Scientists & Co. are recruiting volunteers!

Scientists & Co. will be running two sessions of the ‘Shadow a Scientist’ (SAS) programme in July-August 2017.

Aim of the Programme 

Our goal is to increase the social mobility of highly motivated 16-18 year old pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme involves a 2-day shadowing experience with researchers at King’s and taster sessions/ skills-based workshops. We aim to boost the pupils’ confidence in breaking cultural barriers and inspire them to pursue STEM subjects at university.

Who are we looking for?

  • Enthusiastic shadow volunteers (PhD students/postdocs working in science, technology, mathematics and engineering), who are willing to be shadowed on 25th July, 26th July, 1st Aug and/or 2nd Aug 2017. Each volunteer will be assigned 2-3 pupils for 5 hours each day. You will be expected to carry on with your normal schedule but with our enthusiastic 16 years olds by your side!
  • Volunteers to help with the CV/Personal Statement Clinic on the 27th July and 3rd Aug 2017 at Guy’s campus. Each volunteer will be required to read and provide inputs on a short CV/Personal statement (~150 words) of 2-3 pupils.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications: 17th Feb 2017 (All volunteers selected for the programme will be notified on 20th Feb)
  • DSB Check/ Induction: 23rd Feb 14:00 – 15:30 or 1st March 14:00 – 15:30 at Guy’s Campus. Compulsory for all (and only) shadow volunteers.

What do volunteers gain?

This is a fantastic opportunity to help deserving pupils while honing your science communication and engagement skills. Your efforts will go a long way in increasing their chances of getting into university!

If you are interested in volunteering please click here to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at support@scientistsandco.org.

To view details of the previous sessions and volunteers’ testimonial, please click here and to read pupils’ testimonials click here.

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Science Without Borders – Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for some volunteer experience? Keen to share your love of science? Want to inspire young minds?

Scientists & Co. are recruiting volunteers for their Science Without Borders programme to speak at some host schools in the U.K. The programme aims to give children a glimpse into the world of science, and the life of a scientist.

Think you’re up for the task? Why not express your interest by completing a volunteer application form? Spaces are still currently available for you to speak to students about your cutting-edge research at one of the following schools:

Dates Schools
11-Jan Glenmoor & Winton Academies, Bournemouth
25-Jan Midhurst Rother College, Midhurst (near Haslemere)
29-Mar Sheffield Park Academy

As a volunteer, you will be paid for travel expenses and delivery materials.

If you have any queries, please email support@scientistsandco.org.

Scientists & Co. are recruiting volunteers!

Scientists & Co., a non-profit organisation, are running the Shadow a Scientist programme for a second time after a successful pilot this July.

Aim of the Programme  

The aim is to increase the social mobility of highly motivated 16-18 year old pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. It involves a 2-day shadowing experience with researchers at King’s and taster sessions/workshops delivered in collaboration with KCLSU and the King’s Widening Participation department. We aim to boost the pupils’ confidence in breaking cultural barriers and inspire them to pursue STEM subjects.

To view details of the July session and volunteers’ testimonials, please click here, and to read pupils’ testimonials, click here.

Who are we looking for?

  • 20 enthusiastic volunteers (ideally PhD students/postdocs working in science, technology, mathematics and engineering) who are willing to be shadowed on the 25th-26th October 2016. Each volunteer will be assigned two pupils for 5 hours each day. You will be expected to carry on with your normal schedule but with two enthusiastic 16 year olds by your side!
  • 10 volunteers to help with the CV/Personal Statement Clinic on the 27th October 2016 at Guy’s campus. Each volunteer will be required to read and provide input on short CV/Personal statements (~150 words) for 2-3 pupils.

Please note: All volunteers will be required to attend the ‘Meet & Greet’ session on 24th October where lunch will be provided. They will also need to go through a DBS check and a very short (~45 mins) safeguarding training course in the first week of October.

What do volunteers gain?

This is a fantastic opportunity to help deserving pupils while honing your science communication and engagement skills. Your efforts will go a long way in increasing their chances of getting into university!

If you are interested in volunteering please click here to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at support@scientistsandco.org.

APPLICATION DEADLINE 25th SEPTEMBER 2016

King’s Think Tank Recruits for 2016-17!

If you are looking for career development opportunity or aspiring for a career in policy, diplomacy, marketing or journalism within a health sciences framework, please read on.

The Global Health Policy Centre at King’s Think Tank is looking for students to help reshape the global healthcare policy and promote health equity. They have the following voluntary positions to offer:

  • Policy Centre Editor : If you are good at writing and brainstorming, and have great ideas to bring onboard, you should consider applying for this post.
  • Policy Centre Researcher : If you are a stickler for details, a hardcore evidence-based researcher with exceptional writing skills and exciting ideas, you’d make a great researcher.
  • Policy Centre Liaison : If you enjoy talking to people, are well-organised and a fantastic event manager, this is just the role for you.

For a full job description and to apply please visit: www.kingsthinktank.com/#!recruitment-2016-17/umls4

Deadline for applications are Monday 5th September, 2016. Should you have any questions, please email president@kingsthinktank.org

Could you be a Volunteer Student Residence Warden?

This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your career experience by providing pastoral care for students while gaining team management experience, with accommodation fully paid for.

Who can apply?

  • Any post graduate student enrolled for the full academic year of 2015/2016 at King’s.
  • Any King’s academic/non-academic full time staff.

What does it involve?

In this volunteer role within Student Residences, Wardens and Assistant Wardens provide an on-call point of contact for the pastoral care and welfare needs of students living in residences, linking into the university’s Student Services. Supervising/assisting 5-10 Residence Life Assistants is also a key part of the role.

While fulfilling their normal university roles or post-graduate study, Wardens are on call for ad-hoc emergency assistance to students, working along with the Student Residences Management Team.

Wardens must be interested in students, empathetic with the kinds of stresses that students may face, approachable, non-judgemental and able to respect confidences.

What are the benefits?

Wardens and assistant wardens will be required to live at an allocated Residence and will receive shared accommodation with no rent, utility, and Council Tax or internet bills.

Wardens/assistant wardens are given full training including:

  • Introduction to the range of student support services provided by King’s: personal tutors, Counselling, Student Centre, and Student Union, and how/when to interact with them
  • Health and safety information, including fire marshal and first aid training
  • Mental health awareness and first aid
  • An introduction to basic counselling skills

How to apply?

If you would like to apply for this role please email an up to date CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be considered for the role and why you think you will be a suitable candidate. Please use this reference: ‘VOL/RES/000/15-ED’ in all correspondence regarding this post.

Applicants are to send this via email to the Student Residences Operations Assistant rosanne.hunt@kcl.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 7th June 2015. If you are successful you will be informed of interview dates and times that will commence in June/July 2015 at one of the King’s campuses.