Induction

We hope you are looking forward to commencing your studies with us here at the University of Exeter in September. To help you settle into university life we have arranged a compulsory induction for you to attend.  

All new PGR students are required to attend the induction, even if you are progressing from Masters study at Exeter. Our Induction Session is designed to provide you with essential information to help you while studying for a research degree. It is also a great way to meet fellow students. 

The date for induction September 2017 were:

Cornwall (Penryn)- Wednesday 20th September 2017- 10:00-16:00- Peter Lanyon Building

Exeter (Streatham and St Luke's)- Thursday 21st September 2017- 10:00-16:00- Peter Chalk

Medical School Students will have an Induction on Thursday 5th October- St Luke's please look out for an email with further details. 

January details to be posted soon. 

Wednesday 20th September 2017

10:00-16:00

Time Session Location
10:00-12:00   College of Life and Environmental Scienced Induction Peter Lanyon Seminar Room 6
College of Engineering, Mathmatics and Physical Sciences Induction Peter Lanyon Lecture Theatre 4
11:00-12:00 HASS Induction (College of Humanities, College of Social Sciences and International Studies and Business School) Peter Lanyon Seminar Room 9
12:00-13:00 Lunch Peter Lanyon Seminar Room 3
13:00-15:00

Doctoral College Induction

  • 3 Minute Thesis Winners
  • Introduction by Dean and Associate Dean of Doctoral College
  • Researcher Development Opportunities
  • FXPlus Student Services
  • FXU
Peter Lanyon Lecture Theatre Room 4
15:00-16:00 Afternoon Tea Peter Lanyon Seminar Room 3

Thursday 21st September 2017

10:00-16:00

Time Session Location Video Recording of Induction
10:00-12:00


Business School Induction Peter Chalk Hall 2  
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Induction Newman Purple View Here
College of Humanities Induction Newman Green View Here 
College of Life and Environmental Science Induction Newman Red View Here
College of Social Sciences and International Studies Induction Newman Blue View Here
Medical School Induction*    
12:00-13:00 Lunch Peter Chalk Hall 1  
13:00-15:00

Doctoral College Induction

  • 3 Minute Thesis Winners
  • Introduction by Dean and Associate Dean of Doctoral College
  • Researcher Development Opportunities
  • INTO
  • Wellbeing Services
  • Student Guild/ Advice Unit
Newman Blue View Here
15:00-16:00 Afternoon Tea Peter Chalk Hall 1  

* The Medical Induction will take place on Thursday 5th October at St Luke's please look out for an email. 

Health and Safety Training- Wednesday 20th September- Amory Moot Room

All new STEMM postgraudate researchers are required to attend the Health and Safety training day. STEMM PGRs are those who are homed in any of the following colleges: College of Life and Environmental Science, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences or the Medical School.

The day is split into two, the first half of the day 9:00-13:30, is where all new PGRs are required to attend, as this covers general Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and Fire Safety. In the afternoon (14:30-17:30) COSHH and Radiation training will take place, only PGRs who need this training are required to stay. If you are unsure as to whether you need the afternoon training, please contact your supervisor. 

If you are unable to make Wednesday 20th September, there are other opportunities for you to complete the training at a later date. 

Some research students will be funded by a Research Council and therefore will be expected to attend another induction as well as the University of Exeter's. The dates for the research council (DTP) inductions can be found below:

Research Council (DTP) Date
BBSRC SWBio Thursday 14th September
ESRC SWDTP Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September
NERC GW4+ DTP Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th September
MRC DTP Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October