University of Leicester announces new Doctoral College

Posted by ew205 at Sep 26, 2017 03:50 PM |
Support for next generation of researchers from their PhD to independence

A new Doctoral College that will help to nurture the next generation of researchers and equip them with leadership and enterprise skills has been launched at the University of Leicester.

Serving the University’s postgraduate population, the new college will particularly seek to evidence and celebrate the contribution that postgraduate researchers and research staff make to the University’s research portfolio.

Professor David Lambert, who has been appointed Director of the Doctoral College, will play a key role in targeting opportunities, both national and international, for building Leicester’s studentship and fellowship portfolio, and funding strategic initiatives

Professor Lambert said: "The Doctoral College will ensure that researchers across different stages of the research career stay at the very heart of the University’s intellectual endeavour. We will be evidencing and celebrating the contribution that postgraduate researchers and research staff make to the University’s research portfolio."

Professor Iain Gillespie, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, added: "The more outward-facing and strategically oriented Doctoral College is key to realising our research ambitions. As it takes shape there will be an improvement to the career development of our researchers, as we nurture and grow the next generation of research leaders.”

The Nicholas Corah Doctoral College Reading Room in the David Wilson Library will provide dedicated space for PhD students and researchers to work and study. There is a mixture of silent and study space with PC access, a bookable group room for collaborative work, and a range of informal seating in the quiet area.  There is also dedicated consultation space where doctoral students can meet with Library and Researcher Development staff for advice and support with research activities.

The College launched today (Tuesday 26 September).

More information on the College  at


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