New Researchers

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This page is intended as a guide for new PhD and EngD students joining the Optics and Photonics group.

Prior to your first day

Ensure registration at The University of Nottingham has been completed successfully.
Collect student card from registration.
Ensure you can access your University emails, on-line guides are available to assist with setting up university email on mobile devices.
Arrange to meet with supervisors.
Ask Supervisor to check if PC workstation has been ordered, new PhD and EngD students are entitled to a new machine, intended to last the length of their programme.
Using the portal service, check that you have entered your bank account details, this allows your Studentship to be paid each month.

First week

Meet with supervisors.
Once set-up with a new machine, ask to be given a username for the group Linux server. Contact Steve Sharples or Roger Light.
Join the optics mailing list, this allows you to keep update date with news and events within the research group.
Log in to Moodle and and search through the self-enrollment modules. Useful modules will likely include, The Laser Safety Course and Introduction to MATLAB for Engineers.
Collect key for building from the Facilities Manager, this requires a £20 deposit to be paid to The Science and Engineering Finance Office.
Following this it is also important to get a health and safety induction from the Area Safety Officer for the Faculty of Engineering. You will be provided with a questionnaire to fill in after which you will be issued with any required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
As part of the questionnaire you will be asked if you deal with lasers and if so to get in touch with Paul Butler-Smith for further laser training.
Register for an account on the Applied Optics Wiki. Once approved, familiarize yourself with the wiki help pages, before adding yourself to the people index and creating your own personal page.
Contact the Business Operations Officer for the faculty of Engineering to request a copy of the Postgraduate Studentship Acceptance form. This must be completed and returned in order to be eligible for your studentship.

EngD specific

Contact industrial supervisor/sponsor company, with a view to arranging a meeting soon after the start date.
Soon after the start at Nottingham University you will be invited for an introduction from the RCNDE.