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The Department of Oncology provides a programme of induction including the following:

i. facilities available for students within the department;

ii. relevant health and safety practices within the group and department;

iii. guidance on good academic practice and the avoidance of plagiarism;

iv. introduction to staff and their roles and an opportunity to meet socially and informally with other students and staff in the department, especially the DGS;

v. orientation to the course, i.e. methods of assessment and examination, regulations and other requirements, as well as general processes such as annual registration;

vi. dissertation supervision arrangements, including establishing appropriate working patterns, the minimum frequency of supervision meetings and the purpose of such meetings, evaluation, monitoring and reporting procedures;

vii. wider academic opportunities (seminars, journal clubs, research networks) including opportunities for meeting other students and staff and opportunities to present research to peers;

viii. student welfare (in the departmental context);

ix. academic expectations of students and responsibilities of students (see Section 6 of this policy);

x. typical challenges which may face the graduate student and sources of support and guidance including support for developing study skills;

xi. English language provision available via the Language Centre (where appropriate);

xii. how to raise concerns and/or make a complaint, and opportunities to provide feedback (e.g. through a Joint Consultative Committee).