Loughborough Doctoral College

Training and events

Group of students, some in discussion with each other, at an event for doctoral researchers

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 requirements, with some suggestions for engaging with your own development including opportunities provided by the Doctoral College. We will 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 and we advise that you attend as soon as you can after registering.

Upcoming Doctoral College Inductions:

  • 18th October 2023 (13:00 – 17:00)
  • 1st November 2023 (13:00 – 17:00)
  • 17th January 2024 (9:00 – 13:00)
  • 29th April 2024 (9:00 – 13:00)
  • 17th July 2024 (9:00 – 13:00)

Please note that you will need to have been issued your University IT credentials to log into the Development Portal, and will need to sign in to the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) if you are off-campus.