In October and January each year, at the start of term, the School hosts an induction event for all new postgraduate students. This covers a range of topics from the history of the School to research governance, training and development, and inclusion. The Regius Professor of School – Professor Patrick Maxwell and Director of Postgraduate Education – Professor Fiona Gribble and a host of people will be glad to provide information on what you can expect as a student of Cambridge. Your department will notify you of the date and joining instructions. You will find a recording of the October 2021 induction here. This link will take you to the Moodle induction site and you will be asked to login with your CRSid and Raven password.
Postgraduate Student Handbook
The aim of the postgraduate student handbook is to provide students with an introductory reference point for many of the important pieces of information associated with being a postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge. You can find the handbook for 2021/22 here.
This handbook should be read in conjunction with the Code of Practice for Research Students, which sets out the University’s expectations of students and the staff who teach them.
Postgraduate induction slides
‘How to train your Algorithm (and other things not to put in an MOU)’ – an introduction to research contracts
‘Introduction to Research Integrity at Cambridge’ – Presentation on regulatory issues to be considered when carrying out research and an overview of information governance policy at the School of Clinical Medicine.
‘Research & info governance’ – A brief introduction to the University’s expectations for integrity in research, some of the challenges that a researcher might face in living up to best practice, and where to find further guidance.