Nominate now for the Supervisory Excellence Awards 2016/17

SEA LOGODo you have a supervisor who inspires you, is encouraging and supportive of your research, who goes the extra mile to ensure that you succeed in your degree?

If so, this is your chance to acknowledge their efforts and to show your support towards the excellent job that he/she has done for you.

Nominations are now invited from Postgraduate Research Students, Heads of Departments/Divisions, Heads of Graduate Studies and Deans of Faculties, for the 2016/17 Supervisory Excellence Awards at King’s College London.

The aim of this university-wide scheme is to recognise the important role that supervisors play in the success of their postgraduate research students, and to reward excellence in supervisory practice.

Each Faculty/Institute at King’s may receive an award worth up to £1000, which can either be awarded to one supervisor or split between two supervisors within the same School/Institute. Winners of an award will also have the opportunity to receive recognition of their achievements at a university Graduation Ceremony.

Nominations must be submitted through an online nomination form by the deadline of Friday 16 December 2016

For more information, and to make a nomination, please refer to our Supervisory Excellence Award webpage on the King’s Internal website

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.

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!