PhD Only Action Soup Kitchen

“Research on cooking is not that easy”Quote of the day! PhD SSN collaborated with Action Soup Kitchen section to cook in the church for the people who may need food. It was great to see PhD students getting together and get hands dirty in the kitchen. We prepared the enchiladas as main dishes and cheesecake […]

PhD Awards After-Party

The PhD Awards are just less than a week away! With awards ranging from Contribution to Knowledge to Contribution to Community, PGR Rep of the Year to the Sub-warden of the Year, this is the event that we all have been waiting for. And what better way to celebrate the night than hitting the pub […]

Note to ‘self’

In this first of blog series on her PhD journey, Chidinma Okorie writes a note to remind herself and anyone reading this blog of the importance of mental health and wellbeing. Happy reading! 😊 Dearest self, How are you today? Did you manage to get enough rest? Have you eaten? How did your exercise session […]

Games Night

“Times up’ – people came to play and came to win. It was so much fun when people started to get competitive. Everyone was checking the timer and became quite excited when the timing came to an end” Quote of the day! Tonight, at the Graduate House, we took time off PhD to play games. […]

Sunday Beach Volleyball

“If you cannot smash the life, smash the ball then” Quote of the day! This event was one of the popular events organised by PHDSSN at the Beach volleyball court (behind Holywell Fitness Centre). We enjoyed the sunshine, met new friends, kicked the sand and smashed the volleyball! We grouped into 4 groups randomly and […]

Action Soup Kitchen

“Cooking can be easy” Quote of the day! Soup Kitchen is one of the popular action projects running all over the year, which the PhDSSN is collaborating with. We met together and cooked the dishes for the people in a church. A designated recipe is followed but we could expand it with our thoughts. It […]

Pub Crawl Night

“Pints without research topics” Quote of the day! The event consisted of visiting several pubs around the Loughborough town centre, starting from Paget Arms to Generous Briton, Swan in the Rushes to the Orange Tree. This event was designed for meeting new friends across the different departments in the Loughborugh Doctoral Researcher’s community. We had […]

My bucket-list PhD

September 1978: I went up to Brasenose College Oxford to begin a DPhil in Economics with some trepidation and a research council bursary, having survived an interview with Joe Stiglitz, who was later to win a Nobel Prize. I was 23. My Mum had died at the age of 42 not long before. It was […]

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