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Induction Programme for Postgraduate Research Students

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Graduate School Induction

The Graduate School induction for postgraduate research students will take place from Monday 24 September to Wednesday 26 September 2018.

Graduate School Induction Programme (pdf download)

This induction programme has been designed to introduce you to the facilities, staff and other postgraduate researchers in the College. As it is an integral foundation of your postgraduate research training, all new students are expected to attend.

Please note, the programme outlined below may be subject to change, but we will contact you with the final programme via email in the weeks coming up to induction. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at

Monday 24 September 2018
 9.30 -10.00 Registration
10.00-10.45 Welcome to Postgraduate Research at Goldsmiths
10.45-11.30 “What I Wish I’d Known” Panel Discussion
12:00-13:00 Overview of Support Services
14:00-15:00 Enhanced Library Services and Resources for Postgraduate Research Students
15:00-17:00 Becoming Part of the Goldsmiths Research Community
17:15-19:30 Induction Week Reception

Tuesday 25 September 2018
10:00-11:30 The Postgraduate Research Student Journey
12:00-13:30 PhD Supervision
14:30-16:00 Ethical Dimensions of Research
16:00-16:30 Introduction to Doctoral Training and Development

Wednesday 26 September 2018
10:00-12:00 Parallel sessions: Introduction to Research Design
12:30-13:30 Research Council Funded Students Briefing (Research Council funded students only)

Departmental induction arrangements are also scheduled to take place during this week.  Please contact your Postgraduate Research administrator for information about departmental induction arrangements.