How you're helping students, pub quiz and updates

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We have some fantastic news to share with you. Together, we’ve raised over £45,000 to help students affected by COVID-19 in just over three weeks!

Your donations are providing vital support for students facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic – whether they've lost their job, are struggling to return home from placement, or need equipment to study remotely. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Since March, Student Services has made grants totalling over £45,000 to students in need. Director Anthony Payne says: “We’re so grateful to our alumni and friends for their support. We anticipate that as a result of the economic impacts of coronavirus, there will be continued demand on the Student Hardship Fund going forward. Your donations will directly help those who need it most.” If you’d like to make a gift, the appeal is still open.

We also want to share with you some exciting online events happening this week – including a pub quiz and a virtual Get Connected careers panel – please see below for details. Hope to 'see' you online soon!

Don’t forget, you can also keep in touch on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates, events and the occasional sneaky snap of the campus ducks!


Our engineers have made over 28,000 pieces of PPE for medical staff
With special thanks to the organisations who have provided materials and morale-boosting supplies for our staff, including Hobbycraft, Kellaway Building Supplies Limited, AB InBev and the Canned Wine Co. Special thanks also to our supporters Santander, David and Karin Embleton, The William Chown Charitable Trust and an anonymous donor for their generosity. Read more >>

Regular exercise benefits immunity – even in isolation
Staying fit and active can help the immune system find and deal with pathogens, say leading physiologists from our Department for Health. Read more >>

Bath research included in government COVID-19 funding announcement
Work from psychologist Dr Ben Ainsworth will form part of the rapid research response funded by UKRI, mobilising academics around the country in combating coronavirus. This will involve redeveloping the successful website Germ Defence in response to COVID-19, to be rolled out across the UK and internationally. Read more >>

Our scientists are working to find coronavirus treatments
Bath scientists are developing devices to access the deepest chambers of the lungs, as part of a major project that aims to find effective treatments for patients with COVID-19. Read more >>

'Informal carers need recognition just as much'
Director of our Centre for the Anaylsis of Social Policy, Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones, responds to the government's strategy to support adult social care. Read more >>

Were you an international postgraduate student?
We're looking for international alumni who studied for a postgraduate qualification at Bath to support our newest overseas applicants by volunteering to be an International Ambassador. Please get in touch for more information.

Online events

Get Connected: Careers in Finance – 22 April, 2pm BST
Join our alumni experts and fellow Bath graduates for an online panel discussion about careers in Finance. Find out more >>

Pub Quiz – 23 April, 7pm BST
Feel like your brain needs a bit of a boost after the Easter staycation? Put your general knowledge to the test against fellow graduates in our first-ever online quiz. Find out more >>

'Stay in, work out' with Team Bath 
Our Team Bath trainers are running daily fitness classes on YouTube. There are a range of activities and the timetable is updated weekly. Read more >>

Research Talk on Facebook Live – Thursdays at 1pm BST until 4 June
Hear about the science of storms, how exercise affects us during lockdown and more in this family-friendly talk series from University of Bath lecturers. Find out more >>

Take park in the City Nature Challenge
Download the free iNaturalist app and share your wildlife sightings during your daily exercise, in your garden or from your window. Find out more >>

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