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21 May, 3pm – LDC x My Mind Matters Too in conversation

LDC’s Amanda Fullalove will be speaking to One Young World Ambassador Meg Zeenat Wamithi to discuss mental health awareness and learn more about My Mind Matters Too.

About My Mind Matters Too & Meg Zeenat Wamithi

Meg Zeenat Wamithi is a revolutionary young leader. Inspired by her own difficult experience, Meg created My Mind Matters Too, an innovation hub which connects 16 – 25-year-olds with resources, services and content to help them live mentally healthier lives.


22 May, 5.30pm – Going Beyond Statistics- Impact of COVID on BAME lives

As the cases of COVID-19 continue to increase across the world, evidence has shown that within the UK, those who are more at risk and are disproportionately affected by the virus are people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. This event aims to enhance better understanding of the risks of COVID-19 amongst the BAME community, provide insights on possible solutions to reduce such risks, and from understanding risks to developing & implementing impactful policy actions


22 May, 11am – THE REMOTE EXAM: Preparing and revising for your exam 

This workshop will discuss practical aspects of revising and preparing for your upcoming remote exam. Despite changes to the way many students are being assessed this year, common revision techniques can still be applied. We’ll go through the official guidelines to give an idea of what to expect. There will also be time to trade preparation tips with other students.


04 June, 11am – Addressing the impact of Covid-19 on student progression and retention

While there has been much media focus on the impact of Covid-19 on student admissions, the potential impact on retention is just as great. This free webinar will explore the issue in-depth, and help you shape retention strategies to meet the needs of your institution. The webinar will be chaired by Paul Layzell, Principal, Royal Holloway, University of London. Our speakers include:

Jennifer Lawrence, Programme Director Academic Success, University of New England, Australia. Jennifer has been overseeing the university’s complete transition from paper to online exams by the end of 2020.

Dr Gurnham Singh, Associate Professor of Equity of Attainment, Coventry University. Dr Singh will address the key challenges that BAME students and students from underrepresented backgrounds are facing and what you can do to support them. 


11 June,10am – King’s Open Research Conference

Open Research is a paradigm shift toward reproducible and transparent research in science and research more broadly. Its aim is to deal with factors that undermine research quality, such as the publish or perish culture that underpins widespread selective reporting of findings and other questionable research practices.

This conference has invited leading researchers, funders, and initiatives to show how – with Open Research practices and initiatives — we can bolster the robustness of our research outputs and foster a positive change in research culture.


23 June, 1pm – How to Organise your Phd and Think about Publishing

How to organise your Phd and think about publishing

What to achieve in this time, how much extra do you need? How to get from PhD to first job? When should you start thinking about publishing? How to get about it?

Chair: Heidi Maurer (University of Bristol)


Ana Juncos (University of Bristol, associate editor Journal of European Integration)

Richard Whitman (University of Kent, editor Journal of Common Market Studies)

Daniel Schade (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg)

Irina Petrova (University of Kent)


08 July, 9am – Online International Doctoral Research Conference in Education

The Online International Doctoral Research Conference in Education will take place on 8th July 2020 by video conference. This will be a fully online event. The conference is aimed at postgraduate research students around the world who are working in the field of educational research and who wish to present their work to a like-minded audience of doctoral students, early career researchers (those within 2 years of their PhD defence), and academics. The conference is free to attend and free to present at. The event will be a mixture of participant presentations and involve several keynote speakers.

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