In addition to meeting with your supervisor(s) you will need to attend a number of induction activities. Your induction activities may take place either in-person or online. Please use this timetable to help you plan the start of your studies with us at the University.
Find out where to go
For any in-person sessions, look at our campus map to get directions to your sessions.
Help with Technology
If you need assistance with any IT, please contact the IT helpdesk before your induction sessions.
Link to other students in your Department
We have set up a Microsoft Team for you to ask questions and start to get to know other doctoral students in the Department.
Starting Your Doctorate - Compulsory induction module
All new doctoral students are required to complete our Starting Your Doctorate online course. You can do this at your own pace but this must be completed by Friday 18 October 2020. Once registered, you will be able to access this course via Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment.
Doctoral Welcome Sessions
All new doctoral students are invited to attend a Doctoral Welcome Session, organised by the Doctoral College. We have multiple dates for you to choose from. Please check your timetable below and book a session that is convenient for you.
Monday 21 September
|10.15am||1.05pm||MSTeams||Welcome from the Head of Department, Director of Studies, PG-Exec Team|
|2:15pm||3.05pm||MSTeams||Health and Safety Talk - Dr Judith Brown|
Tuesday 22 September
|11.15am||1.05pm||MSTeams||Intro to SAMIS: Candidature form and progress reports|
|2.15pm||5.05pm||MSTeams||PhD Project Meeting with Supervisors (To be organised by supervisors)|
Wednesday 23 September
|9.15am||1.05pm||MSTeams||Postgraduate Training 1: Introduction to PG Demonstrating (For Yr1 PhD Students Only)|
|1.05pm||2.15pm||MSTeams||Library Induction - Linda Humphreys|
|2.15pm||4.05pm||MSTeams||Postgraduate Training 2: Demonstrator course (All PGR Demonstrators)|
Thursday 24 September
|10.15am||12.05am||MSTeams||Departmental Meet and Greet Coffee morning: meet the Staff, PhDs and Postdocs|
|2.15pm||3.05pm||MSTeams||Ethics in Chemistry|
Friday 25 September
|9.15am||11.05am||MSTeams||Academic integrity test|
Tuesday 29 September
|9.15am||12.05am||TBC||Solvent Training - Dr Randolf Kohn|
Thursday 1 October
|10.15am||11.05am||MSTeams||Purchasing in Chemistry (Martin White) and Waste Management (Russel Barlow)|
|2:15pm||3.05pm||MSTeams||Dignity and Respect Talk - Rose Stephenson|
Make sure you check your emails regularly. Sometimes we need to change the times and locations of Welcome events but we’ll email you the new details if that happens.