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CWS Induction Week

Monday 26th September - Friday 30th September 2022

CWS Induction Week (Sep 26-30) will take place in person, on Campus East of the University of York, so please plan to be physically in York at least by the week before. Induction Week is compulsory for all new students. This will be your chance to meet your lecturers and learn everything you need to know in preparation for the new academic term and the year ahead. Below you will find the induction schedule for the week and some resources to get you started. 
Key Induction Week Events
  • PGR/Research students only: central York Graduate Research School Induction Event on Friday, Sep 23rd @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., P/X/001 (Physics Building, Campus West). Register here.
  • Monday, Sep 26th from 9:00 a.m., room LMB/036X
    • MA Induction for all new & returning MA students
    • Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.Building the CWS Community Manifesto interactive session.
    • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.: GEMMA Induction
  • Tuesday, Sep 27th
    • PhD & Research student induction from 9:30 a.m. in the CWS Postgraduate Space, LMB/158. Please check your Google calendar to see the location and note that there will be signs around the building to guide you. All new & current/returning PGRs welcome & encouraged to join! Lunch will be provided. 
    • CWS Welcome Social from 5:00 p.m. in RCH/204. Food, drinks, music & feminist merriment for all CWS staff, & students!
  • Digital Skills training sessions by Antonia Fox (, offered at different times both online and in person throughout the week. New students: please choose one session and RSVP via the CWS Google Calendar. Contact for access. More information on the Information for new students page.
To-do list for new students
We trust that you have already enrolled onto the university system and have access to your university emails and services. If not, please do so immediately. Guidance is available on the New students' University welcome pages.  

Please check that you can access the University of York Timetable; where information on where and when your teaching will be taking place will shortly be made available. Feel free to look over these instructions on how to use the timetable and add modules to your timetable. 

Teaching at York is currently planned to resume entirely on campus and seminars will start from Tuesday, Oct 4th. If you expect there will be delays with your arrival to York and that you won't be able to attend your teaching in person from Oct 4th, please contact the CWS immediately at year, the University is able to offer flexibility of up to 4 weeks on new students' arrival dates. Late coming students are expected to catch up on any material missed in their own time and are welcome to contact their supervisors and module convenors for guidance. 

Important note on CWS Induction Week & Your Timetable
In the coming days, you should be able to view a range of CWS induction activities in your University of York Google Calendar and University Timetable. To view this, please make sure that you have enrolled and received your University of York username, which should give you access to your university Gmail and Google Calendar. You should receive an email asking you to add the calendar to your Google Calendar for the CWS events.

If you need any further help or assistance please do email

CWS Induction Week Schedule 2022 (GMT+1)

Monday 26 September @ 9.30am - 5pm: MA Induction, compulsory for all new taught MA and GEMMA students and suggested for returning/part-time MA students, as well as any MA by Research students who would like to mingle with their fellow MAs. Please note that MA by Research students would also benefit from the PhD/MPhil/Research student induction the following day. 

Tuesday 27 September @10am - 1pm: PhD, MPhil & Research Student Induction, compulsory for all new postgraduate research students. This will be a chance to meet your supervisor(s) and the CWS research community, including some current PhD students. 

Tuesday 27 September @ 5pm: CWS Welcome Social. A relaxed event with food, drinks, and feminist merriment, so you can meet your cohort, lecturers, and the wider CWS community in person.

In addition to the informational and social activities above, there will be digital skills training sessions offered at different times on Wednesday 28 September - Friday 30 September. 

Meet Antonia Fox, CWS PhD researcher & your digital skills guru!

Please sign up for one of these sessions. To sign up, simply select Yes on the Google Calendar invite you should have received from the CWS office. If you cannot see these sessions in your Google Calendar or can’t access the links, please email 

  • Thursday, 29 September 2022 - 1-3pm, online
  • Friday, 30 September 2022 - 10-12pm, in LMB 008
  • Friday, 30 September 2022 - 1-3pm, in LMB 008