Induction Events

Induction events for PGR students.

The Informatics Graduate School holds PGR Induction events in September and January each year.  These events provide you with important information to get you started on your PGR degree programme. As well as presentations from a range of University teams, this is an excellent opportunity to meet, mix and mingle with your new PGR peers.  Attendance at the PGR Induction is expected by all new PGR students (including those on CDT programmes).

Upcoming Welcome/Induction Session

The IGS welcome and induction session will take place as follows:

Date: Tuesday 17 January 2023

Time: 12:00 to 15:00 (with lunch break)

Location: Informatics Forum, Room G.03

Attendance at the PGR induction session is expected by all new PGR students.

As well as receiving lots of useful and relevant information related to the School and your programme of PG study, the IGS induction is an opportunity to meet the Graduate School Directors, Postgraduate Research Personal Tutors and the IGS student support and admin team, as well other new PGR students joining the School.


Other activities for PGR students

University of Edinburgh 

The University organises welcome events for all new students.

January Welcome Activities

"How to" information sessions


On the first day of September Welcome Week, Principal Peter Mathieson addressed all new students to the University community. You can find a link to the recording below.

Principal's Welcome Ceremony


Doctoral College

The Doctoral College is a central structure, designed to help coordinate and highlight training, support, and opportunities for all postgraduate researchers across the institution.

Doctoral College

A welcome talk from the University of Edinburgh Doctoral College for all new postgraduate researchers took place on 13 September 2022.  You can find a link to the recording and slides below.

Doctoral College Welcome Session 2022


Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA)

You can find social events organised by the Edinburgh University Students' Association below.



Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) cohorts

Students commencing studies on one of the School’s UKRI CDT programmes in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence (BMAI), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Robotics and Autonomous System (RAS), will be contacted directly about cohort-specific CDT welcome/induction events by their CDT Coordinators.