Induction: Week Two
PgCert Research Methods
As identified in your offer letter, you will undertake the PgCert in Research Methods at the next available opportunity. This course is compulsory for all research students unless you have previous prior experience in this area which can be accredited as part of your registration application. This will play an important part in your first six months at the University. Before the end of week two you should get in touch with Dorothy McDonald to confirm that you have a place on the course.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org telephone: 262301
Our Research Ethics policy applies to all research undertaken at RGU. Familiarising yourself with the policy will help ensure that you are conducting your research ethically and is essential if your fieldwork involves contact with humans or animals. For further details see the link below.
Student Services can offer you advice on counselling, medical and chaplaincy facilities. The Treehouse Nursery, at the Garthdee Campus, is available for staff and students who need childcare provision.
Meet your School Research Degree Coordinator
As well as your supervisory Team (headed by the Principal Supervisor) your school will also have a Research Degree Coordinator, who it is useful for you to meet within your first two weeks of arrival. Your Principal Supervisor will introduce you to the School’s Research Degree Coordinator. Throughout your research degree the Coordinator will play an important role by acting as an independent advisor in your School.
You may require an electronic swipe card to access various buildings on campus, particularly if you will be working outwith standard office hours. Swipe cards are only available on some campuses, however if you believe you need one contact the School Office who will be able to provide you with further information.
If you become ill it is important to inform the University. Details on the Sickness Notification procedure for your School are available through your supervisory team.