Induction for new postgraduate research students


September 2021 induction events

For your induction, there is a series of PGR College, School and department induction sessions for you to attend, as well as a mix of videos and presentations from key areas across the College for you to view. 

  • Most of the induction sessions will be held online via MS Teams and you will be sent a MS Teams meeting link to your Royal Holloway email address a week before the event.
  • We recommend that you attend the induction sessions at all levels - as they cover different aspects of your life as a postgraduate researcher here at Royal Holloway. We look forward to meeting you there. 

Please view the Doctoral School induction and RDP, Careers and CRH induction videos on the RDP Moodle page

College induction events

We are hosting live online Q&A sessions from 2 - 3pm via MS Teams on the following topics:

Tuesday 28 September  Doctoral School
Thursday 30 September Researcher Development, Careers and Volunteering
Friday 1 October   Teaching in Higher Education

We look forward to seeing you there. 

School induction events

All the postgraduate research School inductions are being held online via MS Teams.

 School Day Time
Business & Management Thursday 30 September 10 - 11:30am
Engineering, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Friday 24 September 2 – 3pm
Humanities Wednesday 22 September 2 – 3pm
Law & Social Sciences Monday 27 September 11am-12pm
Life Sciences & the Environment Tuesday 21 September 9:30 – 10:30am
Performing & Digital Arts Thursday 23 September 2 - 3.30pm

Department induction events

If your department induction event is being held via MS Teams, you will be sent a link to the meeting in the week before the event.  

For those of you with an induction on campus, you can view the campus map here.



Induction videos and presentations


School induction presentations

For those of you who are unable to attend the School inductions in September, or who were starting at different times of the year, the 2021/22 School induction presentations can be found below:

Presentations for continuing students:


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