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New Students Info

Research 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 22nd September 2014. 

UCL Enrolment - Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 4.30pm

This enrolment process will provide you with registration, ID cards and IS registration. For new students joining UCL in September 2014, enrolment will take place within the South Cloisters of the Wilkins building (MAP - ref –D3). Please note you must enrol in person at UCL within two weeks 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 when and where you need to enroll in person.  If you have not received your enrolment appointment by Monday 8th September 2014, please contact newstudents@ucl.ac.uk.

Full enrolment details can be found here: (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/new-students/enrolment

Institute Postgraduate Research Student Welcome/Induction - Wednesday 24th September at 10am

Below is an itinerary of the Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care Research Degree Induction session which is being held on Wednesday 24th September 2014 at 10am.

Location: Pearson Lecture Theatre (Bloomsbury campus), (MAP – ref C2/C3).

10.00 am
  • Welcome – Institute Director, Professor Andrew Steptoe
  • Graduate Research Support in the Division
  • The role of Graduate Tutors
  • The Graduate School and Student Log
  • Training Opportunities: local and centrally organised
  • Local Departmental Support and Contacts
  • UCL Volunteer Services
  • Careers

Central IT Services/Information Systems Student Induction - 23rd, 24th and 25th September 2014 from (11am–2.30pm)

23rd, 24th and 25th September 2014 from 11.00 am – 2.30 pm at half-hourly intervals (i.e. on the hour and the half hour). Sessions are held on a rolling basis and you are welcome to attend any session.

Location: J Z Young Lecture Theatre

This will be a short presentation to find out about the IT services available to you at UCL. They will cover:  

  • How to register for central UCL computing services
  • UCL email
  • Cluster rooms
  • Printing & Scanning
  • Network access in Halls and through Eduroam
  • Portico access
  • Helpdesk
  • Training and e-learning opportunities and a range of other resources available to you

Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care (MPhil/PhD) Social Event - 24th September (4.30pm)

Date: Wednesday 24th September 2014, 4.30pm 

Location: Ground Floor Cafe Area of 1-19 Torrington Place (MAP – ref A,5)

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 free of charge and all new and current students within the Department are invited to attend.

UCL Doctoral School Welcome Event - Monday 29th September 2014 from 10am

On Monday 29th September 2014 from 10am there will be a Doctoral School Welcome Event for 1st Year Research Degree students attending UCL. The purpose of the welcome session is to let students know something about the facilities offered by the Graduate School and other departments to graduate students, and to give new students a flavour of the exciting research community at UCL. We strongly advise all students attend this session. A programme can be found here

Location: Camden Centre, Euston Road WC1H 9JE (MAP)

Introduction to Skills Development and the Research Student Log - 17th Oct 2015, 21st Nov 2015 and 20th Jan 2015.

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 demonstrates how the web-based Research Student Log and the Skills System function and work together, and how students may record their academic progress and the skills activities in which they have participated during their degree. The Induction sessions in 2014/15 are:

· Friday 17 Oct 2014, 2:00–4:30pm A V Hill LT 131, UCL Medical Sciences Building, Malet Place WC1E 6BT

· Friday 21 November 2014, 2:00–4:30pm A V Hill LT 131, UCL Medical Sciences Building, Malet Place WC1E 6BT

· Tuesday 20 January 2015, 2:00–4:30pm A V Hill LT 131, UCL Medical Sciences Building, Malet Place WC1E 6BT

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 22nd September 2014.

For more information and to register please see: http://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2375

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, Daniela Bultoc, with any queries.

Most queries you may have can be resolved by visiting UCL's 'New Student' pages, which can be found here. You can also contact Ms Lydia Clinton via email: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

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