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Understanding and Responding to our Doctoral Researchers during the Pandemic

The current pandemic has had an impact across the University community, not least doctoral researchers, and the Doctoral College has been proactive in taking steps to support the wellbeing and ease financial and other concerns of many of our doctoral researchers. We recognise that no two doctoral programmes are the same, and no two postgraduate […]

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Looking after your back

I don’t know about you, but my back is killing me!  I’ve had lower back pain on and off for the last 5 years or so.  A couple of years of physio and a new exercise routine, alongside focussing on my posture in my ergonomic work chair, meant that last year I was finally on […]

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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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The Doctoral Online Community is here for you!

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 […]

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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 […]

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Commencing My Fellowship at the Welsh Assembly

UKRI Parliamentary Fellowship at the National Assembly for Wales Research Service: Starting Out and Initial Impressions Article by Robert Byrne, EngD student This is the first of three blog posts reflecting on my experience during a 3-month placement within the Environment and Transport team of the National Assembly for Wales Research Service. The Research Service […]