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Doctoral College Newsletter 20 February 2023

Welcome to this fortnight's issue of the Doctoral College Newsletter. In the following sections you will find:

  • For Exeter students: Vote in the SAG Leadership Elections!
  • Annual Monitoring Review (AMR) 2022/2023
  • For Exeter students: Introducing your new PGR Officers for Students' Guild
  • For Exeter students: Become an Academic Rep for Students' Guild!
  • Training and Development
  • 1-2-1 Careers Appointments
  • Opportunities
  • Wellbeing
  • Enquiries

If you have a news story or an opportunity you would like to advertise in the next newsletter (6 March), please email: by Wednesday 1 March.


For Exeter students: Vote in the SAG Leadership Elections!

Don’t miss your chance to vote in the Exeter SAG Leadership Elections! Voting opens at 09:00 on Wednesday 22 February, and closes at 16:00 on Thursday 23 February. This is your opportunity to choose who represents you next year. You can see the candidates and read their personal statements here.

Voting is quick and easy, and we’ll be planting a tree for every voter! Just log in at


Annual Monitoring Review (AMR) 2022/2023

It’s the final week to complete your AMR reports; the deadline is Friday 24th February 2023. The report should take 5-10 minutes and it is a mandatory requirement for registered PGR students and their first and second supervisors to complete. For further information please check the dedicated AMR webpage or contact your PGR support team.


For Exeter students: Introducing your new PGR Officers for Students' Guild

We are pleased to introduce your new PGR Officer team: Stella Kozmer, Said Al Kindy, and Trinh Dinh, who will work alongside your Full-Time Officers to represent you, and hold the University to account on issues affecting our PGR student community.

If you have feedback about your student experience please do reach out to your officers on


For Exeter students: Become an Academic Rep for Students' Guild!

If you would like to work with your Officers to represent your department, please consider joining the Academic Rep team. Reps provide a unique perspective that would be hard to replicate – become an Academic Rep now at!

If you have any questions about how your Students’ Guild represents you, please do get in touch on


Training and Development

The below sessions are now bookable via Inkpath and more will be added very soon! We are aiming to make as many sessions as possible hybrid (accessed online and in person, please check when booking).

You can access Inkpath through your web browser, and by downlading the Inkpath app.

Please note all of our events have limited spaces; if you cannot attend, kindly remove your booking.

To learn more about Inkpath and to get started with your account please watch the following introductory content:

    Continuous tutorial video
    Individual section tutorials

Video Passwords: exeterinkpath2021

You can find all of our sessions on Inkpath under 'Activities.' If you have any technical questions/difficulties using Inkpath please email the helpdesk, If you have any questions about the training programme please contact

Thank you to everyone who attended our Researcher Development Spring/Summer 2022 Training and Development Programme, please note that all Spring/Summer webinars have been recorded and posted on to ELE.


1-2-1 career appointments available

1-2-1 careers appointments with our dedicated PGR careers coach, Kenneth Howgill, are available to book throughout the Spring term on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. Kenneth is a qualified and experienced career coach, lecturer and learning and development professional with over 20 years’ experience within the corporate sector, universities, further and adult education. He has held management roles in the public, corporate and not for profit sectors, leading professional development, coaching programmes, and recruiting graduates. Kenneth is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and holds a business degree, a master's in music and a professional career coaching qualification.

All appointments are 50 minutes long and can be booked via Inkpath.



Call for Papers/Posters: Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC 2023), 27th-29th April 2023, Exeter (online with hybrid keynote event)

The Call for Papers is for the themed sessions and a general session. More information on the themed sessions can be found here

For abstracts and all other queries regarding TRAC 2023 email

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 22nd February 2023.


Online Panel Discussion on 3rd March: GW4 Roundtable: Careers in sustainability and net zero

This is the first of a new series of career events exploring the regional strengths of the South West, open to postgraduate and early career researchers from the GW4 universities (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). Join us to hear from panellists working in connection with sustainability and the goal of "net zero", all of whom conducted PhDs before entering the sector.

You will be able to learn more about the current state of careers in sustainability, the different employers operating in this space, the paths open to you, and what you can do now to prepare yourself for future success in this field.

The session, which takes place on Friday 3rd March 2023 via Zoom, will consist of short presentations from our panel, followed by an opportunity for questions. You will also have the chance to connect with PGR- and ECR-focused careers consultants from across the GW4.

Book via EventBrite.


Scholarships for Canadian postgraduates studying in the UK

The Trustees of the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) are pleased to announce the availability of funds for a number of £5,000 scholarship awards to Canadian citizens for the academic year commencing September 2023. These awards are for academic and artistic studies in the UK, and are exclusively for students who have already commenced their multi-year studies in the UK. Around 14 awards will be made.

Full details regarding eligibility, required documentation, schedule and deadline, access to the online application form and rules for submission can be found in the Information for Students section at the CCSF website.

Deadline for applications: Midnight on Friday 10th March 2023.


Webinar on 14th March: 'How can the State adequately protect the mental health of child and adolescent refugees?' (Exeter Routes network)

On Tuesday 14th March 4pm-5pm, the University of Exeter's Routes network are delighted to host Professor Mina Fazel, of Oxford University, and Dr Zoe Given-Wilson, of Royal Holloway, for a Routes conversation on the question 'How can the State adequately protect the mental health of child and adolescent refugees?'. The discussion will be chaired by Routes' own Raawiyah Rifath. Attendees can join using the following Zoom details:

Meeting ID: 996 8291 1951
Password: 197008

If you have any queries or would like further information, please email


Policy@Exeter Launches New Development Programme

Using your research to influence policy at a local, national or international level can raise your profile, create meaningful impact and help to create further opportunities for you and your work. 

Policy@Exeter has just launched its new Development Programme, which will give participants (at all career levels and with all levels of policy engagement experience) opportunities to improve their policy influencing skills and networks through training, mentoring, information, peer learning and 1:1 support from experts with experience working in policy environments. The Programme is free of charge, and if you’re successful in your application, you will be matched to a pathway which will provide tailored training and support for your needs.

If you’re interested, you have until 19th March 2023 to apply using the short form on our website. There’s more information here and you can contact Policy@Exeter with any questions.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 19th March 2023


Call For Papers: PGR Medical Humanities Conference- University of Exeter, 29th June (hybrid) and 30th June (online) 2023- "Medical Humanities and (In)Justice: Crossing Disciplines and Contexts"

Abstracts or any creative work are accepted. Submissions or queries to Maria Teresa or Ana Lucia.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 3rd April 2023.

Short term Student Accommodation available now

We currently have a number of vacancies in our Birks Grange Village studios which are available for students and visiting researchers for a minimum of 4 week letting period

• Birks Grange Village studio
• £193.20 per week
• Minimum 4 week let, but last date of residence will be 10am on Saturday 24 June
• Please see
Terms and Conditions 

Please contact us via SID Online for registered students, or for researchers

Other options for longer term lets may be available to registered students, so please contact our Accommodation Team.





Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The NHS have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. See their website here.

Sprectrum.Life provides a confidential telephone, video, and live chat counselling service to help with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement and more.

Wellbeing Centre
If you would like to speak to our PGR Support Advisor for Welfare, Cathryn Baker can be contacted at: or tel: 01392 726207. Further wellbeing information, tools and support can be found on our wellbeing webpages.



Details on how you can contact the PGR support team, either via email, telephone or face to face via our hubs (located on all campuses) is available on our contact us webpage.

Remember you can come along and meet the team or to ask any enquiries you might have at either of our helpdesk hubs below at any of our campuses:

The Streatham PGR Hub is open from 10.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday. The Streatham Hub is situated in the Old Library Ground Floor next to the Quiet Study Space and Bill Douglas Centre.

The St Luke’s PGR Hub is open from 10.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Thursday. Students wishing to access the hub should go to the Info at St Luke’s desk and request PGR support, the PGR team will then be called to see you.

The Penryn PGR Support Office is open from 10.00am – 2.00pm Monday to Friday and is based in the Postgraduate Suite in Daphne Du Maurier building 3 (next to the SU and opposite the Stannary).

For enquiries surrounding training and development, please contact the team on:

To view previous versions of the newsletter, you can do so here.

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