UCL Doctoral School Events & Competitions

The Doctoral School runs various events and competitions throughout the year. Details of each can be found below.


AUTUMN TERM

Doctoral School Welcome Event

Welcome Day

The Doctoral School organises a short programme for all new doctoral students at which we give information about the support and facilities offered to research students, and provide a flavour of the exciting research being carried out across many disciplines at UCL.
The 2017/18 Welcome Event will take place on Friday 29 September 2017. More details ⟩

Introduction to Skills Development and the Research Student Log

Skills and Research Log Induction

The Induction Sessions for Research Students and Supervisors take place at the begining of the academic year and again in January. More details ⟩

'Research Images As Art / Art Images As Research' Competition

Research Images Competition 2017

The Doctoral School runs a Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research competition/exhibition that is open to all UCL graduate students and academic staff, either science or arts based.

Entrants are invited to submit images associated with their research which have aesthetic appeal. An exhibition of the images is held centrally in College and assessed by a panel of judges. Prizes are awarded for the best images. . Entry for this year's competition is now open ⟩

SPRING TERM

Doctoral School Welcome Event

Graduate School Welcome

A short induction programme for research students is offered at the beginning of Term 2 for research students who arrived after September. We provide information about the support and facilities offered by the Doctoral School and other departments, and provide a flavour of the exciting research being carried out across many disciplines at UCL. More details ⟩

Introduction to Skills Development and the Research Student Log

Skills and Research Log Induction

The Spring Term Induction Session for Research Students and Supervisors takes place in January. More information will be available in due course.

Doctoral School Research Poster Competition

Doctoral School Research Poster Competition

The Doctoral School runs a Research Poster Competition which offers graduate research students an opportunity to meet, advertise and discuss the innovative research they are undertaking, thereby providing them with an opportunity to raise the profile of their research. Students are invited to display their posters centrally in College and these are then judged by a panel of UCL academics. Prizes are awarded to the best posters in each of the Faculty groupings.This year's competition took place on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March. View this year's winners ⟩

Cheltenham Science Festival

Cheltenham Sciences Festival

Each year, the Doctoral School offers ten £600 bursaries for doctoral students to attend the Cheltenham Science Festival in June. The festival provides an excellent opportunity for UCL doctoral students to broaden their horizons, meet leading scientists and other speakers, take part in debate and discussion about public engagement in science. More details ⟩

UCL Three Minute Thesis

UCL Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis competition was originally created by the University of Queensland. The UCL 3MT is organised by the Doctoral School in collaboration with UCLU's Postgraduate Associaction. Faculty heats take place from January to April. Winners from Faculty heats take part in the UCL final which this year took place on Monday 26 June. More details ⟩