King’s Joins Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that King’s College London has recently joined the Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network (BPSN), which is a network of 9 leading higher education institutions in the Bloomsbury area, created with the purpose of sharing best practice in generic and transferable skills training for postgraduate research students.

Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network (BPSN)Being a part of this network opens up additional opportunities for transferable skills training for all of our postgraduate research students.

The Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network shared skills training programme allows research students in the participating institutions to enhance their generic research skills and personal transferable skills, through attending training courses and workshops at other member institutions. The skills attained from the programme are intended to help research and also to enhance life skills and employability.

Further details can be found on our website at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/school/training/Other-opps/Bloomsbury-Postgraduate-Skills-Network.aspx

Towards Gender Equity in STEM Careers

Peter Luff MP, ScienceGrrl and Connect Women invite you to be part of the debate.

Date: Tuesday 16th July 2013
Time: 8.15 – 10:00 am (Formal event runs 8:30 – 9:30am with networking before and after)

ScienceGrrl www.sciencegrrl.co.uk (a network promoting and supporting women in STEM) are holding a breakfast networking event on Tuesday 16th July, 8.15am – 9.30am (with extending networking until 10am) hosted by Arup (8 Fitzroy Street, W1T 4BQ).

The event will examine obstacles faced by women and girls in STEM and will feed directly into their upcoming report ‘Towards Gender Equity in STEM Careers’. The report has been commissioned by Peter Luff, MP www.peterluff.org.uk with industry backing.

Dr Frances Saunders (President-Elect, Institute of Physics) will be delivering the Keynote Address, with the hope of a lively morning of round-table discussions to follow! A varied audience is expected including representatives from their industrial sponsors, academics & policy makers – and people at different stages of their education and careers.

For more information and to register for a place please visit the link here: http://genderequityinstem.eventbrite.co.uk/