St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award

Do you have a disruptive idea? Would you like a stage to present your idea to world leaders? Would you like to become a leader of tomorrow?

The 47th St. Gallen Symposium, taking place on 3-5 May 2017 in Switzerland, attracts some of the most influential leaders and decision makers and is organised entirely by students, making it a very unique platform for you to express your ideas. It will also give you the opportunity to network with like-minded peers, and become a member of this unique and global community. Leaders of Today who have attended the symposium in the past include Niall Ferguson, Jack Ma, Christine Lagarde, Paul Polman, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Ratan Tata, and Muhammad Yunus.

In order to win your place at the symposium, an all-expenses paid trip to Switzerland, and a chance to win a share of 20 000 CHF, you need to enter the world’s most prestigious essay competition. For your essay to be considered, it must answer this question; ‘Breaking the status quo – What’s YOUR disruptive idea?’

For a feel of what the symposium you could be attending is like, check out this video.

Interested? Make sure you attend the  KCL information session on 15 November 2016 for more information, and register here in order to apply. Make sure you read all of the eligibility criteria (please see below for more information), and instructions before you submit your essay!

The deadline to apply is the 1 February 2017 – good luck!

The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  • Born in 1987 or later*

* The event is about facilitating conversations ‘between the generations’ with young researchers alerting older policy and decision makers and change makers  of their concerns and aspirations.

Please note that the eligibility criteria are set by the organisers of the symposium and do not necessarily reflect Kings Policies.

 

REMINDER – Expenses-covered conference in Switzerland

There are only five days left to compete for an expenses-covered participation in the global conference: 46th St. Gallen Symposium, to be held 11–13 May 2016 in Switzerland.

For a quick overview, please feel free to watch a video presentation here: https://youtu.be/bcoZgLflhPU

Distinguished personalities who have already confirmed their attendance at the upcoming symposium include Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Nestlé Group, star economist Dambisa Moyo, Guler Sabanci, Sabanci Holding, Tidjan Thiam, Credit Suisse Group, and Andrew Witty, GlaxoSmithKline. Speakers attend because they want to engage with the students. The complete and regularly updated list is available at www.symposium.org/speakers.

Submission deadline for the essay competition is 1 February 2016 at www.symposium.org/apply. The authors of the 100 best contributions qualify as Leaders of Tomorrow for the St. Gallen Symposium. At the conference, the six finalists compete on the big stage (global audience, livestream, hundreds of top-decision makers and leaders watching) for a prize money of CHF 20,000.– and the prestigious St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award.

Register now at www.symposium.org/apply and hand in your essay no later than 1 February 2016.

St Gallen Symposium – Deadline 1 February 2015

The deadline for the St. Gallen Symposium’s annual essay competition (St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award) is now less than a month away.

The competition offers postgraduates an opportunity to win a cash prize and expenses-covered participation as a “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium (7-8 May 2015), a great opportunity for your CV.

This year’s essay theme is “Proudly Small” focusing on the importance of smaller units in politics, the economy and the society. Highlights, if you qualify include:

  • Free participation as a “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium
  • Meet 600 distinguished ‘Leaders of Today’: entrepreneurs, top managers, politicians and scientists from more than 60 nations
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • Expenses covered (flight, board and lodging)
  • Chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, endowed with €20,000, including a speech in front of the assembled plenum.

Please note that because the Swiss students who organise the St. Gallen Symposium are seeking to develop a dialogue between young people and older people in positions of influence they have decided it should be open to all graduate and postgraduate students born in 1985 or later.

If you have any questions about this scheme please contact:

Leaders of Tomorrow Team – award@symposium.org

Competition details and application procedure can be found here.

St Gallen Symposium Presentation – 27 October 2014

The St. Gallen Symposium has launched it’s annual essay competition (St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award). This offers postgraduates an opportunity to win a cash prize and expenses-covered participation as a “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium (7-8 May 2015), a great opportunity for your CV.

This year’s essay theme is “Proudly Small” focusing on the importance of smaller units in politics, the economy and the society. Highlights, if you qualify include:

  • Free participation as a “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium
  • Meet 600 distinguished ‘Leaders of Today’: entrepreneurs, top managers, politicians and scientists from more than 60 nations
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • Expenses covered (flight, board and lodging)
  • Chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, endowed with €20,000, including a speech in front of the assembled plenum.

Please note that because the Swiss students who organise the St. Gallen Symposium are seeking to develop a dialogue between young people and older people in positions of influence they have decided it should be open to all graduate and postgraduate students born in 1985 or later.

For details on how to apply for the competition, please come along to a presentation at King’s from one of the organising students on 27 October 2014 at 18.00, Room 1.68 Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus.

If you have any questions about this scheme please contact:

Leaders of Tomorrow Team – award@symposium.org

Competition details and application procedure can be found here.

Women in Science Symposium

As part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations, Murray Edwards is holding a ‘Women in Science’ symposium on Friday 26th September 2014. This research-based event will focus on three key areas around women in STEM subjects; female participation in STEM in schools, the Undergraduate experience of women in STEM and the value of STEM in the labour market.

This symposium will feature keynote speakers, including Professor Dame Athene Donald, Lord Browne and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, and panel discussions to provide a unique platform for researchers and key stakeholders to engage with the academic debate around this issue and to identify key research areas, as well as taking discussion forward on what can be done in practice. In each case, the research findings will be complemented by views from practitioners (e.g. teachers and students) on their experience and their practical approaches to how we make a difference.

Find out more and book tickets here.