International Relations Office

Updates on the University's global engagement activities

Hans Schattle's partnership visit to University of Bath

📥  Award, Funding/Scholarship, Mobility, Research, Visit

Recently the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies has had the honour of hosting Hans Schattle, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, with help from Global Mobility Scheme Funding.

Here is what he had to say about his visit:

"I had the great pleasure of visiting the University of Bath, for the month of June, based in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS).

One of my main research topics is the concept of global citizenship, an idea situated at the intersection of political theory, comparative politics and international relations.  During my stay, I wrote a chapter for a forthcoming book on education for global citizenship in South Korea, and I also worked on content analysis for a long-term project examining how the idea of global citizenship has evolved in Korean public discourse.

The interdisciplinary setting of the PoLIS department offered me a most wonderful venue to work on these two projects; several conversations with colleagues in the faculty helped me think more richly about the theoretical questions and practical issues facing efforts to expand our horizons of political membership and responsibility beyond international borders.

The regular interaction with faculty colleagues at Bath engaged other academic interests, as well.  During my stay on campus, a North Korean soldier made global headlines by crossing, on his own, the heavily guarded land border into South Korea and asking for asylum. Professor David Galbreath (PoLIS) and I co-authored a news analysis on this incident published on The Conversation.

I am also joining in a study on time preference modeling, global governance and environmental policy now being coordinated by Professor Charlie Lees (PoLIS), my host for the visit, and Professor Michael Finus (Economics).

More recently, I had the pleasure of attending a research workshop in September coordinated by Professor Galbreath at the University of Sao Paulo that included several of the University of Bath's strategic partners, and I expect to collaborate on two projects emerging from this workshop on regional security governance and failed states.

I want to thank Professor Lees, Professor Galbreath and also Pro-Vice Chancellor (Internationalisation) Professor Colin Grant for all they did to make my visits to Bath and Sao Paulo possible, and to all the faculty members who met with me for the kind hospitality they extended.  Thanks to MJ in the Claverton building for many warm welcomes throughout the month as I showed up again and again with various colleagues.  Special thanks also to administrative staff Hannah Cook (PoLIS), Clare Drake (PoLIS) and Michelle Hicks (Humanities & Social Sciences) for their help with various logistics in arranging the visits.

It is wonderful to see closer social science research links developing between Yonsei and Bath, and I look forward to continued collaboration on all fronts."

Hans is the author of The Practices of Global Citizenship and Globalisation and Citizenship, both published by Rowman & Littlefield.

International Mobility Team: summer activities

📥  Conference, Mobility

You could be forgiven for thinking that over the summer months activity slows in the mobility team, with no students on campus and academics focusing on research, and perhaps we find ourselves with less work.  But that is definitely not the case!

In addition to processing all of the paperwork for incoming students, finalising payments for the outgoing students who are finishing their Erasmus placements, and drafting exchange agreements, we also made time to attend some mobility events and build networks with mobility colleagues from other UK universities.

In June I attended a Westminster Higher Education Forum Seminar on ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Increasing Outward Student Mobility’.  It was a morning full of interesting presentations, and ended with a question and answer session with the panel.  For me, the most interesting and informative talk was given by Frances Rix, a Business Graduate from Kingston University London.  Frances enjoyed her study abroad so much she has become an ambassador for the Erasmus + programme. It was refreshing to hear her talk honestly about overcoming challenges, and how even small achievements can be a cause for celebration when you are adjusting to living in another country and culture.

In August I, along with my colleagues Agathe Lairy and Francesca Ajello, went to Coventry University for a two-day HEURO (Association of UK Higher Education European Officers) workshop.  The main focus of this workshop was European mobility and Erasmus +, and the two days were roughly split into incoming and outgoing – although there was a lot of commonality across the two areas.

Engineering & Computing Building, Coventry University

Engineering & Computing Building, Coventry University

There were informative talks from a number of members. The workshop provided us with the opportunity to discuss challenges and share best practice between members.  One of the sessions I found most useful was about the research that shows links between mobility and employability: less likely to be unemployed, more likely to work abroad, more likely to achieve a 1st or 2.i, and more likely to have a higher management role.

HEURO Workshop, Coventry University

HEURO Workshop, Coventry University

As well as all the facts and figures, this session also covered tips for students to translate a study abroad experience for CV and interviews.  All of this will definitely be useful for Bath students embarking on their final year, and we look forward to sharing this information with them.

International Mobility Coordinators, L to R - Agathe Lairy, Tracey Stenson Jukes & Francesca Ajello

International Mobility Coordinators, L to R - Agathe Lairy, Tracey Stenson Jukes & Francesca Ajello

If you would be interested in having a member of the International Mobility Team talk to your students, please contact us at


Research trip to Stellenbosch University

📥  Conference, Culture, Research, Visit

In September 2015 I had the opportunity to travel to Stellenbosch University, South Africa, as one of the University’s strategic partners. I was presenting my research at a Newton Fund/British Council funded Early-Career Researcher Links Conference co-sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry on hydrogen storage at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria.

The conference was designed to enable early-career researchers in the UK to establish collaborations with other early-career researchers in South Africa and other newly industrialised and developing countries around the world.

Both Dr Valeska Ting from the Department of Chemical Engineering and I gave our talks to the conference delegates during the porous materials day of the conference. Other days focused on storage of hydrogen as chemical hydrides and hydrogen fuel cells.

Dr Robert Dawson presenting hydrogen storage in porous polymers

Dr Robert Dawson presenting hydrogen storage in porous polymers

Dr Valeska Ting presenting her work on characterisation of hydrogen storage in MIL-101

Dr Valeska Ting presenting her work on characterisation of hydrogen storage in MIL-101

The UK delegates were also lucky enough to be taken on a short sightseeing trip around the Gauteng area of South Africa including a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site the Cradle of Humankind where the fossils of a number of early hominoid species have been found, a lion park, the Voortrekker Monument and the statue of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

UK delegates at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria (Dr Robert Dawson and Dr Valeska Ting back left and front left)

UK delegates at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria (Dr Robert Dawson and Dr Valeska Ting back left and front left)

Collaboration with Stellenbosch University

As I was already in South Africa, it was a great opportunity to visit Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape Province to further develop the collaboration already started by Dr Ting from the Department of Chemical Engineering. Dr Ting travelled to Stellenbosch last year on a Global Mobility Scheme award from the International Relations Office.

I was able to continue the collaboration with Professor Len Barbour in Stellenbosch looking at Metal-Organic Frameworks (highly porous crystalline hybrid networks made from a combination of organic linkers and inorganic metal centres) as potential hydrogen storage materials. Professor Barbour and his research group have developed a number of unique characterisation techniques coupling together traditional characterisation methods in order to probe what happens to porous materials when they are under high gas pressures.

In particular we were interested in looking at what happens to our materials when they are under high pressures of hydrogen gas. In the Barbour laboratory they have developed a system to directly measure the heat given off when a material is dosed with different gases using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). This technique enables us measure the enthalpies of adsorption over a wide pressure range and at different temperatures.

Exploring the town of Stellenbosch

While the experiments were running, I also had a little bit of time to explore Stellenbosch, one of the first European settlements in South Africa as well as its surroundings in the wine region with a short wine tasting session.

A church in Stellenbosch

The church in the centre of Stellenbosch

Street scene in Stellenbosch

Street scene in Stellenbosch

Wine tasting in Stellenbosch

Wine tasting in Stellenbosch

A South African wine farm

A South African wine farm

Having returned to Bath, our task is to analyse our data. The funding from the International Relations Office has proved invaluable to our research here at Bath and we hope to publish the results of our collaboration with Professor Barbour soon.

Dr Robert Dawson is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry working on the use of porous materials for high pressure hydrogen storage tanks with Dr Andrew Burrows (Chemistry) and Dr Tim Mays (Chemical Engineering).


Springtime in Sydney

📥  Award, Funding/Scholarship, Research, Visit

My short visit to Sydney, funded by the Bath International Research Funding Schemes, to build collaborative links with colleagues in the Work and Organisation group at the historic university here, has coincided with the arrival of springtime weather after an unseasonal cold spell.

Spring flowers on campus

Spring flowers on campus

In national politics too it has been a time of sudden renewal, following the leadership coup within the Liberal Party which saw Malcolm Turnbull replace Tony Abbott not just as party leader but Prime Minister. The sixth federal Premier in eight years, Mr Turnbull is currently enjoying a surge of popularity and public optimism, although the honeymoon period will soon be tested by new signs of economic slowdown, which overshadow the upcoming policy summit scheduled to tackle hard fiscal choices and employment relations reform.

An important part of Mr Turnbull’s fresh start has been the focus on women in government, with the reshuffle increasing female representation by 150%. The first key policy initiative of the new government was the announcement of a $100 million programme to raise awareness and strengthen hospital support services in an attempt to reduce domestic violence. Violence against women and children has been the focus of public debates over the last couple of weeks due to a series of horrific and tragic cases, which appear to have doubled in number over the last year. Campaign groups, whilst welcoming the symbolic importance given to the issue by the government initiative and the public debate it has sparked, have also pointed out that sweeping cuts to front-line legal and support services over the last few years still need to be reversed, leaving women and children vulnerable.

University of Sydney Institute Building

University of Sydney Institute Building

At a ‘Sydney Ideas’ talk I attended on the 29 September (in a packed-out 550-capacity Great Hall on campus), former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick spoke of her term of office over the last eight years as a time of transition, with some gains made in promoting gender equality but a lot of ground still to cover. Australia and the UK share roughly similar rankings in gender equality indices (Australia was ranked 24th in the 2014 World Economic Forum report, with the UK close behind in 26th place): Australia does slightly better on the aggregate gender pay gap, whilst the UK has a slightly higher proportion of women in parliament, and both countries have similar numbers of female CEOs and senior managers. Glass ceilings may have been chipped but remain firmly in place.

Great Hall of the University of Sydney

Great Hall of the University of Sydney

There is currently interest here in the idea of ‘daddy quotas’ or ‘use-it-or-lose it’ blocks of parental leave dedicated to fathers, to promote more equal childcaring responsibilities. To my eyes, two related areas of innovation stand out and both are of interest to British policy debates. The first is the rapid progress made in establishing reporting procedures for companies on gender pay statistics and flexible and family-friendly work practices, which in my view holds important lessons for British policy-makers as they examine the results of the consultation process held this summer on pay reporting. Together with colleagues at the University of Sydney I hope to be able to investigate the impact of this reporting process, drawing also on the experience of other countries such as the Nordic states.

The second is the Male Champions of Change network which Commissioner Broderick helped to bring together in 2010 (and of which University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence is a member), to try to translate reporting into transformative action within organisations across the country. Andrew Penn, CEO of Telstra since May of this year, recently posted a blog arguing for a radical programme of incremental small steps towards gender equality, starting for example with flexible working practices, and (as Commissioner Broderick argued last night) listening to women’s experiences across the organisation.

I have been inspired by these calls to action and to reflection on how research can support and promote processes of social change. My visit has been all too brief but I will take away with me some strong collaborative ties, thoughts on how to take my research forward, and musings on how research and policy can work together for the common good.


International funding - apply now!

📥  Funding/Scholarship, Research

We are delighted to announce the first call for applications to our 2015-2016 International Research Funding Schemes. The previous calls are already funding a wide range of fascinating research projects across the globe and we are looking forward to receiving more high quality bids this year.

The Bath International Research Funding Schemes have recently been re-branded to better align with the wider GW4 and RCUK funding landscape:

The International Research Initiator Scheme (previously named Global Mobility Scheme) will continue to promote short-term partnership visits (of up to 4 weeks) to University Strategic Partners and vice versa.

The International Research Accelerator Scheme (previously named Global Collaboration Scheme) is designed to build upon relationships established as a result of activities funded by the International Research Initiator Scheme as well as existing partnerships with University Strategic Partners.

The Future Research Leaders Incubator Scheme (previously named Global Research Scholarship Scheme) will give excellent PhD students from University Strategic Partners the opportunity to study for a limited period at Bath, and vice versa.

Excellent, high quality proposals with other institutions will be considered for all of the above schemes, in particular if there are plans to create a linkage between the proposed activities and one of our Strategic Partners in the future.

The deadline for the first call of applications is Monday 19th October.

Please visit the International Funding pages to find out more and to explore the whole range of international funding opportunities we offer, including a full timeline of call launch dates and deadlines for the 2015-16 academic year.

Keep an eye on our blog for upcoming call launches: Sabbatical Scheme later in September and FAPESP-Bath funding in October.

Please feel free to get in touch with us via if you have any questions.


International funding award winners announced

📥  Announcement, Award, Funding/Scholarship, Research

Congratulations to all FAPESP-Bath and Accelerating International Research Collaboration award winners!

In this year’s FAPESP-Bath funding call we have funded three projects. The lucky winners will be collaborating with colleagues from University of Sao Paulo on the following projects:

  • Dr Pedro Estrela (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) will be developing novel biosensor devices for improved cancer diagnosis.
  • Dr Jonathan Evans (Mathematical Sciences) will be investigating a hierarchical set of model equations that describe complex viscoelastic fluids.
  • Professor Stephen Payne (Computer Science) will design and pilot a series of experiments on the perception of meaning from Information Visualizations (InfoVis).

The Accelerating International Research Collaboration award winners will be working on exciting new projects with a number of our Strategic Partners:

  • Dr Ana Dinerstein (Social & Policy Sciences) will be bringing together colleagues from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in a workshop to investigate how changes in the nature, perception, form and experience of labour, work and employment provide a unique window of insight into a range of interconnected phenomena responsible for the transformation of urban life and landscapes in both the Global North and the Global South.
  • Professor David Galbreath (Politics, Languages & International Studies) will be hosting a sandpit at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) with the focus on identifying and developing common interests in the field of comparative regional security with colleagues from Stellenbosch University, UNAM, UNICAMP, USP, Yonsei University and Zhejiang University.
  • Dr Apala Majumdar (Mathematical Sciences) will be working with colleagues from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to explore the crucially important question of “bridging scales” or “bridging the gap between microscopic molecular-level details and macroscopic experimentally observable phenomena” in liquid crystals (LCs) and more generally, partially-ordered materials.
  • Dr Davide Mattia (Chemical Engineering) will be hosting a two-day workshop to broaden and accelerate our collaboration with NTU in the areas of membranes, water and sustainability.
  • Professor Paul Milewski (Mathematical Sciences) will be working on a large-scale grant application on Hydrodynamic Quantum Analogues with colleagues from Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) in Brazil and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
  • Professor Rajani Naidoo (School of Management), in collaboration with University of Stellenbosch Business School and the European Foundation for Management Development, will be hosting two workshops and a conference with a focus on the role of business schools in contributing to inclusive development in Europe and Africa.
  • Dr Hugo Santiago Sanchez (Education) will be conducting an instrumental small-scale qualitative study, with colleagues from USP, into conceptualisations of pedagogical contexts and development of appropriate pedagogies using pre-service language teachers working in peripheral urban state schools in São Paulo as a case study.
  • Dr Gavin Shaddick (Mathematical Sciences) will be working with colleagues from UNAM and Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT) in Mexico to establish a continuing series of workshops in the area of statistical applied mathematics, with a view to leveraging future high-quality research, PhD exchange and research funding.
  • Professor Phil Willis (Computer Science) will be bringing together three academic expert teams in graphics and vision topics from Bath, Zhejiang and Tsinghua universities, to share and extend their research knowledge and set the agenda for the future of fast-moving research in computer graphics and computer vision.

International Relations Office wiki pages

📥  Announcement, Development, International Strategy

We have recently created the International Relations Office wiki pages for everything related to the International Strategy. We are using the wiki to share information with staff whilst our International Relations Office website is being developed. Here you can find more details of the three strands of IRO: International Partnerships, International Mobility and International Student Recruitment.

International Partnerships

  • international funding schemes (Bath International Research Funding Schemes, FAPESP and the Newton Fund)
  • international strategic partners
  • international strategic partner coordination groups
  • international visits

International Mobility

  • student exchange and summer school opportunities
  • setting-up and renewing international exchanges
  • exchange coordinator forums
  • the Erasmus+ Programme
  • funding to support studying overseas

International Student Recruitment

  • admissions information
  • market information
  • summary market plans
  • visit reports
  • country manager information

The page also includes guidance on travelling overseas on University business. Here you can find travel information, country-specific travel advice and useful links to travel and visa services.


Newton Fund and international grant successes

📥  Announcement, Funding/Scholarship

Many of our academics have recently been successful in securing financial support through the Newton Fund and international grants. It’s great to see them working on interesting international projects with the funding.

Some of these have been a result of seed funding from our International Funding Schemes. Here are some highlights:

  • Professor Karen Edler, from the Department of Chemistry, has gained Royal Society funding and run a UK-South Africa workshop called “Smarter Materials for a Sustainable Future - ordered and semi-ordered materials for application in sustainable chemical technologies”, in collaboration with our international strategic partner, Stellenbosch University.
  • Professor Anna Gilmore and Dr Karen Evans-Reeves, both from the Department for Health, have received Gates New Venture Funding to collaborate with the Cancer Council Victoria, the Centre for Behavioural Research on Cancer (CBRC) in Melbourne, Australia and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids in Washington DC. The project is entitled “Establishing a Sustainable Model of Tobacco Industry Monitoring in Sub-Saharan Africa”.
  • Dr John Chew, from the Department of Chemical Engineering, has secured funding from the Singapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund to work with Nanyang Technological University (another of our international strategic partners).
  • Dr Weijia Yuan, from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, has gained a Royal Society International Grant to work with the Chinese Electric Power Research Institute. The project is called “Applications of Large Scale High Temperature Superconducting Energy Storage Systems in Meshed Renewable Power Grids in the UK and China”.
  • Professor Simone Fullagar, from the Department for Health, has gained a Researcher Links Workshop Grant, which was used to run an international ECR workshop in Brazil on sport and transformation in March 2015 with our strategic partner, the University of São Paulo.
  • Dr Michael Proulx, from the Department of Psychology, and Dr Alexandra de Sousa, from Department of Biology and Biochemistry, will be making links with the Bandung Institute of Technology (in Bandung, Indonesia) and Universitas Indonesia, using a British Council Indonesia Second City HE Partnerships Travel Grant. They plan to visit this summer.
  • Dr Paula Kover, from the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, has won a Newton Mobility Grant with our strategic partner, the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The project is entitled “The influence of genomic and phenotypic differentiation in determining a species’ range”.
  • Dr Ana Dinerstein, from the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, has secured a British Academy Newton Mobility Grant to work on “Social Movements and Autonomous Education: New Pedagogical Experiences in Brazil and the UK” with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Drs Chris Chuck and Valeska Ting, both from the Department of Chemical Engineering, have won a travel grant from the Newton Research Collaboration Programme. They will be working on applying an algae solution to industrial waste with Hanoi University of Mining and Geology in Vietnam.
  • Dr Albert Bolhuis, from the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, has won a Newton Fund Researcher Links Travel Grant to work with the Vietnamese Academy of Sciences Institute of Biotechnology (IBT).

If you are interested in applying for international research funding or have any questions, please get in touch with Dr Caroline Ang and Dr Gillian Overend (Research & Innovation Services). For support for non-research related grants (e.g. travel grants), please contact Katja Nieminen (International Relations Office).


Pre-departure Briefings

📥  Event

Each summer we hold a series of events in some of our larger markets that close out the recruitment cycle and to which students who have been offered admission to the University of Bath are invited. Brian and colleagues from the School of Management kicked off these pre-departure briefings in India at the end of May. I hosted the sessions in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai and Beijing over 5 days, starting on Sunday 28 June in Bangkok. Around 350 students and parents attended the briefings and we were supported by alumni and stakeholders in each location.  Who better to tell you more about this activity than some of those who were involved….

Andy with Thai alumni and University of Bath representatives in Bangkok

Andy with Thai alumni and University of Bath representatives in Bangkok

A group photo of Andy and students at the Shanghai Pre-departure Briefing

Shanghai Pre-departure Briefing

"It is quite important to feel connected with the University - I would say especially during the admission process - as it ensures that the process was done properly and calms my nerves. I have never applied for schools in the UK. Hence I am a bit unfamiliar with the process and am constantly worried about making mistakes (for example, submitting the wrong document) which lead to failures in school/visa application. Although most of the information is accessible online, communicating directly with the school is always the best way to make sure that there was no error and I am not ignored/abandoned by the University (hah).

"Meeting the representative face-to-face helps a lot. The pre-departure briefing clarified certain issues (e.g. visa application) and gave useful information which is not listed at the time online (for example, airport pick-up service). Also it allows the students to have a peek at the university staff!

"Overall I would say the meeting is very helpful. I appreciate the effort and the time that the University put in in terms of the communication with its prospective students."

Chen Chi (Gina) Tang – Taiwanese MA applicant – attended Hong Kong PDB


"In-country Pre-Departure Briefings (and indeed other similar events) are a most useful and a vital contribution to the whole application and enrolment process.  They provide that most necessary human touch away from the smart phone and computer screens that can sometimes be so confusing for students who are trying to find important information, which by its very nature has to be fairly generic – a PDB gives students the chance to meet a person from the University and get specific advice on their own situation. They also serve as a way for students of the same nationality who are attending Bath to meet up and form friendships before they set out on what can be a pretty daunting experience. In Thailand we have always had alumni at PDBs who can also add that personal touch which students may find useful."

Justin Moseley, MD Consortium UK - representative of University of Bath since 2002


"Technology changes our life dramatically. We use PayPal more often than cash. We prefer Facetime than visiting each other. Sometimes, we would rather go to Twitter or Facebook to find out what someone up to instead of picking up the phone to say 'hi'.  However, there is something that cannot be replaced by technology! Face to face communication, especially cross-cultural communication being one example. I personally attended some British Universities Pre-departure Briefings recently. From the feedback from the students, I feel they really need it. Not only for the information provided by the officers but they felt they will be taken good care of and the universities really care about them. Or, in some parents’ words: you gotta know who you send the child to...... Well, this might be a too extreme case. However, in Chinese culture, or East Asian culture, it is a very big thing to send children miles away. It is a nice gesture from the University to show their responsibility and care."

Xiaoyang (Sarah) You, Education Marketing Manager, Cultural and Education Section of the British Consulate General, Shanghai


"The Thai applicants asked many questions. The main things they want to know from Alumni were:

1. Student life at off-campus accommodation. In Thailand, normally living at off-campus is considered less safe, so many students and parents worry about this. All alumni confirm that Bath is a safe city and off-campus accommodations are secure.

2. Preparation for Pre-sessional English course. (Especially, is it more difficult than IELTS preparation?)

3. Difficulty of Master courses and Dissertation. They would like to compare with university life in Thailand. For example, some students do not have a background in accounting and finance and they worry about this.

4. Transportation in Bath and also on their arrival date. (I gave them a contact number of Thai taxi driver in case they need any help.)

5. International classmates (particularly the cultural experience they could expect)."

Supasinee Charoenvidhya, School of Management alumnus living in Bangkok

The University will enrol somewhere in the region of 1,200 new full-time degree students from outside of the EU this coming academic year. If you would like to find out more about the work of the IRO please feel free to contact us:


THELMAs Awards night

📥  Event

The University of Bath was one of the 6 universities which received a Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs) nomination for Outstanding International Strategy. Andy, Katja, Lorna and I had been invited to the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in London. Bath‘s Open Day happened to be the same day, so it took us over 3 and a half hours to get to the ceremony and the festivities were just starting when we arrived.

Being shortlisted was already a fantastic accomplishment. This is about the whole university's hard work and the dedication of everyone in delivering aspects of our very ambitious international vision.

The evening was also an opportunity to catch up with former colleagues. I bumped into my former line manager and she told me how proud she was of my achievements.

We did not win in the end. But this was a good opportunity for us to showcase Bath's rapid transformation to the sector. We had a very enjoyable evening with our colleagues from the Planning team, who were also short-listed for an award!

A view of the THELMAs Awards Dinner

THELMAs Awards Ceremony