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Information for new postgraduate researchers (September 2022)

Congratulations on receiving an offer from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health to undertake a postgraduate research degree. Make sure to refer to this page on a regular basis as it will be updated regularly with important information and documentation.

Welcome message from the Doctoral Academy Senior Leadership team

A very warm welcome to you all. We are delighted you have chosen The University of Manchester to study for your postgraduate research degree, and hope you find it a highly rewarding and enriching experience.

Read the full welcome message (PDF, 112KB).

Get ready

Our Get Ready for Manchester (PDF) guide is the perfect one-stop shop to help you prepare for coming to the University and settling into postgraduate life in the UK.

Events and activities schedule

The University will run a series of events starting from Monday 20 September 2021. This page will be updated regularly with all new and upcoming events specific to new postgraduate researchers in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

Doctoral Academy induction for all PGRs

Date: Monday 24 October 2022
Location: Whitworth Hall
Time: 
2pm-4pm

This session will provide you with an understanding of the PGR support networks, training and opportunities available to you in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

The session will begin with an introduction by the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research, Dr David Bechtold. You will also have the opportunity to meet the Doctoral Academy key professional services staff members, your PGR reps and the Doctoral Academy Graduate Society (DAGS), and ask any questions you may have.

Book your place via Eventbrite.

MRC DTP welcome and induction

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022
Location: Online via Zoom
Time: 1:30pm-3pm

At the induction, you will learn more about the programme structure, as well as meet Dr Anna Woollams (DTP Programme Director), Dr Kevin Couper (Cohort Tutor) and Beth Taylor (DTP Officer).

Zoom details for this induction will be sent to you via email closer to the date.

BBSRC DTP welcome and induction

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022
Location: Online via Zoom
Time: 3 - 4pm

At this induction, you will learn more about the programme structure and meet the DTP Programme Director Professor Jeremy Derrick, the Cohort Tutor Dr Neil Dixon, and the DTP Officer Beth Taylor.

Zoom details for this induction will be sent to you via email closer to the date.

Wellcome Trust Immuno-Matrix in Complex Disease induction event

Date: Monday 3 October 2022
Location: TBC
Time: TBC

The Wellcome Trust introductory session, including a social event, is currently being finalised. Full details for this event will be sent to you via email closer to the date.

Division of Dentistry

Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022
Location: Manchester Dental Education Centre (MANDEC) (number 41 on the campus map)
Time: 9am-1pm

The Welcome Event will include lunch.

Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022
Time: 4pm-5pm

Details for this welcome event will be emailed directly to you nearer the time.

MCRC-CRUK Manchester Centre induction

Date: Friday 21 October 2022
Location: Oglesby Cancer Research Building, M20 4GJ (view Google map)
Time: 10am-1pm

The MCRC-Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre and the Division of Cancer Sciences (DCS) warmly invite all new cancer-focused PhD researchers to our joint Welcome Event with The Christie School of Oncology.

Attendance is open to those based across all university Divisions regardless of funding type. This session will provide an introduction to the MCRC, CRUK Manchester Centre and DCS, and Manchester's cancer sciences training landscape.

You will hear from current postgraduate researchers and our Directors and Senior Leadership Team. You will have the opportunity to network with one another and ask questions to our speakers.

Book your place in advance via Eventbrite.

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (CRUK MI)

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022
Location: Zoom
Time: 10.45 - 11.45am

This event is open to new postgraduate students who will be based within a CRUK Manchester Institute research group and supervisor, regardless of funding route. 

The session will provide an introduction to the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, our research staff, education committee, annual colloquium, annual PGR assessments, wellbeing and social activities.

 

 

Joint PhD Programme with Singapore A*STAR Institutes

Date: Monday 26 September 2022
Location: TBC
Time: 12pm-1pm

At this induction event, you will learn more about the programme structure, including how your time is split between Manchester and Singapore. You will also meet the Programme Director, Professor Christoph Ballestrem.

Further details will be sent to you nearer the time.

PhD Programme with Integrated Teaching Certificate

Date: TBC
Location: Online via Zoom
Time:
TBC

This event is informal with the opportunity to learn more about the programme structure, as well as meet Dr Sally Jacobs (Programme Lead).

Zoom details for this induction will be sent to you via email closer to the date.

Starting Postgraduate Research in BMH: School of Health Sciences

Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

This session will be delivered by Dr Jane Brooks, School PGR Director, and the Researcher Development team.

This session will be tailored to your School. It will summarise the key stages of a research degree and highlights the key skills required.

Register your attendance: 

Please note that to register for this event, you must use the University Training Catalogue and log in using your University username and password. You will need to have completed your student registration to access the training catalogue and register for this session.

If you have any questions, please email resdev@ds.man.ac.uk.

Life as a PGR in the School of Biological Sciences

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

This session will be delivered by Professor Chris Grant, School PGR Director, and the Researcher Development team.

This session will be tailored to your School. It will summarise the key stages of a research degree and highlights the key skills required.

Register your attendance:

Please note that to register for this event, you must use the University Training Catalogue and log in using your University username and password. You will need to have completed your student registration to access the training catalogue and register for this session.

If you have any questions, please email resdev@ds.man.ac.uk.

Life as a PGR in the School of Medical Sciences

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

This session will be delivered by Dr Nick Ashton, School PGR Director, and the Researcher Development team.

This session will be tailored to your School. It will summarise the key stages of a research degree and highlights the key skills required.

Register your attendance:

Please note that to register for this event, you must use the University Training Catalogue and log in using your University username and password. You will need to have completed your student registration to access the training catalogue and register for this session.

If you have any questions, please email resdev@ds.man.ac.uk.

For more events, please see the University-wide Welcome website and the Students' Union website for more events and further information.

Doctoral Academy

‌The University has a worldwide reputation based on high-quality teaching and research, and we are sure that your research degree will provide a solid foundation for your future career success.

You are joining the Faculty's Doctoral Academy, which is responsible for all aspects of the Faculty's postgraduate research student activity. Our goal is to create a supportive environment that allows you to excel and reach your full potential.

Offering access to first-class facilities and strong links with regional health-service providers and industry, our postgraduate research degree programmes are designed to meet the diverse needs of all our students.