Doctoral Induction

Welcoming you to our doctoral community

Your journey is beginning

Doctoral students often begin their studies at different times of the year. Whenever you join us, this information will help you get started and settle in.


Welcome to our doctoral community

Postgraduate students socialising over coffee

Whenever you join our community, we wish you a warm welcome. Find out about The Welcome Team and some of the events that will help you to settle in.


Arrival essentials

Here are some things you must do on arrival, and some information you may find useful.




Medical and police registration

You may need or want to register with local services.


Vaccinations you need for University

Man talking to doctor in consultation room

Stay healthy at University by getting the vaccinations recommended by the UK Government’s Department of Health. Find out which ones you should have.


Register with the police

If you are an international student you may need to register with the police in Bath when you get to the UK. Find out how.


Help and support

We can signpost you to all sorts of help and advice throughout your doctoral studies.



Support for doctoral students

Doing a research degree is a significant undertaking and can be challenging. Find out how you can access advice and support relevant to your needs.


Postgraduate study areas

We have several dedicated doctoral study areas on campus and in the City.


Doctoral College

Photograph of the front entrance of the building called 10 West.

Visit the Doctoral College for support and advice about doctoral study.

10 West Graduate Commons

Table, chairs and students in the background.

A dedicated study and social space for postgraduate students on the fourth and fifth floors of 10 West. Room 5.01 is a dedicated doctoral space.

Carpenter House Graduate Commons

Carpenter House Graduate Commons

The Carpenter House Graduate Commons are for postgraduates for group or independent study in the city centre. They are under the Innovation Centre.


Graduate Centre

If you're a postgraduate student, you can use your library card to access the Graduate Centre. There is a flexible working social space and kitchen.


Setting up your email and devices

How to get connected to the internet at University locations, set up your devices and get help with IT.


Connecting to Wi-Fi

How to connect your computer, phone, tablet or console to the University's Wi-Fi, whether you are a student, member of staff or visitor.