As a new starter at Reading, our induction events give you the chance to find out about the University, the Graduate School and what to expect on the journey towards your doctorate.
“The PhD orientation was an encouraging introduction, and the overall support of the Graduate School to organise breakfast clubs and provide PhD student desks has helped build a sense of community.”
Graduate School induction events
We will email you before the start of your first term to invite you to an induction event. We encourage you to attend your induction, as it includes important information on:
- what you can expect from your time at Reading
- what is expected of you as a postgraduate researcher
- training requirements and development opportunities.
If you can't make the date of your induction event, you are welcome to attend the next one scheduled or arrange a time to visit Old Whiteknights House to meet staff and pick up an information pack.
|Term||Date of induction event||Time||Location|
|Autumn 2018||10 October 2018||14.00-15.30||Madejski Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building, Earley Gate|
|Spring 2019||23 January 2019||12.00-13.00||G09, Old Whiteknights House|
|Summer 2019||29 April 2019||12.00-13.00||G09, Old Whiteknights House|
School induction events
Your School will also hold an induction event for new students, details of which will be made available to you when you start.
Other useful information for new starters
In addition to the information you will find here on the Graduate School website, the University's Welcome pages give useful practical information about starting a course at Reading, including specific information for international students.
Vitae, the national organisation for researchers, offers some useful advice on starting your doctorate and keeping on track.
What happens next?
Our guide to what's involved in a postgraduate research programme provides an overview of the key activities and timescales.