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.

Kings Internships

Considering part-time work alongside your degree? Wanting to develop new skills through a paid internship?

Many students chose to engage in part-time work to help fund their studies or to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to KCL students!

Finding & Applying to Opportunities

New opportunities will be posted on King’s CareerConnect, over the next few months. Please note that if you are interested in applying for the Summer Scheme vacancies, you must first locate the ‘Exclusive Internships for King’s Students’ tab, and click ‘Search and apply’.  You can also find the Kings Internship Team on Facebook. They regularly post alerts to all new vacancies on their Facebook page so why not like their page so you don’t miss an opportunity!

For a flavour of what schemes you could be applying for, please see the list of opportunities currently being advertised below;

Part Time Schemes

Deadline  Opportunity title Deadline  Company
26-Mar-17 Research Interns Solvency ii Wire
29-Mar-17 General Admin Intern Bahati Books
29-Mar-17 Marketing Intern Bahati Books
31-Mar-17 E-Learning Content Production Interns TechQuarters
13-Apr-17 Business Engagement Intern Bisi Alimi Foundation
13-Apr-17 Communication and Research Intern Bisi Alimi Foundation
13-Apr-17 Fellowship Coordinator Intern Bisi Alimi Foundation

Summer Schemes

Deadline  Opportunity title Company
27-Mar-17 PR, Marketing & Social Media Intern LID Helmets
29-Mar-17 Scientific Product Stewardship Intern Cuts Ice Ltd
29-Mar-17 Packaging Design Intern Cuts Ice Ltd
01-Apr-17 Data Science Intern Printastic
02-Apr-17 Health Project Manager / Account Executive Intern Partizan international Limited
03-Apr-17 In-House Nutrition Consultant Intern Kafoodle
03-Apr-17 Marketing and Social Media Intern Kafoodle
06-Apr-17 Business Project Intern Celgene
06-Apr-17 Business Intern Stadn Ltd
07-Apr-17 Data Analytics Intern Prudential Plc
07-Apr-17 Healthcare Programmes and Communications Intern Four Health Communications
08-Apr-17 Scientific Summer Analyst/Consultant Intern Biolacuna Ltd.
09-Apr-17 DevOps Infrastructure Engineer Intern LiveWyer Ltd
13-Apr-17 Psychology Intern Spoonful of Sugar
15-Apr-17 Marketing Intern WeAreWaterloo Business Improvement District (BID)

 

If you have questions or would like to meet the Internship Team why not go along to meet them! Here are the details of where and when you can find them:

 Date  Time  Campus  Precise Location
Thursday 23rd March 11am – 2pm Strand Second Floor, Corridor outside Chapters Cafe
 Thursday 2nd May 11am – 2pm  Waterloo FWB, Level 1, Alcove outside library
Wednesday 3rd May  11am – 2pm  Guy’s Ground Floor, New Hunt’s House
Friday 5th May  11am – 2pm  Strand (Maughan) Entrance to the Maughan library

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.

 

Advancing Innovation in Health, Idea Workshop

King’s College London Innovation Forum, King’s College London Health and Life Science Enterprise Committee and Entrepreneurship have put together a unique opportunity for you to use your problem-solving skills to come up with solutions to tackle global health challenges we face today. The event is free and open to all at KCL. This special event offers you the opportunity to:

  • Develop ideas in teams to tackle health challenges including (but not limited to) obesity, antimicrobial drug resistance, diabetes and cancer.
  • Receive feedback on the idea from a panel of experts from PwC, QuintilesIMS etc.
  • Present your idea to a panel of judges with expertise in global health from leading organisations including GSK.
  • Each participant will receive a certificate and have chance to win a prize!

If you don’t have an idea or a team, don’t worry just come along and the organisers will assist you in finding a team. If you cannot participate in the workshop, you can still attend the final team presentation. There will be a reception with free food and drinks, plus the opportunity to build your professional networks and develop contacts that may be beneficial for the next step in your career.

Click here to register for this event.

Work After Studies Webinars

Do you have questions about working in the UK after study?

Working In The UK After Study: Tier 4 Visa Holders: March 20th , 14.00

This webinar is aimed at students on a UK Tier 4 visa who are considering working in the UK after their studies. It will look at the current immigration rules and regulations for Points Based System routes, including Tier 2 (General), Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange). We will also discuss employability and career planning in this context. Connect to the webinar here: https://thecareersgroup.adobeconnect.com/ukworkafterstudy/

 Work and PhD level research in the UK: Tier 4 Visa Holders: March 23, 14:00

This webinar is aimed at students on a UK Tier 4 visa who are considering working in the UK after their studies, with particular relevance to those on a PhD course. It will look at the current immigration rules and regulations for Points Based System routes, including Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) and Tier 2 (General). Connect to the webinar here: https://thecareersgroup.adobeconnect.com/ukworkanddoctoralextensionschemeforoverseasgrads/

 

 

‘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.

 

Kings Engaged Researcher Network (KERN)

What is KERN?

KERN is an exciting new collaboration which launched in October 2016.  KERN aims to foster a growing community of researchers interested in developing, sharing and celebrating their public engagement practice at King’s. The Engaged Researcher meetings and events are aimed at students, researchers and clinical staff at King’s College London. The idea behind KERN is to create a social network for researchers interested in engaging different audiences with their research. They also share monthly newsletters with opportunities to get involved, information on funding, resources and sharing examples of good practice.

Upcoming Events:

RUNNING THE KERN – WORKSHOP

Interested in running the KERN? The why not go along to their brainstorm workshop & decide how the KERN should run in 2017/18 (there will be cake!). Sign up here. (places limited)

If you are interested in enhancing your CV and developing your engagement experience, make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity.

21 March 2017 | 2-4pm | Council Room | Free

CALLING ALL SCIENCE BUSKERS!

Did you attend KERN’s ‘How to make a busk’ workshop in Feb? The Crick has an exciting call out for science buskers!

Interested? Email KERN at KERN@kcl.ac.uk by 22 March 2017

Event for Researchers : Meeting with the Polish Academy of Sciences

On March 27th, The UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies will welcome a delegation from the Polish Academy of Sciences. They will be presenting funding opportunities available for researchers wishing to carry out research at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Directions here.

This event is invite only. Please email g.mourgaud@ucl.ac.uk to book your space, specifying your area of interest.

The event will comprise opening remarks from PAS representatives, a presentation of the offer session and opportunities for informal discussion over drinks and snacks. During the meeting you will have a chance to know more about the offer of PAS Institutes in the scientific domains of:

  • Neuroscience
  • Environment
  • Social sciences
  • eResearch

What does PAS offer? 

PAS welcomes scientists willing to undertake their research in Poland. The Academy is expanding and has undertaken several actions that are aimed at increasing its international presence and thus further the advancement of Polish science. PAS is internationally active and offers opportunities for foreign researchers in the following areas:

  • Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt) 

PAS has recently established Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt). The Institute aims to promote scientific and intellectual exchange in an international and interdisciplinary community of researchers. The Institute welcomes outstanding researchers in the fields of social sciences and humanities and offers scholarship for the period of one academic year. Scholarship holders will be exempt from administrative and teaching responsibilities to be able to conduct their research projects. Interdisciplinary projects are welcome.

  • European research projects under Horizon 2020

Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences are part of international consortia under EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation and are open to further collaborations with international partners under Horizon 2020.

The Academy regularly hosts European Research Council grants. The Academy welcomes all researchers to consider PAS as a host institution or to collaborate with PAS in the framework of ERC Synergy Grants. Excellence in Science Department of PAS can assist you in all matters regarding ERC.

  • International research cooperation of PAS research units

Apart from being active participants of the collaboration resulting from the PAS international cooperation agreements, the PAS research units establish their own cooperation with foreign partners. The units collaborate with more than 1,500 different foreign partners, pursuing more than a thousand joint research projects.

  • Bilateral research cooperation agreements

Each year, around 1,000 Polish scholars from the PAS research units travel abroad under bilateral research cooperation agreements. A similar number of foreign scholars come to pursue their research at Polish institutes and universities.

  • Research partnership under the framework of international organisations

Research collaboration also takes place under the agreements with nearly 100 international organizations, including the International Council for Science (ICSU), the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC), and the Inter-Academy Panel: the Global Network of Science Academies (IAP)

  • Cooperation with academies of science

The Polish Academy of Sciences is proud to collaborate with more than 70 foreign academies of science, including British Academy, and equivalent organizations from Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa.

  • University of The Polish Academy of Sciences

In the near future the PAS will launch University of the Polish Academy Sciences that will concentrate on postgraduate studies. The University will have an ambition to become an important research hub at national and international level. Collaboration with top international researchers will be crucial for the success of this initiative.

About the Academy

Polish Academy of Sciences is a state scientific institution that since its foundation in 1952 has worked comprehensively to strengthen national research capacity and foster the pursuit of scientific excellence. To achieve this the Academy has acted through an elected corporation of top academics, including both national and foreign members, becoming a major scientific advisory body.

The Academy is structured into a set of five Divisions, Territorial Branches, scientific and task-force committees, a Young Academy, a Science Ethics Committee, and an Audit Committee. The basic scientific unit of the Academy is the research institute, 69 of which are currently in operation. Most of them rank as leading institutions in their scientific or R&D activity. PAS institutes also form part of consortia and centers set up to carry out concrete research projects.

Selected achievements:

A team from the Space Mechatronics and Robotics Laboratory at the PAS Space Research Center (the strongest center in the world making specialist devices of this sort) constructed the MUPUS penetrator, an instrument equipped with a hammering device and a 40 cm rod carrying measuring devices. The instrument is part of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, underway since 2004. It penetrated the comet’s surface and is sending measurement data back to Earth.

One of the projects at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw studies the mechanisms of DNA repair, the role of which is to prevent the distortion of genetic information. The DNA molecule, which encodes information about how each cell and the whole organism are built and function, undergoes chemical damage, either spontaneously or under the influence of external factor (radiation, carcinogens etc.). Staff members of the Institute’s Laboratory of Protein Structure use protein crystallography, which allows them to determine the three-dimensional architecture of molecules and further elucidate their mechanism of action. The Laboratory has discovered, for example, the way the UvrA protein detects various DNA lesions and initiates repair. Another achievement involved elucidating the mechanism of the RuvC enzyme, which participates in a repair pathway in which a damaged region of DNA is fixed using a correct copy thereof. The team also determined the first structures of another important DNA repair enzyme – Slx1.

This event is invite only. Please email g.mourgaud@ucl.ac.uk to book your space, specifying your area of interest.

British Library Exhibition: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

Have you ever wondered about maps and how they have shaped the world we live in? If so, why not attend the British Library’s Maps and the 20th century: Drawing the Line exhibition which will be exploring the political, historical and societal impact of maps.

Highlights include:

  • The original sketch of today’s London Underground
  • Some of the first satellite imagery from the 1990s
  • First map of the Hundred Acre Wood
  • Secret spy maps, via the New York Subway.

The exhibition runs until 1 March 2017 and students can purchase tickets for £5.

For enquiries, please contact the Library’s Box Office.

Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546

Email:boxoffice@bl.uk

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