PhD Induction Week

Welcome to UCLIC! Please see our Induction Week Timetable September 2022 below...

Check out the UCL New Students site and see info about Pre-enrolment and Enrolment before you start in UCL! If you fail to complete enrolment or don't receive any communication about these arrangements before you are due to arrive please contact the New Students Team. Please download the UCL Go app to pick and choose your Induction events. It's available for iPhone and Android.

Time Event Venue
Throughout September 2022
Times: Variable from 9.00 - 18.00 Event: UCL Online Induction modules; Event: International Student Orientation programme; Event: Active Bystander programme about bullying and harassment - compulsory available from 20 Sept; Event: Induction videos; Event: ID cards for collection in Jeremy Bentham Room and BRP collection in Garden Room for all students from 19 Sept onwards Venue: Mostly online; links to training provided at respective websites
Tues 20 September - Tues 4 October
Times: Variable from 9.00 - 18.00 Events: Welcome to UCL: Help Desks, SSW Health and Wellbeing Hub, Campus Tours Venues: UCL Main Quad, UCL Student Centre
Mon 26 September - Fri 30 September
Times: Variable from 9.00 - 18.00 Events: Welcome to UCL: Drop In sessions are at 12 and 12.30 every day until Fri 30 Sept. See UCL Library Getting started and Explore Venue: UCL Science Library, G15 Cluster room
Monday 26 September
Time: 10.30 - 15.00 Event: Welcome to UCL: Support Services Fair (Library, estates, security etc); See also Digital Skills Development Venue: North Cloisters
Time: 11.00 - 13.00 Event: UCLIC PhD Induction - introduction to UCLIC people and resources and the PhD programme in HCI Venue: Room 2.03 66-72 Gower Street
Time: 16.15 - 18.00 Event: UCLIC Welcome Reception Venue: Elvin Hall (Room 104), Institute of Education (IoE), 20 Bedford Way
Tuesday 27 September
Time: 10.30 - 15.00 Event: Welcome to UCL: Support Services Fair (Library, estates, security etc); See also Digital Skills Development Venue: North Cloisters
Wednesday 28 September
Time: 10.00 - 12.00 Event: Doctoral School Welcome event (all PhD students) - In person - see Doctoral School Welcome website and check out links on that page for PhD resources and also see videos below that you should try to watch in your own time prior to attending one of the welcome events. Venue: Cruciform Building LT B304 Register at Eventbrite
Event: Welcome to UCL's research community. What is a research degree at UCL by Professor David Bogle: Pro-Vice-Provost of the Doctoral School Video
Event: Key People, Resources and Spaces by Elizabeth Halton: Deputy Director, Doctoral School Video
Event: Researcher Development at UCL - Doctoral Skills by Kasia Bronk: Academic Development Manager Video
Event: Careers Information for Research Students by Dr Jana Dankovicova: Career Consultant, UCL Careers Video
Event: Innovation and Enterprise at UCL by Dr Katherine Walsh (Vice Provost Enterprise) and Dr Ruth Weir: (Semior Programme Ofcicer Enterprise) Video
Event: UCL Student Mediator by Dr Ruth Siddal: UCL Student Mediator Video
Event: UCL Student Union by Viktoria Makai: Postgraduate Students' Officer for 2021/22 Video
Time: 13.00 - 13.30 Event: Psychology Division (PALS) Induction - Introduction to the Division - by Prof. Rosemary Varley (Head of Language and Cognition): stepping in for Prof Peter Fonagy, Head of PALS Division; John Swettenham, Divisional Graduate Tutor, to introduce talks. Venue: Room 802 - Core A, IoE 20 Bedford Way, (from IOE reception, turn left and take lift to floor 8)
Time: 13.30 - 13.45 Event: PALS Induction - Ethics applications, Risk Assessments and GDPR by Adam Harris: Chair of PALS Ethic Committee Venue: As above
Time: 13.45 - 13.55 Event: Briefing for new PhD students on 2nd year Labs/mini projects by Viktor Kewenig: 2nd Year Labs Demonstrator Venue: As above
Time: 13.55 - 14.05 Event: Postgraduate Peer group (PPG) - A short introduction to the PPG, a student-led group for Psychology and Language Sciences PhD students Venue: As above
Time: 14.05 - 14.15 Event: PALS Induction - Sustainablity at UCL and UCL's Green Impact programme by John Draper: Divisional Manager; How PALS contributes to UCL's Green Impact programme. Venue: As above
Time: 14.15 - 14.30 Event: Translational Research within UCL by UCL Business, UCL Technology Fund and UCL Translational Research Office - Speaker/s to be confirmed Venue: As above
Time: 16.30 onwards Event: Welcome Party for PALS Postgraduate students (with drinks and snacks) Venue: Psychology Common room, 3rd floor 26 Bedford Way
Thursday 29 September
Time: 15.00 - 15:10 Event: Computer Science (CS) Dept Induction - Welcome from CS Head of Dept (Prof. Steve Hailes) Venue: Room 05, 188 Tottenham Court Road, please Register to attend
Time: 15.10 - 15:30 Event: CS Induction - Introduction to the Graduate Tutor (Prof. Anthony Hunter) Venue: As above
Time: 15:30 - 15.45 Event: Opportunities to become a Postgraduate Assistant (PGTA) in CS (Colin Malley) Venue: As above
Time: 15:45 - 16.00 Event: Health and Safety/CS Facilities (Mark Jackson) Venue: As above
Time: 16.00 - 16.15 Event: CS IT Account Creation (Neil Daeche) Venue: As above
Time: 16.15 - 16.30 Event: Introduction to the Library (Iona Preston) Venue: As above
Time: 16.30 - 16.40 Event: Support from the CS Dept (CS Postgrad Admin - Yonita Carter/Pui Sin) Venue: As above
Time: 16.40 - 16.50 Event: CS Dept Induction - Student Q and A Venue: As above
Time: 16.50 onwards Event: CS Dept Social Event - Drinks and Pizza Venue: As above
Time: 17.00 - 18.00 Event: Faculty of Brain Sciences PhD Student Welcome - will now be on Teams. Social Event will take place later in the term - details to follow Venue: Now on Teams Meeting ID: 369 698 271 017 Passcode: hFSJhb
Friday 30 September
Time: 15.00 - 17.00 Event: UCLIC Online Digital Stories by incoming MSc in HCI students Venue: Malet Place Engineering Building 1.02
Saturday 1 October
Time: 10.00 - 17.00 Event: UCL Students' Union Welcome Fair Venue: UCL Main Quad and Wilkins Terrace
Sunday 2 October
Time: 10.00 - 17.00 Event: UCL: Students' Union Welcome Fair Venue: UCL Main Quad and Wilkins Terrace
Monday 3 October
Time: 13.00 - 14.30 Event: Doctoral School Welcome event (all PhD students) - online Register at EventBrite
Wednesday 6 October
Time: Event: Venue:

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See also IT Essentials for new students and the following additional Welcome videos:
UCL YouTube channel.
UCL Student Support and Wellbeing.
Check in Inkpath for future dates in 2022-23 for training on Doctoral Skills and the Research Log.

Info and Forms

PhD Handbook 2022-23;
10 things to help you settle into UCL 2020 - many things still relevant in 2022, but some links may be out of date;
Psychology MSc modules available for PhD students-2022-23;
Computer Science modules available for PhD students - check each MSc for module listings - note places might be limited ;
Courses sign up sheet.