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Doctoral Exchange

Find out more about the Doctoral Exchange series organised by the Doctoral College to help connect doctoral researchers with others to share their experiences.

Book onto a Doctoral Exchange session

What is Doctoral Exchange?

Our Doctoral Exchange series is a supportive, student-led, informal, round-table discussion forum that connects doctoral students with others, with a common shared interest. The focus is about sharing experiences with others, being able to ask questions and meet other students with an interest or experience in the topic.

Doctoral students can suggest a topic to facilitate a session on. Suitable topics may include:

  • Experiences of part-time doctoral students
  • Conducting fieldwork overseas
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
Two doctoral students talking

Come along to a future session

All sessions take place on Fridays 12:00 - 13:00 (UK time). Please make sure you reserve your spot as numbers are limited to 20 students.

The Programme

Date Theme Facilitator
Friday 5 November 2021 Making the most of the PhD, from online learning experience to time management and work life balance Marina Vicente Brunes
Friday 3 December 2021 Autism and neurodiversity. Working together to understand better and prompt equality and acceptance Nahory Hernandez Mancilla
Friday 14 January 2022 Scientific leverage of developed nationals Taghried Abdelmagid

Interested in facilitating a session?

We are looking for doctoral students who are interested in bringing groups of researchers together to lead our Doctoral Exchange sessions.

You'll need to suggest a topic that you think will generate enough interest, prepare some group discussion questions and of course facilitate the session. We'll also ask you to complete a short post-session blog that we can share with the wider community. In return, we'll give you a £30 High Street Voucher as a way of saying thank you.

Email to get involved
Two doctoral students talking

Previous sessions

Date Theme Facilitators Post-session blog
`Friday 8 October 2021 Doing a PhD in a second language Scott Nielson Read the session blog
Friday 26 February 2021 Putting the PGR in LGBT+: An Informal Chat about Being an LGBT+ Doctoral Student Thomas Williams Read the session blog
Friday 12 February 2021 Using Social Media to Recruit Participants during Covid-19 Hala Khaled Read the session blog
Friday 20 November 2020 Fieldwork during complex emergencies Waradas Thiyagaraja Read the session blog
Friday 6 November 2020 Doctoral student parents Fadoua Govaerts and Eliana Maria Osorio Saez Read the session blog
Friday 23 October 2020 Experiences of interviewing participants Juliette Engelhart Read the session blog
Friday 9 October 2020 Experiences of being LGBT+ in academia Thomas Williams Read the session blog

Find out more

For more information about the sessions or becoming a session faciliator please get in touch.