March 2022 PGR Induction: A warm welcome to our new postgraduate researchers
A four day induction from 7-10th March saw us welcome a further 24 postgraduate researchers to the University of Northampton.
The 4-day biannual Induction Programme is run by The Graduate School in October and March and is compulsory for all research students starting out on their PhD or MPhil. The Induction aims to launch PGRs into their studies by offering them a variety of workshops and talks, including research degree processes and procedures, skills development, open access, library resources, EDI and research integrity. The students also gave presentations on their research topic, had an induction into their Faculty and met members of staff at the University who will support them along the way.
Many of our new PGRs are working professionals and academics, or are studying part time. Induction aims to welcome all new PGRs, helping them to feel part of the University research community and giving them the perfect grounding for the long research degree road ahead. It was an intensive 4 days for all, but feedback included “A very positive beginning for us”, “Educative, interactive and provided insight into the PGR programme” and “I feel much more confident undertaking my project after this week”.
Our next PGR Induction will be from October 24th to 27th, where we will welcome another cohort into the UON researcher community.