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

Taking my research to the other side of the world…

Written by Stephanie Rankin-Turner (School of Science) This summer I had the privilege to take my research to the other side of the world as part of the UK cohort in the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) summer research programme. JSPS is a funding institution which aims to facilitate international research collaboration […]

Introducing your Doctoral Researcher Vice President…

Written by Hugh Tawell. Hi Everyone, I’m Hugh Tawell and I’m the new Doctoral Researcher (DR) Vice President. I am a second-year chemistry PhD student in the school of science. My research involves drug design and synthesis to combat sleeping sickness. In my role as Vice president I look forward to working alongside the President to try […]

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 […]

So you want to be a Sub-Warden?

Written by Leah Henrickson. So you’ve managed to land yourself a PhD offer, or you’ve been getting settled into PhD life. Now you’re looking for ways to get involved in the campus community. Where to begin? Well, you can handle social situations with strangers, you’re responsible and well-organised, and you’re looking for a challenge… Have […]

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 […]

The future is… automated.

My Monday morning read is usually a couple of IT news sites. The emailed headlines are often full of ‘Meltdown/Spectre’ this, ‘smartphone’-that and ‘cloud’-the other. Let’s just say it’s generally an easy skim-read. This morning I was jolted slightly. The headline on ITPRO read, “PwC predicts a third of jobs could be lost to automation“. […]

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 […]