Research Student Induction Programme

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 23rd September 2013. 

For your information: 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: a.opitz@ucl.ac.uk

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

UCL Enrolment - Tuesday 24th September at 9.30am

This enrolment process will provide you with registration, ID cards and IS registration. For new students joining UCL in September 2013, enrolment will take place in the Old Refectory located in the Wilkins Building (main campus).

You must enrol in person at UCL within two weeks of your start date. Special arrangements are in place at the start of term. Once you complete pre-enrolment online you will receive an email with details of when and where you need to enrol in person.  If you have not received your enrolment appointment by Monday 9th September 2013, please contact newstudents@ucl.ac.uk

Location: South Cloisters, Wilkins Building - MAP (ref – C2/D3)

Full enrolment details can be found here

Institute Postgraduate Research Student Welcome/Induction - 26th Sept 2013 (10am)

Below is an itinerary of the Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care PhD Induction session being held on Wednesday 26th September 2013.

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre (basement), 1-19 Torrington Place (map – ref A5)

10.00 am
  • Welcome – Institute Director, Professor Andrew Steptoe
10:15 am
  • 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

Graduate School Induction - Thursday 26th September, 2013 (2pm-3.30pm)

On Thursday 26th September 2013 between 2pm to 3.30pm, the Graduate School will run a welcome event for all new graduate students within the Faculty of Population Health. 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 the session. Further information can be found at: http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/comp/welcome.html

Location: Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon Street (Map)

Central IT Services/Information Systems Student Induction - 24th to 26th September 2013(11am - 2.30pm)

Tuesday 24th September – Thursday 26th September 2012

11.00 am – 2.30 pm at half-hourly intervals (i.e. on the hour and the half hour)

Location: Anatomy, G29, J Z Young Lecture Theatre

Further info, including an online version of the presentation are available here.

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.

Sessions are held on a rolling basis and you are welcome to attend any session within the time frames mentioned above.

Introduction to Skills Development and the Research Student Log - 18th Oct, 6th Nov and Jan (TBC)

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 Skills Development Programme and the Research Student Log can be used as powerful tools to enhance the quality of students' research work from the very beginning of their degrees and benefit their future careers.

The programme aims to provide an outline of UCL policy on skills training and the national Researcher Development Framework that informs our programme. The Induction 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.

There are three Induction sessions in 2013/14 which take place as follows:

  • Induction session 1 Friday 18th October 2013, 14.00–16.30 in Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT.
  • Induction session 2 Wednesday 6th November 2013, 2:00–4:30pm in Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT.
  • Induction session 3 30 January 2013,  (date to be confirmed).

Students need to register to attend the Induction. Please register for only one of the sessions (supervisors don't need to register).

For more information on the programme and to register please see: http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/comp/induction.html

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.

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