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.

 

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.

King’s Experience Awards

Apply to gain a King’s Experience Award

Have you been involved in voluntary work with the local community or engaged with other cultures through volunteering, study or working abroad? If so, you could be eligible to apply for an experience-based learning award – either the Global Award or the London Award 

The closing date for applications for both awards is 23:59hrs on Monday, 30th January 2017

Details of all the awards and the submission criteria can be found on the King’s Experience Awards webpages

If you have any questions please email ke@kcl.ac.uk or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

Prize money for your creative ideas!

Got a great idea? Think it could have venture potential? Idea Factory (cropped 150x150)

Apply by Monday, 16 January 2017 for the  King’s College London Idea Factory Competition, to be in for a chance to win a share of a £6000 prize pot.

Click here for further details

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.

Idea Factory

Idea Factory is King’s College London’s flagship idea generation competition. It aims to discover the biggest and best ideas from across the university that have the potential to grow into ventures.

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It’s a chance to develop your skills and win amazing prizes.

Whatever your interest or passion, we want you to get creative and submit your ideas for new innovations, products or services.

Entry is open to King’s students, staff and alumni (of up to three years) across all faculties and departments.

The competition is now open until Monday, 16 January 2017.

For full details, visit the King’s Idea Factory website

 

Nominate now for the Supervisory Excellence Awards 2016/17

SEA LOGODo you have a supervisor who inspires you, is encouraging and supportive of your research, who goes the extra mile to ensure that you succeed in your degree?

If so, this is your chance to acknowledge their efforts and to show your support towards the excellent job that he/she has done for you.

Nominations are now invited from Postgraduate Research Students, Heads of Departments/Divisions, Heads of Graduate Studies and Deans of Faculties, for the 2016/17 Supervisory Excellence Awards at King’s College London.

The aim of this university-wide scheme is to recognise the important role that supervisors play in the success of their postgraduate research students, and to reward excellence in supervisory practice.

Each Faculty/Institute at King’s may receive an award worth up to £1000, which can either be awarded to one supervisor or split between two supervisors within the same School/Institute. Winners of an award will also have the opportunity to receive recognition of their achievements at a university Graduation Ceremony.

Nominations must be submitted through an online nomination form by the deadline of Friday 16 December 2016

For more information, and to make a nomination, please refer to our Supervisory Excellence Award webpage on the King’s Internal website

International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences – Opportunity for PhD students

Would you like to check the commercial potential of your research? Do you think you already have the Next Generation Technology or Service in Life Sciences? Then get the know-how to commercialize it!

Apply for the International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences, which will take place from 5th – 9th September 2016 in Dresden, Germany!

This training programme (www.summerschool-dresden.de) is part of the Transcampus activities between King’s College London and Technische Universität Dresden and will give you the opportunity to learn the basics of technology transfer, including the identification of the commercial potential within your own research, how to protect and license it, how to create a spin-off – and the know-how how to fund all those activities. You will be trained in how to pitch in front of potential investors, and sensitized on important pitfalls when approaching industry.

The participation fee and accommodation costs of all selected candidates will be covered and you’ll receive a travel stipend!

Interested? Then send your application until August 7, 2016 to: info@summerschool-dresden.de

Please include the following documents:

  1. CV
  2. Motivation Letter
  3. Potential idea you would like to commercialize

Good luck!

King’s Residences – Wardens Recruitment

Make an enduring difference to the lives of King’s students.

King’s Residences are recruiting Wardens to join their Student Experience & Welfare Team for the 2016/17 academic year. The Student Experience & Welfare Team delivers a world class student experience to over 5,000 King’s students living in the 11 King’s Residences.

Wardens are at the heart of the Student Experience & Welfare team. They are responsible for the welfare of students within a hall, building meaningful relationships with students as they make the transition into independent living and adulthood. Wardens support students through the challenges that can arise, be it financial or mental health. Wardens also manage a team of Residence Associates to build a vibrant community within the hall, through student engagement and social activity.

The role is an opportunity to understand the student journey first hand, and the relationship between life in halls and academic performance. For current doctoral Wardens, this has had a positive impact on their teaching. For current professional services staff, it has reinvigorated their commitment to working in Higher Education.

In order to carry out duties effectively, Wardens are required to sleep in accommodation provided by the College, and the College will cover the cost of the accommodation.

Wardens are expected to move in to their halls of residence on the weekend of 3 September 2016.

Applications are now open.  For full details and to apply, please visit the King’s Residences website