Doctoral College Week, 18-22 March 2019

The University of Leicester’s postgraduate research students, early career researchers and research staff will be celebrated in a range of events as part of Doctoral College Week (#dcweek), from 18-22 March 2019.

There will be range of events and activities on offer, from College poster competitions, to keynote addresses, information and career sessions. Highlights include:

  • Doctoral Inaugural Lecture: Hear from PhD alumnus Harriett Walker and Nikesh Dattani from the College Of Life Sciences about their finished theses and topics of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitors in B-cell malignancies and Can having diabetes be a good thing?  
  • Cake and Café Research: Listen to current PhD students speak of their current findings over a beverage and nibbles. Topics for this session will include Drone Journalism: How Journalists Negotiate Drone Policies in News Production from Elina Fokiceva, School of Media, Communication and Sociology and Trilobite fossils from Japan: 'eye-witnesses' to the early geological evolution of the Japanese islands from Christopher Stocker from the Palaeobiology Research Centre.
  • Adventures in Space: Listen to Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor in Space Physics and winner of the 2017 BBC Two programme, ‘Astronauts: Do you have what it takes’ deliver a talk on her inspiring career journey.
  • Images of Research Roadshow Exhibition: Drop into to the Attenborough Arts Centre and see 10 images from the successful 2018 event in their full A1 size, including the four winners.

Professor Dave Lambert, Director of the Doctoral College said: ‘The health of a research intensive university lies in how it champions its postgraduate and early career researchers. Bringing together a range of events we run as the Doctoral College Week helps focus our minds on this critical population in the University, and celebrate their achievements.’

View the full and current programme of events.  

Spaces are limited for some events so booking is essential! Any questions regarding #dcweek please forward to Kelly McCormack or