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College of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences- PGR Student Induction



Registration with Tea & Coffee

CEDPS PGR Programmes Team



Welcome and Introduction

Dr Jane Lawrie, Deputy Dean (Academic Affairs)


Life Cycle of a Research Student

·         College Expectations

·         Student-Supervisor meetings

·         Progress Reviews

·         Tier 4 Monitoring procedure

·         Key College/University contacts

·         Training and Development

Julie Bradshaw, PGR Programmes Manager


Research Ethics

Rhianna Wright, Research Administrator


15 minute Break (tea and coffee will be provided)

10.45 to 11.00

CEDPS Computing Support

Jeremy Baxter, CEDPS Computing Manager

11.00 to 11.15

Health & Safety/Risk Assessment

Matt Smith, Services Manager

11.15 to 11.45

Student Support: Welfare and UBS

UBS Rep/ Stephen White (Welfare)

11.45 to 12.00

Q&A from Morning Session

Julie Bradshaw, PGR Programmes Manager


Lunch Break (buffet will be provided)

13.00 to 14.00

The PGR Student/Supervisor Relationship

Prof Wamadeva Balachandran Electronic Systems/Director of CESR

14.00 to 14.30

Library Services

Shazia Arif, Subject Liaison Librarian

14.30 to 15.15

Personal Development: Becoming an Independent Researcher

·         Role of RDA

·         Graduate School Training Programme

·         3D Researcher Tool

Dr Senthila Quirke, Graduate School

15.15 to 15.30

Feedback Session with tea/coffee                          


Aimed at

New Doctoral Researchers in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences

Presented by

College and University staff

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session, PGR students will be informed about:

  • Key Contacts in the College
  • College expectations of a PGR Student including progress reviews and supervisor meetings
  • Training and Development
  • University services available- Library, Welfare, UBS, Computing Support

Health and Safety and general notice

Refreshments will be provided

Select a date

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to do your research and career

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF: