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Doctoral Induction Events

Find out about events to help you settle into your doctoral community.

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Find out about events to help you settle in

Induction events coming up

If you are joining us as a doctoral researcher, you will need to engage in a number of induction events, both central events and local events. If you are part of a doctoral training entity then you may have additional induction-related activities to take part in.

Department induction events

When you start your studies, you will be required to engage in any local department induction-related activities. You should receive an email with details of these, however you can check with your Doctoral Programmes Administrator for more details.

If you are on a professional doctorate programme, which involves a taught residential, your induction will be integrated within that residential. Your Doctoral Programmes Administrator will email you details related to your residential and this will include induction information.

Central induction events

There are a number of central events and activities designed to help you settle in to your studies. At this current time these events and activities have been put online given the social distancing measures that are in place.

Starting your doctorate: an introduction to doctoral study at The University of Bath [online course]

Starting your doctorate is the University's compulsory central induction session for all new doctoral researchers. You will learn about the doctoral study process, find out about key University services that exist to support you and other relevant information.

You can access this induction course via Moodle our virtual learning environment. You should already be enrolled on this module upon completion of registration. If you cannot access this course please email your Doctoral Programmes Administrator.

Doctoral Welcome sessions

All new students will have the opportunity to attend a Doctoral Welcome session. These sessions take place throughout the year and are delivered online. These sessions provide an opportunity for you to find out more about all the essential things you have to do when starting your doctorate, as well as give you the opportunity to network with other doctoral researchers.

You can view all the time and dates and register for a session by visiting our registration pages.

Doctoral Information webinar

In October 2020, we hosted a Doctoral Information Webinar for new students to find out more about our professional services within the University. You will be able to see a recording of the session here.

The Seven Secrets of Successful Doctoral Students

The best way to start your doctorate is by learning the key tips and tricks that will support you during the entire process. Taking place on 23 October 2020 on Zoom, the Seven Secrets of Successful Doctoral Students session will be led by Hugh Kearns, an internationally recognised expert on the topics of procrastination, over-commitment, distraction and perfectionism.

You will be able to register via the DoctoralSkills Moodle page.

Further information about Induction

You can find more information about settling in to the University on our Doctoral Induction page.