Induction day for new research students
  • Rolle Building, Room 605, University of Plymouth main campus

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Welcome to your research degree with the University of Plymouth!

At the induction day there will be opportunities to talk to representatives from support services such as the library and the International Office. You will meet other new research students, learn about regulations and procedures and start to think about your professional skills development.

Please contact your Doctoral College Administrator for more information.

New students who are unable to attend our induction session can participate in an introductory webinar on Monday 4 November 2019, 10.30am - 12.00pm. Bookings for the webinar induction can be emailed to

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Today's events

Induction day programme

0900  Registration and tea/coffee

Doctoral College session

This session will introduce new research students to research degrees, university processes, opportunities and resources.

0930 – 1030  Professor Roberta Mock, Director of the Doctoral College

1030 – 1100  Tea/coffee break

1100 – 1200  Dr Cristina Rivas, Doctoral College Manager

1200 – 1245  Lunch

1245 – 1345  Developing as a researcher, Sarah Kearns, Researcher Development Manager.

This session will include an introduction to planning your research training and development; identifying milestones and project planning; expectations, motivation, support and wellbeing.

1345 – 1400  Faculty/School introductions, Deputy Directors of the Doctoral College

1400 – 1545  Researcher Toolkit: Workshop 1: What next...? Starting a Project and maintaining momentum

1545 – 1615  Information Specialists and the Library

1615 – 1630  International Office (international students)

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