Staff experiences

  • Studying alongside work

    This time last year, I was just about to start studying with a rival university I can't possibly mention...  Oh ok, go on then!  I was about to start a 30 credit unit in Website Technologies with the Open University. ...

  • Seven Questions with Iain Forster-Smith

    Recently I chatted to Iain Forster-Smith about his experience as Director of Administration in the Faculty of Engineering and Design.  I asked Iain to describe his role in one sentence and his response was: "making sure we are providing the...

  • My Experience of the Mental Health First Aid Training

    Mental Health Awareness Week A couple of weeks ago it was Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental health is finally being considered as something we should all take notice of in ourselves, those we care about and work with. Not so...

  • Seven questions with Sue Fairhurst

    I recently chatted to Sue Fairhurst prior to her retirement from the University, where she has enjoyed a successful career providing an in-house graphic design service for "anything and everything that needs to be designed or printed".  I asked Sue...

  • Seven questions with Andy Matthews

    Last month I chatted to Andy Matthews who is a Senior Technician in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Andy is responsible for the Undergraduate teaching labs, managing the risk assessment and practical needs of students undertaking project work....

  • Why I (mostly) like using the new CMS

    I've had a long hiatus from using the new CMS, but with our Faculty pages finally live, it feels like things are moving again and I've been reacquainting myself with the new system. I'm reminded every time I log into...

  • The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for beginners ….

    Back in December Selina (Jobson) and I thought we’d try and get to grips with the latest educational acronym  ‘TEF‘ and find out what on earth its all about.  Spoiler alert – there are a quite a few acronyms coming...

  • An Apple a Day...

    I recently took part in an experiment here at Bath University for the BBC Two show, Trust Me I’m a Doctor, presented by Michael Mosley, Chris van Tulleken, Saleyha Ahsan and surgeon Gabriel Weston. Taking part in a television show...

  • Faculty Student Centre team building

    Last week, the Undergraduate Team and Graduate School took part in a team building day where we spoke about the new structure the teams will be moving in to. As you may or may not know, the Undergraduate Team and...