King's College London Students' Union
) is one of England
's oldest students' union
. KCLSU currently enjoys derived charitable
status from the College as an educational institution and exists solely to further the interests of its members, the approximately 21,500 students who are at King's College London
. The Strategic Plan defines the mission of KCLSU as "student life support".
KCLSU has a long but murky history with records being piecemeal or in the memories of current and past Union officers. An early honour board in the main building dates from 1908 with the name of the first President of the KCL Union Society, the predecessor of today's KCLSU. The most famous President of KCLSU was Sir Ivison Macadam
who was President in 1922 and became the first President of the newly merged National Union of Students
Following the various mergers and de-mergers of colleges in the University of London
with King's, many collegiate students' unions records have been misplaced or are possibly stored in the College's archives.
KCLSU's official mascot
is Reggie the Lion. In his early years, he would often be paraded on sports grounds by teams to support matches. There are three "Reggies" in existence: the original, on display in KCLSU's Student Centre at the Strand Campus, a papier-mâché
Reggie outside the Great Hall at the Strand Campus (pictured), and a small sterling silver
incarnation displayed during graduation ceremonies. In 2003-04 he... Read More