This article will explain Induction for Postgraduate Research Students.

All new PGRS are required to attend the University-wide induction, organised by the Graduate School, which includes University-wide sessions and supporting events provided by faculties, schools and departments. New PGRS arriving at the University will have expectations, aspirations, hopes and concerns and the aim of induction is to clarify what the University provides and the PGRS’ responsibilities.

The First Supervisor will also meet with the new PGRS, ensure that an Induction Checklist is completed, and introduce the supervisory team. At this initial meeting the areas of expertise and support within the supervisory team should also be discussed, including a schedule of supervisory meetings and arrangements for annual leave and notification of absence.

For further information please see the Research Degrees Handbook.