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Doctoral Exchange

Find out more about the Doctoral Exchange series organised by the Doctoral College to help connect doctoral researchers with others to share their experiences.

Book onto a Doctoral Exchange session

What is Doctoral Exchange?


Our Doctoral Exchange series is a supportive, student-led, informal, round-table discussion forum that connects doctoral students with others, with a common shared interest. The focus is about sharing experiences with others, being able to ask questions and meet other students with an interest or experience in the topic.

Doctoral students can suggest a topic to facilitate a session on. Suitable topics may include:

  • Experiences of part-time doctoral students
  • Conducting fieldwork overseas
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
Two doctoral students talking

Come along to a future session

All sessions take place on MS Teams on Fridays 10:00 - 11:00 (UK time). Please make sure you reserve your spot as numbers are limited to 20 students.


The Programme

Date Theme Facilitators
Friday 9 October 2020 Experiences of being LGBT+ in academia Thomas Williams
Friday 23 October 2020 Experiences of interviewing participants Juliette Engelhart
Friday 6 November 2020 Doctoral student parents Fadoua Govaerts and Eliana Maria Osorio Saez
Friday 20 November 2020 Fieldwork during complex emergencies Waradas Thiyagaraja
Friday 4 December 2020 To be confirmed To be confirmed
Friday 18 December 2020 To be confirmed To be confirmed

Interested in facilitating a session?


We are looking for doctoral students who are interested in bringing groups of researchers together to lead our Doctoral Exchange sessions.

You'll need to suggest a topic that you think will generate enough interest, prepare some group discussion questions and of course facilitate the session. We'll also ask you to complete a short post-session blog that we can share with the wider community. In return, we'll give you a £30 High Street Voucher as a way of saying thank you.

Email doctoralengagement@bath.ac.uk to get involved
Two doctoral students talking

Find out more

For more information about the sessions or becoming a session faciliator please get in touch.