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PhD induction

The 2016-17 first semester commences in the week beginning Monday 19th September 2016 (Week 0) for students joining the PhD Economics and PhD Finance programmes.

On the afternoon of Friday 23rd September there will be a Programme Welcome lunch, where the Director of Graduate Studies and Research and Joint Programme Manager will introduce themselves and discuss the structure of the course. It's also a good chance to meet other PhD and MRes entrants. It is important that you attend this session, which takes place from 12.00 – 14.00 in E303, 3rd floor, Queens Building.

The enrolment period will take place on Monday 26th September from 09.00 – 12.00 in the Collette Bowe Room, 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.

On Friday 30th September the School will be organising a photographer for all new staff and PhD students to have their photo taken for the School website, further details of the time and location will be confirmed in due course.

Directions to the campus and a map are available here.

Enrolment with the Research Degrees Office (RDO)

Monday 26th September 2016

9am - 12pm in the Collette Bowe room, Queens' Building, Mile End Campus (after 12pm please come to the Research Degrees Office, E15 Queens' Building, Mile End Campus)

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

Teaching Assistantship training

Class teaching will commence from Monday 3rd 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 autumn 2016 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 the “Teach Your First Session” workshop for postgraduate teachers and others new to teaching in higher education on 14th September.

If you’d like any more information on the Teach Your First Session workshops running this September, please email me – and to book onto one please visit the Careers and Development Programme booking website.

For more information on the workshops please contact Emma Kennedy -

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, the Points Database, workshops and events. They also contain the official bits and pieces you might need which can be found under Regulations and Paperwork.

On 3rd October 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.

Year 1 PhD students should register for the induction now on the Course Booking System -  please 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 following link:

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

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

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