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Launch of CMCI-Kings.org

Professor Jeanette Steemers

It’s an absolute pleasure to see the launch of the CMCI-Kings.org website today.

The launch represents the culmination of efforts by CMCI staff and students together to provide an accessible and up-to-the-minute resource about what is happening in the Department, which contributes to our community.

It is very definitely a collaborative effort and I’d like to offer special thanks to our wonderful PhD students, Elena (Terranova), Taylor (Annabell) and Rebecca (Young)  for bringing the project to fruition this month,  and to Dr Christine Singer for designing the pilot back in the summer of 2018.

So why do we need our own electronic presence? After all, we have the College but that doesn’t have much space to highlight the full range of our research and activities as and when they happen.

If you want to write about your research or simply an issue you think deserves greater attention, then don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team at cmci-microsite@kcl.ac.uk.   If you’d like to review an event, King’s or external, or a publication then get in touch.  If you would like to publish an opinion piece or a set of reflections or an interview, then we’d like to hear from you.  Posts inspired by conferences or reading groups you are organising or are attending, or creative projects you are involved with, are especially welcome.

You don’t have to write very much – 500 to 1000 words, and we might approach you to commission a piece.  Because a key aim is that we get to know more about what is happening within the department so that we can stimulate face to face encounters, which might help us with new collaborations or new insights.

The website is designed to highlight CMCI  research, impact and thinking from both research students and staff.  It’s also the place that brings together our other online activities including the  CMCI news blog, Twitter feed and Facebook pages.  We hope to publicise four posts a month in this pilot phase, and the website team are working on a social media strategy and a monthly newsletter which will bring stories by email to students and staff.  This is where we need your help, so please publicise the site within the Department, the College and externally and encourage people to sign up to our newsletter by emailing us at cmci-microsite@kcl.ac.uk.

We hope you enjoy our first stories and if you have any ideas about the website or want to contribute, please get in touch.