EU Referendum result

On Thursday 23 June 2016, the UK voted either to remain in or leave the European Union. The result of the referendum was announced on Friday morning and the UK has voted to leave.

If you are a prospective student, a message for offer holders can be found on our website here.

A statement from the Principal, Professor Edward Byrne, and further information on current arrangements such as tuition fees, visas, student loans, Study Abroad/Erasmus+ and EU research funding can also be found here.  We will update this information if the situation changes.

NEW Research Consultancy project with Partizan International

Founded in 2002, Partizan is a company that specialises in patient engagement and patient support services. They help healthcare manufacturers and other health service providers connect with the end users of their products to deliver a wide range of better health outcomes.

Partizan has a concept for a new way to diagnose vitamin and mineral deficiencies and help people determine which supplements they should be buying / consuming. This new concept could fulfill a massive unmet need that people buy and consume an enormous amount of nutritional and vitamin / mineral supplements they do not need. Furthermore, some people are at risk of over-supplementation because there is simply no widely available and affordable test they can do to help guide their purchasing / consumption.

Partizan requires someone to research the opportunity, evaluate the evidence / pro’s & con’s of this diagnostic approach and evaluate the overall feasibility of commercializing this new concept. The project is estimated to run for 2 days a week on a 4 – 8 week basis. The consultant will be paid £125 – 150 per day.

Partizan are willing to accept applications from students from any background, but experience in healthcare / life sciences, pharmacy, behavioural psychology, marketing etc. may be beneficial.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=4813. The deadline is 23:59 on Wednesday 6 July 2016.

Please contact careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or call 0207 848 1376 if you have any questions.

3 Minute Thesis winner announced

The final of King’s College London’s 3 Minute Thesis competition was held on June 9. 3 Minute ThesisHeats had been held across the College during May and eight doctoral students were nominated to compete in the Grand Final. Following eight presentations of a very high standard, Lucy Blandford from Dental and Health Sciences Research in the Dental Institute was declared the winner by the panel of judges. Jane Chang from Psychological Medicine in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience was runner-up.

The competition was developed by the University of Queensland, Australia and is now run by over 350 universities worldwide. The format is simple – PhD students had 3 minutes to talk about their research. One slide was allowed but, other than that, no props. It had to be spoken word with no songs, mimes, poems or raps and they were to aim their talk at an audience of ‘intelligent non-specialists’. The participants were judged on comprehension & content and engagement & communication.

Lucy will now represent King’s in the UK semi-finals and, if successful there, in the national final which will take place at the Vitae conference in Manchester, in September.

Vaughan Robinson, Director of the Graduate School, said “the ability of our research students to communicate their ideas in an engaging and accessible way continues to impress. We wish Lucy all the best in the national competition.”

3 Minute Thesis will run again at King’s in 2017.

PGR ‘Write-up space’ – pilot at the Maughan Library

In response to student survey feedback and recommendations by KCLSU, Library Services has agreed to pilot a bookable ‘Write-Up Space’ at the Maughan Library for Postgraduate Researchers in addition to existing library Postgraduate Only Zones, to open in the autumn 2016.

To help them plan the content and management of the space they are seeking input from PGR students as outlined in the poster below:

PGR write-up space - A4

Wellcome Centre for Global Health Research: Annual Meeting

The Wellcome Trust-Imperial College Centre for Global Health Research’s Annual Scientific Meeting is taking place on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 at 09:00 Thursday, 23 June 2016 at 17:30.

The Centre for Global Health Research aims to make advances in preventing and treating major health problems of low and middle income countries, while fostering the careers of a new generation of scientists from those countries.

The two-day meeting is divided into separate events.

Day 1: Global Health Symposium.
Venue: Royal Geographical Society

Talks and posters have been selected from across Imperial Faculties and cover topics including:

  • Technologies for Global Health
  • Diagnosis, surveillance and delivery of care
  • Nutrition, the environment and global health

A keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Vikram Patel (LSHTM). Attendees include representatives from the Wellcome Trust, and journal editors from PLOS One and The Lancet.

Day 2: Careers in global health research, and beyond

Venue: Royal Geographical Society

This day will focus on the professional development of early career researchers, both within academia and in other sectors. We will hear from a variety of speakers, including Dr Richard Smith, former Editor of the British Medical Journal, as well as representatives from GlaxoSmithKline, the World Health Organisation, Lancet Global Health, Boston Consulting Group and Cancer Research UK. Join us for a unique opportunity to reflect on your future career in global health.

For more information and to register please click here.