Research, and achieving real world impacts, sits at the very heart of what we do and who we are as a University.

The culture in which we pursue our research shapes the extent to which we can achieve our best, most innovative work. We can only achieve excellence individually, and as a whole, when we develop and recognise or people, and when our research is conducted with robust design, ethical practice, transparency and integrity.

This is a culture we all have vital roles to play in - academic, research, technical and professional services staff and doctoral students.

It is also fundamental to our ambition to drive high-impact research as part of our University Strategy 2021 to 2026.

We would therefore like to invite you to help shape an ambitious five-year strategy to continually improve our Research Culture at Bath.

Register for our first major event on 29 February from 11.30am – 2pm (lunch included) in the Claverton Rooms.

We would value your input on the big questions such as ‘What should we be aiming for?’, ‘What could help us meet this aim?’ and ‘How can we measure success?’.

At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape two of the six pillars of our Research Culture strategy:

  • Career development
  • Research Recognition
  • Collegiality
  • Open Research
  • Research Ethics and Integrity
  • Research Design

We have made significant progress in developing a positive Research Culture, with a recent launch of twenty ambitious projects, but remain committed to continual improvement.

With your help, we now need to set out specific aims, objectives and indictors of success for Research Culture, and define a c.£320k programme of activity in 2024/25 focussed on achieving this.

If you are unable attend, you can email your views: or sign up to other consultations across the University over the next few months. Please check our webages for more information.

We are looking forward to hearing your views.