I'm keeping an eye on what Teach the Future has been doing recently – making good use of the covid-19 crisis to re-organise itself by the look of it. It's now got a core (or should that be cadre?) of campaign organisers, and you can see who they are here. They should not be underestimated. ...more
COVID-19 has changed the way we all work currently, and the ongoing impact for 2020-21 will continue to challenge us all to adjust and adapt. Starting a placement (or new job of any kind) is daunting at the best of times, but what will it be like to start work from home? Daniella, an International ...more
Dear overseas partners,
Welcome to the May 2020 issue of the University of Bath Agents' Newsletter.
We hope you are all safe and well.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this edition of the newsletter is vitally important to make sure you are updated with all the latest news from the University of Bath
There are a number ...more
The 2019-20 EPSRC WISE CDT Industry Day took place on Wednesday 12th February at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel – we were very lucky to be able to run the event before the impact of the coronavirus became serious. For the first time the Industry Day was organised as a dual event with the Wet ...more
We’re delighted to learn from our recent ‘Our University, Our Future’ alumni survey that many of you rate your Bath education as extremely relevant to your career, and that you formed friendships for life during your time here.
The class of 2020 have had an unprecedented end to their university experience due to the coronavirus pandemic, ...more
In September 2019, final year PhD student Rob Baker went to ETH Zürich to do an internship in Andrew deMello’s research group. In his PhD, Rob makes highly fluorescent nanoparticles for solar cells and LEDs.
Rob tells us how, in the three months spent in Zurich, he went through many of the peaks and troughs that ...more
by Eduardo Lépore and Séverine Deneulin
In country after country, public health measures of social distancing and isolation have been implemented to contain the contagion of COVID-19. In countries with well developed welfare states, these have been accompanied by social and economic emergency measures, such as furlough schemes and special sick leave. It has already been ...more
I have been making progress over the past month with the plans for our new online study. I have been slow to move forward for various reasons including a minor setback due to a repetitive strain type injury (frustrating to say the least), as well as a number of events and meetings that I have ...more
It’s a big decision to decide to take a placement year. It delays graduation, it often involves something completely new and probably a bit scary, and it takes you out of your comfort zone. So why do so many people fight for the chance? Well, because you gain things from your placement year that you ...more
Rod Hick is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Cardiff University.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses the biggest test yet for Universal Credit. Writing for the Institute for Government at the start of April, Nick Timmins argued that ‘The acid test will happen from the middle-to-end of April, when we will see whether the tidal wave ...more
We had a fantastic quiz today, with Andrea coming in first on 22/35 points! We had seven categories from TV and Film to Sport, Food and Drink to LGBT History, so there’s something for everyone! Tanmoy got a clean sweep in the Geography round, so he’s the one to beat for next time!
Our next quiz ...more
There is one verse in Psalm 139, the set psalm for today, that describes the extraordinary fact of the Christian faith. We, humankind, are united to our creator God, in Jesus name, by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit.
Where I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I ...more
Welcome back! We hope you are well, safe, and continuing to fit exercising into your daily routine.
This week’s blog focuses on food. In particular, we want to bust some of the myths and misinformation you might be seeing about food and nutrition and how it can prevent or treat COVID-19. In order to present the ...more
Author: Samuel Ray -
‘The Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence providing science and technology for the UK’s defence and security. The Platform Systems Innovation Competition 2019: “Stopping it in its tracks” provides university students the exposure to opportunities available at DSTL, by finding solutions to real problems. ...more
Today - 20th May 2020 - is International Clinical Trials Day. The day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on board the HMS Salisbury. His trial consisted of just 12 men, grouped into pairs and given a variety of dietary supplements from cider to ...more
Many of the earliest drivers for improved scientific literacy and understanding were based on the assumption that science and technology is all around us. This ethos that science is part of our world, is also apparent in countless communication efforts today and is a clear justification for public inclusion in engagement, and yet as science ...more
Life in lockdown isn't always easy for various different reasons and sometimes even when it feels like time isn't as important as it was before it can still be very hard to focus on tasks, work or even day-to-day activities.
I wanted to share a technique that was introduced to me in my coaching role that ...more
Since lockdown began, and supermarket shelves emptied, many of us have started to think about food supply chains, perhaps for the first time. The strain that a pandemic could put on shipping and production, in addition to concerns about the health of workers in factories, has brought the issue to the fore. However, the public ...more
Welcome to your monthly update on the progress of the School of Management building project. Following our site closure due to COVID-19, BYUK have reviewed the Site Operating Procedures (SOP) published by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and aligned with the latest guidance from Public Health England. This has enabled us to implement procedures for ...more
Inspirational learning and teaching was celebrated at this year's Education Awards Online Celebration, held on Friday 15 May 2020 in collaboration with the Students' Union Academic Rep Awards. University Teaching Award winners were announced by Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching). Nominees, colleagues and students from across the University were invited to watch the screening ...more