Life beyond the PhD

Application deadline for fully-funded places at this year’s Cumberland Lodge conference has been extended!

The Graduate School is offering fully-funded places for two PhD student to attend this year’s ‘Life beyond the PhD’, Cumberland Lodge conference, where we will cover conference fees, accommodation costs (in shared rooms), and any reasonable travel expenses to and from London.

The application deadline has been extended to 17th June 2016

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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 graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk, 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.

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Cumberland Lodge King George VI Postdoctoral Fellowship

Cumberland Lodge, the independent educational charity in Windsor Great Park, seeks to appoint a King George VI Postdoctoral Fellow from 1st October 2015.

This two-year Fellowship is open to candidates from academic disciplines relevant to the Cumberland Lodge Programme who have recently completed, or are very close to completing, a doctorate. The Fellowship provides an exciting and unique opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience in planning and running academic and cross-sector conferences and other events. The Fellow will also play a full part in the residential life of Cumberland Lodge, which has the feel of both a college and a country house conference centre.

The appointment is for 37.5 hours a week plus some residential weekend duties. Continue reading

Fully-funded places offered for the Cumberland Lodge Conference, Windsor

‘Life beyond the PhD’: an interdisciplinary residential conference at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor 26-29 August 2014

Cumberland Lodge

Cumberland Lodge, which is an educational charity, is organising a residential conference to give postgraduates and post docs from all disciplines an opportunity to exchange ideas, practices, experiences and aspirations. All participants will be expected to give a 10 minute presentation on their research pitched at non-specialists.

This conference offers postgraduate students and post docs the opportunity to explain to peers from other disciplines why their research matters, while also hearing from leading figures in academia and outside explain how research has changed their lives.

The Graduate School is able to fully-fund two places for PhD students and two places for Post Docs at this conference. If you are interested in attending, please send in a brief justification (200 words maximum) for your proposed attendance to the Director of the Graduate School, by email at vaughan.robinson@kcl.ac.uk, with the subject title ‘Cumberland Lodge’, by the deadline of 5pm on 23 MAY 2014. The justification should explain how you think you would benefit from attending the conference and presenting a paper.

98% of attendees at previous conferences were either satisfied or very satisfied and 98% would recommend the event.

Further details of the event, which takes place in a beautiful residential conference centre within Windsor Great Park, can be found at www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk

The conference fee covers all accommodation (in shared rooms) and the Graduate School will also cover reasonable travel expenses from London on presentation of receipts after the event.