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.
As we settle into our first ever digital semester, it is clear that the Doctoral Society will play a crucial role in holding the PhD community together. The team and I are committed to ensure every student will be supported through their research journey during the whole academic year. Dealing with the consequences of the pandemic will be a challenge, but also an opportunity to reflect and adapt the programme for the better!Claire Perier, Current Doctoral Society Convenor
The Doctoral Society is a fantastic opportunity to express the interests of the doctoral community and promote stronger research and community culture within it. This was a year full of opportunities and challenges that caught us amid the two industrial actions and later, the pandemic. These adverse events taught me to see every challenge as an opportunity to learn, grow, and improve.Alina Khakimova
Driving positive change is never easy, but it is doable and manageable, and my role in that as the President of the Doctoral Society was an extremely satisfying and rewarding experience.
Recent President of the Doctoral Society
Convenor: Claire Perier
Mapping the Scottish Food and Drink System
Treasurer: Jinxian Zhao
Identifying and Predicting Financial Distress and Bankruptcy with Machine-learning Based Methods
Management Science and Business Economics
Representation: Dotun Ayeni
Idiosyncratic Deals and Talent Management in Knowledge Intensive Firms
Organisation StudiesDotun's Profile
Events and Communications: Mehwish Sultan
Effect of Intellectual Capital on Organisational Sustainability
Events: Dina Ayman
How Entrepreneurs Employ Social Capital to Cope with Formal Institutional Voids: A study into the process of entrepreneurship ecosystem theory within the context of emerging economies
Entrepreneurship and InnovationDina's Profile
Community Engagement: Eduardo Hernandez
Sustainability Paradoxes: Exploring tensions in corporate community engagement strategies
Communications: Sebastian Oliver
Gamification in Marketing
Community Engagement and Community: Jianan Lu
Corporate Finance, Ethical Finance
Accounting and FinanceJianan's Profile
First Year Representative: Laura Fey
Innovation and Organisational Change