Induction and welcome

As a new postgraduate researcher, you will receive a full programme of induction resources to welcome and introduce you to the University, your fellow researchers and the support available to you. 

We have created a Doctoral College induction programme based around the five central concepts of the Leeds Doctorate: 

  • Your academic experience

  • Your professional development 

  • Your research community 

  • Your wellbeing 

  • Your global engagement 

The induction resources are available online.  You can work through at your own pace and come back at any point in your candidature to refresh your memory. It is essential you start working through the Doctoral College Induction Resources within your first few days of arriving in Leeds.  

We also recommend taking some time to review the Induction checklist on the For Students website

More local induction provision will be provided across your school or faculty. Your Graduate School will send out information about registration, getting started and any local inductions or welcome events. If you have questions regarding local induction information, please email your Graduate School.  Local inductions usually cover:   

  • Faculty and school building locations and access   

  • PGR workspaces (desks, laboratories, etc)   

  • Training such as health and safety   

  • Specific faculty and school policies   

  • Research groups/clusters that you are part of   

  • Social opportunities, events and societies