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]
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.
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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
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
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:
- Current student of another UK Higher Education Institution
- Member of Staff at KCL or KCLSU
- 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
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.
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