Doctoral Society

The Doctoral Society of Greenwich aims to create a space where students and researchers can share information and opportunities, and can create a community that used to be missing at our university.



Who are we?

 

Mission Statement:

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

 

Aims:

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:

  1. To connect early-career academics with various stakeholders while fostering direct engagement with senior researchers from multiple disciplines.
  2. To create awareness of the actual contribution that can be made by PhDs, EdDs, Post-Doctoral researchers, ECRs outside of academia by means of various events yearly, such as internal and external conferences, skills development seminars, and networking opportunities with industries.
  3. To establish easily accessible social networking opportunities in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.

 

Background: 

The idea to establish a Doctoral Society at the University of Greenwich was initiated by a highly motivated PGR student (Ihator Brown, President) and was supported by other founding members (Maimoona Amin, Vice-President; Luigi Palumbo, Communication Manager; Xin Wen, Treasurer; Rezwana Islam Barsha, Social Media Manager), as well as by the Research and Enterprise Training Institute (RETI) and the Greenwich Students' Union (GSU). A series of meetings were held between the founding members, RETI, and the GSU to undertake the development of the Society and its Terms of Reference.

 

Available Membership Options:

All Greenwich PhD student will gain free membership:

  • They can attend monthly PhD meetings and free events hosted by the Doctoral Society. They will be unable to take on an executive chair position in the Executive Board.

Executive PhD Membership £5 :

  • These members will have access to an executive event (inclusive of refreshments) that may involve activities, social networking, PhD student conference, etc.

Ad-hoc External Executive PhD Student £5: 

  • These members inlcude external students who will have access to an executive event (inclusive of refreshments) that may involve activities, social networking, PhD student conference, etc. They will be unable to take on an executive chair position in the Executive Board.

Doctoral Membership £10 :

  • These members inlcude Greenwich Staff and Post-Docs who will have access to an executive event (inclusive of refreshments) that may involve activities, social networking, PhD student conference, etc. They will be unable to take on an executive chair position in the Executive Board.

Bachelor's/Master's Membership £5 : 

  • Bachelor's/Master's students who will have access to an executive event (inclusive of refreshments) that may involve activities, social networking, PhD student conference, etc. They will be unable to take on an executive chair position in the Executive Board.

 

Current Executive Board:

President: Ihator Brown 

Vice President: Maimoona Amin

Communication Manager: Luigi Palumbo

Treasurer: Xin Wen

Social Media Manager: Rezwana Islam Barsha




 

 

Elections

New Committee Election

10 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 00:01 on Thursday 9 April 2020 (in 18 hours)

The polls open at 00:02 on Thursday 9 April 2020 (in 18 hours)

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News

Doctoral Social Event

Time Monday, 13th January 2020, 4pm – 6pm Venue Dreadnought Room 022, Greenwich CampusMore...