University of Bath

Starting your doctorate: an introduction to doctoral study - May 2019

This compulsory induction event is a great way to meet other doctoral researchers and find out what you need to get started

2 May 20199.15am
2 May 201912.15pm
Image of new student from the Doctoral Welcome Reception 2018
Get to know your doctoral community and doctoral college staff.

As a new PhD student at the University of Bath Doctoral College, you are required to attend this compulsory central induction event.

During this session, you will find out everything you need to know to help you settle into life at Bath and begin your PhD. You will receive an official welcome pack - packed with useful information about the services and facilities that are available to you should you need them. You'll also hear from key members of staff on key topics such as working with your supervisor, your professional development and how you are represented as a postgraduate student.

As well as practical advice, it's an ideal opportunity to get to know your research community and find out how you can get involved through the wide range of activities that take place.

Our Doctoral Welcome Team, made up of current students, will also be on hand to share their own experiences and answer any questions that you might have about your PhD journey. At the end of the session, you'll also have the opportunity to join the Welcome Team on a tour of the campus.

If you are joining the University as a Professional Doctorate, you will have a separate induction integrated as part of your residential.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with the Doctoral Engagement Manager.

Doctoral Induction Programme 2019

Time Content Speaker/s
09:15 Arrival, collect welcome pack Peter Duckett, Doctoral Training and Events Officer
09:30 Housekeeping Oli Schofield, Doctoral Engagement Manager
09:35 Welcome to the University and your doctoral community Professor Jeremy Bradshaw, Academic Director (Doctoral College)
09:50 Introductions Oli Schofield, Doctoral Engagement Manager
10:05 Understanding your doctoral journey Dorcas Mumford, Doctoral Programmes Officer and Andrea Baker, Doctoral Programmes Administrator
10:20 How to make the most of your doctoral supervision Professor Chris Bowen, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
10:40 Break N/A
10:55 Supporting you throughout your doctorate Oli Schofield, Doctoral Engagement Manager
11:00 Professional development and career management Dr Neil Bannister, Professional Development Manager and Dr Anne Cameron, Doctoral Careers Advisor
11:20 Support and wellbeing for doctoral students Joel Staley, Disability Service Manager
11:40 The SU: Doctoral representation and engagement Jiani Zhou, Postgraduate Officer
11:50 Ask a doctoral student Doctoral Welcome Team
12:05 Final Remarks Oli Schofield, Doctoral Engagement Manager
12:15 Campus Tour (Optional) Doctoral Welcome Team