Doctoral Society

The Doctoral Society of Greenwich aims to create a space where students and researchers can share information and opportunities.

Who are we?

Mission Statement:

To inspire a supportive community of doctoral researchers for doctoral researchers at the University of Greenwich


The main hope of the Doctoral Society is to provide a ‘hub’ for all postgraduate students at the University of Greenwich. The Doctoral Society is entirely student-led and has the potential to create a meaningful difference to the PhD cohort, by providing excellent opportunities for development. The Society's main aims may be summarised as follows:

  • To connect early-career academics with various stakeholders while fostering direct engagement with senior researchers from multiple disciplines.
  • To create awareness of the actual contribution made by PhDs, EdDs, Post-Doctoral researchers and ECRs within and outside of the University. 
  • To expand our networking opportunities and create social events that bring all doctoral students together in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.


Committee and working groups: 

  • Research and Enterprise Committee group (see here).
  • PGR ECR Forum (see here).
  • 3MT® competition working group (see here).
  • Mentorships support at the Employability and Careers Centre (see here)


Elections 2022-2023

Nominations for 2022-2023 is now closed.  Further details about the winners will be confirmed by May 2022.

Mentorship Programme: 

The Mentoring programme was established with the idea of promoting an environment whereby PhD students can leverage from the resources and expertise of professionals within the university. The programme aims to support PhD students develop and improve their professional and transferable skills through the guidance of experts who understand your journey and your career path.  The deadline for applying was Friday the 15th of October at 23:00., the next intake would be next year summer/fall 2022. 

Read the update here from Lydia O'Meara, Mentorship Programme Lead here 


Everyone is welcomed to join:

Membership is free for all Greenwich students.

Changes have been made to the fee structure.  All members will now have free access to all social events and academic-related workshops. However, fees may apply to specific events (e.g. offsite visits).


Acadamic support sessions:

Virtual Study Group - Every Saturday with PhDforum.

To join, please register on


NEW: Annual photography exhibition & competition "Capture":

Entry: We are thrilled to announce that on the 18th of May 2022, DocSoc will be hosting a photography exhibition & competition ‘Capture’ showcasing some of our work as postgraduate research students.  The exhibition will include a competition and a chance to win one of three awards.  If you would like to take part, please submit an image that best reflects your research along with a title and a short description to Rania Hassan at by Wednesday 13th of May.

Awards: The best photograph submitted will receive an award of £150, second place will receive £100 and third place winner £50. 

Networking: The exhibition will open with a networking reception at the Greenwich Dreadnought building (further information to follow soon).

Exhibition date and location: 18-25th of May 2022 Atrium, Dreadnought building, Greenwich, SE10 9LS.


Current Committee Members:


Roundtable Discussions:

Studying for a PhD during the pandemic - 21st July 2020 (virtual discussion)

Moderator: Rania Hassan

Speakers: Ihator Brown, Manuela Carnaghi and John Leonida


Click here to watch the full video.


Other groups to join: 

Academic Communities Consultation Groups:


See below for all the positions we currently have available:

Buy your membership

  • UoG Alumni Doctoral Membership£2.00
  • External Doctoral Membership£5.00
  • UoG Doctoral Students Membership£0.00


"Capture!" Research Photography Exhibition & Competition
Atrium, Dreadnought building, Greenwich, SE10 9LS
The Doctoral Society will be hosting a photography exhibition ‘Capture’ showcasing some of the work postgraduate research students take at the university. The exhibition will include a competition and an opportunity to win £150, £100 and £50.