Work After Studies Webinars

Do you have questions about working in the UK after study?

Working In The UK After Study: Tier 4 Visa Holders: March 20th , 14.00

This webinar is aimed at students on a UK Tier 4 visa who are considering working in the UK after their studies. It will look at the current immigration rules and regulations for Points Based System routes, including Tier 2 (General), Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange). We will also discuss employability and career planning in this context. Connect to the webinar here: https://thecareersgroup.adobeconnect.com/ukworkafterstudy/

 Work and PhD level research in the UK: Tier 4 Visa Holders: March 23, 14:00

This webinar is aimed at students on a UK Tier 4 visa who are considering working in the UK after their studies, with particular relevance to those on a PhD course. It will look at the current immigration rules and regulations for Points Based System routes, including Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) and Tier 2 (General). Connect to the webinar here: https://thecareersgroup.adobeconnect.com/ukworkanddoctoralextensionschemeforoverseasgrads/

 

 

Internship Opportunities Available for Postgraduates

Considering Part-time Work alongside your Degree? Wanting to Develop New Skills through a Paid Internship?

Many students chose to engage in part-time work to help fund their studies or to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to KCL students! Please see the list below to see what opportunities interest you.

Make sure that you read through the eligibility criteria carefully and apply as directed through the advertisement.

Good luck!

For more information about King’s CareerConnect please see here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/careers/about/CareerConnect/CareerConnect.aspx

Internship Opportunities Available for Postgraduates

Considering Part-time Work alongside your Degree? Wanting to Develop New Skills through a Paid Internship?

Many students chose to engage in part-time work to help fund their studies or to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to KCL students! Please see the list below to see what opportunities interest you.

Make sure that you read through the eligibility criteria carefully and apply as directed through the advertisement.

Good luck!

Can’t find anything you’re interested in? Why not look here: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/vacancies/vacancymenu.asp, for more opportunities!

If you have a question about the King’s Internships Schemes and wish to talk to one of the King’s Internships team in person, you can come along to one a King’s Internships drop-in session.

At the Drop-Ins, the King’s Internships team can help you by:

  • Explaining the different stages of the King’s Internships application process and how the programme works;
  • Advising on what you can do to help your application stand out;
  • Answering questions regarding specific internship opportunities advertised on the King’s Internships portal;
  • Providing general advice around how to find an internship, through King’s Internships or via different channels.

 

 

Internship Opportunities Available for Postgraduates

Considering Part-time Work alongside your Degree? Wanting to Develop New Skills through a Paid Internship?

Many students chose to engage in part-time work to help fund their studies or to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to KCL students! Please see the list below to see what opportunities interest you – there is a variety of positions available including marketing, editorial and engagement.

Make sure that you read through the eligibility criteria carefully and apply as directed through the advertisement.

Good luck!

Can’t find anything you’re interested in? Why not look here: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/vacancies/vacancymenu.asp, for more opportunities!

Internship Opportunities Available for Postgraduates

Considering Part-time Work alongside your Degree? Wanting to Develop New Skills through a Paid Internship?

Many students chose to engage in part-time work to help fund their studies or to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to KCL students! Please see the list below to see what opportunities interest you.

Make sure that you read through the eligibility criteria carefully and apply as directed through the advertisement.

Good luck!

Can’t find anything you’re interested in? Why not look here: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/vacancies/vacancymenu.asp, for more opportunities!

 

 

 

Qualitative Evaluation Assistant for Arts and Health Innovation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced qualitative health researcher, to assist with interviews and surveys for the evaluation of an innovative performance and digital resource on living with cancer.

The Role

The research student will be required to:

  • Theme the survey responses (there is also room for the researcher to input into the design of the survey)
  • Conduct 5 x 20 minute interviews, face to face or by telephone
  • Write up the survey responses and interviews as a report

Person Specification

  • You need to be a Post-Graduate student or similar
  • Have experience of:
    • Conducting sensitive qualitative interviews in a health setting
    • Theming qualitative surveys
    • Producing concise reports for a non-academic audience using qualitative data

How to Apply & More Details

35 hours of work are needed between January and March 2017. The post will start on 20th January 2017. The appointee will be paid £16.85 per hour.

To apply for the post please submit your CV and a Cover Letter explaining your suitability for the role either via the Talent Bank system or by emailing amy.c.brown@kcl.ac.uk by the 9th January 2017.

For full details, please click here.

Internship Opportunities Available for Postgraduates

Considering part-time work alongside your degree? Wanting to develop new skills through a paid internship?

Many students chose to engage in part-time work to help fund their studies or to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to KCL students! Please see the list below to see what opportunities interest you – there is a variety of positions available including marketing, communications and public affairs.

Make sure that you read through the eligibility criteria carefully and apply as directed through the advertisement.

Good luck!

Management and Marketing Internship, Blue Marble Private: Part Time – Deadline 18th November

Business Development Internship, Knots Rugs: Part time – Deadline 23rd November

Public Affairs Internship, Political Intelligence: Part/Full Time – Deadline 27th November

Marketing Internship, Burrito Kitchen: Part Time – Deadline 28th November

Marketing and Communications Internship, Baishe: Part time – Deadline 30th November

Customer Experience & Account Management Internship, ClickMechanic: Part time – Deadline 30th November

Personal Learning Coach, iCADEMIA: Part time – Deadline 11th December

Can’t find anything you’re interested in? Why not click here for more opportunities!

Booking careers one-to-one appointments for PhD students – new self-service system

As a Phtime-430625_640D student you are now able to book your own one-to-one appointments with Donald Lush, our specialist careers PhD advisor, via the King’s Careers and Employability website.

Full instructions are here and here. If you have problems with the system or any questions, please feel free to call or email using the Careers and Employability contacts here.

If you don’t need an in-depth one hour career discussion you may wish to book an appointment with one of our other advisors – for example to get your CV checked or have a cover letter or application reviewed.

For the moment, research staff should continue to use the email or phone contacts above to book one-to-one sessions with Kate Murray.

We look forward to seeing you!

NEW Research Consultancy project with Partizan International

Founded in 2002, Partizan is a company that specialises in patient engagement and patient support services. They help healthcare manufacturers and other health service providers connect with the end users of their products to deliver a wide range of better health outcomes.

Partizan has a concept for a new way to diagnose vitamin and mineral deficiencies and help people determine which supplements they should be buying / consuming. This new concept could fulfill a massive unmet need that people buy and consume an enormous amount of nutritional and vitamin / mineral supplements they do not need. Furthermore, some people are at risk of over-supplementation because there is simply no widely available and affordable test they can do to help guide their purchasing / consumption.

Partizan requires someone to research the opportunity, evaluate the evidence / pro’s & con’s of this diagnostic approach and evaluate the overall feasibility of commercializing this new concept. The project is estimated to run for 2 days a week on a 4 – 8 week basis. The consultant will be paid £125 – 150 per day.

Partizan are willing to accept applications from students from any background, but experience in healthcare / life sciences, pharmacy, behavioural psychology, marketing etc. may be beneficial.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=4813. The deadline is 23:59 on Wednesday 6 July 2016.

Please contact careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or call 0207 848 1376 if you have any questions.

Research Careers at the University of Hertfordshire – Visit to the Doctoral College

4465_The-New-Science-Building-University-of-Hertfordshire_01The University of Hertfordshire’s research was very highly rated in the last REF, with several research areas being as good as or better than found at some Russell Group Universities (a summary can be found here). To give just one example, ten percent of all known planets were discovered at the University of Hertfordshire. The University has held the HR Excellence in Research from the European Commission since 2010 and holds the Athena SWAN Bronze award. It provides extensive support to research students and staff. A brand new science building (pictured) will open shortly.

The University groups research into themes – Food, Global Economy, Health and Wellbeing, Heritage, Culture and Communities, Information and Security and Space – and all research conducted at the University must address one of them. Research has a very high profile and features strongly in the University’s strategic plan.

Dr. Susan Grey (Linked In profile here) is director of the Doctoral College and advises PhD students looking for a post-doctoral appointment at University of Hertfordshire to carefully match their career aims against the University’s research strategy. She also notes that there is an increasing tendency towards interdisciplinary research and expects her post-doctoral researchers to be flexible and adaptable.  There is a number of other qualities she looks for in research staff:

  • Awareness of the funding and external environment (especially in connection to quality awards and frameworks)
  • Excellent levels of specialist knowledge
  • An understanding of transferable skills identified within the Researcher Development Framework
  • Autonomy and self-management
  • Strong interest in engagement and impact
  • Being a good team player who also understands how competitive research careers can be
  • A willingness to learn and develop (however successful you may have been so far)
  • High levels of research integrity (it can be to your advantage to bring your understanding of this out in an interview)
  • Willingness to go beyond research and contribute to the life of the University (by sitting on committees and so on) and particularly to take early responsibility for a research student.

In addition to these, like most employers, Dr. Grey expects all applications to be “pristine” with perfect spelling and grammar.

A perspective from a Senior Lecturer

Dr. Kristen Coppin (Linked In profile here) is a senior lecturer at the University, researching the formation of galaxies and supervises a PhD students.  She’s originally from Canada and became interested in working in the UK when spending time at the James Clerk Maxwell Observatory in Hawaii where she worked with several UK scientists. She was attracted to the University because of its reputation in astronomy and researchers there were already part of her professional network.

She regards her success in gaining her post as a result of having a good academic track record (including publications), building her network, having a clear vision of the development of her career and being very enthusiastic about working at the University of Hertfordshire.  She also regards being open to opportunity and being flexible and adaptable as important qualities.

Having recently had her first experience of recruitment she lists the following as things she looks out for:

  • A good understanding of the employer
  • Asking plenty of questions at the interview stage
  • Making presentations in plain English as much as possible
  • Giving presentations that show how your work fits into a bigger research picture
  • Being well networked and able to communicate professionally with colleagues

Kristen said that women in science research should be willing to take a risk and apply for posts that they may not feel fully ready for and that employers appreciate the ambition and willingness to develop that this shows.

She also advised that it’s a very good idea to keep a rolling record of all training, talks, conferences and developmental activities you’ve participated in as these are often difficult to remember when it comes to writing an application.

Finally, asked for her one top tip for post-doctoral selection process, Kristen advised that professional communication skills and especially the ability to relate to an audience outside your own specialism count for a great deal.

Acknowledgements: Many thanks to Dr. Grey and Dr. Kristen Coppin for their generosity with their time and professional insights

Donald Lush, Careers Consultant for PhD students