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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 2022 induction, however below you can find confirmed details:

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. In order to access the portal you will have needed to have registered as a student first.

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.

For those unable to attend the face to face inductions in September, the talks will be recorded and held on the Induction Portal

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

 

On Tuesday 20th 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:

Based in Queen's Building, LT2, 10:00: - 15:00

  1. Welcome from the Dean 10:30 – 10:4  

  1. Assistant Directorswelcome and Doctoral College content 10:45 – 11:00  

  1. PGR support welcome/introduction, content and session (incl. wellbeing) 11:00 – 12:00  

  1. Opportunity for questions and break 12:00 – 12:15  

  1. Lunch 12:15 – 13:15 

  1. Researcher Development and Research Culture section, INTOand Student’s Guild 13:15 – 13:45 

  1. Lego Serious Play 13:45 – 14:30 

  1. Close of day 14:30 

In order to attend induction, please sign up via our form.

On Wednesday 21st 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:

Based in Daphne du Maurier - Masters Suite Seminar Room 1+2 (opposite the entrance to the Stannary), 10:00 - 15:00

  1. Welcome from the Dean 10:00 – 10:15   

  1. Welcome to the Doctoral College content (Andrew) 10:15 – 10:30  

  1. PGR support welcome/introduction (Rachel), content Jo and Rosie and session (incl. wellbeing) (Cathryn Baker) 10:30 – 11:30  

  1. Break 11:30 – 11:45  

  1. Researcher Development and Research Culture section (Chris), International student and Language support (Isabel/Richard Little), and Student’s Union 11:45 – 12:15 

  1. Lunch 12:15 – 13:15 

  1. Lego Serious Play 13:15 – 14:00 

  1. Close of day 14:00 

In order to attend induction, please sign up via our form.

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

Details to follow. 


Students Guild (Streatham and St Lukes Campus)

We are your students’ union at the University of Exeter, and we exist to make your university experience as amazing as possible. Every student is automatically a member (it’s free​), and being a member opens up so many opportunities for you. You are the Students’ Guild – we are led by you and all other students, with your elected Full-Time Officers representing your interests at the heart of everything we do.

Whether you’re on campus or joining us online, you can join and lead societies, vote in elections, have your say on what’s on offer for students, access our support services, and much more. We can't wait to welcome you!

Visit our Freshers' Hub

Freshers’ Week • 19-24 September 2022

When you arrive in Exeter in September, your studies won’t be the only thing to throw yourself into as you embark on your university journey. As well as your course, there are a number of ways to get involved in student life through a number of services and opportunities that are on offer for you. All you have to do is give them a try!

The Students’ Guild and our societies are also holding lots of events during the week – find out what's on here.

Your Full-Time Officers

Your Students’ Guild is led by Full-Time Officers who are elected by the student population each year to represent you on different aspects of your student experience. Your Officers can’t do their job without you, so make sure to let them know how you’re finding your time at Exeter. Whether you’ve got a change you’d like to see or you want us to start doing something, you can get in touch with them on their social media or via email. Meet your officers here.

What We Do

We offer a range of opportunities, including over 250 societies and groups for you to join, chances to represent your student community on issues that matter to you, and providing advice and support when you need it. We're here to make sure that you 'Love Exeter' during your time here.

Our Values

We will support you to thrive and have the best time at university. Students will be empowered to get involved, develop their skills, shape their experiences, and become active change-makers. Diverse, student-led communities will be supported, represented and celebrated. Collaboration will be at the heart of what we do, working with students on lots of opportunities to engage and Love Exeter, as well as on issues that matter most to you.

Student Voice

All students at Exeter are part of a community – from your academic department and the local community of Exeter, to numerous student-led communities and networks – and we're here to make the voice of your community heard on the issues that matter to you. Every department has student reps to represent your academic needs at every stage of study, and the reps are led by a team of Department Officers (two for each department) who you can contact if you would like to provide feedback on any aspect of your teaching, learning or wider student experience. Find out how you can get involved in running a campaign or representing your community by talking to our team of Officers and student reps, or visiting the Student Voice website.

Activities

Joining our amazing student-led societies and attending events is one of the best ways to meet new people outside of your course. Societies are groups that are set up by students and run by student committees with a shared interest. They can be anything from fitness and faith, to culture, charity and other interests. There are also international, postgraduate and academic (course-related) societies across the whole range of University departments. A full list of the student groups that are available for you to join can be found here, and you can find out how else you can get involved by visiting the Activities website.

Give It A Go

Our Give it a Go events and activities are all about giving you the chance to try something new and have some unique experiences whilst exploring the local area and making friends! We’ve got events running throughout the year with plenty of chances for you to get involved. Most of our events are free or very low cost, with no long-term commitment. Find out more on the website.

Advice

Your academic experience is central to your time at university, but it can sometimes be complicated to know where to go or who to ask, and we know it can sometimes be stressful. Our Advice Service are here to help you, providing free, confidential, and independent consultations to make sure you are always informed and feel supported. if you find yourself in a difficult situation, we are here for you. If you have a challenging time, or you have heard, seen or experienced something that is not okay and want some advice about what your options are, we can offer a safe space to do this. You can get in touch by visiting the Advice team website.


The SU (Penryn Campus) - Welcome 2022

Detail to follow. 


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:

  • Details to follow. 
Online Resources

Faculty Inductions

The dates of the department inductions are as follows (with some departments to be confirmed later):

Our departments

  • Computer Science - Wednesday 21 September, 10:00-11:00am, Teams online meeting with Jia Hu, Department DPGR
  • Earth and Environmental Science - 22nd September, 10:30-12pm Exchange Red, Penryn Campus (EES consists of Cambourne School of Mines, Maths and Geography)
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Engineering - Wednesday 28th September, 10:00-11:00am, Teams Online meeting with Mohammad Abusara, Department DPGR
  • Geography - Streatham campus (Human and Physical Geography) - Friday 30th September, 14:30 – 16:00 in Harrison 102 (This will be followed by tea and coffee in the Amory Common Room with other PGR student invited too)
  • Mathematics and Statistics - Friday 30 September, 11:00-12:00am, Harrison 170 with Ozgur Akman, Department DPGR
  • Physics and Astronomy

University of Exeter Business School

  • Economics
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Management

 

The dates of the department inductions are as follows (with some departments to be confirmed later):

Our departments

  • Biosciences
  • Health and care professions
  • Psychology

University of Exeter Medical School

  • Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
  • Health and Community Sciences
  • Public Health and Sports Sciences

The dates of the department inductions are as follows (with some departments to be confirmed later):

Our departments

  • Arab and Islamic Studies - Wednesday 5th October, 11.30-12.30pm. Syndicate Room C, Building One
  • Archaeology and History - Wednesday 21 September, 2-3pm, Queens 1F
  • Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology - Wednesday 21 September 11:30am-1:30pm, Amory B219
  • Communications, Drama and Film - led by Rebecca Loukes on Thursday 22 September, 11:00-13:00, in-person on Streatham Campus, Roborough Studios
  • English and Creative Writing - Wednesday 05 October, 13:30-14:30, Amory 417
  • Humanities and Social Sciences, Cornwall
  • Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies - Wednesday 28th September, 3.30-4.30pm. Northcote House, Ted Wragg
  • Law School - Monday 3rd October 1-2pm. Building One, Marchant Syndicate Room A
  • School of Education - Thursday 22 September, 10:00-16:00, in-person on St Luke's campus, Baring Court 03
  • Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy, and Anthropology - Wednesday 5th October, 2-3.00pm. Amory B219