Universities UK (UUK) has published a brief summary of its responses to its consultation on the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pension – broadly speaking universities have backed a plan to make the scheme less generous by reducing the defined benefit salary threshold to £40,000 in order to keep contributions at around 30.7%. However, USS has ...more
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Although I have always enjoyed travelling, I have always felt that being a tourist lacks the opportunity to get to know the real people that call these places home. I believe to truly get to grips with a new country and its culture, one should immerse oneself within them. Ultimately, I think, ...more
On the University's LinkedIn page, we asked: what's the one thing you learned at Bath that you'll always remember? Here are just a handful of the things you shared with us...
“There is no right path or age to realise your dreams. I started my Pharmacy degree at age 25! One co-student was in their forties ...more
We are increasingly being asked about careers in corporate social responsibility (CSR) by students and there has also been an increase in students wanting ‘ethical’ jobs. A career in corporate social responsibility would certainly fit into the category of an ‘ethical’ job, so we’ve decided to hit two nails on the head by writing this ...more
During July-September, there is work on the rail line at Bristol and there will be train disruptions. Portsmouth to Cardiff - trains wont stop at Bristol Temple Meads but will stop at Bristol Parkway instead.
From 9 August - 3rd September there will be no trains between Bath and Bristol Temple Meads. Instead there will be ...more
I watched the launch of the UK's newest news channel on Sunday. GB News is the UK’s first new news channel for some while. In his opening remarks, Andrew Neil set out the channel’s philosophy:
"We will puncture the pomposity of our elites and politics, business, media and academia and expose their growing promotion of cancel ...more
Across the world, millions of children are involved in child labour, with the majority working in agriculture. It’s estimated that over a million of these children work in tobacco fields, putting their health and their futures at risk. In this piece we examine the latest research, the tobacco industry’s response, and consider what needs to ...more
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you fathers, if your son ...more
Skills Co-Creator Asha Dey explains how the Jisc self-assessment tool helped her reflect on and develop her digital skills.
Having grown up with technology as part of our lives, it’s easy to believe that our generation has all the digital skills we need for both our courses at University and future employment.
However, understanding what the key ...more
Here Alisha Tuladhar from the University of Bath and Maya Fischhoff, the Network for Business Sustainability's Knowledge Manager, outline the four different ways that businesses can engage with the circular economy, and how they can make their choice. This was originally published on the Network for Business Sustainability blog.
If the circular economy is the destination, ...more
Studies indicate that men can be reserved about expressing their health concerns and although people make fun of the notorious ‘man flu’, Men’s Health Week is a time to raise awareness for those who suffer with more than just a bad cold. Often our mental health, which alters regularly due to all manner of things, ...more
Having the skills to communicate outside academic channels is a key component of the early career researcher’s toolbox. However, this task has added dimensions when you are working in inter-disciplinary contexts or dealing with controversial topics. Therefore, it is vital to develop the skills to effectively communicate complex research clearly and accurately to the public, ...more
When Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in 2019 he promised to “fix the crisis in social care”. The Queen’s Speech in May 2021, which outlined his government’s plans for the next year, saw the social care agenda encapsulated in just nine words; “Proposals for social care reform will be brought forward.”
The response was automatic, not ...more
After receiving my final instalment to complete my £3000 bursary for this academic year, I can safely say I am very grateful that the University offers this to students from a lower-income background, and am also very happy that I applied for it before starting university.
To find out a bit more about the Bath Bursary, ...more
We are looking to trial a new way of communicating University of Bath events and news to the local community through Community Ambassadors - members of staff or students who have a presence in their own local area, either through involvement in active online groups or in person, who are willing to share information from ...more
This case study was written by Clare Baxter (Instructional Designer) in conversation with Clare Woolfe, Naomi Farrington and Helen Friend from the International Relations team.
An original trio of Exchange Moodle pages were organised in an illogical way, unattractive and difficult for students to navigate. Besides being almost identical in appearance and design, the three ...more
It has been a while since I have written a general update of what is going on in terms of my EngD. I am firmly into the final months of my project now and would like to bring you up to date with what I am currently working on as I finish up. Usually, the ...more
Monday 31st May saw the launch of the next step of the City Blueprint Approach in Africa, a collaboration between UNESCO, KWR and the University of Bath.
The project aims to provide municipalities with a tool to assess their water, waste, and climate change challenges, using the City Blueprint Approach developed by KWR Water Research ...more
The Public Engagement Unit at the University of Bath has been funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to explore embedding public engagement into an academic conference. We are going to be exploring embedding public engagement into the 2021 National Astronomers Meeting (NAM).
National Astronomers Meeting
NAM 2021 will be taking place from the 19th ...more
Susan Milner is Professor of European Politics and Society in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath.
In the summer of 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement intensified calls for racial equality across all aspects of society. Though efforts to eradicate police brutality were chief concerns following the murder of George ...more