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:

How the “Energy Crisis” could hinder European economic recovery

Europe is undergoing an energy crisis as a result of supply-side issues and a dependence on unreliable imports. The key commodity in question is natural gas, heavily utilised by many European countries as they work to reduce their reliance on coal and thus reduce their carbon emissions. However, prices for gas in the UK have increased […]

Strengthening Climate Policy in China’s Private Sector

At the UN conference in September 2020, President Xi Jinping announced that China will “have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060”. Details of how this target will be achieved will probably not be released until the 14th Five-Year Plan (FYP) is announced. Nonetheless, if China fully implements a strategy to […]

Weaponisation of Refugees: A New Low for Europe

In retaliation for ongoing sanctions imposed by the European Union on Belarus after its disputed presidential election in 2020, President Lukashenko vowed earlier this year to allow migrants to cross Belarus’ borders into EU member states. In a widely publicized move, Belarus is granting easily accessible tourist visas to migrants, many of whom are Syrian […]