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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

A day of Induction talks will take place from 9.00am in the Pfizer Lecture Theatre, Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry. Breaks will be in the BMS Foyer. The day will finish with a Reception in the Cyber Cafe. 

Please let us know of any dietary requirements for the induction catering here.