The Provision of Induction Activities for Imperial College London’s Collaborative PhD Students

Helen Challis


This paper reviews the induction experiences of Imperial College London’s current international collaborative PhD students. This is a relatively small group of students, but one with unique needs, given the dual international locations of their PhD research. Using data collected from current collaborative PhD students, this paper reflects upon both the significance of university induction for international students, and, at a more practical level, the form and content of a successful induction process.

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