talk later! Tel: 020 7848 2613 www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/health 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 Chaplaincy 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] www.kcl.ac.uk/chaplaincy 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 Friday! • 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! QUESTIONS?