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 (REC)
  • PGR ECR Forum 
  • 3MT® competition working group

Save the date - Elections 22 June 2021

Further details to follow soon.


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 is the 14th Sept 2020, the next intake would be next year summer/fall 2021. 

Read the update here from Manuela Carnaghi, Mentorship Programme Manager 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


Quartley Newsletter:

Click here to see our first newsletter addition.  


Monthly Social Events: 

Next Event: 

9th April 2021 (13:00 to 14:00) - DocSoc election via Microsoft Teams

Past Events: 

5th March 2021 (12:00 to 12:30) - Coffee break via Microsoft Teams

18th December 2020 (13:00 to 14:00) - Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams 

6th November 2020 (18:00 to 23:00) - Meet up @ the Lower Deck, Greenwich - Cancelled 

2nd October 2020 (18:00 to 23:00) - Meet up @ the Deepend, Medway

4th September 2020 (18:00 to 22:00) - Meet up @ the Lower Deck, Greenwich

7th August 2020 (17:00 to 18:00) - Cancelled 

5th June 2020 (17:00 to 18:00) - Quiz night via Microsoft Teams

3rd July 2020 (17:00 to 18:00) - Virtual Meet & Greet via Microsoft Teams


Current Committee Members:

  • Rania Hassan, President
  • Asegul Hulus, Vice President
  • Emem Ekamen, Public Relations Manager
  • Ihator Brown, Events Manager
  • Manuela Carnaghi, Mentorship Programme Manager
  • Rezwana Barsha, Social Media Manager
  • Xin Wen, Treasure


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


There are no scheduled events. Contact us for future events.