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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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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Scholars from around the world come to King’s

Inaugural Transnational Law Summer Institute
The Dickson Poon School of Law welcomes its first cohort of Transnational Law Summer Institute (TLSI) Fellows to King’s this week. 52 PhD students and Early Career Researchers from 27 countries around the world have travelled to London to take part in the two week programme.

During the first week of TLSI Fellows will explore important debates in transnational legal theory, engage with cutting-edge scholarship (both seminal and emerging) and take part in peer-to-peer discussions on their own academic work. The focus in the second week shifts to explore best practices in research, syllabus design and delivery, scholarly collaboration, networking and public engagement.

Keynote speakers and workshops leaders include Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal); Sally Merry, Professor of Anthropology, New York University; Eve Darian Smith, Professor and Department Chair in Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Harry Arthurs, Emeritus  Professor, Osgoode Law School.

TLSI 2015 is run by the Transnational Law Institute in The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London from 28 June until 10 July 2015. Find out more about the Summer Institute on their webpages.

For insights into life as a TLSI Fellow follow: @TLIKings

About the Transnational Law Institute
Founded in 2014, the Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute (TLI) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre with a particular focus on transnational and comparative law, legal theory and jurisprudence, collaborative research and legal education. The Transnational Law Institute functions as a catalyst for border-crossing research and teaching collaboration in a wide range of fields, ranging from company law to family law, from human rights to refugee and immigration law, from legal sociology to transnational commercial arbitration.

Find out more on the Transnational Law Institute webpages.

Your space, your say

Tell us what you think of your current postgraduate student only spaces – the Graduate Lounges?

The Graduate School is keen to make the Graduate Lounges as attractive and useful to you as we can. As part of this process we welcome any feedback and suggestions you may have on the Lounges, and how they could be enhanced or changed.

If you have any ideas, please email barbara.ellis@kcl.ac.uk titling the email ‘Graduate Lounge feedback’

We look forward to hearing your views.

Professor Vaughan Robinson
Director of Graduate School

Free, confidential one-to-one advice sessions on your writing

Would you like help in:

  • Improving your written work
  • Polishing your prose style
  • Planning large writing projects
  • Revising written work

If so, our Royal Literary Fund Fellows will be on hand to guide you.

The King’s Graduate School hosts two Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellows – Jennifer Potter and Hilary Davies – who are able to offer one-to-one tutorials of between 1 and 1 ½ hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week during term time. They are an excellent resource for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers who wish to improve and refine their writing skills.

Sessions for this term are currently still available so, to make the most of their expertise, arrange a meeting with one of them now.

More information on our RLF Fellows can be found at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/school/RDP/one-to-one-support/RLFbio.pdf.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Graduate School’s Researcher Development Unit at gradtrain@kcl.ac.uk.

How are we doing?

Wow, it’s almost been a year now since we set up this blog for our postgraduate students and postdoctoral staff at King’s. Time sure does seem to whizz by!

We’d like to hope that this site has been a useful source of information for you. Perhaps you have already benefited from learning about a new funding scheme or internship, or maybe it’s helped keep you informed about our latest training and development opportunities.

If there is anything that we’ve done well, or perhaps haven’t yet achieved, it would be great to hear your comments.

This site is designed for you, our postgraduate student and research community, and so your views really do count.

Please get in touch through our feedback page to leave a comment, or contact us by email, telephone or on Twitter.

The Graduate School Team, King’s College London

Who are we and how can we help you?

The Graduate School at King’s College London provides a focus for postgraduate activities and development, to ensure that the growing number of postgraduate students at King’s receive a high quality experience while studying for their degree.

Here is a list of some of the key services we offer to all postgraduate students across the College:

  • Postgraduate social space via the Graduate Lounges
  • Postgraduate work spaces within the Libraries
  • Social events delivered in conjunction with KCLSU under the ‘Unlocking London’ umbrella, the Graduate & Mature Students’ Society and the Chaplaincy.

 For doctoral researchers, we also offer:

  • Training resources via the Graduate School’s Researcher Development Programme
  • A dedicated Graduate Careers Advisor
  • Conference Fund Grants
  • Support for international travel to partner institutes
  • Royal Literary Fund Fellows to assist you with your writing.

For further details about our services, please refer to the our Graduate School web pages
If there are any areas that you feel could be improved to enhance your postgraduate experience at King’s, we would welcome your suggestions.  Please email us at: graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk.