As a new PGR student there is a lot to find out about. We have planned a week of information sessions and events planned to help to settle in, including campus tours, ethics and IT sessions, visa information and lots of opportunities to meet the team and other PGRs over coffee. Find out more about the sessions below and register via the course booking system.

If you are studying off-campus or cannot attend any events in person, you can view essential information in our online induction guide.

PGR Breakfast

FORESTERHILL: Monday 09 March: 09.15-10.00 in the IMS Atrium

OLD ABERDEEN: Wednesday 11 March: 09.15-10.00 in the PGR Lounge in Crombie Halls

Join us for breakfast and an opportunity to meet fellow PGR students and find out about your PGR School. 

Your PhD Milestones and Progression

OLD Aberdeen: Monday 09 March, 15.15-16.30, A03 Crombie Halls

During your postgraduate degree there are various point for review and for assessment of your progress. This session will provide you with more information about what to expect and when they will take place.

Book now (please note there is a separate sign up course if you wish to join us by distance),
Getting Started with Your PhD - Working with Your Supervisor

OLD Aberdeen: Tuesday 10 March, 13.45-15.00, A03 Crombie Halls

This short course is designed to give you time to explore how to set up the relationship with your supervisor, what your expectations are, what supervisors want from you and how to work together during your degree. You will leave with action plans to help improve and develop your relationship with your supervisor(s).

IT Security & Research Data Management

OLD ABERDEEN: Wednesday 11 March: 10.15-12.15, S84, Edward Wright Building

Information security and research data management training is one of your [link] mandatory training courses that you must complete within the first six months of being a PGR student at the University of Aberdeen.

The training is an online module that you can complete at your desk, however, if you would like to complete this is a classroom environment where you will be assisted by IT tutors, then this session is for you.

Research Ethics and Integrity

OLD Aberdeen: Wednesday 11 March: 14015-16.00 S84 Edward Wright Building

Research Ethics and Governance training is one of your mandatory training courses that you must complete within the first six months of being a PGR student at the University of Aberdeen.

The training is an online module that you can complete at your desk, however, if you would like to complete this is a classroom environment where you will be assisted by a tutor, then this session is for you.

This overview session introduces current understandings of good research practice, and supports you, as a postgraduate research student, in making informed choices based on the principles of research integrity and ethics. You will then have the opportunity to complete the online training module in the class.

Immigration and Visas

OLD ABERDEEN: Thursday 12 March, 11.00-12.00, Bishops Table Crombie Halls

This session will give you an overview of the things you can and can’t do while studying in the UK on a Tier 4 visa. It will also explore the options you have to work in the UK and the possible routes available to you at the end of your studies to look for work in the UK. You will be able to meet the Head of the Tier 4 and Immigration team and our International Student Advisers with opportunities to ask questions at an informal Q&A.

HOST Social - For International PGR Students

OLD ABERDEEN: Thursday 12 March: 12.00-13.00, Bishops Table Crombie Halls

HOST is a UK-wide organisation that links international students with approved hosts around the UK where they can visit for a day, a weekend or at Christmas.

A HOST social includes a fun quiz about British culture, followed by a presentation on the basics of British culture, and information about HOST visits.  There will be lots of opportunities for you to chat with other attendees and discuss differences in culture they have found, any difficulties they have had, and similarities.  We hope it will give you the opportunity to meet other students who have had similar experiences to them, as well as giving you a bit more information.  It’s particularly ideal for new students.

https://www.hostuk.org/