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
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
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Debbie Pye, Applications Adviser
How long have you worked at the University? Include details if you have worked in different roles/departments.
I have worked part time at the University for three years now. When I’m not here I run my own leadership coaching and consulting business and coach sixth formers in all things employability.
I've been reading Stephen Sterling's opening essay in the new GTI Forum, The Pedagogy of Transition.
"Formal education systems have—or should have—a critical role in the global social learning process underpinning the Great Transition. On the face of it, the challenge seems straightforward. If current educational policies and practices insufficiently address ecological, social, and economic sustainability, ...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
The Department for Education has published data on graduate, postgraduate and non-graduate employment rates and earnings in England. The graduate employment rate has fallen to 86.4%, with the postgraduate rate falling to 88.2%, although the median graduate salary has risen to £35,000, with the graduate premium up to £9,500. The Guardian has a rather ...more
There has been a significant rise in Asian hate crimes over the course of COVID-19, and in particular, instances relating to university students and staff have truly hit home for me.
I was born in Taiwan and raised in Shanghai. Growing up, I was very privileged to be surrounded by students from different nationalities. We ...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
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
I recently came across a US church that had three short sentences as its motto: ‘Receive love. Give love. Repeat.’ That might seem too simple for some of us, or maybe not specific enough to express the depths of our faith. However, as I’ve thought about it in the last few weeks, I’ve realised that the ...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
Inspired by John Connolly’s account of the first year at Claverton Down, alumnus Nigel de Bray shares his memories of the University before it came to Bath.
"As an aviation-mad teenager living under the glide-path to Heathrow, I applied to the Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited (BACL) and passed selection to become a Student Apprentice. I started ...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
By Joel Lazarus
In the realm of social action, and thus in the realm of development, the element of unpredictability reigns. A critical history of development is a history of the intended and unintended injurious consequences of interventions. The path to hell is truly paved with intentions, bad and good. But if one is to act ...more