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Doctoral events across campus and online

Whether it's taking a break, learning something new or connecting with your doctoral community, there is plenty to get involved with.

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Take a break and get to know your doctoral community

What's happening around campus

There are a number of other events that take place across the University (and beyond) for doctoral students. Take a look at the opportunities that you can get involved with.

Doctoral College

The Doctoral College organises a number of events and skills workshops that run throughout the year. Find out about the events they run (see: Make the most of your doctoral experience) and their Skills Workshops.

Department Research Seminars

There are a number of Department Research Seminars that doctoral students can attend. You should contact your Department Coordinator in the first instance to find out about these sessions.

Minerva Series of Lectures

Doctoral students can attend the public lectures run by the University of Bath. More details about the lecture series can be found here.

The SU (Students' Union)

Find about more about events that are taking place at The SU (Students' Union). Keep an eye out for doctoral specific events from the Postgraduate Association (PGA) and stay with the Bath Active programme.

Careers Service

From careers advice to meeting industry professionals, see the range of events the careers service are running to support your future.

Public Engagement

If you are looking to present your research to a wide range of people, professionally develop and get recognised for doing so, see how you can get involved.

They are also hosting a series of online research talks which are streamed every Thursday at 1pm on the University of Bath Facebook page and are aimed at a family audience. More details and the schedule of talks can be found here.

Institute for Policy Research

This summer the IPR will be hosting a hosting a number of online events looking at the political and social consequences of COVID-19 and beyond. You can find out more about each event here.

GW4 Events

The University of Bath is a member of the GW4 Alliance (Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter) and as a doctoral student you have the opportunity to attend shared events. Find out more about the GW4 events programme

Can't find what you're looking for? Organise your own event

Is there an interdisciplinary activity, conference or event you'd like to see that isn't currently on offer, why not organise your own?

You can now apply for funding from the Student Change Projects Scheme to organise activities such as training, networking events and conferences - to improve research culture. Whether it's part of a group or on your own, managing a project supports your professional development with transferable skills including project, finance and people management. Why not also browse our funding pages to see what other funding and bursaries are available.

Coronavirus update

Our in person events, workshops and activities are running as normal.

Current information and updates on coronavirus can be found on the Coronavirus advice to doctoral students page.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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