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Welcome to PGR at Bradford

We are a friendly and dedicated community of researchers


This page is for our Post-graduate Researchers (PGR) who are just starting at the University.

There are induction events throughout your first weeks to help you:

  • virtually meet other researchers within your research area and across the university
  • opt-in to taster sessions that can familiarise you with doctoral-level study and begin your expert skills development.

Key Information

  • Compulsory induction events for all new PG Researchers (even if you have studied at Bradford in the past) are shown in bold. PGR is very different to studying other taught degrees, so these must be attended.


  • The Training Needs Analysis event is optional but strongly recommended, as all doctoral researchers must complete this document with their supervisory team. Each induction session is mapped to the national Researcher Development Framework to get you started.


  • All other training sessions are optional and designed to help you get off to a good start with your research. Follow us on Twitter for updates on training & resources.
  • Sessions in the main induction schedule are online - you can join from anywhere - unless otherwise indicated.


  • Session times are BST.


  • There is no need to book, you will be sent an invitation for the online session the day before an event by its facilitator with joining instructions, so please check your university email.







Maps to RDF


Mon 7th June



Faculty-based online induction event:

  • Health Studies
  • Management, Law & Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering & Informatics.



Your Director of Postgraduate Research.

The schedule & venue or online links for the day will be emailed to you from your receiving Faculty.


Tues 8th June


Understanding the Doctorate and its Milestones

A3, B1, B3, C2, C3

Dr Russell Delderfield

Weds 9th  June


Library Services for Researchers

A1, A2

Jennifer Rowland

Tues 15th June


Completing Your Training Needs Analysis 

A3, B1, B2, B3

Dr Russell Delderfield

Weds 16th June


Researching at a Distance

A3, B1, B2, C2

Dr Russell Delderfield

Thurs 17th June






University Induction – for all doctoral researchers, even if you have studied at Bradford before, irrespective of discipline.

Student Visa: essential Information for international candidates for transitioning to campus study.

B3, C1, C3

Your University PGR Support Team

Mon 21st June


Successful Working with Your Supervisor

A3, B1, D1, D2

Dr Russell Delderfield

Tues 22nd June


The importance of connecting with other PGR students

B1, B2, B3, D1

Hannah Spencer, Current PG Researcher

Thurs 24th June


Research Ethics at Bradford – the Basics

C1, C2

Dr Russell Delderfield

Fri 25th June


Professional Networking Skills for Researchers

B2, B3, D1

Gillian Coyle

 I'm looking forward to e-meeting you,

Dr Russell Delderfield

Postgraduate Research Framework

Stay updated...

Follow us on Twitter to find out about:

  • Latest sessions and how to book
  • #UoBresearchculture events on and off campus
  • Changes to training and new events
  • Links to external training and resources.