Induction

We hope you are looking forward to commencing your studies with us here at the University of Exeter. 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 Undergraduate or 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. 

Dates for the next Induction:

Exeter (Streatham and St Luke's)- Monday 17th September- 10:30-16:00- Book onto induction here

Health and Safety Training Exeter- Tuesday 18th September (12:00-17:00) and Wednesday 19th September (09:00-13:00)- Book onto Health and Safety here

Cornwall (Penryn and Truro)
- Tuesday 18th September- 10:00-16:00- Book onto induction here

Health and Safety Training Cornwall-
TBC

Timetable for Induction:

Tuesday 18th September 2018- 10:00-16:00

10:30- Doctoral College Induction - Exchange Lecture Theatre

Topics to be covered:

- Welcome from the dean, Associate Dean and Assistant Director of the Doctoral College
- What is the Doctoral College and how can it support you?
- Researcher Development Programme - what is this and how will this help you throughout your research
- Support Services

12:30- Lunch- Exchange Green

13:45- College Talks

College of Life and Environmental Sciences- Exchange Red
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences- Exchange Yellow
College of Humanities- Exchange Blue for a chat with official induction for the college taking place on: Friday 21st September
College of Social Sciences and International Studies- Exchange Blue for a chat with official induction for the college taking place week beginning Monday 24th September

16:00- End of Induction Day

If you are new to campus, you can view a campus map here. 

 

Monday 17th September 2018- 10:30-16:00

10:30- Doctoral College Induction - Newman Blue Lecture Theatre

Topics to be covered:

- Welcome from the dean, Associate Dean and Assistant Director of the Doctoral College
- What is the Doctoral College and how can it support you?
- Researcher Development Programme - what is this and how will this help you throughout your research
- Wellbeing
- Guild and the Guild Advice Unit
- Library
- INTO

12:30- Lunch- Peter Chalk Hub

14:00- College Talks

- Business School- Newman Collaborative Lecture Theatre
College of Life and Environmental Sciences- Newman Red Lecture Theatre
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences- Newman Purple Lecture Theatre
College of Humanities- Newman Green Lecture Theatre
College of Social Sciences and International Studies- Newman Blue Lecture Theatre

16:00- End of Induction Day

If you are new to campus, you can view a campus map here. 

 

Health and Safety Training

Streatham Campus- Tuesday 18th September and Wednesday 19th September

All new STEMM postgraduate 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 training is split over two half days, the first half day is taking place on Tuesday 18th September 2018- 12:00-17:00- Queens LT2, this half-day covers an Introduction to Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and Fire Safety. The second half day is taking place on Wednesday 19th September -9:00-13:00- Queens LT1, this half-day covers CoSHH and Radiation Protection. Most PGRs will be required to attend the first of the half days, if you are unsure as to whether you need to attend the second half day, please contact your supervisor. 

If you are unable to make either of these dates, there are other opportunities for you to complete the training at a later date, however, you may not be granted access to labs if you have not completed the training. 

Book onto Health and Safety training here.

Penryn Campus- TBC

The training is split into two in one day, the first half of the day covers an Introduction to Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and Fire Safety. The second half day covers CoSHH and Radiation Protection. Most PGRs will be required to attend the first half of the day, if you are unsure as to whether you need to attend the afternoon session, please contact your supervisor. 

During the first couple of weeks at the University you will only be required to attend the Doctoral College Induction but you may be required to attend Health and Safety training, LTHE training or a discipline specific induction. 

You can find a full list of activites for Exeter based PGRs here on our Welcome Week Timetable

For PGRs based in Cornwall you can find a full list of activites here: Welcome Week Timetable (Cornwall).

Subject Specific Induction Timetables

Drama Pre-Sessional Timetable

XM2 induction timetable

Medical School Induction Timetable

Unable to Attend Induction:

If you are unable to attend induction or would like to re-cap something said on the day, you can watch recordings of the presentations here.