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Information for new postgraduate students 2016-17

Registration 2016-17

For details on how to register, please visit the Registry webpages.

Orientation 2016-17

Orientation for new postgraduate students will take place on the afternoon of Friday 16 September 2016

Students can register for orientation by logging onto the following page:


The link for registration noted under Research Students, will be available from Monday, August 29th.

It is important that all incoming research students attend the orientation event on Friday 16th, regardless of their current registration status.  If you have not registered yet, please feel free to turn up to orientation on the day.

1) Information session for new research students:

Date: Friday 16 September 2016

Time: 2.00-3.00pm

Venue: Room QG13 (ground floor DCU Business School, Glasnevin Campus)

All new research students (including research students who arrived during 2015/16 but missed last year's orientation) are invited to attend a 1-hour introductory session which aims to give new research students an overview of the research environment in DCU, and information on the specific facilities and support services of particular relevance to research students. It will be hosted by the Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Lisa Looney.


2) Main Postgraduate Orientation Event for all Postgraduate Students:

Date: Friday 16 September 2016

Time: 3.30pm-5.30pm

Venue: Mahony Hall, The Helix

All new postgraduate students, whether pursuing a research or a taught programme, are invited to attend this orientation session. Students will be given an introduction into postgraduate study at DCU and will have the opportunity to speak to staff from various student services including Information Systems & Supports, Sports, Students’ Union, Health & Safety, Security, Library, Alumni and Student Support & Development.

Induction Programme for new research students 2016-17

During Semester 1 2016-17 the Graduate Studies Office will host a series of seminars and workshops covering topics of relevance to new research students such as planning your research, managing your data and information, and planning your personal and professional development. The schedule will be finalised in early September and the details will be comunicated to all students via Loop (https://loop.dcu.ie/course/view.php?id=10875).   Students can log into Loop using their DCU login credentials.  

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