Dedicated writing-up space for final year doctoral students

Are you currently writing-up your doctoral thesis full-time and in need of a dedicated desk space?

If so, you may be eligible to apply for a desk in the new ‘Doctoral Thesis Writing-Up’ room within the Maughan Library.

Successful students will be offered their own desk and locker within a designated quiet room for a period of 3 months.

To be eligible, you must be a registered doctoral student at King’s College London who either:

  • Has registered for writing-up status
  • Or, has submitted an RD1 examination entry form to the research degrees examinations office which has been approved (you must provide proof of approval)
  • Or, is currently undergoing corrections for thesis resubmission following examination (you must provide an examination report as proof)

The expectation is that you will be continuously writing-up your doctoral thesis and will use the space at least 3-4 days a week.

To apply you will need to complete an online application form and request a supporting statement from your supervisor. Four competitions will run during the year and the deadline for the next round is 15th April 2017. For full details, please visit:

This scheme will run as a pilot during the year 2017 and is subject to review over the summer. If successful, there may be an opportunity to roll this out wider across the campuses. Space is limited and allocation will be offered on a needs basis.


London Arts & Humanities Partnership

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership has up to 80 PhD studentships available for postgraduate students applying for a doctoral programme in the arts and humanities at one of the three partner institutions: King’s, UCL and the School of Advanced Study. Subject to availability, these awards will cover:

  • tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate
  • annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend)

Before applying for a LAHP studentship you must have already applied for admission, LAHP strongly recommends that you submit your admissions application before Friday 16th January 2015.

If you have already commenced doctoral study, you may apply for funding for the remainder of your study, providing that, at the start of the AHRC award (September 2015), you will have at least 50% of the period of study remaining.

LAHP studentships are open to UK and EU students who meet the AHRC’s residency requirements. EU students are eligible to apply for LAHP funding on exactly the same basis as UK students. LAHP expects to make full awards (fees and maintenance) to successful EU candidates in 2015.

Your research topic must be within the subject areas covered by the AHRC. LAHP encourages cross-supervision between the partner universities; please speak to the supervisors or departments about the possibilities available.

Full eligibility criteria and more information about the application procedure can be found on the London Arts & Humanities Partnership website.

Apply for 2015/16 ESRC PhD Funding

The Graduate School are now accepting applications for ESRC studentships for the academic year 2015-16. This funding supports social science research taking place in any of the 15 themes of the KISS-DTC.

Doctoral studentships are available to prospective PhD students from the UK and the EU. In view of high number of applications received, successful applicants are likely to hold a very good first degree and Masters degree in a relevant social science discipline. For further information about the eligibility criteria and application process for this funding, you should consult the Graduate School funding web-pages.

 If you are a current postgraduate research student, you are also eligible to apply for ESRC funding, provided that you will have completed no more than 1 year of your full-time research degree programme (or more than 2 years part-time) by September 2015.

Between 15 and 20 studentships are allocated each year to a variety of projects, spanning the full range of research themes. Your application must have the support of a King’s academic who would act or is acting as supervisor for the research.

Please contact Duncan Smith in the Graduate School with any questions relating to eligibility or the application process. The Graduate School are happy to offer appointments to discuss the application process and can offer guidance on submitting a strong application. The deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT) on Friday 30 January 2015.

Go Global PGR Session

As part of Go Global Week, Study Abroad are running a session for PGR students interested in overseas research. Please see below for details:

Wednesday 19 November

11:30-12:30 INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAMME BRIEFING – are you a PGR student interested in moving your research into the international arena? Find out about the possibility of overseas research activity at our partner institutions  (FWB1.11, Waterloo Campus)

  • Welcome & Introduction to Study Abroad
  • Benefits of Overseas Research & Employability, Prof Vaughan Robinson, Director of the Graduate School
  • Funding opportunities for PG mobility, Graduate School Support Team
  • Applying for overseas postgraduate research placement. Destinations and process.
  • Partnership Grant recipient student testimonials and Q&A


Find out more about Go Global Week 2014 here.

Skills for Success: Living and studying in a UK cultural context

A course of four, interactive, cross cultural learning and support sessions is being offered to international postgraduate research students registered at King’s College.

This short series of workshops will be of interest and benefit to international students who would like to enhance their cross cultural competence and gain insights into aspects of living and studying in the UK to support their studies at King’s.

The sessions will be held on four Wednesdays 2.30-4.00pm starting from 16th July. See below for all dates.

Each session will focus on developing a different skill:
Session 1: 16th July – Introductions to the course and each other; what is culture?
Session 2: 23rd July – Participating in academic groups
Session 3: 30th July – How to do social conversation
Session 4: 6th August – Seeking help and expressing disagreement


  • The sessions are being offered as a ‘closed’ group for 8-15 students, who will aim attend ALL FOUR SESSIONS
  • To maximise learning outcomes and mutual support, students will unfortunately NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN THE GROUP AFTER THE FIRST SESSION
  • A commitment to attend ALL FOUR modules of the course is preferred
  • The sessions are offered as an optional, professional development training and do not lead to any kind of qualification or certification

This course is jointly run by the Student Advice and International Student Support and Counselling departments. All sessions will be held at the Waterloo campus, Franklin Wilkins Building.

If you are interested in joining all four cross cultural training sessions, please send an email to, providing as much information as you can, and setting out:

  • Why this training is of interest to you
  • What you would want to get out of the training