January 2018 Graduate School Induction event for new doctoral researchers

Induction event for all new doctoral researchers (January 2018 starters)

Monday 15 January, 12.00-13.00
Graduate School, Old Whiteknights House, Room G09 

An essential event for new doctoral research students, this will provide you with an introduction to what you need to know about academic life during your time at Reading, including information on:

• What you can expect from the University Graduate School and what we will expect from you
• Training requirements (RRDP)
• Personal development events
This is also an opportunity for you to meet other new doctoral researchers from across the University.

Attendance is highly recommended.
Please note: If you started your PhD in Autumn 2017, but missed the October Graduate School Induction, you are welcome to attend this one.

Autumn Term Events

Induction event for all new doctoral researchers (October 2017 starters)

Wednesday 4 October, 14.00-16.00
Madejski Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building, Earley Gate
An essential event for new doctoral research students, this will provide you with an introduction to what you need to know about academic life during your time at Reading, including information on:
• What you can expect from the University Graduate School and what we will expect from you
• Training requirements (RRDP)
• Personal development events
This is also an opportunity for you to meet other new doctoral researchers from across the University.
Attendance is highly recommended.

Breakfast Club
Wednesday 1 November, 9.00-10.00 am
Graduate School (Old Whiteknights House)
Sometimes doing a PhD can get a little lonely, so put the books aside for an hour and come and meet others in the same boat as you! (Coffee, pastries and fruit provided.)
Free to attend, but so we know how many croissants to buy, please email gradschool@reading.ac.uk if you are planning to attend.

Seasonal Celebration and Graduate School Quiz
Wednesday 6 December 17.00-19.00
Graduate School (Old Whiteknights House)
Although it might seem a long way off, save the date for the Graduate School’s annual Seasonal Celebration and quiz. More details to follow soon.

Fairbrother Lecture – 14 March 2017

The 2017 Fairbrother Lecture is now open for bookings.

This year’s lecture, taking place on 14 March 2017 (7 pm), will be delivered by Ruth Barnes, a final year doctoral researcher from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences. In her lecture (When Healthy Foods Go Wrong: food poisoning and fresh produce), Ruth will be discussing some of the current issues and challenges in ensuring safety within the food chain. In particular, Ruth will discuss her doctoral research into new methods for controlling food borne organisms. This research aims to help reduce the amount of unwanted bacteria on fresh food cutting the incidence of food poisoning which effects around a million people in the UK every year.

The event will also feature a visual display of other high quality doctoral research.

The Fairbrother Lecture is a University public lecture established in 2014. Named after Jack Fairbrother, who in 1929 became the first student to be awarded a PhD from the University, the Fairbrother Lecture is an annual event at which a current, or recent, Reading doctoral researcher presents their work to a wider audience.

Members of the public, along with members of the University are invited to attend what promises to be a fascinating evening. Booking information is available via the link below.

http://www.reading.ac.uk/graduateschool/events/gs-fairbrotherlecture.aspx

Venue: Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus