This scheme will run as a pilot during the year 2017 and is subject to review over the summer. If successful, there may be an opportunity to roll this out wider across the campuses. Space is limited and allocation will be offered on a needs basis.
As a result of feedback received from King’s postgraduate researchers about available desk space for writing-up, the university are offering doctoral students the chance to apply for a dedicated desk space for a limited period in a reserved area of the Maughan Library.
Successful students will be offered their own desk and locker within a designated quiet space for a period of 3 months.
To be eligible, you must be a registered doctoral student at King’s who either:
Has registered for writing-up status
Has submitted an RD1 examination entry form to the research degrees examinations office which has been approved (you must provide proof of approval)
Or, is currently undergoing corrections for thesis resubmission following examination (you must provide an examination report as proof)
The expectation is that you will be continuously writing-up your doctoral thesis and will use the space at least 3-4 days a week.
To apply you will need to complete an online application form and request a supporting statement from your supervisor. Four competitions will run over the year and the deadline for the first round is 15th February 2017. For full details, please click here.
Please note that this scheme will be run as a pilot during the year 2017, and is subject to review over the summer. Space is limited and allocation will be offered on a needs basis.
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.
If you would like to take part please click the link to the survey below:
The Doctoral Open Days are a chance for PhD students who are new to the Library to discover the British Library’s unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ logs to websites, the British Library’s collections cover a wide range of formats and languages spanning the last 3,000 years. Doctoral Open Days are designed to explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services, plus help students navigate the physical and online collections.
As well as hearing from the library’s expert and friendly staff, students will have the opportunity to meet researchers in all disciplines. Each day concentrates on a different aspect of the library’s collections and most take an inter-disciplinary approach.
Interested in attending? Then pick the day you think will be most helpful with your studies!
King’s Study Skills Centre is developing its existing study skills provision and is undertaking some research to gather information on students’ perceptions of study skills and their suggestions for enhancements to current provision.
Following an initial desk research and literature review stage, they are organising a series of focus groups with students and looking for Masters and PhD students to take part.
In particular they are interested in these areas:
What study skills IT provision already exists?
What do students think of it?
Can students find resources on the web?
What gaps can students identify?
What changes would they like to see?
What do students feel about library training sessions?
Students will be given £20 for their time in the focus group.
Are interested in studying in China? Would you like to apply to for a China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship to support your study in China?
To celebrate the “Golden Era” of UK-China relations and to promote Study in China with CSC Scholarships, students are invited to the inaugural event for the Generation UK: China network, co-organized by the British Council and The Chinese Embassy in the UK
Date: Friday 26 February 2016 Time: 16:00 – 19:00 Venue: BMA House, The Great Hall Address: Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP, Ministry of Education, P.R.China
Students who have ever studied in China with a CSC scholarship at King’s, and those who are interested in applying for a CSC scholarship to go and study in China in the future, are welcome to attend this upcoming event.
Please confirm your attendance by Monday 1 February 2016 using the RSVP link here.
The Study Skills Centre at King’s College London are looking to recruit a PhD student for the role of Study Skills Tutor (Statistical Support), to support and advise students on a one-to-one basis in statistics, experimental design and data analysis, SPSS (beginners, intermediate and advanced), Minitab and NViVO.
Experience / Skills
You will be undertaking a PhD at King’s College London or have completed one. You are expected to undertake two-part training on 1 & 2 February
Teaching experience would be desirable, but you have to be undertaking/have completed a PhD. We welcome applicants from Life Sciences and Medicine; Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and,the Dental Institute.
Health & Safety Considerations
If you have any accessibility issues, please let us know so that we can support you.
A new study skills centre has been set up by Library Services at King’s College London and is currently running successfully in the Maughan Library.
The study skills programme is designed to support the needs of all students from all levels and disciplines. Our emphasis is on enhancement of learning to assist students in achieving their full potential, to help improve their self-esteem and employability.
Our amazing PhD students are busy supporting all students with their learning
development in areas like maths, science and academic writing. If you would like academic advice on how to write your assignment or on mathematical and statistical problems then please book an appointment.
The out-of-hours opening times of some King’s buildings have been changed following a review of building usage.
King’s College London has analysed data from the access control systems which showed that outside standard opening times, some buildings have very few people using them despite the university providing full operational services including the heating and lighting of large properties.
Buildings that currently have very low out-of-hours usage are Virginia Woolf Building (VWB) and James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) and, therefore, the opening hours are being appropriately reduced from December 21. Staff and post-graduate students will however have the opportunity to request access to the VWB and JCMB out-of-hours via Strand Campus Security.
The reduction in opening hours at these buildings will help the university achieve its carbon reduction target of 43 per cent by 2020 without significant impact on our building users.
There will be no change to the opening hours of libraries and there is a review underway to assess the possibility of 24-hour opening throughout the academic year.