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Postgraduate Research Handbook

Welcome and Start of Year

Welcome and Start of Year

If you are new to Alliance Manchester Business School, welcome and congratulations on securing your place on one of the most reputable Doctoral programmes in the world.

This section details what needs to be done for new and returning students at the start of the academic year.

Welcome and Induction gives details of compulsory induction sessions for new students and also links to the wider University Induction.

Registration informs ALL students of how to register at the start of year.


All postgraduate researchers at the University of Manchester are required to create an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). Your ORCID provides a unique research identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and links your professional activities. Registration to ORCID is free and will mean that research outputs can be tagged and tracked more easily throughout your career.  For more information and to create an ORCID, please visit: