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 researchskills@plymouth.ac.uk
For other research degrees enquiries, please contact the Doctoral College.
Please find induction timings for 11–12 January 2023 below. 
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Induction programme 11–12 January 2023

Wednesday 11 January 2023

Session times
10:15–11:45 (on campus) Welcome to your research degree and getting started Professor Richard Yarwood, Director Doctoral College
11:45–12:00 (on campus) Break
12:00 –12:30 (on campus) Welcome to the University Professor Archie Clements, DVC Research & Innovation
12:30–13:30 (on campus) Researcher development, training, and support  Sarah Kearns, Researcher Development Manager

Thursday 12 January 2023

Session times
10:00–11:00 (on campus) Research degrees: processes, policies, and procedures  Dr Cristina Rivas, Doctoral College Manager
11:00–11:15 (on campus) Break
11:15–12:15 (on campus) GradBook and induction Q&A  Dr Cristina Rivas, Doctoral College Manager
12:15–12:30 (on campus) Postgraduate Research representatives Faculty and School PGR representatives
12:30–13:15 (on campus) Lunch
13:15–14:00 (on campus) Library and information services  Information Specialists, Library and Digital Support
14:00–14:45 (on campus) International students and Student Visa sessions  Academic Registry & English Language Centre
Please note the following:
  • Induction is a mandatory requirement for all new research students.
  • New research students will receive invitations to attend Doctoral College induction.
  • If new research students are unable to attend any scheduled sessions, please email researchskills@plymouth.ac.uk and we will provide access to induction resources through our Moodle page.
  • All Doctoral College induction enquiries can be emailed to researchskills@plymouth.ac.uk
  • 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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