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.

Your timetable

Monday 21 September

Start Finish Location Description
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

Start Finish Location Description
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

Start Finish Location Description
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)
4.05pm 5.05pm TBC PG-Social Event

Thursday 24 September

Start Finish Location Description
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

Start Finish Location Description
9.15am 11.05am MSTeams Academic integrity test

Tuesday 29 September

Start Finish Location Description
9.15am 12.05am TBC Solvent Training - Dr Randolf Kohn

Thursday 1 October

Start Finish Location Description
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.

As well as these compulsory events, you can also get involved in optional activities run by The SU.