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

Student Minds: The Importance of Support

Written by Andrew Rowe, PhD student, Civil and Building Engineering As a PhD student (hopefully) coming towards the end of the journey pretty soon, I have experienced a multitude of different emotions along the way – some very difficult to manage culminating in me very nearly terminating my studies twice. But I’m still here; how? […]

We did it!!

After months of training, weeks of fund raising and a few days of carb-loading, the Graduate School running team finally took to the streets of Nottingham to complete the Robin Hood half marathon. Prof Andy Dainty, Dr Kathryn North and myself, completed the 13.1 mile course in 2hrs 6mins – a great achievement. There is […]

More than a floppy hat…

During University Graduation ceremonies it’s easy to make a visual distinction between a graduating Postgraduate Researcher (PGR), a Postgraduate Taught student (aka Masters Student) and an Undergraduate just by looking at their attire…but floppy hat aside, there are a LOT of differences between PGRs and taught students than many don’t know about (unless you’re a […]

A Day in the Life of a Postgraduate Researcher

At Loughborough University we have almost 1500 postgraduate research (PGR) students based in all of our academic Schools. However, sometimes the nature of PGR is not always well understood by people supporting these students as a whole. In addition, a distinction is not always made between PGRs, undergraduates and postgraduate taught students (for example, PGRs do not […]

Please sponsor the Graduate School team running the Nottingham Half Marathon!

Three intrepid/massively enthusiastic/hopefully-not-undertrained colleagues from the Graduate School are stepping out on 25th September 2016 to take part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon, held in Nottingham. Yes, Dr Kathryn North, Dr Jill Gisby and Prof Andy Dainty thought it would be a great idea to run 21km, non-stop(-ish) in whatever mixture of weather the […]

Update on the EMUA PGR Conference!

We’re all getting very excited about the upcoming #EMUA16 #InspiringFutures conference that we’re hosting at Loughborough University on 1st September for Postgraduate Researchers! This morning the Graduate School conference organising team had a progress meeting and we’re pleased to say that everything is on track! There’s been a lot do from selecting speakers, 3MT competitors […]

“Sight Sabre” selected as winner at Summer School 2016

At this year’s annual Summer School, CDT students took part in creating ‘embedded intelligence’ related aids for the visually impaired, in partnership with Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) College Loughborough. The panel of judges, comprising of Prof Martin Goosey, Chair of CDT-EI Advisory Board, Chair of ICT and VP of Technology for EIPC, Lynda Parker, Head of Mobility […]

A Welcome from Professor Andy Dainty

Hello and welcome to the new Graduate School website! Here you will find links to all of the support available to you during your doctoral studies, booking information for Graduate School training courses, funding opportunities that you can apply for in support of your studies and access to our fantastic range of events that you […]

ReView upgrades to Graduate House training room

Attention all distance learners and part-time PGRs – Graduate House has had a lecture capture makeover. We now have one of the first hardware upgrades of the Echo360-based lecture capture system, which will shortly be upgraded further to include tracking cameras (although you do need to be wearing a particularly sturdy lanyard dongle for the […]