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Induction, enrolment and information for new PhD students


Further information about college induction can be found here. You are required to attend one of these inductions at the nearest possible opportunity following the commencement of your studies.

Queen Mary enrolment is available for research students who are due to commence their programmes later in the year on the first working day of each month. You must enrol on the date closest to your agreed start date as indicated in your offer. You will be able to enrol by visiting the Research Degrees Office located in room E15, Ground Floor, Queens’ Building, Mile End Campus.

Further information regarding enrolment can be found here.


The programme for the October 2016 induction event can be found here.

If you are a new research student who is starting at a different point in the academic year (and therefore unable to attend the above induction), you should contact the Postgraduate Research Programmes Officer, Mike Witcombe, to inform him of your start date and make an appointment to come and see him.


The School Office is located in room 101 on the first floor of the Maths Building. The Maths Office opening hours during term time are 9:00am–5:00pm (last admission 4:45pm) every weekday. The office is usually closed 9:30am–10:30am on Wednesdays due to staff meetings. More limited opening hours may apply during vacations so it is best to call ahead if you need to meet with a member of staff. Your main point of contact for administrative matters is Dr Mike Witcombe, the PGR Programmes Officer for the School. He is located in room 101 and can be reached by email at or on extension 3170.

During our building refurbishment, research students are normally allocated a desk in an open-plan office in the Temporary Building, but with full access to the facilities of the Maths Building.

In addition to printing and refreshment facilities in the Temporary Building, photocopiers, pigeonholes and stationery can all be found in the Maths Building Common Room (303), Please use these and other facilities such as telephones only for purposes associated with your studies.