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:

The next induction will take place in January:

Exeter- Wednesday 15th January- 12:30-16:00- Forum Seminar Room 7

Cornwall- Thursday 16th January- 12:00-16:00- Daphne du Maurier Seminar Room H

If you have any accessibility requirements please do let us know in advance via the Doctoral College email address: doctoral.college@exeter.ac.uk 


Timetable for Induction:

The next Cornwall induction will take place on Thursday 16th January 2020, 12:00-15:00.

12:00- Arrival- Daphne du Maurier

12:15- Doctoral College Talk

13:15- Lunch

14:00- College Talk

15:00- End of Induction

Sign up for Induction here

The next induction will take place on Wednesday 15th January 2020, 12:30-16:00.

12:30- Arrival

12:45- Doctoral College Talk- Forum Seminar Room 7

14:00- Lunch

15:00- College Talk*

16:00- End of Day

Sign up for Induction here

*If you part of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences please note that your college talk has been moved to Thursday 16th January at 14.00-15.00 in Forum Training Suite. Please still attend the morning session on Wednesday 15th January. 

In additional to the face to face inductions we held an online webinar induction in September for our distance students or for those who are unable to attend a face to face session. 

You can view our online webinar here. 

Please note to access the WEBINAR you will need a University of Exeter log in and therefore you should have registered before trying to access this. 

Health and Safety Training

Exeter Campuses (Streatham and St Lukes)- Wednesday 22nd January- 12.30-17.00 and Thursday 23rd January- 12.30-17.00

The training is split over two half days, the first half day is taking place on Wednesday 22nd January- 12.30-17.00, this half-day covers an Introduction to Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and Fire Safety. All new students are required to complete the first half day of Health and Safety training. Venue: Building One: Kolade Teaching Room

The second half day is taking place on Thursday 23rd January- 12.30-17.00, 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. Venue: Old Library Room 4 & 5

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

Sign up for Exeter Health and Safety Training here. 

Cornwall Campuses (Penryn and Truro)- Wednesday 29th January- 10.00-16.00 and Thursday 30th January - 10.00-15.00

The training is split over two half days, the first half day is taking place on Wednesday 29th January- 10.00-16.00, this half-day covers an Introduction to Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and Fire Safety. All new students are required to complete the first half day of Health and Safety training. Venue: MSc Suite Seminar Room 1 and 2

The second half day is taking place on Thursday 30th January - 10.00-15.00, 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. Venue: MSc Suite Seminar Room 1

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

Sign up for Penryn Health and Safety Training Here. 

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. 

Discover the range of library resources and services available to support you in your academic journey. This online tutorial introduces you to Library Search and our A to Z database collections as well as covering all the practical library essentials such as how to borrow and renew books and find study space.

Unable to Attend Induction:

This year we ran our first online WEBINAR induction for new students, if you missed this WEBINAR you can view this here. Please note to access the WEBINAR you will need a University of Exeter log in. 

Alternatively we have various videos below which contains infomraiton on the support available to you at as a Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Exeter. 

Welcome Video from the Doctoral College

- Support Services for those on Exeter Campuses

- Support Services for those on Cornwall Campuses

- Researcher Development and Research Culture