Who would’ve thought at the start of the year we would be facing this unprecedented situation eh? I’d say I follow the news closely enough to ever be surprised by world events, but this viral pandemic caught me totally unawares. No one was oblivious to the threat of this Novel coronavirus mind you, I felt ...more
Shona McIntosh, University of Bath
When the schools closed, can you remember your first thought? For many people, their worries around health and employment were joined by a new concern: having the kids at home. What, all the time? The prospect of spending 24 hours a day with your children can be appealing in the holidays, ...more
This is the third entry of a blog series about embedding a positive culture of public engagement at NAM 2020. Read the other entries here.
We have now heard from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) that NAM 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whilst this means some of our work will have to go ...more
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Chaplaincy and Muslim Prayer Room on campus are now closed. However, there is still a presence of inclusive and holistic care on campus through Student Services.
Please find below information on faith based support considering how to deal with the global pandemic from a spiritual perspective.
You can reach out to ...more
This wonderful verse is a great thought for today...
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
Great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him”
(Common Worship Passiontide - Lamentations 3: ...more
Author: Jack Howell
I found out about the Bath Scheme and the HEA during our technician training week. It seemed like a good way to gain recognition of the teaching that we do as technicians, as well as a chance to reflect and improve. It’s also been listed as a ‘desirable’ quality on job adverts elsewhere ...more
We are living in challenging and uncertain times, but for some students who have a long term health condition, a physical or an invisible disability such as dyslexia, ADHD, depression and anxiety, this can then create some additional concerns when applying for graduate jobs. Many students worry as to whether they should let a potential ...more
To stop the spread of the COVID-19, many companies are switching to remote working, relying on alternative technology to stay connected and to get work done. With the recently imposed lockdown in the UK, people are now being told to stay inside as much as possible. In these unprecedented times of stress and worry, how ...more
Nick Pearce is a Professor in Public Policy and Director of the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at the University of Bath.
Has the COVID-19 pandemic reduced humans under lockdown to a ‘bare life’, in which mere survival becomes the only goal of life, and the state of exception becomes the normal condition? Or has it ...more
Thanks to the government’s ‘stay at home’ advice currently in place across the UK, we’ve all got a bit more time on our hands. If you’re turning to the TV as a result – and are missing your fix of beautiful Bath – check out these movies and programmes filmed right here.
Image: ITV/Mammoth Screen
I've learned (it was hardly a secret) that a decision to postpone COP 26 (or not) will be decided not by our many governments, the Lord Mayor of Glasgow, or the brigadier responsible of coming to the aid of civil powers, but by the Secretariat of the UNFCCC. We might decide we'd rather not host ...more
Meet Antoine Buchard, Reader with a capital ‘R’. Besides being a Reader in Chemistry at the University of Bath, Antoine is also a hardcore reader of manga who owns a rather handsome collection of graphic novels.
In this interview, Antoine talks about his work in sustainable plastics, tells us how his health conditions have shaped — ...more
In light of the recent move to online courses, this post is in alignment with the advice provided by TEL Team at Bath in an effort to decode the differences between the four recommended application/software and provide easy hacks to deliver lectures quickly and effectively.
There are four main softwares or applications lecturers/tutors could use: Moodle, Microsoft Teams ...more
ACITVATE YOUR BRAIN!
There's not a huge difference between taking notes in online and f2f lectures. The same preparation and process can be applied in both formats. Indeed, online delivery may offer a number of advantages that we will explore later.. In this post we will look at what you should do before your lecture to ...more
Architecture student Juhi shares her tips for staying home.
It is no doubt that the current pandemic has caused a lot of changes in our daily routines as we are spending all of our time at home. It can be easy to feel demotivated, lonely and stressed out during this time. Hopefully some of my tips below ...more
On the 1 April 2020, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group will officially take the place of the three individual CCGs that currently exist. The new, single CCG will serve a population of 934,000 people with 94 member (GPs) practices. It will be responsible for £1.3bn of core NHS funding ...more
Congratulations to our colleagues who were recently conferred HEA Fellowships via the Bath Scheme!
Associate Fellow (AFHEA)
Jack Howell, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Jack said: “I’m very happy to be amongst the first of Bath’s technical staff to be recognised by the HEA for my contribution towards teaching. Whilst the application process was quite different to my day-to-day ...more
The amazing work of One Young World found itself at the University of Bath for the fourth year and what an inspirational day it was. Careful coordination and planning by Laura Mitchell and Cicely Hayes- previous attendees of One Young World 2019 in London, alongside Annika Theilgaard and Emily Richards, made the day a huge ...more
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we are be taking the following precautionary measures as a short-term way to reduce our risk on campus:
All food and drink outlets on campus are now closed, in line with government guidance as of 23 March 2020. Fresh is open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, ...more
As you will be aware, the situation with Coronavirus is constantly evolving and means that University, Government, NHS, and Public Health England guidelines are updated on a regular basis.
Kaleidoscope are fully committed to the health and wellbeing of all its members and the University community.
Unfortunately this means we will have to cancel all regular and ...more