Paid Academic Practice Opportunities with King’s Experience

King’s Experience is offering paid academic practice opportunities to postgraduates at King’s in 2013-14.

King’s Experience is overseeing the assessment of three non-academic credit bearing awards in 2013-14: the King’s Global Award and the King’s London Award (both run by King’s Experience), and the King’s Leadership Award (run by King’s Experience in partnership with KCLSU and the Careers dept).

The role involves marking assessments. Training will be provided. Furthermore, the role attracts a payment of £300.

The two training sessions scheduled for 2013-14 are on 6 November 2013, and 5 February 2014, and you will need to be available for one of these dates.

King’s Awards are innovative. For example participants on the King’s Global Award and King’s London Award can submit an essay for their assessment but they can also submit a business plan, or an academic poster, or publish a website. A receptive approach to innovative assessments will therefore be an asset for this role.

If you are interested in taking up this opportunity provided by King’s Experience, please visit their website for more details (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/kep). The website is where you can also download the application form, including the essential and desirable criteria for the role. The deadline for applications is Friday 4th October 2013.

You can find out more about King’s Experience opportunities by following them on Twitter (@kcl_kep) or by emailing ke@kcl.ac.uk.

How to get your Graduate School sponsored place at this year’s NatureJobs Careers Expo

As we mentioned in our post on the 22nd of August the Graduate School will be sponsoring 60 places worth £50 for King’s research staff and PhD students to attend the NatureJobs Career Expo for FREE! The event takes place on Thursday, 19th September 2013 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.

In order to be eligible for one of the sponsored conference tickets, you must attend the NatureJobs Careers Expo Preparation Webinar – see below for full details, including how to register.  The webinar will cover a range of topics, including details of how to get one of the sponsored tickets.  Sponsored tickets are strictly limited to 60 and will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis to those researchers who have viewed the webinar and followed the simple registration procedure described.

Participation in the NJCE preparation webinar is a condition of receiving a sponsored ticket.

The Graduate School has organised a preparation webinar on Tuesday, 10th September, 10:00 – 11:00 am for King’s researchers who would like to attend the NatureJobs Careers Expo, with advice on how to get the most out of the Careers Expo, including:

  • Getting the best from the exhibition – how best to present yourself to potential employers and how to prepare your CV.
  • Getting the best from the conference – how the conference works and choosing your sessions wisely.
  • Getting a sponsored ticket for the conference – details of how to get one of the 60 sponsored tickets.

Speakers include Kate Murray, Careers Adviser for postgraduate research students and research staff at KCL and Peter Crook from NatureJobs.

To register for the webinar please go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1647962674164681984  Webinar ID: 153-641-323

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note that you will need to be able to hear the webinar using speakers or headphones, you will not be able to speak so you will not need a microphone/ telephone.  You will be able to interact with the speakers and ask questions by typing your questions/ comments using the messaging feature.

If you are unable to attend at this time, a recorded version of the webinar will be available to view on KEATS. The recording will be available after the webinar has been run and will be accessible through KEATS on the following page: http://keats.kcl.ac.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=502632

If you are unable to get one of the sponsored tickets, any King’s researcher can use the discount code “KCL131D” when prompted during the registration process to get your tickets for £40 instead of £50: http://www.nature.com/natureconferences/njce2013/registration.html

Falling Walls London Lab – Apply Now

The Graduate School is encouraging postgraduate students at King’s to take part in the exciting Falling Walls Lab programme.

The Falling Walls Lab is an innovative and inspiring interdisciplinary format where young academics and professionals can present breakthrough ideas, research projects and initiatives.

Each participant is asked to present his or her work in 3 minutes. Applications from all disciplines are encouraged to enter: from agriculture, medicine, economics, engineering to the humanities. These 3 minute pitches will be judged by a prestigious jury from science and business.

There are 5 Qualifying Labs taking place in different cities around the world in 2013, including London on the 20th September. The winners of the Qualifying labs will get to take part in the final Falling Walls Lab in Berlin on 8 November 2013.

The three winners of the final Falling Walls Lab will then get to present their idea at the main conference on the same stage as some of the world’s most pre-eminent scientists.

The Graduate School has a limited number of bursaries available to King’s postgraduate students who make it through the Qualifying London Lab to the Final Lab in Berlin on the 8th of November 2013.

It only takes 10 minutes to complete an application and there is no cost to take part in the London Lab but remember the deadline to apply is Wednesday 21st of August!

For full details and how to apply please visit the Falling Walls website: http://falling-walls.com/lab/

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.