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 […]

Keep Calm PGRs and Go Dog Walking

“Dogs melt my heart” Quote of the day! The event at College Garth Rescue Kennels was the PhDSSN first Action event collaborated with LSU Action. We walked rescue dogs at the local kennel. This was a fantastic way to have a break from work, have a nice walk around the area with some adorable doggies […]

Easter Egg Hunt

“Going back to childhood, finding the eggs” Quote of the day! Landscaping and Gardening Society Shed (LAGS) and Cook ‘n’ Bake Society are working together with PHDSSN on a FREE and fun Easter Egg Hunt. All are welcome, but we want to extend a special welcome to those with families! Feel free to come along […]

Volunteering and the Skills Matrix

Volunteering with a local organisation can reap great rewards. Whilst research and writing up take up the lion’s share of undertaking a PhD, there is the Skills Matrix that also has to be completed, especially when working towards the progression panel meeting. Often referred to as ‘The Wheel of Fortune’, the Skills Matrix has four […]

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