Doctoral Research Focus Weeks have been introduced to coincide with Research Focus Weeks to create some dedicated time for doctoral researchers to re-engage and re-focus on work associated with their doctorate. During these weeks, we will run a limited but focused programme of professional development activities and are encouraging Departments not to schedule any meetings.
Doctoral Research Focus Weeks for 2023-24 are:
- 4th-8th September 2023
- 8th-12th January 2024
- 13th-17th May 2024
Throughout these weeks, doctoral students are encouraged to use the co-working facilities in the Graduate Commons. Otherwise, we have a programme of in-person and online activities throughout these weeks to help you focus. Engagement with our activities is completely optional, though hopefully you will see the benefits.
Find out what is happening during the next Doctoral Research Focus Week, 4th-8th September 2023. Please note that activities require a booking or application in advance.
Monday 4 September
|09:00-16:00||PhD Viva workshop||Online||Booking required|
Tuesday 5 September
|09:00 - 17:00||Doctoral Writing Retreat||MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel, Bath||Application closed|
The doctoral writing retreat is an opportunity for you to spend some time focusing on a piece of writing under the supervision of a facilitator. You'll set writing goals for the day, and have approximately 5 hours of dedicated writing.
The location of the venue is conveniently situated in Bath City Centre and although a central location, the hotel, surrounded by its beautiful landscaped gardens, offers a quiet and peaceful co-working space. You'll be provided with teas and coffees throughout the day and a hot and cold buffet lunch.
Due to limited spaces, we ask those who would like to attend to complete a short application form (see link above).
Wednesday 6 September
|10:00 - 12:30||How to edit academic work||Online - Zoom||Booking required|
|14:00 - 16:00||Virtual Writing Wednesday||Online - MS Teams||Booking required|
Thursday 7 September
|10:00 - 12:00||Virtual Writing Thursday||Online - MS Teams||Booking required|
|14:15 - 15:05||Dealing with delay: how to overcome writers' procrastination||Online - MS Teams||Booking required|
Friday 8 September
|Various appointments available (30 minutes)||1:1 Coaching - time management, work/life balance||Online||Fully booked|