NEW: Research Consultancy Project with the Researcher Development Unit – KCL

King’s College London’s Researcher Development Unit – based in the Graduate School – is seeking a consultant to develop and launch a new initiative that would give postgraduate researchers and research staff at King’s an online platform to talk about their research interests in the context of contemporary events. It is envisaged that this will take the form of a regularly updated, multimedia web presence containing informed yet accessible writing, podcasts or videos. The working title of this project is #king’s.

While created under the auspices of the Researcher Development Unit, it is hoped that the task of soliciting and vetting contributions and other editorial decisions will be the responsibility of an editorial board composed of King’s researchers.

The consultant will be expected to liaise with the RDU’s E-learning Development Advisor to decide on the most suitable platform for this project and lay-out. In consultation with the Researcher Development Unit, to recruit members of the editorial board, establish sustainable processes and oversee the publication of the first edition.

The project is expected to run for 15 days over about 6 months and will commence in June 2016. The consultant will be paid £125 per day and will report to Dr Ross English, University Lead on Doctoral Student Development.

To apply, please upload your CV and a tailored cover letter via the following link: . Please note that you will need authorisation from your supervisor to participate in this project.

The closing deadline for applications is Monday 16th May 2016.

For further information about the King’s Research Consultancy please visit or contact or 020 7848 1376 if you have any questions.

King’s Research Consultancy – new project

The Researcher Development Unit at King’s College London provides training and development opportunities for PhDs and research staff across King’s. The RDU is to run a campaign with the working title ‘#do1thing’ to encourage PGRs and research staff to up one of the numerous opportunities available to them at King’s. The development of a web application (or responsive website) is a key element of this campaign.

The RDU requires a post-upgrade PhD consultant to take the brief and ideas produced by the client, and develop the web application through all stages of the development life cycle (i.e. from analysis / design, development, launch and maintenance). The consultant will be expected to give creative contributions in the generation of ideas for the look and feel, and the functionality of the application, and to develop the brief from constructive feedback received. This project will be run through the King’s Research Consultancy.

The project is expected to run for 15 days over an 8 month period. The consultant will be paid £125 per day. For more information and to apply, please click here, and if you have any questions please contact the team via or 020 7848 1376.

Research with Reach: Ideas lab | Monday 15th December

A guest article written by Ella Parry-Davies, Research Student, Department of English

Led by the convenors of Research with Reach, this lab-style workshop will be a chance to bring personal projects to the table. We will discuss your projects, looking at their strengths and weaknesses; the ways to enhance their communication, structure, content and future development. You will leave with a clear outline of the necessary goals for realising your personal project, informed by tailored resources and focussed discussion.

Attendees are advised to bring an object that plays a role in their research, through which they will be asked to speak about the ‘third space‘ potential of their work. These discussions will then lead to in-depth workshop-style activities, drawing on the expert knowledge of Research with Reach collaborators, such as Kate Dorney (V&A), Jules Evans (Centre for the History of Emotions), Peter Florence (Founder, Hay Festival), Nick Bradshaw (Sight & Sound). For those who have engaged with the Research with Reach programme, this is an opportunity to collate all of your experience and channel it specifically into your future. For those new to Research with Reach, read about the programme on our website.

To book, please confirm attendance via email to and booking, attendees are additionally asked to send a short, informal summary of their ‘third space’ project, so that on-day resources can be tailored.

The workshop takes place on Monday 15th December, 2pm – 5pm, in Room 2.45, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus.

Led by Ella Parry-Davies and Penny Newell

Why not take part in a Webinar?

Perhaps you are finding it difficult to attend personal, professional and career development training on campus? Maybe you have other commitments which mean that the Researcher Development Unit’s face-to-face courses are sometimes inconvenient? This academic year the RDU will be running several webinars (online seminars). The webinars are designed to offer another method for accessing our training provision, as well as to provide careers advice. This year we’ll be covering topics such as how to develop your online presence, how to create an effective CV, and how to use LinkedIn.

Our webinars are listed on the RDU’s Training and Development web pages. To book a place you will need to click on the webinar title, and then on ‘more details’. This will open a page with details on how to register. You may need to download a desktop application to participate in the webinar, but this is free and details of how to install it are provided upon registering. Headphones or speakers will also be required to hear the webinar.

To view our range of webinars please click here (don’t forget to bookmark this page, and keep checking it throughout the year, as more webinars will be added). And if you have any comments, questions or requests for future webinars, please contact the Researcher Development Unit: