Future of Bioscience? Post-Brexit Reality

Join King’s Think Tank Society on the 13th Feb 6.30-7.30pm at the Guy’s Campus for a lively discussion of the ‘Future of Bioscience? Post-Brexit Reality’

FREE tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-of-bioscience-post-brexit-reality-tickets-31398028348

Panellists include:

  • Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Vice President and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners
  • Dr Virginia Acha, Executive Director Research, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

 

Advancing innovation in health – event on 28th February

Celebrate innovation in health at King’s College London at an event organised by the Entrepreneurship Institute and KCL’s health societies. At this evening talk you will learn more about the important role innovation and entrepreneurship play in tackling challenges currently faced by the health industry. Find out more here.
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Conference Funding for Research in Diabetes and/or Depression

Doctoral students at King’s College London who are conducting research with a focus on diabetes and/or depression are eligible to apply for financial support for their participation in conferences in Germany 2017.

Funding is offered as part of the transCampus initiative – a unique partnership between two of Europe’s leading academic institutions, King’s College London and Technische Universität Dresden.

How much funding will I get?

  • EUR 89 per day
  • EUR 125 once for travel costs

How to apply
Please fill out an application form and send in all required documents by the deadline of 22nd February 2017 via e-mail to Felix Klee, Department for Development and International Affairs.

Only complete applications will be considered.

For full details and to access the application: transCampus Initiative Conference Funding 2017.

LAHP Networking event & Student-led conference launch

LAHP Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences Networking event & Student-led conference launch

Would you like to be involved in running a student-led conference?

To mark the arrival of the London School of Economics as an associate member of the LAHP, LAHP will fund and sponsor a one-day student-led conference on a theme of your devising that relates somehow to the overlap, cross-fertilisation, and collaborative potential between the humanities and social sciences. The call for this will be launched in January 2017.

To prepare for this conference call, LAHP is running an evening of networking and ‘speed-dating’ from 5pm – 7pm on Wednesday 7th December, followed by an opportunity for socialising over drinks and snacks. LAHP is keen to encourage as many students as possible from different institutions and disciplinary backgrounds to meet, and (if you wish) to brainstorm ideas and collaborations ahead of the funding call.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite by 30th November.

Please note that there is a limited capacity for this event as it is open to all arts & humanities and social sciences PhD students across UCL, KCL, SAS, QMUL and LSE, and LAHP has requested that you cancel your booking if you are no longer able to attend.

The event will take place at:

LSE PhD Academy Lionel Robbins Building (4th floor) 10 Portugal Street London WC2A 2HD

For more information why not look at LAHP’s website and twitter!

St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award

Do you have a disruptive idea? Would you like a stage to present your idea to world leaders? Would you like to become a leader of tomorrow?

The 47th St. Gallen Symposium, taking place on 3-5 May 2017 in Switzerland, attracts some of the most influential leaders and decision makers and is organised entirely by students, making it a very unique platform for you to express your ideas. It will also give you the opportunity to network with like-minded peers, and become a member of this unique and global community. Leaders of Today who have attended the symposium in the past include Niall Ferguson, Jack Ma, Christine Lagarde, Paul Polman, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Ratan Tata, and Muhammad Yunus.

In order to win your place at the symposium, an all-expenses paid trip to Switzerland, and a chance to win a share of 20 000 CHF, you need to enter the world’s most prestigious essay competition. For your essay to be considered, it must answer this question; ‘Breaking the status quo – What’s YOUR disruptive idea?’

For a feel of what the symposium you could be attending is like, check out this video.

Interested? Make sure you attend the  KCL information session on 15 November 2016 for more information, and register here in order to apply. Make sure you read all of the eligibility criteria (please see below for more information), and instructions before you submit your essay!

The deadline to apply is the 1 February 2017 – good luck!

The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  • Born in 1987 or later*

* The event is about facilitating conversations ‘between the generations’ with young researchers alerting older policy and decision makers and change makers  of their concerns and aspirations.

Please note that the eligibility criteria are set by the organisers of the symposium and do not necessarily reflect Kings Policies.