Induction

Induction

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 series of different sessions based on your course for you to attend.  

All new PGR students are required to attend 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. 

We are currently still finalising plans for the September 2021 induction, however below you can find what we have arranged so far:

From the 1st September, all new students will have access to the online induction portal. Please note you need to have registered before you can access the portal*.

The Doctoral College Online Induction Portal, is an online portal which allows you to learn about the University, the Doctoral College and its teams, along with all the student support services and how to get started with your degree. 

We recommend that all new PGR students should work through the induction portal before attending the face to face or online induction. 

In order to access the portal you maybe required to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA), if it is your first time connecting to university systems. If you setup the Microsoft Authenticator app, please do not uninstall it without setting up a backup method. Full details about MFA can be found on the MFA website. 

  

On Monday 13th September, we will be holding a face to face induction for all new PGR students on the Streatham campus. This is a chance for you to hear from the Dean of the Doctoral College, Doctoral College staff as well as from support staff from around the University. It is also a great chance to meet other PGRs, and make connections. 

Timetable for day:

10:45- 11:00: Arrive at the Peter Chalk centre for registration

11:00-12:00: Doctoral College talk

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-14:00: College Talks

  • Business School
  • College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Life and Environmental Sciences (recording will be made available on the 13th September)
  • College of Medicine and Health (13:30-15:00- delivered online)
  • College of Social Sciences and International Studies (for those unable to attend the face to face event, another induction event will take place online on Thursday 23rd September- details of which will be sent to you)

In order to attend induction, please email: doctoral.college@exeter.ac.uk to let us know you are attending so we can control numbers and order the correct refreshments. 

COVID Safety Protocols for the day:

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we want to make sure everyone stays and feels safe. Before arriving and when on campus we ask that you do the following:

  • Prior to arriving on campus, we ask that you take a lateral flow test (LFD) which can be collected for free from a pharmacy (full details of the Universities testing are available here)
  • Read the Safe Community Charter
  • All persons are strongly recommended to wear a face mask when inside buildings (if you do not have a face mask, you can collect one from the face covering station in Peter Chalk Centre)- please be aware that some members of our community are exempt from wearing face coverings, reasons may not always be obvious and we should therefore all strive to respect everyone's privacy. 
  • Check into the track and trace code for the building
  • When in the lecture theatre please sit in every other sit to try and maintain social distancing and fill the seats furthest from the door first

Full details of the Universities advice on coming to campus is available here.  

For those unable to attend the face to face inductions, we will also be holding the Doctoral College talk online on Tuesday 14th September (12:00-13:00). 

This is a chance for you to hear from the Dean of the Doctoral College, Doctoral College support staff, and other student support services. 

In order to attend induction, please email: doctoral.college@exeter.ac.uk to let us know you are attending so we can send you the link to the session. 

On Wednesday 15th September, we will be holding a face to face induction for all new PGR students on the Penryn campus. This is a chance for you to hear from the Dean of the Doctoral College, Doctoral College staff as well as from support staff from around the University. It is also a great chance to meet other PGRs, and make connections. 

Timetable for day:

10:45-11:00: Arrive at Exchange Building Room Green for registration

11:00-12:00: Doctoral College talk

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-14:00: College Talks

- College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences- Exchange Green

In order to attend induction, please email: doctoral.college@exeter.ac.uk to let us know you are attending so we can control numbers and order the correct refreshments. 

Thursday 16th September

- College of Life and Environmental Sciences - 11:00-12:30- Exchange Blue

COVID Safety Protocols for the day:

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we want to make sure everyone stays and feels safe. Before arriving and when on campus we ask that you do the following:

  • Prior to arriving on campus, we ask that you take a lateral flow test (LFD) which can be collected for free from a pharmacy (full details of the Universities testing are available here)
  • Read the Safe Community Charter
  • All persons are strongly recommended to wear a face mask when inside buildings (if you do not have a face mask, you can collect one from the face covering station in Peter Chalk Centre)- please be aware that some members of our community are exempt from wearing face coverings, reasons may not always be obvious and we should therefore all strive to respect everyone's privacy. 
  • Check into the track and trace code for the building
  • When in the lecture theatre please sit in every other sit to try and maintain social distancing and fill the seats furthest from the door first

Full details of the Universities advice on coming to campus is available here.  

There is a variety of support available to international students when they arrive. Including information about BRP collection, international student clearance, register with a health centre, opening a UK bank account and police registration. We have a whole welcome programme available to international students when they arrive, check out what is going in Exeter and Cornwall below:

Outside of the inductions ran by the Doctoral College for new PGRs, there is a variety of support available to new PGRs including:

Wellbeing Support

The team will be available on campus, in the Wellbeing support van on the following days:

  • Monday 13th September – St Lukes campus
  • Tuesday 14th– Thursday 16th September – Streatham campus
  • Friday 17th September - Penryn campus

 Students Guild (Streatham and St Lukes Campus)- Freshers Fair 

Please note there are bookings in place in order to control numbers on the day so please book a place before attending. 

Full details surrounding Freshers can be found on the Students Guild Freshers Portal.

The SU (Penryn Campus)- Welcome 2021

For information surrounding welcome events being run by the SU in Penryn please visit their welcome page.

New Students Guide

The New Students' Guide, details what you need to do at each stage of joining the University. 

When starting your research degree it can be confusing to know where to start, we have a series of suggested training and development sessions which we recommend that you attend in the first couple of weeks of starting your research degree:

‘Focus on…’ is our question and answer panel series, featuring University of Exeter staff and researchers discussing a range of different research topics and activities. This session we will discuss getting started with your research degree!

  • Kickstart your research degree with joy, clarity and ease
     
  • Working with your supervisors 
Online Resources

College Specific Induction Events

Finance & Accounting: Monday 20th September 14:00 – 15:00 for new MPhil/PhD students to meet their DPGR Building:One Syndicate Room C. Remote attendance is possible, please contact uebs-pgradmin@exeter.ac.uk if you will be attending remotely. A social lunch will be arranged for new and existing students on the same day, details TBC.

Management & SITE (combined induction): Tuesday 21st September 15:00-16:00 for new MPhil/PhD students to meet their DPGRs, Reps and faculty Building:One Syndicate Room B. Existing students and those starting the MRes Management will be invited to a social event from 16:00, details TBC

Economics: Induction event for new MPhil/PhD students TBC.  A departmental meeting where new and existing PGRs & MRes students will have the opportunity to meet reps, faculty and find out more about research culture in Economics will take place w/c 11th October, details TBC.

All new Business School PGRs:

- PGR Ethics Induction: Wednesday 15th September (11:00-12:00)- Building: One Marchant Syndicate Room A- this session is mandatory for all new Business School PGR students. For those unable to attend in person on the day, please contact uebs-pgradmin@exeter.ac.uk.

For those based in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, please find below the details of your discipline inductions. If you have any queries about your discipline inductions please contact the team on: cles-pgr-support@exeter.ac.uk

Discipline Date, Time and Location
Biosciences Tuesday, 21st September, time and location to be confirmed
Geography Tuesday, 14th September, 2.00 pm, Newman Red- if you are unable to attend in person a zoom link will be sent to you, so that you can join remotely. 
Sport & Health Sciences Tuesday, 14th September, 2.00pm, Baring Court 220- for those unable to attend in person an online event will take place the following week, please look out for further details. 
Psychology Thursday, 16th September, 9.30 am, Washington Singer 028- if you are unable to attend in person a zoom link will be sent to you, so that you can join remotely. 

Tuesday 14th September 1000-1115 BST College of Medicine and Health Orientation 1 for new PGRs students

Tuesday 14th September 1400-1500 BST College of Medicine and Health Orientation 2 for new PGRs students

Wednesday 15th September 1000-1100 BST College of Medicine and Health Orientation 3 for new PGRs students

Thursday 16th September 0930-1100 BST College of Medicine and Health Orientation 4 for new PGRs students

If you have any questions about the College of Medicine and Health inductions please email: UEMS-graduateresearch@exeter.ac.uk