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How to advance your doctorate during lockdown

It can be frustrating and stressful when you can’t do the things you think you need to do to advance your doctorate. Instead try and focus on the things you can do – and there are plenty of ideas around, like those in the image below. Alternatively, if you are a social researcher you might […]

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Just like you, we in the Doctoral College have had to make some pretty big adjustments to our lives over the last couple of weeks; in my case that means I now spend much of the day sharing my “office” (dining room table) with two boys under the age of 10 with attention spans even […]

Creating an A* Life

Written by Dr Andy Cope from the Art of Brilliance Most people get stuck in what I call a C+ life. In school report terms, you ‘could do better’ and, for many, life can become a bit mundane. Too many people settle for C+ in the hope that A* will happen at the weekend or […]

Porridge

Recipe provided by Fran Baldwin – Loughborough Sport Performance Nutrition Team 1 serving / £0.28 per serving / 5 minutes prep time Nutritional information per serving: 401 Kcal 69g Carbohydrate 16.5g Protein 9.2g Fat Ingredients: 50g porridge oats 300ml semi skimmed milk 20g sultanas 1 teaspoon honey Optional: Add additional fruit Directions: Add porridge oats and […]

Chicken and Bacon Risotto

Recipe provided by Fran Baldwin – Loughborough Sport Performance Nutrition Team 2 servings / £2.70 per serving / 40 minutes Nutritional information per serving: 720 Kcal 94g Carbohydrate 59g Protein 12g Fat Ingredients: 1 Tbsp oil 1 x Onion 2 x Garlic Cloves 1 x Leek 2 x Chicken Breast 4 x Bacon Rashers 200g Arborio […]

Frittata

Recipe provided by Fran Baldwin – Loughborough Sport Performance Nutrition Team 2 servings / £1.15 per serving / 40 minutes Nutritional information per serving: 328 Kcal 12.9g Carbohydrate 24.7g Protein 19.5g Fat Ingredients: 6 eggs 4 asparagus spears 1 small sweet potato 4 cherry tomates, chopped in half Splash of milk Pinch of black pepper to […]

Muesli Bites

Recipe“This tasty recipe was developed by Dr Hazel Wallace (@thefoodmedic).” provided by Fran Baldwin – Loughborough Sport Performance Nutrition Team 10 servings / 20p per serving / 20 minutes cook time Nutritional information per cookie: 179 Kcal 31g Carbohydrate 4g Protein 4g Fat Ingredients: 100g Oats 180g Oat Flour (Blitz Oats in Food Processor) 175g […]

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January Bootcamp by Writing Gym

Written by Chloe Blackwell, PhD researcher, Social and Policy Studies This January, I attended the Lboro Writing Gym’s second writing bootcamp. The bootcamp spanned across three days (9:30-15:30), with 3 writing sessions in the morning and 2 writing sessions in the afternoon. After the morning writing sessions and lunch, bootcamp attendees went for a walk […]

Safe Journey to the Transportation Research Board

Written by Nicolette Formosa – Doctoral Researcher The world is on the move, and so is a team of researchers from Loughborough University. Our transportation networks connects us to one another, not only physically, but also through initiatives to improve the transport experience. One such initiative is the Transportation Research Board (TRB), a program which […]

Consultation Results on the idea of ‘Sustainable Theses’

Written by Prof Elizabeth Peel (APVC Doctoral College) The Doctoral College Strategy talks about the 3 Vs – Vitality, Visibility and Value. In line with valuing everyone involved with our doctoral research students we ran a short consultative survey November to December 2019 to gauge opinion about potentially moving towards electronic thesis submission at the University. […]