Good question! It has probably been the longest time period during which I have not posted on my blog, and it's not for lack of having things to write about. As a quick catch up with what's been going, I have:
submitted the ethics application for the next study and had it accepted;
resubmitted the ...more
If you’re part of the LGBT+ community, you might know by know that you simply do not come out the once – it is continuous, with every change of environment, situation, and the accompanying people. This doesn’t detract, however, that the first time I had to do this at university, it was while shopping for ...more
We have received an update from GWR on upcoming rail improvement work in the local area:
Track renewals affect trains between London Paddington and Bristol or South Wales on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March
Track renewals also affect trains between London Paddington and Bristol or South Wales as well as Gloucester and Bristol Parkway on ...more
We are pleased to welcome Ben Goose and Tanmoy Laskar to the Kaleidoscope committee, bringing our numbers back up to seven!
Ben is our new Communications Manager, and Tanmoy is our Academic Staff Representative. Please do head over to the Committee page to read their profiles.
Kaleidoscope is a social group open to all staff and postgraduate researchers ...more
By Andrea Abbas
Professor of the Sociology of Higher Education
Co-Director of Centre for Educational Research in China and East Asia (CRECEA)
My Chinese and UK based partners and I hope that the collaboratively developed classroom observation sheets shown below will eventually underpin a wider set of materials that teachers and educators in Chinese schools will find useful ...more
Dr Thomais Massala is a Research Associate in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at the University of Bath. Professor Nick Pearce is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the IPR at the University of Bath.
The pension reforms that were initiated with the Pensions Commission (‘Turner’ Commission) in the early 2000s have proved to ...more
Creating an immersive virtual walk around the natural landscape surrounding Bath for people living with mobility issues and the creation of a Policy Lab that brings together users of the social care system, researchers and policymakers are just a couple of the nine projects that recently secured funding as part of the Public Engagement Unit's ...more
It seems bad form to kick a country when it's down, but the Australian government is a disgrace. Its prime minister claims that that it will “meet and beat” its greenhouse-gas emissions reduction goals, but that seems fanciful, even though the goals are modest by international standards.
Per head of population, its carbon emissions are nearly the ...more
I am delighted to share with you our 2018/19 Impact Report – a celebration of the generosity of our alumni and friends.
These gifts have made a real difference, both here on campus and beyond, whether that's supporting scholarships for disadvantaged young people, funding cutting-edge research or enhancing student excellence.
You can read the 2018/19 Impact Report or browse ...more
After graduation many of you will go into work or further study but these don't have to be the only options. In this blog, Bath graduate and previous Careers Student Worker Toni discusses her experiences of taking a year out.
Hi! I’m Toni. I studied Psychology at the University of Bath and I graduated back in ...more
Vicky de Groof is a final year PhD student at the CSCT and a FIRE Fellow who specialises in water and bio-waste research. In November 2019, she attended the 8th International Specialist Microbial Engineering and Water Engineering (MEWE) conference, an event organised by the International Water Association (IWA) MEWE specialist group.
To find out all about ...more
Sensors provide powerful tools and technologies to peer into the natural world, enabling researchers to discover and decipher new molecular phenomena through the design, construction, and application of chemical probes. Indeed, the invention of new sensors drives the ability to literally create new types of experiments across a variety of different length and time scales, ...more
On 6th February 2020, a group of WESBath students travelled to Bristol for a Women in Engineering event organised by Wessex Water.
WESBath students arriving in Bristol
Wessex Water has recognised the problem of lack of diversity and inclusion in engineering, so organised an incredible day to inspire, empower and connect women. On theme with the ...more
To mark the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we spoke with Professor Orietta Marsili about the School of Management’s Athena SWAN accreditation. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of women and girls in a historically male field, as well as promote initiatives ...more
The University of Bath has successfully retained its HR Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the systems and practices we have in place to support researchers’ career and professional development in line with the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. It acknowledges that we are committed to nurturing and further developing our ...more
We are delighted to announce that Prof Marcelle McManus, an academic member of the TREND Research Group, is a finalist in the 10th annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.
The awards shine a spotlight on the industry’s most exceptional talent from the UK and beyond, providing an opportunity to celebrate individuals at all stages of their ...more
In February of 2016, the United Nations decided to proclaim the 11th February of each year the International Women and Girls in Science Day.
As a University we are committed to ensuring that gender should not be a barrier to participating and contributing to the world of scientific research. And as per the 1st principle of ...more
Today is Time to Talk Day, one of the biggest days on the mental health awareness calendar. It is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health and wellbeing, to talk, to listen, and to potentially change lives. I encourage you to take the time out of your day to ...more
On the 8th of January 2020 the AAPS CDT was given the opportunity to engage with numerous students, academics and members of staff at the University of Bath. The team woke up at 5 am to set up two stalls in the most visited places on campus with the intention to encourage people sharing their ...more
Juliana Marcal is a WISE CDT Cohort 5 student, working with Professor Jan Hofman and Dr Junjie Shen. Her research topic is 'Improving urban water security by sectorisation of the urban area and decentralization of water infrastructure'. She recently attended the workshop, titled "Assessment and Quantification Methodologies for Water Security" and organised by the Water ...more