Social Brain seminar – April 21st at IoPPN

The student-led interdisciplinary seminar series on the ‘Social Brain’ brings together King’s students at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, as well as some students who are taught at Guy’s campus. This series is unique in that world-class early-career researchers deliver seminars on their work in social cognition. After the researchers have presented their work, they also give a short Q&A session about postdoctoral career progression as well as advice for MS.c. and Ph.D. students. Importantly, there is plenty of wine and food after the event, providing a great opportunity for social-networking with the speaker, and other academic staff. The next talk will be given by Michael Banissy (

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Stammerers United at King’s

stuc3My name is Claire Norman, I am a French Studies 2014 graduate of the University of Warwick.

Having battled with a stammer since the age of 5, I have completed many achievements – most of which have been carried out during my time at University.

I am setting up the Stammerers Through University Campaign (or ‘STUC’), which aims to provide for those who are affected by stammering a series of seminars in a non-judgemental, supportive environment. These will be conducted by a combination of University stammerers, lecturers, counsellors, anyone with an interest in stammering as well as any psychologists from Universities who are researching the notion of stammering. By doing this, the idea of bringing together King’s students and staff who stammer will create a group of individuals who can, as a collective, discuss and examine issues and possible resolutions. The aim is for the first of these seminars to be held in Spring 2015.

I will hold a Focus Group at King’s to identify areas of concern. The outcomes of which will subsequently be collated and revised and will be used to determine what shall be discussed at the seminar. This is where I need YOU!

If you are a stammerer, know of someone who has a stammer or are closely linked to stammering, I would like to invite you to a Focus Group where you will be able to share your thoughts on support for stammerers at King’s.

This will take place on Friday 27th March in S -2.25 (Strand Building) from 1-4pm. You are more than welcome to stay for the entire duration; likewise you are welcome to ‘drop in’ at any time you wish.

Please email me at if you are able to attend so I can gauge numbers. Even if you are unable to attend, please notify me so that I can email you with the questions that I will be asking in the Focus Group.

I do hope that you will respond, willing to help me with this project that I believe will benefit King’s hugely.

Many thanks,
Claire Norman

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 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: