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Pre-Consultancy Training Workshop: 9 May

Tuesday, 9 May 2017
10:00 – 15:30
S3.31, Strand Campus

King’s PhD students who are interested in consultancy work but who are unsure as to whether they have the skills for it, are invited to the next pre-consultancy training workshop on Tuesday 9 May.

Please find the agenda below.

10 – 10:45 Preparing your Application  Donald Lush, Careers Consultant
 10:45 – 11:30 Working for yourself  Donald Lush, Careers Consultant
 11:30 – 11:45 King’s Research Consultancy – Programme Overview  Katie Black/Jon Sanders, Careers & Employability
11:45 – 12:15 Working as a Consultant – What to Expect
12:15 – 12:45 My King’s Research Consultancy Project  Aine Rubikaite, Final Year PhD Candidate, Developmental Neurobiology, IoPPN
 12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break
 13:30 – 15:30 Project Management, Dealing with Client Issues and Presenting your Conclusions  Dr Ross English – Researcher Development Unit

To book a place on this workshop, please email careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk, or call 020 7848 1376.

About the King’s Research Consultancy
The King’s Research Consultancy is a programme offering PhDs (post-upgrade) the opportunity to consult on a specific research project within a department at King’s College London, or with an external organisation.

You can benefit from this scheme by:

  • Gaining advanced levels of work-based experiential learning and build on research, analytical and project management skills.
  • Having access to pre-consultancy training and support from King’s Careers & Employability, if required.
  • Having the opportunity to apply your PhD subject knowledge to a commercial project, impacting significantly and tangibly on organisational or departmental outcomes.

Meaningful, paid teaching experience at this year’s K+ Spotlight Summer School

An exciting, developmental and paid opportunity is being offered to King’s doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to join in the collaboration between The Brilliant Club and the K+ programme, which is King’s College London’s flagship widening participation initiative.

The Brilliant Club is recruiting King’s College London doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver the academic strand of the K+ Spotlight Summer School, an annual highlight in the K+ Programme. You will receive training from qualified teachers, and then design and deliver a series of five tutorials based on your own research to small groups of sixth form pupils over the course of a week.

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Those who are conducting research within the following areas are of particular interest: Healthcare, Dentistry, Maths, Computer Science, Politics, History, English Language and Literature.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Charlie at charlotte.talbotrice@thebrilliantclub.org.

 

Summer School in Dresden, Germany, for PhDs & Postdocs

Invitation Summer School “Vocational Integration in Post-Migrant Society”
3-7 July 2017

Open to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from education, sociology, economics, linguistics, and related disciplines.

You are invited to the International Summer School, which takes place on 3-7 July 2017 and is hosted by the TU Dresden/ Germany (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Center for Integration Research).

Outlook of the Summer School
In Germany–a country of immigrants—what counts as one of the biggest tasks for society as a whole is the integration of people with diverse backgrounds (ethnicity, age, gender, etc.) into a society which regards itself as inclusive. Therefore, a particular challenge is finding a way to properly utilise and develop the potential of such a diversified society. Societies that are open to such varying diversities are the main focus of research in so-called “post-migrant approaches.” These approaches shift the perspective from migration itself to the processes resulting from it- for example, social and political transformations, conflicts, and identity construction. In this context, the topic of integration and labour in post-migrant societies is of enormous importance, for it is within this area that participation within society is made possible. In light of the shortage of skilled labour and the current climate of demographic transition, integration can furthermore positively influence developments in the labour market. By extensively discussing relevant practices and concepts, Summer School 2017 revolves around the topic of integration with a special focus on how to further develop the structures and processes of vocational training and employment in an age of diversification.

Target Audience: Competition and Selection Process 
The group of participants will consist of researchers (on a doc and post-doc level) based in a variety of fields and from various different countries of origin who have been awarded for their excellent research activities (on the relevant qualification level) and innovative contributions to migration and integration studies.

Those interested are asked to describe their expertise in the subject matter detailed above and to state their motivation for participation in the form of an application. A committee consisting of professors from the Faculty of Education together with representatives of the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Institute of Sociology will be responsible for selecting appropriate candidates. 20 international researchers as well as 5 researchers of TU Dresden will be selected.

Please have a look at our outline of the Summer School

The registration is open now until 31st March 2017. Please apply here.

Join this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards student panel

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You are invited to join this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards student panel. 

The King’s Learning Institute are looking for 14 students to participate in the Teaching Excellence Awards panel. As part of the panel you will consider the shortlist for one of the award categories and help select the overall winners for this year’s awards.

The panel will take place on Thursday 27th April, 12:00-14:00, at Waterloo Campus. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. You will also receive an invite to the awards evening in June.

Please sign up here if you are able to attend. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible in advance of the panel.

For any queries please contact Hannah MacAskill at Hannah.macaskill@kcl.ac.uk

 

Nominations Now Open

KCLSU Awards

Let’s celebrate the significant contributions, dedication and expertise of outstanding students at the KCLSU (King’s College London Students’ Union) Awards 2017.

If you know someone who’s done fantastic work and made a real impact on our community, nominate them (or encourage them to nominate themselves) for a KCLSU award here by 5pm on Friday 7 April. 

You’ll find full details of the categories and criteria on the website here, and if you have any questions or concerns email AwardsSeason@kclsu.org

This year we’re celebrating Crowns & Colours and the KCLSU Awards in one event – a great night to celebrate students’ achievements with peers and VIPs at the prestigious KCLSU Awards 2017 ceremony, held from 7pm on Tuesday 30 May 2017 at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms.

With a bigger venue and more options, this year all students will have the chance to book tickets and attend the awards, with a choice of drinks reception or a three course meal with wine. Tickets go on general sale from 14 April.

 

Dedicated writing-up space for final year doctoral students

Are you currently writing-up your doctoral thesis full-time and in need of a dedicated desk space?

If so, you may be eligible to apply for a desk in the new ‘Doctoral Thesis Writing-Up’ room within the Maughan Library.

Successful students will be offered their own desk and locker within a designated quiet room for a period of 3 months.

To be eligible, you must be a registered doctoral student at King’s College London who either:

  • Has registered for writing-up status
  • Or, has submitted an RD1 examination entry form to the research degrees examinations office which has been approved (you must provide proof of approval)
  • Or, is currently undergoing corrections for thesis resubmission following examination (you must provide an examination report as proof)

The expectation is that you will be continuously writing-up your doctoral thesis and will use the space at least 3-4 days a week.

To apply you will need to complete an online application form and request a supporting statement from your supervisor. Four competitions will run during the year and the deadline for the next round is 15th April 2017. For full details, please visit: https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/student/grad-school/pgr/support/wupspace.aspx.

This scheme will run as a pilot during the year 2017 and is subject to review over the summer. If successful, there may be an opportunity to roll this out wider across the campuses. Space is limited and allocation will be offered on a needs basis.

 

‘Thriving, not surviving’ – King’s Community Lecture Series

New initiative open to both staff and students on the importance of well-being

Thriving not surviving

 

Date: Friday, 31 March 2017
Time: 18:30 – 19:30, plus a drinks reception in Chapters after the lecture
Location: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand campus

 

 

The King’s ‘Thriving, not surviving’ lecture series is a new initiative which aims to highlight the importance of your own well-being and to help you thrive in doing whatever it is you do!

The first lecture is all about the importance of managing your energy and how a few simple changes can help lower stress, increase your happiness and enhance your overall wellbeing.

Please visit the Eventbrite page to book a ticket, and to learn more about the ‘Thriving, not surviving’ lecture series, visit the intranet page.

 

Voting Now Open – KCLSU Spring Elections 2017

Vote to make a difference in the Spring Elections.

Use your power to help achieve even more of a positive impact to King’s. For example as previously achieved – securing things like free printing and helping to provide a rent guarantor scheme for International students. Vote here by 5pm on Thursday 9 March.

If you have any questions, please email elections@kclsu.org. Voting in the Spring Elections is now open.

Best wishes
KCLSU

Doctorate Extension Scheme

WORKING AFTER YOUR STUDIES – FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

PhD students who are nearing the end of their studies can apply to stay in the UK for a further year under the Doctorate Extension Scheme, which comes under the Tier 4 route. The Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) is designed to give PhD graduates from outside the EU the opportunity to work in the UK for a year once they have completed the PhD. Students who hold this visa can undertake most forms of work on a full or part-time basis, including self-employment, but cannot work as a doctor or dentist in training or a professional sportsperson or coach.

Students interested in applying for the DES are advised to start thinking about their application a couple of months before they need to apply. A new CAS from King’s is required for the DES application, and it is recommended that students request this CAS at the same time as their viva, or just afterwards. Together with completing the online CAS request form, students must also complete a declaration form, agreeing to respond to King’s monitoring emails during your time on the Tier 4 (DES) visa.

Please note: you cannot apply for the Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) from outside the UK.

To find out if you are eligible, and for further advice, please visit the Student Advice Service’s intranet page