Loughborough Doctoral College

Training and events

Doctoral Researcher Wellbeing Fortnight 2021

Following the success and feedback of Loughborough University's first Doctoral Wellbeing Week last year, an online event from 1-12 March 2021 has been organised to coincide with University Mental Health Day on Thursday 4th March 2021.

What is the Wellbeing Fortnight all about?

At Loughborough University, we recognise and value the vast contributions that Doctoral Researchers make to the institution and beyond. To enable them to achieve their full potential, we need to take a proactive and responsive approach to support and enhance doctoral wellbeing.

Whilst wellbeing is important 24/7, 365 days a year, the Doctoral Wellbeing Fortnight is an event which hopes to increase awareness of various support services available and equip our Doctoral Researchers with information and skills that they can apply throughout their doctorates and beyond. Providing a bespoke event for Doctoral Researchers is important because the challenges they may face can be different to taught student populations.

The Doctoral Wellbeing Fortnight is a huge collaborative effort with input from colleagues internal and external to the University. The event came about following the success of the University's first ever Doctoral Wellbeing Week in 2020 that was funded by Dr Katryna Kalawsky's Vice Chancellor's Award of Excellence. All sessions will take place online and topics are aligned to Loughborough University’s definition of wellbeing.

We are extremely greatful to those who have willingly agreed to give their time and expertise (particularly during a pandemic!) freely to support this exciting event.

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Please note that some sessions from last year's Doctoral Wellbeing Week can be viewed via the 'Doctoral Wellbeing' section of the Doctoral College's Virtual Learning Environment on Learn.

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In need of support? Please visit the Doctoral Wellbeing webpages on the Doctoral College website to access information on a wide range of internal and external resources for doctoral researchers and those on the front-line of their support.


Sessions for Doctoral Researchers

Sessions for staff supporting Doctoral Researchers

Timetable