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Postgraduate Research Induction

Welcome to Middlesex Postgraduate Research

We’re so excited to welcome you to our vibrant community. Our induction day is your official welcome to Middlesex University, and will give you all the info you need and introduce you to life as a research student.

Welcome message from the Vice-Chancellor Professor Nic Beech

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Nic Beech would like to warmly welcome our new research students to Middlesex, to our MDX family and to our Research Community.

Your induction

We have two induction sessions during the academic year depending when you start your course; September or January.

We highly recommend you take advantage of your induction as you'll have the opportunity to meet our support services, speak to our library team and be introduced to key faculty staff members.

Winter 2021 timetable

The induction day for January starters was held on Thursday, 14th January 2021. This year Induction was delivered virtually and it was relevant for students studying one of the following disciplines:

MPhil/PhD, MPhil/PhD by Public Works, MA/MSc by Research, ArtsM/ArtsD, MProf/DProf (SVP)

See below for more details on the schedule and available material.

Pre-arrival survey:

Starting a research degree is an exciting yet daunting task. We want to ensure your journey with us is a positive experience and we would like to ask you to spend a few minutes and fill in the pre-arrival survey. You will have the opportunity to let us know more about yourself and your expectations and we will use this information to assist you in your studies.

Help us improve by giving us your feedback here.

Thursday, 14 January 2021




10:00 - 12:00

11:10 - 12:00

Welcome Talk: 'Research at Middlesex' - Prof Richard Comley, Director of Research

Ice-breaker activities to get to know your fellow researchers

Introduction to Research Degrees Administration Team - Kerrie O'Connor and RDAT

Your relationship with your supervisor - Prof Vida Midgelow

Induction material is available in MyLearning and accessible with your Middlesex login details.

Access January 2021 Induction folder here.


Faculty/School and Programme Induction

In these sessions, you will be welcomed to your respective Schools in Middlesex University. We strongly encourage that you attend your School Induction, as this is the starting point for you to familiarise with the environment in which you will be working for the following years.

Click on each Faculty to enter the Zoom meetings.

Arts and Creative Industries

Science and Technology

Health and Education

Business School

School of Law

Friday, 15 January 2021


Research Coffee Club with MDXSU

This session has been cancelled, with our apologies for the short notice.


Research Library Induction -  Repeat session on 04 February 2021 @ 14:00-16:00 UK time  - access the session using the link to the right

In this workshop, Dr Adam Edwards, Jamie Halstead and Susannah Parry, Subject Liaison Librarians, will take you through the resources necessary for your studies.

To find the essential instructions and checklist for this session please go to:
https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/research/training. If you can download these two items
before the meeting this will save time on the day.

During the session you will work through the instructions sheets at your own speed
with Librarians available to help you 1-2-1 if required.  As soon as you complete the work you are free to go,
so unless we have technical issues on the day, the session will be shorter than the two hours advertised.

If you have any questions about this session please contact Adam Edwards: a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk

Link to live event

Please contact our Research Degrees Administration Team for further information on any of these activities.

This information is subject to change, so please check again closer to your arrival date.

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