skip to primary navigationskip to content

Induction and Getting Started

1. Please read the graduate handbook
This contains important information about what you can expect as a graduate student in the Department.

2. Obtain your University Card from your College.

3. Meet your supervisor. They should complete a pink form on your behalf, to arrange a key for you; show you your allocated working space; and give you a tour of the Department.

4. Once your pink form has been completed and passed to the Departmental Administrator, visit Nigel Hall between 2-3pm to active your University Card and gain access to the building.

5. Establish your @cam email account immediately.

6. Register with the University Library.  Take your admission confirmation letter with your University Card.

7. Attend induction sessions:

Graduate Safety Course: 8th and 9th October 2013

Department Induction: 10th October 2013, Basement Conference Room, Department of Zoology

Graduate School Induction: 18th October 2013

8. Familiarize yourself with your Student Log, undertake a personal development plan and, in conjunction with your supervisor, book on any training courses you would like to attend. 

9. Join the Cambridge Philosophical Society - extremely useful source of funding in the 4th year!