Induction and welcome

As a new postgraduate researcher, you will be invited to a series of workshops and events to welcome and introduce you to the University, your fellow researchers and the resources available to help you.

You can expect to receive some information from your Faculty/School about administrative and academic arrangements for starting your research with them. This may include information on specific facilities available to you, health and safety advice and opportunities for conferences. Contact your Graduate School for more advice about induction and information relevant to you and your studies.

Postgraduate research welcome

The University holds welcome events throughout the academic year. You will be welcomed to the University by Professor Claire Honess, Dean of Postgraduate Research Studies. You will be signposted to key areas of the University, resources and facilities available to you and you will have an opportunity to meet other postgraduate researchers. 

Registration

You will need to register online and obtain a student ID card within four weeks of starting your studies to make sure that all your details are correct. Continuing postgraduate researchers need to register each year within four weeks of the anniversary of their starting date. Find out more about the registration process

International postgraduate researchers

Visit the International Student Office shortly after arriving at the University for an arrival briefing. They can also provide you with welcome packs and arrival guides. Find out more about arriving in Leeds as an international postgraduate researcher on our welcome and arrival site

Starting your PhD

The arrangements for induction vary between faculties and schools and according to your individual research project so please check with your school. Your induction will include a Starting your PhD workshop where you will be able to meet other new postgraduate researchers, find out more about postgraduate research at Leeds and prepare to begin your project. You can find more general information about your first few days in Leeds on our page about arrival at the University