Doctoral School welcome resources

A warm welcome to new members of UCL's diverse research community. If you're a PhD student or other researcher, please spend some time looking through the helpful resources below.

Welcome to UCL’s research community

Congratulations on becoming part of UCL's world-leading research community, a diverse and vibrant group of highly talented researchers at the cutting edge of their fields. We hope you're excited to get under way.

To help you familiarise yourself with the many opportunities and services available to you, we've put together a series of short videos introducing you to everything you need to know.

Please spend some time to watch these within your first few weeks and also read through the Code of Practice for Graduate Research Degrees 2021/22, so that you fully understand our commitment to you.

PGR Welcome Events

The Doctoral School are hosting online welcome events for Postgraduate Research (PGR) students. These events will help you get started on your journey to becoming a PGR student, as you will have the opportunity to hear key information and ask questions to our PGR student panel.

We will be running the event on two separate dates. For more information about the events and to book your place please click on your preferred date below. Please note that one event is in person and one is online. 

Wednesday 28 September 2022, 10.00-11.30am, in person at the Cruciform 

Monday 3 October 2022, 13.00-14.30pm, online for virtual viewing

We recommend that you watch all of the videos below before attending one of the live events.  

Visit the UCL Doctoral School website for much more information.

On this page:

What is a research degree at UCL?

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— Professor David Bogle, Pro-Vice-Provost for the UCL Doctoral School 

Key people, resources and spaces

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— Elizabeth Halton, Deputy Director, UCL Doctoral School

Researcher development at UCL - Doctoral Skills

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— Kasia Bronk, Academic Development Manager, UCL Organisational Development 

Careers information for research students 

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 — Dr Jana Dankovicova, Career Consultant, UCL Careers 

Innovation & Enterprise at UCL

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 — Dr. Kathyrine Walsh, Vice-Provost Enterprise & Dr. Ruth Weir, Senior Programme Officer for Entrepreneurship

UCL Student Mediator

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— Dr Ruth Siddall, UCL Student Mediator, Office of the Vice-Provost for Education & Student Affairs 

What Students' Union UCL offers
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— Viktoria Makai, Previous Postgraduate Students’ Officer, Students’ Union UCL