Design Innovation academics awarded TECHNE funding for PhD training

This PhD training will focus on topic of ‘uncertainty’, defined as an inevitable characteristic of a PhD life, which can be highly disarming.

The training will be led by Institute for Design Innovation academics, Dr Siv Jansson (Teaching Fellow) and supported by Dr Ksenija Kuzmina (Lecturer and Programme Director) and Dr Sharon Prendeville (Senior Lecturer and Programme Director).

A workshop series titled Exploring and Understanding Uncertainty: Dealing With Doubts About Your Thesis, will be run over a period of 3 days, looking at various forms of uncertainties that PhD candidates experience during their 3.5 years of study to promote a healthy academic practice.

These workshops will take place between 9 Jul 2021 - 13 Jul 2021. This training is all open to all TECHNE funded PhD students and you have the option to sign up for individual sessions or the whole course. 


Originally established in 2014, TECHNE has successfully collaborated with partner institutions and external organisations across London and the south east to deliver industry-relevant research across a range of subjects.

TECHNE supports outstanding students in pursuing the 'craft' of research through innovative, interdisciplinary and creative approaches across the range of the arts and humanities. The techne consortium comprises of nine universities across London and the South-East and has almost 60 AHRC studentships to award each year throughout the arts and humanities disciplines.

To find out more about this PhD training series, please visit the TECHNE website.

If you are interested in attending this workshop series or would like to attend a one-to-one session, then please register here.

To find out more about our Institute for Design Innovation please visit our website.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.