Induction for postgraduate researchers

A good induction can help PGRs settle in quickly and begin to make early progress with their research.

Postgraduate researchers are provided with a PGR handbook which brings together key rules, regulations and guidance which form the framework of the degree. Copies of the handbook are available on the Doctoral College Minerva organisation or from your faculty Graduate School.  

The handbook includes:

University welcome event

All new postgraduate researchers are encouraged to attend the University welcome event. They are formally welcomed to the University by Professor Luke Windsor, Dean of Postgraduate Research Studies, signposted to key areas of the University, the resources and facilities available.

There is also the opportunity to meet many other new postgraduate researchers.

Students are notified of forthcoming welcome events by email, with an invitation to register online.

Information provided by schools and faculties

Schools should provide students with any local information about the administrative and academic arrangements for undertaking research within that school or faculty. This could include:

  • information on the specific facilities that are available to PGRs
  • relevant health and safety advice
  • opportunities for participating in conferences
  • information about social and extra-mural activities

You may also provide information about the training that is available through OD&PL.

Information provided by the International Student Office

Find out about a range of international arrival and orientation services that are available to international and EU postgraduate researchers, and to support any other postgraduate researchers arriving from outside of the UK.