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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 […]

Loughborough Postgraduate Awards

On the 24th June, George Hones, LSU’s first ever Postgraduate Executive Officer, hosted LSU’s first ever Loughborough Postgraduate Awards! The evening provided a night of reflection and celebration of the outstanding achievements of the postgraduate community and the staff that have supported them over the last year. In total 14 awards were up for grabs […]

The ‘Academic Event of the Year’ goes to…

On the 18th May 2017, some of the Graduate School Team attended a fantastic event held at the Loughborough Students Union, the ‘Loughborough Academic Awards’! Hosted by Lewis Wood, the Executive Officer for Education 2016-17, the LAAs provided a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the academic work of a vast range of dedicated students and staff from across the […]

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Internship

Written by Paul Brack. From October 2016-January 2017, I spent three months as an intern at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST); Parliament’s ‘in-house source of independent, balanced and accessible analysis of public policy issues related to science and technology’. POST has a permanent team of ~10 advisors who are divided into 4 […]

First Energy Research Accelerator Event!

Written by Jane Spencer. On 16th & 17th May 2017 the first cohort of Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) Doctoral Researchers came together for the first time to train, collaborate and socialise! ERA is a collaboration between 6 Midlands Universities (Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick)  and the British Geological Survey (BGS). The purpose is to provide […]

Are you up to date with referencing software at Loughborough?

Written by Nathan Rush, Academic Librarian (Social Science and Psychology) Referencing software is a great way for researchers to collect and manage their references. With a wide range of products available the Library and IT Services constantly review which package is purchased and supported across the University. A recent review recommended that the University change its site-wide […]

What is LSU doing for you?

Written by George Hones, LSU Postgraduate Executive Officer. In September of last year, Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) welcomed their first ever full time Postgraduate Sabbatical Officer – me!  The creation of this new role was part of LSU’s renewed drive to ensure that the postgraduate population is well represented and catered for. Last term I worked hard […]

An exciting year ahead for the Graduate School!

Written by Professor Andrew Dainty, Director of the Graduate School. Happy New Year to all of our PGR students! I hope that you all return to your doctoral studies having had a restful festive season and are feeling refreshed for the year ahead. 2017 promises to be an exciting one for the Graduate School as […]