Gateway to Postgraduate Study

This series of four stand-alone workshops at the start of Semster One is aimed at new postgraduate students on taught and research based programmes and designed to introduce both Masters and Postgraduate Research students to postgraduate studies at Dundee. These workshops provide opportunities to discover the unique learning environment that the University of Dundee provides for its postgraduates and to begin the networking process so important at this level of study. Come along, meet fellow postgrads and begin to adjust to your new academic environment. Consider your role and what working with others (PG interactions) will involve; what it means to be carrying out research at PG level and how to tackle the level of writing and communicating expected at PG level.

You can attend all of these workshops, or choose those you feel are most relevant to you.

Dates: 10 - 13 September 2019

Time: See individual workshops for details


Lecture Theatre 1 (3G02)

Dalhousie Building

University of Dundee



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Workshop Details

Workshop 1: Welcome- adjusting to a new academic environment (10 Sept 9-11)

Workshop 2: Postgraduate Interactions autonomous learning and working with others (11 Sept 9-11)

Workshop 3: Conducting research at PG level (12 Sept 9-11)

Workshop 4: Academic Writing and Communicating at PG level (13 Sept 9-11)


Use the link at the bottom of this page to book a place on these free workshops

Semester Two

An abridged one workshop version of the programme is available in Semester Two.

This one day workshop is aimed at new postgraduate students and designed to introduce you to postgraduate life and studies at the University of Dundee. Note that this is an abridged version of the 4-day course which runs each September.

This workshop runs early January - details for 2020 will be posted here nearer the time.


Topics covered include:

  • postgraduate academic culture
  • research skills at postgraduate level
  • writing and communicating your research