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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 doctoral-level study and begin your expert skills development.

June 2020 Induction



Key Information


  • Compulsory induction events for all new PG Researchers (even if you have studied at Bradford in the past) occur during your 1st and 2nd weeks and are indicated. PGR is very different to studying other degrees at lower levels, so these must be attended.


  • All sessions times are BST.


  • 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.


  • There is no need to book, you will be sent an invitation to join the session just before or on the day itself, so please check your email.


  • There are other training events over the summer aimed at most disciplines, these are free to you and run as online sessions, too.






Maps to RDF


Mon 1st June



Faculty-based online induction event:

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



Your Director of Postgraduate Research.

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


Tues 2nd June


Library Services for Researchers

A1, A2

Jennifer Rowland

Thurs 4th June


Professional Networking Skills for Researchers

B2, B3, D1

Gillian Coyle

Mon 8th June


Understanding the Doctorate and its Milestones

A3, B1, B3, C2, C3

Dr Russell Delderfield

Tues 9th June






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

Tier 4 Visa: Essential Information for international candidates for transitioning to campus study.

B3, C1, C3

Your University PGR Support Team

Weds 10th June


Researching at a Distance

A3, B1, B2, C2

Dr Russell Delderfield

Mon 15th June


Completing Your Training Needs Analysis 

A3, B1, B2, B3

Dr Russell Delderfield

Thurs 18th June


Successful Working with Your Supervisor

A3, B1, D1, D2

Dr Russell Delderfield

Mon 22nd June


The importance of connecting with other PGR students

B1, B2, B3, D1

Hannah Spencer, Current PG Researcher

Weds 24th June


Research Ethics at Bradford – the Basics

C1, C2

Dr Russell Delderfield

 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.