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Induction for new postgraduate researchers

Our induction events for Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) are designed to: 

  • ensure that you are well prepared for your research degree  
  • familiarise you with doctoral-level study and begin your expert skills development 
  • help you meet other researchers within your research area and across the University 

Key information

  • Compulsory induction events for all new PGRs can be found in the schedule below - all induction events are compulsory unless otherwise stated.
  • Please bookmark this page as rooms may be subject to change. The campus map information attached below will also help you find your way around.
  • Session times are UK GMT.
  • There is no need to book, simply turn up at the venue at the time shown below.
  • Contact the BRDF team if you have any queries about induction.
  • Find more useful information on the key contacts and resources page.

February 2024 Induction

The induction events will run in person on the University of Bradford campus from Monday 5 February to Friday 9 February.

You do not need to be on campus before the 5 February start-date. However, enrolment does open on 1 February, should you wish to complete your Welcome and ID Check early, or if you have a pre-arranged meeting with your supervisor(s) already scheduled.

Select the session titles in the timetable below for more information on what each session will cover.

Week one

Date

Time

Session

Room

Monday 5 February

10:00 – 12:00

How to successfully complete your research degree

Richmond Building, Room H34

Monday 5 February

12:00 – 12:30

Campus tour

Richmond Building, Room H34

Monday 5 February

14:00 – 16:00

Essential skills for PG researchers 

Pemberton Building, Room P2.01

Tuesday 6 February

10:00 – 12:00

PGR Expectations and Responsibilities: Things you need to know

Horton Building, Room D0.09

Tuesday 6 February

13:00 – 14:00

Getting the most out of University of Bradford IT systems  

Pemberton Building, Room P2.12 IT Suite

Tuesday 6 February  

14:30 – 15:30 

How to find literature and make the most of library resources

Pemberton Building, Room P2.12 IT Suite

Wednesday 7 February

10:00 – 12:00

How to plan your research project

Chesham Building, Room C2.03

Wednesday 7 February

14:00 – 16:00

How to manage your supervisors

Chesham Building, Room C2.07

Thursday 8 February

10:00 – 12:00

How to conduct ethical research at Bradford

Phoenix North East Building, Room 0.98

Thursday 8 February

14:00 – 16:00

Risks in your research and how to manage them

Horton Building, Room D01.28

Friday 9 February

09:30 – 12:00

Faculty Induction for PGRs in Health Studies

Richmond Building, Room D1

Friday 9 February

09:30 – 15:30

Faculty Induction for PGRs in Life Sciences

Norcroft Building, Room 1.16

Friday 9 February

10:00 – 12:00

Faculty Induction for PGRs in Engineering and Digital Technologies

Chesham Building, Room B2.35

Friday 9 February

10:30 – 12:00

Faculty Induction for PGRs in Management, Law and Social Sciences

Richmond Building, Room D3

Friday 9 February

12:00 – 13:30

Cross-faculty networking lunch* 

PGR Lounge, Carlton Building

*Please note, this session overlaps with Friday prayer which takes place at 1pm in the Sports Hall and can be accessed through the Carlton Prayer Room (right next door to the PGR Lounge). Any Muslim PGRs who wish to leave early to pray can do so and are warmly invited to join fellow Muslim students and staff in the Sports Hall. 

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