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PhD induction

The 2017-18 first semester will commences in the week beginning Monday 18th September 2017 (Week 0) for students joining the PhD Economics and PhD Finance programmes.

On the afternoon of Friday 22nd September there will be an MRes/PhD Welcome lunch, taking place in the Graduate Centre, 5th floor foyer. Following the lunch, the Director of Graduate Studies and the Research and Joint Programme Manager will introduce themselves and discuss the structure of the course. It's also a good opportunity to meet other PhD and MRes entrants. This session takes place from 13.00 – 14.00 in GC6.01, Graduate Centre.

The enrolment period will take place on Monday 25th September from 11.00 – 12.00 in the Octagon Centre, Queens’ Building. Please remember to pre-enrol, and refer to enrolment guidelines available on the University website. Remember to bring all necessary documents for enrolment, for full details on the enrolment process please visit the University’s enrolment and registration webpage.

The International Student Welcome Programme is run centrally by Queen Mary in Week 0. A full schedule can be found at the above link in due course.

Directions to the campus and a map are available here.

Enrolment with the Research Degrees Office (RDO)

Monday 25th September 2017

11am - 12pm in the Octagon Centre, Queens' Building, Mile End Campus (after 12pm please come to the Research Degrees Office, GC2.13, Graduate Centre)

For general queries, opening hours and enquiries please see the RDO website.

Teaching Assistantship training

Class teaching will commence from Monday 2nd October (Week 2), prior to this you will meet with Dr. Guglielmo Volpe who will co-ordinate your teaching schedule and hold an induction session for new teaching assistants.

All new PhD students are required to attend a GTA workshop run by the Economics Network. Workshops scheduled for September & October 2017 are due to be announced shortly, further information and registration details can be found on the Economics Network website.

The Centre for Academic and Professional Development (CAPD) also organise a “Teach Your First Session” workshop for postgraduate teachers and others new to teaching in higher education on 13th September.

This is the link to the booking site where you can set up your own ID and log-in and book onto this or any other relevant training workshops:

Doctoral College

The Doctoral College website is a good reference point for your study here at Queen Mary. The Doctoral College support you and make sure you have the opportunities you need to develop your professional skills and subject expertise.

The website will help you find information and advice about careers, funding, the Points Skills Database, workshops and events. They also contain the official guidance you might need to refer to, which can be found under Regulations and Paperwork.

On Tuesday 24 October 2017, 9.30am to 5pm, Octagon, Mile End the University will be holding a PhD Student induction at the Mile End Campus. This is a full day event organised by the Doctoral College.

To register for this course please go to and search for course code DC100.

Library Tours

From the beginning of term the Library will be running a three-week programme of tours and drop-in sessions. The tours are an opportunity to find out more about the wide variety of resources available as well as the different types of study spaces that you can use.

The Mile End Library tours will run every 30 minutes. There is no need to sign up, just meet staff in the Help Zone to join in.

Dates when tours will take place will be confirmed in due course. For more information on the library and its services please see the Library Website.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

Nick Owen
Research and Joint Programme Manager
T: 020 7882 7298

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