Make a difference



The King's Doctoral Students' Association [KDSA] is the recognised representative body of the Postgraduate Research Student community. It is an autonomous body within the KCLSU representative structure. As a King’s doctoral student, you’re automatically part of KDSA.

Aim & Mission

KDSA is independent of King’s and works with the university to drive the changes doctoral students want.

  • Uphold, extend and defend the rights of doctoral/ postgraduate research students at King’s.
  • Establish a Peer Support Network for both academic and non-academic issues.
  • Promote student-led activity amongst new and existing PGR communities to build professional skills, share research ideas & network.


The KDSA lead collective campaigning to bring change and improve the experience for their student community and beyond.

Read more about some of the campaigns we have worked upon below:


Thesis Writing Space at King's


Lockers for PGR Students


Useful Links

KDSA Agreement
Centre for Doctoral Studies