Australia & New Zealand

Simone Dumergue, Marketing & Communications Manager in the Faculty of Science, will be collaborating with Monash University (Australia) and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) on the exchange of best practice initiatives to enhance recruitment and conversion efforts. With an emphasis on international markets, the project will share experience on new tools and initiatives for successful recruitment strategies, including, for example, digital engagement and strategic coordination between central University and Faculty teams.


Saiyada Fazal, Careers Adviser in the Careers Service, and Louise Oliver, Placements & Industrial Engagement Manager, Faculty of Science, will explore partnerships in India to enhance mutual understanding of UK and Indian graduate labour markets. In a collaboration with Jain University, Ramiah Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, the project will examine the factors that Indian students consider in making university and career choices, and will share best practice around developing graduates for the future world of work. Fostering employability partnerships with stakeholders in HE and industry, the project will initially focus on the city of Bangalore to focus on the IT sector, as well as biotechnology, aerospace, aviation and manufacturing, which align with the course offering at Bath.


Dr Anne Priest and Dr Laura Wisby, Research Development Managers in Research & Innovation Services (RIS), will build upon the successful Bath-UNAM (Mexico) partnership with a project supporting early career researchers at UNAM develop their grant writing skills and make connections for future success. The Research Development team has a track record of successfully supporting academics with grant writing and will exploit this expertise by running a workshop targeting ECRs. The project team will further meet with administrators and academics to share best practice around supporting grant applications and to gain an understanding of the grant process at UNAM along with the challenges of applying for international funding, with the objective of building a matchmaking network for future collaborative bids.