On Monday 15 October, Jane Millar, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Bernie Morley, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching and Colin Grant, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation, will head off on the first of a series of academic department visits for 2012/13.
Jane, Bernie and Colin are aiming to spend time in every department over the academic year. The visits follow on from a successful series last year, with the first taking place with Chemistry staff in 1 South.
Jane said: “It’s our opportunity to meet more people, hear about what’s going on in their area, and answer their questions. It’s also a chance for us to talk about what we do and discuss the current issues in research, learning and teaching, and internationalisation.”
Bernie added: “It’s extremely useful to talk directly to members of staff, and meeting in this informal way leads to an enjoyable series of discussions around the whole range of topics which affect the University. Little nuggets of information that you would never get through formal routes can lead to changes that improve both staff and student experience considerably.”
Colin said: “These will be my first visits so they’ll be very useful. I am aware of the many international relationships and collaborations at Bath and am looking forward to sharing our plans for development and leverage in research, teaching and business and government relations on the world stage.”
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