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How to manage my DoctoralSkills bookings

Help and advice on managing your DoctoralSkills bookings through SAMIS

Booking a place on a workshop or course

Follow the booking link at the bottom of the course page. You will then be prompted to log in to your SAMIS account using your BUCS username and password.

To complete your booking, follow the on-screen instructions and remember to click 'confirm' at the end. You will receive an automated confirmation email, followed by a pre-course reminder two to three days before the course. If it is fully booked, you will be offered a place on a waiting list.

If you have registered for a course or worskhop but not yet received a confirmation email or a pre-course reminder, please email us at

Please be aware that students who repeatedly register for courses and then fail to attend may be reported to their Director of Studies.

Managing your bookings and monitoring your attendance

You can view and manage your course bookings and waiting-list bookings via SAMIS. Once you have logged in, you will be able to:

  • view or cancel current bookings
  • view waiting list bookings
  • view and print your DoctoralSkills attendance certificate

To cancel a booking

You can cancel your place on a course at any time before the course starts via SAMIS. Once you have logged in to SAMIS, go to the skills area and view the list of courses that you are booked on to. Against each course, there will be an option to cancel your booking.

Click the link and confirm your cancellation. You will then be sent an email to confirm the cancellation. If you do not receive this email please log back in to ensure that you have cancelled your booking correctly.


If you have any questions, please contact us.