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October 2017 PGR Induction Week

Photo of InducteesOn the 23rd October 2017, the Graduate School team ran the four day biannual induction programme welcoming twenty six new postgraduate research students who joined the University of Northampton this year. The head of the Graduate School Prof. Ian Livingstone started the programme introducing the Graduate School members and explaining their roles.

This was followed by different informative sessions ranging from responsibilities of the research student, the supervisor and the institution, research degree processes and procedures, research integrity and preparing for a research degree. Reflecting on those sessions, a student said: “I found it very useful and really important information”.

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A warm welcome to our spring intake of Postgraduate Researchers

Colorful_spring_gardenThis week, from March 21st to 24th, The Graduate School welcomes 14 new postgraduate research students, all joining the University to start a research degree, some part-time, some full time, with many being members of University staff. Read the rest of this entry

A warm welcome to all of our new PGRs! 

March 16 Induction groupFrom March 15th-18th 2016 The Graduate School welcomed 22 new postgraduate research students, all joining the University to start a research degree, some part-time, some full time, with many being members of University staff.

Over the four days they were launched into their doctorate by an intensive series of workshops, including an introduction to the procedures and processes of doctoral study, support sessions where they met members of University staff, IT sessions, networking opportunities and a presentation session where they all gave a 5 minute talk on their research.

Welcome to you all from The Graduate School and Research Support Hub! For further information on starting your research degree, recapping what’s what, please see the Research Support Hub resources here. Or search in the box above using the key word ‘Induction’ for even more tips and tools.

 

 

A warm welcome to all of our new PGRs from everyone at the Research Support Hub! 

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Two thirds of the 38 new students, at the end of October’s four-day Induction

From 27th to 30th October 2015, The Graduate School welcomed 38 new postgraduate research students, all joining the University to start a research degree, some part-time, some full time, some off-site, many from overseas. 38 is the highest figure for a single induction here at Northampton.

Over the four days they were launched into their doctorate by an intensive series of workshops, including an introduction to the procedures and processes of doctoral study, support sessions where they met many members of University staff, IT sessions where they learnt some new research skills and a presentation session where they all gave a 5 minute talk on their research. Congratulations to all of the 38 PGRs and welcome to the University of Northampton. You can read more here.

 

Research student volunteers needed for PGR Induction

Are you a research student and would you like to help out at our next Research Student Induction on Friday 30th October at 2:30-3:45pm in MY120, Maidwell, Avenue Campus? Would you also like a free late lunch?

The Interviews with Current Students session is a chance for the new students to ask questions about the PhD/doctoral experience here at Northampton. The chatting is informal and happens around the table – there is no presentation required. Chances are you have probably been through this from the other side when you attended your Induction.

If you are interested please email simone.apel@northampton.ac.uk as soon as possible.

PGR Induction week: Small but perfectly formed!

IMG_20150318_150450Last week saw the induction of 13 new postgraduate research students to the University of Northampton’s doctoral cohort. Throughout the four days the group participated in presentations, workshops, networking sessions and met with a diverse team of University staff from support departments and Schools. Read the rest of this entry

PGR Student Induction: What’s next?

To help our new inductees find their way around the  research degree procedures and regulations, here are some links and some useful information: Read the rest of this entry

PGR student induction: Skills development and workshops

For all our new PGRs, here are some essential pointers and links to the skills development material you will need prior to APG Registration. Read the rest of this entry

PGR student induction: Making the most of the library

Thank you to all the new research students who worked so hard in today’s session in the library.

Given how many tools we covered in the morning, I thought it might be helpful to provide a list of these, with links, so you can revisit them later at your leisure.  You’ll see that there are a few extra tools that were mentioned today but not explored.

We started by looking at university and external resources:

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Warm welcome to 28 new research degree students

Induction2014MarThe Graduate School welcomed 28 new Research Degree Students to the University last week with a four-day Induction Programme. Seven students from Science, six from Business, five from the Arts, four from both Social Sciences and Education and two students from Health gathered together for almost a week of workshops, meetings, discussions and introductions at the start of their doctorate.

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