At the beginning of October, PhD students from the Department of Infectious Diseases were able to come together at a welcome event. Students from all year groups and based across multiple campuses met at a local pub for a friendly drink. At the first of what we hope are many events throughout the academic year, we laid the base of a strong foundation to create a supportive, engaging and friendly network of students from across the department. We were able to discuss lab problems and share career planning advice, as well as stories from the lockdown and our favourite local take outs! This was a wonderful reminder of the community to be found within our department, and as the year progresses the student reps hope to continue to build an inclusive environment for PhD students.
Please watch your emails for future DoID PhD cohort events, which allow you to meet and make connections with your fellow students from across the department.