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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 and more. 


Upcoming sessions:

We will be holidng an online Induction session to welcome all new postgraduate research students (Home/EU/International) on Wednesday 31st March 2021
Registration will open in the coming weeks.

PGR Welcome Hub

In conjunction with our live sessions, the PGR Induction also comprises online materials for you to work through at your own pace on our PGR Welcome Hub. The hub gives you access to the digital Welcome Pack (documents and contact lists relevant to PGRs), as well as a series of short videos from teams across the college that showcase the services and opportunities on offer at King’s. Check out the PGR Welcome Hub (KCL login required).

If you have any problems with the registration form or any questions about Induction, please contact us at doctoralstudies@kcl.ac.uk.


How to reserve your place 

Our mid-session PGR Induction will take place on Wednesday 31st March 2021.

Registration will open towards the end of January 2021.

If you have any queries please contact doctoralstudies@kcl.ac.uk

International postgraduate research students 

International Orientation - 18th September 2020.

International Orientation has taken on a new virtual presence this year, students will be able to explore all the information and events via the Welcome to King's App. Students will be able to take part in Immigration talks, sessions on life in London and UK culture, as well as socialize with their peers during virtual cafés. A virtual Q&A session will also take place for students to ask any questions they have about studying at King's or life in London.


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