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Location: Conference Centre, Bramber House

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Are you starting your research degree at Sussex this Autumn? Join us for the Doctoral School Induction Day and get a head start on your PGR journey.

The day is designed to be an informal way to find out more about the support available from teams across the University, start to think about the first stage of your research, a chance to ask questions and to connect with fellow researchers.


Registration, coffee and pastries


Icebreaker activity


Welcome Session

Terrace Room

This session will introduce you to the key parts within the University of Sussex that can provide structure and support for you throughout your PGR studies.


Starting Your Research Degree panel

Terrace Room & Gallery Room

Make a successful start to your research degree with this panel discussion developed to prepare you for the journey ahead. You'll have the opportunity to discuss your hopes and worries with other new researchers, then come together to put questions to the panel.


Market Stalls and Lunch

Terrace Room

Browse a selection of stalls from teams including the Library, English Language for Academic Study, Excursions postgraduate journal and the Students' Union over food and refreshments.


Workshop on developing a Personal Development Plan

Terrace Room

An interactive workshop supported by the Researcher Development team, Library Research Support, and Careers and Enterpreneurship. You'll learn about the concept, purpose and benefits of developing a PDP and have a go at writing your own, with help from your peers.


Hive Scholars Welcome

Research Hive, the Library

Meet the Research Hive Scholars, three researchers who support the PGR community at Sussex and manage the Hive space with the Library. Further details to follow.

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