Dedicated writing-up space for final year doctoral students

Are you currently writing-up your doctoral thesis full-time and in need of a dedicated desk space?

If so, you may be eligible to apply for a desk in the new ‘Doctoral Thesis Writing-Up’ room within the Maughan Library.

Successful students will be offered their own desk and locker within a designated quiet room for a period of 3 months.

To be eligible, you must be a registered doctoral student at King’s College London who either:

  • Has registered for writing-up status
  • Or, has submitted an RD1 examination entry form to the research degrees examinations office which has been approved (you must provide proof of approval)
  • Or, is currently undergoing corrections for thesis resubmission following examination (you must provide an examination report as proof)

The expectation is that you will be continuously writing-up your doctoral thesis and will use the space at least 3-4 days a week.

To apply you will need to complete an online application form and request a supporting statement from your supervisor. Four competitions will run during the year and the deadline for the next round is 15th April 2017. For full details, please visit: https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/student/grad-school/pgr/support/wupspace.aspx.

This scheme will run as a pilot during the year 2017 and is subject to review over the summer. If successful, there may be an opportunity to roll this out wider across the campuses. Space is limited and allocation will be offered on a needs basis.

 

Doctoral Thesis Writing-up Space

As a result of feedback received from King’s postgraduate researchers about available desk space for writing-up, the university are offering doctoral students the chance to apply for a dedicated desk space for a limited period in a reserved area of the Maughan Library.

Successful students will be offered their own desk and locker within a designated quiet space for a period of 3 months.

To be eligible, you must be a registered doctoral student at King’s who either:

  • Has registered for writing-up status
  • Has submitted an RD1 examination entry form to the research degrees examinations office which has been approved (you must provide proof of approval)
  • Or, is currently undergoing corrections for thesis resubmission following examination (you must provide an examination report as proof)

The expectation is that you will be continuously writing-up your doctoral thesis and will use the space at least 3-4 days a week.

To apply you will need to complete an online application form and request a supporting statement from your supervisor. Four competitions will run over the year and the deadline for the first round is 15th February 2017. For full details, please click here.

Please note that this scheme will be run as a pilot during the year 2017, and is subject to review over the summer. Space is limited and allocation will be offered on a needs basis.

 

Your views on the Bush House programme

The Bush House programme team wants to hear the views of postgraduate research (PGR) students to feed into the Bush House - Image credit Nick Wood (21)design and space planning process for departmental spaces in Bush House.  There will be a focus group on Wednesday 24th February, 11.00 – 13.00, in Bush House on the pilot floor (third floor ); this follows a PGR workshop held late last year before the pilot floor opened.

If you’d like to take part and have your say on the quality of the spaces and whether they support your work, let the team know directly by emailing bushhouse@kcl.ac.uk.

PGR Student views on workspace at the Strand

Are you happy with your existing workspace and facilities?
Would you like the chance to input on the development of space at the Strand Campus?

A focus group to explore research students’ requirements will offer you the opportunity to voice your opinion on current arrangements.

Tuesday 24th November 2015
16:15 – 17:45
S3.41, 3rd floor, Strand Building  

The aim of this exploratory session is to understand your needs, to hear your feedback on the degree to which existing space and facilities meet those requirements, and to gather your views on how these could be improved in the future.

If you would like to take part please contact Jasmine Crocker at jasmine.crocker@kcl.ac.uk and/or telephone 020 7848 2664. Jasmine will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.

 

Graduate Lounges

Graduate lounges managed by the Graduate School are available to postgraduate students at King’s across the College. These lounges are social spaces and are reserved for use by postgraduate students only.

They have comfy seating areas, chairs and tables more suitable for work, PCs, and lockers (at Waterloo). For security purposes all lounges have swipe card access.

Lounge locations

  • Waterloo Campus: The lounge on the Waterloo site is in the Franklin-Wilkins building, on the first floor next to the canteen. It opened on 4 December 2007 and was refurbished in the early autumn of 2013.  
  • Guy’s Campus: The newly refurbished Guy’s campus graduate lounge is located on the ground floor of the Hodgkin’s Building.
  • Denmark Hill Campus: The Graduate Lounge at Denmark Hill was previously situated in the Addiction Sciences Building at the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) however, as of October 2012, this has been replaced with a brand new Graduate Lounge which can be found in the main IoP building on De Crespigny Park.

There are also Graduate Study zones in the Maughan, New Hunts House and Franklin-Wilkins Libraries.

For more information about postgraduate study and social spaces across the College please see our intranet page.