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

◊     Personal Postgraduate Tutor

◊     Postgraduate Student Representatives

◊     Postgraduate Office Support Staff

Domestic (on Campus)

     Follow the Covid-19 Code of Conduct

     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

Working environment

◊    Covid Information on regular testing

◊     Location and correct use of common telephones, photocopiers, printers, etc.

◊     How to get a Computer account and email address

◊     Correct postal address for mail to reach you during your course

◊     Local arrangements for picking up and sending internal and external post 

◊     Local arrangement for provision of stationery and every-day consumables

◊     My Imperial

Health and Safety


◊     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

View the Faculty health and safety webpages.


◊     Location of and how to join the LibrarySports centre and Health Centre

◊     Details of local events and cultural programmes, e.g. regular concerts, Music and Arts, etc.

◊     Location of Imperial College Union.

View the departmental facilities.


◊     Location of Student Hub (Student Finance, Assessment Records, etc).

◊     Graduate School  (offering a varied range of courses)

◊     Student Support Zone – Covering housing, money, health and Wellbeing amongst others.