Cohort events calendar

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.

Academic year 2023/2024

Activity Date Location Expectations of attendance
Institutional DTP induction event Sept-Oct (various) Institution Students about to start their first year (Y1)
Institutional DTP cohort events Sept-Oct (various) + Jan-June (various) Institution

Years 1-4

Optional but encouraged to attend.

Annual Student Conference 

Mon 16 October (day 1)

Tues 17 – Wed 18 October (days 2+3)

In person (Exeter)

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

Day 2+3: Years 1-4

Research Theme Activity:

  • Agriculture and the Environment
  • Biophysical and Biomolecular Studies
  • Animal Behaviour and in vivo Studies
Taking place in September 2024 (exact dates TBC) Various (TBC)

Second and third year students who have listed this as their main Research Theme. 

Optional but encouraged for other students.

Thesis Boot Camp 

Mon 8  – Wed 10 April

(please note, days 1+2 finish at 8pm + day 3 at 6pm)

In person (Bristol) Final year students
Annual Careers Conference
Mon 3 – Tue 4 June In person (Bath)

Day 1+2: Years 1-4

From this year, all students are anticipated to attend both days.

Leaving event (cohort 2020) Mon 3 June (after Careers Conference
Day 1)
In person (Bath) Final-year students
Student-led Retreat Wed 24 – Fri 26 July In person (Penryn)

Years 2-3

Optional but encouraged to attend for Years 1+4

Project Management Training – Launch Event Tues 30 July Virtual Year 1
Project Management Training – Refresher Session Tues 30 July Virtual Optional but encouraged to attend for Years 2-4