The success of the Society depends upon the input from the students; the more input and initiative from the students, the more valuable the Society will be.
Each year the Society is given a budget for organising seminars, workshops, conferences, a PhD day, and social events. Nominations and elections for Doctoral Society committee members take place at the beginning of each academic year and these positions are keenly contested.
Foster community among PhD researchers
Help build a sense of community and solidarity among PhD researchers, whether through events, informal gatherings, newsletters, or other initiatives.
Represent PhD interests to the School
Ensure there are opportunities and avenues for PhD researchers to systematically voice interests and concerns to PhD and School leadership, and serve as conduit to this.
Support career development of PhD researchers
Based on input of PhD community, work with PhD leadership to facilitate resources, training, networking, and other activities to support PhD career development.
Cultivate and shape research culture
Help shape research agendas and disciplines/specialisations within and beyond the School through representation on Research and Research Degrees Committees, and in coordination with subject groups. Help cultivate a culture of curiosity and collaboration around research.
Coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic and moving back to in-person work and research, the Doctoral Society will play a crucial part in rebuilding our community. The team and I are working hard on putting together events to foster community building and creating a safe and supportive research environment for every PGR student in the Business School. We look forward to meeting this year's cohort and working together to represent the student interest in the School.Johanna Wiesflecker, Doctoral Society Convenor
Convenor: Johanna Wiesflecker
Management Science and Business EconomicsJohanna's profile
Vice Convenor: Elaf Basri
Organisation StudiesElaf's profile
Treasurer: Yiwei Zhang
Marketing/Social Media/Communications (MSC) Representative: Stella Kyratzi
MSC Representative: Jingyuan Chen
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Events Coordinator: Shumin Zheng
Organisation StudiesShumin's profile
Events Coordinator: Emma Yang