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Monday Sept 29           Departmental Induction
&                          To be organised by Departmental Postgraduate Tutors
Tuesday Sept 30          

Introductory meeting with supervisor and induction into research laboratory.
Introductions to key dept personnel (HoD, PGT, Technical Manager/Chief Technician, Dept Secretary, etc)
Tour of facilities and instructions on departmental procedure, registrations and local safety rules

Monday Sept 29 Vice-Chancellor’s Reception for all new Postgraduates,
17.30 – 19.00           Fraser Noble Building, University Road

Wednesday Oct 1  University Registration and Graduate School Induction for Research Postgraduates Library Lecture Theatre, David Wilson Library      
10.00 am                Arrive and collect Graduate School documents

10.15 – 10.45           Welcome to the Research Student Experience at the University of Leicester’s Graduate School, Professor Kevin Lee, Graduate Dean
10.45 – 11.15              Getting yourself in shape for the journey,  Dr Peter Meacock, Graduate Sub-Dean, Medicine & Biological Sciences 

11.15 -11.30                Break

11.30 – 12.00              An introduction to Research Training and Student Services at the University of Leicester,  Dr Joan Smith, Postgraduate Training Coordinator                  

12.00 – 12.30              Managing your Supervisor,  Dr Henrietta O’Connor, Graduate Sub-Dean, Social Sciences
12.30pm                      Conclusion, Prof Kevin Lee, Graduate Dean

Wednesday Oct 1    Faculty Introduction and Welcome Reception for new research students
16.00 -18.00             Frank & Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
Dr Peter Meacock, Graduate Sub-Dean (Medicine & Biological Sciences)
 with senior staff of the Faculty and representatives from the faculty Postgraduate Society

Thursday Oct 2            Cross-Faculty General Scientific Induction for new postgraduate research students, Faculty of Medicine & Biological Sciences and Faculty of Science, Frank & Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building, (entry from Lancaster Road, below Richard Attenborough Centre)

09.00 – 09.05 Welcome and Introduction, Dr. Peter Meacock (Medicine & Biological Sciences) & Prof Mike Warrington (Science)

09.05 - 10.00 Introduction to University Computing: facilities and services, Dr. Richard Mobbs, Computer Centre                                          

10.00 - 10.45 Introduction to the University Library: facilities and services for scientists.  Selina Lock & Sue Spriggs, Information Librarians

10.45 – 11.15  Coffee break

11.15 – 11.45  Social Networking for laboratory scientists, Dr Alan Cann, School of Biological Sciences

11.45 - 12.30 Safe Working Practices; general health and safety, Dr. Dave Widdowson, Director of University Safety Services


14.00 - 15.00  Science and the Creative Researcher, Dr Kevin Byron, Postgraduate Training Developer

15.00 – 16.00  Good Research Practice; ethics & record keeping, Professor Rob Hillman, Dean Faculty of Science  

Friday Oct 3                 Faculty Training Session GR1: Laboratory Safety (for biomedical scientists)
Frank & Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building

10.00-11.00                 Faculty Safety Management and Risk Assessment, Prof Annette Cashmore, Sub-Dean & Dr. Dave Widdowson, Director of University Safety Services

11.00-12.00                 Biological & Chemical Hazards and COSHH Regulations, Dr Sarah Nelson, Biological & Chemical Safety Officer

14.00-15.00                 Radiation Safety, Mr John Scott, Radiation Safety Officer, Genetic Modification Regulations, Dr Sarah Nelson, Biological & Chemical Safety Officer


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