Induction Check list for Research Students
Some things you should know …… if you don’t know, just ask ……..
A good starting point for information is your group secretary/administrator.
◊ Research Group secretary/administrator
◊ Research Group Postgraduate academic mentor
◊ Research Group Safety Officer
◊ Physics Department Postgraduate Welfare Officer
◊ Physics Postgraduate Secretary
◊ Location of toilets
◊ Location of local common rooms, local arrangements for tea and coffee etc.
◊ Details of local security measures, including provision of your security card
◊ Opening and closing hours of building and access
◊ Where/when smoking is allowed; the College’s policy
◊ How to dispose of or recycle items
◊ Location and correct use of common telephones, photocopiers and fax machines
◊ How to get a computer account and email address
◊ Correct postal address for mail to reach you in your research group
◊ Local arrangements for picking up and sending internal and external post
◊ Local arrangement for provision of stationery and every-day consumables
◊ Location of emergency exits
◊ Details of the emergency procedures, evacuation routes and assembly points
◊ Location of the first-aid box and the identity of your local first-aiders
◊ Location and operation of the fire alarm system
◊ Location of fire extinguishers
◊ Procedures to be observed in case of a fire
◊ Details of any significant safety hazards or health risks in your working environment
◊ Disposal of waste
◊ Location of and how to join the Library, Sport’s centre and local medical practice if applicable
◊ Details of local events and cultural programmes, e.g. regular concerts, humanities programme etc.
◊ Location of Student’s Union
◊ Location of Student Hub (Student Finance, Higher Degrees, Examinations etc).