It is difficult, but…?

Ending up on a PhD program means that you have probably been very good at what you have been doing up to this point in time. The choice to commence a PhD often positively reflects passion, commitment, and the willingness to go through the work and experience required to earn this degree. But what happens, […]

PhD Laser Quest

“First, I will find you and then I am going to zap you” Quote of the day! Laser Quest was the flagship PhD SSN event for Doctoral Researchers in Loughborough University. The event was subsidised for students and tickets got sold out in advance!! The event gave students some fun-filled exciting moments and an opportunity […]

PhD Soup Kitchen

“If you can cry from onions and still have a smile on your face, you are a talent!” Quote of the day! PhD SSN collaborated with Action Soup Kitchen for the second time to cook for homeless people on Sunday. There were all new faces in the church kitchen and they were in full action: […]

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

“Who will win the Cricket World Cup: England or India? Quote of the day! We had the big day for all PhD students: The PhD Awards and massive thanks to our Doctoral Researcher President and Vice President (Leah and Hugh) for organising the Award event. With 3D printed awards and plenty of pizzas, singing and […]

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 […]

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