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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 arriving at the University.

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

  • 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.

*Rooms are yet to be confirmed for most events, these will be added late-Sept so that you know where to attend for the different sessions.


Important induction information (Oct 2019)


  • Compulsory induction events for all new PG Researchers (even if you have studied at Bradford in the past) occur during your 1st and 3rd weeks and are indicated.


  • The Training Needs Analysis event in the first week 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.


  • For a synopsis of each session to help you decide, please click on the link.


  • Find The PGR Lounge and any other buildings on campus where induction events are taking place using its campus map number. Just scroll down a little to download the map.
DateTimeSessionMaps to RDFFacilitatorBuilding & RoomMap #
Mon 30th Sept various


Faculty-based induction event:

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





Your Director of Postgraduate Research.

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

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Weds  2nd Oct 11:00-12:00 Library Services for Researchers A1, A2 Sarah George JB Priestley Library 01.58 11
Thurs 3rd Oct 10:00-11:30 Completing Your Training Needs Analysis  A3, B1, B2, B3 Dr Russell Delderfield Chesham B4.02 9
Thurs 3rd Oct 13:00-15:00 Understanding the Doctorate and its Milestones A3, B1, B3, C2, C3 Dr Russell Delderfield



Chesham C2.10

Thurs 10th Oct 13:00-15:00 Successful Working with Your Supervisor A3, B1, D1, D2 Dr Russell Delderfield Chesham C2.06 10
Fri 11th Oct 11:00-12:00 Professional Networking Skills for Researchers   B2, B3, D1 Gillian Coyle Richmond F8 1
Tues 15th Oct 11:00-12:00 Research Ethics at Bradford – the Basics C1, C2 Dr Russell Delderfield Horton D01.25 8
Tues 15th Oct  13:00-15:00 The Qualitative Methodologist A1, A2 Dr Russell Delderfield Chesham B0.26A 9
Fri 18th Oct 10:00-13:00


University Induction – for all doctoral researchers, irrespective of discipline.

Tier 4 Visa: Essential Information for international candidates.

B3, C1, C3 Your University PGR Support Team Richmond C9 1

 I'm looking forward to meeting you,

Dr Russell Delderfield

Postgraduate Research Framework

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