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Welcome and 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.

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 right from the start.

By completing our pre-arrival survey, you'll have the opportunity to let us know more about yourself and your expectations, and we can use this information to assist you further in your studies.

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Winter 2021 timetable

The induction day for January starters was held on Thursday 14 January 2021. and was delivered virtually.

It had been designed for students studying one of the following disciplines:

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

Induction sessions

Please see below for more details on the schedule and available material. Get in touch with 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.

  • Induction activities

    • Thursday 14 January 2021

      Time

      Activity

      Location

      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.

      Afternoon

      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
      TimeActivityLocation
      14:00-16:00

      Research Library Induction

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

      Find the essential instructions and checklist for this session. 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 email Dr Adam Edwards.

      View the  live event

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