Induction recordings

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Missed induction? Just joined us? Want a refresher?

Below you’ll find live Teams recordings from our October 2021 induction. The majority of the recordings have transcripts to the right of the video. You can also choose to watch the videos with captions on by selecting Auto CC via settings. (Please note, the transcription and captions are not 100% accurate.) You will also find below the urls of key pages and platforms referred to in the presentations.

See also: Postgraduate Research Student Handbook

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


play arrowAn Introduction to your Research Degree (part 1)
(live recording: 31.11 mins)
Key content: Introduction to the Doctoral College and its staff; research degree regulations and stages; PhD Manager

play arrowAn Introduction to your Research Degree (part 2)
(live recording: 45.41 mins)
Key content: UoB online platforms for doctoral students; the nature of the PhD; research ethics; Q&A

Related links:

play arrowAn Introduction to the Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme (PRDP)
(live recording: 23.21 mins)
Key content: PRDP and UEA online workshops; Training Needs Analysis forms; Festival of Postgraduate Research 

Related PRDP links:


play arrowResearch Plan Guidance
(live recording: 39.36 mins)
Key content: Doctoral College regulations surrounding the research plan; research questions and hypotheses; a typical Research Plan structure.

Related Research Plan links:

play arrowLibrary and IT Services
(live recording: 48.21 mins)
Key content: Libraries; IT services including email for research students, OneDrive and SharePoint services, survey tools, free software.

Related Library and IT links 

play arrowSupport for Teaching
(live recording: 35.02 mins)
Key content: Teaching opportunities and training at Brighton; the Brilliant Club

Related teaching support links

Wellbeing and Student Services

Wellbeing and mental health student support links:

play arrowDisability and Dyslexia Support
(live recording: 09.11 mins)
Key content: D&D support for doctoral students, including Learning Support Plans (LSPs) 

Brighton Students’ Union (BSU) 

Related BSU links:


Graduate student speaker: Dr Tochukwu Ozulumba

*Live recording: 23.15 mins

Tochukwu (Tochi) Ozulumba was a full-time research student at the University of Brighton in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, 2015-2020. During her time at Brighton, Tochi was one of our star PhD researchers and we were delighted to have her join us from the University of Virginia to speak to our new students at induction in October 2020.

In this recording, Tochi’s former supervisor, Dr Susan Sandeman, reflects on their supervisory relationship, recalling early meetings with Tochi and going on to see Tochi develop as a researcher in her own right. Tochi then takes us through her PhD journey, sharing her many highlights, including numerous awards, conferences, and a broad range of public engagement and science outreach work. For Tochi, even a period of serious illness becomes a highlight, offering an opportunity for reflection.

Full of practical advice, anecdotes, encouragement and warmth, this inspiring video is well worth 20 minutes of your time, whatever your scholarly discipline.

Tochi is currently working as a postdoc at the University of Virginia. You can find out more about her on her website.

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