Loughborough Doctoral College

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Doctoral College Inductions

All Schools require new Doctoral Researchers to attend a Doctoral College Induction session.

Our Inductions aim 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 share information about the support facilities you can access as research students, and some of the events and facilities provided by the Students' Union. 

Inductions provide the opportunity for you to meet staff who are here to support you, to meet other students who are similarly at the start of their studies, and to start to build your own networks on campus.

We try to run inductions at several different points in the year, but we advise you to attend as soon as you can after starting your doctorate.  Check the Doctoral College Development Portal to see when the next Induction session is scheduled and to book your place.