New research students will receive instructions from the central College Student Administration on how to enrol and obtain a student card. All new students should attend the Research Student Induction meeting. In 2012, this will be held on Wednesday 19th September at 10am in the Mathematics Seminar Room (room 103). At this meeting, students will be given an information pack. Staff will explain how to obtain office keys and computer accounts on the School of Mathematical Sciences network. Students will be briefed by the Postgraduate Tutors and introduced to their principal research supervisors. New research students who are unable to attend this meeting should go on arrival to the School Office (room 101) in the Mathematics Building, and introduce themselves to Administrative Officer (Postgraduate Studies and Research).
Some events happening during the induction period
- College enrolment will take place on 24th and 25th September in Octagon, Queens' Building.
- A reception for new and existing postgraduate students, this year on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at 17:00 at the School of Mathematical Sciences.
- MSOR 'Supporting Postgraduates who Teach' workshop Friday 28th September. Please note that this workshop is compulsory for all new Mathematics and Statistics students.
- An induction organised by the Learning Institute, 10th and 11th October 2012. This 2-day event should be attended by all PhD students who are starting their degrees this autumn. It will be an opportunity to meet other students from all over the college, talk to existing staff and students, gather information about what the college has to offer, and find out what you need to know to make it as a research student.
Other useful things to know
- Research students are usually allocated a desk in one of the open-plan offices on the south side of the building on the second and third floors. The postgraduate sections of the School website should have most of the information you will need to know, but if you can’t find an answer there, ask Joanna Adamek in the School Office (room 101).
- Photocopiers, pigeonholes and stationery can all be found in the Common Room (room 102), with another photocopier in the Astronomy Unit (room 409). Please use these and other facilities such as telephones only for purposes associated with your studies.