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 information 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

The University Graduate School (UGS) run monthly induction activities to welcome postgraduate researchers joining the University at different times of the year. These induction activities will give you an opportunity to meet other postgraduate researchers (new and current), key PGR support staff, as well as find out about the resources available to you within the University. Our monthly welcome and induction activities for postgraduate researchers will be taking place on the following dates:

31 October 2018 (Wednesday)

28 November 2018 (Wednesday)

30 January 2019 (Wednesday)

27 February 2019 (Wednesday)

27 March 2019 (Wednesday)

17 April 2019 (Wednesday)

29 May 2019 (Wednesday)

26 June 2019 (Wednesday)

31 July 2019 (Wednesday) 

The University Graduate School also run events for postgraduate researchers throughout the year. They are a great opportunity to meet other postgraduate researchers and find out about the wider researcher community. For more information about our induction activities, please contact Dr. Eren Bilgen  (  

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.