The moment you’ve all been waiting for is near. A-level results day is on Thursday, 18 August, and many students in the UK will soon know what university they’re headed to after a long wait. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the process of getting your grades and accepting a place at university if you haven’t already. Prospects has a comprehensive guide on all the steps you’ll need to take here.
If you decide to take up a place at King’s, congratulations! We can’t wait to welcome all the new students this year. You should be receiving communication from the university on how to organise your move, but check out their New Students page for more information, and don’t be afraid to call or email if you’re unsure about any step of the process. This is also a good time to make sure that you’ve got your finances in order and start thinking about a budget. You can find out more about Student Finance applications here.
If you’ll be moving to London, it’s a good idea to get an early start on figuring out the logistics of your move. Do you have a friend or family member who can drop you off, or will you need to rent a car or moving service? If you’re moving into halls, you should be provided with a move in date and more information on how to get set up in your new home. Creating a checklist of what needs to happen before the move and what you’ll be bringing is a great way to get organised and make sure you don’t miss anything important. You can also start thinking about how you’ll decorate your room!
Once you’ve got the admin side of your offer sorted, it’s time to move on to the fun part: exploring what KCLSU and King’s have cto offer! KCLSU is holding the annual Welcome Fair on the 22 and 23 of September at Old Billingsgate. This is your chance to meet representatives from many of our over 300 activity groups and sports clubs (and get lots of great freebies, as well). You can find out more about the Welcome Fair on our page here, and also browse our list of groups beforehand to see which ones you might be interested in.
Welcome Week is a great chance to meet lots of people also starting at King’s, and there’s no better way of doing that than attending some of the many events KCLSU is putting on. We host club nights and non-alcoholic socials, so there’s something for everyone to make new friends. Check out our full list of events here, and you can even buy your tickets or a wristband which will get you into lots of events beforehand.
There are lots of Facebook groups for offer holders which are a good way to chat to other incoming King’s students if you’d like. A quick search should bring up groups for 2022-23 applicants, and this can be a good way to find some people to meet up with on your first days at the university. But don’t worry if this seems like an intimidating prospect—you’ll meet lots of people during Welcome regardless, and many of them will be in the same position as you. We’re so excited to meet you, and hope to see you at many of our events this year!