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

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.

Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Student Conference – 20 May 2014

The first ever Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Student Conference will take place on May 20. The event is open to postgraduate students from all departments in the School.

The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Union’. Exploring the ways in which ‘union’ can be interpreted, and sparking debate among those who wish to reach beyond the traditional parameters of their discipline and Department. ‘Union’ is therefore not only the theme of the conference, but also the driving force behind it. Attendance is free but places must be booked in advance.

For more information and to register to attend please visit their Eventbrite page.

Full details of the conference and other postgraduate student events can be found at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/study/handbook/restea/research/pgrstudentevents.aspx

Students who would like to present a paper are encouraged to email their proposals to arts.hums.pgrconference@gmail.com by 31 March.

Click here to see the call for papers



PhD students across the University of London are invited to participate in a new student-led initiative about academic supervision.

Workshops will be held on 14 June and 21 June, from 10am, at Goodenough College (you are welcome to choose the workshop that suits you best).

The initiative aims to open up interdisciplinary spaces for students to reflect on personal experiences of supervision, explore the perspectives of academics, think about differences across disciplines and develop resources for other students on this theme. Attendees will take part in discussions, which are not standard ‘skills workshops’ but more an opportunity to talk about aspects of university life often left unspoken.

To register your place please email Katherine Robinson (PhD Student, Sociology) at k.a.robinson@lse.ac.uk with your name, discipline, year of study & preferred workshop date.

PhD Student – Supervisor Relationship Management Seminar


How do you deal with conflict? do you keep quiet and agree with everything your supervisor says and suggests? When you disagree, as a student, how do you get your point of view across without completely sabotaging your relationship?


FREE seminar for all PostGrad / PhD students


29th April, Monday, 20:00


Churchill Room, London House, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N 2AB