Unit 1: Finding your feet as a researcher

R1: Research Student Induction


Content: In this session you will:

  • Familiarise yourselves with research at Wolverhampton
  • Consider what is a PhD and what is doctoral study
  • Learn how University Services can help with you as a researcher (Services include: IT Services, Learning Information Services, Counselling Services, International Centre etc..)
  • Assess your own research skills

Facilitators: Dr Debra Cureton

Date  Time Venue  Booking Link
Tuesday 26th September, 2023 2pm - 4pm  Online  Eventbrite Link
Wednesday 22nd November, 2023 2pm - 4pm  Online  Postponed
Wednesday 17th January, 2024 10am - 12noon  Online  Eventbrite Link
Thursday 14th March, 2024 2pm - 4pm Online Eventbrite Link
Monday 8th July, 2024 2pm - 4pm Online  Eventbrite Link


Follow up sessions:

  • Addressing the research focus and planning a programme of research (post induction session)
  • Introduction to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Planner


Vitae RDF descriptors addressed in this session are:

Personal effectiveness (B)
This domain contains the personal qualities, career and self-management skills required to take ownership for and control of professional development.

  • Personal qualities (B1)
  • Professional and career development (B3)

Research governance and organisation (C)
This domain contains the knowledge of the standards, requirements and professional conduct that are needed for the effective management of research.

  • Professional conduct (C1)

Engagement, influence and impact (D)
This domain contains the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, cultural and economic context.

  • Working with others (D1)