Meaningful, paid teaching experience at this year’s K+ Spotlight Summer School

An exciting, developmental and paid opportunity is being offered to King’s doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to join in the collaboration between The Brilliant Club and the K+ programme, which is King’s College London’s flagship widening participation initiative.

The Brilliant Club is recruiting King’s College London doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver the academic strand of the K+ Spotlight Summer School, an annual highlight in the K+ Programme. You will receive training from qualified teachers, and then design and deliver a series of five tutorials based on your own research to small groups of sixth form pupils over the course of a week.

K+ 2017

Those who are conducting research within the following areas are of particular interest: Healthcare, Dentistry, Maths, Computer Science, Politics, History, English Language and Literature.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Charlie at charlotte.talbotrice@thebrilliantclub.org.

 

Advancing Innovation in Health, Idea Workshop

King’s College London Innovation Forum, King’s College London Health and Life Science Enterprise Committee and Entrepreneurship have put together a unique opportunity for you to use your problem-solving skills to come up with solutions to tackle global health challenges we face today. The event is free and open to all at KCL. This special event offers you the opportunity to:

  • Develop ideas in teams to tackle health challenges including (but not limited to) obesity, antimicrobial drug resistance, diabetes and cancer.
  • Receive feedback on the idea from a panel of experts from PwC, QuintilesIMS etc.
  • Present your idea to a panel of judges with expertise in global health from leading organisations including GSK.
  • Each participant will receive a certificate and have chance to win a prize!

If you don’t have an idea or a team, don’t worry just come along and the organisers will assist you in finding a team. If you cannot participate in the workshop, you can still attend the final team presentation. There will be a reception with free food and drinks, plus the opportunity to build your professional networks and develop contacts that may be beneficial for the next step in your career.

Click here to register for this event.

Dedicated writing-up space for final year doctoral students

Are you currently writing-up your doctoral thesis full-time and in need of a dedicated desk space?

If so, you may be eligible to apply for a desk in the new ‘Doctoral Thesis Writing-Up’ room within the Maughan Library.

Successful students will be offered their own desk and locker within a designated quiet room for a period of 3 months.

To be eligible, you must be a registered doctoral student at King’s College London who either:

  • Has registered for writing-up status
  • Or, has submitted an RD1 examination entry form to the research degrees examinations office which has been approved (you must provide proof of approval)
  • Or, is currently undergoing corrections for thesis resubmission following examination (you must provide an examination report as proof)

The expectation is that you will be continuously writing-up your doctoral thesis and will use the space at least 3-4 days a week.

To apply you will need to complete an online application form and request a supporting statement from your supervisor. Four competitions will run during the year and the deadline for the next round is 15th April 2017. For full details, please visit: https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/student/grad-school/pgr/support/wupspace.aspx.

This scheme will run as a pilot during the year 2017 and is subject to review over the summer. If successful, there may be an opportunity to roll this out wider across the campuses. Space is limited and allocation will be offered on a needs basis.

 

Kings Engaged Researcher Network (KERN)

What is KERN?

KERN is an exciting new collaboration which launched in October 2016.  KERN aims to foster a growing community of researchers interested in developing, sharing and celebrating their public engagement practice at King’s. The Engaged Researcher meetings and events are aimed at students, researchers and clinical staff at King’s College London. The idea behind KERN is to create a social network for researchers interested in engaging different audiences with their research. They also share monthly newsletters with opportunities to get involved, information on funding, resources and sharing examples of good practice.

Upcoming Events:

RUNNING THE KERN – WORKSHOP

Interested in running the KERN? The why not go along to their brainstorm workshop & decide how the KERN should run in 2017/18 (there will be cake!). Sign up here. (places limited)

If you are interested in enhancing your CV and developing your engagement experience, make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity.

21 March 2017 | 2-4pm | Council Room | Free

CALLING ALL SCIENCE BUSKERS!

Did you attend KERN’s ‘How to make a busk’ workshop in Feb? The Crick has an exciting call out for science buskers!

Interested? Email KERN at KERN@kcl.ac.uk by 22 March 2017

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

Student Digital Experience Tracker

The tracker is a short survey to gather students’ expectations and experiences of technology at King’s College London. The results will inform activities and decisions about the digital provision and feed into work on enhancing digital education at King’s College London.

Help us improve your digital experience by completing the survey at https://jisc-beta.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/he-kings-college-london-tracker-2016-17

The Survey is being run by the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) at King’s College London, in association with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). More information can be found at www.kcl.ac.uk/sdet

 Student Digital Experience Tracker

TEDxGoodEnoughCollege: Call for Speakers

Goodenough College, founded in 1930, provides private residential accommodation for postgraduate students and their families. Located in Bloomsbury, London, Goodenough is home to students from all over the world studying at universities across London. Additional information on Goodenough College can be found at here.

Goodenough College has hosted 6 previous TEDx events, and this year’s event will take place on Saturday, 20 May 2017 and is focused on the theme of [R]evolution.

From the gradual and continuous development that necessitates evolution, to the abrupt and sudden change that constitutes revolution, TEDxGoodenoughCollege will explore how and why the world and its inhabitants are constantly changing, and where this may lead us.

For more information about the event, including highlights from last year’s event, please see the website.
TEDx
Goodenough College is currently looking for extraordinary speakers to share their ideas at this event. If you would like to speak at the TEDxGoodEnoughCollege event then why not apply? You can find the application form here. The deadline is 23:59, on 28 February 2017.

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.

 

 

British Library Exhibition: Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

Have you ever wondered about maps and how they have shaped the world we live in? If so, why not attend the British Library’s Maps and the 20th century: Drawing the Line exhibition which will be exploring the political, historical and societal impact of maps.

Highlights include:

  • The original sketch of today’s London Underground
  • Some of the first satellite imagery from the 1990s
  • First map of the Hundred Acre Wood
  • Secret spy maps, via the New York Subway.

The exhibition runs until 1 March 2017 and students can purchase tickets for £5.

For enquiries, please contact the Library’s Box Office.

Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546

Email:boxoffice@bl.uk

Call for Applications: British Library PhD placement scheme

The British Library  is currently open for applications to its PhD placement scheme. 14 different placement projects are being offered under this current Call. These have been selected to support teams based across the Library to carry out a range of projects and activities, whilst also providing unique professional development opportunities for PhD researchers. It is not necessary for the project to relate directly to your PhD topic or specific research interests. Rather, these placements are seen as a means to develop and apply transferrable research, communications and analytical skills outside the university sector.

Under the current Call, placements are available in the following areas:

  • Independent, DIY, and Activist BAME Publishing, in Print and Online, in 21st century Britain
  • Charting the King’s Maritime Collection
  • 21st Century British Comics
  • Contemporary Collecting from Australasia
  • Researching the EU Referendum Through Leaflet and Web Archive Collections
  • Privy Council Appeal Cases
  • Developing Access to the Evolving English VoiceBank
  • The Printed Books of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), Physician and Collector
  • Exploring and Recording Textiles in the British Library Collections
  • Understanding the Network Power of the Living Knowledge Network
  • Greek Papyri of Late Antique Egypt
  • Data Mining of Doctoral Theses
  • The Representation and Interpretation of James Cook’s Voyages in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Karl Marx and the British Library

Each project offers bespoke training and professional development opportunities, plus wide scope to shape the specific focus of the activities and outputs around your own interests and expertise.

For full profiles of each placement project, as well as the application guidelines and timetable, please visit: http://www.bl.uk/news/2016/november/british-library-phd-placements-call-for-applications

The application deadline is February 20 2017. Interviews will take place in March/April 2017.

Contact Research.Development@bl.uk for all queries – See more at: http://www.bl.uk/news/2016/november/british-library-phd-placements-call-for-applications#sthash.gsHkHGUU.dpuf