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Doctoral Researcher President Team’s Post (November 2018)

This blog post is part of a series of monthly posts detailing the activities of the DR President’s Team (President: Leah Henrickson; Vice-President: Hugh Tawell). Note: This post refers to PhD/EngD Students as Doctoral Researchers (DR) and Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs). This is because the University uses the former language, and the Union uses the latter. The […]

Expert panel discussion on reducing the impact of food waste

Written by Jamie Stone, previously a doctoral researcher here ate Lboro and now a Research Associate for the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART). This summary report details the main outcomes from a live panel discussion held at Loughborough University on 12th October 2018. The panel members were: Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, MP for […]

Doctoral Researchers represent Lboro at Diversity in Sport Conference

Written by Gabriel Knott-Fayle (@GabeKnottFayle). Five of us arrived at Loughborough University this year to begin our PhD research as part of the ‘Beyond the Binary: The critical Issue of Gender and Sport in a Changing World’ project. At the beginning of November a few of us travelled up to Glasgow to attend our first conference as […]

Doctoral Researcher President Team’s Post (October 2018)

Written by Leah Henrickson. This is the first of what will hopefully be monthly blog posts detailing the activities of the DR President’s Team (President: Leah Henrickson; Vice-President: Hugh Tawell). Note: This post refers to PhD/EngD Students as Doctoral Researchers (DR) and Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs). This is because the University uses the former language, and the […]

Taking my research to the other side of the world…

Written by Stephanie Rankin-Turner (School of Science) This summer I had the privilege to take my research to the other side of the world as part of the UK cohort in the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) summer research programme. JSPS is a funding institution which aims to facilitate international research collaboration […]

Introducing your Doctoral Researcher Vice President…

Written by Hugh Tawell. Hi Everyone, I’m Hugh Tawell and I’m the new Doctoral Researcher (DR) Vice President. I am a second-year chemistry PhD student in the school of science. My research involves drug design and synthesis to combat sleeping sickness. In my role as Vice president I look forward to working alongside the President to try […]

Introducing your Doctoral Researcher President…

Written by Leah Henrickson. My name’s Leah, and I’m the Doctoral Researcher (DR) President for the 2018-19 academic year. Vice-President Hugh and I are here to make sure that DR interests are represented across the University, and to ensure that you’re aware of all the on- and off-campus services available to you as Loughborough students. While Hugh’s […]

Co-Tutoring with the Careers Network

Written by Leah Henrickson. Teaching is a key part of many a DR experience. Demonstrating in labs, leading seminars, assisting with the occasional undergraduate lecture… And then there are those other teaching opportunities when you’re not just speaking to undergraduates – you’re speaking to your peers. I was recently a co-tutor for two of the […]

So you want to be a Sub-Warden?

Written by Leah Henrickson. So you’ve managed to land yourself a PhD offer, or you’ve been getting settled into PhD life. Now you’re looking for ways to get involved in the campus community. Where to begin? Well, you can handle social situations with strangers, you’re responsible and well-organised, and you’re looking for a challenge… Have […]

Representing Loughborough at STEM for Britain 2018

Written by Matthew Healey – Department of Chemistry, Loughborough University. The UK has a strong Science Technology Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) heritage. It is home to four of the top ten universities in the world, it has the most Nobel Laureates outside the USA, and it is second only to Germany when it comes to […]