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

January 2024

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

Date: Thursday 18 January 2024

Time: 10.45 to 12.30 

Location: Informatics Forum G.03 

Light lunch to follow at MF2 from 12:30 to 13:30


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




10:45 to 10:55 - Arrival


10:55 to 11:25 (30 mins) – Prof. Rob van Glabbeek, Deputy Director of the Informatics Graduate School

 Welcome and Overview of Informatics PGR programmes; student and supervisor role and responsibilities; programme support


11:25 to 11:35 - Break


11:35 to 12:05 (30 mins) - Patrick Hudson, Senior Graduate School Coordinator

IGS role and responsibilities, wider student support services, administrative steps


12:05 to 12:20 (15 mins) - Dr André Vieira, Research Facilitator, Digital Research Services

Overview of Digital Research Services


12:20 to 12:30 - Questions


Other activities for PGR students

University of Edinburgh 


The University organises welcome events for all new students.

Welcome Week events

"How to" in person sessions


Principal's Welcome Ceremony

On the first day of Welcome Week, Principal Peter Mathieson welcomes all new students to the University community.  A recording of the event that took place in September 2023 can be found below.

Event details


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

An online welcome talk from the University of Edinburgh Doctoral College took place on Tuesday 12th September. A recording of this event is available to watch via the link below:

Doctoral College Welcome event 2023


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.