Scientists & Co. are recruiting volunteers!

Scientists & Co. will be running two sessions of the ‘Shadow a Scientist’ (SAS) programme in July-August 2017.

Aim of the Programme 

Our goal is to increase the social mobility of highly motivated 16-18 year old pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme involves a 2-day shadowing experience with researchers at King’s and taster sessions/ skills-based workshops. We aim to boost the pupils’ confidence in breaking cultural barriers and inspire them to pursue STEM subjects at university.

Who are we looking for?

  • Enthusiastic shadow volunteers (PhD students/postdocs working in science, technology, mathematics and engineering), who are willing to be shadowed on 25th July, 26th July, 1st Aug and/or 2nd Aug 2017. Each volunteer will be assigned 2-3 pupils for 5 hours each day. You will be expected to carry on with your normal schedule but with our enthusiastic 16 years olds by your side!
  • Volunteers to help with the CV/Personal Statement Clinic on the 27th July and 3rd Aug 2017 at Guy’s campus. Each volunteer will be required to read and provide inputs on a short CV/Personal statement (~150 words) of 2-3 pupils.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications: 17th Feb 2017 (All volunteers selected for the programme will be notified on 20th Feb)
  • DSB Check/ Induction: 23rd Feb 14:00 – 15:30 or 1st March 14:00 – 15:30 at Guy’s Campus. Compulsory for all (and only) shadow volunteers.

What do volunteers gain?

This is a fantastic opportunity to help deserving pupils while honing your science communication and engagement skills. Your efforts will go a long way in increasing their chances of getting into university!

If you are interested in volunteering please click here to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at support@scientistsandco.org.

To view details of the previous sessions and volunteers’ testimonial, please click here and to read pupils’ testimonials click here.

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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.

 

Science Without Borders – Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for some volunteer experience? Keen to share your love of science? Want to inspire young minds?

Scientists & Co. are recruiting volunteers for their Science Without Borders programme to speak at some host schools in the U.K. The programme aims to give children a glimpse into the world of science, and the life of a scientist.

Think you’re up for the task? Why not express your interest by completing a volunteer application form? Spaces are still currently available for you to speak to students about your cutting-edge research at one of the following schools:

Dates Schools
11-Jan Glenmoor & Winton Academies, Bournemouth
25-Jan Midhurst Rother College, Midhurst (near Haslemere)
29-Mar Sheffield Park Academy

As a volunteer, you will be paid for travel expenses and delivery materials.

If you have any queries, please email support@scientistsandco.org.

Science Without Borders Programme Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for some volunteer experience? Keen to share your love of science? Want to inspire young minds?

Scientists & Co. are recruiting volunteers for their Science Without Borders programme to speak at some host schools in the U.K. The programme aims to give children a glimpse into the world of science, and the life of a scientist.

Think you’re up for the task? Why not express your interest by completing a volunteer application form? You could be speaking to the students at one of the following schools about your cutting-edge research;

Dates: Schools
Wed 16 Nov The Hurlingham Academy (Fulham)
Wed 30 Nov Kettering Buccleuch Academy
Wed 14 Dec Accrington Academy
11-Jan Glenmoor & Winton (Bournemouth)
25-Jan Midhurst Rother College
08-Feb North Oxfordshire Academy (Banbury)
15-Mar Richard Rose Central Academy (Carlisle)
29-Mar Sheffield Park Academy

As a volunteer, you will be paid for travel expenses and delivery materials.

If you have any queries, please email support@scientistsandco.org.

Student Member Wanted for Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Would you like to help King’s and gain valuable experience serving on a major university committee?

The College’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee are currently recruiting for a new student member to join from February 2017.  This is an important committee which plays a key role in the university’s governance.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience through membership of a sub-committee of the College Council. As the Committee’s student member, you will have the opportunity to contribute a student’s viewpoint to the Committee’s deliberations in a positive, constructive and engaged way. This will involve preparing for and attending meetings of the Committee (usually three per year, in term time). You should be numerate and have strong analytical skills, a sense of commitment of service to the university and the ability to see ‘the bigger picture’, including an understanding of the environmental factors which affect the Higher Education sector. An understanding of the importance of confidentiality in collective decision making is essential for participating in this committee’s work.

The appointment will be for a term of two years and will be conditional on remaining registration as a student of King’s.

Closing date for applications is Friday 9th December 2016.

Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Friday 16th December 2016. The position will be effective from February 2017.

For further details, click here: Audit Committee – Student Member Advertisement

Scientists & Co. are recruiting volunteers!

Scientists & Co., a non-profit organisation, are running the Shadow a Scientist programme for a second time after a successful pilot this July.

Aim of the Programme  

The aim is to increase the social mobility of highly motivated 16-18 year old pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. It involves a 2-day shadowing experience with researchers at King’s and taster sessions/workshops delivered in collaboration with KCLSU and the King’s Widening Participation department. We aim to boost the pupils’ confidence in breaking cultural barriers and inspire them to pursue STEM subjects.

To view details of the July session and volunteers’ testimonials, please click here, and to read pupils’ testimonials, click here.

Who are we looking for?

  • 20 enthusiastic volunteers (ideally PhD students/postdocs working in science, technology, mathematics and engineering) who are willing to be shadowed on the 25th-26th October 2016. Each volunteer will be assigned two pupils for 5 hours each day. You will be expected to carry on with your normal schedule but with two enthusiastic 16 year olds by your side!
  • 10 volunteers to help with the CV/Personal Statement Clinic on the 27th October 2016 at Guy’s campus. Each volunteer will be required to read and provide input on short CV/Personal statements (~150 words) for 2-3 pupils.

Please note: All volunteers will be required to attend the ‘Meet & Greet’ session on 24th October where lunch will be provided. They will also need to go through a DBS check and a very short (~45 mins) safeguarding training course in the first week of October.

What do volunteers gain?

This is a fantastic opportunity to help deserving pupils while honing your science communication and engagement skills. Your efforts will go a long way in increasing their chances of getting into university!

If you are interested in volunteering please click here to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at support@scientistsandco.org.

APPLICATION DEADLINE 25th SEPTEMBER 2016

King’s Think Tank Recruits for 2016-17!

If you are looking for career development opportunity or aspiring for a career in policy, diplomacy, marketing or journalism within a health sciences framework, please read on.

The Global Health Policy Centre at King’s Think Tank is looking for students to help reshape the global healthcare policy and promote health equity. They have the following voluntary positions to offer:

  • Policy Centre Editor : If you are good at writing and brainstorming, and have great ideas to bring onboard, you should consider applying for this post.
  • Policy Centre Researcher : If you are a stickler for details, a hardcore evidence-based researcher with exceptional writing skills and exciting ideas, you’d make a great researcher.
  • Policy Centre Liaison : If you enjoy talking to people, are well-organised and a fantastic event manager, this is just the role for you.

For a full job description and to apply please visit: www.kingsthinktank.com/#!recruitment-2016-17/umls4

Deadline for applications are Monday 5th September, 2016. Should you have any questions, please email president@kingsthinktank.org

Are you ready for the next challenge? PhDs and post-docs wanted…..

Here at Science Innovation Union (www.science-union.org), we’re committed to inspire entrepreneurship among young scientists from any background, and to boost innovation by bridging the gap between industry, government and academia with the aim of translating innovative science into disruptive business. We are a young and exciting organization, and we have big plans for this year.

In our first year, we managed to run 19 separate stimulating events, with more than 2500 registered attendees, 16 000+ interactions and various consulting projects in. Furthermore, we attracted more than 120 full-time scientists to our training and educational program, OB360.

SIU is expanding as never before, and has major plans for 2016-2017. We will introduce new ventures and we are forming regional Divisions in Cambridge and London. We work towards building a world-leading brand and we’re inviting you to build it with us.

Find out more about these voluntary positions on their website: www.science-union.org

Two fantastic vacancies for PhDs….

http://jobonline.thecareersgroup.co.uk/kings/student/DisplayVacancy.aspx?id=9e9f8271-b66b-4357-8690-ad3b26bc6738

Science Communications at the British Heart Foundation.

 

http://jobonline.thecareersgroup.co.uk/kings/student/DisplayVacancy.aspx?id=15b2a44f-802f-40e1-aa66-b8074a469c40

Science policy within the EU.

PGR Student Member Needed for King’s Audit & Compliance Committee

Would you like to help King’s and gain valuable experience by serving on a major College committee?

King’s is seeking a postgraduate research (PhD or equivalent) student to serve on the College’s Audit and Compliance Committee. This is an important committee which plays a key role in the College’s governance. Its functions include challenging the College’s strategic objectives and management arrangements, providing the College Council (as the College’s governing board) with assurance that King’s has effective risk management, control and governance arrangements in place, reviewing the College’s audit arrangements and ensuring there are effective structures for managing statutory and regulatory compliance. The Committee’s annual report is submitted to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

As the Committee’s PGR student member, you will have the opportunity to contribute a student’s viewpoint to the Committee’s deliberations in a positive, constructive and engaged way. This will involve preparing for and attending meetings of the Committee (normally three per year, in term time). You should have an appreciation of the mission of the higher education sector, have the ability to question intelligently, be numerate and have strong analytical skills and be able to see the ‘bigger picture’. An understanding of the importance of confidentiality in collective decision making is essential for participating in this Committee’s work.

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