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.

SuperVisions

INNOVATIVE, STUDENT-LED WORKSHOPS ON PHD SUPERVISION

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.

Methods@Manchester Summer School

From June 17 -21, 2013

Methods@manchester, at the University of Manchester, is offering the following courses as part of their methods summer school, coming up in June. These may be of interest to students, colleagues, and wider networks, particularly in the fields of social network analysis, data modelling, or practice-based research methods (in any discipline).

The courses would particularly suit researchers in humanities, health and life sciences, law, business studies, and those undertaking participatory, social, statistical or related research.  

Please be aware that registration will be closing shortly.

Methods@manchester offers a number of methods-related events throughout the year, generally free of charge to all participants. For more information, please visit http://www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/events/.

 

Royal Literary Fund Fellows

OFFERING FREE, CONFIDENTIAL ONE-TO-ONE ADVICE SESSIONS

Would you like to write clearly, fluently and professionally?

The Royal Literary Fund Fellows, are available for one-to-one tutorials on any aspect of your writing that you wish to discuss.

They will be available during term time to help postgraduate research students and postdoctoral research staff at King’s College London on the following issues:

  • Improving your written work
  • Polishing your prose style
  • Planning large writing projects
  • Revising written work
  • Creative writing

More information on our RLF Fellows can be found here http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/school/training/one-to-one-support/RLFbio.pdf.

Jennifer Potter, who works on a Monday has some tutorial times still available for this term. To arrange an appointment contact Jennifer at jenny.potter@kcl.ac.uk.

Hilary Davies, who works on a Tuesday and Wednesday, also has some tutorial times still available for this term. To arrange an appointment, contact Hilary at hilary.davies@kcl.ac.uk.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Graduate School’s Researcher Development Unit at gradtrain@kcl.ac.uk.

Funded places at the Cumberland Lodge Conference – August 2013

‘Life beyond the PhD’ – a residential conference at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor 12-14 August 2013

The King’s College London Graduate School is pleased to announce that it is offering x4 fully-fund places for King’s PhD students and x4 fully-fund places for King’s Post-Doctoral Researchers to attend the upcoming residential conference at 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.

98% of attendees at previous conferences were either satisfied or very satisfied and 98% would recommend the event.

Those who are interested in obtaining funding to attend the conference are asked to complete a quick application, providing a brief justification (200 words maximum) for their proposed attendance, and to return the form to the Graduate School at: graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk by the deadline of 5pm on 31 MAY 2013. The justification should explain how you think you would benefit from attending the conference and presenting a paper.

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.