New Students Info 2016-2017

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

You should have received information from your programme administrator regarding details of your induction timetable. If for whatever reason you haven't received the necessary details, please contact your programme administrator (details below):

Programme Programme Administrator
BSc Population Health Gordon Gillen
MSc Health Psychology Madiha Sajid
MSc Health Society; Social Epidemiology Emily Poole
MSc Dental Public Health Vijay Patel / Louise Gregory Hodge

Research Degree Student Induction Programme

Below are a list of confirmed dates for various events, which we advise all new Postgraduate Research students attend. 

IMPORTANT: please note this page will constantly be updated with new events as they are confirmed nearer the beginning of the academic year on Monday 26th September 2016. 

UCL Enrolment - Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 4.30pm (Wilkins Building)

This enrolment process will provide you with registration, ID cards and IS registration. For new students joining UCL in September 2015, enrolment will take place within the South Cloisters of the Wilkins building (MAP). 

Please note you must enrol in person at UCL within 10 working days of your start date. 

By now, you should have received details regarding the online pre-enrolment process. Once you complete pre-enrolment process online, you will receive an email with details of where and when you need to enrol in person.  If you have not received your enrolment appointment by Monday 12th September 2016, please contact

Full enrolment details can be found here: (

Institute Postgraduate Research Student Induction session- Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 10am

Below is an itinerary of the Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care Research Degree Induction session which is being held on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 10am.

Location: Galton Lecture Theatre (Room 115), 1-19 Torrington Place (MAP).

  • Welcome to the Institute
  • Graduate Research Support in the Institute
  • The role of Graduate Tutors
  • The Doctoral School and Student Research Log
  • Training Opportunities: local and centrally organised
  • Local Departmental Support and Contacts
  • Student Support and Wellbeing
  • UCL Volunteer Services
  • UCLU

UCL Doctoral School Welcome Event - 11am - 12.30pm on Friday 30th September 2016

On Friday 30th September at 11am - 12.30pm there will be a Doctoral School Welcome Event for 1st Year Research Degree students attending UCL. 

Location: Logan Hall, UCL Institute of Education (MAP)

The purpose of this short welcome event is to let students know something about the wealth of facilities offered to research students, and to give new students a flavour of the exciting research community at UCL. 

Further information

Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care Social Event (Research Degree) - 28th September 2016

Date: Wednesday 28th September 2016, 4pm to 5.30pm 

Location: 1-19 Torrington Place, Ground Floor Cafe and G37/38

This a great opportunity for new students across the Institute to meet fellow MPhil/PhD students, graduate tutors and supervisors within the Department. 

Refreshments and light bites will provided and all new and current students within the Department are invited to attend.

Introduction to Skills Development and the Research Student Log

The Graduate School will be holding three Induction sessions for new research students and their supervisors on the Skills Development Programme and Research Student Log.

The aim of the Induction is to show how the Doctoral Skills Development Programme and the Research Student Log can be used as powerful tools to enhance the quality of students' research work from the beginning of their degrees to helping them progress their project and also develop transferable skills as researchers. All Research Council funded research students are required by their funding bodies to participate in transferable skills development training to a degree equivalent to two weeks per year; all other research students are expected to undertake the same level training per year.

The Induction provides an outline of the policy on transferable skills training for doctoral students and the national Researcher Development Framework that informs our programme. The session will explain how the Research Student Log and the Skills function work together, and how students may record their academic progress and the activities in which they engage during their degree. 

There are typically three induction sessions which take place in October, November and January of each academic year. The first date has been released and the details are below

  • Monday 10 Oct 2016, 2pm–4pm Cruciform Building B304 - LT1 
  • Tuesday 8th November 2016, 2pm–4pm Christopher Ingold Building XLG1 Chemistry LT
  • Wednesday 25th January 2017, 2pm–4pm Christopher Ingold Building XLG2 Auditorium

Students need to register for only one of the Induction sessions (supervisors don't need to register). Please note, the registrations only open on the first day of term, on 26 September 2016.

For more information and to register please see:

From this year, the Skills and Log Induction Sessions will run under the auspices of the Skills Development Programme.  Please contact our Skills Development Programme Manager, Rocelle Rowe with any queries (

Faculty International Student Welcome reception - 3rd October 2016

The Faculty of Population Health Sciences welcomes all of its international students (including EU) and will hold a reception so that you have the opportunity to  meet other students and staff within the Faculty. To attend please register via Eventbrite

Date: Mon 3 October 2016

17:30 – 19:30

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Location: Pavilion, Wilkins Main Quad - North Side


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Faculty Research Degree Induction - 12th October 2016, 6pm - 8pm

Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street WC1N 1EH.

6pm - 7pm followed by drinks and nibbles until 8pm. 

Please make sure to register so we know how many to expect and cater for:

Most queries you may have can be resolved by visiting UCL's 'New Student' pages, which can be found here. You can also contact Mr Andreas Opitz via email: