Induction for new research students
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Welcome to your research degree with the University of Plymouth!

At the induction sessions there will be opportunities to learn more about starting your research degree, procedures and milestones; to learn about support and training for research students; to meet other new research students; and to meet staff from the Doctoral College, Library and International Office, who are there to help you during your research degree at Plymouth.

For enquiries about the Doctoral College induction for new research students, please email

For other research degrees enquiries, please contact the Doctoral College

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Induction programme 5-8 October 2021

Tuesday 5 October

13:00-13:30 (online) Welcome to the University - Professor Jerry Roberts, DVC Research

13:30-14:30 (online) Research degrees: processes, policies and procedures - Dr Cristina Rivas, Doctoral College Manager

Wednesday 6 October

10:30-12:00 (online) Welcome to your research degree and getting started - Professor Roberta Mock, Director Doctoral College

Thursday 7 October

10:30-12:00 (online) Researcher development, training and support - Sarah Kearns, Research Developer Manager

12:30-13:00 (online) International students and UKVI sessions - Anna Want, International Office

Friday 8 October

11:00-12:00 (online) Library and information services - Kate Russell and Kim Davis, Library and Digital Support

14:00-14:30 (online) GradBook and induction Q&A - Cristina Rivas, Doctoral College Manager 

Please note the following:

  • Induction is a mandatory requirement for all new research students.
  • New research students will receive invitations and links to attend each Doctoral College induction session that is applicable to them.
  • If new research students are unable to attend any scheduled online sessions, please email and we will provide access to induction resources through our Moodle page.
  • All Doctoral College induction enquiries can be emailed to
  • Faculties/schools will arrange additional local induction events (for enquiries please contact your school PGR coordinator).
  • Sessions will be held at UK times.
  • University induction information is available on our dedicated Induction page.

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