New Students Info 2015-2016

Research Student Induction Programme

Below are a list of confirmed dates for various events, which we advise all new Postgraduate Research Degree 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 28th September 2015. 

UCL Enrolment - Tuesday 29th September 2015 at 4.30pm

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 14th September 2015, please contact newstudents@ucl.ac.uk.

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

UCL Doctoral School Welcome Event - Thursday 1st October 2015 from 10am

On Thursday 1st October 2015 at 10am -11.30am 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. 

Institute Postgraduate Research Student Induction session- Thursday 1st October 2015 at 12.30pm

Below is an itinerary of the Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care Research Degree Induction session which is being held on on Thursday 1st October 2015 at 12.30pm.

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre of 1-19 Torrington Place (MAP).

12.30 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
  • UCLU

Central IT Services/Information Systems Student Induction - 29th/30th September 2015 from (11am–2.30pm)

29th and 30th September 2015 from 11.00 am – 2.30 pm at half-hourly intervals (i.e. on the hour and the half hour). 

Location: J Z Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building (MAP).

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 - 1st October 2015(4.30pm)

Date: Thursday 1st October 2015, 4.30pm 

Location: Ground Floor Cafe Area of 1-19 Torrington Place (MAP)

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.

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. The Induction sessions in 2015/16 are:

  • Wednesday 21 Oct 2015, 2:00–4:30pm Cruciform B304 - LT1, Cruciform Building, Gower St, UCL, WC1E 6BT
  • Wednesday 4 November 2015, 2:00–4:30pm Cruciform B304 - LT1, Cruciform Building, Gower St, UCL, WC1E 6BT
  • Wednesday 20 January 2016, 2:00–4:30pm Birkbeck Clore Management Centre B01, Malet Street (Map)

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 28 September 2015.

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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