Black and minority ethnic early career researcher conference

Black Minority and Ethnic Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are grossly underrepresented in academia. ECRs find themselves conducting many postdoctoral positions, and end up leaving research as they are unable to make the transition to a lectureship. This may be due to lack of skills, support and knowledge required to stay in academia.

This conference aims to empower researchers with the skills to remain in academia, such as having a good mentor, guidance on applying and writing fellowships, tips on networking, and finally a good work/career life balance.

There will be a diverse range of academics sharing their experiences on the day.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Click here for the booking page.

Conference Funding for Research in Diabetes and/or Depression

Doctoral students at King’s College London who are conducting research with a focus on diabetes and/or depression are eligible to apply for financial support for their participation in conferences in Germany 2017.

Funding is offered as part of the transCampus initiative – a unique partnership between two of Europe’s leading academic institutions, King’s College London and Technische Universität Dresden.

How much funding will I get?

  • EUR 89 per day
  • EUR 125 once for travel costs

How to apply
Please fill out an application form and send in all required documents by the deadline of 22nd February 2017 via e-mail to Felix Klee, Department for Development and International Affairs.

Only complete applications will be considered.

For full details and to access the application: transCampus Initiative Conference Funding 2017.

Life beyond the PhD

Application deadline for fully-funded places at this year’s Cumberland Lodge conference has been extended!

The Graduate School is offering fully-funded places for two PhD student to attend this year’s ‘Life beyond the PhD’, Cumberland Lodge conference, where we will cover conference fees, accommodation costs (in shared rooms), and any reasonable travel expenses to and from London.

The application deadline has been extended to 17th June 2016

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Some interesting employment statistics from jobs.ac.uk

jobs-touch-icon-144x144Last week, I attended a conference at the University of Warwick. The theme was how careers professionals can support the transitions of researchers into employment. Alison Osborne from jobs.ac.uk shared some very useful data from the site. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • 89% of doctoral graduates find employment on open-ended contracts 7 to 9 years after graduating
  • 36% of these are in teaching
  • There were 65,000 job vacancies on the site in 2015. 49% were academic jobs (of which 7% were research and the rest academic/teaching roles), 23% were professional roles, 12% clerical and 6% technical.
  • More academic roles are available in the North of England while pure teaching and research roles are more common in the South East.
  • The range of job titles is extremely diverse and it is therefore important for job seekers to look beyond the job title.
  • The three largest areas for recruitment were Engineering and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Life and Medical Sciences. The least number was in sport.
  • The three largest areas of recruitment (above) offer the most generous salaries.
  • The peak times for vacancies are: Research (May, June, and October), Lecturing (April, May, and June), Fellowships (June/July).
  • International experience is becoming increasingly valued.
  • The TEF will probably increase the number of teaching opportunities but may alter the requirements

Donald Lush, Careers Consultant for PhD students

Life Sciences Careers Conference


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The Life Sciences Careers Conference showcases the breadth of careers available from studying the biosciences. The event consist of talks from top speakers covering a wide range of biology-related subjects, a CV workshop providing tips on how to secure an interview for your perfect job, and a chance to mingle with the experts in our exhibition and ask informal questions over lunch and afternoon refreshments. All attendees will also receive a free goody bag that will be filled with useful resources by the end of the day!

Registration and more information on the event can be found here: http://lscc.rsb.org.uk/.

 

PhD to Consulting Conference 2015

PtC Conference 2015September 18, 2015, Imperial College London

The PhD to Consulting (PtC) conference is a one day annual event targeted at doctoral and post-doctoral researchers interested in pursuing a career in consulting.

The PtC conference provides a platform for discussion and networking for PhD researchers and professionals from top consulting firms. The conference will focus on topics such as:

  • Exploring how receptive the UK consulting industry is to PhD students/graduates
  • Determining the scope for PhD recruits in consulting
  • Defining the consulting industry expectations of PhD students/graduates
  • Outlining the skills that PhD recruit should have for a career in consulting and how they may apply
  • Establishing any sector/industry specific demands for PhD students/graduates
  • Analysing typical recruitment and assessment procedures, including case interviews and competencies
  • Confirmed firms include: McKinsey, Strategy&, EY, Deloitte, Accenture …and more

If you are a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher and interested in participating in the conference, please visit their registration page for details: http://www.phdtoconsultingconference.co.uk/venue-and-registration.html

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.

PhD Opportunities in Finance and Data Science

phds-finance-comp-sciResearch students and young professionals are invited to attend a half-day conference.

Wednesday 24 June 2015, 13:00 – 17:00

University College London
Cruciform B304 LT1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street,London, WC1E 6BT

UCL’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics is organising a conference to bring together university researchers and industry professionals to discuss future directions and job opportunities in finance and data science.

Topics will include algorithmic trading, financial mathematics, health analytics, fintech, people analytics, consulting, computational advertising and deep learning.This event will be of interest to PhD students, Post Docs, industry professionals and companies seeking to recruit PhDs to work in finance and data science.

Speakers include: Mike Lynch (Invoke Capital), John Loizides (Citi), Jessica James (Commerzbank), George Calderbank (Winton Capital), Clare Finn-Levy (Essentia Analytics), Giles Pavey (Tesco dunnhumby), Alan Payne (BUPA), Thore Graepel (Google Deep Mind), Orlando Machado (Moneysupermarket.com) and Ray Eitel (Accenture).

Register your interest

Please send any questions to:
Yonita Cater y.carter@ucl.ac.uk

Graduate School Conference Fund – Deadline 15 January

At the start of November, 20 students were awarded grants of up to £300 to present their research at conferences around the world. You can find out more about the grant-winners for the first round of this year’s competition here.

The deadline for the second round of the conference fund is now only a month away, so if you are presenting your research at a conference between February 6 – May 5 2015, and need additional financial support in order to attend, you may be eligible to apply for a Graduate School Conference Fund Grant.

The fund offers grants of up to £300 per award to support postgraduate students at King’s College London attend conferences where they will be delivering an oral or poster presentation on their research in 2014/15.

And this year, we are delighted that, for the first time, we are able to open up the scheme to Masters students, thanks to additional funds being allocated to it.

There are three remaining competition rounds for the 2014/15 academic year, and each round covers conferences within a specific period, as below:

ROUND

DEADLINE For conferences commencing within the following period

2

15 January 2015 6 February 2015 – 5 May 2015

3

15 April 2015 6 May 2015 – 5 August 2015

4

15 July 2015 6 August 2015 – 5 November 2015

For  full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply, please see the Graduate School’s Conference Fund intranet webpages or contact graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk / 020 7848 4146 for further details.

Vitae Research Staff Conference 2014

Vitae are delighted to be opening bookings for the Vitae Research Staff Conference. In its sixth year, the event, run in partnership with the UK Research Staff Association, will explore the recognition and value of research staff. The conference will bring together researchers of various career stages, representatives from research staff associations, and those supporting the development of researchers, to address topics, such as:

  • Taking control of your career – keynote address by Dr Sophia Karagiannis, King’s College London
  • Professional development planning for research staff
  • Doing more with your RSA and engaging with UKRSA
  • Intrapreneurship: What value do you add to your organisation?
  • The recognition of research staff by funders, institutions, and employers
  • Demonstrating your value to others

Vitae are currently opening a call for workshops. Find out about their criteria and email them if you would like to submit your idea.