Loughborough Doctoral College

Training and events

Doctoral College Induction

All new Doctoral Researchers are required to take part in the Doctoral College Induction.

Doctoral College Induction has been created to help you to understand what a doctorate at Loughborough University is all about, how it is regulated, and recognise some of the issues that you are likely to face over your research period.  We also cover the skills training requirement, with some suggestions for engaging with your own development including opportunities provided by the Doctoral College. We also share information about the support facilities you can access, and some of the events and facilities provided by the Students' Union. Inductions provide the opportunity for you to hear from some of the Professional Services staff who support Doctoral Researchers across the University.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the format of induction has changed from previous years.  From the start of term, you will be able to watch short video presentations from relevant staff, these will be made available via this page.  Following completion of the videos, you will be able to join one of several repeats of a live presentation and discussion with some of the key Doctoral College staff.  Check the Doctoral College Development Portal to see when the next Induction session is scheduled and to book your place.  Depending upon the current Coronavirus restrictions in the UK, one of these sessions will be presented face-to-face in a lecture theatre, whilst the others will take place online, please choose the option that will best suit your circumstances.

Inductions run throughout the year, we advise you to attend as soon as you can after starting your doctorate.