ImpactMobilising Research: Create positive change through research.
A Global Summer Program presented by The Australian National University (ANU). Sunday 25 June – Friday 14 July
ANU is opening up its Vice Chancellor course Mobilising Research to select ANU international partners, including King’s College London. Mobilising Research is an intense interdisciplinary course which will challenge students to see research from a new perspective and give students an opportunity to meet world class ANU researchers.
This intensive, interdisciplinary Summer Program will equip you to put research into action and reset the agenda in favour of the public good.
Over three weeks you will live, learn and work with students from a wide range of disciplines and from around the globe. Your exposure to different mindsets, approaches, and cultural norms will challenge you to see the world the way others do.
ANU would like to invite research oriented students from King’s College London to apply for a place in the course. The three-week course will bring together a small cohort of high quality students from around the world to explore how interdisciplinary research can address future global threats. This intensive course is equivalent to an ANU semester long course and students will receive an ANU transcript for their studies.
Students will be accommodated in university residential colleges as well as spending a week at the ANU South Coast Campus, Kioloa.
For more information and to apply, please download the promotional flier and the application form at these links:
This scheme will run as a pilot during the year 2017 and is subject to review over the summer. If successful, there may be an opportunity to roll this out wider across the campuses. Space is limited and allocation will be offered on a needs basis.
As a result of feedback received from King’s postgraduate researchers about available desk space for writing-up, the university are offering doctoral students the chance to apply for a dedicated desk space for a limited period in a reserved area of the Maughan Library.
Successful students will be offered their own desk and locker within a designated quiet space for a period of 3 months.
To be eligible, you must be a registered doctoral student at King’s who either:
Has registered for writing-up status
Has submitted an RD1 examination entry form to the research degrees examinations office which has been approved (you must provide proof of approval)
Or, is currently undergoing corrections for thesis resubmission following examination (you must provide an examination report as proof)
The expectation is that you will be continuously writing-up your doctoral thesis and will use the space at least 3-4 days a week.
To apply you will need to complete an online application form and request a supporting statement from your supervisor. Four competitions will run over the year and the deadline for the first round is 15th February 2017. For full details, please click here.
Please note that this scheme will be run as a pilot during the year 2017, and is subject to review over the summer. Space is limited and allocation will be offered on a needs basis.
Are you a doctoral researcher who identifies, in some sense, as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgender or Queer? We would like to hear about your experience.
What is the study about?
Researchers at Coventry University and King’s College London are undertaking a major research project examining the experiences, attitudes, and perceptions of LGBTQ+ doctoral students in UK Higher Education institutions. The project aims to help the Higher Education sector better understand any issues or challenges faced by LGBTQ+ doctoral students and how they can be more effectively supported. Your input to this would be valuable.
What is required?
We invite you to complete an online questionnaire which will explore how you feel your sexual orientation and/or gender identity impacts on your personal and professional life as a doctoral candidate. Participation is voluntary. You should only participate if you want to; choosing not to take part will not disadvantage you in anyway.
If you would like to take part please click the link to the survey below:
The Doctoral Open Days are a chance for PhD students who are new to the Library to discover the British Library’s unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ logs to websites, the British Library’s collections cover a wide range of formats and languages spanning the last 3,000 years. Doctoral Open Days are designed to explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services, plus help students navigate the physical and online collections.
As well as hearing from the library’s expert and friendly staff, students will have the opportunity to meet researchers in all disciplines. Each day concentrates on a different aspect of the library’s collections and most take an inter-disciplinary approach.
Interested in attending? Then pick the day you think will be most helpful with your studies!