Ishita Uppadhayay

Ishita Uppadhayay
Kings College London


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We spoke to KCL UNISON staff members about why they’re striking

‘Workloads keep increasing while the pay doesn’t meet it, we have more students at university but lesser staff’

Everything you need to know about the upcoming industrial action at King’s

Staff will be striking for three periods across the next month

All the ways King’s students can support the strike action

Here’s how you can show solidarity with your lecturers

King’s College London to face three days of strike during December

The UCU has announced the strike will occur from December 1st through 3rd

‘You’re spicy’: POC students on the racism and fetishisation they face on dating apps

‘The fixation on my race and ethnicity feels dehumanising’

Quiz: Which Gossip Girl reboot character are you really?

There’s no one as iconic as JC

These are all the freebies you can get with your A-Level results letter

Forget showing your parents your results, bring them over to Nando’s

These are the unis that will and won’t be offering spaces through clearing 2021

KCL and Leeds Uni aren’t offering clearing spaces

This is what you can do to help the situation in Turkey

All the resources necessary for you to be able to do your part, even from afar

On-campus teaching will resume for small-group seminars, workshops, and tutorials from September

Students and staff must take COVID-19 tests bi-weekly if they come to campus or live in King’s residences, regardless of vaccination status

Meet Houseplant, a King’s based four-piece indie band

‘We get to look back and say, we weren’t just studying during uni, we were having fun making music too’

NFT explained: What is this new digital art selling craze that’s all over TikTok?

Grimes has sold her NFT art for $5.8 million

Some of the most patronising advice unis have given to students during the pandemic

Apparently, living through a pandemic as a student is like ‘learning to dance in the rain’

King’s announces online teaching for the remainder of the year

Courses that require “specialist practical learning” will be unaffected

200 King’s students have signed up to rent strike

They say they’re tired of ‘appalling living conditions’

Over 1,900 King’s students sign safety net policy petition

The petition demands that KCL uphold the policy for this academic year as “the situation has only gotten worse”

Music during the pandemic: how King’s societies are dealing with restrictions

From masked theatre rehearsals to Instagram a cappella arrangements

KCL gives non-UK students 20 minute shorter counselling sessions than UK students

Non-UK students only get 30 minute sessions, but UK-based students get 50 minutes

King’s students wait up to a month for uni mental health counselling services

And they can wait two weeks between appointments

London is in the new Tier 2: What this means for King’s students

Universities will remain open, but pubs and restaurants face some restrictions

King’s introduces Covid-19 testing plan for students

The plan also includes dates and restrictions for end of term travel

How the national lockdown is relevant to King’s students

The university will remain open, but some programmes may go completely online

King’s students test Covid-19 positive after KCLSU event

The four students and all those who attended the event will self-isolate

King’s hardship funds need to be more accessible

The King’s Tab spoke to Mariam Zbadi, a student funding her third year through Gofundme

Students must wear face coverings, social distance in King’s buildings

Those who do not follow guidelines ‘may be subject to disciplinary action’

Just because I’m not doing a ‘traditional course’, doesn’t mean my degree is worthless

Ask yourself: why are you *really* judging that Classics student?

‘Extremely poor’ communication and ‘inflexibility’: the experiences of King’s offer holders

The King’s Tab spoke to offer holders impacted by the A-levels fiasco

King’s accepts offer-holders who have met or exceeded conditions

The statement doesn’t apply to courses with external funding like Dentistry

King’s study suggests Covid-19 antibodies can be lost over time

The study shows a significant antibody decrease after a three-month period

King’s Senior Leadership Team Publishes Race Equality Statement

Titled ‘Race equality, racism and King’s,’ it states that the institution is ‘examining and challenging’ itself

Statue of Thomas Guy to be removed from Guy’s Hospital due to slavery links

The NHS said it will ‘remove the statue of Thomas Guy from public view’ after protests

King’s Intersectional Fem Soc creates petition, email template addressing racist KCL students

The petition demands that KCL ‘acknowledge, apologise, and pay reparations as a practitioner of institutional racism’

King’s Vice President addresses the student community in video statement

Professor Funmi Olonisakin urged students to stay safe

King’s fifth-year medical students graduate early because of COVID-19

Exceptional circumstances and an expedited process graduates fifth-year medics

Stop what you’re doing: London Wagamama’s is giving out free dishes this week!

Free food at Wagamama’s???

Fire breaks out in Holborn, Maughan Library shut down

25 fire engines and 150 firefighters tackled the blaze