This section sets out information on Induction, Universal Pathway Modules available for students as part WIT Research Postgraduate Programmes.
Graduate Studies Office
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Office Location: R11 on the Cork Road Campus.
An induction event which will acquaint the students with the research process is held annually normally in early October which all new research students should attend. This event is organised by the Graduate Studies Office. The next Research Postgraduate Induction will take place on Wednesday, 6th October 2021 at 2:00 pm through Zoom. Students who are unable to attend the annual Induction are advised to contact the Graduate Studies Office by email [email protected] to arrange a personal Induction.
The student is introduced to WIT's research regulations, research finances and information/library resources. The aim of induction is also to give students an overview of the research postgraduate process in WIT and an understanding of the principles and applications of ethics and health and safety issues. A typical Induction Programme will be as follows:
The 2021/2022 Student Induction Handbook are available to view or download, please click on the link below:
WIT delivers a suite of “Universal PhD Path” modules as part of its structured PhD programme. Development of these modules has been guided by the IUA PhD Skills statement and, as such, will cover topics including research skills and awareness, ethics and social understanding, communication skills, personal effectiveness and development, team-working and leadership, career management and entrepreneurship and innovation. The following is the suite of Universal PhD Path modules we offer:
Please note: This suite of modules is primarily targeted towards structured PhD students. However, PhD students not taking part in the structured PhD and Masters by Research students will be able to participate in the modules, subject to availability. However, such students will not receive a formal confirmation of completion of the module.
All students registered on a structured PhD programme need to complete a number of PhD Project Path modules. All schools who successfully completed the application process for the structured PhD framework identified a number of modules that students in their school could access as PhD Project Path modules. These identified modules will be attached to the new structured PhD programme codes. Research Programme Boards, can propose that new modules can be attached to the PhD programmes they oversee. To do so, the RPB chair should complete the PG_P form. As outlined in the form there are four types of modules:
Further information is available through the School Office, School Research Coordinators and Research Supervisors.