Loughborough Doctoral College


All Doctoral Researchers at both our London and Loughborough campuses are welcomed into the Doctoral College.

You'll benefit from an extensive doctoral training programme, alongside our suite of activities designed to support you at every stage of the doctoral process.  We link with other specialist support services across the University, such as the Careers Network, to give you access to help and advice and work with colleagues across academic schools to attract external funding to support doctoral study. 

What we achieved in 2016-17:

  • 250 funded studentships advertised and over 70 other PhD opportunities
  • 56 new studentships funded by the Doctoral College 2016-17
  • 289 PhDs and EngDs graduated
  • 85 different countries represented by the PGR population
  • £3.8m DTP grant for doctoral training
  • Additional £1.13m from the EPSRC National Productivity Investment Fund for doctoral training
  • 5 PhD exchanges with students visiting Lboro from IIT Bombay, and our students visiting Australia, Italy and Ghana
  • 25 Summer Vacation Bursaries funded by the Doctoral College (over 100 administered)
  • 174 researcher development workshops delivered at Loughborough University
  • Over 25 researcher development workshops delivered at Loughborough London
  • 2 Cafés Academiques (both live streamed to London PGRs)
  • 1 Doctoral College Launch and Launch of the Doctoral College
  • Over 200 delegates attended our East Midlands University Associate ‘Inspiring Futures’ Conference
  • Over 200 delegates attended our ‘Influence & Impact’ Research Conference
  • Won ‘Academic Event of the Year Award’ at the Loughborough Academic Awards for our ‘Influence & Impact’ Research Conference
  • 16 HEI’s & 1 SU requested to see/use Loughborough’s Doctoral Well-Being and Support Survey
  • 2 Vitae Webinars on Researcher Well-Being
  • Collaborative publishing project with Taylor & Francis ‘User experience in the digital library’ – 10 PGRs involved
  • 562 responses to PRES 2017 (our best response rate yet - 47%)