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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 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 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 Monday 19th 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 Newman Building

further details of the welcome format pending

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 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)

further details of the welcome format pending

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 details of Business School the September 2022 induction will be confirmed shortly.

Exeter

The details of the September 2022 induction will be confirmed shortly.

Cornwall

The details of the September 2022 induction will be confirmed shortly.

 

The College of Humanities September 2022 induction details will be confirmed shortly.

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 - the details of the September 2022 induction will be confirmed shortly
  • Biosciences - the details of the September 2022 induction will be confirmed shortly

Cornwall

For those based in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences in Penryn, the details of the September 2022 induction will be confirmed shortly

The induction details for the College of Medicine and Health will be confirmed shortly for September 2022.

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies induction for September 2022 details will be confirmed shortly.