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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

You will be required to engage in any local department induction-related activities. Your Doctoral Programmes Administrator should email you with specific activities in relation to your programme, however you can check with your Doctoral Programmes Administrator for more details. For September 2020 starters, we expect to have details of these departmental events uploaded to the website in August 2020.

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 will be emailed a link when you commence your studies.

Doctoral Welcome sessions

All new students will have the opportunity to attend a Doctoral Welcome session. These sessions take place online and are an opportunity for you to find out more about all the essential things you have to do when starting your doctorate. You will also have 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

On 14 October 2020 we will bring together services from across the University for a live Doctoral Information webinar. You will have the opportunity to anonymously ask questions to our panel of service experts, who are here to support and develop your skills during your time at the University. We are currently finalising our presenters and full details along with the registration page, which will be available in September.

Living in a New Culture

Living in a New Culture (LINC) is a session run by Student Services to support those students who are new to living and studying in the UK. Given the current situation, we don't have any dates scheduled just yet, but if you have any questions about settling into the UK, please email Harriet Byrne.

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 from September.

Other events coming up

While we are unable to offer any face-to-face events at the moment, the Doctoral College and other services across the University run some online events. Find out about other events for doctoral researchers.

Further information about Induction

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