Turn the Tables

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What are priority campaigns? 

You shared, and we heard.  

This year, KCLSU is campaigning about issues you care about the most. In collaboration with your elected Student Officers’ team, we have introduced our 2023-2024 Priority Campaigns: 

  1. Turn the Tables: flexible, compassionate and transparent timetabling at KCL 

  1. Thrive not Survive: tackling the cost of survival at KCL 

Turn the Tables: 

What is the Turn the Tables campaign? 

‘Turn the Tables’ is a KCLSU-led campaign that calls for a compassionate, flexible and transparent approach to timetabling which prioritizes student wellbeing and respects students’ both academic and non-academic commitments.

Our campaign aims to ensure student voice is heard in timetabling at King’s. No more timetable clashes, no more giving up sport for your studies, no more 5 exams on the same day, and no more running from Guy’s to Waterloo to attend back-to-back lectures.

Campaign Goals

The Turn the Tables Campaign calls on the University to commit to a comprehensive Timetabling Standards Policy that outlines the need for:

  1. Inclusivity by design
  2. The early release of timetables
  3. A standardised approach to student requests for module changes
  4. Reliable and timely communications

What does that mean?

An ‘inclusivity-by-design’ approach:

We call for an 'inclusivity-by-design' approach to timetabling, considering students' non-academic commitments -- such as part-time jobs, caring responsibilities, and extra-curricular activities -- as well as the mental and economic costs associated with timetabling issues.

The early release of timetables:

We advocate for the teaching timetable to be released a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the start of classes -- so students know what days they are expected to be on campus – and the assessment timetable to be released at least 8 weeks in advance.

A standardised approach to student requests for module changes:

We call for a consistent and standardised approach to module change requests; wherein students are informed of the process and their relevant departmental point of contacts.

Reliable and timely communications regarding timetable changes:

We demand that departments and faculties reliably and promptly inform students of relevant timetabling information, including changes to their schedules.


How can you get involved? 

If you would like to take part in these discussions and make your voice heard, sign up to get involved here.

Your opinion matters and we are here to listen! 


What happens next? 

Watch this space to stay on top of our updates and keep a look out for Turn the Tables in our weekly newsletters. 

In December, we sent out a timetabling survey to all Academic Reps to help inform our campaign. You answered, and we listened! Find out more about the survey results here.

Email us at [email protected] if you would like to be a part of these discussions.