Katrina here - I have today returned from a year of maternity leave and am excited to again take up the reins for community engagement at the University.
I want to say a huge thank you to Joshua Hale who covered my maternity leave and did a great job of keeping things going and in initiating new projects. He continues to be involved in work both here at the University and more widely in Bath so you'll definitely still see him around!
Over the past few years we have worked hard to establish the University of Bath as a vital part of the local city and region, forging strong relationships with our local council and community. My role is focused on promoting meaningful engagement with local stakeholders on issues that matter to them and to the people who live in our community, using University expertise and resources to support development and innovation.
As I come back into the role I will be reaching out to various stakeholders over the coming weeks and months to discuss our current projects and partnerships, as well as to explore new opportunities for collaboration. If you represent a community group, organisation or business in the area and would like to meet with me to discuss how we can work together, please get in touch
To learn more about how the University contributes to the economic, social, environmental and cultural life of the region, and how residents, schools and local organisations can benefit, I urge you to take a look at our community webpages.
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