The aims of the PhD Social and Support Network (SSN)
- To provide a space and support activities for the Loughborough PhD community
- To remain a partial between the Doctoral College and the Students’ Union and to hold each accountable for the welfare of the Loughborough PhD community
- To improve the experience of the PhD community at Loughborough University
We are a Doctoral Researchers-led group aiming at supporting fellow Loughborough DRs through their PhD journey. We are doing so by organising all kinds of social events (dinners, movie nights, pub nights, trips, end-of-term parties…), health & fitness (weekly runs on campus, men’s and women’s football…) and arts & culture (theatre nights, dinners…) related activities.
We offer a space for DRs to relax, meet new people and share their ups and downs at our weekly Tuesday lunch from 12:30 to 13:30 at the Graduate House.
We’re also working closely with the Doctoral Researcher Presidential Team to best represent and cater for our DRs population.
In 2020, we opened a new position on the committee: the Academic Development Coordinator, who will look to find solutions to the gaps in the current development of PhD Student experience. So, keep an eye out for this!
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