New Year, new start

8 - 12 January 2018

Let's take care of our wellbeing this year. 

If we look after ourselves this exam season and beyond, we can get the best out of our studies for 2018. Join us for everything from free massage to Chill-out Zones & Advice.


Let's share our New Year, new start experience, stories and pictures on social media throughout the week by tagging @kclsu and using the hashtag #NewYearNewStart


New Year, new start events

Chill-out Zones


8 January 2018 

Chill-out Zone @ Guy's

10am - 2pm - The Shed

10 January 2018

Chill-our Zone @ Waterloo

10am - 2pm - Library, FWB

11 January 2018

Chill-out Zone @ Strand

10am - 2pm - The Lobby

Take some time away from revision to enjoy free herbal teas & chocolate while you relax.

Amongst the calming activities, we’ll also have:

  • Free massage from 12pm – 2pm (at the Guy's and Strand sessions only)
  • Practical guidance from KCLSU Advice for anyone looking to go through the Mitigating Circumstance procedures.
  • King’s Wellbeing will be on site to help us take care of ourselves this January.
  • Positive Peers will be present to provide support to fellow health students. 
  • We’ll also have King’s Advice and King’s Disability Advisory Service on hand.

No need to book, just come along!

Exam support

Can't sit an exam due to bereavement, injury, illness or mental health issues?

Accused of academic midconduct?

Contact KCLSU Advice! There are specific procedures to deal with these circumstances and our caseworkers are independent and confidential sources of help and support. Go to for more information. 

Come and see us! 

KCLSU Advice will be at the three Chill-out zones throughout the week offering mitigating circumstances drop-ins.

8 January 2018 - Chill-out Zone at Guy's - The Shed - 10am - 2pm

10 January 2018 - Chill-out Zone at Waterloo - Near the library, FWB - 10am - 2pm

11 January 2018 - Chill-out Zone at Strand - Macadam Lobby - 10am - 2pm

   King's Wellbeing

This is the perfect time of year to think about positive change, personal development and self-care.  King’s Wellbeing is a student service providing one-to-one coaching, wellbeing-related workshops, campaigns and events throughout the academic year to help you to achieve your academic and personal goals whilst taking care of yourself at the same time.  

To find out more about how King’s Wellbeing can help you get the new year off to a good start , visit:      

   King's Move

King’s Move is the platform that rewards us every time we exercise - at King’s, or elsewhere!

We will have a special New Year, new start Challenge:

Everyone that completes the challenge and gets at least 200 points from any type of exercise this week will be entered into a raffle to win the following prizes on offer: 

  • 2 x Personal Fitness session with one of the King's Sport Health and Fitness coaches
  • 5 x King's Move Tech Tees (Gold edition)
  • 10 x Wellbeing Packs (including a lunchbox & lip balm)

Get out and about this new year and see who can do the most activity this week. With prizes up for grabs, there is all to exercise for! 

Tips for the exam season and beyond

From KCLSU Advice and King's Wellbeing 

Let’s make sure we turn our phones off in exams and put them under our desks – we also need to make sure we don’t take notes into exams!

For any questions or concerns – contact KCLSU Advice  or come see us at the upcoming Chill-out Zones.


Many students set goals in the new year designed to help them reach their academic potential. That’s great, but don’t forget to factor in time out with people who help us feel positive and grounded. If we're looking to meet new people in 2018, explore the KCLSU societies, drop into a chaplaincy international lunch, or come along to a King’s Wellbeing event or workshop.

Looking for opportunities to make a difference in 2018?

  • Go to here to find a local charity to help
  • Sign up to a Look After Your Mate workshop & learn how to support a friend experiencing mental health difficulties
  • We can even combine a new workout regimen with doing good in the local community with KCL goodgym

Don’t sit your exams if you’re not well – if you need advice around this please see KCLSU Advice.

Our friendly caseworkers will be at the Chill-out Zones from the 8 - 12 January 2018.

We don’t have to be sporty to turn over a new fitness leaf.  Go online and check out King’s Sport and their Be Active social sport programme and the KCLSU sports clubs

We could even factor in a little gentle exercise by walking to lectures or exploring new areas of London.  Get the ball rolling here.