The King’s Doctoral Students’ Association (KDSA) is the recognised representative body of the Postgraduate Research (PGR) student community within KCL’s Student Union (KCLSU). As an academic association, we have representatives across all ten faculties and five campuses. All doctoral students at King’s are automatically part of KDSA.
KDSA works closely with the university to further improve the PhD journey:
If you are interested in supporting KDSA in any way contact: [email protected]
The duties entail:
Attending monthly KDSA meetings to discuss and approve motions proposed by yourselves and other members Develop wellbeing resources and organise wellbeing events which will support our research community Roughly, the duties entail:
If you're interested get in touch with [email protected]
Centre for Doctoral Studies
As well as
Delivered academic training such as public-speaking training or Scopus and Mendeley workshops. Contributed to linking PhDs with industry through co-organizing Promega events. Organized focus groups to improve Part-time PGR student experience at King’s. Circulated useful content for PGRs through our social media platforms. Created environmental awareness by promoting metal straws and reusable water bottles on KCL campuses.
Furthermore, KDSA supported events such as
Women in Science: Debate on how to fight gender inequality where female academics talk about their careers, focusing on the challenges facing women in research and how they have overcome them. Black in Academia: To raise awareness around people of colour and create a strong community of young black researchers at King's
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