Navigate your career prospects at the UNICA-Coimbra Group workshop for doctoral candidates

The 2nd UNICA-Coimbra Group international training workshop on career preparation for doctoral candidates will be hosted by the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies of the University of Zagreb in Dubrovnik, 15-18 October 2017.

Deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, 16 June.

The 3 ½ day programme will include presentations from keynote speakers, training sessions aimed at improving specific competences, debates and space for self-assessment and reflection on employability prospects and on the soft, transversal skills needed to respond to a global setting in constant change.

The workshop will bring together doctoral candidates from universities across Europe in a highly international and multicultural setting, which will allow them to meet peers who may have had a very different experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to step back and reflect, in a structured and guided manner, on the broad skills they have gained during their doctoral studies and that are key in the ever-dynamic global employment market.

In order to ensure a well-balanced geographical spread of participants, we invite each University to nominate maximum 2 doctoral students to take part in the training. The following items should be provided by 16 June 2017 to marta.wasowska@unica-network.eu.

  • A letter of endorsement, signed by the Rector/President or Vice-Rector/Vice-President of the University. The letter should indicate the contact details of the nominated doctoral student (name, surname, e-mail, phone number);
  • The candidate’s CV and statement of interest.

For further information about the workshop or about the application process, please contact marta.wasowska@unica-network.eu.

The fee for the participation in the training is €550 and includes: accommodation (4 nights) at the CAAS Residence, meals (breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, 2 dinners) and the participation in the social programme.

For more events like this and advice on your future after the PhD, go to the King’s Do1Thing website. 

Follow the Graduate School on Twitter @KCLGradSchool for the latest updates on events and opportunities for PhD students at King’s. 

Research, Impact and the UK Parliament

Research, Impact and the UK Parliament is a training conference taking place in UCL on Wednesday 7th June 2017.

This is an opportunity for Kings College London academics to learn how their research can influence and impact proceedings at the UK Parliament.

The event will be at 1.30 – 5.00pm on 7th June 2017 at University College London.  It is open to all academic researchers, from PhD students to senior researchers, and university impact support staff.

Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite.

At this 3 hour training event, you will learn:

  • How to contact MPs and Members of the House of Lords from Parliament’s Outreach & Engagement Service
  • How to work with Select Committees from a clerk of a House of Commons Select Committee
  • How Parliament has been cited in REF 2014 impact case studies from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

“This was one of the most useful events I’ve ever attended.” – RIUKP Attendee, January 2017

“This was a very informative event. I enjoyed learning about how to engage with Parliament and consider the impact of my research on parliamentary activities” – RIUKP Attendee, November 2016

Tickets cost £40 and include lunch. If this fee is a barrier to attendance, please contact us; we may make exceptions in some circumstances.  We are also able to discuss group bookings if you would like to book a block of tickets for your institution.

Book your place at Research, Impact and the UK Parliament now.

We hold RIUKP events around the UK throughout the year: check www.parliament.uk/academic-training for more details.

 

Brexit, Movement, Waste – an interdisciplinary exploration

June 2nd, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus.

Drawing together academics from across London, Brexit, Movement, Waste is a three-part event series that will employ an interdisciplinary lens, incorporating performance studies, ecocriticism, politics and visual culture to consider what Brexit has brought to the surface, confronting difficult questions of minoritarian politics, immigration, parliamentary sovereignty and transnationalism.

The first event, Brexit & Movement, aims to ask: how might performance’s ‘messy’ ontology disrupt the ‘smooth’ process of retreat? We live in a time that is rapidly upending the predictable futures we envisioned for ourselves and for our nation-states: when neoliberal institutions and ‘Western’ democracies are accelerating towards accentuation and/or collapse; when ‘unthinkable’ outcomes are increasingly proving not only possible but likely; and when the typically laborious gears of bureaucracy, hinged on a single day’s vote, urge us towards fragmentation of the European Union and signal an end to a global post-war system.

What sense of time does a finite politics impose on where we go, how we plan, and what ‘moves’ we must anticipate – from the government and for our future – as citizens of an increasingly fractured Europe? How does Brexit reveal the performance of politics at speed, and what might we gain from thinking through politics as a series of movements or choreographies on the public stage? Capture

June 2nd, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus.

Speakers – Seb Franklin, P.A. Skantze, and Jen Harvie – will give a short presentation, which will be followed by a discussion chaired by Kélina Gotman. Wine reception to follow.

Tickets available here; Facebook here.

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Organised by Bryony White, Carleigh Morgan and Lianna Mark. Hosted by King’s College London English Department and the King’s Performance Research Group.

 

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.