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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 Registration - click on link to find out more about the walk and register to join us.

  • Tuesday 26th September 2023 14:00-15:00 BST- meet outside the Arts Centre by the Bus Interchange
  • Thursday 28th September 2023 14:00-15:00 BST- meet outside the Arts Centre by the Bus Interchange

PGR meet and greet - Online event - Meet and greet other new PGRs that have recently started. There's no need to pre-book for this event.

  • Wednesday 27th September 2023 10:00 BST- Microsoft Teams

    Link to 10am event

  • Wednesday 27th September 2023 18:00 BST - This is a repetition of the event at 10am, no need to attend both events- Link to 6pm event

    Researcher Development Online- 10 things I wished I’d known at the start of my PhD- get some great tips and avoid their mistakes. Meet current and just qualified PhDs; meet current researchers and facilitators. Book on a session on SkillsForge.

    • Wednesday 27th September 2023 14:00- Microsoft Teams
    • Thursday 28th September 2023 11:00- Microsoft Teams
    • Friday 29th September 2023 11:00- Microsoft Teams

    PGR Welcome event - Wednesday 22nd November 2023 from 15:00 at The Chancellor’s suite, Rootes Building. This is an opportunity for new Postgraduate Researchers to meet other new researchers, and find out about PhD life at Warwick.

    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. Thinking about your professional development allows you to source the support and training you need, when you need it. Search for sessions aimed at early stages of PhD.

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

    Welcome Week

    From 25th September to 1st October, the University of Warwick organises a Welcome Week for all incoming students.

    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 and Faculty of Social Sciences calendar as well.

    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.

    Return to the PhD Life root page.