Swansea University

10. Induction

General orientation to University life and postgraduate research at Swansea is very important.  The University provides a guide to student support services which will be sent to you prior to the start of the academic year.  It provides a detailed summary of the roles of different parts of the University, such as the Admissions, Accommodation, Student Support and International Offices, as well as policies on such matters as security, welfare and student finance.  It has a listing of useful telephone numbers and people to contact in the event of problems.  

10.1 In early October and different stages throughout the year, APECS arranges an induction day specifically targeted at the needs of research students.  You will be able to meet key academic and Professional Services staff. There are talks on beginning research, research degree rules at Swansea, skills development opportunities and how to record your training, and on the services provided by the Library and Information and Careers Services.  This session is followed by a short reception at which we hope you will take the opportunity to meet fellow research students.   

10.2 Colleges will arrange to introduce you to their own procedures and research environment.  The Colleges produce research handbooks and will hold induction sessions.  It is important that you are able to meet the staff in your College who are generally responsible for postgraduate research, as well as other research students.  

10.3 Additional arrangements are provided for international students.  The International Student Advisory Service provides a handbook prior to enrolment, and arranges induction sessions during registration week. 

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