Induction and welcome

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

An introduction from Prof. Luke Windsor, Dean of the Doctoral College


Postgraduate research induction

We are currently putting together the Leeds Doctoral College inudction materials for 2021 -22. This page will be updated when the resources are available.

Faculty specific information

Faculty of  Arts, Humanities and Cultures

Faculty of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Faculty of Environment

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Faculty of Social Sciences

Leeds University Business School (LUBS)


You need to register online within four weeks of the start date on your offer letter to make sure that all your details are correct. Failure to register will result in withdrawal from your programme of study.  

Find out more about the registration process or contact your Graduate School if you have questions about registration. 

International postgraduate researchers

If you’re coming to Leeds from outside the UK, you’ll find useful travel and arrival information on our Preparing for Leeds webpages, including information about booking our arrival services and how we can support you if you need to self-isolate. Please complete our international arrivals booking form to let us know your travel plans as soon as possible.

When you arrive, your online international orientation has lots of information to help you get started, feel at home in Leeds and make the most of your international experience.

Current student ambassadors from our Link to Leeds team (including some postgraduate researchers) can help you prepare to come to Leeds and settle in. You can chat to them online before you travel and when you arrive. They'll also be running online welcome events and social activities where you can meet other new students and researchers.

If you have questions about preparing to travel to Leeds, or what to do when you arrive, please email