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Timely but useful chatter from the Doctoral College - guest contributions welcome.

The future is… automated.

My Monday morning read is usually a couple of IT news sites. The emailed headlines are often full of ‘Meltdown/Spectre’ this, ‘smartphone’-that and ‘cloud’-the other. Let’s just say it’s generally an easy skim-read. This morning I was jolted slightly. The headline on ITPRO read, “PwC predicts a third of jobs could be lost to automation“. […]

Introducing Farah Bader…your Vice President!

Written by Farah Bader. Hello! I’m Farah Badar and i’m the new Doctoral Researcher Vice President (also known as PGR Vice President)! I’m a second-year PhD student at the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering. As Vice President i’m excited to work closely with […]

Introducing Mohammad Nasereddin – your President!

Written by Mohammad Nasereddin. Hi there! I’m Mohammad and i’m the new Doctoral Research President (most commonly known as the Postgraduate Research President) for the 2017-18 academic year. I’m a third-year PhD student in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University and an international student from Jordan. I’m motivated to increasing the research experience of my fellow research students across both Loughborough University […]

Today I graduated….

Written by Dr Lizzie Gadd I graduated today. Nothing unusual in that.  Except I’m 46.  And I first registered for my PhD over 14 years ago.  It was a fantastic day.  Made even more special by the time spent waiting for it to happen.  Our honorary graduate, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock gave an inspiring and enthusiastic […]

DEN Enterprise Workshop – Being a Part of the Winning Team!

Written by Youssef Hamid, CDT-Embedded Intelligence On the 19th and 20th September the Digital Catapult Centre hosted the Entrepreneurship workshop, organised by the Digital Economy Network. Two PhD students from the CDT-Embedded Intelligence, Orange Gao & Youssef Hamid took part on this experience which was a successful combination of workshops led by Prof. Philip Treleaven, UCL from […]

Innovation Insights for the Digital Workforce of Tomorrow

Written by Dr Carmen Torres-Sánchez, Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering ‘Innovation insights for the digital workforce of tomorrow‘ was the 4-day event organised by the EPSRC CDT in Embedded Intelligence in partnership with the Digital Economy Network and attended by the UK community of practice in Digital Manufacturing, Robotics, Big Data, Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things. A much-provoking Panel […]

Chemists take on the YES Competition

Written by Diana Mehta, Doctoral Researcher, School of Science The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is a competition that encourages postgraduate students to come up with a hypothetical business plan that focuses on one of three research areas: environmental, biomedical or engineering. The idea can be extravagant and broad as you wish, as long as you […]

The origins of the floppy hat…

Written by Dr Katryna Kalawsky. Last week (18th-21st July 2017) was a very special time for many – it was Loughborough University’s summer graduation period! Around 3,000 students received their degrees including many Doctorates! Huge congratulations to all! On the Friday afternoon, I had a pleasure of being part of the procession as a Civic […]

Embedded Intelligence CDT & the Digital Economy’s Summer School

Written by Chira Tochia. The Digital Economy Network’s (DEN) 2017 Summer School was hosted by the Embedded Intelligence Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT) at Loughborough University’s London Campus; the trendy, forward thinking area of Here East. The theme for this year’s Summer School was “Innovation insights for the digital workforce of tomorrow” and held over […]

Engaging Research: Developing productive partnerships with end-users

Written by Amelia Bulcock – Department of Geography. In March 2017 I had the opportunity to attend a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 5-day residential course focussed on engaging the public with research. I became aware of the course directly from NERC (they fund my PhD) and via fellow researchers in my office who had […]