Can you help out on Open Day? 13 Sep

Message from Professor Bernie Morley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

Our second Open Day of the year is now not far away. I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who have been involved in the planning or have already volunteered to come in on Saturday 13 September to help ensure we make it yet another successful event.

As you know these events are incredibly important to the University as statistics show they have a real bearing on where a prospective student chooses to study. Of course being ranked the best Open Day in the UK by the annual Higher Expectations Survey brings extra expectation here at Bath.

We would, therefore, welcome any more staff who can volunteer their time on the day to help ensure we create as positive an image as possible from the moment our visitors arrive on campus.

Staff are needed to assist at Welcome Points and to work alongside Student Ambassadors at various locations across campus. If you want to find out more or can offer to help please email Events Assistant or call x5985.

For those working on the day, the information below gives you details about childcare, parking and reimbursement for your time.


The Westwood Nursery will be available to provide free childcare between 10am and 3.30pm during the Open Day. For a copy of the booking form, please email and for more information, please contact the nursery on 01225 386518 or


The roads to campus will be incredibly busy on the Saturday. Visitor cars will be directed to East, South and West car parks as normal where they can park or be directed to over flow car parks on the grass fields.

For those staff arriving later in the day who may struggle to find space to park, Security Services have allocated K car park for you to use. K car park is located to the rear of Brendon Court: Map

At the moment half of the car park is a dedicated contractors' compound but the remainder will be kept available for staff parking. This car park will not be staffed and there is no need to use a special pass. Spaces in this car park will be on a first come first servedbasis.


Academic staff will be given credit under their department’s Workload Allocation Model for attending. Any preparation time should be undertaken prior to the day. Alternatively, they will be granted time off in lieu for the hours worked.

Staff on grades 6-9 will be granted time off in lieu for the hours worked.

Wherever possible staff on grades 1-5 will be granted time off in lieu for the hours worked. Where it is not possible to grant time off in lieu, they will be paid at time and a half, for the hours worked, provided that the hours worked that week exceed 36.5 hours. Where hours are less than 36.5 hours payment will be at plain time up to 36.5 hours and at time and a half for hours in excess of 36.5 hours.

Time off in lieu should normally be taken within one month of being accrued. However, as an exception, any time off in lieu for attending the Open Day can be taken up to Christmas 2014.

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