The York Graduate Research School induction event provides an introduction to all professional support available to you and gives an opportunity to celebrate the success of our current students and alumni.

YGRS Induction Autumn 2023

Our next Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Induction will be held in Autumn 2023 - date TBC

Catch up with our previous induction

Thank you to everyone who came to our September 2022 induction. For those of you who couldn't attend, or just want to recap on the information provided, you can view all of the presentations via the playlist and slides below.

View the presentation slides


2022/23 induction playlist

  1. Welcome & Overview of the Research Degree Process - Professor Kathryn Arnold, Dean of the York Graduate Research School (YGRS)
  2. Professional Development and Skills Support, Mentoring and Buddying - Dr Karen Clegg, Head of Building Research and Innovation Capacity (BRIC) team
  3. Academic Skills Support - Cecilia Lowe, Head of Learning Enhancement
  4. The University Library: Supporting you and your Research - Lindsey Myers, Open Research Librarian, Open Research Team
  5. Digital Skills and Creativity - Siobhan Dunlop, Digital Inclusion, Skills and Creativity (DISC)
  6. Making IT Work for your Research - Emma Barnes, Research IT
  7. Getting your Career on Track - Janice Simpson, Careers Consultant
  8. Teaching at York: Training and Development - Maeve Pearson, Senior Academic Practice Adviser, Academic Support Office
  9. Student Support - Grant Denkinson, Wellbeing Team Manager
  10. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Presentations and Public Engagement opportunities - Laura Wiggins - 3MT 2022 and People’s Choice winner
  11. My PhD Experience - Joy Ogbemudia, Senior Lecturer in Management, Leeds Beckett University
  12. My PhD Experience - Alexander Setchfield, Biotechnologist, Co-founder of InsBio - future spin out company of the University of York
  13. Introduction to the ‘Thrive and Survive’ Forum - Thrive and Survive Coordinator - Georgia Beel
  14. Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) - Troy Caruthers, Graduate Students’ Association