Welcome to DocSoc!

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DocSoc is a social and academic support network that is run by postgraduate researchers (PGRs), for PGRs. As such, every member is welcome to contribute by suggesting and organising events that could benefit themselves and others.

Carrying out independent research at this level can be exciting, exhilarating and exhausting. DocSoc encourages its members to be proactive in seeking ways to support one another academically as well as ensuring there are fun times too! Spending time together is crucial during what can be very challenging times and sharing experiences not only leads to peer to peer knowledge transfer, but can also inspire innovation in research approaches or form the basis of collaborative ideas and projects. Most importantly, whatever stage you are at, there is always someone in DocSoc who will understand what you are experiencing and will help you remember that you are not alone.

Our aims are to:

  • Build a strong network and community of PhD students, ensuring that we make the most of our time at the university
  • Run social, peer to peer learning and academic events
  • Campaign to improve support and provision for PhD students

DocSoc meets regularly. For more information, keep in touch via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and be part of the growing UWE PGR community.

We aim to send out regular emails to keep you in the loop - make sure you don't miss out and check your spam folder. If you don't seem to receive any updates from us, please let us know!

Also, note that we are not currently automatically notified of new memberships - so please get in touch with us if you have paid your membership and have not heard back from us! We will kindly welcome you :)

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

~ DocSoc

Ana - Charlie - Natalie - Sara

(tags: ProfDoc, EdD, PhD, doctor, doctoral, postgrad, postgraduate, researcher)