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


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


Latest from our blog:

Rising Tides Float All Ducks

Gabriel Yunus Pontin With the warming target of 1.5C slipping from our collective grasp, and the past COP27 viewed by many as our last chance to prevent truly severe climate outcomes, it’s the developing world that stands the most to lose despite often polluting the least per capita. Already those who have been affected by […]

The IMF’s Impact on the War in Ukraine

David Neef & Joaquin Magno The International Monetary Fund (IMF), a prominent international organization responsible for global economic policy, has faced several challenges with the ongoing war in Ukraine. Though not an institution with the authority to condemn or militarily punish states for acts of aggression, the IMF plays a pivotal role in (1) financing […]