International Postgraduates: Cultural adjustment – experiencing difference and negotiating identity

Would you find it helpful to explore, in a supportive group, the cultural challenges you have experienced while studying and living in the UK?

The Counselling Service and International Student Advice are offering a short-term therapeutic group in which to explore the cultural challenges of being an international postgraduate student at King’s. This will take place in a series of five, 1.5 hour interactive, small-group sessions for international postgraduate research students. The first group sessions will take place in May/June 2017.


These supportive and focused sessions will allow you explore issues which may have personally impacted you, while you have been living in the UK, including:

  • Practical and emotional challenges of living in a foreign country away from home
  • Social isolation
  • Cultural adjustment – experiencing difference and negotiating identity
  • Experience of barriers to integration to the UK

These session will offer a supportive, confidential and respectful space in which to share your experiences and stories. The group also offers an opportunity to further develop your intercultural competence through reflection and discussion.

To register interest, please contact jennifer.raper@kcl.ac.uk by the 30th of April.

 

 

Doctorate Extension Scheme

WORKING AFTER YOUR STUDIES – FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

PhD students who are nearing the end of their studies can apply to stay in the UK for a further year under the Doctorate Extension Scheme, which comes under the Tier 4 route. The Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) is designed to give PhD graduates from outside the EU the opportunity to work in the UK for a year once they have completed the PhD. Students who hold this visa can undertake most forms of work on a full or part-time basis, including self-employment, but cannot work as a doctor or dentist in training or a professional sportsperson or coach.

Students interested in applying for the DES are advised to start thinking about their application a couple of months before they need to apply. A new CAS from King’s is required for the DES application, and it is recommended that students request this CAS at the same time as their viva, or just afterwards. Together with completing the online CAS request form, students must also complete a declaration form, agreeing to respond to King’s monitoring emails during your time on the Tier 4 (DES) visa.

Please note: you cannot apply for the Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) from outside the UK.

To find out if you are eligible, and for further advice, please visit the Student Advice Service’s intranet page

International Futures Summer Webinar Series

Every year The Careers Group runs a series of webinars for international students from across the University of London. Don’t miss this summer’s series, which will cover finding work in the UK and overseas. To participate in the webinar you need to register your place.

Wednesday 10th June, 3-4pm: Writing UK CVs and Application Forms

Advice on how to write a CV that has impact and complete the motivation and competency sections on an application form

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2507537789035604225

Thursday 11th June, 12.30-1.30pm: Finding full time work and work experience in the UK

An overview of the different ways of securing work experience and full time work and relevant resources

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2004515617308448258

Monday 15th June, 12-1pm: Marketing your degree overseas

Top tips on how to promote your UK degree at home or in a third country, networking internationally and resources for a global job search

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4992748528069351426

Wednesday 17th June, 1-2pm: Using LinkedIn for a global job search

See how LinkedIn can transform your job search. Looking at how to build a strong profile, utilise your networks and the LinkedIn functions to enhance your international job search. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1052097754675648514

For more about International Futures: http://international.gradsintocareers.co.uk/