The Postgraduate Spring Ball 2017

A Postgraduate Spring Ball has been organised by students* for students within the heart of London!

Spring Ball 2017

For full details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/257082428060561/

As with previous events, a super quick sell out is anticipated! 

*Organised by students from the following Universities:

UCL || LSE || UAL || KCL || CASS || CITY || LBS || QMUL || HULT || SOAS || RHUL || IMPERIAL || WESTMINSTER || UEL || REGENTS || GSU || BIRKBEC

King’s Experience Awards

Apply to gain a King’s Experience Award

Have you been involved in voluntary work with the local community or engaged with other cultures through volunteering, study or working abroad? If so, you could be eligible to apply for an experience-based learning award – either the Global Award or the London Award 

The closing date for applications for both awards is 23:59hrs on Monday, 30th January 2017

Details of all the awards and the submission criteria can be found on the King’s Experience Awards webpages

If you have any questions please email ke@kcl.ac.uk or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

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

Sense About Science peer review workshop

Find out about peer review

Debate challenges to the system

Discuss the role of peer review for scientists and the public

 

Sense About Science is now taking applications for a free peer review workshop in London on Friday 31st May. To apply, email Victoria (vmurphy@senseaboutscience.org) with a CV and short cover letter. Application deadline: 17th May.

Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts is a free half-day workshop for early career researchers and will explore how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims.

Should peer review detect plagiarism, bias or fraud? What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them? Should reviewers remain anonymous? Does it illuminate good ideas or shut them down?

Full details here: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/peer-review-workshops.html

 

Summer Schools on the Basque coast, France

For PhD students, post-docs and young researchers

 

Atelier des Jours à Venir are organizing two summer schools in Bidart, Basque coast, France, during September for PhD students, post-docs and young researchers:

 

 

Responsibility in Science – Reflection and action tools for committed scientists, 13 -17 September 2013

Extended scientific literacy – Designing the tools to express scientific research and turn it into action, 19 – 24 September 2013

For full details please view the files found here: Responsibility In Science Summer School 2013 and Extended Scientific Literacy Summer School 2013. Alternatively, please visit the Atelier des Jours à Venir website at:  www.joursavenir.org 

If you have any questions please contact contact@joursavenir.org.