Author: Pippa McLernon
How would things look, and more importantly feel, if wellbeing was placed at the heart of everything we do in HE? Are there any universities already operating this way? As someone who values the importance of maintaining mental health and wellbeing, my attention was caught by a workshop entitled ‘A Flourishing Approach to ...more
Are you teaching and supporting learning and have enough experience to make a claim for Associate or Fellow of the HEA (see case studies and FAQs)? Have you had a conversation with your Bath Scheme Champion to ensure that this route to Fellowship is right for you? Do you want to get your Associate or ...more
A thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all who went to see the Rat Pack at the Theatre Royal last night. The eleven piece orchestra and pianist kept the music flowing for the cast whilst they sung, joked and drank their way through the best songs of the 1950s and 60s. Stephen Triffitt was superb as Frank Sinatra, ...more
It's not too late for me to get a job, is it?
A common question we are asked by final year students in our Quick Queries is "its not too late for me to get a job, is it?". This is a totally understandable question to ask and one that indicates that many students are feeling anxious about their future, after graduation. The ...more
Widening Participation is in the early stages of this year's recruitment campaign for On Track to Bath.
On Track to Bath is a free two-year curriculum enhancement programme for Year 12 A level students who attend local schools and colleges. Successful applicants who meet our criteria regularly visit campus, usually on a Wednesday afternoon, to take part in research ...more
First-year Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering students, Amy and Ben, talk us through their experience of the Robotics Challenge. This project involves building and programming a robot to follow a track in the fastest time.
Watch the video on ...more
How do diamonds move from the mine to the market, and who benefits from this trade? Research from Roy Maconachie, Reader in International Development at the University of Bath, powerfully captured in a short film, suggests that in Sierra Leone, it's the international traders rather than the local communities where the diamonds are mined who ...more
Here's a link to the first part of a new paper by Morgan Phillips, the UK Co-Director of The Glacier Trust which was founded in 2008 to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the upland communities of Nepal. Part 2 is here.
The article – Climate Change and the Hope Conundrum – is a review of Wainwright and Mann’s argument ...more
Dr Luke Martinelli, Research Associate, IPR
This post will consider two key issues: how the political forces underpinning support for Brexit and for basic income compare to one another, and the nature of the overlaps or parallels between their respective political dynamics; and the implications of Brexit for the prospects for basic income (and cognate policies) ...more
This year the Public Engagement Unit have produced a new set of eight case studies exploring the engaged research taking place here at the University of Bath. Each case study focuses on one researcher and explores a particular type of engagement they use, how public engagement benefits them and other types of engagement they are interested in. ...more
Welcome to my first placement blog, taking over from James, our previous Bath University placement student! It has been a pleasure to read through his previous entries and adventures and to be able to relate my own experiences trying to learn from his excellent example and to continuously try to improve and develop the structure ...more
Nick Brook, Dean of the Faculty of Science, welcomed postgraduate students and staff to our first Faculty networking event on Thurs 10th May. The event focused on the support available across the University for career progression at different stages of the academic life cycle. Alongside this examples of good practice across Departments were highlighted.
Cathryn Mitchell ...more
Becky Reed a final year student studying Sport and Social Sciences writes about some tips to help you through exam season.
Exam season can be a very stressful time for many of us. Last week was mental health awareness week, and the central feature of it this year was dealing with stress. Hopefully you have seen ...more
Why would someone want to come and do this job? At the top of our list, and hopefully high on the list of the type of people we wish to attract, is the opportunity to lead a high performing, ambitious academic institution to make a positive difference to society. Through the recruitment process we will ...more
The University of Bath SIAM-IMA Student Chapter is hosting the 7th annual SIAM UKIE National Student Chapter Conference in just one month. This will take place at the University of Bath on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June 2018.
Registration and poster submission is still open until the end of the month! Please complete the registration form by Thursday 31st May 2018.
In June, we will welcome Professor Kevin Thomas from Queensland University to give a talk in the monthly 'Water Colloquium' series organised by WIRC @ Bath. This series explores the breadth of water research being undertaken at the University of Bath and beyond.
Title: Wastewater-based epidemiology biomarkers: past, present and future
When: Monday 11 June 2018 at ...more
One humid Sunday in March 2018, 16,585 chemists gathered in New Orleans for the 255th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The ACS holds meetings twice a year, and the theme of this Spring meeting was “Nexus of Food, Energy and Water”, attracting researchers from hundreds of countries.
Although the scope of the ACS meetings ...more
Decision making is a skill that I have mixed success in. Get me on a hockey pitch and I’d say my decision making was pretty good. But in all other aspects of life, from deciding on university to which ice cream flavour to have, I’m not so strong.
I am at a time now where everyone ...more
Last year I felt privileged to win the Ford Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Undergraduate of the Year Award, in recognition of the work I do inspiring the next generation of women to pursue a career in the engineering field. I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to speak at the Ford Dunton Technical ...more
The Department of Estates are working with Computing Services and 4C Strategies to develop a new Telephony and Unified Communications Strategy for the University.
Innovative changes in communications technology have taken place in recent years and we need to consider what is right for the University to support us in the way we work, communicate and ...more