Cohort events calendar

Academic year 2020/2021

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.

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be moving some cohort activities online.  Please do keep these dates available in your calendar and we will provide you with further details nearer the time of the activity.

Activity Date Location Expectations of attendance
Project Management Training 

  • Launch Event
  • Support Session


Weds 2nd June, 11:45-12:45pm

Weds 16th June, 9:30-10:30am




Year 1 – this will be during your final teaching day as part of the Science in Society, Business and Industry unit

Year 1

Project Management Training (take II) Weds 16th June, 10:30am – 11:30am Virtual Years 2, 3 and 4
Leaving event (cohort 2017) Thurs 29th June, 7.00pm – 11:00pm In-person (Bristol) Final year students only
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

Student-led Retreat Mon 2nd – Tues 3rd August

In-person (Bath)

Virtual option (Day 2)

Second and third year students. 

Optional but encouraged for other students.


Ongoing Activities Date Location
SWBio DTP Virtual Coffee/drinks Every Friday – 4-5pm Virtual
Veteran Thesis Boot Camp First Monday of each month -10-5pm Virtual


Academic year 2021/2022

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

Thesis Boot Camp 

Mon 14th-Wed 16th March

Finish time on days 1+2: 8pm,  finish time on day 3: 6.30pm

In person (Bristol) Final year students