Doctoral College

Posts by Dr Katryna Kalawsky

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 […]

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 […]

Royal Society of Chemistry’s Research Poster Twitter Competition!

On Tuesday 6th March until Wednesday 7th March (9am-9am), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ran its annual online conference poster competition; an exciting event held entirely on Twitter to enable members of the scientific community to come together electronically to share their research, network and participate in scientific debate. This far-reaching competition was open […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social Science Research Conference 2017

Written by Cuomu Zhaxi. Image by Elizabeth Peel. On 12 June 2017, the Department of Social Sciences had its 12th Annual Social Sciences Research (SSR) Conference. A great selection of papers showcased some of the excellent PhD projects carried out by postgraduate research students from the Department of Social Sciences. These researchers have taken on […]