Panellists required for RVC Careers Event

Looking to enhance your CV? Are you a recent PhD graduate completing a postdoc? Perhaps you are further into your career?

The Royal Veterinary College is looking for panellists to take part in a careers event it is running for its PhD students. The event aims to showcase some of the possible career options and will consist of two panel discussions; one of which will focus on roles within academia.

It could be a great development opportunity for your CV!

The event takes place on Tuesday 12th July at the Royal Veterinary College’s Camden campus, from 3pm.

We are looking for people who have themselves completed a PhD in the Biosciences field and are happy to talk about their careers. They could be just starting out on their career path, or have completed a couple of postdocs, or be further along their career path – all experience counts.

A bit more detail about what we hope panellists might cover over the course of the discussion:

*         A little about their background, why they embarked on their degree/ PhD in the         Biosciences

*         What motivated them to follow their current career path, a typical day in their workplace etc.

*         How they made themselves more ‘attractive’ to future employers

*         How they have utilized the skills they acquired in their degree/PhD in their subsequent careers

*         A description of a typical day in their place of work

If you are interested in taking part or would like further information, please contact Kirsty Whitelock, Careers Consultant at RVC, via careers@rvc.ac.uk.

Student Parents Summer Picnic

We would like to invite you to our 1st King’s Student Parents Summer Picnic at the Guys Memorial Gardens on Friday 15th July 2016. Come and join us for an afternoon of Sunshine, Good food and a chance to catch up with fellow student parents within the college and make new friends!

This is a family event so children and partners are very welcome and we will provide some activities to keep the children entertained. A BBQ will be available providing food but you are more than welcome to bring along your own picnics should you wish. There is also currently a beach being prepared at the Guys campus which will be open for the event and a great place for the kids (and adults) to have lots of fun.

This is a free event but you will need to register for a ticket for all members fo your family (if attending) so that we have an idea of numbers when providing food and space.

Fingers crossed for the Sunshine!

For more information and to register for the event please click here.

King’s launches new guarantor scheme for international students

A major issue affecting international students studying in the UK is that they often require a UK guarantor for private rented accommodation, or they have to pay the full cost of entire contracts up front. King’s and KCLSU have been working together on a solution for our students and are pleased to announce that we have launched a new scheme. It is available to any non-first year undergraduate and all postgraduate students from outside the UK. Students interested in applying can find out more on the housing section of the website.

Chris Shelley, Director of Student Services, said; ‘We have known for a long time that this is a big issue for our students and I am delighted we have found a solution that caters for their needs and is available to all our international students who aren’t in their first year of an undergraduate degree. We have consulted students on this scheme and they were very pleased with it, and KCLSU have been key partners in identifying and agreeing this solution, which I am confident will have a very positive impact on the experience of our international students. Combined with our guarantee of a room in King’s accommodation for all first year undergraduates this means King’s is providing a housing solution for every single one of our international students should they require it.’

NEW: Research Consultancy Project with the Researcher Development Unit – KCL

King’s College London’s Researcher Development Unit – based in the Graduate School – is seeking a consultant to develop and launch a new initiative that would give postgraduate researchers and research staff at King’s an online platform to talk about their research interests in the context of contemporary events. It is envisaged that this will take the form of a regularly updated, multimedia web presence containing informed yet accessible writing, podcasts or videos. The working title of this project is #king’s.

While created under the auspices of the Researcher Development Unit, it is hoped that the task of soliciting and vetting contributions and other editorial decisions will be the responsibility of an editorial board composed of King’s researchers.

The consultant will be expected to liaise with the RDU’s E-learning Development Advisor to decide on the most suitable platform for this project and lay-out. In consultation with the Researcher Development Unit, to recruit members of the editorial board, establish sustainable processes and oversee the publication of the first edition.

The project is expected to run for 15 days over about 6 months and will commence in June 2016. The consultant will be paid £125 per day and will report to Dr Ross English, University Lead on Doctoral Student Development.

To apply, please upload your CV and a tailored cover letter via the following link: http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=4597 . Please note that you will need authorisation from your supervisor to participate in this project.

The closing deadline for applications is Monday 16th May 2016.

For further information about the King’s Research Consultancy please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/careers/Researchers/Research-Consultancy.aspx or contact careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 1376 if you have any questions.