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 to empower 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 seek out 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, and lobbying trips. Critical analyses are published in our online blog and formal policy papers are published in our annual policy-recommendation journal, The Spectrum.

In the decade since our launch, we have grown into a vibrant and diverse community of writers, activists, and leaders. In the coming academic year, we will be building on the foundation from previous years to grow our impact within the student-body at King’s and also the wider community.

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.

Matias Salo
President, 2020-21

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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

King’s Think Tank has recently collaborated with Future Health to produce Global Britain and Healthcare: A collection of papers on delivering global leadership in health beyond the pandemic.

In advance of the G7 summit, this collection of papers explores some major challenges in global health, including: responding to Covid-19, antimicrobial resistance, health security, mental health and health technology. The authors do not profess to have all the answers, but the papers are designed to provoke thought around the UK’s role in global health and the actions and approach it should consider taking.

Read and download the paper here.

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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 […]