EASTBIO Induction Day

EASTBIO Induction 2022

The 2022 Induction event will be held in person in Stirling - at the Stirling Court Hotel - on the 3-4 October. We expect all of our new starts to attend this event and we strongly encourage new supervisors to join us, especially those who have not had an EASTBIO student before. EASTBIO provides students with free single en-suite accommodation & meals at the venue and support for travel to Stirling.

The Induction aims to induct students and supervisors to the 2022/23 Training Programme, enable interactions across the cohort and with current EASTBIO students and set the foundations for strong ties that will develop in the course of the PhD research. A virtual Introduction to the SysMIC course by Dr Gerold Baier and a student networking session run by the University of Stirling Careers Service form part of the Induction proceedings. A full guide to attending our induction is available, see below.

EASTBIO Induction Guide 2022

Students are asked to attend the mandatory Statistics & Experimental Design masterclass, delivered by Dr Graham Horgan (James Hutton Institute/Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland - BioSS). This year, following student feedback, we will offer this training in two parts: (a) an online introduction on the 22nd of September, 9:10-13:00 and (b) an in person, advanced workshop on the 4th of October (9:00-13:00) that will conclude the Induction events. 

We also provide opportunities for informal interactions prior to the Induction: students are welcome to an online Pre-Induction session on the 26 September, 13:00-14:30, that is chaired by EASTBIO current students and student reps; details will be sent directly to students.

If you have any questions, please email us.

EASTBIO Induction Day (general)

Each October, fully matriculated EASTBIO students are expected to attend a day of Induction hosted by one of the EASTBIO partners. This event officially launches the EASTBIO training programme for the new intake. A series of talks and workshops provide a comprehensive introduction to key aspects of the partnership. Break-out sessions enable students and supervisors in each of the four priority areas to discuss the specifics of their research, common ground between the different projects, opportunities for furthering collaboration and expectations and provisions for the theme training sessions.