CampusTV interviewed the Vice-Chancellor asking questions, amongst others, about campus expansion, student accommodation, advice for women in their careers, and postgraduate study at Bath,
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In 2014, our Vice-Chancellor was named one of the 100 leading practising scientists in the UK by The Science Council.
She was recognised for "leadership in UK higher education and championing the role of universities in scientific and technological innovation, exploitation and economic regeneration".
This year, Dame Glynis has been invited to join the advisory panel of The Science Council identifying eminent scientists for the 2016 list.
The annual list of 100 practitioners reflects a rich and diverse landscape of scientists working to research and develop our future knowledge, others who are teaching and mentoring future scientists, some who shape policy and campaign on science-based issues and those who communicate about science and explain complex scientific issues.
This appointment follows the recent announcement that the Vice-Chancellor has been appointed to the Science & Technology Honours Committee, which reviews nominations made for national honours (such as knighthoods and damehoods) in the fields of science and technology.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, has been appointed by the Cabinet Office to the committee which reviews nominations made for national honours (such as knighthoods and damehoods) in the fields of science and technology.
The committee is chaired by Professor Sir John Bell FRS – Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford - and includes amongst its other members the Chief Scientific Advisers to the UK and Welsh Governments.
Commenting on her appointment, Dame Glynis said: “The national honours system plays an important role in recognising the people whose talent and commitment makes advances in science and technology possible.”
Following the University’s successful bid for funding from the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a project is underway to assess our training for postgraduate research students within inter-university partnerships.
The project is considering ways to:
- enhance the experience for doctoral training students from application to employability;
- create more efficient procedures and more effective deployment of resources (benefiting both the University and our partners);
- develop good practice applicable across the sector.
A series of face-to-face interviews is planned for the next phase of the project and Dr Susanna Martin will be joining the team on Monday 1 February to assist with the collation and analysis of data. Professor Jonathan Knight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Project Manager said:
“Having completed her PhD at Bath, Susanna is well placed to evaluate the support available to doctoral students and the ways in which their experience might be enhanced. Her experience of working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology will also be invaluable.”
It is anticipated that the project findings will help to inform the University’s new Strategy for 2016-19 and help us to achieve our ambition of being recognised internationally as a top university for graduate education.
Professor Peter Lambert (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning & Teaching) gave an introductory talk outlining the value of peer support at an institutional level and the skills gained from being involved.
For the full review of the event visit Bath Student.
The first LITEbox event of the new semester kicked off on 15 October with Professor Peter Lambert, the University's recently appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), chairing a debate on the uses of new and existing technologies to a packed lecture theatre.
Commenting on the event, Professor Lambert said: "I very much enjoyed chairing such a well-attended and dynamic event, particularly with such a mixed audience of both academic and Professional Services staff from across the University"
For the full review read the LITEbox blog here.
The University is to provide advanced leadership training to senior South African Higher Education professionals in a ground-breaking new partnership with the South African Government.
Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell said: “The University of Bath is proud and delighted to celebrate this unique partnership with all the universities of South Africa.
“We take our responsibilities for this hugely valuable partnership very seriously. It speaks strongly to our international values and philosophy: partnership for the long-term for social and intellectual benefit.”
Read more about the partnership on University News.