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Skills To Get You Started

Students in plenaryThis event supercedes the GSLS Induction Day. The events for Michaelmas 2014 are still being finalised, but the plan is to run two alternative dates for students to choose from.

  • 24 October
  • 31 October


On each day students can sign up to the sessions at 0900, 1130 or 1415.

Full details will be available soon, but please do save the dates in your diaries.


Who Should Attend?

All new postgraduate students in the GSLS who start in October 2014 must attend. Students who have attended this event or the GSLS Induction Event in previous years do not have to attend. This may be the case for some students who have completed a Masters year at Cambridge or equivalent before their current degree programme. 


Signing Up

Students will be able to sign up themselves through a booking system link that will appear here.



After an introduction and networking, the event will run sessions to interactively cover the topics of:

  • The University
  • Student perspective
  • Support
  • Admin progress through the PhD
  • Plagiarism and falsification
  • Good research practice
  • Skills training
  • Making the most of your time in Cambridge, and avoiding pitfalls

Although not essential, students are encouraged to bring a laptop, tablet, or smart-phone to help with the interactive session.