The King's Doctoral Students' Association (KDSA) is the recognised representative body of the Postgraduate Research Student community. It is an autonomous body within the KCLSU representative structure and drives for the changes that doctoral students want to see. As a King’s doctoral student, you’re automatically part of KDSA.
Aim & Mission
KDSA is independent of King’s and works with the university to drive the changes doctoral students want.
- Uphold, extend and defend the rights of doctoral/ postgraduate research students at King’s.
- Establish a Peer Support Network for both academic and non-academic issues.
- Promote student-led activity amongst new and existing PGR communities to build professional skills, share research ideas & network.
KDSA Board for 2019-20:
Chair – Francesco Pierangeli
Vice Chair – Shaikha Almazrouei
Secretary and Treasurer – Cyrus Fan
Representative for Faculty of Arts & Humanities – Yuna Lee
Representative for King’s Business School – Valentina Chan
Representative for The Dickson Poon School of Law – Myriam Gicquello
Representative for Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences – Andrew Henning
Representative for Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy - Alexis Calvas
Representatives for Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine - Tanyel Ashik, Melissa Gargaro and Sara Nasereddin
Representative for Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience - Xhoana Lama
Representatives for Francis Crick Institute – Nikos Angelis and Lisa Dressler
GTA Representatives – Jacob Gracie-Burrow
Social Media Coordinator - Liang Ge
Event Coordinator - Claire McQuitty
Vacant Committee Positions:
Representative for Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Representative for Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care
LGBT Community Lead
Anyone interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org attachcing a 200 word letter of interest and CV.
The KDSA lead collective campaigning to bring change and improve the experience for their student community and beyond.
Some of the campaigns we have worked upon include:
- Thesis Writing Space at King's
- Lockers for PGR Students