King’s Awards 2016

Staff and students are invited to nominate a colleague or team for a King’s Award!Kings Awards

The King’s Awards, now in their tenth year, recognises colleagues and teams whose achievements deserve to be celebrated.

There are 16 award that staff can be nominated for, ranging from Excellence in Customer Service to Most Innovative Teacher.

Nominating on-line is simple, just go to the King’s Awards section on the intranet and complete these two simple steps:

  • Select the award category you would like to nominate someone/a team for and complete the requested contact details.
  • For each award there are two criteria that the person/team being nominated must have demonstrated. You need to give an example for each one, in 100 words or less.

Nominations will open until Friday 24 June 2016.

The winners will be announced at the King’s Awards ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 23 November.

If you have any questions, or would like to request a paper nomination form, please email the Internal Communications team.

Cumberland Lodge Conference Opportunity

‘Life beyond the PhD’
Windsor 30 Aug – 2 Sept 2016
Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor

The Graduate School is pleased to offer fully-funded places for two PhD student to attend this year’s ‘Life beyond the PhD’, Cumberland Lodge conference.

Cumberland Lodge, an educational charity, is organising its 9th residential conference to give PhD students from all disciplines the opportunity to hear doctoral graduates recount the life decisions they made after their PhDs, as well as hearing from experts in higher education policy, communication, career development and impact. Here you can exchange ideas, practices, experiences and aspirations.

The key to the event is that students are shown that PhDs have demonstrable value both inside and outside academia, and the support networks established by these events have proved to be invaluable whatever the future holds.

Participants will be also expected to give a 10 minute presentation on their research pitched at non-specialists.

The Graduate School will cover the conference fees, all accommodation (in shared rooms), and any reasonable travel expenses to and from London.

If you are interested in attending this conference and would like to apply for a funded place supported by the Graduate School, please email us a brief justification (200 words maximum) for your proposed attendance at, with the subject title ‘Cumberland Lodge’, by the deadline of 5pm, 27 May 2016. The justification should explain how you think you would benefit from attending the conference and presenting a paper.

For full details about the conference, please click here

Supervisory Excellence Awards Results

The Graduate School is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Supervisory Excellence Awards (SEA) 2015/16:

Faculty Winning Supervisor
Faculty of Arts & Humanities Professor Magnus Ryner
Dental Institute Professor Abigail Tucker & Professor Gordon Proctor (Joint Winners)
The Dickson Poon School of Law Professor David Nelken
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Dr Joseph Bateman
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine Professor Maddy Parsons
Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences Professor Maribel Fernandez
Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery Professor Christine Norton
Faculty of Social Sciences & Public Policy Professor Nick Drake

The overall King’s Supervisory Excellence Award goes to Professor Maddy Parsons from the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.

Successful supervisors will receive a certificate and a nominal financial award which will be paid into their respective university research accounts, and they will also have the chance to receive recognition of their achievement at a Graduation Ceremony.

If you would like to hear what each supervisor had to say about their approach to supervision please click here to access details of their statements.

For information about previous winners of the SEA, please click here.

About the Award
Each year the Graduate School awards Supervisory Excellence Awards designed to recognise and reward postgraduate supervisors for the outstanding supervision and support that they offer to research students at King’s College London.

The key criteria in selecting winners from the nominees are that they demonstrate innovation in their thinking or practice and that they support the personal development of their students towards their chosen career goal. We also expect to see evidence that the supervisor has ‘gone the extra mile’ for their students.

Cumberland Lodge Scholarships for 2016-18 now open

300px-Cumberland-lodgeDoes your research contribute in some way to the betterment of society and would you like to gain experience contributing to academic conferences? If so the Cumberland Lodge Scholarships might be for you.


Ideally, you will be in the first or second year of your PhD and able to contribute six days of work over two years. There is a small grant to assist with your development and the scholarships are designed to fit around your research.

All the details are in the link above but if you would like to know more about Cumberland Lodge, please click here.

King’s Cultural Institute: Collaborative Innovation Scheme for Early Career Researchers

 Collaborative Innovation Scheme for Early Career Researchers

Making an impact beyond academia

The Cultural Institute at King’s is delighted to announce a scheme for Early Career Researchers to develop collaborative projects with a cultural or creative industry partner in their area of research. Up to 9 projects will receive funding of £1500 (plus a £500 prize for the best completed project) as well as the opportunity to:

  • shape their project idea with input and expertise from cultural partners;
  • receive support from Institute Associates in developing the joint application with the cultural partner; and
  • disseminate research findings through a novel medium and generate impact beyond academia. We would like to invite PhD students and academic staff within five years of PhD award to submit a 300-word summary of their project idea by Friday 1 April 2016. The Institute will suggest suitable partners to successful applicants who do not have an established contact with the cultural sector but we also encourage proposals by applicants who have already secured a cultural collaboration.

To be successful, proposals must:

  •   be innovative, test new approaches and provoke further debate;
  •   have potential for collaboration between art/culture and academia;
  •   produce high quality and original outputs; and
  •   have a clear vision for influencing wider policy, practice or production and informing research and learning at King’s

For more information and application forms, please click here or contact Richard Mason (