Welcome to Your Research Degree
The Graduate School provides an umbrella structure under which the postgraduate activity of the University is organised. The Graduate School is here to help you explore and make use of the full range of personal, professional, and career development opportunities available here for postgraduates.
Alongside the induction programme organised by your School/Department, the Graduate School runs an induction morning for new postgraduate researchers. This year's event took place 11 October 2011. A further event is planned for February 2012.
Induction Morning Presentations
Weren't able to attend our induction event? Don't worry - you can download the presentations here:
Welcome to the Graduate School
Professor Sarah Hainsworth, Graduate Dean
Managing Your Supervisor and the Supervisory Relationship
Professor Kirsten Malmkjaer, Director of Postgraduate Research (College of Arts, Humanities, and Law)
The Purpose and Value of Researcher Development Training
Professor Jo Brewis, Director of Postgraduate Research (College of Social Science)
University Library Services for Researchers and the Graduate School Media Zoo
Dr Katie Fraser, Information Librarian
Other Useful Resources
The Graduate School website is designed to be a hub for information that will be of use throughout your research degree. New postgraduate researchers may also want to take a look at:
- College Training Programmes
- Online Training Resources and Materials
- English Language Training
- Vitae Materials and Events
- Graduate School Events Diary
- The Graduate Office and Administrative Advice
- Regulations for Research Degrees
- University of Leicester Students' Union
Top Ten Tips for Your PhD and How to Plan Your PhD
The www.jobs.ac.uk website has lots of good advice for those who are at the start of their research degree and wondering what to do next - including their top ten tips for PhDs and advice on how to plan your PhD.
You may also want to download Vitae's Schedule for Success to help you plan your research degree and which highlights some of the various resources and events that Vitae offer.
We know that the start of your research degree is a nerve-wracking time - don't forget though that while your research degree will be hard work, we hope you will also find it an enjoyable experience. And remember:
use the support and opportunities available
never be afraid to ask for help or advice