Policy Idol 2016

Do you want to change the world? Do you have an idea for policymakers? Do you think you can convince a group of policy experts in just three minutes?

Policy Idol is an annual competition open to all students and staff at King’s. Organised by the Policy Institute at King’s for the first time in 2015, it was a huge success and is looking for new and exciting ideas for the next event.

The competition is a great opportunity for you to pitch your policy idea to an elite panel of leading figures from the worlds on politics, academia and industry. You can enter by yourself or as part of a team, and on the day you will have just three minutes to present your idea to the judges – who will assess your pitch on the quality of delivery and the evidence and analysis underpinning it.

To select the best ideas, a series of heats are run across King’s campuses, with standout pitches from each heat put through to the final. All finalists receive bespoke training in policy analysis and communications, as well as an opportunity to improve their pitch.

The final, hosted by Mark Easton from the BBC, takes place in front of a live audience with both the judges and the audience voting for their favourite idea at the end of the evening.

All finalists also have the opportunity for their ideas to be published by the Policy Institute. From the 2015 competition, Issues and ideas for an incoming government was published in the week following the General Election and shared with a broad community of policymakers, academics, journalists and business leaders, as well as all new MPs.

Click here to register for Policy Idol 2016!

Click here for more information on the competition.

Apply by Friday to stay with a HOST family for Christmas

HOST links international students at UK universities with friendly approved hosts who offer an invitation to their home for a day, a weekend, or at Christmas.

The British Council and Foreign Office founded HOST in 1987 and since then thousands of students have enjoyed this experience.

Christmas visits are from 24-27 December (3 nights). To apply and for more information about what happens on a HOST visit please click here: http://www.hostuk.org/application/#prev

Bloomberg Aptitude Test at King’s

YOUR CAREER STARTS HERE_king's (1)A Bloomberg Aptitude Test Session is taking place on 18th of November 2015 at 17:30 in the Franklin Wilkins Building, Room 2.87, Waterloo Campus.

The BAT is a multiple choice test that evaluates your abilities as relative to a career in finance and then helps you to anonymously market yourself to over 20,000 employers via the Bloomberg Talent Search.

More information and registration link can be found by clicking on the image. Alternatively please contact Lisanne Den Admirant at ldenadmirant@bloomberg.com

Re-Imagining the Internationalisation of the Curriculum Workshop

As part of Go Global, Study Abroad are holding a workshop designed for academic members of staff, teaching fellows and PhD students with an interest in teaching. The workshop will re-imagine the concept of the internationalisation of the curriculum through the application of Innovation Management tools and techniques used in the development of many successful tech, social media and creative enterprises. Through the use of these tools and techniques, academics will get new insights that will inform both curriculum content development and their pedagogical approach to the internationalisation of the curriculum. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided at the start of the session.

The workshop takes place on Thursday 19 November between 1-4pm in the River Room at the Strand Campus.

Places are limited, so to book, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-imagining-the-internationalisation-of-the-curriculum-tickets-19421606548