CÚcile French French Research MPhil/PhD I joined King’s when I was awarded a studentship by the College’s Annual Fund. This has been an incredible opportunity, allowing me to undertake my PhD in the best possible conditions. Succeeding as a PhD student today is more challenging than ever and requires a lot of multi-tasking: completing the thesis on time, giving presentations, attending conferences, getting papers published and teaching. In this context, King’s funding has been immensely helpful. Thanks to the studentship, I have been able to focus on my research about Francophone literature while devoting some time to other important activities, such as organising a postgraduate conference.
I have also greatly benefitted from the thriving research culture of the French Department and its supportive atmosphere. Not to mention the great advantages offered by King’s location, at the heart of London and close to the unparalleled resources of the Senate House and the British Library.
Emma UK French Research MPhil/PhD When I decided to write a doctorate, funded by the AHRC, I was attracted to the Department of French at King's as it is very much a dynamic, up-and-coming department with a broad range of interests, which helps me avoid becoming too intellectually insular.
I was also keen to base myself in London for the general cultural and social benefits, and more specifically for the academic resources available, inter alia the British Library and the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies which provide research training, as well as organising various conferences and seminars. King's itself also provides research training, as well as running a comprehensive range of computer courses, which as a self-confessed technophobe I have found especially helpful!
The helpful people at the School of Humanities also makes funding available for research students to improve their language skills, so I have been able to brush up my Polish through evening classes at the Modern Language Centre.
I intend to pursue a career in academia, and at King's I can take advantage of opportunities to teach and to help organise a seminar which will enhance my research profile and job prospects.
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