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Induction sessions

The Centre for Doctoral Studies holds a series of inductions for new postgraduate research students at the beginning of academic year and midway through each year.

The aim of these events is to welcome new research students to King’s and to provide an introduction to life as a doctoral student at King’s.

These sessions cover all Postgraduate Research courses (MPhil/PhD) and provide students with a vital introduction to the training, support, and wide range of services available to them. Induction events also include contributions from current students and student representatives, who present and answer questions on life as a PhD student, their experience at King's, public engagement, and more. 

The day ends with an informal drinks and canape reception, where you will have the chance to meet and socialise with other new research students and members of staff. 

Upcoming sessions:

Main university-wide induction session for ALL new research students:

  • Wednesday 25 September 2019
  • Registration from: 2.30pm
  • Programme starts: 3.00pm
  • Location: Room B5, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus

 Additional session for international postgraduate research students:

    • Wedneday 25th September 2019
  • Registration from: 12.30pm
  • Programme starts: 1.00pm
  • Location: Room G.73, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus


International postgraduate research students

Session 1: Immigration and Visas - 

This session is for non-EU/non-EEA students and will cover all relevant issues about rights and responsibilities of holding a Tier 4 visa, police registration, getting incorrect visas corrected, rights to employment in the UK and Schengen visas for other European countries. Other visas including Tier 1, Tier 2  and dependant visas will also be touched upon. Led by a specialist international student adviser, you will have a chance to ask any questions you might have about your own visa.

Session 2: Life in London - 

This workshop will introduce you to living in London, covering practicalities such as using public transport, making the most of activities in the city and other useful tips. The session will also cover important aspects of the network of support, advice and information for students of King’s College London. Led by a specialist international student adviser, you will have a chance to ask any questions you might have about living in the UK and London and being a student at King’s.


Part-time postgraduate research students

The Centre for Doctoral Studies runs two courses that are specifically aimed at doctoral students who are undertaking research on a part-time basis:

  • Surviving the Part-Time PhD 1: Prioritisation and Work-Life Balance
  • Surviving the Part-Time PhD 2: Planning Your PhD and Maintaining Motivation

These half-day workshops are booked through our online booking system, Skills Forge, using your King’s user name and password. Full details are available on the Doctoral Training Booklet.

Taught postgraduates

Induction for taught (i.e. MSc, MA and MRes) postgraduate students is currently undertaken at the local departmental/divisional/faculty levels, and new students should liaise directly with their faculty for further details.

How to reserve your place

To book your place at for PGR Induction on the 25th September, please follow this link and fill out the booking form. 
If you have any queries please contact doctoralstudies@kcl.ac.uk


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