This week I have attended the Induction sessions for new PGRs in most of the schools in the Faculty of Humanities. It was great to see so many new faces and I hope to see you all again at some of the forthcoming training sessions scheduled for this semester. As I said, the core sessions do book up quickly so if you are keen to do any of them this sesmeter you should go on to eprog and book your place. If you find yourself on the waiting list please wait to be told of a cancellation. If you can't make a session you have booked on to please let us know with as much notice as possible so that your place can be given to someone else. Dont worry if you don't manage to do all these sessions this semseter, there are repeat sessions in the second semster.
I should also remind you about the methods@manchester Methods Fair http://www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/events/2013-10-09/index.shtml which will be a great opportunity to meet some of your colleagues and staff, see what others are doing and start thinking about your methodology. Finally I wanted to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Researcher Development Team, to wish you all every success with your PhD programme!
Dr Ian Fairweather
Lecturer in Social Anthropology
School of Social Sciences
University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester