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King's Experience Awards

A Beautiful Mind: Art, Science and Mental Health

A Beautiful Mind is a series of seminars delivered by leading professionals and researchers who explore issues in mental health in radically different contexts.

2019 speakers have been announced, see below!

KE A Beautiful Mind lecture series web image

Register your interest for the Spring 2020 session

Go to King's CareerConnect

  • Login in with your K Number.
  • Scroll down to 'Forms and Information', select your King's Experience Award application form.   

 

What do I need to do to get this Award?

There are three main elements to completing this Award:

  1. This Award module will take place between January to March 2019. You will need to attend the lectures to gain an understanding of the topics covered. You can also complete the whole module on KEATS if you cannot make it to the lectures.
  2. Critically reflect on the topics covered during lectures.
  3. Complete an assessment based on one of the topics you studied.

What will I get out of it?

Successful participation on this Award will enable you: 

  • To review, synthesise and integrate information from different disciplines
  • To approach new theories and perspectives with curiosity and an inquiring attitude
  • To engage in creative practice (such as creating pieces of art, studio time or dance rehearsal)
  • To become more conscious of the value of interdisciplinary study in enhancing your educational experience at King’s 
Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students (undergraduate, postgraduate or staff) will be able to:

  1. Gain insights into the links between mental illness and disciplines within the arts and sciences and develop knowledge in this area of study.
  2. Gain insight into study approaches from across a range of disciplines and perspectives, as part of the module’s emphasis on interdisciplinarity.
  3. Apply knowledge and understanding gained in the module to underpin creative, academic or reflective work.
  4. Communicate the results of your studies in structured and coherent ways.
  5. Use the learning undertaken to contribute to their own personal and professional development.
Assessment

The purpose of the assessment is to demonstrate how well you can explore the connections between Mental Health and the disciplines studied in the lectures.

Your assessment should meet all the Learning Outcomes (above). Assessment submissions come in a variety of formats. Some students submit written assignments (~1,500 - 2,500 words). Examples include:

- Reflective essay

- Research paper

- Fiction: poetry, prose, plays

- Life writing

Other students prefer to submit an artefact along with a short report (~500- 1,000 words). Examples include:

- A painting

- Sculpture

- Photography portfolio

- Dance piece

- Digital media: website, app, blog

Your report could be a collection of note that you made during the creation of your artefact. Alternatively, your report could be an evaluation of your experience creating your artefact. You might want to include details of interesting points that you learnt during the lectures.

If you have any other creative ideas on how to complete your assignment, please do contact the King’s Experience team to discuss whether it is admissible.

Whatever form your submission takes, you will need to demonstrate attainment of the Learning Outcomes for the Award.

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