Loughborough Doctoral College

Training and events

Café Academique

We are pleased to announce the return of Café Academique.

This is a unique, popular, social and educational event for Doctoral Researchers to share and discuss their research with fellow Doctoral Researchers in a relaxed and informal setting whilst enjoying free pizza with a range of drinks!

The date of our next Café Academique is to be confirmed and we have four enthusiastic speakers lined up to take the stage:

  • Cintia Silva Huxter - "Another kind of peace meeting" - School of Social Sciences
  • Roel Tersteeg - "Hiding from the rain" - School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
  • Diana Metha - "Cleaning up our act on energy" - School of Science (Chemistry)
  • Chris McLeod - "Eating lunch foods for breakfast: the last taboo" - School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Want to be part of the audience?

If so, please stayed tuned for information on how you can book your place.  

Want to present your research at a future Café Academique?

To present your work to a multi-disciplinary and supportive audience, please get in touch with Dr Katryna Kalawsky via email and provide the following information:

  • Name
  • School/Dept.
  • Year of study
  • An attention/interest sparking title 
  • A brief description of your research (consider what? why? how? what? so what?)

All selected speakers will be offered feedback by the Doctoral College prior to Café Academique taking place.


Photographs from previous Café Academique's are shown below.

May 2018: 

  • Hugh Tawell - "It's time to wake up to sleepness sickness" - School of Science (Chemistry)

  • Gori Olusina Daniel - "Do bribes work?" - Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London



  • Vani Naik - "Women professors: an oxymoron" - School of Business and Economics

 February 2018:

  • Mohsen Sayyah - "What is Sports Biomechanics? An application in springboard diving” - School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

  • Anthony Quinn - "Why does Vehicle Crime repeatedly occur in certain parts of Leicestershire?" - School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences

  • Beth McMurchie - "Finding fingerprints in the dark" - School of Science (Chemistry)

  • Dan Wright - "Overheating in UK homes" - School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

 July 2017:

  • Avinoam Baruch"How citizen science could change the way we respond to disasters"  - School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences

  • Matthew Healey - "Tainted blood: A search for prions" - School of Science

  • Sophia Tetteh - “How to design a face”  - Loughborough Design School

  • Aron Sherry - “Should we have chair-free classrooms?” - School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences