Induction Programme for Postgraduate Research Students

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The Graduate School Induction will take place between Monday 27 September and Wednesday 29 September 2021.

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 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 primarily 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 (

Monday 27 September 2021

10:00 - 11:30  Welcome & The Doctoral Researcher Journey  

11:45 - 12:45  Co-managing the Supervisory Relationship    

14:00 - 15:00  Research Council & Funded Students Briefing   

14:00 - 15:00 Self-Funded Students Briefing


Tuesday 28 September 2021 

10:00 - 11:30  Ethical Dimensions of Research 

11:45 - 13:00  Support and Resources for your PhD

14:00 - 15:00  What I Wish I’d Known – Panel Discussion

15:30 - 16:30 Goldsmiths Racialised Postgraduate Network Introductory Meeting 


Wednesday 29 September 2021 

9:30 - 11:00  Research Design Introduction - Social Sciences  

11:15 - 12:45  Research Design Introduction – Arts & Humanities

13:00-14:30  Research Design Introduction – Practice Research

16:00-17:30  Graduate School Social - In-person social on campus - TBC

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 above!

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.