Articles from Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University students ‘pull the strings’ with lockdown laughter show

Working virtually can be tricky during these testing times, but students from @BathSpaUni have come up with a reason to be cheerful. Students from the BA (Hons) Film, Television and Digital Production degree course, in collaboration with performers from BA (Hons) Comedy, have created a new 30-minute comedy improvisation show titled ‘Pulling the Strings’.

Outstanding Bath Spa University lecturer recognised with National Teaching Fellow award

#NTFS20 - Dr David Simm, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography @BathSpaUni has been named as a National Teaching Fellow by @AdvanceHE in its prestigious 2020 Teaching Excellence Awards for Higher Education.

Inclusive publishing: Students at Bath Spa University collaborate with Knights Of

@BathSpaUni MA Children’s Publishing students have teamed up with inclusive children’s publisher @_KnightsOf to create an ebook edition of a debut novel in a collaborative workshop.

After a long lockdown for parents - around the Bath area there could be relief from Norland College

@NorlandCollege appeals to Bath families for trainee nanny student placements

Bath Spa University’s new data fellows announced

Two @BathSpaUni colleagues have been successful in the recent South West Creative Technology Network @SW_CTN (SWCTN) Data Fellowships call for applications.

New Bath Spa University Locksbrook Campus opens its doors to students

With a new academic term starting, @BathSpaUni has unveiled the new-look @HermanMiller factory, which it has been lovingly restoring for the past few years. The chancellor Jeremy Irons (@jeremyironsnet) came to the official opening, hosting a masterclass for the students and a talk for the wider community.

Bath Spa University joins forces with Students’ Union to declare climate emergency

#BathSpaClimatePledge - @BathSpaUni and its Students’ Union have joined forces to declare a #ClimateEmergency as they call on students, staff, and the local community to pledge their support for urgent action. 

Environmental journalist Damian Carrington awarded Honorary Doctorate by Bath Spa University

Damian Carrington, journalist and Environment Editor at The Guardian newspaper, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Bath Spa University.

Bath Spa University graduate wins Costa Children's Book Award

Bath Spa University graduate Jasbinder Bilan has received a 2019 Costa Children's Book Award for her debut novel, Asha & the Spirit Bird. 

Addressing missed opportunities for Special Education Needs Support and coordination

Flagship SENCO report exposes rising administrative tide impacting support for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities #SEND New research (14 Jan) reveals that three-quarters (74%) of Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) are being pulled away from supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), to fulfil overcomplicated administrative demands and unrelated duties during allocated ‘SENCO’ time.


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