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Porter

A college porter, taken by King's Fellow Rory O'Bryen.

To complement its primary role as a centre of learning, King's is committed to offering the best educational and pastoral support to its students.

  • Directors of Studies. Each undergraduate student has a Director of Studies who oversees their education. As the Director of Studies is a specialist in the subject they can give very specific help and advice whether you want to discuss your paper choices, are struggling with an aspect of the course or want some career information.
  • Tutors. If you're having difficulities of any kind you can book an appointment with a Tutor (a King's fellow) to discuss it. Some of the Tutors have specialisms - e.g the Bursarial Tutor can advise on financial issues, the Graduate Tutor can help graduate students in particular, etc.
  • The Dean and Chaplain. You can also talk to The Dean and Chaplain about any concerns you may have. The Dean and Chaplain are available to all students, regardless of their religious beliefs.
  • College porters. The porters are around 24/7 and can help you with queries or emergencies at all hours. Students tend to have a good rapport with the porters. The porters are all first-aid trained.
  • College Nurse. The College has its own nurse you can visit for advice and treatment. Students must also register with a local doctor.
  • Counselling service. The University provides a counselling service as well as a number of help-lines and health services. See the counselling service website.
  • Peer support. A number of students on the College unions are available to talk to or to provide specific support for certain issues. These include Welfare and Academic Affairs Officers, Ethnic Minorities, International Students, Womens' Officer, and LGBTQ Officers. See the KCSU website.
  • CUSU. The Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) has its own support officers. You can find out about them and about other useful resources on the CUSU website. The graduate equivalent is the Graduate Union.

For current students of King's there is a Health & wellbeing page on the intranet that lists a host of resources for physical and emotional health.

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