by Eduardo Lépore and Séverine Deneulin
In country after country, public health measures of social distancing and isolation have been implemented to contain the contagion of COVID-19. In countries with well developed welfare states, these have been accompanied by social and economic emergency measures, such as furlough schemes and special sick leave. It has already been ...more
I have been making progress over the past month with the plans for our new online study. I have been slow to move forward for various reasons including a minor setback due to a repetitive strain type injury (frustrating to say the least), as well as a number of events and meetings that I have ...more
Here in the Careers Service we are often told by students that they are feeling nervous because they have been invited for an “informal” interview. This type of interview seems to be a growing trend, even during lockdown and especially for SMEs/one off opportunities perhaps following a speculative letter or Linked In connection. So it ...more
Dear overseas partners,
Welcome to the May 2020 issue of the University of Bath Agents' Newsletter.
We hope you are all safe and well.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this edition of the newsletter is vitally important to make sure you are updated with all the latest news from the University of Bath
There are a number ...more
Initially, I thought that this was an April Fool from the Department of Transport. I mean, just who exactly thinks that skywriting adverts in a clear blue sky is a sign of social progress? Is Chris Grayling back in charge? Apparently there was a consultation ...
Just because ministers have the power to do something as ...more
Rod Hick is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Cardiff University.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses the biggest test yet for Universal Credit. Writing for the Institute for Government at the start of April, Nick Timmins argued that ‘The acid test will happen from the middle-to-end of April, when we will see whether the tidal wave ...more
We had a fantastic quiz today, with Andrea coming in first on 22/35 points! We had seven categories from TV and Film to Sport, Food and Drink to LGBT History, so there’s something for everyone! Tanmoy got a clean sweep in the Geography round, so he’s the one to beat for next time!
Our next quiz ...more
As my first year comes to an end, I thought it would be a good idea to look back at this year and give my thoughts. Then, I thought why just give my views? So instead I asked a bunch of my friends and other first years some questions, so they could give their views ...more
CEO and School of Management alumnus Alex Burke on his globe-trotting career and what it’s really like to be in one of the most powerful and sought-after roles in business.
Unlike his friends on the Business Administration course, Alex wasn’t interested in working for the big banks or consultancies. The year was 1997 and he decided to apply for a placement within the media industry ...more
Out of today’s set psalms, Psalm 103 is a one of these scriptures that is timeless. It is about forgiveness.
King David – the greatest Israelite King, mightily blessed by God, was also very human. His affair with Bathsheba is a classic story of a man losing focus, and “taking his eye of the ball”. While ...more
Welcome back! We hope you are well, safe, and continuing to fit exercising into your daily routine.
This week’s blog focuses on food. In particular, we want to bust some of the myths and misinformation you might be seeing about food and nutrition and how it can prevent or treat COVID-19. In order to present the ...more
Author: Samuel Ray -
‘The Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence providing science and technology for the UK’s defence and security. The Platform Systems Innovation Competition 2019: “Stopping it in its tracks” provides university students the exposure to opportunities available at DSTL, by finding solutions to real problems. ...more
Today - 20th May 2020 - is International Clinical Trials Day. The day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on board the HMS Salisbury. His trial consisted of just 12 men, grouped into pairs and given a variety of dietary supplements from cider to ...more
Many of the earliest drivers for improved scientific literacy and understanding were based on the assumption that science and technology is all around us. This ethos that science is part of our world, is also apparent in countless communication efforts today and is a clear justification for public inclusion in engagement, and yet as science ...more
Life in lockdown isn't always easy for various different reasons and sometimes even when it feels like time isn't as important as it was before it can still be very hard to focus on tasks, work or even day-to-day activities.
I wanted to share a technique that was introduced to me in my coaching role that ...more
Since lockdown began, and supermarket shelves emptied, many of us have started to think about food supply chains, perhaps for the first time. The strain that a pandemic could put on shipping and production, in addition to concerns about the health of workers in factories, has brought the issue to the fore. However, the public ...more
Welcome to your monthly update on the progress of the School of Management building project. Following our site closure due to COVID-19, BYUK have reviewed the Site Operating Procedures (SOP) published by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and aligned with the latest guidance from Public Health England. This has enabled us to implement procedures for ...more
Jon Noble is a first-year PhD student at the CSCT who works trying to replace fossil fuels in the production of energy. Often referred to as 'the dad' of Cohort '18, Jon's life experience is his very own weapon - he uses it to persevere in his research and keep his wonder for research as ...more
Inspirational learning and teaching was celebrated at this year's Education Awards Online Celebration, held on Friday 15 May 2020 in collaboration with the Students' Union Academic Rep Awards. University Teaching Award winners were announced by Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching). Nominees, colleagues and students from across the University were invited to watch the screening ...more
As Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Steering Group, which has representatives from across our community, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your engagement and resilience as we have all taken steps to rapidly adjust to new ways of working.
I appreciate that this has been a challenging time as the ...more