Research students induction programme

Induction Day information for Postgraduate Research Students

Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 October 2019

London Met PGR Induction Program  (PDF)

Day 1

  • 10:30 Welcome and Introduction to postgraduate life at London Met

This session will involve contributions from the PVC Research, School leads for postgraduate study, Finance, Well-Being Services, including Counselling, and will introduce the research environment, regulations, expectations and opportunities at London Met. Those who have not yet enrolled will be able to do so.

Session lead: Prof Don MacRaild, PVC Research & Knowledge Exchange

  •  11:30 Postgraduate Research Society

London Met has a Society dedicated to bringing postgraduate students together and we would like you all to join. This session involves a talk by the president of Postgraduate Research society, Marya Gallardo and other society members will introduce the aims and objectives of the society and share their experiences of PGR community life.

  • 12:30 Lunch with supervisors and existing PhD students
  • 13:30 What is a PhD? Setting expectations

This session explores the expectations of PhD study from the perspective of supervisors. It will focus on how successfully to complete a PhD in timely fashion. The session will involve a Q&A session. Session lead: Dr Eirini Meimaridou (Human Sciences)

  • 14:30 The experience of completing a PhD

A session which gives new students the chance to meet recent graduates to hear about the things they did to ensure successful completion. The session will involve a Q&A session.

Session lead: Prof Don MacRaild, PVC Research & Knowledge Exchange

  • 15:30 Close

Day 2

  • 10:30 Library tour and Library Service

A ready guide from library staff on how to make the most of our on-campus and electronic resources; referencing system; database search; importance of data backup.

Session lead: Rachel Bickley, Senior Academic Liaison Librarian

  • 12:00 Research Ethics

Research students at London Met, like their supervisors, must work to the highest ethical standards. There are strict rules around the use of data and other research matter. This session will give you an introduction to the ethical frameworks that govern our research and will help you frame your own research to be sure what levels of ethical clearance you need.

Session lead: Prof. Klaus Fischer (Languages)

  • 13:00 Lunch provided
  • 14:00 Health and safety

Everyone in a university has a duty to maintain a safe working environment. This session will provide an introduction to University and School aspects of Health and Safety.

Session lead: Daniel Harrison, Head of Health and Safety

  • 14:30 Meet the Supervisor

This is an opportunity to meet your supervisors and to find out where you will be based for your studies.

  • 15:30 Close


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