For current students

Aside from your local induction and PhD project you will benefit from the following outlined below;

Year 1

You will attend;

Monday 5th October 2020 - Induction (virtual)

9th-11th November 2020 - Intro to Data Science training (virtual)

Friday 13th November 2020 - NEPG Conference (virtual)

March 2021 - PIPS and CASE event (TBC)

May 2021 - Enterprise Event (TBC)

July 2021 - DTP Conference (TBC)


Years 2 & 3

In years 2 & 3 you will continue to develop your skills and understanding through a bespoke structured programme that emphasises individual training and cohort-based training, in addition to project-specific skills.

For example, you will continue to develop and test research ideas and learn how to:

  • Design good experiments
  • Analyse and present data
  • Communicate your work to other scientists

You will be strongly encouraged to publish your work in leading international journals, attend conferences at home and abroad, and get involved in other activities such as enterprise competitions and public engagement events.

During years 2 & 3 is when most students opt to take part in their Professional Internship Placement and work in industry for 12 weeks or more (indeed this can be split into two or more periods at two or more different places if required) and gain valuable experience of a placement in industry.

Year 4

By the end of four years, you will have become an expert in your research area and be ready to take the next important steps in your career. You will also have the opportunity of attending a Writing Retreat where you will receive support and guidance in how to improve your writing and make the most out of the time spent writing up your work for submission.

Additional funding opportunities

All our BBSRC DTP students can apply online for further funding to enhance their student experience:

  • DTP training grants  enable students to pursue additional training opportunities. All BBSRC DTP students are eligible to apply for additional funding for training (not including attendance at research conferences).  Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis.  Students must be in the PhD years of training and are expected to have engaged fully with DTP events.
    Retrospective applications will not normally be considered unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • PIPS Bursaries  can help students with the costs associated with doing an internship away from their host institution. Once you have completed your PIPS we also request you complete the Post Professional Internship for PhD Report.

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