Job Opportunity for PGRs: Study Skills Leaders

King’s Library Services are looking to recruit King’s PhD students from across the faculties to work as Study Skills Leaders (SSLs).

SSLs provide one-to-one and appointments and drop-ins and contribute workshops as part of the King’s Learning and Skills Service (KLaSS).

For more information about the wider team, please click this link.

Purpose

  • To deliver student-centred additional learning skills support across the University.
  • To provide some or all of: academic/writing/maths/statistics skills support to undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) students in a way that complements other support provided by Library Services.
  • To contribute to the development of blended learning and teaching resources in the areas of academic skills, independent learning and academic writing.

Rates of Pay

  • Weekly one-to-one sessions during term time: £17 per hour, 3-6 hours per week during term time.
  • Drop-in Sessions and developing resources during summer time: £17 per hour
  • Scheduled Workshops £34 per hour (to reflect preparation time)

Start Date & Hours

  •          Start 6/11/2017 (or asap thereafter)
  •          3 – 6 hours per week
  •          Temporary

Specific Vacancies

We would welcome applications from King’s postgraduate (research) students from across the institution to complement the existing team of SSLs.  We would particularly like to recruit SSLs who could provide Maths support but we are looking to make around 12 appointments and would therefore welcome applications from King’s postgraduate (research) students from across the institution to complement the existing team of SSLs.

Application Process

Please read the Job Description and the complete the attached application form at this link and send it, along with a current curriculum vitae, to learningandskills@kcl.ac.uk

Deadline: 27 October 2017, 5pm 

If you have any queries, please contact alistair.morey@kcl.ac.uk.

For more opportunities like this & other ways of enhancing your career, go to the King’s Careers webpages and follow King’s Careers on Twitter @KingsCareers.

PGR Careers Webinars – Autumn 2017

Webinars:

Are you off-campus or too busy at work to come to workshops?  Then webinars might be the answer for you!  Sit at your desk, wherever you are, and ‘attend’, contribute and learn from these online seminars.  Easy booking – just click the registration link.  First one is next week!

Thursday 28th Sept, 12.30-13.30: CVs for academia and outside  

This webinar will help you understand the basic outlines of a CV, whether for academia or outside. ‘Attend’ it sitting at your own computer to find out more and be shown further resources to help you with these tricky application documents.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4970723126602208259

 

Thursday 12th Oct, 12.30-13.30: Using social media for your career research and job applications             

Sites such as Twitter and Linked In are vast repositories of useful career information that can be easily and profitably searched. They’re also excellent ways to raise your profile. Join us to find out how to make the best of what they offer and ensure you are visible to potential colleagues and employers.

Register here:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7435609395294389763

 

Thursday 9th Nov, 12.30-13.30: Preparing for job interviews      

How do you prepare effectively for an interview? How can you make sure you stand out and get your case across so that you will be offered the role? Join us for this webinar to gain top tips for your preparation and performance on the big day.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9037851824149995011

 

Thursday 30th Nov, 12.30-13.30: Cover letters/personal statements and applications

How can you make sure your applications secure that all-important interview? Join us from your own desk to look at the language, structure and content you might use to translate your experience into a top-notch application.

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6419956419857131267

Welcome to our postgraduate community

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at King’s College London.

King’s is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society, and in doing so we have an outstanding reputation for undertaking cutting-edge research.

We are delighted to welcome you as part of our postgraduate community, working alongside some of the best academics from around the globe, and benefiting from our world-class libraries, resources and professional networks, as well as all the opportunities London has to offer.

We hope you will make use of the wealth of opportunities available to help you develop your personal and professional skills and experience.

As a postgraduate taught student at King’s you will not only be working with some of the world’s best academics, but you may have the opportunity to enhance your degree through study abroad schemes, volunteering, and internship programmes. You will also have access to the wide range of student support services offered by King’s, including careers and employment advice and Wellbeing support. Specialist individual assistance is available through the College’s personal tutor scheme. Your personal tutor will be an academic member of staff from your department and there will be opportunities to meet with them once you have enrolled.

As a postgraduate researcher in pursuit of your doctoral qualification you will receive specialist support from the Centre for Doctoral Studies. This university-wide professional services centre is responsible for ensuring all postgraduate research students are equipped to excel at King’s and beyond. The Centre for Doctoral Studies focuses on four key areas: Funding, Support, Training, and the PGR Community.

If you are keen to meet fellow postgraduates in a social setting, there will be a postgraduate student only party on Thursday 28th September 2017, which is organised through the Student Union and is open to all new and existing King’s postgraduate students. You will also have access to postgraduate-only social lounges and study spaces on each campus.

For doctoral research students, the Centre for Doctoral Studies will be hosting an induction session on Wednesday 27th September 2017. This event aims to welcome all new research students to the postgraduate community and help them settle into life at King’s while giving an overview of doctoral research matters across the university.

Dr Nigel Eady, Interim Administrative Director of the Centre for Doctoral Studies

Prof Kim Wolff, College Head of Postgraduate Taught Studies

Make Connections. Create Change: KCL Alumni Mentoring Programme

The King’s Alumni Mentoring Programme connects students with alumni worldwide.

Alumni can provide career advice, professional insights and support to students from all Faculties and at all levels of their degrees. In the past, through their mentoring relationships with alumni, student have received hours of interview practice, CV advice, work shadowing experiences and more.

Through the online platform King’s Connect, students can search for alumni and connect with them straight away.

KCL Alumni Connect

Using King’s Connect is simple:

  1. Visit kcl.ac.uk/mentoring and complete registration.
  2. Create a user profile on King’s Connect that includes your photo, biography and personal information.
  3. Search for mentors from around the world who meet your criteria and begin connecting by sending them a mentoring request.

Alumni and students at all levels and stages of their degree are able to register for King’s Connect. Registration is open year-round, and both mentors and mentees are invited to an exclusive series of mentoring events, giving you the opportunity to connect with alumni mentors in person.

Fore more information on the King’s Alumni community, Alumni events, and more go to the King’s Alumni homepage: https://alumni.kcl.ac.uk/

The Centre for Doctoral Studies: New name, same world-class support.

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King’s College London’s Graduate School has changed its name. It is now called the Centre for Doctoral Studies and will focus entirely on the specific needs and lifecycle of postgraduate research students.

The Centre for Doctoral Studies will continue to offer PGR students the same world-class support for research standards, funding and scholarships, training, skills development, and guidance as before. However, as our focus and responsibility shifts towards research, we will be renewing efforts to provide outstanding postgraduate research student experience to equip research students to excel.

So what is changing?

Our new name: the Centre for Doctoral Studies

The Graduate School is now called the Centre for Doctoral Studies and is located under the administrative umbrella of the Research Management & Innovation directorate. We will also work alongside the Centre for Research Staff Development,

Focus on postgraduate research

From this Autumn, the Centre for Doctoral Studies will focus solely on postgraduate research students. Postgraduate taught provision will be coordinated through the Students & Education directorate, with continued academic leadership from Prof Kim Wolff

New leadership

The new academic lead for the Centre of Doctoral studies will soon be appointed. They will be working closely with the Heads of Graduate Studies in each faculty to ensure the continued world-class standard of postgraduate research at King’s

To read more about the support, training, funding, and other services provided by the Centre for Doctoral Studies, go to our About us page. 

If you have any questions or comments, please do get in contact: doctoralstudies@kcl.ac.uk.