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Current Postgraduate Students


How your induction runs in the Department will depend on whether you start in October (Michaelmas Term, MT), January (Lent Term, LT) or April (Easter Term, ET).  The greatest proportion of our postgraduate students (PhD and MPhil) arrive in October (around 70-80 students) and therefore, we have induction activities and events to cater for this large cohort. In January and April, we usually have around 5 students arriving  and therefore, the induction is on a smaller scale, typically just one day but enough to get the new students up and running in their laboratories. Some Induction talks will be recorded during Michaelmas Term and updated onto Moodle for you to access. Lent and Easter starters are expected to familiarise themselves with these as part of their Induction. 

Induction for Michaelmas 2023 starters: Tuesday 3 October

All talks will be in the Pfizer Lecture Theatre.

9.00 - 10.30

Welcome Address
Dr James Keeler, Head of Department

Postgraduate Education Opportunities
Dr Aruna Reddy (PG Education Manager), Tessa Blackman (PG Student Coordinator), Dr Rosie Hunt (PG Education Administrator), Alex Rafaniello & Evan Wroe (Queer in Chemistry Network), Becky (Gender Equality Network), Chloe Balhatchet (Sustainability Network), Dr Sonja Tomaskovic (Researcher Development), Adam Welstead (Head of Student Wellbeing), Lisa Déry (Colleges and Wellbeing), Ken Ewing (ADRC)

10.30 - 11.00 Tea break in the Todd Hamied Room
11.00 - 12.00

Introduction to Computing and IT Services

Dr Tim Dickens, Computing and IT Manager

12.00 - 12.30

Dignity@ Study

Dr Nick Bampos, Deputy Head of Department

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch in the Todd Hamied Room
13.30 - 14.30

Introduction to Accounts/ Finance Procedures in the Department

Dr Howard Jones, Academic Secretary

14.30 - 15.00

Demonstrating Undergraduate Students

Dr Peter Worthers

15.00 - 15.30 Tea break in the Todd Hamied Room
15.30 - 16.30

Supervising Undergraduate Students

Dr Bill Nolan

16.30 - 18.00

Evening Reception in the Cyber Cafe

Thank you to the Royal Society of Chemistry for supporting this event