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Doctoral College

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

The ‘Academic Event of the Year’ goes to…

On the 18th May 2017, some of the Graduate School Team attended a fantastic event held at the Loughborough Students Union, the ‘Loughborough Academic Awards’! Hosted by Lewis Wood, the Executive Officer for Education 2016-17, the LAAs provided a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the academic work of a vast range of dedicated students and staff from across the […]

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Internship

Written by Paul Brack. From October 2016-January 2017, I spent three months as an intern at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST); Parliament’s ‘in-house source of independent, balanced and accessible analysis of public policy issues related to science and technology’. POST has a permanent team of ~10 advisors who are divided into 4 […]

First Energy Research Accelerator Event!

Written by Jane Spencer. On 16th & 17th May 2017 the first cohort of Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) Doctoral Researchers came together for the first time to train, collaborate and socialise! ERA is a collaboration between 6 Midlands Universities (Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick)  and the British Geological Survey (BGS). The purpose is to provide […]

Are you up to date with referencing software at Loughborough?

Written by Nathan Rush, Academic Librarian (Social Science and Psychology) Referencing software is a great way for researchers to collect and manage their references. With a wide range of products available the Library and IT Services constantly review which package is purchased and supported across the University. A recent review recommended that the University change its site-wide […]

What is LSU doing for you?

Written by George Hones, LSU Postgraduate Executive Officer. In September of last year, Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) welcomed their first ever full time Postgraduate Sabbatical Officer – me!  The creation of this new role was part of LSU’s renewed drive to ensure that the postgraduate population is well represented and catered for. Last term I worked hard […]

An exciting year ahead for the Graduate School!

Written by Professor Andrew Dainty, Director of the Graduate School. Happy New Year to all of our PGR students! I hope that you all return to your doctoral studies having had a restful festive season and are feeling refreshed for the year ahead. 2017 promises to be an exciting one for the Graduate School as […]

Calling all Loughborough PGRs: What makes a successful research community?

Written by Laurence Coles, PGR Vice President.  Over the next few months we’re going to be working closely with all of you through short workshops held within each School/Department, in order to help us understand our Research Culture across the campus! You may be wondering what this means…? Well promoting local interaction within communities is […]

Grant proposals through the looking glass!

Written by Dr Kathryn North, Head of Researcher Development I rather enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek look at a putting together an unsuccessful research grant proposal which featured on Research Professionals’ funding insight –  some useful, if inverse, tips about what not to do! If you set up a Research Professional account, you can access a wealth […]

Introducing George Hones, the LSU Postgraduate Executive Officer!…

With the introduction of a Postgraduate Executive Officer, LSU is hoping to make serious strides in how they can cater for the PG population of Loughborough. George Hones’ new role will ensure the voices and views of our PG population are heard in what the Union offers and advertises to our PG community. LSU is incredibly […]

Introducing Laurence Coles, the PGR Vice President!…

The PGR Vice President, Laurence Coles, is highly driven and determined to make a positive contribution towards the doctoral experience of both current and future PGRs at Loughborough University. This will involve taking the lead on developing and supporting the PGR Representation Systems within each School and Department. The aim being to ensure that the doctoral experience […]