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, dates of which will be released in time. 


Timetable for Induction:

The next Cornwall induction will take place in January 2020, information about induction will be released soon. 

The next induction will take place in January 2020, further information will be released soon. 

Wednesday 18th September- 12:30-13:30 (BST)

In additional to the face to face inductions we are also holding an onlien webinar induction on Wednesday 18th September for our distance students or for those who are unable either the Monday or Tuesday. 

For our webinars we use Skype for Business, details of how you can access Skype for Business can be found below. Please note you will need to have activated your University IT account before you can access Skype for Business. 

If order to get a link to the Webinar you will have needed to sign up to the online induction form

Downloading Skype for Business

If you do not have it on your computer already, you can  download the Skype for Business application on to your desktop from the university website. 

Please note, Skype and Skype for Business are separate applications, and Skype is not compatible with our WEBINARs. For support, please download our guide Skype-for-Business-Download-Information-for-PGRs.pdf

A note for Mac Users: Skype for Business for Mac does not support all the interactive functions we use in our WEBINARs (for information, see this software comparison). We therefore ask Mac users to access our WEBINARs through the Skype for Business Web App, following the Microsoft Office guidance.

Accessing the WEBINAR

Please log in 15 minutes before the start-time to test your set-up. If you need support with your technical set-up, please contact the IT Helpdesk, via SiD. We will do a sound test at 10 minutes to the hour to make sure everything is working properly. Should you experience audiovisual issues, please follow our step-by-step troubleshooting guide.

Health and Safety Training

Exeter Campuses (Streatham and St Lukes)- Wednesday 18th September- 9.00-13.00 and Thursday 19th September- 12.30-17.00

The training is split over two half days, the first half day is taking place on Wednesday 18th September- 9.00-13.00, 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. 

The second half day is taking place on Thursday 19th September- 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. 

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)- Monday 23rd September- 10.30-16.00 and Tuesday 24th September- 10.30-16.00

The training is split over two half days, the first half day is taking place on Monday 23rd September- 10.30-16.00, 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. 

The second half day is taking place on Tuesday 24th September- 10.30-16.00, 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. 

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. 

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Unable to Attend Induction:

If you are unable to attend induction please view the various vidoes below which contains infomraiton on the support available to you at as a Postgraduate Researcher at the Unviersity 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