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Doctoral Roundtable

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

Book onto a Doctoral Roundtable session

What are Doctoral Roundtables?

Our Doctoral Roundtable series is a supportive, student-led, informal, roundtable 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
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Come along to a future roundtable

Doctoral Roundtables always take place on a Friday, 12:00 - 13:00 (UK time). When you see a Doctoral Roundtable on a topic of interest, please make sure you reserve your spot soon as numbers are limited to 20 students.

Engaging in outreach as a postgraduate student


Tressan Grant (PhD Research Programme in Pharmacy and Pharmacology) and Sanjae King (PhD Research Programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering)


21 July 2023|12:00 - 13:00|10W 2.02 (lunch provided)

About the roundtable

  • We are postgraduate researchers from the Bath Black engineering and science society (BBESS) who are co-facilitating this roundtable as we aim to encourage more outreach and outreach opportunities for Black students. This session will help us understand what the outreach requirements are for PhD students at the University of Bath and give us ideas on how these can be implemented.
  • An important aspect of a PhD is being able to communicate your research to a wider audience. Additionally, being able to positively impact others through research is a unique opportunity available to students.
  • However, the outreach activities that constructively contribute to an appealing CV is still debatable. Join us for a roundtable talk, where we delve into the importance of outreach for postgraduates.
  • We have engaged an expert speaker in the topic to help us explore when, where and how to participate with outreach activities so that it is beneficial to us as postgraduates.

About the speaker

  • Tina Kimfumu is a passionate advocate for corporate social responsibility (CSR), consistently striving to foster equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • As the Programme Manager for the Target Bath initiative, Tina leads and manages a program dedicated to supporting Year 12 students from Black Heritage backgrounds in securing undergraduate study opportunities at the University of Bath.
  • With an extensive background in CSR, Tina served as the Head of the African and Caribbean Network Corporate Responsibility at KPMG UK, where she successfully managed a national team, cultivated partnerships with grassroots charities, and facilitated workshops, fundraising, and mentoring programs for young black communities.
  • Tina's commitment to driving positive change extends to her roles as an ambassador for One Young World and The Miranda Brawn Diversity Foundation, where she leverages her influence to promote technology and diversity initiatives, as well as mobilising young people to address global challenges.

Interested in facilitating a session?

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

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Doctoral Roundtable blogs

Read about previous sessions

Find out more

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