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 firstname.lastname@example.org and/or telephone 020 7848 2664. Jasmine will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
Mind has identified that students are at high risk of developing mental health problems,
and have developed an app that aims to improve the wellbeing and resilience of students.
They are launching a beta version of the app at the beginning of the 2015 / 2016 academic
year in two pilot universities: Bournemouth and King’s College London. Mind’s Research
and Evaluation team are conducting research to understand users’ experience of the app
and its impact on their mental health.
They are looking to recruit 4 student researchers (2 from each university) with experience of mental health problems, either personally or through a close relative or friend, to join the research team.
More information about the role can be found below. Click on each image to enlarge.
Good and bad science in the media is something that bugs many who work in this field. Sense About Science is an organisation which facilitates better understanding of science. However, they require the help of scientists, journalists and policy makers to do this.
Sense about Science panel
While at King’s College London, there are many ways for you to get involved in science communication such as attending a Standing up for Science media workshop, volunteering for the British Science Association or carrying out a work placement at media companies such as the BBC. Below are some top tips I have picked up from the most recent Sense about Science workshop held at the Crick Institute.
Feel open to speak up about science, regardless of your current career progression.
The academic panellists stressed the importance of getting media training if you plan on appearing before a camera as part of your scientific career. The Science Media Centre has lots of information regarding this.
Get to know your institute’s press office as they will be well equipped to publicise any scientific papers you release.
Science journalists know how to engage readers and make your science interesting. It is important to give them a chance to understand your work but do be careful with the words you use.
Many grant applications now ask about ongoing public engagement in your lab so these activities are becoming more recognised and beneficial for scientists to take part in.
Don’t forget there’s still a chance to contribute to the Student Race Equality Survey. The survey, which supports King’s participation in the Race Equality Charter Mark, aims to gather views on studying at King’s, with the objective of generating results that will not only benefit our Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff and students but the whole King’s community.
The King’s Graduate School is pleased to announce that we are offering limited funds to support postgraduate research students at King’s College London to attend conferences for the purpose of delivering an oral or poster presentation in 2013/14.
There will be four competition rounds for the 2013/14 academic year, and each round has a set deadline, as follows:
For conferences commencing within the following period
15 October 2013
22 October 2013 – 5 February 2014
15 January 2014
6 February 2014 – 5 May 2014
15 April 2014
6 May 2014 – 5 August 2014
15 July 2014
6 August 2014 – 5 November 2014
If you’re a postgraduate research student planning to present at a conference during the 2013/14 academic year, check out the our intranet webpages for further details.