Study in Australia this Summer: Creating positive change through research with ANU

ImpactMobilising Research: Create positive change through research.
A Global Summer Program presented by The Australian National University (ANU).
Sunday 25 June – Friday 14 July

ANU is opening up its Vice Chancellor course Mobilising Research to select ANU international partners, including King’s College London. Mobilising Research is an intense interdisciplinary course which will challenge students to see research from a new perspective and give students an opportunity to meet world class ANU researchers.

DSL161291 IARU summer program_FA1A3_Ext (002)This intensive, interdisciplinary
Summer Program will equip you
to put research into action and
reset the agenda in favour of the
public good.

Over three weeks you will live, learn and work with students from a wide range of disciplines and from around the globe. Your exposure to different mindsets, approaches, and cultural                                                  norms will challenge you to see the world the way others do.

ANU would like to invite research oriented students from King’s College London to apply for a place in the course. The three-week course will bring together a small cohort of high quality students from around the world to explore how interdisciplinary research can address future global threats. This intensive course is equivalent to an ANU semester long course and students will receive an ANU transcript for their studies.

Students will be accommodated in university residential colleges as well as spending a week at the ANU South Coast Campus, Kioloa.

For more information and to apply, please download the promotional flier and the application form at these links:

Interested students should complete the application form and submit by email to gsp.anu.iaru@anu.edu.au by midnight Wednesday 31 May 2017.

 

 

Re-Imagining the Internationalisation of the Curriculum Workshop

As part of Go Global, Study Abroad are holding a workshop designed for academic members of staff, teaching fellows and PhD students with an interest in teaching. The workshop will re-imagine the concept of the internationalisation of the curriculum through the application of Innovation Management tools and techniques used in the development of many successful tech, social media and creative enterprises. Through the use of these tools and techniques, academics will get new insights that will inform both curriculum content development and their pedagogical approach to the internationalisation of the curriculum. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided at the start of the session.

The workshop takes place on Thursday 19 November between 1-4pm in the River Room at the Strand Campus.

Places are limited, so to book, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-imagining-the-internationalisation-of-the-curriculum-tickets-19421606548

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.

Joint PhD with Hong Kong University

As part of King’s policy of working with international partners, the College now offers a growing range of Joint PhDs. On these programmes students are supervised by academic staff at King’s and at one of our partner institutions, spending time at both universities.

Since their launch three years ago, two PhD students have recently become the first to graduate from these programmes. Sarah Downes, who undertook a Joint PhD in English at King’s and HKU, describes below her experience of studying in a different research culture.

Under the joint supervision of Dr Otto Heim at HKU and Dr Anna Snaith at KCL, Sarah’s research project considered the relationship between literary modernism and visual culture in the work of Caribbean modernist Jean Rhys. “The joint PhD was an immensely rewarding experience, I’d recommend it to any prospective student. Moving to a different city and a different culture is no easy task, but I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to really immerse myself into Hong Kong life. At times doing a PhD can be a lonely process, but the support from both departments has been incredible, and I feel fortunate that my academic future will hopefully be supported by the connections I am making both in Asia and in Europe.

My research was energised and invigorated by the contrasting academic practices of the two institutions, and personally I benefitted immensely from researching in a new environment when I moved to Hong Kong. My three years as a Joint PhD scholar were incredible – I only wish it could have lasted longer!”

Professor Vaughan Robinson, Director of the Graduate School at King’s, adds: “We are incredibly proud of our Joint PhD programmes. They attract outstanding and adventurous students and allow our academics to work with other world class researchers elsewhere in the world. I would like to congratulate our first two graduands from these programmes with HKU and NUS and wish them well in their future careers. I am sure the experience of having studied in two research cultures and countries will stand them in excellent stead.”

A Joint PhD programme results in one qualification awarded by both King’s College London and the partner institution. Students benefit from access to learning resources in both locations.

Studying at more than one institution allows students access to the resources and expertise of different departments and may, in some cases, enable them to work between disciplines. Students can make professional and personal contacts that can help future career opportunities and, upon completion of their studies, receive a qualification from two internationally recognised institutions.

Find out more about King’s Joint PhD programmes on the King’s Worldwide webpages or if you are already on a PhD programme, or are a member of staff at King’s but are interested in international mobility, you can find out more about the range of opportunities available to you, including partnership grants, and other study abroad options on the Study Abroad webpages.

Partnership Grants – Apply now!

The Study Abroad team are offering grants for PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers to fund a period of study at one of King’s international strategic partners.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but are assessed at four points in the year. The next assessment date is Tuesday 6th January 2015.

The grant is available to fund PhD and postdoctoral researchers to undertake a short period of research or work on a particular project that helps sustain and develop partnerships with the international universities that are Strategic Partners of the College. The level of funding that will be awarded is designed to cover travel costs and make a contribution toward subsistence at the partner institution. It is anticipated that no award will be for more than £2,000.

The following Strategic Partners are covered by this scheme:

For full details of the scheme and how to apply please click here