Our weekly review of the top news shared by the University of Bath across its corporate social media channels.
News about student experience
To highlight the international nature of the University we filmed several videos with our international students, counting down to Welcome Weekend in their language, include the below in Mandarin which reached 3,072 people.
News about ...more
You may remember our UniApps blog post over the summer which detailed the way you access UniApps was going to change.
We are pleased to announce that UniApps has been updated for the new academic year. The only piece of software that was available in 2017-2018 and was requested for 2018-2019 but has not been provided ...more
Civil Service Fast Stream has opened!
For those of you interested in a career in the government, their Civil Service Fast Stream programme has now opened! Whether you are interested in Social Research, Economics, IT & Technology, Diplomatic service, Human Resources and much much more, have a look at the 15 schemes currently open on the ...more
Rob Branston, Marc Betton and Phil Tomlinson, University of Bath;
Regulations are a part of everyday life. They cover everything from the cost and quality of the things we buy, to conditions of employment and the way our homes are constructed. Yet most of the time they go unnoticed. As a set of rules which specify ...more
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank everyone who played a part in making our Open Day last Saturday a huge success. I am sure you will agree, the atmosphere on campus was lively and engaging and I heard a lot of positive comments from prospective students and their families. ...more
Andy Pitchford, Head of Learning and Teaching
It took me a while to convince my colleague about the merits of my career shift from lecturing to the Centre for Learning & Teaching. “Why”, she asked, piercing me with her quizzical gaze, “why on earth would you give up teaching and research to do a pointless, faceless, ...more
For someone quartered safely in Wiltshire, it is almost a shameful thing to say, but I find most burial mounds – barrows (long, round or otherwise) – pretty unimpressive when you see them up close. I could almost live without them, save that they contribute something essential to the majesterial landscape that is Salisbury Plain. ...more
Interesting FreshEd podcast episode here on how the detained children of people removed from the United States have quite irregular schooling provision. Notably, because the prison systems they're detained in are privatised, this means the childrens' education provision is too. On-line charter schools, championed by the present US Secretary for Education Betsy DeVos, seem to ...more
Yesterday's ALAN event was a great meet up. I bumped into someone whom I had met at this year's Pint of Science who has offered to share her knowledge on preventing dementia, showing that going to these different events is really a good idea! I also had the chance to meet other people interested ...more
We have been working on ChallengeCPD since October last year. ChallengeCPD looked at continuous professional development (CPD) and training for public engagement. This was because CPD is seen as necessary for effective public engagement, but it is often not used and sometimes not perceived as training. We spent time looking at our own practice, looking ...more
Dr Rita Griffiths, IPR Research Fellow.
Universal Credit (UC) is replacing six means-tested benefits and tax credits with a single monthly payment per claimant or jointly claiming couple. The UK government describes it as the most significant reform to social security policy since the inception of the welfare state, and around seven million households, including half ...more
Due to a large event today, extra overflow car parking is available on the lacrosse pitch. You can access this through the bottom of west car park, next to the medical centre.
The temporary car park is only available today and must be clear of all vehicles by the end of the ...more
We’re looking forward to welcoming all of our new students arriving on 22 and 23 September this year.
You can find plenty of information about moving into campus accommodation and city accommodation on our web pages, but here’s a few frequently asked questions that might help you…
What can I expect on the day?
Arriving at University for ...more
My name is Josh Callander and on the 23rd July I started as the Anti-Harassment Campaign Manager at the University.
The #NeverOK campaign launched in September 2017 and going through handover documents, folders and meeting with staff and students in the last week – the impact it has had on our University is truly fantastic. The ...more
Author: Prof. Manuch Soleimani
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE) hosted The 9th World Congress in industrial process tomography (WCIPT9, https://www.isipt.org/wcipt9 ) 2-6 September. The WCIPT was chaired by Prof. Manuch Soleimani from EEE department. The congress was well attended with over 150 delegates from all around the world and more than 100 presented papers.
If you type “Leadership” into Amazon, it says “1-16 of over 100,000 results”. In 2015, it was calculated that books on leadership were being published at over four per day. And that’s just those in the English language. It has become a real growth area in the last few decades and there are no shortage ...more
In November, we are proud to welcome Professor Mark van Loosdrecht to give a talk as part of our monthly 'Water Colloquium' series. Mark received the world's most prestigious water award The Stockholm Water Prize this year.
Title: Taking waste out of wastewater
When: Tuesday 6 November 2018 at 1.15pm
Where: Room 3.1, 2 East Building, University of Bath (Location and ...more
I'm Alex - I'm currently in my final year studying International Management and French, and I'm lucky to say I'll be representing Bath at the annual summit being held in The Hague this October.
If you've not yet heard of One Young World, it's an annual movement which gathers together young voices from academia, business, and ...more
We were delighted to invite Saskia Walcott from Walcott Communications back to the University on Thursday 28th June 2018 to take part in our 'Lunch with Impact' event. During her visit, Saskia shared her insight and expertise into compiling and writing REF Impact Case Studies with attendees. Saskia was joined by 18 members of staff ...more