New postgraduate researchers

There's so much to see and do when you begin your postgraduate research studies with us here at the University of Birmingham so we've put together some tips and essential services which will give you the best possible start to your programme. This information is for all postgraduate researchers and specific programme information will be sent to you by your School and College.

Welcome and induction activities

Let’s Get Started is the University Graduate School's workshop for new postgraduate researchers. It looks at the skills that you need to be a successful researcher, as well as introducing the support services here at the University. These workshops happen throughout the year, so whenever you start there will be one happening soon

The University Graduate School also run events for postgraduate researchers, both during Welcome and across the academic year. They are a great opportunity to meet other postgraduate researchers and find out about the wider researcher community.

In adition to the University Graduate School events and workshops, there are University-wide Welcome and inductions as well as our online Doctoral Researchers Essentials course.

Useful information

What are the first things you should do when starting out as a postgraduate researcher?


If your arrival date has prevented you from attending induction events or talks you can still catch up on the presentations or find links to online resources.

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