Welcome!

Welcome to the King’s Think Tank, the largest student-led policy institute in Europe.

Our institution was created in the wake of the student protests in 2010, as a means of empowering change through student activism without resorting to civil disorder.

The King’s Think Tank aims to provide a platform for students to engage with the world of policy. It is an exceptional opportunity for students to identify and advocate for innovative solutions to complex issues.

Through our seven policy centres, our committee strives to address the pressing challenges of today’s society through organising policy workshops, panel discussions, lobbying trips and thought-provoking podcast interviews. Critical analyses are published in our online blog and formal policy papers are published in our annual policy journal, The Spectrum. Our research is notable in that it is disseminated to a variety of audiences, across social, cultural and political backgrounds, including students, stakeholders and decision-makers in the realm of public policy.

In the decade since our launch, we have grown into a vibrant and diverse community of writers, activists, and leaders. Over the course of the next academic year, we will be consolidating the work undertaken in previous years whilst promoting ambitious new initiatives, such as KTT Ted Talks, to enhance our presence amongst the student body at King’s as well as in the wider community. Given the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more important than ever for us to champion our core values: excellence in ambition, passion, connectivity and collaboration.

If you have a vision and want to make a difference, there has never been a better time to get involved with King’s Think Tank.

Juliette Aikman
President, 2021-22

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Recent publications:

The latest issue of our annual policy journal The Spectrum is now live.

Founded in the wake of 2010’s student protests, ‘The Spectrum’ is Britain’s oldest student-run policy journal. As a fundamental part of King’s Think Tank, it offers students the opportunity to devise original solutions to today’s political, military, economic, and social issues. This 11th issue addresses a range of relevant topics, including A-Level reform, misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, and reforming the UN peacekeeping forces.

Click to access and download The Spectrum

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Latest from our blog:

Education in times of Covid-19: Challenges and Opportunities

On February 10th, 2021, the Education Policy Centre hosted an event to discuss the impacts of Covid-19 on the English schooling system and its approaches to creativity. Considering the multidimensional nature of creativity, the event afforded a broad understanding of the word as well as a specific reference to the arts. The event’s title “Education […]

ASEAN and the South China Sea: Southeast Asian Regionalism in Peril?

On 21st March 2021, Sino-Philippines tensions escalated as 200 Chinese militia boats were spotted along a disputed reef in the South China Sea (SCS). For decades, similar escalations between Southeast Asian claimants, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines, and China have been prevalent. The SCS is a vital trade passage, accounting for $3.37 trillion of […]

Antony Blinken: The New Face of U.S. Diplomacy

Since January 2017, the world has suffered a State Department that treated foreign policy more like a yo-yo than a strategy. Whilst he was a candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly mulled pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accords, Iran nuclear deal, and even NATO. As President, he went two for three on those agreements, putting peace in […]