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

October 2023

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

Date: Thursday 12 October 2023

Time: 14.00 - 16:00

Location: Informatics Forum G.03 


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



14.00 – 14:15 Arrival

14.15 to 14:45 (30 mins) – Dr Lindsey Fox, Informatics Graduate School Manager

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

14:45 to 15:15 – Break for coffee/lunch

15:15 to 15:45 (30 mins) – Prof. Rob van Glabbeek, Deputy Director of the Informatics Graduate School

 Overview of Informatics PhD and MScR programmes; student and supervisor role and responsibilities; programme support

15:45 to 15:55 (10 mins) – Student questions


Other activities for PGR students

University of Edinburgh 


The University organises welcome events for all new students.

Welcome Week events

Specific Events for PGR students

"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. For those who cannot be on-campus the event will be live-streamed and recorded.

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 will take place on Tuesday 12th September at 1pm and is open to all new postgraduate researchers. You will need to register for this event. 

Doctoral College Welcome event 2023

Event booking link


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.