Getting Started with your PhD

Getting Started with your PhD

As a new postgraduate researcher there is a lot to find out about. We have a series of online orientation and welcome events to help you settle into university life.

Our on-demand resources can help you navigate your PhD with confidence:


The Postgraduate Research School runs a university-wide Orientation for new postgraduate researchers (PGRs). It is a great opportunity to meet fellow researchers from other disciplines and get to know the teams within the university here to support you throughout your time here.

The next Orientation will take place on Wednesday 7th of February 2024 and you'll find the schedule and information below. These will be taking place in Crombie Halls on the Old Aberdeen campus with the option to join the welcome session online for distance students. Please sign up on the Course Booking System either in person or online if you are planning to attend so we can organise catering accordingly. 

10 - 11.30: Welcome session

11.30 - 12.30: Marketplace and lunch

12.30 - 13.30: Social with the PGR Community

Don't forget to complete online registration for PGR students so you can take part in the Orientation!

We look forward to meeting you soon! Book your space.

Any questions please email