Idea Factory

Idea Factory is King’s College London’s flagship idea generation competition. It aims to discover the biggest and best ideas from across the university that have the potential to grow into ventures.

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It’s a chance to develop your skills and win amazing prizes.

Whatever your interest or passion, we want you to get creative and submit your ideas for new innovations, products or services.

Entry is open to King’s students, staff and alumni (of up to three years) across all faculties and departments.

The competition is now open until Monday, 16 January 2017.

For full details, visit the King’s Idea Factory website

 

Nominate now for the Supervisory Excellence Awards 2016/17

SEA LOGODo you have a supervisor who inspires you, is encouraging and supportive of your research, who goes the extra mile to ensure that you succeed in your degree?

If so, this is your chance to acknowledge their efforts and to show your support towards the excellent job that he/she has done for you.

Nominations are now invited from Postgraduate Research Students, Heads of Departments/Divisions, Heads of Graduate Studies and Deans of Faculties, for the 2016/17 Supervisory Excellence Awards at King’s College London.

The aim of this university-wide scheme is to recognise the important role that supervisors play in the success of their postgraduate research students, and to reward excellence in supervisory practice.

Each Faculty/Institute at King’s may receive an award worth up to £1000, which can either be awarded to one supervisor or split between two supervisors within the same School/Institute. Winners of an award will also have the opportunity to receive recognition of their achievements at a university Graduation Ceremony.

Nominations must be submitted through an online nomination form by the deadline of Friday 16 December 2016

For more information, and to make a nomination, please refer to our Supervisory Excellence Award webpage on the King’s Internal website

International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences – Opportunity for PhD students

Would you like to check the commercial potential of your research? Do you think you already have the Next Generation Technology or Service in Life Sciences? Then get the know-how to commercialize it!

Apply for the International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences, which will take place from 5th – 9th September 2016 in Dresden, Germany!

This training programme (www.summerschool-dresden.de) is part of the Transcampus activities between King’s College London and Technische Universität Dresden and will give you the opportunity to learn the basics of technology transfer, including the identification of the commercial potential within your own research, how to protect and license it, how to create a spin-off – and the know-how how to fund all those activities. You will be trained in how to pitch in front of potential investors, and sensitized on important pitfalls when approaching industry.

The participation fee and accommodation costs of all selected candidates will be covered and you’ll receive a travel stipend!

Interested? Then send your application until August 7, 2016 to: info@summerschool-dresden.de

Please include the following documents:

  1. CV
  2. Motivation Letter
  3. Potential idea you would like to commercialize

Good luck!

King’s Residences – Wardens Recruitment

Make an enduring difference to the lives of King’s students.

King’s Residences are recruiting Wardens to join their Student Experience & Welfare Team for the 2016/17 academic year. The Student Experience & Welfare Team delivers a world class student experience to over 5,000 King’s students living in the 11 King’s Residences.

Wardens are at the heart of the Student Experience & Welfare team. They are responsible for the welfare of students within a hall, building meaningful relationships with students as they make the transition into independent living and adulthood. Wardens support students through the challenges that can arise, be it financial or mental health. Wardens also manage a team of Residence Associates to build a vibrant community within the hall, through student engagement and social activity.

The role is an opportunity to understand the student journey first hand, and the relationship between life in halls and academic performance. For current doctoral Wardens, this has had a positive impact on their teaching. For current professional services staff, it has reinvigorated their commitment to working in Higher Education.

In order to carry out duties effectively, Wardens are required to sleep in accommodation provided by the College, and the College will cover the cost of the accommodation.

Wardens are expected to move in to their halls of residence on the weekend of 3 September 2016.

Applications are now open.  For full details and to apply, please visit the King’s Residences website

Life beyond the PhD

Application deadline for fully-funded places at this year’s Cumberland Lodge conference has been extended!

The Graduate School is offering fully-funded places for two PhD student to attend this year’s ‘Life beyond the PhD’, Cumberland Lodge conference, where we will cover conference fees, accommodation costs (in shared rooms), and any reasonable travel expenses to and from London.

The application deadline has been extended to 17th June 2016

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