Queen Mary University of London’s Graduate Festival

QMUL logoQueen Mary University of London’s PhD Grad Fest steering committee are organising an exciting range of cross-disciplinary events as part of our Graduate Festival next week from Monday 8th – Friday 12th June. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to doctoral researchers at King’s College London to the events listed below.

Click on each event to find out more and then register on eventbrite for whatever takes your fancy. All the events are being held at QMUL’s Mile End Campus. We look forward to seeing you there!

Grad Fest Launch
Monday 8th June 5-6.30pm, Bancroft Building Foyer
Exhibition of ‘Research Through a Lens’ Photography Competition shortlisted photographs.
Please register here.

Film Screening of ‘Here is Always Somewhere Else‘
Monday 8th June, 7-9pm, Arts 1 Lecture Theatre.
Screening of documentary by Dutch filmmaker Rene Daalder.
Please register here.

Performing Urban Archives
Wed 10th June 10-6.30pm Arts Two: Film & Drama Studio
An interdisciplinary exploration of the city-as-archive in order to open up alternative urban imaginaries.
Please register here.

The Art of Peer Review (A&H)
Wednesday 10th June 12noon-1pm, Bancroft 1.08.
Panel session sharing best practice regarding journal submissions, receiving peer reviews and being a peer reviewer.
Please register here.

Collaborative Research with Museums
Wednesday 10th June 2-4pm Engineering 207.
Gain an insight into the museum sector and learn how to do collaborative research with cultural organisations.
Please register here.

Speed-Networking for Researchers
Wednesday 10th June5-7pm, Bancroft 3.40
Meet other researchers over drinks in fun and past-paced networking session!
Please register here.

How can we save our rivers?
Thursday 11th June 9.30-5.30pm, Geography 220.
Workshop and field trip on sustainable water management.
Please register here.

Publishing a Monograph
Thursday 11th June 11-12.30pm, Bancroft 1.02.6.
Commissioning Editor from Routledge talking about how to turn your thesis into a book.
Please register here.

Interdisciplinary Research: What are the Opportunities and Challenges?
Thursday 11th June 3-6pm, Arts Two SCR.
Come and discuss the pleasures and pains of interdisciplinary research.
Please register here.

Winning Words: Making Yourself Heard
Thursday 11th June 4-6pm, Bancroft 1.13
Interactive panel discussion with five academics on writing for the wider public.
Please register here.

Fusion: Multidisciplinary Conference
Friday 12th June 9.30am-12.45pm, Bancroft 1.15
Listen to fast-paced research presentations in Pecha Kucha format.
Please register here.

Question Time Debate Hosted by the Doctoral College
Friday 3-5pm Bancroft 1.15
Panel debate with high-profile speakers on the future of higher education.
Register here.

The full #QMULGradFest programme is available here: https://qmulgradfest.wordpress.com/

If you have questions or want to get in touch, please email QMULgradfest@gmail.com

Cross-cultural skills for success: Getting to grips with British culture

Interested in signing up for our series of four, interactive, cross cultural learning and support workshops for King’s College London international, postgraduate students?

This short series of linked workshops will be of interest and benefit to international students who want to enhance their cross cultural competence and gain insights into aspects of living and studying in the UK to support their studies at King’s.

The sessions will be held on four Wednesdays 2.30pm-4.00pm starting from 12th November, at the Strand Campus.  See below for all dates.

Each session will focus on developing a different skill:

  • Session 1: 12th November – Introductions; what does culture mean to us?
  • Session 2: 19th November – Participating in academic groups
  • Session 3: 26th November – How to do social conversation?
  • Session 4: 3rd December – Seeking help and expressing disagreement

*Important note*

  • The sessions are being offered as a ‘closed’ group for around 8-15 students, who will aim attend all four sessions
  • To maximise learning outcomes and mutual support, students will NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN THE GROUP AFTER THE FIRST SESSION
  • The sessions are fully interactive, not delivered lecture-style
  • The sessions are offered as an optional, professional development training and do not lead to any kind of qualification or certification

If you are interested in registering for this cross cultural learning opportunity, please send an email to Jennifer.raper@kcl.ac.uk explaining:

  • Why this training is of interest to you
  • What you would want to get out of the training

This course is jointly run by the Student Advice Service and Counselling Service

Library Services at King’s

Library Services offers a wide range of services for graduate students at King’s. If you are new to King’s we have a ‘Discover your Libraries’ postgraduate guide, with ten steps to get you started.

We are committed to supporting you throughout the research, publication and thesis submission process and offer a comprehensive portfolio of resources and services. Visit the Library Services research support pages for further information.  Through Library Services training and workshops you can find out how to manage your research data throughout the project lifecycle, the practicalities and benefits of open access publishing as well as how (and why) you measure your citations.

Libraries are located at all the main campuses and provide information resources relevant to all the subjects taught locally. There are designated Graduate study areas at the main King’s Libraries, most of which are swipe access and all designed only for graduates. The Enquiry desk staff are available to offer guidance on all services, including help using the student computing facilities. Library resources are also available online. Further information is available here.

We offer support with finding and managing information for your dissertation or thesis. If you would like help with literature searching or using bibliographic software, see the training programme, available here and please contact the Training & Skills Team at libtraining@kcl.ac.uk with any training enquiries.

There are courses on Microsoft Word as part of the IT training programme which focus on the technical aspects of writing a thesis, with a Word template provided to support students with layout and style decisions. Advice is provided on the implications of preparing the document for submission as an ethesis, and on using EndNote or RefWorks for formatting citations and the bibliography. There is also a course on using PowerPoint to create posters, and facilities for creating A0 posters are available through student computing services.  All of these courses are bookable via Skills Forge.

Online Library Subject Guides, available here have a range of information on key library electronic and print resources for your subject.  The guides include details of how to access the Library’s ‘Plagiarism advice, citing references and using TurnitinUK module’ which is available on KEATS (the King’s e-learning and Teaching Service). Library Liaison Managers are also on hand to provide the in depth subject-specific advice and guidance required by graduate students, their contact details are listed here.