Light up your Study Skills

Study Skills Focus Groups
King’s Study Skills Centre is developing its existing study skills provision and is undertaking some research to gather information on students’ perceptions of study skills and their suggestions for enhancements to current provision.

Following an initial desk research and literature review stage, they are organising a series of focus groups with students and looking for Masters and PhD students to take part.

In particular they are interested in these areas:

  • What study skills IT provision already exists?
  • What do students think of it?
  • Can students find resources on the web?
  • What gaps can students identify?
  • What changes would they like to see?
  • What do students feel about library training sessions?

Students will be given £20 for their time in the focus group.

If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch by Friday 4 March 2016 via or go to for more details

Sign up here

Generation UK: China Network Event

Are interested in studying in China? Would you like to apply to for a China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship to support your study in China?

To celebrate the “Golden Era” of UK-China relations and to promote Study in China with CSC Scholarships, students are invited to the inaugural event for the Generation UK: China network, co-organized by the British Council and The Chinese Embassy in the UK

Date: Friday 26 February 2016
Time: 16:00 – 19:00
Venue: BMA House, The Great Hall
Address: Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP, Ministry of Education, P.R.China

16:00 – 16:30 Arrival & Registration
16:30 – 17:00 Opening Remarks & Key Note Speeches
17:00 – 18:00 Panel Discussion on “Understanding the Golden Era”
18:00 – 19:00 Networking Reception

Students who have ever studied in China with a CSC scholarship at King’s, and those who are interested in applying for a CSC scholarship to go and study in China in the future, are welcome to attend this upcoming event.

Please confirm your attendance by Monday 1 February 2016 using the RSVP link here.

For any queries, please contact Stephanie Jackson at


Seeking PhD student as Study Skills Tutor (Statistical Support)

The Study Skills Centre at King’s College London are looking to recruit a PhD student for the role of Study Skills Tutor (Statistical Support), to support and advise students on a one-to-one basis in statistics, experimental design and data analysis, SPSS (beginners, intermediate and advanced), Minitab and NViVO.

Experience / Skills
You will be undertaking a PhD at King’s College London or have completed one. You are expected to undertake two-part training on 1 & 2 February

Teaching experience would be desirable, but you have to be undertaking/have completed a PhD. We welcome applicants from Life Sciences and Medicine; Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and,the Dental Institute.

Health & Safety Considerations
If you have any accessibility issues, please let us know so that we can support you.

How to Apply
Firstly, please go to the Talent Bank to register as a new client. Once this is done please click on the link here: to apply.

For full details, please visit the Talent Bank web page

Study Skills Support for All Students

StudyA new study skills centre has been set up by Library Services at King’s College London and is currently running successfully in the Maughan Library.

The study skills programme is designed to support the needs of all students from all levels and disciplines. Our emphasis is on enhancement of learning to assist students in achieving their full potential, to help improve their self-esteem and employability.

Our amazing PhD students are busy supporting all students with their learning
development in areas like maths, science and academic writing. If you would like academic advice on how to write your assignment or on mathematical and statistical problems then please book an appointment.

For more information please click here

If you have any questions, please email

Alumni Mentoring Programme – King’s Connect

What is it?King's Connect

King’s Connect is the online community where alumni connect with each other and become mentors to current students.

The programme started 4 years ago and has facilitated over 350 mentoring relationships so far, and we want to reach 500 mentoring relationships by 2016.

1300 alumni are part of the platform and there are 310 active mentors. About 7 alumni are joining every day so the number of active mentors is set to rise to 400 by the end of 2015.

Mentoring requirements

Mentors will be required to commit to 1-3 hours a month per mentoring relationship as well as attending two events annually.

Mentees will be required to commit 4-6 hours a month to the mentoring relationship as well as attending two events annually.

Recruitment process

1- Students are asked to complete a short application form (10 minutes). The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday 19 January at midnight.

2- After completing the application form, students will be prompted to sign-up for an interview slot. The interviews round will take place on Friday 22 January 2016.

3- Any questions should be directed to

Upcoming events

Monday 25 January 2016 – King’s Connect Mentoring Celebration Event – email to book your place.

Any questions?

Contact Maria Gutierrez, Alumni Volunteer Manager at or 020 7848 2123.