Dr Charlie Larkin is Director of Research in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at the University of Bath.
To understand the current strategy for the 2019 General Election, you need to think about Sinn Féin and understand the origins of the abstentionist policy in Westminster.
The Sinn Féin party has had a policy of abstention ...more
Last week the Public Engagement Unit attended the Engage conference run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) in Bristol. We hosted three different sessions at Engage one of which was a session I ran on a critical reflection of the value of public engagement awards.
Each year Engage brings together public engagement professionals ...more
Tenacity is an unquestionable hallmark of the academic world. For some researchers, this determination can be easily contained within the professional sphere. For others, it’s a way of living.
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, world-record holder, Ironman finisher Dr Bernardo Castro Dominguez also speaks several languages and has a music band. Although we still couldn’t find out ...more
We are aware of a phishing email being sent to staff and students claiming to be from HMRC, detailing a tax refund. This is fake. Please DO NOT follow any links or enter personal details. If you do receive this email, please report it, using the Report Message button. If you are unsure, we detail ...more
Hunter S Thompson wrote one of the great American novels: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I thought it was funny from the first sentence.
He also wrote Fear and Loathing: on the Campaign Trail ’72 (covering the Democratic Party presidential campaign for the Rolling Stone magazine) which I’ve not read, but maybe I should, given that ...more
You might have heard of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) or "Resume Robots" as they are sometimes called. These are commonly being used by larger companies to screen applications before they get to a human. Unfortunately, this makes the process easier for them but harder for you!
Your first hurdle is to get through the machines. However, ...more
G car park, which provides parking for the Sports Training Village, will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 12 December until 4am on Friday 13 December.
The car park is temporarily closing to accommodate the use of the Sports Hall as a counting station for the 2019 General Elections.
The closed off area is shown in the ...more
CRECEA End of Year Report
Although we got off to a slow start, the Centre for Research in Education in China and East Asia (CRECEA) is now gaining momentum and is looking forward to a busy 2020! Here is what we got up to this year, 2019.
Meet CRECEA’s new administrators
CRECEA has employed two part-time administrators to ...more
Where oh where is Omnibear?
Throughout December Omnibear will be popping up around campus in his Christmas outfit/jumper.
If you spot him and are not already one of our 500 members then why not pick up a membership form, it’s free to join and you will automatically be the first to hear about all Omnibus trips and activities ...more
Bath graduates go on to do great things and our Get Connected events bring current students and successful alumni together to share their careers advice and industry insights.
London’s Dirty Martini played host to our popular networking and careers event where guests booked one-to-one appointments with our alumni volunteers, who had experience in industry leading organisations ...more
I know, thinking about exams is the last thing you want to do during the summer holidays. However, taking a few moments when you’re not stressed, to think about how you react when you are stressed can be really beneficial. I’ve done my fair share of exams over the years, and I’ve gradually learnt some ...more
Author: Alice Kerry -
First-year architecture student, Alice Kerry, talks about her design for a house and art studio for Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg:
Watch Alice's video on ...more
Thanks to the generosity of the University of Bath benefactors Mr Roger Whorrod OBE and Mrs Sue Whorrod and the support of the Department of Development & Alumni Relations, the Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio) launched a new doctoral training initiative entitled Grand Challenges in Health Technologies.
The C3Bio Doctoral Training Initiative: Grand Challenges in ...more
Newly appointed Fellow of the British Society of Scientific Glassblowers, Phil Jones tells us what it’s like being the University’s only glassblower.
Author: Nastasja Radic, Faculty of Science. Originally published here.
I’ve been scientific glassblowing at the University of Bath for 17 years, and for 37 years in total. I specialise in the design, repair and manufacture ...more
Monday - Volunteering
I spend my Monday mornings volunteering at a local day centre, which is always a great way to start my week. I enjoy spending time with the staff and clients, and have got to know them well since I first started.
After lunch, I walk over to Designability for the afternoon, and usually get ...more
PRIMaRE, the Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy hosted its 2nd Summer School at the Universities of Bristol and Bath between 9th – 13th September 2019, with the theme of "Designing Marine Renewable Energy Devices".
Supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the event provided a unique opportunity for around 40 participants, including PhD ...more
A couple of weeks ago, I went along to the first Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty: Change Makers event. When I arrived, the first thing I noticed was the energy and enthusiasm in the room, as students and staff gathered in groups around key themes. It was a great chance to meet in an informal setting. The group discussion areas had ...more
At the start of the session we were posed the question as to whether or not it was possible to measure more than one variable at a time in an experiment. The majority of the class, comprised mostly of engineers and scientists, gave the answer that seemed the most logical to them… no. However, the ...more
This plenary session saw six speakers, each with their own unique and inspiring stories of the power of the media in preventing and exposing evil
Bill Browder Founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management
“My story is about evil withering under the bright light of the media”
Browder described his powerful story about the role the media played in ...more
Group working is a core activity at university. The group working skills you learn during your studies will also set you up for your future career. It is vital therefore, that you develop effective strategies to establish and maintain effective group cohesion when working on group tasks and assignments.
Follow our Five Step Guide to help ...more