The Postgraduate Spring Ball 2017

A Postgraduate Spring Ball has been organised by students* for students within the heart of London!

Spring Ball 2017

For full details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/257082428060561/

As with previous events, a super quick sell out is anticipated! 

*Organised by students from the following Universities:

UCL || LSE || UAL || KCL || CASS || CITY || LBS || QMUL || HULT || SOAS || RHUL || IMPERIAL || WESTMINSTER || UEL || REGENTS || GSU || BIRKBEC

KDSA X’mas Party – for all King’s PGR students

FAO King’s PGR students

Due to the rip-roaring success of the PGR Social Mixer that was held in September this year, the King’s Doctoral Students Association (KDSA) have organised a free Christmas party for all PGR students across King’s College London.

Please come along to Guy’s Bar & Café on Friday, 16th December from 7:30pm to finish the autumn semester in style!

To can get an idea of numbers, please sign up to this free event via Eventbrite – Click here

It just so happens that the 16th is also Christmas Jumper Day! Garish woollen attire is therefore encouraged for the party!

Click here for the event’s Facebook page

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more info, contact: Jake Crawshaw, KDSA Events Coordinator, kdsa@kclsu.org

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Research Student Wellbeing Days: 20 & 21 October

On 20th and 21st October 2016, postgraduate research students can enjoy a host of free activities, offering you a chance to relax, have fun and meet other doctoral students from around the university. Free food and drink will also be provided.

Thursday 20th October
Tutu’s Macadam Building, Strand Campus

10:00 – 11:00      Yoga
15:00 – 17:00      A range of Recreational Activities & Wellbeing Stalls/Workshops
17:00 – 19:00      Mixer with Free Food & Drink (served in The Terrace)

Numbers are limited so please make sure you sign-up via Eventbrite:

Friday 21st October
Henriette Raphael Function Room, Guy’s Campus

12:00 – 13:00      Yoga (in the KCLSU Activity Room 1 West Wing)
16:00 – 19:00      A range of Recreational Activities & Wellbeing Stalls/Workshops

Free Food and Drinks available throughout the afternoon

Numbers are limited so make sure you sign-up via Eventbrite:

These events are offered specifically for postgraduate research students and have been organised by the Graduate School, together with King’s Sport and the Wellbeing Team, as part of the wider King’s Wellbeing Week.

We believe that 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 successfully.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Graduate School
King’s College London

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Timetable & Travel for Take Time Out Event

We’ve checked the weather and so far (fingers crossed) the forecast is looking good for Thursday’s Take Time Out Event. Over 220 research students, supervisors, postdoctoral fellows and King’s staff have already signed up via the Eventbrite page, so make sure you don’t miss out!

King’s Sport and the Graduate School have organised a summer fête-style afternoon with stalls, a BBQ, fun activities, wellness sessions and team sports. Check out the timetable below for details of what will be happening throughout the day:

Come rain or shine the event will be going ahead and there will be plenty to do inside if it does start raining during the course of the afternoon.

How to get there
Honor Oak Park Sportsground is just a short walk from Honor Oak Park Station. The station is served by trains from London Bridge and is also on the London Overground network. Plan your journey to Honor Oak Park station.


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Turn left out of the station and walk down Honor Oak Park Road. Continue over the cross roads with Stondon Park Road a short distance until you reach Brockley Rise. Turn left onto Brockley Rise and walk downhill 200m. The sports ground is located on the right-hand side past the primary school.


We look forward to seeing you all there from 2pm!

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!

Unlocking London Postgrad Events 7th & 9th of October 2014

Unlocking London have lined up two fun events specifically for postgraduate students next week on Tuesday and Thursday. Enjoy!

Soho Walking Tour
Colourful and cosmopolitan Soho – there’s no place like it! Come and explore ‘hoary old’ Soho on this enlightening evening walk.Tickets are just £6.50 of £5 with an NUS Extra card. Book now: http://www.kclsu.org/ents/event/1568/ 

  • Date: Tuesday 07 October 2014
  • Time: 7:30pm – 10pm
  • Location: Meet outside Leicester Square tube station

Postgraduate Roller Disco
Two skating arenas, and four fully licensed bars keeps the fun rolling. Indoor and outdoor seating areas. Rink plays delectable funk and disco.  Pocket-friendly prices. tickets are just £10 or £6.50 with an NUS Extra card. Book now: http://www.kclsu.org/ents/event/1570/

  • Date: Thursday 09 October 2014
  • Time: 8pm – midnight
  • Location: Renaissance Rooms, Miles Street

Love Cricket? Play for the KCLA Cricket Club

FThe KCLA Cricket Club is looking for new postgraduate players (men or women) to join the club. Open to alumni, staff and postgrads, all standards are welcome, so whether you are experienced or someone new to the game, it is a great opportunity to play some cricket in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

We play 35-over friendly matches along with some T20 games on Wednesday afternoons throughout the summer from April to September against a variety of oppositions, including typically UCL, LSE, Goldsmith’s, Thames Valley University, some civil service teams and other cricket clubs.

35-over fixtures start at 2pm, whilst T20s start at 6.30pm. Home games are played at the LSE Sportsground, Windsor Ave, KT3 5HB (next to the KCL New Malden Sportsground, and minutes from Berrylands station).

Further details of matches and practice sessions can be obtained by contacting Michael Gabbay or by joining the cricket mailing list.

We look forward to seeing you out there this summer!

If you are interested in getting involved further staff or postgraduate sport, please take a look at the community club webpages – here – for information about the various sports teams.

Unlocking London – March Calendar of Events

Unlocking London is your ticket to discovering the best of what the capital has to offer at prices exclusive to King’s students. From club nights, iconic attractions and cultural institutions to quirky experiences such as the unique Hunterian Museum, this month the team has sought out some great deals for you to enjoy.

This March check why not try their exclusive offer for a wine-tasting experience at Vinopolis on the South Bank.

Click here to see the full calendar of March activities.

Graduate & Mature Student Society Careers and Networking Evening

Join other graduates from across King’s for an evening of informal networking. Enjoy free food and drinks while speakers will give advice on working life after graduating.

KCLSU’s Vice President for Representation and Communication, Anthony Shaw, and UCLU’s Postgraduate Students’ Officer, Ben Towse, will be talking about how the Students’ Union can help you to develop your skills and boost your CV in preparation for facing the world of work. Professor Vaughan Robinson, Director of the Graduate School, will also be talking about the opportunities open to graduate students.

So if you fancy meeting other graduate students and picking up some useful tips for the future, please join us at Waterfront Bar & Kitchen from 7pm on Tuesday 18th of February.

All graduate students are welcome to attend.