DTP events – to help support your PhD journey into the biosciences

We have a number of events available through the DTP to give you an insight into a PhD in the biosciences as well as support for applying and interviewing for PhD studentships. These include the following events:

Insight into a bioscience PhD:

PhD Discovery Event

Ever considered doing a PhD in the biosciences? Not sure where to start or what PhD options there are out there? We are here to help!

Start exploring with this event, where you will be introduced to the world of bioscience PhDs, hear what life is like as a PhD student, how you can use a PhD across many career sectors and have the opportunity to chat with current PhD students in a friendly and inclusive space.

  • When anticipated to take place: March/April 2023
  • Approximate session length: 1 1/2 hours
  • Location: virtual

PhD taster Summer School

Thinking about exploring a career in research but not sure what a PhD involves? 

Come and try our PhD Summer school where you will embark on a mini bioscience PhD project over 2 weeks.  You will be part of small groups, led and supported by friendly and inspiring students and Early Career Researchers across our DTP.

As part of this exciting Summer School you will be guided within your groups through the PhD journey: from thinking about a hypothesis, conducting some experiments, analysing the results, through to letting us know what you found out.

  • When anticipated to take place: July 2023
  • Approximate length: 2 weeks  – (will include an introductory session (start of the 2 weeks), a touch-base session (midway) and a conclusion session (end of the 2 weeks). The remainder will be self-paced, allowing you to undertake flexibly within your spare time).
  • Location: virtual

Support for applying and interviewing for PhD studentships:

Application Guidance Session

Found a project/research area you are interested in, but not sure about the next steps?

This session will help guide you through approaching supervisors, what to include in your personal statement and CV, and all those other bits and pieces needed as part of your application.

  • When anticipated to take place: October/November 2022
  • Approximate session length: 1 1/2 hours
  • Location: virtual

Interview with Confidence Workshop

This highly practical training workshop will provide everything you need to know about interviewing, helping you get that bioscience PhD studentship.

A PhD interview is an opportunity to make a positive and memorable impression and this course will help you think about how you present your ideas and respond to questions effectively. Importantly you will get to try some techniques out yourself in a very supportive and fun setting. The best way to learn is to learn by doing!

It is no secret that many find interviews daunting and we hope this course will help you to feel more confident in your PhD interview.

  • When anticipated to take place: October/November 2022 + January 2023
  • Approximate session length: 1 1/2 hours
  • Location: virtual

Stay in contact

If any of this events have interested you, why not sign up to our mailing list below. We will then contact you when further details are released.  Otherwise please return to this webpage where we will also be posting details when we launch our events.