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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 .
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Induction programme 3–5 October 2022

Monday 3 October 2022
10:00–11:30 (on campus, online option also available) – Welcome to your research degree and getting started – Professor Richard Yarwood, Director Doctoral College
11:30–11:45 (on campus) Break
11:45–12:00 (on campus, online option also available) – Postgraduate Research representatives – Faculty and School PGR representatives
12:00–13:00 (on campus) – Lunch
13:00–14:00 (on campus, online option also available) – International students and Student Visa sessions – Anna Want and Catherine Woodburn, Academic Registry and Dr Patrick McMahon, English Language Centre
Tuesday 4 October 2022
10:30–11:30 (on campus, online option also available) – Research degrees: processes, policies, and procedures – Dr Cristina Rivas, Doctoral College Manager
11:30–12:00 (on campus, online option also available) – Welcome to the University – Professor Archie Clements, DVC Research & Innovation
12:00–13:00 (on campus) – Lunch
13:00–14:30 (on campus, online option also available) – Researcher development, training, and support – Sarah Kearns, Researcher Development Manager
Wednesday 5 October 2022
10:00–11:00 (on campus, online option also available) – Library and information services – Information Specialists, Library and Digital Support
11:00–12:00 (on campus, online option also available) – GradBook and induction Q&A – Dr 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 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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