Induction Programme for Postgraduate Research Students

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The Graduate School Induction will take place on Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October 2020.

Graduate School Induction

The Graduate School Induction is an important foundation of your research degree, and all new MPhil/PhD students are encouraged to attend. Students who missed the October 2019 or January 2020 induction are also welcome to attend. This is also a good way to start connecting with other doctoral researchers and to begin to introduce colleagues who will soon become familiar faces.

This year our sessions will be held via Microsoft Teams – links to the sessions, along with detailed joining instructions for anyone unfamiliar with the MS Teams platform, will be provided to attendees in due course.

If you haven’t already, please register your attendance via Eventbrite.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to get in touch with us at graduateschool (

Download the full Graduate School 2020 Induction Programme (PDF).

Induction Programme

Monday 28 September 2020 

10 - 11.30am Welcome & The Doctoral Researcher Journey - Session Link

11.45 - 12.45pm Co-managing the Supervisory Relationship - Session Link  

2 - 3pm Research Council Students Briefing - Session Link

Tuesday 29 September 2020 

10 - 11:30am Ethical Dimensions of Research - Session Link

11.45am - 12.45pm Support and Resources for your PhD - Session Link

2 – 3pm - Mature Postgraduate Researcher Group Introductory Meeting - Session Link

Wednesday 30 September 2020 

10 - 11:30am Research Design Introduction Parallel sessions

2 - 3pm ‘What I Wish I’d Known’ Panel Discussion - Session Link

3.30pm - 5pm Graduate School Social: Quiz! - Session Link

Thursday 1 October 2020 

3:30 – 4:30pm Goldsmiths Racialised Postgraduate Network Introductory Meeting - Session Link

5 - 7pm  PGR Rep-led social - Session Link  

Guidance on using Microsoft Teams

We will be using Microsoft Teams for all our sessions. Teams is accessible for everyone with the Meeting Link - in other words, you do not need a Microsoft Account to attend!

We recommend that you download the MS Teams desktop app, so that you can familiarise yourself with the interface ahead of the day. Alternatively, you may join the meeting as ‘Guest’ see the following help page

To join a session, simply click the session link in the programme!

We recommend that you initially join the session with your camera switched on, and your microphone muted (to reduce background noise). Please consider introducing yourself in the chat at the start of the session – this is a great way to start meeting fellow doctoral researchers and build your PGR community.

During the sessions, please feel free to ask any questions you may have via the chat. Alternatively, you may also wish to use the ‘raise hand’ function. The host or chair for the session will be responsible for monitoring the chat as well as any raised hands, and they will pick up questions at an appropriate time (for example during a dedicated Q&A slot).

If you have raised your hand, the host or chair may call on you to speak – if so, don’t forget to unmute yourself before you start speaking, and please put your hand ‘down’ afterwards!

For further information about joining a meeting in MS Teams, click here.