We have intake dates in Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms.  Most students start in Michaelmas term (October) and Lent term (January) and therefore we hold a Departmental Induction at the start each of these terms, as does the Clinical School.  Please attend your inductions as requested as lots of useful information is presented at these, which will help you navigate your way through your course and the University.  It can all be very confusing and daunting so please don’t think twice about contacting the Education Team with any questions you may have, however small or BIG they may be. 


Please note, the training sessions and events detailed here are COMPULSORY and you need to let me know if you are not able to attend any of them please.

  1. University Health and Safety training – Tuesday October 8th 2019 (various times)

This session is compulsory for ALL graduate students and attendance is monitored. If you haven’t done so already, please book your session as soon as possible.  https://www.safety.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/graduate-safety-course

*Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before your session start time as latecomers will not be admitted*

Admittance to the sessions is by ticket only so you will need to book a place, print your ticket and take it with you on the day.

You are advised to check with your supervisor whether you need to attend any other more specific sessions, as well as the general one. https://www.safety.admin.cam.ac.uk/training/graduate-safety-course/students

2.   School of Clinical Medicine Induction – Tuesday October 8th 2019

This course will include important information that is directly relevant to you and your course, including research ethics, student support arrangements and the development of transferable skills.

TIME:                   13.00 – 16.30pm  (Registration from 12.30)

VENUE:                Clifford Allbutt Lecture Theatre, School of Clinical Medicine

Please see the Induction Flyer for more details.

Further information and Registration is here: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=130642#section-6

How to get to venue – Clifford Allbutt Lecture Theatre

3.   Departmental Graduate Induction – Tuesday October 15th 2019, from 14.00

Venue: Large Meeting Room at Douglas House. You will be given an introductory welcome pack at this point and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  I have attached the agenda.



14.00 – Simon Baron-Cohen – Introduction

14.45 – Simon White – Stats Clinic talk

15.00 – John Suckling – Debate topic discussion and team selection

15.30 – Adisa Broadhurst – AOB

16.00 – Student Reps presentation & optional pub outing afterwards

4.   Cambridge Psychiatry Graduate Symposium  – Thursday November 28th 2019

This event will take place at Trinity College.  This Symposium is also an opportunity to welcome all of you who are joining the Department. It will include dinner at Trinity in the evening.  Further details will be sent to you soon.  Please note that this is an all-day event.


University Code of Practice

This is a guide to good practice based on the University’s regulations and the reasonable expectations of students and their supervisors. Please make sure you read this document.


You should also receive a direct email from the University’s Computing Service regarding your IT login details and Raven instructions.  Should you not receive any information by the end of September, please do let me know.

Below you can find a few of the documents which we hand out at the Departmental Induction.

Useful documents: