Welcome to the University of Glasgow! Below is an example of our induction week. The next one is 3rd - 7th Oct 2022. Details tbc.

This is your PGR Induction Week Information, where you can find all the relevant information for your Induction Week. Links are on Moodle, which you can access when you are fully registered.

You can sign up for the MVLS ONLY events here: tbc

By now you should have received an invite from our central team. And if you have any difficulties accessing links for events, please email us: mvls-gradschool@glasgow.ac.uk.

Below you will find info for events across the University and the MVLS Graduate School, where you can view a day-by-day calendar of sessions and events which are relevant to you. Some of these will be run by us, your Graduate School for researchers in your field, and others will be run by Researcher Development, which are open to PGRs from across the University. 

Sessions may take place online or in person so please check carefully (anything taking place face-to-face will be marked F2F). Please note that you may need to reserve a place for some sessions via Eventbrite due to limited capacity.

A range of self-paced course materials are also available on Moodle. These are important resources for starting on your research journey and can be completed at your own pace if you cannot attend any of the live sessions during the week.

Engaging in these resources will also allow you to take advantage of our Chat Cafés: drop-in sessions throughout the week where you can ask questions about each resource. Even if you cannot attend all of the live sessions, we'd encourage you to work through all of the asynchronous material relevant to your Graduate School when you have time.

Please note that you may see abbreviations after each course refer to the relevant colleges: Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS); College of Science and Engineering (COSE); College of Social Sciences (COSS); and College of Arts (ARTS).

In order to attend live sessions and access asynchronous material you must sign up for induction once we email you an invite.

Zoom links and passcodes to attend the online live session will be sent to your university email address and you must log into live sessions using your University of Glasgow credentials.

It is important that you are fully financially and academically registered and enrolled prior to induction.

Example timetable:

PGR Induction - Monday 

09.30-10.00: Welcome to Induction Week (All Colleges)

10.00-12.00: Dean's Welcome (MVLS)

12.30-13.30: Campus Tour (All Colleges - F2F)

14.00-15.00: Chat Café: Taking Stock (MVLS/COSE/COSS)

PGR Induction - Tuesday 

10.00-11.00: Gilchrist Campus Meetup (All Colleges - F2F)

11.00-12.00: Campus Tour (All Colleges - F2F)

14.00-16.00: Student Services (All Colleges)

PGR Induction - Wednesday 

10.00-11.00: Gilchrist Campus Meetup (All Colleges - F2F)

11.00-12.00: Campus Tour (All Colleges - F2F)

13.00-14.00: Chat Café: Literature Reviews (All Colleges)

14.00-16.00: Grill a PGR (All Colleges)

PGR Induction - Thursday 

10.00-11.30: Flash Presentations from current PhD students (MVLS)

2.00 - 3.00:   Q and A session (MVLS)

PGR Induction - Friday 

10.00-12.00: Researcher Development (All Colleges)

12:00-13:00 Gilchrist Campus Meetup - Masters by Research (All Colleges - F2F)

14.00-15.00: Researcher Wellbeing (All Colleges)

15.00-16.00: Chat Café: A Stylish Thesis (All Colleges)

PGR Induction - Wed 26th Jan

09.30-15.30: This PhD Life Conference (All Colleges)

Conferences are a big part of the academic community and knowledge sharing. Go to your very first one straight away with the one-day online UofG This PhD Life symposium. This by-researchers-for-researchers event is a chance to hear talks from your UofG peers about what the PhD journey is really like: from managing your time, to handling your supervisory team, to planning your writing and more. Do some networking, make some new friends, and learn what it is like to go to an online conference all in one event!