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Topic: Let’s Talk

Let's Talk about PGT numbers & engaging with our local community

📥  Let's Talk

Our next ‘Let’s Talk’ meeting is taking place in The Edge on Thursday 6 April, at 11.15am. All staff are invited to attend.

Following introductory remarks from the Vice-Chancellor, Bernie Morley, our Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost will lead discussions on how we are implementing our University Strategy, focussing on:

  • our plans to boost PGT (Taught Postgraduate) student numbers and the development of new programmes and online courses to accelerate this
  • how we are engaging with our local community including the Festival on 6 May.

Please ask questions on these or other topics at the event, or submit them in advance by:

  • emailing them to lets-talk@bath.ac.uk
  • calling Internal Communications on ext 6920
  • sending through the internal post to the Let's Talk Team, Internal Communications
  • using the postbox in the foyer of the Claverton Rooms.

Come to the meeting and ask your question in person, or send it in advance by 4pm on Friday

Come to the meeting and ask your question in person, or send it in advance by 4pm on Friday


The deadline for questions in Friday 31 March at 4pm.

 

 

Let’s Talk on Thursday 6 April in The Edge

📥  Let's Talk

All staff are warmly invited to our next Let’s Talk all staff meeting on Thursday 6 April, at 11.15am, in The Edge.

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, President and Vice-Chancellor, will be joined on stage by Professor Bernie Morley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost.

The event will provide an update on how we are implementing the University’s strategy, focussing in particular on:

  • our plans to boost PGT (Taught Postgraduate) student numbers and the development of new programmes and online courses to accelerate this
  • how we are engaging with our local community including the Festival on 6 May.

There will be the opportunity to ask any questions prompted by the presentation afterwards; and then we will open up to more general questions.

As usual, there will be refreshments in the foyer to continue discussions, and other senior managers will be on hand and pleased to chat about anything that you’d like to raise with them.

If you would like to submit a question in advance either on the topics we’ll be discussing or more general themes, please email it to lets-talk@bath.ac.uk, send it through the internal post addressed to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office or use the Let’s Talk post-box in the Claverton Rooms Foyer.

We look forward to seeing you in April.

 

Let’s Talk: thanks for taking part

📥  Let's Talk

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Let’s Talk meeting yesterday.

There were 169 of us in the Arts Lecture Theatre with many more of you watching the event online.

Thank you to everyone who came along

Thank you to everyone who came along

Dame Glynis welcomed everyone and introduced the main presentations.

Steve Egan, Vice-President (Implementation), outlined the implications of Brexit for us as a University and the support being offered to colleagues without UK citizenship: “We are an international University, everyone is of equal value and deserves equal respect.

“When I joined I was struck at what a welcoming community this is and as a community we must support our colleagues who may be experiencing a difficult time.”

Richard Brooks, Director of HR, talked about our workforce, emphasising the enormous diversity of our staff and the range of skills they bring to making the University what it is.

Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), outlined the changes facing the sector, including the Higher Education and Research Bill, and how our new Centre for Learning & Teaching has been shaped to ensure we adapt and thrive in this new environment.

There were follow up questions on the presentations and on more general topics including Manvers Street and the role of professional services in our new Strategy.

If you sent your question in advance and it wasn't covered on the day, you will receive a response to the email address you provided.

If you were unable to join us, you can now watch a recording of the meeting on the Let’s Talk webpage.

Please take a minute to give us your feedback on the event so our future meetings can be developed and improved further.

 

Let's Talk recording now available online

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📥  Let's Talk

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Let’s Talk meeting yesterday.

The Arts Lecture Theatre was full to capacity and 290 people tuned in to watch the event online.

If you were unable to join us, you can now watch a recording of the meeting on the Let’s Talk webpage.

Please take a minute to give us your feedback on the event so our future meetings can be developed and improved further.

Dame Glynis introduced the main presentations, which saw Professor Jonathan Knight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) talk about the new project to develop our doctoral provision. This was followed by Diane Aderyn, Director of Finance & Commercial Services, who gave a detailed overview of the new developments on Campus and in the City that will significantly increase the space available on campus.

There will be more detail on both these areas published online in the coming days.

There were plenty of follow up questions from the room on a range of subjects from the challenges for professional postgraduates to the impact of Brexit.

This meant that there wasn’t time to cover your questions submitted in advance this time, but if you sent one in, you will receive a response soon and the Q&As will be posted online shortly.

Many colleagues stayed for refreshments after the meeting and took the opportunity to talk with senior managers and view the display of plans for Manvers Street and the Milner Centre.

We will be holding another Let’s Talk meeting in the autumn and we look forward to seeing you there.