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

Coming soon…Doctoral Wellbeing Fortnight 2021!

Written by Dr Katryna Kalawsky It’s currently my first week back at work after the festive period and although things are still very challenging for many of us (to put it mildly) because of Covid-19 and the latest lockdown, I thought I’d take some time out to write a short blog post about something that […]

Reflecting on ‘A Day in the Life of a Doctoral Researcher’ 2020

Written by Dr Katryna Kalawsky It’s just over a month ago since I facilitated the Doctoral College’s annual ‘A Day in the Life of a Doctoral Researcher’ and usually after any event or workshop that i’ve organised, I like to take a step back and reflect so I can feed-forward onto the next. But rather […]

Introducing your Lead Representatives!

Written by Nathan Richie (Doctoral Researcher Co-President) Unlike in previous academic years, our representatives may not be as physically visible around campus. Many are working remotely, but still helping and representing their community from afar. In response to this challenge, the Presidential Team want to make our Lead Representatives as visible online as possible. One […]

Reflecting on the Loughborough 2020 PhD Awards!

Written by Thomas Baker and Rieman Rudra Hello everyone! Your ex-Presidential Team of 2019-2020 here! We celebrated the PhD Awards in August so it is high time we did full justice to all the wonderful individuals and teams who were nominated for them! We had 146 individuals or groups of individuals who were nominated which […]

Introducing your LSU Doctoral Researcher Co-Presidents (2020-21)

Written by Callie Merrick and Nathan Ritchie Callie Merrick: Hello! I am Callie Merrick and I am one half of the LSU Doctoral Researcher Presidents Team for the coming academic year. Myself and Nathan Ritchie will be leading and representing the doctoral community, with almost fifteen years of experience between us. We hope to be […]

Equal Finances and Support for Doctoral Researchers

Dear all, It is important that everyone feels informed about the University’s response to research disruption following the COVID-19 lockdown, and the ongoing tumultuous return to a new normal. Your Presidential Team & Representatives have taken on your concerns and are working together with the Doctoral College to ensure information is as clear and straightforward […]

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Doctoral placements are a thing!

Written by Naomi Howard – Doctoral Researcher (School of Science – Chemistry) It may come as a surprise to some that doctoral researchers can go on industrial placements. It certainly wasn’t something I was aware of. In this blog post, I talk about my career journey to date, how the placement I undertook from January […]

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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 […]