Cohort events calendar

Academic year 2020/2021

If dates have not yet been listed, the DTP Administrative Hub (swbio-dtp@bristol.ac.uk) 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
Annual Student Conference 2020/2021 Fri 18th September (day 1- new first years only) Virtual Day 1: Students about to start their first year
Local DTP induction session September/October Within your home institution First year students
Mock grant panel Mon 9th Nov Virtual Second years
Presenting online (SWBio DTP online series – being a PhD researcher during a pandemic) Monday 14th December, 3-4:30pm Virtual Optional – all years
Networking and conferencing remotely (SWBio DTP online series – being a PhD researcher during a pandemic) Thursday 7th January, 3-4:30pm Virtual Optional – all years
Annual Student Conference 2020/2021

Mon 18th – Tues 19th January

(days 2+3 – all current students)

Virtual Day 2-3: Students in their 1st-4th years
Local networking event January/February Within your home institution  All years
Remote stakeholder and public engagement (SWBio DTP online series – being a PhD researcher during a pandemic) Monday 8th February, 3-4:30pm Virtual Optional – all years
Thesis Boot Camp

Mon 8th-Wed 10th March

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

TBC Final year students
Annual Careers Conference Mon 31st May – Tues 1st June TBC

Day 1: First year students

Day 2: All years

Research Theme Activities

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

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 July/August TBC

Second and third year students. 

Optional but encouraged for other students.

 

Ongoing Activities Date Location
SWBio DTP Pub Quiz Quarterly on a Wednesday, 4-5pm Virtual
SWBio DTP Virtual Coffee/drinks Every Friday – 4-5pm Virtual
Veteran Thesis Boot Camp First Monday of each month -10-5pm Virtual