Community Leaders Training

Welcome

Congratulations on being elected to be a Community Leader! We are really excited to work with you this coming year and we hope to be able to meet you all in person soon.

As hopefully you are aware, over the summer you will to take part in your core Community Leader Training and Induction in order to get you ready to truly succeed in your roles. This page provides all the information you need on how this will look.

Please read through all of this information carefully so that you understand what you will need to be doing and attending.

So go ahead, what are you waiting for? Go to the next tab to find out how to access the training courses and don't forget, you can always get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]

Your Training

You will be enrolled into the appropriate KEATS courses on the 7th June and you will have until the 1st August to complete them. If you haven't been enrolled or are having issues accessing the training please email [email protected] and we will help you out.

Once you have completed all the necessary training, you will need to sign the Student Group Agreement in order to ratify your group. You can find this at the end of your Core Training Course on KEATS.

The following table explains the breakdown of how this years' training will look along with which training types are compulsory or optional for each student group.

Table of Courses. You can find the accessible version at the button below.
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In addition to your online training, we have developed a digital handbook to guide you through your here. In the handbook you can find all the information from your training in more depth in a convenient layout for you to access at any point. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and download the digital handbook below.

Download the Community Leaders Handbook Here

Q&A Sessions

Throughout the month of July, we will be hosting three Q&A sessions via Microsoft Teams to accompany your online training.

At each of these sessions there will be members of staff relevant to each of the core module topics, ready to answer your questions. You must complete the online training modules available before attending these sessions.

The dates and links to join the sessions can be accessed via the below buttons:

Wednesday 14th July 13:00-14:00 Friday 23rd July 11:00-12:00noon Tuesday 27th July 16:00-17:00

FAQs

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Previously Asked Questions

What is the difference between a society and an academic association?

Academic Associations are representative groups for specific faculties or subject areas whereas societies are groups set up by students to bring together their members for a common interest outside their studies and enhance their social experience.

How can I see how many members have bought membership?

You can check this through the admin section of your group’s webpage. To find out how to access this check page 20 of the Community Leaders Handbook under the ‘Your Webpage’ section.

Can we change society membership fees mid-year?

Society membership fees can only be changed in the summer during the Society Review. We will only allow society membership fee changes in very exceptional circumstances. If you would like to enquire about changing your fee please email [email protected].

Do we need to complete a risk assessment for every event?

You will be asked to complete a Risk Assessment in the beginning of the academic year for your group’s core activities. Any events that fall outside your group’s core activities will require a separate risk assessment. Find out more about risk assessments here.

How do I update the text on the website?

You can edit the text on your website the admin section of your group’s webpage. To find out how to access this check page 19 of the Community Leaders Handbook under the ‘Your Webpage’ section.

What do I do if the committee changes during the year?

If there is a committee change at any point throughout the year please email [email protected] to let us know and we will update our records.

Who can be an Associate Member?

Anyone can become an Associate Member of your group if they fall into one of the following three categories:

  1. Current student of another UK Higher Education Institution
  2. Member of Staff at KCL or KCLSU
  3. King’s Alumni

Find out more about Associate Members here.

How do I sell tickets to an event online?

To sell tickets online through the KCLSU website you must complete an Event Promotion Form at least 2 weeks before you want the event to be posted on the KCLSU website.

What marketing tools are available?

We offer a few marketing tools to our groups:

Find out some more tips about marketing on page 12 of the Community Leaders Handbook.

For any Finance specific questions check out the link below:

Finance Related FAQs

For any Room Booking specific questions check out the link below:

Room Booking Related FAQs

For any Network specific questions check out the link below:

Network Related FAQs

Leadership Masterclasses

In addition to the compulsory KEATS modules, we are also offering some Leadership Masterclasses throughout the summer. These are one-off personal development workshops, aimed to equip you with skills that will help you in the year ahead and your time beyond King's.

Some of the Leadership Masterclasses are compulsory for Academic Associations and Network Leads. Please check the 'Your Training' tab to see which ones are compulsory and which ones are optional for your role. All Masterclasses are optional for all other Community Leaders.

Timetable of masterclasses. You can download an accessible PDF version from the button below
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Community Engagement Team

During your time on the committee, you will be working with the Community Engagement Team. We can't wait to meet you all in person but until then you can get to know us and what we do through our profiles.

JESS - VOLUNTEERING AND EVENTS MANAGER

What can students come to you for?

I support the incredible Volunteering & Events Team Coordinators who support our students on delivering community events, student-led volunteering opportunities & widening participation projects!

What student groups were you part of at university?

I LOVED playing for KCLWRFC (Women’s Rugby) and was an absolute keeno throughout my time at uni for the team.

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

Can I bring my Mum?

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?
  • Lady Gaga
  • Doja Cat
  • Hayley Williams
Get in touch with Jess

MICHAEL - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

What can students come to you for?

Students should come to me for anything related to societies, media groups or sports clubs. This can include anything related to coaching, funding, any new projects they would like to be involved in or any issues that they may be having.

What student groups were you part of at university?

I was part of the Cricket Club and Volleyball Club at University. I was Cricket Club 2nd Team Captain in my 2nd year and then Cricket Treasurer and Volleyball Secretary in my 3rd year.

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

A tennis ball

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?
  • AB de Villiers
  • Barack Obama
  • Queen Elizabeth II
Get in touch with Michael

ALEX - ACTIVITIES DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

What can students come to you for?

In my role I look after our 300+ student-run societies. Come to me for any issues or questions you might be having about your activity group.

What student groups were you part of at university?

When I was a student at King's I was heavily involved with the Dance Society but also did some Musical Theatre and RAG.

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

My phone with a solar-charged powerbank.

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?
  • Ryan Murphy
  • Lizzo
  • Stevie Nicks
Get in touch with Alex

ELEANOR - VOLUNTEERING AND FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

What can students come to you for?

As KCLSU’s Volunteering and Fundraising Coordinator I can help students set up volunteering opportunities with their student groups. You can come to me if you have any questions around obtaining your DBS check. I also work to facilitate fundraising, both for your society funds or for charities! Online, offline, bake sales to donation drives, if you have any questions or need help putting your ideas in to action, please get in touch.

What student groups were you part of at university?

I was part of the leadership team for ArtsFems (UAL’s Feminist Society) and the LGBTQIA+ Society at the University of the Arts London!

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

My crochet hook and yarn I think they have both entertainment value and practical uses!

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?

I’d invite some of the artists I am most inspired by: Tee Corinne, Allyson Mitchell and Zanele Muholi!

Get in touch with Eleanor

EMILY - VOLUNTEERING AND FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

What can students come to you for?

As Volunteering and Fundraising Coordinator, I help students to set up volunteering projects, find volunteering opportunities with local charities and can help you with any step of the Fundraising process. Come to me if you have any questions around DBS checks, setting up projects or if you want any help making your fundraising ideas or challenges happen.

What student groups were you part of at university?

I was Club Captain of the lacrosse club, and I got into volunteering when I started coaching as well as playing at Uni.

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

Can I bring a puppy??

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?

I’m thinking a Michelin star chef would be a good place to start, so I’ll go for Heston Blumenthal as our cook (not sure I’m playing the game properly…) Deborah Frances-White would be second, she’s the host of the Guilty Feminist podcast and is both intelligent and hilarious. Finally, I’d have to say Andy Murray as one of my favourite athletes (not to mention a great feminist ally for women in sport, so you can see where the conversation is going!)

Get in touch with Emily

ISABEL - COMMUNITY EVENTS COORDINATOR

What can students come to you for?

I am the Community Events Coordinator, so I coordinate events in collaboration with groups and networks, including Welcome and Liberation History Months. Get in touch if you need any support, or would like to work together, to run an event.

What student groups were you part of at university?

When I was a student at King’s, I was part of SPLAS Society, Yoga & Pilates Society and also Social Secretary for The Northern Society which was sadly short lived.

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

If I were to be stranded on a desert island, I would bring my friend Alex. He’s a 3 Michelin star chef so I would be well fed and in great company.

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?

The honest answer to this question will always be Taylor Swift to honour the 13 year old Swiftie in me. The other two would have to be my high school best friends or I’d never hear the end of it.

Get in touch with Isabel

PHOEBE - STUDENT MEDIA AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

What can students come to you for?

- In my role, I look after all the media and arts societies. I am here to provide support and answer any questions you might have!

What student groups were you part of at university?

- When I was at University, I was part of the Dance society. I competed nationally in advanced contemporary and also taught contemporary classes for beginners.

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

- My toy poodle- Oscar!

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?

Michelle Obama, Daisy-May Cooper, Gregory Porter

Get in touch with Phoebe

ROISIN - CAMPAIGNS ORGANISER

What can students come to you for?

I am the Campaigns Organiser at KCLSU, so I support Officers and students to develop and enact campaign strategies that will achieve change for students at King’s. If you feel strongly about an issue affecting students and you want to do something about it, I can help you to figure out how to make change effectively.

What student groups were you part of at university?

I was in the Amnesty International Society during my undergrad, planning campaign stunts, fundraising events and student conferences.

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

An E-reader (with a solar powered charger of course) so I can lie on the beach and read.

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?

I could think about this for far too long, so I’m just going to go for three people I think I would have the most interesting conversations with:

  • Akala
  • David Graeber
  • Daisy May Cooper
Get in touch with Roisin

TASMIA - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (LIBERATION)

What can students come to you for?

I’m the Liberation Coordinator at KCLSU and support our Liberation Networks with building their communities, developing collaborative projects and campaigns and . I also lead on Liberation History Month and deliver our masterclasses on allyship, inclusivity and community organising.

What student groups were you part of at university?

I was the President of the Feminist Society, which was and the BME Representative, campaigning around the black attainment gap and decolonising the curriculum.

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

A puppy to keep us company!

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?

Moira Rose, Abe Weissman and Barry Jenkins

Get in touch with Tasmia

THANIYAH - DEMOCRACY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

What can students come to you for?

Anything related to democratic activities at KCLSU e.g. KCLSU elections, student group elections, Officer Accountability Panel, Annual General Meeting, General/Members Meetings etc.

What student groups were you part of at university?

I was a part-time officer – Deputy President of Southlands College which was essentially running all social activities for my college (it’s a collegiate university) and I started up an all-girls football team for my college too which I managed and played for.

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

My kindle – soaking up the sun on an island reading books all day sounds ideal.

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?
  • Zendaya
  • Meghan Markle
  • Tan France
Get in touch with Thaniyah

TOMMY - SPORTS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

What can students come to you for?

I’m responsible for looking after the 70+ student-run sports teams that are a part of KCLSU. Come to me for anything sport related, even if you’re not part of a team!

What student groups were you part of at university?

At the University of Worcester, I was part of the Cricket and Ultimate Frisbee teams as a player and committee member, and the Women’s Cricket and Wheelchair Basketball societies as a coach. A highlight was coaching the Wheelchair Basketball society at the University Championships!

If you were stranded on a desert island what one item would you choose to bring with you?

Does a fully stocked kitchen count?

Which 3 people would you invite to your fantasy dinner?

Loyle Carner, Andrew Rey (Binging with Babish on Youtube) and Joe Root.

Get in touch with Tommy