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.

Your timetable

Monday 21 September

Start Finish Location Description
11.15am 2.05pm Microsoft Teams SAMBa PhD students - Software training in R, Python, MATLAB, LaTeX

Tuesday 22 September

Start Finish Location Description
9.15am 5.05pm Microsoft Teams Dr Eike Mueller & Margaret Duff (SAMBa PhD student) - Software training in UNIX & GIT

Wednesday 23 September

Start Finish Location Description
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

Start Finish Location Description
10.15am 10.45am Microsoft Teams Dr Karsten Matthies, Director of Studies for PGR - Welcome

Friday 25 September

Start Finish Location Description
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.