Equipping doctoral research students at King's College London to excel

Month: September 2017

PGR Careers Webinars – Autumn 2017


Are you off-campus or too busy at work to come to workshops?  Then webinars might be the answer for you!  Sit at your desk, wherever you are, and ‘attend’, contribute and learn from these online seminars.  Easy booking – just click the registration link.  First one is next week!

Thursday 28th Sept, 12.30-13.30: CVs for academia and outside  

This webinar will help you understand the basic outlines of a CV, whether for academia or outside. ‘Attend’ it sitting at your own computer to find out more and be shown further resources to help you with these tricky application documents.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4970723126602208259


Thursday 12th Oct, 12.30-13.30: Using social media for your career research and job applications             

Sites such as Twitter and Linked In are vast repositories of useful career information that can be easily and profitably searched. They’re also excellent ways to raise your profile. Join us to find out how to make the best of what they offer and ensure you are visible to potential colleagues and employers.

Register here:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7435609395294389763


Thursday 9th Nov, 12.30-13.30: Preparing for job interviews      

How do you prepare effectively for an interview? How can you make sure you stand out and get your case across so that you will be offered the role? Join us for this webinar to gain top tips for your preparation and performance on the big day.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9037851824149995011


Thursday 30th Nov, 12.30-13.30: Cover letters/personal statements and applications

How can you make sure your applications secure that all-important interview? Join us from your own desk to look at the language, structure and content you might use to translate your experience into a top-notch application.

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6419956419857131267

Welcome to our postgraduate community

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at King’s College London.

King’s is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society, and in doing so we have an outstanding reputation for undertaking cutting-edge research.

We are delighted to welcome you as part of our postgraduate community, working alongside some of the best academics from around the globe, and benefiting from our world-class libraries, resources and professional networks, as well as all the opportunities London has to offer.

We hope you will make use of the wealth of opportunities available to help you develop your personal and professional skills and experience.

As a postgraduate taught student at King’s you will not only be working with some of the world’s best academics, but you may have the opportunity to enhance your degree through study abroad schemes, volunteering, and internship programmes. You will also have access to the wide range of student support services offered by King’s, including careers and employment advice and Wellbeing support. Specialist individual assistance is available through the College’s personal tutor scheme. Your personal tutor will be an academic member of staff from your department and there will be opportunities to meet with them once you have enrolled.

As a postgraduate researcher in pursuit of your doctoral qualification you will receive specialist support from the Centre for Doctoral Studies. This university-wide professional services centre is responsible for ensuring all postgraduate research students are equipped to excel at King’s and beyond. The Centre for Doctoral Studies focuses on four key areas: Funding, Support, Training, and the PGR Community.

If you are keen to meet fellow postgraduates in a social setting, there will be a postgraduate student only party on Thursday 28th September 2017, which is organised through the Student Union and is open to all new and existing King’s postgraduate students. You will also have access to postgraduate-only social lounges and study spaces on each campus.

For doctoral research students, the Centre for Doctoral Studies will be hosting an induction session on Wednesday 27th September 2017. This event aims to welcome all new research students to the postgraduate community and help them settle into life at King’s while giving an overview of doctoral research matters across the university.

Dr Nigel Eady, Interim Administrative Director of the Centre for Doctoral Studies

Prof Kim Wolff, College Head of Postgraduate Taught Studies