When you start your studies at the University it is important that you:

  • Enrol on your programme
  • Pay your fees
  • Obtain a Campus Card
  • Activate your email account

Once you are registered you will be able to access Canvas (Virtual Learning Environment).  This will include access to the Research Degree Module which will include detailed information of your induction programme and other training available to you during your studies.

The induction programme is to help you get off to a flying start.  It consists of 4 days and covers a huge range of topics, including: literature review strategies; writing in the academic research context; the research degree assessments and how to use them to your advantage; research methodology; research methods; what is originality; strategies for using library resources; referencing software; reading speed; managing your time; managing your project; and managing supervisory meetings.  This will take place usually within a month of your start date.

There is also a training development programme which offers support for developing researchers' capabilities for effectively and efficiently completing their postgraduate research studies; but also offers support for developing transferable life skills which are core requirements for any successful career.  Further information can be found on Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching website.