Welcome to the Graduate School

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Welcome to the Graduate School

  1. 1. College of Life Sciences & Medicine Graduate School Welcome & Induction
  2. 2. Head of College Prof Neva Haites “ Research-led College aiming to improve society” Internationally recognised for excellence in research & research-led teaching In RAE 2008, 90% of research recognised internationally, 60% as ‘world-leading’ Research community consisting of principal investigators, research fellows, post-docs & postgraduate research students. College of Life Sciences & Medicine
  3. 3. Academic Schools Biological Sciences Medicine & Dentistry Medical Sciences Psychology Rowett Institute Graduate School Research Institutes Applied Health Sciences Medical Sciences Biological & Environmental Sciences College of Life Sciences & Medicine
  4. 4. Medical Sciences Dr Carol Munro Prof Duncan Shaw Medicine & Dentistry Prof Miep Helfrich Dr Catriona Matheson Secretary Fiona Insch Postgraduate Research Coordinators Dr Bernadette Connolly (Director) Karen Slesser (Assistant College Registrar) Melanie McCann (Secretary) Graduate School Biological Sciences Dr David Burslem Dr Michelle Pinard Dr Mike Williams Psychology Prof Louise Phillips Prof Arash Sahraie Secretary Michaela Schumann Rowett Institute Dr Tim King Contact details on Graduate School web site
  5. 5. <ul><li>Biological Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Biological Interactions in Soil </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Integrative Physiology </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine & Dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Science </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Health Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Bone and Musculoskeletal Research </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer Research </li></ul><ul><li>Cell & Developmental Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Immunity & Inflammation </li></ul><ul><li>Imaging </li></ul><ul><li>Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Exercise Physiology </li></ul><ul><li>Neurobiology </li></ul><ul><li>Physiology & Pharmacology </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Vascular Biology </li></ul>Research Programmes <ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Applied Psychological Science </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive & Social Neuroscience </li></ul><ul><li>Rowett Research Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity & Metabolic Health </li></ul><ul><li>Vascular Health </li></ul><ul><li>Gut Health </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>~400 Research and ~200 Masters students </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for recruiting students of the highest academic calibre </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a supportive environment that encourages research excellence & ensures student progress </li></ul><ul><li>Promote excellence in teaching & supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for training, in both research and generic skills </li></ul>The Graduate School
  7. 7. <ul><li>Lead supervisor (supervisory team) </li></ul><ul><li>Adviser </li></ul><ul><li>School Postgraduate Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School </li></ul><ul><li>Head of School </li></ul>Line of Responsibility for Student
  8. 8. <ul><li>Postgraduate Handbook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Code of Practice including responsibilities of supervisors, students, Graduate School etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate School Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses, Assessments, Monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vacation leave, Absences etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supervisor </li></ul>Necessary & Useful Information
  9. 9. Student Involvement Graduate School Committee Meets twice a year & minutes posted on College website Postgraduate Student Representatives Nominations by 17 th October School staff-student liaison meetings Organised by PGR coordinators
  10. 10. <ul><li>STAY AT HOME! </li></ul><ul><li>Call NHS 24 on 08454 242424 </li></ul><ul><li>Web site: – www.nhs24.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.abdn.ac.uk/influenza/ </li></ul><ul><li>NOTIFY the Graduate School & your supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Be recorded in Student Record </li></ul>Swine Flu
  11. 11. <ul><li>Friday 23 rd October </li></ul><ul><li>Elphinstone Hall, 7.30 – midnight </li></ul><ul><li>Tickets are free & are available from Graduate School Secretaries </li></ul>Graduate School Ceilidh

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