Kings College London: why attend Beyond the Curriculum 2017?

Darllenwch yn y Gymraeg

King’s College London is delighted to be attending the Seren conference on 15-16 March 2017. As representatives of the Widening Participation Department, we’re looking forward to engaging with young people from Wales, so be sure to come and say hello!

Who’s who?


Anne-Marie is the Director of Widening Participation at King’s College London. She provides leadership and strategic direction for full lifecycle widening participation across the institution. Anne-Marie is a member of the Universities UK Ministerial Advisory Group and recently served as Chair of the Russell Group Widening Participation Association.


Luke Chapman is the Widening Participation Officer for Partnerships. He manages the relationship with some of the department’s key partners, such as The Brilliant Club and Into University, as well as acting as the main schools contact.


We will also be joined by some of our friendly student ambassadors. These knowledgeable undergraduate students enjoy talking to young people about applying to university and what it’s like to be a student.

Adjusting to university life

Our student ambassadors will reflect on the start of their time at university, in a session for students entitled Adjusting to University Life.
They will talk delegates through how they found their first weeks and months, what they did and didn’t enjoy and how they settled in.
This session will give delegates an opportunity to get a relevant, honest student perspective. Feel free to ask anything on your mind, such as what measures they took to make friends, how they dealt with the step up in academic work or how they found moving away from home.

The panel session for teachers

King’s will also be sitting on a panel for an extended question and answer session. Teachers will hear directly from universities on matters such as widening participation and undergraduate admissions. Engaging with teachers is an important part of our department’s work, and from our experience, panel sessions are a positive way to learn about a range of topics.

Visit our university stand

Throughout the event, we are going to have representatives at a King’s stand, so Seren participants, teachers and other contributors can speak to us about King’s, London, applying for university or anything else. We will also bring King’s undergraduate prospectuses to give to anyone who wants one. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to network with young people and advisers.
This is going to be a great event and we’re looking forward to seeing you at the conference.

Luke and Anne-Marie,
Widening Participation Department
King’s College London

The Seren Network annual conference in Newtown is aimed at both students and teachers. The Welsh Government and Seren Network is covering transport costs for sixth form students and interested staff to attend the conference. Students will attend sessions by academics on topics beyond the A-level curriculum that can support university applications, while teachers will receive latest top tips, resources, and research on helping students to university, including a panel sessions with top UK unis.

For more information and to sign-up to attend, click here. Registration closes on Friday March 3rd.

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