University of Bath

Welcome events for new doctoral students

Get to know your colleagues and staff, and find out about services available to you 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.


Coming along to an event can be a great way to meet fellow researchers and to get to know your way around too. (Our FREE Cake in the Commons has been so popular it now runs every Friday!)

To help our most recent arrivals settle in, the Doctoral College Welcome Team has organised a series of events which we hope you will enjoy. The Welcome Team, made up of current students, is here to make sure you feel welcome and supported in the first few months of your doctoral studies. Look out for them on campus in their red hoodies -they're here to help create a positive doctoral community experience from the outset. As well as organising welcome events, they can also help you find relevant facilities, support services and anything else you might need.

As well as coming along to one of the events below, it's worth taking a look at the Welcome Team's Arrivals Guide. It's packed with useful advice and info.

Welcome Team events

Quirky Tour of Bath

Join us on a guided tour for an altogether different view of Bath. Meet in front of the Abbey’s main doors, close to the Roman Baths Museum and Pump Room entrance.

Sunday 18 February, 11am Book here

Welcome Reception (revisited!)

For those students who weren't here for the Welcome Reception on 10 October, we captured some pictures and the opening speeches for you.

Cake in the Commons

Cake in the Commons

Doctoral Commons, 5.01, 10W. 10.30 -11.30am. Every Friday

FREE cake and coffee plus plenty of conversation! A great way to meet fellow researchers.

Other events to watch out for

Quizzes and kickboxing!

You may also want to look out for the Post Graduate Association's (PGA'S) monthly quiz for post grads and what about a kickboxing taster session?

Skyline Walk

On the doorstep- a beautiful walking trail with magnificent views of the city and the landscape beyond. Read more information and get the trail map.