Information for new PhD students

Important information relating to your doctoral study.

If you are a new student starting doctoral study in Science, you can find guidance through:

Faculty Doctoral Induction Workshop

Every new doctoral student in Science is required to attend a Faculty of Science Doctoral Induction Workshop within the first 12 months of enrolment. This is one of your Provisional Year Goals.

This workshop is separate from the University Doctoral Induction Workshop, which you must also attend as another of your Provisional Year Goals.

In the Faculty of Science Doctoral Induction Workshop you will meet other new doctoral students in your discipline area as well as key doctoral advisors from your discipline area, learn about
discipline-specific issues for doctoral students, and explore issues related to setting and maintaining professional boundaries.

Workshops are held twice a year for each discipline area. You should contact the doctoral advisor for your School or Department in order to register for a workshop. Please note that it is strongly recommended that you attend a Faculty Doctoral Induction Workshop within the first six months of your enrolment.

Faculty of Science Doctoral Induction Workshop dates for 2020


Psychology and Exercise Sciences

  • 19 February,  9.30am-12.45pm
  • 9 September, 9.30am-12.45pm

Biological Sciences and Marine Science

  • 26 February, 9.30am-12.45pm      
  • 17 June, 9.30am-12.45pm

Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

  • 22 April, 9.30am-12.45pm
  • 2 September, 9.30am-12.45pm

Chemical Sciences

  • 24 April, 9.30am-12.45pm
  • 28 October, 9.30am-12.45pm

Environment and Marine Science

  • 10 June, 9.30am-12.45pm
  • 18 November, 9.30am-12.45pm

Find out more

Discover more about these doctoral events by contacting the Science Student Centre