LISS DTP Monthly Newsletters

June 2022


  1. Important Update on Research and Event Funding Applications
  2. New LISS DTP Director Announcement
  3. Summer Social – Thank you to all who attended
  4. Induction Social Event – Save the Date!
  5. New External Internship Opportunities
  6. Supervision and Support Survey
  7. New Training Events on Website
  8. LISS DTP Student News   
  9. LISS DTP Staff Team



We are delighted to invite everyone to the LISS DTP Summer Social!

Thursday 16th June from 4:30pm

Admire some of the best views that London has to offer from the plush deck of the ‘Pride of London’ as it cruises down the Thames and get a chance to socialise with your fellow LISS DTP students.

There will be a prosecco and soft drink reception on arrival and light sharing platters will be provided. There will also be a cash bar where you can purchase drinks throughout the night.

Only a few spaces are left so act quickly! Please register through the Eventbrite link:

LISS DTP Summer Social: Luxury Thames Cruise Tickets, Thu 16 Jun 2022 at 16:30 | Eventbrite

LISS DTP Summer Social: Luxury Thames Cruise

All LISS funded students, supervisors, and pathway leads are welcome.



Further to our note in the Student Forum in May, we would like to make some changes to the deadlines for reviewing student funding applications. Many of the LISS DTP Team would like to take a well-deserved break in July and so we are bringing forward the deadline for submitting funding applications to June 19th (from 4th July). This will allow us to review applications and confirm outcomes for you before we take a break. 

All funding applications to support research-related activity and events need to be submitted by 19th June 2022.  

On the Research and Events Funding page of the LISS DTP website, you will find details of how to apply for: 

We strongly encourage applications from our funded students to host events and activities on campus; these might be workshops, seminars, reading groups or other activities. To this end, we welcome applications to the Student-Led Activities Fund (see link above) to support student-led events. There is also funding available through LISS DTP pathways for these kind of events, with further information available from the following page of the LISS DTP website: 

On the Funded Extension Schemes page of the LISS DTP website, you will find details of how to apply for (with a 19th June application deadline too): 



The Political Studies Association (PSA) has now launched this new initiative to support black and minority ethnic scholars currently undertaking PhD study in politics and international relations:  

The PSA is looking to award three Diverse Voices Scholarships in 2022 to students who meet both the following criteria:  

  • A PhD student (in their second or final year) affiliated to a UK Higher Education Institution; and, 
  • Those self-identified as Black British, Asian British, or minority ethnic UK permanent residents.   

 The Diverse Voices Scholars will benefit, for one year, from:  

  • Free PSA Membership  
  • All expenses covered attendance at the PSA’s Annual Conference (PSA23)  
  • Networking opportunities during the PSA events and with PSA Executive Committee members  
  • Mentoring (especially on academic publishing)  
  • Up to £500 pounds to cover research-related expenses.  

 The application deadline is 17 June 2022 and more information about the initiative and how to apply can be found via the weblink below.  




Students with an end of funding date between 01/10/2022 – 31/03/2023:  

As you know, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Guidance ( strongly advises all funded students to discuss with their supervisor(s) how to adjust their research project in order to complete a doctoral-level qualification within the funded period. However, if after a thorough review of your current progress and research plans with your supervisors, you have concluded that you still require additional time to complete your research to doctoral level standard, you may be entitled to an extension of your funding period. Note: this is scheme is to ensure students can submit doctoral level work, not to provide additional time to improve the quality.    

Who is eligible?    

All UKRI funded students whose research has been impacted by COVID-19 and who are unable to mitigate the impact or adjust their projects to complete on time.   

In exceptional circumstances further requests from students who had an earlier request turned down or who have already received an extension under Phase 1 or Phase 2.     

The COVID-19 funded extension scheme is specifically designed to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on your ability to complete your primary research to a doctoral level standard. If you contract COVID-19 or the pandemic has indirectly affected your health, you will need to apply for a period of sick leave rather than a COVID-19 extension. See our website for more information.   


How to apply: Visit  

LISS DTP STUDENT – complete the online application form by 17:00 on 10 June 2022.    

LISS DTP STUDENT – submit a revised plan (one-sided page) for completing your thesis to by 17:00 on 10 June 2022.   

SUPERVISOR – complete the Supervisor Statement form and return it to your PhD supervisee in time for them to submit their application before 17:00 on 10 June 2022.    



Applicants are invited to participate in the first ACCESS Summer School, with a focus on learning to communicate research beyond academia. This will take place 14 – 16 September 2022 at Cumberland Lodge, Berkshire, UK.  

Attendance is open to PhD Researchers (at least 24 months in, full-time equivalent) and Early Career Researchers (up to 24 months post-PhD, full-time equivalent) who are working in any area of environmental social science. Applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds are welcome and a limited number of funded place are on offer to support those with limited financial means to attend.  

Application deadline 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 14th June 2022. Full details attached and the application form is available here: 

Advert – ACCESS Summer School 2022.pdf



Jenny Cheshire Lecture 2022: Miriam Meyerhoff On Aesthetics and Language Variation

10th June @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Professor Miriam Meyerhoff is Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University. She has made key research contributions in the fields of sociolinguistic variation, language and dialect contact, Creole linguistics, language and gender, linguistic theory, and the symbolic construction of social identity through language.

The event will be in-person, followed by a reception. It will not be live-streamed but will be recorded. Attendance is free but please register via Eventbrite.

Workshop: Everything you wanted to know about the Economics job market but were afraid to ask.

4th July @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

The Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance is delighted to offer a workshop aimed at economics PhD students preparing for “the job market”. The workshop will consist of an afternoon of panel discussions and Q&A sessions. Various myths and misunderstandings surround the job market, making the process more stressful and complicated than it needs to be. We hope to dispel those myths by starting a friendly discussion between (and among) students, academics, and private-sector recruiters.

This event (at KBS’s Bush House on July 4th) is open to all Economics PhD students at UK departments (not only macro and not only at King’s College London) and will be run in person. We encourage students at any stage of their PhD to sign up. Please note, however, in the case of capacity constraints, priority will be given to students intending to go on the market in 2022/23.

If you wish to attend, please register here and kindly complete this form.

Any questions? Please email

Upcoming Events › Training Events › – LISS DTP (  


7.  LISS DTP STUDENT NEWS    LISD DTP students have been very active in this first part of 2022 – delivering presentations, writing publications, receiving awards.  Keep up-to-date on what all LISS DTP students are up to on the ‘LISS DTP Student News’ page of the LISS DTP website.    Marina Kousta won a ‘Teaching Excellence Award’ for early career Graduate Teaching Assistants from KCL’s School of Global Affairs department.   Elisa Genovisi’s paper “Stakeholder Experiences, Attitudes and Perspectives on Inclusive Education for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa: a Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies” was accepted for publication in the journal Autism. She also won the British Federation of Women Graduates Ida Smedley Maclean Fellowship Award (awarded by Graduate Women International) for the intervention development phase of her PhD research.   Mia Hadfield-Spoor’s paper “Food Insecurity Among Disabled Adults” was published in The European Journal of Public Health.

 ————————————————————————————————————————————8.  LISS DTP STAFF TEAM

There has been lots of changes in the LISS DTP Staff Team of late and so you will see some new names in our replies from the LISS DTP Inbox! We are pleased to welcome: 

Yi (Alice) Xiang – LISS DTP Officer, Yi will be looking after the DTP’s Training Programme 

Sarah Kiernan – LISS DTP Communications and Engagement Coordinator, Sarah will be looking after the website, social media and organising forums, events and supporting the team 

You can see all our team members and our remits: 


This newsletter is available on the LISS DTP website at: LISS DTP Monthly Newsletter – LISS-DTP  

Items for next newsletter: The LISS DTP team want to do more to help students disseminate information about events/activities they want to share with the rest of the cohort. If you have any items – Information and/or good news – to be included in our monthly newsletter, please send them to for the attention of Sarah Kiernan by the last day of the month to be included in the next newsletter. Be sure to include all details and we’ll include it in our next monthly circular! Newsletters will be sent in the first full working week of every month!