Funding for PhD students & their supervisors to spend up to a year in China

Grants are being offered by the British Council to sponsor PhD students and their supervisors from the UK to spend a period of research of between three and 12 months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China. Placements must start between January and December 2016.

Eligibility:
UK PhD applicants should be UK passport holders. Candidates of other nationalities must hold passports from countries that have diplomatic relations with China.

UK students should plan to undertake PhD placements in China within the following fields:

  • Health and life sciences
  • Environmental technologies
  • Food and water security
  • Energy
  • Urbanisation
  • Education
  • Creative economy for economic development and social welfare

To apply:
Deadline for applications is 10th October 2015. Please see the PhD Placements and Supervisor Mobility Grants China – UK programme page and download the guidelines for detailed scheme information and application details.

For more information about funded study abroad opportunities for King’s students, check out the Study Abroad web pages.

Research Council Policy Internships

Research Council policy internships provide an opportunity for Research Council funded PhD students to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.

The Research Councils organise internships for current Research Council-funded PhD students to work at partner host organisations on a policy topic relevant to both the student and the host. The student will be expected to produce a briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event.

Internships are awarded to both parliamentary and non-parliamentary organisations.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found at the following link – http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/skills/policyinternships/

Next application deadline: 16:00 BST 28th August 2015

PGR Take Time Out

taketimeoutsquareOn 23rd July 2015, the Graduate School, together with King’s Sport, invites you to ‘Take Time Out’ at Honor Oak Park Sports Ground to promote the importance of health & wellbeing among the PGR community.

The event is open to all research students, their supervisors, and postdoctoral staff. Whether staff or student, 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 and studies successfully.

The afternoon will be an opportunity for students, supervisors and their colleagues to Take Time Out from their research and sample some of the informal sports and activities run by the King’s BeActive programme.

  • Get moving with sports like five-a-side football, touch rugby, table tennis and volleyball
  • Relax with a yoga class or physio/massage sessions
  • Have fun and challenge your friends (or supervisor) to a round of mini golf, the coconut shy, sports day races, and even a gladiator duel!

A BBQ will be serving up food during the afternoon and the bar in the club house will be open for drinks.

It’s going to be a fun, social afternoon where you can try out different sports or just hang out in the sunshine (fingers crossed!) and meet other doctoral students and staff from around the university.

You can register for the event now via the Eventbrite page. This isn’t compulsory, but will give us an indication of how many people to cater for.

We look forward to seeing you there!

King’s Widening Participation Department needs you!

Widening Participation are seeking current King’s PhD students who would be interested in supervising an academic piece of work, produced by A-level pupils. They will provide full support and a payment of £150 per student completing an assignment with your support. This is a great way to use your experience of university to help pupils in understanding and developing the skills necessary to be successful at a competitive university. In addition, this offers you an opportunity to work with young people and gain experience of supervising, marking and providing feedback on academic work close to undergraduate level.

Tutors will be paid a flat rate of £150 per student. This will be staggered in 2 payments one at mid-submission, one at completion. Tutors will be expected to mentor at least two students, however this will vary based on the subjects the students choose.

This role requires you to be available in London for around 10 hours between July and September 2015 to meet with and provide feedback to your tutees.

Please note: If you are a non EU resident you must have an in date Working Visa in your passport OR an in date Biometric Working Visa.

You must be available for the following dates:

  • Tutor Training: 10th June
  • Meet your mentor evening: 9th July

Please click here to access the job description and person specification and an application form can be found here.

  • Completed application forms must be returned Friday 8th May
  • Interviews will be held on Wednesday 20th of May

If you have any queries please contact Anne-Marie Henderson in the Widening Participation Department: anne-marie.henderson@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 3948