Events, benefits & services

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Alumni+ library cards

We have reintroduced Alumni+ library cards - a physical card alumni can apply for to access our libraries. If you wish to borrow books from King’s libraries, please fill out the new Alumni+ membership form.

You will have the option to choose between two discounted (50% off) subscriptions:
£30 for six months
£60 for one year

Alumni+ users will be provided with an ID card for swipe access outside of staffed hours (subject to library opening times). You can take out up to five books in one go but you’re only allowed to have a total of five books borrowed on your account.

Please always bring your Alumni+ card and a form of ID with you if you would like to visit our libraries outside library staffed hours or borrow books.

If you forget your card, you can still visit the libraries by showing your King’s Connect account to security. Note that in this case, you are limited to just browsing (not borrowing) the collection and can only visit during library staffed hours.

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Forever King's Edge

We are delighted to share with you Forever King’s Edge – your one-stop shop where you can access tailored King’s offers and opportunities to skill up and stand out from the crowd.

We want to support you in your career and professional development as you transition from King’s. Through Forever King’s Edge, we provide exclusive benefits for new graduates and opportunities for you to build networks and communities.

Forever King’s Edge is an exclusive benefit for alumni who have graduated in the past two years. Explore the platform to find which offers will work for you. Expand your community and networks, work on professional development or dive into the full range of perks available to King’s alumni.

Explore the platform

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King's gyms

King’s Sport & Wellness gyms are dedicated to delivering a range of opportunities to gym members that cater to all levels of experience and all types of personal goals.

As members of the King’s Community, alumni are entitled to a discount on a King’s Sport & Wellness gym membership that gives you access to both our campus gyms (the Strand Gym and London Bridge Gym) from just £16 per month.

Membership includes over 150 monthly studio classes across our sites, from Yoga to Boxing, and a free training programme written by one of our coaches tailored to your goals. To use this benefit, visit the King’s gyms webpage and select one of the ‘community’ options when choosing your membership type.

Strand Gym:
Lower Ground Floor, 57 Aldwych, London WC2B 4PA

London Bridge Gym:
135 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NP

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Associateship of King's College (AKC)

Initially designed as a three-year programme to run alongside students' studies, we are delighted to share that the AKC is now available as a Distance Learning Programme for King’s alumni.

Offering two series of academic lectures a year, the AKC is at the heart of the King’s commitment to an international, interdisciplinary and innovative curriculum. The programme is unique to King's and seeks to foster an understanding of different beliefs and cultures that can be taken into wider society.

The AKC is the University's original award and has been taught since 1829. It has recently been expanded to include modules in Philosophy of Religion, and Ethics. Alumni who successfully complete three years of the AKC programme (the same regulations as for campus-based students) are eligible for election by the Academic Board, on behalf of the College Council, as Associates of King’s College London.

Find out more, including how to enrol on the course, here.

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Digital credentials

At King’s, we value our alumni and are fortunate to have alumni volunteers who are committed to supporting our efforts in making the world a better place through service. Alumni volunteers can now receive digital credentials to recognise their volunteering commitments and efforts.

Digital credentials are made up of a digital certificate and a digital badge which can be shared on LinkedIn with your wider network and prospective employers.

We have four different types of volunteer recognition:

• International Alumni Representative

• Alumni Volunteer

• Alumni Mentor

• Mentee (for students only)

Whether you are supporting King’s students through a mentoring programme, speaking on a careers panel or helping at our events, digital credentials can be a powerful tool to showcase your volunteering achievement. Not only can you sync your credentials to your LinkedIn profile, but you also have the flexibility to share your digital badge on your social media channels and add it to your email signature. All issued digital credentials are verified, enhancing the credibility of your volunteering achievements if you choose to share this with your wider network on LinkedIn.

There's more information about digital credentials here.

You can register your volunteering interest by completing this form or by emailing volunteering@kcl.ac.uk

An example certificate from the digital credentials programme. It features Reggie, The King's College London mascot, prominently, and thanks the recipient for supporting the King's community.

Chatham House

Chatham House is an independent policy institute and a trusted forum for debate and dialogue. For 100 years, its research and ideas have helped people, societies and governments understand and adapt to our changing world.

Chatham House has provided thought leadership on key issues that defined the 20th century. It helped craft the multilateral institutions and mechanisms of global financial stability after the Second World War and gave African independence leaders a platform throughout decolonisation. Its research influenced China’s establishment of low-carbon economic zones, and the Chatham House Rule has helped foster open dialogue and ideas-sharing.

Today, at the beginning of its second century, Chatham House continues to offer solutions to global challenges and actively seeks to empower the next generation to change their world.

Chatham House’s three second century goals are intended to enable and build peaceful, sustainable and inclusive societies. It is privileged to hold a long-standing position of trust on the world stage and seeks to use this to champion positive change for people everywhere.

Events with world leaders and experts

Add your voice to the debate by attending member events in London and online, with high-profile speakers such as Nancy Pelosi, Michel Barnier, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Sir Tony Blair.

Disrupt thinking

Your membership helps ensure Chatham House’s independence. Challenge its speakers in an atmosphere of informed, respectful debate and ensure its work is rigorously tested.

Powerful networking opportunities

Expand your network by meeting other members from business, government, NGOs and academia at events and through social media.

Subscriptions to publications

Browse a unique collection at Chatham House, discover a world of knowledge through its eLibrary, and enjoy six print editions of The World Today magazine and access to its International Affairs journal.

Help shape the future

The Chatham House Council shapes the future direction of Chatham House. As a member, you have exclusive voting rights to elect its members and to stand for election to council.

Chatham House is offering a discount on its Individual and Associate memberships. Get your membership here to join and enter JFOFFKCL at checkout to waive the £50 joining fee.

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EDITORS

Abbie Coburn
Ellie Stone

WRITERS

Paul Brooks
Hermione Cameron
Oliver Mangham

DESIGN

Jonathan Vickers
Approved by brand@kcl.ac.uk

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO

JH Norris

ALUMNI & EDITORIAL OFFICE

King’s College London
Virginia Woolf Building
22 Kingsway
London, WC2B 6LE

King’s College London 2024 ©

InTouch is published by the University’s Department of Fundraising & Supporter Development. The opinions expressed in it are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the University.

If you have a story for our Autumn 2024 issue, email us at forever@kcl.ac.uk

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