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Fri 20 Oct 2023
10:00 - 16:00

Venue: Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Welcome to your Doctorate

Fri 20 Oct 2023


Welcome to Cambridge! This day-long workshop will provide incoming doctoral students with essential information and resources that will help them navigate the complexities of doctoral research, foster productive relationships, and take advantage of the educational and developmental opportunities available to them during their studies. You will have the opportunity to hear from Postgraduate Researcher Development team, Careers, Public Engagement, Research Integrity, Wellbeing, and the University Library.

This is also an excellent opportunity to meet fellow PhD students from outside their Department/Faculty. By the end of this session, students should feel more settled and confident in taking their first steps into doctoral research.

Please note, this event is intended to complement local Departmental and Faculty inductions and also RD workshops such as ‘Starting your PhD’ or ‘Working with your Supervisor’.

Target audience

1st year PhD students (new starters) all disciplines


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Fri 20 Oct   10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c map Dr Sonja Tomaskovic,  Amanda Brunton,  Dr Christian Gilliam

The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with essential knowledge and understanding to begin their PhD journey effectively.

  • Participants should gain an understanding of what a doctorate entails and understand the differences between a PhD and other types of academic degrees.
  • They will learn how to initiate a productive and positive working relationship with their supervisors.
  • Participants should be aware of the various training and development resources available to them throughout their PhD journey.
  • They will know where and how to access these resources and understand how they can contribute to their academic and professional growth.

One day course

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