Doctoral Induction

Welcoming you to our doctoral community

Arrival essentials

Here are some things that you must do on arrival at the University.



Register with the police

If you are an international student you may need to register with the police. If you are already registered, you may wish to amend your details. Find out how.


Guidance and support

There are a wide range of support services available to all doctoral students offering help and advice that is relevant to your needs.


Counselling & Mental Health

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We provide counselling and mental health support. We run groups and workshops for coping with stress and can help you find external support services.


Support for doctoral students

Doing a research degree is a significant undertaking and can be challenging. Find out how you can access advice and support relevant to your needs.

Peer mentoring

Find out how your Peer Mentor can help you settle into university life.


Setting up your email and devices

How to get connected to the internet at University locations, set up your devices and get help with IT.


Connecting to Wi-Fi

How to connect your computer, phone, tablet or console to the University's Wi-Fi, whether you are a student, member of staff or visitor.


Starting your research

Your first few weeks as a Postgraduate student and information to help you get started.



Research Data Service

The Research Data Service can provide advice on writing Data Management Plans, organising, storing, archiving, and sharing your data.

Doctoral College Events, 2018/19

Get informed, take a break and get to know your doctoral community


Doctoral Information Fair, 2019

29 Jan 2019 12.00pm 10 West Atrium, University of Bath

Come and find out how the Doctoral College can support you as a current doctoral student.

Getting involved with your doctoral community

As well as attending doctoral events, there are lots of other way you can get more involved.


Welcome to our doctoral community

Welcome Team

Whenever you join our community, we wish you a warm welcome. Find out about The Welcome Team and some of the events that will help you to settle in.

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.


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 several dedicated doctoral study areas on campus and in the City.


Doctoral College

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

10 West Graduate Commons

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A dedicated study and social space for postgraduate students on the fourth and fifth floors of 10 West. Room 5.01 is a dedicated doctoral space.

Carpenter House Graduate Commons

Carpenter House Graduate Commons

The Carpenter House Graduate Commons are for postgraduates for group or independent study in the city centre. They are under the Innovation Centre.


Useful Information

Find out more about the facilities on campus, travel and the city of Bath.