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PhD Induction Programme for School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS)

Course Description

This course is for research students in the School of Life and Medical Sciences only.

This two and a half day training programme is intended to introduce the research student to the basic skills and research culture essential for a successful pathway to a PhD. It will also bring together researchers and students from many disciplines in UCL. The programme includes a variety of sessions on the following topics:

  1. What a PhD Entails
  2. Communications
  3. Health and Safety
  4. Time Management
  5. Log Book and Role of Tutors and Supervisors
  6. Library Techniques
  7. Research Tools
  8. Ethics and Use of Human Tissue and Animal Models

Full details of the programme

The course also includes a handbook of Notes for Graduate Students consisting of: Keeping a journal, Keeping an experiment book, Reading papers, Staying motivated, Getting to the thesis, Coping with criticism, Presenting your work, Publishing your work, How to be critical - review a paper, Being part of a research community, Networking, Teaching, Your supervisor and you, Time management, Stress management and Libraries.

Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided. There will be a reception for participants and course providers to meet informally.

Researcher Development Framework Categories

A1) Knowledge base

Course Recommended for

This course is particularly relevant to the following groups:

  • 1st Year Research Students
  • Students in Life Sciences
  • Students in Medical Sciences

Course Organisers

  • Organiser - Dr Sajeda Meghji - (Eastman Dental Institute)
  • Administrator - Ms Kasia Bronk - (Graduate School)


7-9 Oct 2013 expand

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