Cohort events calendar

Academic year 2021/2022

If dates have not yet been listed, the DTP Administrative Hub ( are still most likely to be able to provide you with some further information in the interim, to help you with planning your studies around the cohort activities.

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Activity Date Location Expectations of attendance
Annual Student Conference 

Fri 24th September (day 1)

Mon 27th – Tues 28th September (days 2+3)

Day 1: In person (Bristol)

Day 2 & 3: Virtual

Day 1: Students about to start their first year (Y1)

Day 2+3: Years 1-4

Research Theme Activity – Agriculture and the Environment Fri 18th Feb, 3-5pm In person / virtual Compulsory for current second and third year students who have listed this as their main Research Theme.
Thesis Boot Camp 

Mon 14th-Wed 16th March

Finish time on days 1+2: 8pm,  finish time on day 3: 6.00pm

In person (Bristol) Final year students
Annual Careers Conference Mon 23rd & Tues 24th May In person (Bath)

Day 1: Year 1

Day 2: Years 1-4

Leaving event (cohort 2018) May/June In person (TBC) Final year students
Project Management Training – Launch Event Friday 8th July, 9.30-10.30am Virtual Year 1
Project Management Training – Refresher Session Friday 8th July, 10.30-11.30am Virtual Optional for Years 2-4
Student-led Retreat Thurs 4th – Friday 5th August In person (Penryn, Cornwall)

Second and third year students. 

Optional but encouraged for other students.

Research Theme Activities

  • Agriculture and the Environment
  • Animal Behaviour and in vivo Studies
  • Biomolecular and Biophysical Studies

Compulsory for second and third year students who have listed this as their main Research Theme. 

Optional but encouraged for other students