Arts and Humanities researchers often find it hard to work out the value of their discipline for their careers and how best to present their unique skills and knowledge to potential employers inside and outside academia.
Attend this event to find some solutions to these knotty problems!
The afternoon will consist of:
1.00 to 1.40 – Keynote speaker from an Arts and Humanities background
1.30 to 3.30 – Have your CV checked by one of our professional specialist researcher careers consultants (Donald Lush, from King’s and Catherine Reynolds from LSE) in a 15 minute appointment (sign up when you arrive)
2.00 to 3.30 – Alongside the CV checks we’re running a speed meet. Spend 15 minutes meeting one of our invited guests and hearing their personal career stories. Our guests include Victoria Moul of King’s College London, who is an arts and humanities researcher and Camilla Darling who is an academic administrator at King’s.
3.30 to 4.00 – the afternoon will finish with a career planning presentation from our specialist PhD careers consultant, Donald Lush
We’re still confirming some speakers, so please check back as they will be added when finalised.
Do you want to launch your own venture or start-up? Do you have an idea that you think will make it? Are you looking for some extra support to make it happen?
You’ll receive an estimated £30,000 support which includes:
– Office space for up to 6 team members in the beautiful new Entrepreneurship co-working space in Bush House, 30 Aldwych
– Weekly coaching from 6 Experts in Residence
– Workshops covering subjects such as Customer Segmentation, Financial Modelling, Startup Law, Sales, Digital Marketing, Design and Public Speaking
– The opportunity to pitch for Scholarship prizes totaling £100,000
– Access to our network of investors, mentors and partners
– Expertise from organisations including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Founders Factory
– Support in building leadership, resilience skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. In 2016-2017 we took part in training from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.
What do you expect from me?
You can be part of the accelerator part-time or full time (minimum half a day a week + 8 events across the year). We ask that you are committed to making the most of the programme and making your idea happen. This means you are committed to:
Participation in the programme, all of which is tailor-made
Presence in the accelerator space at least on a weekly basis. N.B. The accelerator is open 7 days a week. Attendance is flexible allowing for lectures, clinics etc.
Behaviour appropriate for King’s and for a co-working environment
A desire to scale your venture, with our support
Having a great time! The programme is all about your personal learning journey and growth – and we want to have as much fun as possible along the way!
What do I have to give in return?
The King’s20 accelerator is a completely free package, unlike other accelerators we will not ask you for any equity or revenue share contribution.
King’s College London joined the PLuS Alliance in February 2016. It is a partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney to find research-led solutions to global challenges and expand access to world-class learning. The PLuS Alliance will harness the collective research strengths of the three universities to address globally significant issues under the broad theme of sustainable development.
Global security is an area of cutting edge research and education within the PLuS Alliance. The Global Security PLuS network is launching to help find research-led solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges. The initiative will be officially launched on Wednesday 19th July in Sydney, Australia. The inaugural student research prize will also be awarded at this launch event.
This prize is open to research students (research Masters or Doctorate) enrolled at the time of submission at ASU, KCL or UNSW.
Students can win $500 in prize money for activity in the areas of biosecurity, violent conflict and war, cybersecurity, terrorism and disasters.
The deadline is 21st June 2017 – apply now!
Information on the application and judging process for King’s students, can be found here.
For the latest news from the Graduate School on the latest funding calls, awards, and other opportunities for postgraduate researchers at King’s, read our monthly newsletter and follow us on Twitter @KCLGradSchool.
The 2nd UNICA-Coimbra Group international training workshop on career preparation for doctoral candidates will be hosted by the Centre for Advanced Academic Studies of the University of Zagreb in Dubrovnik, 15-18 October 2017.
Deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, 16 June.
The 3 ½ day programme will include presentations from keynote speakers, training sessions aimed at improving specific competences, debates and space for self-assessment and reflection on employability prospects and on the soft, transversal skills needed to respond to a global setting in constant change.
The workshop will bring together doctoral candidates from universities across Europe in a highly international and multicultural setting, which will allow them to meet peers who may have had a very different experience.
Participants will have the opportunity to step back and reflect, in a structured and guided manner, on the broad skills they have gained during their doctoral studies and that are key in the ever-dynamic global employment market.
In order to ensure a well-balanced geographical spread of participants, we invite each University to nominate maximum 2 doctoral students to take part in the training. The following items should be provided by 16 June 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A letter of endorsement, signed by the Rector/President or Vice-Rector/Vice-President of the University. The letter should indicate the contact details of the nominated doctoral student (name, surname, e-mail, phone number);
The fee for the participation in the training is €550 and includes: accommodation (4 nights) at the CAAS Residence, meals (breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, 2 dinners) and the participation in the social programme.
For more events like this and advice on your future after the PhD, go to the King’s Do1Thing website.
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