Job opportunity – Arts & Sciences Focus Group Facilitators 

Would you like to to gain paid experience in facilitating focus groups?

The Arts & Sciences Diversity & Inclusion team are seeking PhD students who are knowledgeable of qualitative research methods and who want to put their theory into practice. We need help in running focus groups across Arts & Sciences to enhance our work on diversity & inclusion.

PhD students who pass minimum standards and complete practical training will have their details entered into the Focus Group Facilitators Register for departments to contact and commission for focus group work.

Applications close 14 February
Training confirmed for 20 February

To apply, and for further information, please Click here for the Job Spec and visit:

For more information on Focus Group Facilitator roles, please contact Helena Mattingley (


Improving Student Communications at King’s

Do you have an opinion about the different ways information is shared at King’s, such as emails, social media and the intranet?

Would you like to express your views and ideas for improvement?

A number of small, informal focus groups have been set up for students who are interested in improving communication at King’s. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss what you like about the communication you receive from your department, faculty and elsewhere at King’s, as well as how you think it could be improved. All feedback will be kept confidential.

Postgraduate only focus groups are as follows:

  • Tuesday 8 March, Room 4.14, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Waterloo Campus 12.30 – 14.00
  • Friday 11 March, Classroom 8, Western Education Centre, Denmark Hill Campus 11.30 to 13.00
  • Friday 11 March, Classroom 8, Western Education Centre, Denmark Hill Campus 13.30 to 15.00 (international postgraduates only)

Students will be paid to take part and lunch will also be provided.

If you are interested, please apply via the King’s Talent Bank. If you haven’t already registered with the King’s Talent Bank you will need to do so first at: and then search for ‘student communication focus groups’

If you have any questions, please contact

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

Your views on the Bush House programme

The Bush House programme team wants to hear the views of postgraduate research (PGR) students to feed into the Bush House - Image credit Nick Wood (21)design and space planning process for departmental spaces in Bush House.  There will be a focus group on Wednesday 24th February, 11.00 – 13.00, in Bush House on the pilot floor (third floor ); this follows a PGR workshop held late last year before the pilot floor opened.

If you’d like to take part and have your say on the quality of the spaces and whether they support your work, let the team know directly by emailing