By Jennifer Thomson, Fran Amery and Melanie Channon
Centre for Development Studies members Dr Melanie Channon, Dr Fran Amery and Dr Jennifer Thomson spent a week in Kathmandu, Nepal in late July as part of their GCRF funded project Menstrual Taboos and Menstrual Hygiene Policy in Nepal: A Multi-method Scoping Study to Understand the Barriers to ...more
Contrary to popular belief, universities – and their staff – do not shut down over the long summer break. While campus is filled with visitors attending summer schools and courses, our academics are doing the conference rounds. In this piece, CBOS Acting Director Johanne Grosvold gives a bit more insight into the academic summer.
It's an exceptionally interesting moment to be thinking about the future of research at our University. There is a lot of preparation remaining to be done for REF, but not much research. The vast majority of the research that we will be submitting to REF has already been done. Thus, the research that is being ...more
Author: Dr Bernardo Castro -
Dr Hannah Leese, Dr Matthew Lenox and I recently visited the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) in Mexico. We gave a series of talks and met with our UDLAP counterparts to establish research collaborations and discuss possible student exchange agreements.
UDLAP is a top private university in Mexico with a ...more
In April 2019 I applied for and was awarded one of the 20 Association of Commonwealth Universities’ (ACU) global grants available in the UK. The grant gave me financial help towards studying in a foreign country at a member university during the summer. But, what it ended up giving me was worth far more than ...more
The contractors working on Arrivals Square will begin tarmacking the area on Friday 23 August, continuing the following week from Tuesday 27 August until Friday 30 August.
This work means a significant number of lorries will be visiting the area from 8am until 4pm on the days noted above, and we expect this may cause some disruption to ...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's Social Media Manager created a video welcoming new students to the University following their A-Level results. The video was watched 5,000 times on Twitter and 4,490 times on Facebook.
News about our ...more
Jessica Pinheiro de Lucena-Thomas is a second-year PhD student at the CSCT. Her PhD focuses on developing a bioreactor for large-scale expansion of organoids, specifically for drug testing in the pharmaceutical industry. However, for her internship she chose to spend some time away from the lab.
Jessica joined Utopia, an urban innovation group focused on ...more
At the title suggests, I am almost halfway through this month's study. In my blog this week, I thought I would share my experience so far, and have included some top tips for making life easier when running a study. Take a look!
Setting Up the Room
I have booked a room at the university on several days throughout ...more
Whenever a group of researchers and public engagement professional services staff get together it is almost inevitable that the topic of time comes up. In the next breath we hear the inevitable suggestion that public engagement should feature separately in the Workload Model (WLM). At the University of Bath our rationale for public engagement with ...more
The second and third phases of Curriculum Transformation focus directly on supporting the activity of course development teams, alongside other stakeholders, in the design and development of their course proposals.
Following the finalisation of Phase 1 activity, a number of departments have started Phase 2 activity, working towards making their newly refreshed course vision a reality.
Departments are supported in getting underway through a Course ...more
It’s been a while since my last update, but there has been lots happening. Here’s a very brief summary of a few things of note.
There was a great turn-out at the conference in June, with around 120 people in attendance. It was encouraging to see quite a few ‘non-technical’ staff come along to show ...more
This year the WISE CDT Summer School ran from 17th to 21st June, and was organised by our colleagues at the Centre for Water Systems at Exeter, and took place in Torquay. We stayed at the Imperial Hotel and this provided an opportunity for cohort building (Cohorts 4 and 5 were residential), a week-long Team ...more
Sarah Chapman is a Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Bath.
Vaccine hesitancy, or the delay or refusal of vaccination, has been listed as one of the top 10 global health risks of 2019 by the World Health Organisation.
Where safe and effective vaccines are available but not taken, vaccine ...more
Author: Will Thomas -
Will Thomas talks about his MArch individual project: a transport hub and market in Catania. Will's design features a bamboo canopy roof on a basalt base. Visit our virtual reality model of 4 East South and you'll see Will having an interim review for this project.
Watch Will's video on ...more
The Process Champions network is a group of approximately 100 colleagues established across the University to extend the good practice and to help with the groundswell of process improvement work that would otherwise not be possible.
The group met on Thursday 18 July 2019, which was the last of its meetings in the 2018/19 academic year. It ...more
So says Ruth London, a campaigner on climate and energy justice in a recent Ecologist:
A good friend told me that however hopeless things feel we have to keep fighting, even if there is just one chance in a million of preventing runaway climate breakdown. I’ve known him since 2008, when we camped next door to one another at a planned coal-fired power ...more
Dear overseas partners,
Welcome to the July issue of the University of Bath Agents' Newsletter.
There are a number of important updates detailed below, including new courses, a virtual reality tour and the latest on admissions and visa processes. We also have a new video containing information for international students arriving to study in Bath.
Please look at ...more
Loretta Gibson, Alice Ferns and Lizzie Little from the Faculty of Engineering & Design recently spent an inspiring 3 days visiting our partners at Aalto University in Finland, researching their professional services structures and ways of working. Find out more about how the International Relations Office supported them in their endeavours…
These are times of significant ...more