Emails sent to students beginning PhD studies between September 2020 and February 2021
Guidance and information for doctoral students, studying for a PhD, Integrated PhD or Professional Doctorate.
If you are a new postgraduate student with Home fee status, you may be required to complete a document checking session before you can start your course.
If you have overseas fee status or need immigration permission to study in the UK, you may need to attend a passport check session before starting your course.
Learn more about daily life and culture in the UK, including holidays, religion, driving and healthcare.
Before you start university, make sure you can get medical treatment while you are in the UK.
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.
How to open a bank account in the UK, including how to request proof of your student status.
Different ways you can contact your friends and family in your home country while studying at Bath.
Find out what support is available to you and how you can access it as well as how to book an appointment with a Disability Adviser.
Who to contact for support with questions about doctoral recruitment and programmes.
The Students' Union, Advice & Support Centre can provide academic, housing and personal during your time at the University of Bath.
A useful checklist of things that might be discussed during the first few meetings between supervisor and student
Here you will find guidance and links to the forms that you will need to complete during the course of your doctoral studies.
Find out more about the range of study skills support available to help you as part of your doctoral studies.
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.
Different ways that you can access and install your email and calendar on various devices.
You can download Microsoft Office to your own Windows computer, Mac, smartphone or tablet for free.
You can get help with your IT issues online, by phone or in person.
The steps you need to take to make sure you are set up to work from home.
Students and academic staff can use UniApps to access and print files from University-provided software on their own devices.
Volunteering is a great way to develop a wide range of transferable skills, meet new people and give something back to the community.
Whether it's taking a break, learning something new or connecting with your doctoral community, there is plenty to get involved with.
Find out more about the current local and national engagement opportunities where you can put your public engagement skills into practice.
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.
The Postgraduate Association (PGA) represents and helps build community for nearly 4000 research and taught postgraduates at the University of Bath.
The Postgraduate Association and The SU (Students' Union) can offer support and partnership postgraduate groups or networks across the University.