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 January 2022 induction, however below you can find what we have arranged so far:

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, we will also be holding the Doctoral College talk online on Monday 10th January (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 sign up via our form.

On Tuesday 11th January, 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:

12:30-14:30- Living Systems Institute (LSI)- Map ref 87

12:30 - Doctoral College Welcome and Talk

13:30- Lunch

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

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. 

On Thursday 13th January, 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:

10:00-12:00- Daphne du Maurier- Masters Suite Seminar Room 1 (opposite the entrance to the Stannary)

10:00- Welcome and Register

10:30- Doctoral College Talk

11:30- Lunch (packed lunch)

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

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

Details to follow. 

Students Guild (Streatham and St Lukes Campus)

Details to follow. 

The SU (Penryn Campus)- Welcome 2021

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

College Inductions

The Business School induction will take place online via Teams on Wednesday 12th January (13:00-14:00). 

You can join the meeting on the above date and time via this link

Exeter

Induction for those based in Exeter will take place on Tuesday 11th January (15:00-16:00) in LSI Seminar Room A/B. 

Cornwall

Induction for those based in Cornwall will take place online via Teams on Thursday 13th January (13:30-14:30) you can attend the induction via this link.

The College of Humanities induction will take place online via Teams on Wednesday 12th January (12:00-13:00). 

You can join the meeting on the above date and time via this link

Exeter

For those based in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences in Exeter, you can find the induction videos on the Doctoral College induction portal here.

For discipline inductions there are the following events:

  • Sport and Health Sciences - Wednesday 12th January 2pm-3pm, Baring Court 126
  • Biosciences - Wednesday 2pm-3pm, online via Teams, LINK TO JOIN

Cornwall

For those based in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences in Penryn, an induction is taking place on Thursday 13th January (13:30-14:30) in the Masters Suite Seminar Room 1. 

The induction for the College of Medicine and Health will take place online via Teams on Thursday 13th January (14:00- 15:30).

You can join the meeting on the above date and time via this link

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies induction will take place online via Teams on Tuesday 11th January (15:00-16:00). 

You can join the meeting on the above date and time via this link.