All your frequently asked questions answered.


Am I am member of the Students' Union?

Yes! All students at the University of Bath, at every level of study, are members of the SU.

Where can I find out about events for Doctoral Students?

The SU run events specifically for doctoral students. Want to be the first to know about doctoral events? Join the Doctoral Community, and follow SUBathPG on instagram! 

What opportunities can I get involved with while I am here?

There are many opportunities to get involved while you study at Bath. Click on the links below to find out more:

Are there diversity and support groups I can join?

Yes, the SU has several diversity and support groups, which are free for all students to join, no matter your level of study. Find out more about our diversity and support groups here:

Where can I get Advice and Support?

Both the SU and University offer advice and support on a range of issues.

What wellbeing and mental health services are on offer?

The University runs a Wellbeing Service which offers support on a variety of issues, in addition to a dedicated mental health service. The University also runs the Be Well programme, which includes events, activities and courses to support student wellbeing. Find out more here:

Where can I find advice and support with the cost of living?

Find out tip and tricks to reduce your expenses and information about the financial support on offer from the University here:

What support can I get with academic issues?

The SU Advice and Support team offer guidance on a range of academic issues. Doctoral students can also get support from PGR Independent Advisors, who can support you with issues that cannot be resolved at a departmental or school level.

What opportunities are available to develop my skills?

The Doctoral College runs a variety of events designed to improve doctoral students academic skills.

Is there funding available to support attendance at conferences and other doctoral activities?

There are multiple sources of funding that doctoral students can apply to for support with various academic activities. Click on the links below to find out more.

Where can I find key information and resources for doctoral students?

The Doctoral College have various guides, forms and information on their resources for doctoral students page. This includes details about starting your research, confirming your research and submitting your thesis. 

Where can I find information about student accommodation? What support is available?

The University has a wealth of information and guidance about student accommodation, including where to log maintainance issues. The SU's Advice and Support service can also support students with accommodation issues, both on and off campus. Find out more here:

Where can I get advice and information about my visa?

Any questions and concerns about visas should be directed to the University's Student Immigration Service. 

Who can I speak to about bullying and harrassment?

If you've been affected by bullying or harassment, there are several different teams at the University you can choose to speak to. Bullying and harassment is not your fault, and all of the services can support you whether you want to make a formal complaint or just need someone to talk to. Each of these contacts is utterly confidential.

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