Starting your doctorate: an introduction to doctoral study
This compulsory induction event is a great way to meet your doctoral community and get all of the information you need to get started.
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 doctorate. You'll be given your official doctoral welcome pack which is 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 about the things that will matter to you during your doctorate including supervision, professional development and how you are represented as a postgraduate.
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 doctoral 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
|09:15||Arrival, collect welcome pack||Peter Duckett, Doctoral Training and Events Officer and Andrea Baker, Doctoral Programmes Administrator|
|09:30||Housekeeping||Oli Schofield, Doctoral Engagement Manager|
|09:35||Welcome to the University and your doctoral community||Professor Cathryn Mitchell, Academic Director (Doctoral College)|
|09:50||Introductions||Oli Schofield, Doctoral Engagement Manager|
|10:05||Understanding your doctoral journey||Dorcas Mumford, Doctoral Programmes Officer|
|10:20||How to make the most of your doctoral supervision||Professor Chris Bowen, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Professor Ed Keogh, Department of Psychology|
|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 Tracey Wells, Head of the Careers Service|
|11:20||Support and wellbeing for doctoral students||Anthony Payne, Director of Student Services|
|11:40||The SU: Doctoral representation and engagement||Eve Alcock, SU President|
|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|