Research Student Wellbeing Days: 20 & 21 October

On 20th and 21st October 2016, postgraduate research students can enjoy a host of free activities, offering you a chance to relax, have fun and meet other doctoral students from around the university. Free food and drink will also be provided.

Thursday 20th October
Tutu’s Macadam Building, Strand Campus

10:00 – 11:00      Yoga
15:00 – 17:00      A range of Recreational Activities & Wellbeing Stalls/Workshops
17:00 – 19:00      Mixer with Free Food & Drink (served in The Terrace)

Numbers are limited so please make sure you sign-up via Eventbrite:

Friday 21st October
Henriette Raphael Function Room, Guy’s Campus

12:00 – 13:00      Yoga (in the KCLSU Activity Room 1 West Wing)
16:00 – 19:00      A range of Recreational Activities & Wellbeing Stalls/Workshops

Free Food and Drinks available throughout the afternoon

Numbers are limited so make sure you sign-up via Eventbrite:

These events are offered specifically for postgraduate research students and have been organised by the Graduate School, together with King’s Sport and the Wellbeing Team, as part of the wider King’s Wellbeing Week.

We believe that there are tangible benefits for all of us to adopt life choices that make us fitter, healthier, happier and better equipped to undertake our research successfully.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Graduate School
King’s College London

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PGR ‘Write-up space’ – pilot at the Maughan Library

In response to student survey feedback and recommendations by KCLSU, Library Services has agreed to pilot a bookable ‘Write-Up Space’ at the Maughan Library for Postgraduate Researchers in addition to existing library Postgraduate Only Zones, to open in the autumn 2016.

To help them plan the content and management of the space they are seeking input from PGR students as outlined in the poster below:

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King’s College London 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Could you explain your thesis in three minutes?

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King’s College London 3 Minute Thesis is a competition open to any King’s student studying for a PhD or other doctorate in one of the seven participating schools:

  • Dental Institute
  • Florence Nightingale School of Nursery & Midwifery
  • School of Arts & Humanities
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Natural & Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences & Public Policy

The rules are simple: explain your research (or an aspect of it) to a non-specialist audience in three minutes. No props, sound or moving images allowed; no poems, raps, songs or mimes; only a single static PowerPoint slide is permissible. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges.

Each participating school will hold its own heat with two winning contestants going forwards to the King’s College London 3 Minute Thesis Grand Final. The winner of the Grand Final will be invited to represent the College at the 2014 UK 3 Minute Thesis National Finals. The School heats will take place between late-April to May with the King’s Grand Final on the 22 May.

For more details or to express your interest email: ross.english@kcl.ac.uk.

An introductory webinar for anyone interested in competing will be held on March 12 at 2PM. Visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7189477092615014658

Full details of the competition can be found here.