Help with Technology
If you need assistance with any IT, please contact the IT helpdesk before your induction sessions
Link to other students on your course
We will set up a Microsoft Team for your course. You can use this to ask questions and start to get to know the people on your course.
Starting Your Doctorate - Compulsory induction module
All new doctoral students are required to complete our Starting Your Doctorate online course. You can do this at your own pace but must be completed by Friday 18th October 2020. You will be able to access this course via Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment.
Doctoral Welcome Sessions
All new doctoral students are invited to attend a Doctoral Welcome Session, organised by the Doctoral College. The Doctoral Welcome session helps you navigate through all of the essential information and is an opportunity for you to meet other doctoral students across the University. We have multiple dates to choose from. Please check your timetable below and book a session which is convenient to you.
Arrivals take place from Thursday 17 to Tuesday 22 of September and Welcome events run from Wednesday 23 September to Sunday 27 September 2020.
Find out where to go
Look at our campus map to get directions to your sessions.
Monday 21 September
|11.15am||2.05pm||Microsoft Teams||SAMBa PhD students - Software training in R, Python, MATLAB, LaTeX|
Tuesday 22 September
|9.15am||5.05pm||Microsoft Teams||Dr Eike Mueller & Margaret Duff (SAMBa PhD student) - Software training in UNIX & GIT|
Wednesday 23 September
|9.30am||10.15am||Microsoft Teams||Department Welcome: Prof Paul Milewski, Head of Department, Hayley Wragg (Union), Cameron Smith (Bathmaticians), Piotr Morawiecki (Postgraduate Seminars), Katie Phillips (PhD Socials), (SIAM)|
|10.15am||4.05pm||Microsoft Teams||Tutoring Training with Dr Antal Jarai, Tutor Coordinator|
Thursday 24 September
|10.15am||10.45am||Microsoft Teams||Dr Karsten Matthies, Director of Studies for PGR - Welcome|
Friday 25 September
|10.15am||10.45am||4 West 1.2 (and on Microsoft Teams)||Dr Ben Adams, Director of Studies for PGT - Welcome|
|10.45am||11.00am||4 West Lobby||Group photo of cohort 7|
|11.00am||11.30am||4 West 1.2 (and on Microsoft Teams)||Welcome to SAMBa|
|11.30am||3.15pm||4 West 1.2 (and on Microsoft Teams)||Meet your co-factor, 1st year supervisor, campus tours and chat to unit convenors|
|3.15pm||6.15pm||4 West 1.2 (and on Microsoft Teams)||SAMBa cohort building activities|
Make sure you check your emails regularly. Sometimes we need to change the times and locations of Welcome Week events but we’ll email you the new details if that happens. Links and invites to Microsoft Teams meetings will also be updated.
As well as these compulsory events, you can also get involved in optional activities run by The SU.