TEDxGoodEnoughCollege: Call for Speakers

Goodenough College, founded in 1930, provides private residential accommodation for postgraduate students and their families. Located in Bloomsbury, London, Goodenough is home to students from all over the world studying at universities across London. Additional information on Goodenough College can be found at here.

Goodenough College has hosted 6 previous TEDx events, and this year’s event will take place on Saturday, 20 May 2017 and is focused on the theme of [R]evolution.

From the gradual and continuous development that necessitates evolution, to the abrupt and sudden change that constitutes revolution, TEDxGoodenoughCollege will explore how and why the world and its inhabitants are constantly changing, and where this may lead us.

For more information about the event, including highlights from last year’s event, please see the website.
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Goodenough College is currently looking for extraordinary speakers to share their ideas at this event. If you would like to speak at the TEDxGoodEnoughCollege event then why not apply? You can find the application form here. The deadline is 23:59, on 28 February 2017.

Future of Bioscience? Post-Brexit Reality

Join King’s Think Tank Society on the 13th Feb 6.30-7.30pm at the Guy’s Campus for a lively discussion of the ‘Future of Bioscience? Post-Brexit Reality’

FREE tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-of-bioscience-post-brexit-reality-tickets-31398028348

Panellists include:

  • Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Vice President and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners
  • Dr Virginia Acha, Executive Director Research, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

 

Advancing innovation in health – event on 28th February

Celebrate innovation in health at King’s College London at an event organised by the Entrepreneurship Institute and KCL’s health societies. At this evening talk you will learn more about the important role innovation and entrepreneurship play in tackling challenges currently faced by the health industry. Find out more here.
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Conference Funding for Research in Diabetes and/or Depression

Doctoral students at King’s College London who are conducting research with a focus on diabetes and/or depression are eligible to apply for financial support for their participation in conferences in Germany 2017.

Funding is offered as part of the transCampus initiative – a unique partnership between two of Europe’s leading academic institutions, King’s College London and Technische Universität Dresden.

How much funding will I get?

  • EUR 89 per day
  • EUR 125 once for travel costs

How to apply
Please fill out an application form and send in all required documents by the deadline of 22nd February 2017 via e-mail to Felix Klee, Department for Development and International Affairs.

Only complete applications will be considered.

For full details and to access the application: transCampus Initiative Conference Funding 2017.

LAHP Networking event & Student-led conference launch

LAHP Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences Networking event & Student-led conference launch

Would you like to be involved in running a student-led conference?

To mark the arrival of the London School of Economics as an associate member of the LAHP, LAHP will fund and sponsor a one-day student-led conference on a theme of your devising that relates somehow to the overlap, cross-fertilisation, and collaborative potential between the humanities and social sciences. The call for this will be launched in January 2017.

To prepare for this conference call, LAHP is running an evening of networking and ‘speed-dating’ from 5pm – 7pm on Wednesday 7th December, followed by an opportunity for socialising over drinks and snacks. LAHP is keen to encourage as many students as possible from different institutions and disciplinary backgrounds to meet, and (if you wish) to brainstorm ideas and collaborations ahead of the funding call.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite by 30th November.

Please note that there is a limited capacity for this event as it is open to all arts & humanities and social sciences PhD students across UCL, KCL, SAS, QMUL and LSE, and LAHP has requested that you cancel your booking if you are no longer able to attend.

The event will take place at:

LSE PhD Academy Lionel Robbins Building (4th floor) 10 Portugal Street London WC2A 2HD

For more information why not look at LAHP’s website and twitter!

St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award

Do you have a disruptive idea? Would you like a stage to present your idea to world leaders? Would you like to become a leader of tomorrow?

The 47th St. Gallen Symposium, taking place on 3-5 May 2017 in Switzerland, attracts some of the most influential leaders and decision makers and is organised entirely by students, making it a very unique platform for you to express your ideas. It will also give you the opportunity to network with like-minded peers, and become a member of this unique and global community. Leaders of Today who have attended the symposium in the past include Niall Ferguson, Jack Ma, Christine Lagarde, Paul Polman, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Ratan Tata, and Muhammad Yunus.

In order to win your place at the symposium, an all-expenses paid trip to Switzerland, and a chance to win a share of 20 000 CHF, you need to enter the world’s most prestigious essay competition. For your essay to be considered, it must answer this question; ‘Breaking the status quo – What’s YOUR disruptive idea?’

For a feel of what the symposium you could be attending is like, check out this video.

Interested? Make sure you attend the  KCL information session on 15 November 2016 for more information, and register here in order to apply. Make sure you read all of the eligibility criteria (please see below for more information), and instructions before you submit your essay!

The deadline to apply is the 1 February 2017 – good luck!

The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  • Born in 1987 or later*

* The event is about facilitating conversations ‘between the generations’ with young researchers alerting older policy and decision makers and change makers  of their concerns and aspirations.

Please note that the eligibility criteria are set by the organisers of the symposium and do not necessarily reflect Kings Policies.

 

Library Services Research Support – How we Can Support Research Staff!

Library Services Research Support team provides a range of researcher focused services, including the transition to Open Access for research publications; the management, preservation, and discoverability of research data; as well as support around copyright and bibliometric analysis. Working closely with the rest of Library Services and other professional services departments, support is available for all King’s academics and researchers through a programme of guidance and training activities, offered at individual, departmental and institutional level.

Key areas of expertise:

Open Access (OA)

‘Open Access’ refers to making your research publications accessible to anyone at the point of need. It encourages wider visibility of research, higher potential citations, and greater impact, as well as opening up opportunities for collaboration across disciplines. There are two routes to making your research Open Access: self-archiving the author’s accepted manuscript version of a paper in an institutional repository (aka the ‘Green’ route) or making the final published version freely available immediately upon publication within the publisher website (the ‘Gold’ route). The latter generally requires payment of a fee to the publisher. Importantly, many funders are now mandating Open Access, including HEFCE, the 7 Research Councils, and the Wellcome Trust.

Further details: http://bit.ly/kingsopenaccess

Contact: openaccess@kcl.ac.uk | +44(0)20 7848 7298

Pure (King’s institutional repository) and the Research Portal

Pure, the King’s Current Research Information System, also incorporates the institutional repository which holds both details and the full-text of research publications produced by King’s authors. It has individual researcher and departmental profiles, together with information about grants, projects, and related activities. All academics automatically have a Pure profile which they can edit. The Research Portal is the front-end of Pure, showcasing King’s research to the world, and is indexed by Google and other search engines.

Further details: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/library/researchsupport/openaccess/pure.aspx

Contact: librarypure@kcl.ac.uk | +44(0)20 7848 7296

Further details and contact: http://bit.ly/1KzwB3P | theses@kcl.ac.uk | +44(0)20 7848 7296

Research Data Management (RDM)

Research data management includes, but is not limited to – planning your data management needs in advance; collecting data that is correctly formatted and legally and ethically compliant; organising data so that it is consistently named and properly described; ensuring that your data is adequately stored and secured and depositing your data for preservation, reuse, publication and citation. Major funders require that, where appropriate, publicly funded research data is accessible and freely available for future reuse.

Further details: http://bit.ly/1iRfsMO

Contact: research.data@kcl.ac.uk | +44(0)20 7848 1030

Copyright and Research

King’s claims ownership of the intellectual property, including copyright in works created using university equipment or facilities including manuscripts for publication in academic journals, monographs, book chapters and books. However, to enable usual scholarly publication the university typically waives its rights in such works. When publishing your research: be aware of the Open Access agenda (see above); utilize Creative Commons licenses or the equivalent; refer to King’s Research Publication Policy and your funders’ Open Access policies; check publishers’ contract terms; and consider how underlying research data will be managed (see above).

Further details and contact: http://bit.ly/2byLGsc | copyright@kcl.ac.uk | +44(0)20 7848 7292

Please come and talk to us at the Inaugural Research Staff Event on 10th October 2016 and find out how you can take advantage of the support available from the Library Services Research Support team. We look forward to meeting you.

Library Services Research Support website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/library/researchsupport/index.aspx

Network with Human Resources at the Inaugural Research Staff Event

The Human Resources Directorate (HR) is delighted to attend the Inaugural Research Staff Event and will be represented by Sarah Wooding, Employment Relations & Policy Adviser, and Lesa Roberts, HR Adviser for the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine and the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.

HR’s portfolio of services includes corporate and operational functions designed to facilitate effective organisational practice. We partner with and deliver a wide range of support to the university’s senior leadership teams, managers, and individual employees in relation to all aspects of employment within King’s. For example: we provide thought leadership to the university on key strategic services, and professional employment advice and support to managers and staff, on all matters ranging from recruitment to reward, and data analytics to staff benefits. Additionally, we facilitate progress with external charter marks such as Athena SWAN and the Race Equality Charter Mark, and engage in projects to continually improve the service we offer.

Within HR, the Organisation Development team offers a suite of courses and development activities, many of which will be of interest to Research staff. The Diversity and Inclusion team supports the university in its commitment to embedding good diversity and inclusion practice so that King’s becomes a richer and more diverse place to work and study.

One of our responsibilities is the development and maintenance of a framework of HR policies and procedures. This promotes HR best practice and the consistency and equitable treatment for all employees; ensures the university complies with the law and other regulations governing its activities; and provides a framework for the workplace to operate. Many of the questions we receive from Research staff concern King’s HR policies and procedures. A FAQ handout will be available at the event, and we would be very happy to answer any general queries that you may have. We look forward to meeting you.

 

Inaugural Research Staff Event Workshops

King’s research staff are invited to attend various workshops as part of the upcoming Inaugural Research Staff Event 2016 on 10th October 2016. The workshops aim to strengthen the sense of community among research staff and will encourage you to think beyond your own research areas and debate and propose solutions for numerous issues. You will have the chance to contribute towards discussions on a range of issues specific to King’s as well as larger society, from access to healthcare to enhancing diversity at King’s. You will also be able to collaborate with colleagues from across disciplines to apply a multi-disciplinary approach to consider how the issues discussed can be addressed.

The workshops will encourage you to reflect on how the research environment at King’s can be improved, and discuss how the King’s research community can collectively impact the global landscape, whether through research outputs or forging international collaborations with colleagues and institutions worldwide.

The workshops will cover the following topics: Social and Distributive Justice, Informed Urbanisation, Global Health and Wellbeing, Engaging with Diversity and Inclusion at King’s, and Creating a World-Leading Research Environment.

Find out more about the workshops and register to attend here.