As I noted the other day, the University of Reading held a Climate Education Summit on September 15th. It aimed to attract young people, scientists, teachers, policy wonks and activists in order to create "a new, nationwide action plan for better climate education in schools and colleges."
There were two on-line sessions. I attended the first, ...more
Nick Pearce is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at the University of Bath.
Ferdinand Braudel, the great historian of the Annales school, called the Mediterranean Sea ‘an ancient scar on the terrestrial globe’. Braudel believed that the Mediterranean Sea could only be understood in the long perspective of ...more
Occasionally wisdom comes from the strangest of places. I would not normally listen to a set performed by the Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle as he is known for ‘pushing the envelope just a little bit too far’. However, whilst reading, I came across a joke attributed to Frankie Boyle: “More and more people are going ...more
Guest blogger Hannah Halman, who recently graduated from the University of Bath with a BA in Spanish and Politics, explains how learning Japanese with the Skills Centre helped prepare her for a teaching position in Tokyo through the JET Programme.
As a languages student, I greatly enjoy the feeling that communicating with another person in a ...more
If you’ve had to attend lectures or appointments over Zoom, it’s likely you are already familiar with the pros and cons of remote work. (And hopefully you are highlighting the skills and strengths you gained in your job applications!) Many businesses are choosing to embrace flexibility, offering their employees the choice of hybrid work, or ...more
Throughout the month of September we will hear about the work being done by the members of the Centre for Governance, Regulation and Industrial Strategy. Here David Bailey and Phil Tomlinson outline the three main policy considerations for the UK government's 'levelling up' agenda. They explain why a focus on green transition, 'industry 4.0' and ...more
It has come to the point where I now have just one week before my new course starts. It probably comes as no surprise that I have not met my self-imposed early deadline for submitting my thesis, since I haven’t shared any news about it! So, despite my planning ahead, there is set to be ...more
The new student research eligibility criteria encourages innovative approaches to student research like group research, mock Research Ethics Committees (REC) or shadowing a range of people in an existing project.
Undergraduate level: Health and social care research applications from students working at undergraduate level are no longer being accepted for Research Ethics Committee (REC) ...more
This post was originally published in the IChemE blog.
Advancing heterogeneous catalysis and boosting collaboration between academics and industry to create solutions that benefit society was something the late Professor Syd Andrew was enthusiastic about.
In his passing, the IChemE Fellow and distinguished expert in the field of catalysis left a fund to support future generations of ...more
Having now completed my placement, I thought I’d share a few thoughts about the experience of having a placement year, and why I’d 100% recommend it to anyone considering applying for placements.
The first, and probably most obvious benefit of undertaking a placement year is the invaluable experience it can provide you with. It’s one ...more
This summer saw the first University of Bath official Pride event. This was organised by Kaleidoscope, the staff and PGR student LGBTQIA+ group.
It was hosted in a slightly bizarre COVID setting (in a marquee in the carpark) but it certainly felt like a special event. I started working at the University 4 years ago and ...more
Next week is World Childless Week, this is a week that aims to raise awareness of those childless not by choice (CNBC). As with many events that are held around the year, they offer an opportunity to focus on a topic or issue where more awareness is required and the stigma around the subject challenged. ...more
People living near or travelling along the A4 for work or leisure, including anyone whose main route into Bristol or Bath is via the A4, are invited to take part in the Bristol to Bath corridor survey to share their experiences and views on improvements needed.
The Bristol to Bath Corridor project is being led by ...more
WIRC co-director Prof Jan Hofman will be acting as co-chair of a new Urban Water Security Working Group at IWRA, alongside chair Hassan Aboelnga. Please see the below excerpt summarising the group's aims:
The International Water Resources association (IWRA) has developed a working group (WG) dedicated to Urban Water Security and chaired by Hassan Aboelnga and ...more
Welcome to the monthly update focused on keeping you up to speed on progress being made at the University of Bath, School of Management project. Good progress has been made on all fronts internally and externally for the project with new work areas opening and key works commencing.
Internally we continue to push the fit our ...more
The week before teaching resumes in September, Learning Technologists and Instructional Designers from the TEL team will be available for queries related learning and teaching with technology. This is an incredibly busy time of year for all staff who support learning and teaching. As a result, we have set up a booking system for staff to pick a time that suits them for ...more
Although transdisciplinary approaches are gaining popularity within academia to what extent are they used and applied within industry? A paper presented by Dr Emily Carey during TE2021 details a study which looks to understand the significance of transdisciplinarity in an industrial context.
Abstract. This paper presents our findings from thirteen industrial interviews, to investigate the significance ...more
Yesterday I went onto campus for the first time in a while and took staff from the brand agency we're working with for a tour, to help them see what the University is like in person.
Many of you will also have been primarily working from home for the last 18 months (and for me, it ...more
Author: Harry Yu -
I am Harry Yu, an MSc student in the Robotics and Autonomous Systems course. My course offers a three-month placement option and I just started mine with Benedex, a start-up company based in Bristol.
Benedex are developing modular drive systems and multipurpose integrated robotic platforms. The company was founded to sell electrical scooters, ...more
Your Student Living Ambassadors are here to help with any challenges or issues you may run into during your time in University accommodation.
As well as being available on-call to help when you need it, your Student Living Ambassadors also arrange social events and activities throughout the academic year.
Your dedicated Student Living Ambassadors are grouped based ...more