Pre-Consultancy Training Workshop: 9 May

Tuesday, 9 May 2017
10:00 – 15:30
S3.31, Strand Campus

King’s PhD students who are interested in consultancy work but who are unsure as to whether they have the skills for it, are invited to the next pre-consultancy training workshop on Tuesday 9 May.

Please find the agenda below.

10 – 10:45 Preparing your Application  Donald Lush, Careers Consultant
 10:45 – 11:30 Working for yourself  Donald Lush, Careers Consultant
 11:30 – 11:45 King’s Research Consultancy – Programme Overview  Katie Black/Jon Sanders, Careers & Employability
11:45 – 12:15 Working as a Consultant – What to Expect
12:15 – 12:45 My King’s Research Consultancy Project  Aine Rubikaite, Final Year PhD Candidate, Developmental Neurobiology, IoPPN
 12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break
 13:30 – 15:30 Project Management, Dealing with Client Issues and Presenting your Conclusions  Dr Ross English – Researcher Development Unit

To book a place on this workshop, please email careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk, or call 020 7848 1376.

About the King’s Research Consultancy
The King’s Research Consultancy is a programme offering PhDs (post-upgrade) the opportunity to consult on a specific research project within a department at King’s College London, or with an external organisation.

You can benefit from this scheme by:

  • Gaining advanced levels of work-based experiential learning and build on research, analytical and project management skills.
  • Having access to pre-consultancy training and support from King’s Careers & Employability, if required.
  • Having the opportunity to apply your PhD subject knowledge to a commercial project, impacting significantly and tangibly on organisational or departmental outcomes.

Lion’s Den Challenge Start-Up Competition (LDC) Workshop

We are delighted to invite you the Lion’s Den Challenge Start-Up Competition (LDC). The university’s flagship start-up competition that equips King’s students, alumni & staff with practical business skills, whilst giving them an opportunity to win up to 7 awards and £11,000 prize money to help develop and test their business ideas and prototypes.

No previous knowledge or experience in business required – you don’t even need to have an idea when you come to the workshops!

Attend the first workshop on 21 October 2015
Topic: Developing your commercial strategy
Location: G.79, FWB, Waterloo Campus.
RSVP to the workshops: ldc2015-16.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information:  www.LionsDenChallenge.co.uk

LDC applications open: 2 December 2015
LDC applications deadline: 6pm 16 February 2015

Official hashtag: #LDC | Spread the word: @InnovateKings

Critical Waves

Critical WavesCall for participants
Are you a postgraduate research student or early career researcher interested in exploring the experimental potential of radio in academic research?
Critical Waves aims to inspire creative approaches to academic research through an innovative series of talks and events, in person and on air, delivered by Birkbeck College in partnership with the ICA and Resonance 104.FM.

The internet and streaming technology have propelled us into a new era of radio. Recording devices on laptops and phones, free online audio-editing software, podcasts and internet-radio mean that producing and broadcasting radio content has never been easier. Drawing upon radio’s legacy as a forum for radical thought and experimentation, Critical Waves explores the potential of radio in academic research today.

There are 35 places available for current post-graduate research students and early career researchers to attend two days of talks and workshops taking place at the ICA and Birkbeck College in March and April 2015, which will offer inspiration and advice on radio production. Both events are free to attend and a light lunch will be provided. In response to the events participants will be expected to independently produce their own short radio programmes based on elements of their research. Continue reading

Empire, decolonisation and expertise: an interdisciplinary workshop

Staff and postgraduate students are invited to a workshop organised by Dr Ruth Craggs and hosted by the Geography Department.

Bringing together historians and geographers to discuss the loose theme of ‘Empire, decolonisation and expertise’, it will take place during the first week of term, on Wednesday 24th September, Pyramid Room, 4th Floor, King’s Building, 13.30 – 18.00, followed by wine and nibbles from 18.00 – 19.00.

Full programme details available here.

If you are planning to attend, please email Dr Ruth Craggs (ruth.craggs@kcl.ac.uk) by Wednesday 17th of September.

Skills for Success: Living and studying in a UK cultural context

A course of four, interactive, cross cultural learning and support sessions is being offered to international postgraduate research students registered at King’s College.

This short series of workshops will be of interest and benefit to international students who would like to enhance their cross cultural competence and gain insights into aspects of living and studying in the UK to support their studies at King’s.

The sessions will be held on four Wednesdays 2.30-4.00pm starting from 16th July. See below for all dates.

Each session will focus on developing a different skill:
Session 1: 16th July – Introductions to the course and each other; what is culture?
Session 2: 23rd July – Participating in academic groups
Session 3: 30th July – How to do social conversation
Session 4: 6th August – Seeking help and expressing disagreement

IMPORTANT NOTE

  • The sessions are being offered as a ‘closed’ group for 8-15 students, who will aim attend ALL FOUR SESSIONS
  • To maximise learning outcomes and mutual support, students will unfortunately NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN THE GROUP AFTER THE FIRST SESSION
  • A commitment to attend ALL FOUR modules of the course is preferred
  • The sessions are offered as an optional, professional development training and do not lead to any kind of qualification or certification

This course is jointly run by the Student Advice and International Student Support and Counselling departments. All sessions will be held at the Waterloo campus, Franklin Wilkins Building.

If you are interested in joining all four cross cultural training sessions, please send an email to Jennifer.raper@kcl.ac.uk, providing as much information as you can, and setting out:

  • Why this training is of interest to you
  • What you would want to get out of the training

King’s Cultural Challenge 2014 is underway!

Next Wednesday, 19th February, the King’s Cultural Institute will be holding the first of their workshops to help you develop your ideas, and bring you a step closer to winning a paid internship with the Royal Opera House, the Southbank Centre, the V&A and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Come along to the workshops, where staff from these four organisations, as well as professional facilitators, will be there to talk to you about your ideas and what it’s like to work in the world of the arts and culture.

Open Space workshop
When: Wednesday 19 February 2014, from 15.30  
Where: River Room, King’s Building, Strand Campus
What: This workshop is a chance for students to further explore the Challenge question in a collaborative and conversational format, and to begin to build their own ideas. Further information to follow. If you would like to participate in this workshop please RSVP to kingsculturalchallenge@kcl.ac.uk by Friday 14 February. Include your name and department at King’s.

Ideas Lab
When: Wednesday 26 February 2014, 18.30 – 20.30  
Where: Anatomy Museum, King’s Building, Strand Campus
What: This workshop is a chance for students to develop and refine their responses to the Challenge question. Further information to follow. If you would like to participate in this workshop please RSVP to kingsculturalchallenge@kcl.ac.uk by Friday 21 February. Include your name and department at King’s.

To register and request your place, please email kingsculturalchallenge@kcl.ac.uk.

Skills for Success: Living & Studying In a UK Cultural Context

A course of four, interactive, cross-cultural learning and support sessions is being offered to international postgraduate students registered at King’s College.

This short series of workshops will be of interest and benefit to international students who would like to enhance their cross-cultural competence and gain insights into aspects of living and studying in the UK to support their studies at King’s.

The sessions will be held on four wednesdays 2.30-4.00pm starting from 13th November. See below for all dates:

Each session will focus on developing a different skill:

Session 1: 13th November – Introductions to the course and each other; what is culture?

Session 2: 20th November – Participating in academic groups

Session 3: 27th November – Social conversation

Session 4: 4th December – Seeking help and expressing disagreement

Please note:

  • The sessions are being offered as a ‘closed’ group for a 15-20 students, who will aim attend all four sessions
  • To maximise learning outcomes and mutual support, students will unfortunately not be able to join the group after the first session
  • A commitment to attend all four modules of the course will be required
  • The sessions are offered as an optional, professional development training and do not lead to any kind of qualification or certification

This course is jointly run by the Student Advice and International Student Support and Counselling departments. All sessions will be held at the Waterloo campus, Franklin Wilkins Building.

If you are interested in joining all four cross cultural training sessions, send an email to Jennifer Raper setting out why this training is of interest and of use to you. Please provide as much information as you can, so I can gain understanding about the specific cultural areas of interest to you: Email Jennifer Raper at Jennifer.raper@kcl.ac.uk

Understanding Uncertainty in Environmental Modelling

UncertaintyEnvModelling

Workshop for early-career researchers (PhD students, postdocs) in environmental modelling and simulation disciplines.

This workshop presents an overview of key stages in the modelling process: development, evaluation, practical use, and communication of results. Interactive discussion sessions and exercises will help participants explore concepts presented in the lectures and relate these to their own research. Themes include:

• Evaluating model performance;
• Statistical inference from ensembles of models;
• Why good statistics is not enough;
• What do decision-­‐makers want? What can environmental modellers provide?
• Effective dissemination of uncertain forecasts.

Speakers include: Leonard Smith, David Stainforth, Emma Suckling, Erica Thompson, Elizabeth Stephens (Reading), Lindsay Lee (Leeds).

See website for further details and to apply for a place: http://www.lse.ac.uk/CATS/Events/NERC-Understanding-Uncertainty-in-Environmental-Modelling.aspx

Deadline for applications: November 15th 2013

This workshop is part of the NERC Postgraduate and Professional Skills Development Programme. NERC-­funded applicants will be given priority, but the workshop is open (and free) to all.

Representing Uncertainty Workshop, Tuesday 2 July 2013, 5.00 – 9.00 PM

Tipping Point in partnership with the King’s Cultural Institute, is holding a series of workshops bringing together academics from across King’s College London with artists and other interested parties in the wider community. The aim is to explore urgent issues or challenges which have a bearing on climate change, and are of particular interest to academics, artists, and the broader public.

We are delighted to announce that the first of these workshops, “Representing Uncertainty”, will take place on Tuesday, 2 July 2013 from 5.00 to 9.00 PM, in the Pyramid Room (Department of Geography, K4U.04, King’s Building, 4th Floor) at the Strand campus of King’s College London. Click here for a map of the Strand Campus.

Bruce D. Malamud, Professor of Natural and Environmental Hazards in the Department of Geography, will present his perspective on how the notion of uncertainty can be represented, followed by a response and presentation from a contemporary artist, and wider discussion. The aim is to bring together scientific, artistic and other views on uncertainty in the world around us, particularly in relation to the changing global climate, so that different approaches and viewpoints might influence and learn from each other. This will be a working session, with plenty of opportunity for interaction and group discussion. 

Drinks and nibbles will be served! Places are available, but limited, so please let Dr Dorian Hayes know ASAP if you would like to attend by emailing him (firstname.lastname AT kcl.ac.uk).

King’s Cultural Institute aims to create an effective bridge between King’s and the cultural and creative industries. You can find more information about events organised by them here.

Tipping Point organises a range of activities and events to find new ways of increasing the level of engagement of artists with climate change and environmental issues.