Open Day volunteers needed

A message from Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Professor Bernie Morley

Dear colleagues,

Our third Open Day of the year will take place on Saturday 16 September 2017.

The Open Day planning team are seeking colleagues willing to help at Welcome Points and to work alongside Student Ambassadors at various locations across campus. If you can offer to help or want to find out more please email Laura Rankin, or call x5985.

These events are ever more critical to our success at recruiting undergraduate students. The competition to attract the best students is even more intense than ever and all who are involved are working hard to pull out all the stops to convince prospective applicants to choose to apply to Bath.

What our visitors (and those who influence them; parents/guardians, teachers etc.) see and experience at an Open Day has a major impact on where they prefer to study – those who have attended one of our Open Days are more likely to make Bath their first choice.

We welcomed thousands of visitors to our two events in June with excellent feedback about the warm welcome received from our staff and students. Welcoming visitors on Open Day is really rewarding and it is great to experience first-hand the enthusiasm of so many applicants to win a place at Bath. Your help and support would be appreciated.

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


The Westwood nursery will be available to provide free childcare for all staff between 10am and 3.30pm during the open day. For a copy of the booking form please email or phone the nursery on 01225 386518.


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.

Professional Services Staff on grades 1-9 who are not contracted / rostered to work on 16 September will be granted time off in lieu for the hours worked at a rate of time and a half for the hours worked provided that the hours worked that week exceed their contracted hours (FTE) for that week.

Where it is not possible to grant staff on grades 1-5 who are not contracted / rostered to work on 16 September 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 contracted hours (FTE) for that week.

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 2017.


The roads leading up to campus will be incredibly busy on the day. Visitor cars will be directed to East, South and West car parks as normal where they can park or be directed on 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:

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 serve basis.

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