King’s Research Consultancy: Pre-consultancy training workshop for PhDs

As part of the King’s Research Consultancy programme for PhD students, a pre-consultancy training workshop will be held on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

Schedule

10:00 – 10:15am  King’s Research Consultancy – Programme Overview

Beckie Barlow and Katie Black, King’s Careers and Employability

10:15 – 10:45am  My King’s Research Consultancy Project

Photini Vrikki, 3rd yr PhD student in the Dept of Cultural, Media and Creative Studies

10:45 – 11:15am  Working as a Consultant – What to Expect

Dr Benedict Wilkinson, The Policy Institute at King’s

11:15am – 12pm  Preparing your Application

Kate Murray, King’s Careers and Employability

12 – 1pm  Lunch Break

1 – 3pm  Project Management, Dealing with Client Issues and Presenting your Conclusions

Dr Ross English, The Graduate School

For more details about the King’s Research Consultancy, please click here. To book a place at the workshop, please email careers-consultancy@kcl.ac.uk or call 020 7848 1376. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

King’s – Student Opportunity Fund

The Student Opportunity Fund is open to all undergraduate and taught postgraduate (masters level) students. The Fund is available for individual students or groups of students to apply for grants of between £100 and £1,000 to enhance the student academic experience. The fund gives King’s students a new opportunity to collaborate with each other and with their teachers to enhance their learning in new and innovate ways.

Awards will be made to individuals or groups students who have innovative projects to enhance their own educational experience. Strong applications will lead to real improvements to the student learning experience and present an opportunity for those involved to develop transferable skills such as project management, time management and financial management.

Examples of how grants may be used include:

  • participation in educational conferences, seminars or excursions aligned to an academic discipline;
  • collaborative student projects, related to their studies
  • extra academic events, invited guest speakers as part of a programme of study
  • attendance of seminars or events intended to enhance transferable skills;
  • room hire and small equipment purchases to support special educational events

Please note that grants may not be used to subsidise programme or student accommodation fees, purchase equipment not aligned to study, or to support extra-curricular activities.

To apply for a grant please complete the online form (70kb, doc) and submit it to ke@kcl.ac.uk. Applications must be received by the following dates to be considered by the Student Opportunities and Skills Sub-committee:

  • Tuesday 14 January 2014
  • Tuesday 18 March 2014
  • Tuesday 20 May 2014

Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 6 weeks of the submission deadline at the very latest. Successful applicants are required to produce a short report after the project is completed to evaluate the impact on the learning experience. To find out more please visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/learningteaching/kep/student-opportunity-fund.aspx