What are you thinking?

A major benefit of working at an institution like King’s is the opportunity to debate big ideas, challenge assumptions and ask difficult questions, in short, to think more broadly. Whilst research is all absorbing, especially if you’ve got any kind of deadline looming, I’d really encourage you to seize the chance to think big at the forthcoming Social Science Festival: Celebrating Interdisciplinarity.

On 23 & 24 November 2015, King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS DTC) is hosting a two-day festival showcasing social science research taking place at King’s. It’s a great chance to consider how research can impact society. The programme includes:

  • Charles Clarke, Home Secretary (2004-6)
  • Mike Hulme, United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (1995-2001)
  • Margaret Hodge, Chair, Public Accounts Committee (2010-15)
  • David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science (2010-14)
  • Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, an expert on globalisation, who coined the term ‘Global city’

So come along and think big!

The Festival is open to all students and staff at King’s and beyond. All events are happening on the Strand campus, mainly in the Great Hall. See the Festival programme for full details of the panels and plenaries (PDF).

KISS DTC PhD students are involved throughout the Festival, presenting posters on their research, ‘in conversation’ with KCL academics and contributing to panel discussions.

Register your interest in attending: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/graduate-school/doctoral-training-centre/social-science-festival.aspx

Further information available on the Social Science Festival Poster

Queen Mary University of London’s Graduate Festival

QMUL logoQueen Mary University of London’s PhD Grad Fest steering committee are organising an exciting range of cross-disciplinary events as part of our Graduate Festival next week from Monday 8th – Friday 12th June. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to doctoral researchers at King’s College London to the events listed below.

Click on each event to find out more and then register on eventbrite for whatever takes your fancy. All the events are being held at QMUL’s Mile End Campus. We look forward to seeing you there!

Grad Fest Launch
Monday 8th June 5-6.30pm, Bancroft Building Foyer
Exhibition of ‘Research Through a Lens’ Photography Competition shortlisted photographs.
Please register here.

Film Screening of ‘Here is Always Somewhere Else‘
Monday 8th June, 7-9pm, Arts 1 Lecture Theatre.
Screening of documentary by Dutch filmmaker Rene Daalder.
Please register here.

Performing Urban Archives
Wed 10th June 10-6.30pm Arts Two: Film & Drama Studio
An interdisciplinary exploration of the city-as-archive in order to open up alternative urban imaginaries.
Please register here.

The Art of Peer Review (A&H)
Wednesday 10th June 12noon-1pm, Bancroft 1.08.
Panel session sharing best practice regarding journal submissions, receiving peer reviews and being a peer reviewer.
Please register here.

Collaborative Research with Museums
Wednesday 10th June 2-4pm Engineering 207.
Gain an insight into the museum sector and learn how to do collaborative research with cultural organisations.
Please register here.

Speed-Networking for Researchers
Wednesday 10th June5-7pm, Bancroft 3.40
Meet other researchers over drinks in fun and past-paced networking session!
Please register here.

How can we save our rivers?
Thursday 11th June 9.30-5.30pm, Geography 220.
Workshop and field trip on sustainable water management.
Please register here.

Publishing a Monograph
Thursday 11th June 11-12.30pm, Bancroft 1.02.6.
Commissioning Editor from Routledge talking about how to turn your thesis into a book.
Please register here.

Interdisciplinary Research: What are the Opportunities and Challenges?
Thursday 11th June 3-6pm, Arts Two SCR.
Come and discuss the pleasures and pains of interdisciplinary research.
Please register here.

Winning Words: Making Yourself Heard
Thursday 11th June 4-6pm, Bancroft 1.13
Interactive panel discussion with five academics on writing for the wider public.
Please register here.

Fusion: Multidisciplinary Conference
Friday 12th June 9.30am-12.45pm, Bancroft 1.15
Listen to fast-paced research presentations in Pecha Kucha format.
Please register here.

Question Time Debate Hosted by the Doctoral College
Friday 3-5pm Bancroft 1.15
Panel debate with high-profile speakers on the future of higher education.
Register here.

The full #QMULGradFest programme is available here: https://qmulgradfest.wordpress.com/

If you have questions or want to get in touch, please email QMULgradfest@gmail.com

Social Entrepreneurship in Education Festival

King’s is hosting the Social Entrepreneurship in Education Festival on Friday 21st November.

The festival will be the first ever of its kind at King’s and will celebrate national leading social enterprises and raise awareness on the value of social entrepreneurship as well as the many opportunities available in this field for you!

Over 30 Social Enterprises including Grow MovementSportInspired and  Elephant Branded  to name a few will be present. Alongside this, there is a full day of workshops and talks led by industry experts such as The Champion Agency, ClearlySo, UnLtd and Shift as well as workshops on building business skills organised by King’s Staff and Students from societies such as Enactus KCL, KCL Business Club, KCL Tech Society and KCL Innovation Forum. ​​

To round off the festival, there will be a keynote reception in The Great Hall, Strand Campus. Featuring a panel including Cameron Saul (Co-founder and Director at Bottletop), Kresse Wesling (Co-founder and Director at Elvis & Kresse) ​and chaired by Cliff Prior (CEO of UnLtd). Current King’s students and UnLtd award winners, Oli Zolman (CEO and Founder of The JellyFish Medicine Portfolio) and Elizabeth Adelodun (Founder of MindTorch) Will also be speaking. A drinks and networking reception will follow the seminar!

The Social Entrepreneurship in Education Festival is working in collaboration with UCL and the London Business School as part of the London Social Innovation Collective, for more information please visit, https://www.facebook.com/LondonSocialInnovationCollective.

The festival will be held at the Macadam Building, Strand Campus. Doors will open at 10:30 and it’s free to attend so please register for SEEFest here by Thursday 20th November 2014.

For more information, including the day’s itinerary, stall holders, workshops and keynote speakers, please read the Social Entrepreneurship In Education Festival Program.  

LAST MINUTE Internship Opportunity: Marketing Intern for Inside Out Festival 2013

The Culture Capital Exchange is looking for a marketing intern to work on the Inside Out Festival 2013.

The main focus of the internship is to work in partnership with our PR consultants to support the marketing of the festival, in particular via all relevant social media sources.  The post will also involve some event management and administration duties. The internship is based in TCCE’s offices at Somerset House and will run from 9th September to 31st October.  A weekly allowance of £100, plus travel and meal allowance will be paid.

Essential attributes

  • Proven experience of using social media to promote cultural events
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Event management / administration experience
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to Suzie Leighton at suzie@tcce.co.uk by 4pm on Friday 9th August.  Interviews will be held at Somerset House on 14 / 15thAugust.