Bath's Hugh Lauder is an international authority on the death of Human Capital Theory as a workable, or now even coherent, economic theory. In truth, it's a political and administrative convenience gone way beyond its explanatory power. Yet national and international bodies find it indispensable in respect of justifying their budgets. So it's visited back ...more
As an aspiring environmental engineer, with a background in Environmental Sciences, it almost goes without saying that environmental concerns are at the forefront of my mind. With this in mind, I thought it might be a nice idea to share with you how I go about trying to make a change, in my small bubble. ...more
The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsions Systems, currently being built at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, will significantly expand the University’s technical capabilities in supporting the automotive industry in the development of future generations of ultra-low and zero emissions vehicles. Since the appointment last summer of the main contractor, Rydon Construction, work on the ...more
Have you ever wondered who’s behind cutting-edge scientific advances that are shaping the future of our food habits? Scott Allan, from Dr Marianne Ellis’s group, is one of them.
A 2nd year PhD student at the CSCT, and New Harvest Research Fellow awardee, Scott is an accomplished early career researcher whose work in lab-grown meat ...more
Since we launched The Exchange reusable cup scheme in September 2019, we've had a fantastic response; over 2,000 Exchange cups have been sold, and they have now been used over 14,000 times. This means that Exchange cup users have saved around £3,000 in 20p discounts for refusing a single-use cup!
We've also been encouraging customers to use ...more
By Andrea Abbas
Professor of the Sociology of Higher Education
Co-Director of Centre for Educational Research in China and East Asia (CRECEA)
My Chinese and UK based partners and I hope that the collaboratively developed classroom observation sheets shown below will eventually underpin a wider set of materials that teachers and educators in Chinese schools will find useful ...more
I wrote last Friday morning about the BBC's Green originals series which showcases 15 people who have made a difference to our understanding of how humans are affecting the balances within natural systems.
On Friday afternoon, the BBC's 10th programme in this series was about Margaret Thatcher. Some, no doubt, will have been incredulous; others outraged ...more
I have recently returned from a three-month research visit (October to December 2019) to the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK-CEH) where I spent time as part of the Water Resources Team. This collaboration originated from interest in our previous journal paper (Barnes et al., 2019) and previous work between Dr Thomas Kjeldsen and ...more
Gone over the word limit? Don’t know which sentences to sacrifice? This article has been written for those of you who are concerned that you might compromise your work with the delete button. Whether this is a job application or a personal statement, this problem is common across all written formats. Consider the points below ...more
Authors: Ida Amura, Fabienne Pradaux-Caggiano, Dave Wood
On Wednesday the 8th of January, both Science and Engineering and Design technical teams of the University of Bath had the opportunity to attend the HEaTED Regional Network meeting at the University of Exeter. This event represents an opportunity for technicians at any stage of their careers to discuss ...more
Did you know that as a Bath graduate you’re part of a community of more than 120,000 alumni, spread across the globe? Our mentoring site, Bath Connection, enables you to build your network of contacts, tap into their wealth of expertise and share your own careers experience from wherever you are in the world.
Once you’ve created ...more
As not only a year, but also a decade came to a close, we caught up with three CBOS members to find out about their New Year’s Resolutions. On the back of a big year for climate awareness - and one in which much of CBOS’ work became even more urgent - our colleagues Avi ...more
POM is the Photonics Online Meetup. You might expect me to be interested in that - after all, photonics is my thing. But why would I want to tell you about it? There is a lot of discussion about how academia will need to adapt to reduce our air miles, and of course, large meetings ...more
Happy New Year! It's been a while since I've posted anything, but things have been ticking over since my December 2019 Update. I did not end up submitting the ethics application for the next study last month, but my submission this month will be much better off for it, and this should not have a ...more
They cannot be seen or touched but contribute significantly to the growth of nations and companies. What are they? To most, the answer is not that obvious, reminding us that intangible assets, although increasingly gaining importance, still do not receive the recognition they would deserve. But what are intangible assets and why are they important?
As exam season rolls around, here are our top ten tips for improving your exam scores.
1. Attend revision sessions
Revision lectures and workshops are designed to help you focus on key semester one content. Your tutors will probably provide plenty of hints and nudges towards what areas to focus on for exam prep, so attendance should ...more
Ever thought that it could be useful to form a network with other research staff in your department – for social activities, to discuss science, department culture or career progression?
We ask two postdocs, Danila from Chemistry and Jean–Michel from Biology & Biochemistry, to share with us why they started a postdoc society in their departments.
The DDaT blog is being revamped and all our previous posts will be archived. Don't worry! We'll be back even better to give you all the information you need.
If you have any concerns, please contact us at ...more
We are looking to the future in our final anniversary story, the concluding part of a series reflecting on 10 years of Athena SWAN at the University of Bath. The Athena SWAN Charter recognizes advancement of gender equality. The Charter is based on ten key principles, the first of these being ‘We acknowledge that academia ...more