Loughborough PhD Social & Support Network


The aims of the PhD Social and Support Network (SSN)

  • To provide a space and support activities for the Loughborough Doctoral Researcher community 
  • To remain a partial between the Doctoral College and the Students’ Union and to hold each accountable for the welfare of the Loughborough Doctoral Researcher community 
  • To improve the experience of the Doctoral Researcher community at Loughborough University 
PhD SSN Committee 2020-2021

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 online and in-person (when possible) social, health & fitness, arts & culture and academic development events. You can find out more about events we had in the past in the “Events – SSN Diary” section of the website.

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 (COVID-19 update: now online).

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!

We’re proud and grateful to have won the Team of the Year Award at the PhD Awards Ceremony 2020!

We now have a newsletter! If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at Phd-network@lboro.ac.uk.

Diwali Dinner 2019!

Trip to Nottingham 2020!



Bloggers wanted!

Would you like to write a blog post?

We welcome any contributions about any topics you like! This includes but it not limited to your experience at Loughborough, your hobbies, a topic you’re passionate about… 

If you are interested, please contact us at Phd-network@lboro.ac.uk.

We look forward to receiving your articles!

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