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

Wednesday 23 September

Start Finish Location Description
9.30am 10.15am MSTeams Departmental welcome (HoD, Union Rep, SIAM Rep, PG Seminar Series, Social Rep, Bathematicians, and Coordinators
10.15am 4.05pm MSTeams Tutoring training

Thursday 24 September

Start Finish Location Description
10.15am 10.45am MSTeams PGR + SAMBa 2nd Years Welcome

Friday 25 September

Start Finish Location Description
11.30am 3.15pm 4 West 1.7 Meet your mentor/co-factor, supervisor, campus tours and chat to Director of Studies
4.15pm 5.05pm TBC Introduction to the library - This session is aimed at new students and those who have not studied here before. It will give you an introduction to library services and resources, including an overview of key databases which contain peer reviewed information that you will need for your study or research. It will also include information about open access publishing and how to manage your research data.

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.