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



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 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.
  • To establish easily accessible social networking opportunities in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.


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.

One of the obstacles we face as PhD students is to keep a regular space in the diary to just write.  Whether that is for a conference paper, completing a chapter, analysing data or even preparing for a viva.

Our aim is to help you dedicate several hours every Saturday to catch up on writing in a friendly and supportive environment.

So set those distractions aside and join PhDforum every Saturday for a productive writing session.  

To join, please register on


Quartley Newsletter:

Click here to see our first newsletter addition.  


Monthly Social Events: 

Next Event: 

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

Past Events: 

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

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

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

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

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

3rd of 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.