My name is Jessica Pinheiro de Lucena-Thomas and I am a Marie Curie FIRE PhD Fellow at the University of Bath. I am in my second year at the CSCT working towards my PhD on “Organoid Expansion Bioreactor Development” with Dr Marianne Ellis, Dr Paul De Bank and Dr Kim Luetchford. During my PhD, I ...more
Undertaking fieldwork on sensitive issues can take its toll on researchers, and it's something that perhaps we don't talk about enough. In this piece, Dr Vivek Soundararajan of the Centre for Business, Organisations and Society at the University of Bath, offers a personal reflection on his recent experiences in India. Vivek is part of a ...more
Hi – we are Emma and Macarena. We’re currently on International Exchange at University of Bath School of Management and over the next few weeks we’re going to share our experiences. First, we thought you might like to know a bit about us and why we chose Bath.
Emma: My name is Emma and I’m from ...more
One of the main criticisms from lecturers is that students don't answer the question.
If you fail to address all parts of your assignment question, your mark will fall through the floor.
It is vital, therefore that you develop techniques to unpack, identify and understand what your tutor wants you to write about so that you can:
The University’s travel management company Clarity has provided updated advice for travellers around the UK's exit from the EU.
The headline advice:
Allow more time within itineraries.
Ensure you have Clarity’s 24 hour assistance telephone number on hand in the event of difficulty.
Ensure documentation such as passports are valid.
Have travel insurance (the University’s cover ...more
NUS is in the process of setting up a new charity, called Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK), so it can do more and even better sustainability work. I have been an enthusiastic supporter of this change for some time.
NUS has a good record of incubating ideas and enterprises and then spinning them off when they ...more
As the University celebrates its 10-year anniversary of the Athena SWAN Gender Equality Charter, we explore its wider impact on the culture of our organization.
2019 marks 10 years since the University achieved its first institutional Athena SWAN award. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) team are reflecting on the changes, successes and challenges that the ...more
Vanguards from the faculties of Science, and Engineering and Design were celebrated at the Curriculum Transformation Committee this week for the vital contribution they are making in leading the University of Bath’s Curriculum Transformation project.
Back in 2017, the vanguard programmes volunteered to start the curriculum redesign process early to be a much needed ‘test bed’ ...more
Speculative cover letters are used when applying to a company for a position that has not been advertised. This could be to enquire about work experience, or to gain a role with a company you particularly admire. However, without having a job description, they can be really tricky to write!
Unfortunately, the employer isn’t necessarily inclined ...more
Earlier this month, Professor Gary Hawley (Dean of the faculty of Engineering and Design) and I led a delegation to Brussels. The purpose of the visit was to explore collaboration opportunities for IAAPS with policy makers, automotive associations and manufacturers and other European Higher Education Institutions. The University has recently invested in a physical presence ...more
A Doctoral Perspective on Be Well Week
This week (18th-22nd March) is Be Well Week. The University-wide scheme breaks down wellbeing into five key areas: Be Active, Be Mindful, Be Healthy, Be Connected, and Be You. The scheme is designed to help us make small changes so that we can live a balanced lifestyle.
From a Doctoral ...more
Anna Gilmore is Professor of Public Health and Director of the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath. J. Robert Branston is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Business Economics at the University of Bath.
It is well known that some of the world’s biggest technical companies pay pitiful amounts of corporate tax. Now ...more
Introduction to the symposium as a postgraduate researcher
For the fifth year in a row, the Qualitative Research Symposium brought together researchers to share their challenges of qualitative enquiry. Over 200 delegates came together to discuss their past, present and future analytical practices, touching on the orientations of analysis that inform their thinking, approaches and processes ...more
Our weekly review of the top news shared by the University of Bath across its corporate social media channels.
News about our student recruitment
The University shared a video and blog about the city of Bath created by one of our student bloggers, Ellie. This post reached 13,775 people.
News about student experience
Next week is Be Well Week, ...more
What's it like to be an LGBT+ scientist? Come along on Thursday 21 March at 6:15pm in CB3.5 to find out more with this interesting talk by Bath Physics graduate Dr James Claverley.
James Claverley Talk - Hosted by SU ...more
I have now started recruiting for members to join the research project steering group I am setting up. Below you will find the key information and a list of frequently asked questions about the steering group.
Join a steering group to guide the development of a project exploring a new technology for people with dementia
I am ...more
The WESBath networking event started with some keen speakers reflecting on their careers and how they have come into their roles. The speakers spoke about how a mentor has been essential to their success, having someone push you to achieve more than you thought you could achieve and supporting you when things do not go as ...more
Technical staff play an essential role in supporting and carrying out teaching at the University. I’m determined for this to be more widely appreciated, and to change the perception of technical staff to that of a group of skilled professionals. This in part means technicians demonstrating their skills through professional registration.
The Bath Scheme enables all ...more
Did you know that the average life expectancy for a WW1 pilot was 11 days after finishing training? Or that the earliest planes were made from bamboo? Or that in WW2 Fry’s chocolate factory in Keynsham was a shadow factory for making planes? Neither did I until this weekend.
On Saturday 9th March, a group of ...more
We’ve been a Fairtrade university since 2009, committed to using and promoting Fairtrade products in our food, drink and retail outlets on campus.
We celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight each year, which aims to raise awareness of the difference that Fairtrade can make to people’s lives and communities.
In the last couple of weeks, we hosted the following packed ...more