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Welcome Resources

Welcome to the University of Warwick!

Starting your PhD journey

The start of your PhD journey is an exciting time, so in order to make yours as smooth as possible, we have compiled some vital information for you below. Just click through the tabs to learn more – from essential information, to an overview of different campus services, to welcome events designed specifically for postgraduate researchers.

Any questions?

If you have a question about your PhD that you have not been able to find an answer to, please reach out to us.

There's a range of welcome events for new postgraduate researchers this year - by the Doctoral College, by the university as a whole, and by individual departments.

    PGR Welcome Walk

    Join your peers and get to know campus on our PGR welcome walk - a great opportunity to meet other new researchers and explore campus, with a free drink on us, either on Tuesday 24th September at 2pm or on Thursday 26th September at 2pm. Bookings to open soon.

    Meet and greet for new PGRs (online)

    Meet and greet other new PGRs that have recently started, an informal opportunity to meet online on Wednesday 25th September, either at 10am or 6pm BST. Bookings to open soon.

    10 things I wished I’d known at the start of my PhD

    Colleagues from the Researcher Development Team share the 10 things that they wish they had known at the start of their PhD- get some great tips and avoid their mistakes. Sessions online and bookings to open soon on SkillsForge.

    Welcome to Warwick

    Further welcome resources can be found at the university-wide Welcome to Warwick pages which among other things feature information on arriving at Warwick, enrolment, IT resources and further welcome events.

    Departmental events

    Individual departments often host welcome events as well. Check your department website to find out what they have planned.

    Check out the Faculty of Arts calendar, Faculty of Social Sciences calendar and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine news and events as well.

    Researcher Development Online

    The Researcher Development programme is provided by the Doctoral College to help you get the best out of your time at Warwick and the best out of yourself. The programme covers all disciplines and stages of research, including writing, research methods, productivity & skills, PhD in second language series, wellbeing and support for your career.

    Join our RDO Teams channel, where we also publicise any research related events that we hear about.

    Return to the PhD Life root page.