You can expect your faculty to provide you with an induction within three months of registration. Inductions usually take place during the main registration period in September and in January. They’re designed to help you to acquire an understanding of the academic and social environment you will be working in.

When the dates, times and locations of inductions have been confirmed, you can view them here.

The Induction should cover the following:

  • An introduction to the University including its history and development;
  • The relevant regulations, policies and procedures relating to research degrees;
  • The University’s expectations of research students;
  • The challenges typically faced by research students;
  • The facilities available to students including learning support, provision for student welfare and other support arrangements;
  • The complaints and appeals procedures;
  • Matters administered by the Research Student Support Team and Medical Sciences Graduate School, including who to contact for support and advice outside your supervisory team;
  • Facilities and training opportunities available to students within your faculty;
  • Information about the opportunities to meet other research students and staff and about opportunities to broaden your knowledge through seminars, conferences, forums, etc.

In addition, your School/Institute will arrange for an induction into your School/Institute and programme of study, which will involve your academic supervisor.