About us

The DocSoc is a great opportunity for PhD students of all disciplines at Reading to socialise and take some quality time away from your PhD to make new friends and enjoy university life outside of studying! Whilst DocSoc is primarily aimed at PhD students, we are also open to all Post grads (masters students etc.) and Early Career Researchers (such as lab techs and postdocs). 

Winner of RUSU Silver Laurel Award for 2019 

What do we do?

  1. Monthly events for PhD and Masters' students to meet and socialise
  2. Provide a safe and fun space for Postgraduate students to meet, socialise and make friends. 

Events Planned for Autumn 2020/21

As the world is reeling under a pandemic, we have to move all our events online. All the events listed are online unless otherwise specified. 

1. Welcome/ Taster Event - Oct 15 - Check events section for more details 
2. Netflix Party and Chill 
3. RU DocSoc Pub Quiz 
4. Virtual Escape Room
5. Secret Santa for Christmas

Smaller Events Planned

1. Book Club
2. Tea and Coffee Afternoons


  • RU Doc Soc Student Membership£2.15
  • RU Doc Soc Associate Membership£4.65




We are not currently running any events through our webpage.


No elections are currently running.

Committee members


Welfare Representative