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.

Gateway to Research – Publishing Details of Publicly Funded Research Projects

We have recently received notification from the Research Councils UK (RCUK) that they plan to incorporate information on postgraduate research funded by the Research Councils within the recently launched Gateway to Research (GtR)  http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/

GtR was launched in December 2013, and is a web-based portal which publishes information about funded research that can assist businesses and other interested parties to identify potential partners in research organisations to develop and commercialise knowledge, and thereby increase the impact of publicly funded research.

Information on PhD student projects will be incorporated into the system for publication starting in March/April 2014. Personal information about individual students (names etc) will not be included, however, as a courtesy we are notifying all RCUK funded students who have received a studentship between 2009-10 and 2013-14 so you are aware of this development.

We are currently in the process of auditing the information contained within the Student Data Portal (SDP) of Je-S (the RCUK Joint Electronic Submissions system which will be used for this purpose, to ensure that any sensitive or confidential information within the project summary information is removed.

If you have any queries about this or would like to find out more about what information will be published please contact Jennie Eldridge, Head of Postgraduate Policy & Operation jennie.eldridge@kcl.ac.uk

Creativeworks & London Creative Digital Fusion – Researcher in Residence Scheme

creativeworksldnfusionPlacements in creative businesses are available to PhD students and early career researchers.

Creativeworks London’s Knowledge Exchange team facilitate a careful match for a Doctoral student or early career academic researcher with an appropriate company for a three to four month period. Businesses will be small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) based in London.

Funding of £5000 allows the PhD student to interrupt or extend their study for up to four months or is a stipend for the early career academic researcher. The funding is paid to the relevant University to support the PhD or early career academic researcher undertaking the project over the allotted time frame.

The application form and information about the projects on offer is available here. For information about the process, please read the guidance document. Submit your completed form to Yvonne Castle, Administrator at Cultural Institute at King’s (yvonne.castle@kcl.ac.uk) by Monday 10 February 2014.

King’s Enterprise Connect

Enterprise Connect is an initiative at King’s which promotes entrepreneurship by hosting regular series of activities including seminars, workshops and networking events. The initiative aims to explore different avenues and thought processes whilst supporting budding entrepreneurs with their business ideas.

As such, we present audiences with inspirational speakers who will speak across a series of thematic topics that are crucial to the development of their ideas, planning and business. Ultimately, it is about presenting aspiring entrepreneurs with the necessary information that will encourage them to ‘think outside the box’ and understand areas they need to further develop within their business that will make them more aware of opportunities, risks and people.

King’s Enterprise Connect will deliver a wide range of seminars throughout the year. Much like the extensive list of entrepreneurs that participated in our first series of Enterprise Connect activities, our second series will continue to feature an equally impressive line up of entrepreneurs and innovators from multiple sectors in an effort to aid our overall ambition, which is to support creativity and encourage individuals to develop their own entrepreneurial passion.

Find out more about upcoming events here.

Representing Uncertainty Workshop, Tuesday 2 July 2013, 5.00 – 9.00 PM

Tipping Point in partnership with the King’s Cultural Institute, is holding a series of workshops bringing together academics from across King’s College London with artists and other interested parties in the wider community. The aim is to explore urgent issues or challenges which have a bearing on climate change, and are of particular interest to academics, artists, and the broader public.

We are delighted to announce that the first of these workshops, “Representing Uncertainty”, will take place on Tuesday, 2 July 2013 from 5.00 to 9.00 PM, in the Pyramid Room (Department of Geography, K4U.04, King’s Building, 4th Floor) at the Strand campus of King’s College London. Click here for a map of the Strand Campus.

Bruce D. Malamud, Professor of Natural and Environmental Hazards in the Department of Geography, will present his perspective on how the notion of uncertainty can be represented, followed by a response and presentation from a contemporary artist, and wider discussion. The aim is to bring together scientific, artistic and other views on uncertainty in the world around us, particularly in relation to the changing global climate, so that different approaches and viewpoints might influence and learn from each other. This will be a working session, with plenty of opportunity for interaction and group discussion. 

Drinks and nibbles will be served! Places are available, but limited, so please let Dr Dorian Hayes know ASAP if you would like to attend by emailing him (firstname.lastname AT kcl.ac.uk).

King’s Cultural Institute aims to create an effective bridge between King’s and the cultural and creative industries. You can find more information about events organised by them here.

Tipping Point organises a range of activities and events to find new ways of increasing the level of engagement of artists with climate change and environmental issues.