Arrived in April? Read our mid-year arrival survival guide!

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Hi there!

April arrivals, we welcome you to the Bath doctoral community! As your Doctoral Welcome Team, we have put together a short video and a poster with tons of information to help you settle into doctoral life as quickly as possible. Many of us arrived outside of a main cohort in October, so we understand that you may have particular questions when you start at different points in the academic year. We look forward to meeting you virtually or physically over the coming months around campus, online or at one of our Welcome Team events. 

We have a Campus Tour designed especially for new doctoral students, meeting at the Library at 11am on 26 April 2018. Sign up to attend online. If you are on campus in the next few weeks, one of us will be in Cake in the Commons on Friday mornings between 10.30 and 11.30 in 10W 5.01 on 27 April and 4 May 2018, so do come along for a chat.

In the meantime, if you have any burning questions, use one of the many links in the poster to find out more or contact us. You will also be contacted by your Programme support contact in the Doctoral College and/or your Doctoral Training Entity to make sure you have the administrative info to begin your research.

Some key resources to also take a look at are the online arrival essentials information and the Doctoral College Handbook. As you weren't able to make our Doctoral College Welcome Reception in October, we captured some pictures and the opening speeches for you. Watch the videos and get to know our Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, our Students' Union Postgraduate Officer, Liam Emery, and our Director of Student Services, who has an important message about taking care of yourself and your colleagues and friends throughout your doctorate. We've also collated some online information from exhibitors at our Information Fair in November, so you can find about more about the range of support available.

Once you are a registered student, you will receive the regular email 'Doctoral Digest' from the Doctoral College, where they handily give you a summary of events, activities, training opportunities, sources of support and more. Do follow us on Twitter @DoctoralBath too. Happy reading!

Your Doctoral Welcome Team 🙂

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