PhD Induction Week

Welcome to UCLIC! Please see our Induction Week Timetable September 2023 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.
Beware - there are thieves operating in the area, so please keep your wits about you and be mindful of your belongings walking around and off campus!

Time Event Venue
Throughout September 2023
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 18 Sept onwards Venue: Mostly online; links to training provided at respective websites
Mon 18 September - Fri 6 October
Times: Variable from 9.00 - 17.00 Events: Welcome to UCL: Help Desks, Support Services Fair (Library, estates, security etc), Campus Tours See also UCL Library Getting started and Explore Venues: North Cloisters, UCL Main Quad
Monday 25 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: 15.00 - 16.00 Event: UCLIC Welcome from Staff Venue: Room 115 1-19 Torrington Place
Time: 16.00 - 17.00 Event: UCLIC Welcome Reception Venue: Elvin Hall (Room 104), Institute of Education (IoE), 20 Bedford Way
Tuesday 26 September
Time: 10.30 - 15.00 Event (Optional, repeated daily): Welcome to UCL: Support Services Fair (Library, estates, security etc); See also Digital Skills Development Venue: North Cloisters
Time: 13.00 - 13.40 Event (Optional): Computer Science (CS) Dept Induction and Lunch - Welcome from CS Head of Dept (Prof. Steve Hailes) Venue: Room G.12, 22 Gordon Street, you may need to register to attend
Time: 13.40 - 14.15 Event (Optional): CS Induction - Introduction to the Graduate Tutor (Prof. Anthony Hunter) Venue: As above
Time: 14.15 - 14.30 Event (Optional): Opportunities to become a Postgraduate Assistant (PGTA) in CS (Sarah Sanders) Venue: As above
Time: 14.30 - 14.45 Event (Optional): Introduction to EDI (Kiran Ahmed) Venue: As above
Time: 14.45 - 15.00 Event: Health and Safety/CS Facilities (Mark Jackson) Venue: As above
Time (Optional): 15.10 - 15.25 Event: Financial Matters (Dawn Bailey) Venue: As above
Time: 15.25 - 15.35 Event (Optional): Introduction to the Library (Library representative) Venue: As above
Time: 15.35 - 15.45 Event (Optional): Support from the CS Dept (CS Postgrad Admin - Yonita Carter/Pui Sin) Venue: As above
Time: 15.45 - 15.50 Event (Optional): CS Dept Induction - Student Q and A Venue: As above
Time: 16.00 - 17.00 Event: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA) opportunities in UCLIC Venue: Room G01 66-72 Gower Street
Wednesday 27 September
Time: 10.00 - 12.00 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: Online Resources
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. Steve Pilling (Head of Clinical, Education and Health Psychology): stepping in for Prof Peter Fonagy, Head of PALS Division; John Swettenham, Divisional Graduate Tutor, to introduce talks. Venue: Room 642 - Level 6, IoE 20 Bedford Way, (from IOE reception, turn left and take lift to floor 6)
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: Brief talk about PGTA roles; teaching opportunities in the PALS Division by Miles Tufft 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: 14.20 - 14.30 Event: A short introduction to the PPG, a student-led group for Psychology and Language Sciences PhD students 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 28 September
Time: 10.00 - 12:00 Event: UCLIC PhD Induction: introduction to the dept, people and the PhD programme (Louise Gaynor) Venue: UCLIC Hub 2 66-72 Gower Street
Time: 15.00 - 16.00 Event: Faculty of Brain Sciences PhD Student Induction (an intro to the Faculty and UCL's structures, a talk from the careers service and Students Union and a student panel with Q and A session) - will be online on Teams Venue: MS Teams - Meeting ID: 383 262 133 613; Passcode: Tnajbb
Friday 29 September
Time: 13.00 - 15.00 Event: Talks about Optional modules on the MSc in HCI (Optional) - helpful if you are interested in PGTA opportunities in UCLIC Venue: Room G21 (Ramsey Lecture Theatre) Christopher Ingold Building
Time: 15.00 - 17.00 Event: UCLIC Online Digital Stories by incoming MSc in HCI students (Optional) - fun event watching videos by new MSc students Venue: As above
Saturday 30 September
Time: 10.00 - 17.00 Event: UCL Students' Union Welcome Fair Venue: UCL Main Quad, Wilkins Terrace and nearby areas
Sunday 1 October
Time: 10.00 - 17.00 Event: UCL: Students' Union Welcome Fair Venue: UCL Main Quad, Wilkins Terrace and nearby areas
Monday 2 October
Time: 14.00 - 15.30 Event: Doctoral School Welcome event (all PhD students) with Q & A session - online Register at EventBrite
Changed from Wed 4 Oct to Monday 6 November
Time: 16.30 - 19.00 Event: Doctoral School Student Researcher Panel and Network Event - In person; See Doctoral School welcome page for more info nearer the time Venue: Jeffrey Hall, IoE 20 Bedford Way; Register at EventBrite

See information about joining UCL and how you can Make the Most of UCL.

See also IT Essentials for new students
UCL YouTube channel.
UCL Student Support and Wellbeing.
Check in Inkpath for future dates in 2023-24 for training on Doctoral Skills and the Research Log.

Info and Forms

PhD Handbook 2023-24;
Psychology MSc modules available for PhD students-2023-24;
Computer Science modules available for PhD students - check each MSc for module listings - note places might be limited;
Courses sign up sheet.