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Doctoral Induction

Guidance and information for doctoral students, studying for a PhD, Integrated PhD or Professional Doctorate.

Pre-arrival communications

Here you can see important joining information in case you missed our pre-arrival communications with you.


Regardless of which doctoral programme you are on, you must register with the University before you begin your studies. Here are the steps you need to take.

Doctoral induction: what you need to do and when

Find out what you are required to do when you start your studies.


Whether you are looking for long-term accommodation options or visiting the University for a short residential course, we have various options available.

Booking guest accommodation

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We offer accommodation on the University campus or in Bath city centre. Bookings for stays in July and August are now available.

Additional information for international students moving to the UK

We recognise that if you're coming from overseas to study here then you a few more additional considerations to think about. Here are some pages that may help you with your relocation to the University.

Living in the UK

Learn more about daily life and culture in the UK, including holidays, religion, driving and healthcare.

Supporting you throughout your studies

There are a wide range of support services available to all doctoral students offering help and advice that's relevant to your needs. You can access support both on and off-campus.

Advice and support for students

The Students' Union, Advice & Support Centre can provide academic, housing and personal during your time at the University of Bath.

Starting your research programme

Your first few weeks as a doctoral student may seem a little daunting. If you're on a PhD you'll need to start developing your relationship with your supervisors or if you're on a taught programme you may need to develop your academic skills.

Setting up your email and devices

Whether you're working on campus or at a distance, here's all the essential information to set up your devices so you have access to all your resources and support you'll need as a student.

Connecting to Wi-Fi

How to connect your device to the University Wi-Fi, whether you are a student, member of staff or visitor.

Making the most of your time at University

Whether you are studying on campus or at a distance, there are a range of activities that you can get involved in. Spending time on other things is not only good for your skills development, it is also an important part of your own wellbeing.

Volunteering Opportunities

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Volunteering is a great way to develop a wide range of transferable skills, meet new people and give something back to the community.

Public engagement opportunities

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Find out more about the current local and national engagement opportunities where you can put your public engagement skills into practice.

Doctoral Representation

There are a number of ways for you to share your views and ensure your doctoral experience is the best it can be. Find out how you are represented at Bath.

Postgraduate Association

The Postgraduate Association (PGA) represents and helps build community for nearly 4000 research and taught postgraduates at the University of Bath.

Postgraduate Groups

The Postgraduate Association and The SU (Students' Union) can offer support and partnership postgraduate groups or networks across the University.

Postgraduate study areas

We have a range of doctoral and postgraduate study areas on campus and in the city. So whether you are visiting the university, need to book a small meeting room or need a break from your office colleagues here are your options.

The Virgil Building

The Virgil Building

Our city centre student hub and professional services building, with a study space for students who want to study in the city centre.

Virtual campus tour

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Take a virtual tour of our campus, including the student accommodation buildings, teaching rooms, laboratories, and Sports Training Village.

Useful information

If you are new to the University and will be spending some of your time on campus here is some essential information such as the facilities on campus, travel, and information for student parents.

Contacting the Doctoral College

If you have any questions or queries, the Doctoral College should be your first point of contact. Here's how to get in touch with us.

Doctoral College

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Visit the Doctoral College for support and advice about doctoral study.