Information for new Postgraduate students

Students on Postgraduate Research Programmes


We are delighted that you have accepted an unconditional offer of a place on one of our Postgraduate Research Programmes and look forward to meeting you when you begin your studies. 

The College of Social Sciences offers a range of research training courses for PhD students and details are available on the Research Training Programme. Please contact your supervisors to confirm which of the courses you are expected to attend and you should then self-enrol on the required courses. 

To supplement your Research Training Programme, we have a wide array of additional training initiatives, resources, internships and courses designed to support your research skills and professional development. You can find full details on our PGR Opportunities Hub webpages. This includes links to your Researcher Development Programme, which provides details of all mandatory courses for new PGRs.

The next PGR Induction Event for new Postgraduate Researchers will be held held week commencing 23 January 2023. 

The table below provides information on what you can expect to happen prior to commencing study with the College of Social Sciences this session.

Information will be updated as required with any other key events as they arise. Visit the Graduate School webpages for more information about how we can support you throughout your studies.

If you have any questions about studying with us, please email the Graduate School Team.

What to expect                                                                                           When

Welcome email from the Graduate School 

This contains information about Research Training Programme, Researcher Development PGR including details of mandatory courses for new PGRs and Induction. This email will be copied to your supervisors and you should make contact with your supervisors as soon as possible.

From May - October

From November - January (for those commencing in January)


Complete online academic and financial registration.

Registry will provide an 'Access to your Student Account' email containing your Glasgow Unique IDentifier (GUID), temporary password, details of how to access your student account, as well as links to support and guidance materials and contacts.

From August


Visa Registration

If you are starting a new programme of study at the University of Glasgow, and you are not a national of the UK or Ireland, the University is required to check your immigration permission for the UK before you start your studies. Universities are required by law to hold copies of these documents for the duration of your studies and ensure they remain valid.

From September

Campus Card

Arrangements for Campus Card distribution for new students.

From September 

Research Training Programme

Discuss your training needs with your supervisors and self-enrol via MyCampus. 

You can complete enrolment on courses & classes at any time after you have academically registered. Find out more about enrolment 

Please be aware that courses may commence mid September onwards and you should make arrangements to be on Campus to attend courses in person.

From August



PGR Opportunities Hub 

Provides a wide array of additional training initiatives, resources, internships and courses designed to support your research skills and professional development. 

Including links to our Researcher Development Programme and Mandatory Courses for PGRs.

You should complete the following courses at the beginning of your studies: 

Available online throughout the year

PGR Induction 

The University offers a programme of talks and events where PGRs are welcomed into the UofG community, as well as meeting key staff members and services who can help on their research journey. 

The induction events will be a combination of live online events, anytime online training resources and a range of face-to-face on-campus events. 

Held in October and January each academic session. The next session will be held week commnecing 23 January 2023. 

From 23 January 2023

Graduate School Webpages 

Information for students throughout the year including links to Postgraduate Research Handbook and Ethics.   

Available online throughout the year


School Information for New Students

Adam Smith Business School

School of Education 

School of Interdisciplinary Studies 

School of Law 

School of Social and Political Sciences

Students on Postgraduate Taught courses

‌The Graduate School Research Training Programme is available for Postgraduate Taught students enrolled on specific programmes.  For a full programme curriculum (including subject courses) please contact your programme coordinator. 

School Information for New Students

Please visit your School webpages for information about Induction activities

General Information

General Information

Further Help and Support

Information for Postgraduate offer holders