On Thursday 21st September 2023 the Lincoln team and students welcomed the new cohort to Lincoln and the AgriFoRwArdS CDT.
Cohort 5 students who were joining Lincoln for the MSc programme enjoyed a full week of induction activities during Lincoln Welcome Week, including our CDT event. Our Lincoln PhD students, and staff, joined the new students in enjoying yummy pastries while hearing an introduction from the CDT Director Marc Hanheide.
Following the introduction by Marc, the new students heard a little about the current students research, and their experiences of the CDT and PhD study so far. Students were paired up and interviewed each other, in a new relaxed and informal approach to the quarterly progress meeting, covering a variety of topics, both research based and not. Topics included; what to do in Lincoln, collaboration with industry, wellbeing and support, time management, conducting research, and the CDT experience.
With opportunities to ask lots of questions of the current students, it certainly was a great opportunity for the new students to find out more about what they might expect of the next 4 years with the AgriFoRwArdS CDT.
Karoline, a Cohort 1 student, who presented as part of the event said,I enjoyed the chatty format of the welcome event and hope everyone is settling in well at Lincoln. I look forward to hearing more about the new students’ projects soon.
We wish all the best to the new students, and cannot wait to see what exciting research they produce.