KCLSU Networks

Combat oppression, discrimination and inequality faced by students on a local and national level
KCLSU Networks are student communities who exist to connect us, highlight current issues and empower us to act collectively to bring about change and make a difference.
We’ve got Liberation Networks to provide community, empowerment and representation to groups often marginalised in society.

About KCLSU Networks

Our KCLSU Networks are representative communities for students from marginalised commuities within the student body and wider society. KCLSU has 9 Networks for the following student communities: Black Students, People of Colour, LGBT+, Disabled, and Women; International, First Generation, Mature and Student Parents and Carers (Family). Any student who self-defines as a member of these communities is considered a member of their respective Network.

Each Liberation Network is made up of:

  • Any King’s students who self-define into the Network
  • An elected Network Chair
  • A Network Committee and Network Volunteers
  • Member Societies (Affiliated activity groups)

Networks aim to bring together existing communities as a platform for collaboration, sharing and organising. Their purpose is to combat discrimination and inequality faced by their communities on a local and national level through organising and collective campaigning and giving a space for students to connect with one another around issues that affect them. They also hold King’s and KCLSU to account and ensure sure we are acting with equality and inclusion in mind.

Our Networks are intersectional and this means they recognise the overlaps (or intersections) between different identities and the knock-on effects. It’s possible to self-define into one, some, or all of the Networks. As a result, Networks often work together to achieve the best results.

Networks also recognise and celebrate Liberation History Months throughout the year; these are Black History Month, Disabled History Month, Trans Awareness Week, Women’s History Month and LGBT+ History Month. You can learn more about applying for Liberation History Month Funding here.

Students pose for photo
"I was excited to form my team after the 2017 autumn elections, work with KCL IT STOPS HERE, tackle mental health issues by raising awareness, and to work with other women focused society to gain more opportunities for women!"

- Alicia Tan, 2nd year LLB Law

For any questions about our Networks, please contact our KCLSU Representation Team or the relevant Network Officer.