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Employment Skills Workshops
5 MARCH, 2021
Currently they have a series of employment skills workshops planned for March which would be followed by an international Space Jobs Fair with 25 (and counting) companies attending.
10th March 2021: CV Writing Skills & Strategies
12th March 2021: Entrepreneurial Skills Session
19th March 2021: Interview Preparation
12TH NOVEMBER, 2020
They organised multiple large-scale events such as the talk with 'Apollo Flight Director Gerry Griffin' 12th November 2020, and Dana Andrews (4th December 2020), a former employee at Boeing and the former Chief Technology Officer at Spaceflight. These events both had more than 300 attendees each.
Skill Development Workshops in Coding and Robotics
11 OCTOBER, 2020
They also organised various skill development workshops in coding and robotics, which was to give students a chance to engage in hands on work during the pandemic (they delivered basic equipment to students and then instructed them on virtual platforms on how to conduct the work).
o In collaboration with Robotics, we held Arduino Coding sessions every Saturday, with the First Session being held on the 5th October 2020
o KCL Space held Weekly Python Sessions which enabled members to aid their problem-solving skills while building on the ability to computationally represent the solutions to said problems. The First Session was held on the 1tth October 2020.
30 JULY, 2020
The society has also organised many other smaller events such as Launch Parties (virtual) for the Perseverance Rover (30th July 2020), and the SpaceX launches. Other events they organised include the Halloween Social (31st October 2020), World Space Week Movie Marathon, Arduino workshops, and they effectively used their social media to promote relevant space events and news.
Community Outreach Programmes
20 MARCH, 2020
KCL Space also focuses on wellbeing in times of the global COVID-19 pandemic and they have organised multiple events to engage with people, network, and socialise. A few examples of the events they organised are, Star Wars Movie Nights (Every Friday Evening), Quiz nights and socials (Sponsored by the Institute of Physics and World Scientific Publishing) where they got the prizes delivered to residences of the attendees, and also provided reimbursements for food ordered during the event.
Building Model Rockets
20 FEBRUARY, 2020
They have a strong Rocketry team, which is currently helping equip students with necessary skills, while simultaneously also working on building model rockets. They launched a Sustainability in Space campaign to raise awareness about space debris, among other pollutants and sustainable use of space; and they have grown their social media platforms to more than 1500 people from all over the world, and transformed their page into a science information sharing platform to keep people at all stages of life, interested and involved with space.