Induction information for new postgraduate research students
Academic year 2022-23
Last updated: 4th July 2023

Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS). In academic year 2022-23, around 200 new postgraduate research students (PGRs) are commencing their research degree in the Faculty. The PhD and other research programmes are managed by the Faculty Graduate School. The Graduate School has organised Faculty welcome induction sessions for all new research students on Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 September. However, for new research students who are unable to attend the induction, both sessions will be recorded and made available on this webpage. Furthermore, the slides for each presentation can be downloaded from this webpage.

Additionally, local inductions have been organised by your School or Department who will contact you about these sessions.

We wish our new research students all the very best in their studies at the University of Southampton.

FEPS Graduate School

NEW STARTERS: 1 July 2023 Click here to download a summary of the FEPS Graduate School induction presentations. (Welcome session on 5 July 2023, 10-12.00, Online MS TEAMS)

FEPS Graduate School presentations
A welcome talk introducing new research students to the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Some general information for new PhD students
An overview of the PhD programme including training, monitoring and assessment
Information on support for PhD students

FEPS Graduate School welcome induction sessions
The welcome induction sessions were held on Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 September in the Lanchester building on the Highfield campus.
Induction Part 1. Recordings from Tuesday 27 September.
Induction Part 2. Recordings from Thursday 29 September.

Other induction presentations
Health and Safety. Health and Safety introduction by Mike Bartlett, Faculty Health and Safety Manager
Academic Integrity. Academic integrity talk by Dr Alex Weddell, Faculty Academic Integrity Officer
Southampton University Student Union. Talk by Yasmina Abdzadeh, Representation Co-ordinator, SUSU

Induction information from Schools
Schools and Departments organise local induction sessions for new research students. Information from these sessions is available by clicking on the links below.
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Electronics and Computer Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Zepler Institute

  • Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences


    Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 1924

    Building 13 | Room 2047 Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences The University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ
    About Us
    The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Graduate School is here to support you from the day you arrive until the day you graduate. We manage the PhD programme as well as offering help and support for both academic concerns as well as pastoral support and guidance. The office operates an open door policy so if you have any concerns please don't hesitate to stop by and see us. Alternatively we are available on email or phone.