Study in Australia this Summer: Creating positive change through research with ANU

ImpactMobilising Research: Create positive change through research.
A Global Summer Program presented by The Australian National University (ANU).
Sunday 25 June – Friday 14 July

ANU is opening up its Vice Chancellor course Mobilising Research to select ANU international partners, including King’s College London. Mobilising Research is an intense interdisciplinary course which will challenge students to see research from a new perspective and give students an opportunity to meet world class ANU researchers.

DSL161291 IARU summer program_FA1A3_Ext (002)This intensive, interdisciplinary
Summer Program will equip you
to put research into action and
reset the agenda in favour of the
public good.

Over three weeks you will live, learn and work with students from a wide range of disciplines and from around the globe. Your exposure to different mindsets, approaches, and cultural                                                  norms will challenge you to see the world the way others do.

ANU would like to invite research oriented students from King’s College London to apply for a place in the course. The three-week course will bring together a small cohort of high quality students from around the world to explore how interdisciplinary research can address future global threats. This intensive course is equivalent to an ANU semester long course and students will receive an ANU transcript for their studies.

Students will be accommodated in university residential colleges as well as spending a week at the ANU South Coast Campus, Kioloa.

For more information and to apply, please download the promotional flier and the application form at these links:

Interested students should complete the application form and submit by email to gsp.anu.iaru@anu.edu.au by midnight Wednesday 31 May 2017.

 

 

Why fill out the 2017 PRES? 5 Key Reasons

What is the PRES

PRES stands for Postgraduate Research Experience Survey and is designed to get your feedback on what it’s like to be a PhD student or Postgraduate Researcher at King’s.

Filling out the PRES allows you to tell us what you think. And your feedback allows us to improve things in response!

Why fill out the PRES? 5 Key Reasons

1. This is your chance to get your your voice heard! 

If you have ever had an opinion, idea, or complaint about life as a PG Researcher, you’ll also know that it’s not always easy to get somebody to listen. This survey is an opportunity to send us detailed and extensive feedback about your experience as a researcher at King’s.

2. You may not get another opportunity. 

The PRES survey is carried out by the Higher Education Academy every two years. That means by the time the next one comes around you could be almost finished your course – or be already graduated. The deadline to fill out the current, 2017 PRES is the 18th May. Take the opportunity now to send us your feedback now, while you still can!

3. The survey isn’t just quantitative, it’s qualitative too.

In other words, we don’t just get you to rate things from 1-10, but we also ask you for your detailed thoughts on what works well and what doesn’t. We really do read your comments as well – they are key to gaining qualitative feedback on the researcher experience at King’s.

4. The results of the PRES can improve PGR experiences across the UK.

The feedback we receive through the PRES doesn’t just help us target what needs to be improved at King’s for PG Researchers. The results go towards constructing a comprehensive, national picture of the postgraduate experience. This can go on to influence policy makers at the highest levels.

5. PRES Feedback really does help us improve things. 

Giving us your feedback gets results! In response to the 2015 PRES, we have:

So if you want to make your voice heard, give us your feedback on the Postgraduate Researcher experience, and help us improve things for you and others — check your email inbox and fill out the PRES today.

The PLuS Alliance Prize in innovation – Nominations open now!

The inaugural PLuS Alliance Prize in innovation is now open for nominations.

The PLuS Alliance Prize awards US$50,000 annually to highlight innovation in research and innovation in education that:

  • addresses a globally-significant issue
  • makes a direct and positive impact, and
  • helps, or has the potential to help communities globally.

Professional and academic staff, students and alumni from King’s College London, as well from fellow members of the PLuS Alliance,  Arizona State University and UNSW Sydney, are eligible to nominate a global innovator in each of the categories of Research Innovation and Education Innovation.

Prizes are awarded for innovation in research as well as in education.

For further information on the prizes and the nomination process follow the links:

US$25,000 is awarded in each of the categories to recognise outstanding contributions by individuals, groups, or organisations in addressing the greatest global challenges facing society.

Submissions close on Friday 12 May, 2017. So if you want outstanding, innovative, and globally impactful research and education to be recognised, submit your nomination today!

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.

 

Arabic Week at King’s

23 – 26 January

Lunchtime learning & evenings of cultural discovery including free language classes, film screenings and workshops designed to introduce you to Arabic language and cultures.

Find out more: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/complit/eventrecords/arabic-week-2017.aspx

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LGBTQ+ Experiences of Doctoral Education

Are you a doctoral researcher who identifies, in some sense, as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgender or Queer? We would like to hear about your experience.

What is the study about?

Researchers at Coventry University and King’s College London are undertaking a major research project examining the experiences, attitudes, and perceptions of LGBTQ+ doctoral students in UK Higher Education institutions. The project aims to help the Higher Education sector better understand any issues or challenges faced by LGBTQ+ doctoral students and how they can be more effectively supported. Your input to this would be valuable.

What is required?

We invite you to complete an online questionnaire which will explore how you feel your sexual orientation and/or gender identity impacts on your personal and professional life as a doctoral candidate. Participation is voluntary. You should only participate if you want to; choosing not to take part will not disadvantage you in anyway.

Survey link

If you would like to take part please click the link to the survey below:

https://kings.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/lgbtq-phd-experience-survey

Contact

If you have any questions about this project please contact Dr. Ross English – ross.english@kcl.ac.uk

Christmas Opening Times @ KCL

Many of the university buildings will be closed from 16.00 Thursday 22 December – Monday 2 January. There will be security teams operating at each campus on a 24-hour basis across the Christmas break.

For more detailed information, please visit our Christmas Information pages.

Library Services
During this period the Franklin-Wilkins Building, The Maughan Building, New Hunt’s House and Weston Education Centre libraries are all open 24/7, apart from on the following exceptions:

  • 24 December – all closed from 18.00
  • 25 December – all closed
  • 26 December – all re-open to resume 24/7 programme from 08.30
  • 31 December – all closed from 18.00
  • 1 January – all closed
  • 2 January – all re-open to resume 24/7 programme from 08.30

St Thomas’ House Library: 24-hour room accessible to King’s students, staff and NHS Trust staff only.

Wills Library (Guy’s Campus): 24-hour room accessible to King’s students, staff and NHS Trust staff only.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Foyle Special Collections and Archives Reading Room are all closed during this period. For more information, please visit the webpage.

Global Lounge
We will also be hosting a Global Lounge at the Franklin-Wilkins Building over the Christmas period. The space in the Franklin-Wilkins Building ground floor café will be open for use by all students who will be staying in London during the Christmas break.

It will be open from 13.00 until 21.00 every day from 19 December 2016 – 2 January 2017, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, although opening times may vary on these two days.

For more information, please visit our Global Lounge page.

Research Student Wellbeing Days: 20 & 21 October

On 20th and 21st October 2016, postgraduate research students can enjoy a host of free activities, offering you a chance to relax, have fun and meet other doctoral students from around the university. Free food and drink will also be provided.

Thursday 20th October
Tutu’s Macadam Building, Strand Campus

10:00 – 11:00      Yoga
15:00 – 17:00      A range of Recreational Activities & Wellbeing Stalls/Workshops
17:00 – 19:00      Mixer with Free Food & Drink (served in The Terrace)

Numbers are limited so please make sure you sign-up via Eventbrite:

Friday 21st October
Henriette Raphael Function Room, Guy’s Campus

12:00 – 13:00      Yoga (in the KCLSU Activity Room 1 West Wing)
16:00 – 19:00      A range of Recreational Activities & Wellbeing Stalls/Workshops

Free Food and Drinks available throughout the afternoon

Numbers are limited so make sure you sign-up via Eventbrite:

These events are offered specifically for postgraduate research students and have been organised by the Graduate School, together with King’s Sport and the Wellbeing Team, as part of the wider King’s Wellbeing Week.

We believe that there are tangible benefits for all of us to adopt life choices that make us fitter, healthier, happier and better equipped to undertake our research successfully.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Graduate School
King’s College London

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EU Referendum result

On Thursday 23 June 2016, the UK voted either to remain in or leave the European Union. The result of the referendum was announced on Friday morning and the UK has voted to leave.

If you are a prospective student, a message for offer holders can be found on our website here.

A statement from the Principal, Professor Edward Byrne, and further information on current arrangements such as tuition fees, visas, student loans, Study Abroad/Erasmus+ and EU research funding can also be found here.  We will update this information if the situation changes.