The two student bodies of the College, King's College Student Union (KCSU) and King's College Graduate Society (KCGS), contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and social life of the College. Both the KCSU and KCGS have representatives on the committees dealing with the governance of the College, and both are involved in decisions on the allocation of funds between sporting, musical, drama, and other societies.
King's College Student Union
The KCSU is a body designed to make student life easier. Promoting the well-being of students is our first aim, as outlined by the Constitution. Historically it has achieved a lot, from advocating the introduction of the C1 key so that students can open gates and doors after College hours, to fighting against rises in rent bands and tuition fees.
We also organise entertainment from formal halls to parties; we provide condoms, rape alarms and pregnancy tests. Every year we help students who would be otherwise disadvantaged in applying to Cambridge by providing guidance and helping organise Open Days, and we help candidates when they come for interviews.
King's College Graduate Society
King's College Graduate Society (KCGS) organises events specifically for graduates: video nights, formal dinner exchanges with other colleges, and trips to our sister college in Oxford (New College) or to London. On Fridays, KCGS sponsors informal graduate drinks. In the summer, 'Grad Drinks' may take place by the River Cam, sometimes combined with a barbecue or late-night punting.