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 next Café Academique will take place on 22nd May 2018 (5pm-7pm) and we have three enthusastic speakers lined up to take the stage:

  • Diana Mehta - "Cleaning up our act on energy" -  School of Science (Chemistry)
  • Hugh Tawell - "It's time to wake up to sleepness sickness" - School of Science (Chemistry)
  • Vani Naik - "Women professors: an oxymoron" - School of Business and Economics

 Want to be part of the Café Academique audience?

  • You can book your place here.

Want to present your research at a future Café Academique?

If you would like 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.

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 6th 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