My favourite part of the course has definitely been the residentials. Around 20 students from all over the world meet in Bath for a week, twice a year. My coursemates come from over ten different countries.
Every residential has a different theme, including: internationalisation, policy and management.
We learn about the latest research and practice, get exposed to new ideas, listen to leaders in the field and share our own experiences.
The residentials play a major part in bringing us closer together and developing a strong global network. Getting to know how each person thinks about a certain problem and approaches a solution has added a lot to my experience and broadened my knowledge. I particularly enjoy the residential dinner. It’s a great chance to connect and network with each other and the speakers.
The residentials also include different sessions on doctoral writing skills. These help us to develop our academic writing skills, preparing us for writing our thesis.
Another great thing about the residentials is the support we receive from the administrative and academic staff. The team is always available to answer any questions and help us through any issues. Feedback is encouraged during the residentials, and our comments and suggestions are taken into consideration.