University of Bath

Welcome events for new doctoral students

Get to know your colleagues and staff, and find out about services available to you as a doctoral student at our social and community events.

Postgraduate students socialising over coffee
Come along to our doctoral student community events and get to know your colleagues.

Doctoral Welcome Team

This programme of events has been organised by your Doctoral Welcome Team. We are a team of doctoral students here to make sure you feel welcome and supported in the first few months of your doctoral studies. We aim to help create a positive doctoral community experience from the outset, by organising events and helping you find relevant facilities, support services and anything else you might need. Look out for us on campus in our red hoodies.

Read our blog to get to know the team and for hints and tips on settling in to doctoral life.

Campus Tours

Current doctoral students will lead the tours, taking you around key buildings such as the 10 West Graduate Commons and study space, The SU Bath (Students' Union) and the Medical Centre. It's a great chance to get some top tips on places to eat, the best coffee on campus and doctoral life in general.

Venue: In front of the Library
Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017, Thursday 5 October 2017, Wednesday 11 October 2017, Thursday 12 October 2017
Time: Various

Sign up to the campus tour at a time that suits you.

For questions and requests please contact

Skyline Walk

Venue: The Library
Date: Saturday 14 October 2017
Time: 10am to 1pm

In addition to being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath has a number of picturesque walking trails which provide magnificent views of the city and the landscape beyond. Join us for a morning of leisure walking and exploring the hidden attractions of Bath.

Read more information and get the trail map.

Register for the tour.

A Taste of Research

Venue: 10 West Graduate Commons, 5.07
Date: Thursday 19 October 2017
Time: 5pm to 7pm

Join us for a relaxed evening of drinks, where doctoral students from across the University showcase their research. You'll be able to meet doctoral researchers outside of your own department and find out more about the cutting-edge research happening here at Bath.

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Doctoral College welcome events

There are a number of community events we are organising to help you find out more about the University. You'll meet and chat with students and staff, get to know your colleagues, and discover the different departments and services across the University and how they can support you.

Doctoral College welcome reception

A welcome event for all new doctoral students, hosted by Professor Jonathan Knight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research).

Venue: 10 West, Graduate Commons room 5.07
Date: 10 October 2017
Time: 4.30pm to 6pm

Register now for this event

Doctoral Information Fair

Find out more about different services and departments across the University and the ways in which they can support you as a doctoral student. The SU Bath and Doctoral College will be there, as will a number of doctoral-led student groups.

Venue: Weston Studio at The Edge Arts Centre
Date: 8 November 2017
Time: 3pm to 5pm