Winter Wellbeing Crafternoon

Whether you have embraced the festive spirit, or are you looking for your chance too, we have an event for you!

On 9 December, the wellbeing team is hosting their Winter Wellbeing Crafternoon. It promises to be a fun and relaxing afternoon where you can do festive crafts, drink hot chocolate, and eat mince pies. Plus, there is even a chance to win free gym membership for a month and much more …

Interested? Then why not going along?

The next Winter Wellbeing Crafternoon will take place on 9 December 2016, from 13:30 till 16:30pm, in the Macadam Lobby at the Strand Campus.

For more details, click here, or contact wellbeing@kcl.ac.uk.

 

KDSA X’mas Party – for all King’s PGR students

FAO King’s PGR students

Due to the rip-roaring success of the PGR Social Mixer that was held in September this year, the King’s Doctoral Students Association (KDSA) have organised a free Christmas party for all PGR students across King’s College London.

Please come along to Guy’s Bar & Café on Friday, 16th December from 7:30pm to finish the autumn semester in style!

To can get an idea of numbers, please sign up to this free event via Eventbrite – Click here

It just so happens that the 16th is also Christmas Jumper Day! Garish woollen attire is therefore encouraged for the party!

Click here for the event’s Facebook page

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more info, contact: Jake Crawshaw, KDSA Events Coordinator, kdsa@kclsu.org

KDSA Xmas Party

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 (www.banissy.com)

More more information, visit http://punitshah.webs.com/social-brain-seminars

RDP: Careers webinar summer series (CVs and LinkedIn)

Are you not in the UK, or find it otherwise hard to come into Waterloo for your training?
Then sign up for these lunch time webinars and you can listen in to the training in the comfort of your own computer.
I look forward to working with you, albeit virtually!
RDP webinar: Creating a non-academic CV
This webinar will help you: 
– find out what recruiters outside academia are looking for in a CV 

– decide on a good format for your information 

– show you some sample CVs and other sources of help
Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 12:30 – 13:15 PM BST.  Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/857213699910020352
Or:
Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 12:30- 13:15 PM BST. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/552454365457985536
 
RDP webinar: Using LinkedIn
This webinar will help you: 
– set up a basic LinkedIn profile 

– find interesting contacts 

– show you how to source vacancies and research organisations
Thursday May 30, 2013 at 12:30-13:15 PM BST. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1684235559997625088
Or:
Monday Jun 10, 2013 at 12:30-13:15 PM BST. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8961940407642328064

Social media and your CV

Thought I would circulate this note from my colleague Hilary Moor.

“Interesting info from the AMBA event I attended last night, in which a senior headhunter and HR Director discussed student recruitment and concluded that managing your online profile is every bit as critical as a great CV if you’re trying to land a job.  Both these professional recruiters expressed concern (and amazement) that students seem largely unaware of the very real damage a questionable online presence can do to their career aspirations – cue 10 enthralling minutes of horror stories of offers lost and hearts broken.  Facebook photos, twitter comments, blogs and linked-in profiles are so easily searchable these days, and yes, employers really do do that kind of research on prospective employees.  The message to students?  Take responsibility for maintaining a professional online image: keep your status updates and twitter posts clean and for heaven’s sake get rid of those “interesting” photos from that hilaaaarious night out in the Student’s Union last year.”

For-warned is for-armed. Possibly more relevant if you are applying for the corporate world. Academia would not stoop that low, surely?