Thesis Forum

The forum is intended as a friendly and welcoming space where doctoral researchers from all disciplines and all stages of the PhD can come together and share their experiences.

Thesis Forum 2015-16

The next Thesis Forum will be Thursday, 17 March 2016 2-4pm.

Public Speaking with Confidence


Passing Your Probation Review

Tuesday, 17th November 2015, 2 - 4pm.

On campus venue - Library Seminar Room or join off campus at .

Thesis Forum 2014-15

Going beyond your Doctoral Studies: Running conferences & journals

Ryan Nutting (Museum Studies), Karen Stephens (Education), Dr William Farrell (Library) & Dr Chantal Bielmann (LLI) shared their experiences and advice for running conferences and being involved with PhD-led journals.

Studying part-time or at a distance

Margrethe Stuttaford (Modern Languages), Pete Alfano (Archaeology & Ancient History) and Katerina Young (Education) shared their experiences of pursuing a PhD while juggling family life, part-time work and living away from Leicester.

If you would like to catch up on previous sessions you can watch the videos (University IT account required)

Thesis Forum 2013-14

The Probation Review - Eric Akobeng (Economics), Graham Aldred (Archaeology & Ancient History) and Suzi Shimwell (English) shared their experiences of passing the probation review.

Presenting the PhD - Rahma Al Foori (Media & Communication), Dr Hamid Mani (Leicester Diabetes Centre), Yupei Zhao (Media & Communication) and Matthew Adamson (Maths) shared experiences of presenting at conferences and dealing with the peer review process.

Reflecting on the PhD - Dr Thomas Tagoe (Cell Physiology) and Dr Barbara Cooke (English) shared their experiences of completing a PhD.

Thesis Forum 2012-13

Sessions included:

  • The Probation Review
  • Finishing the PhD and beyond
  • Rethinking Digital Literacies
  • Writing the Doctorate

You can find reports from earlier sessions on the Graduate School Reading Room blog.

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