In addition to meeting with your supervisor(s) you will need to attend a number of induction activities. Your induction activities may take place either in-person or online. Please use this timetable to help you plan the start of your studies with us at the University.

Find out where to go

For any in-person sessions, look at our campus map to get directions to your sessions.

Help with Technology

If you need assistance with any IT, please contact the IT helpdesk before your induction sessions.

Link to other students in your Department

We have set up a Microsoft Team for you to ask questions and start to get to know other doctoral students in the Department.

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 this must be completed by Friday 18 October 2020. Once registered, 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. We have multiple dates for you to choose from. Please check your timetable below and book a session that is convenient for you.

Your timetable

Wednesday 23 September

Start Finish Location Description
10.15am 10.30am MSTeams Welcome and getting online together
10.30am 10.40am MSTeams Welcome to the Department of Physics, Deputy Head of Department, Dr Richard James
10.40am 11.20am MSTeams Induction to PhD studies and research in Physics at Bath, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Dr Enrico Da Como
11.20am 12.00pm MSTeams The Doctoral College and your doctoral student experience, The Doctoral College, Charlotte Cranwell
12.00pm 2.30pm MSTeams Break and meet your peer mentor (one to one meetings online)
2.30pm 3.00pm MSTeams The Institute of Physics (IoP), Dr Miranda Abbey
3.00pm 3.20pm MSTeams Equality and diversity, Rose Stephenson and Deya Mukherjee
3.20pm 3.40pm MSTeams The Students' Union
3.40pm 4.00pm MSTeams Departmental safety procedures, Dr Jenny Williams

Make sure you check your emails regularly. Sometimes we need to change the times and locations of Welcome events but we’ll email you the new details if that happens.

As well as these compulsory events, you can also get involved in optional activities run by The SU.