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 our 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.

How to get involved

Following our announcement on 29 January, we are launching several opportunities to help shape our ambitious five-year strategy to continually improve our Research Culture at Bath:

  • All staff and doctoral student consultation event, 29 February, 11.30 - 2.00, Claverton Rooms, booking essential

  • Staff informal drop-in, 5 March, 10.00 - 11.30, Wessex House Staff Hub, booking encouraged

  • Research Culture - Research Enablers Network, 7 March, 11.30 - 12.30, Chancellors' Building room 4.6, booking encouraged

  • Trail and talk, 19 March, 11.30 - 12.30, meeting outside Claverton Rooms, booking encouraged

  • Parents Network, 20 March, 12.00 - 13.00, booking essential

  • Research Culture - Staff drop-in online, 21 March, 10.30-13.30, booking encouraged

  • Coffee and culture in-person drop-in, 25 March, 12.30 – 14.30, 10E Downstairs coffee area, no booking required

  • Neurodiversity network, 26 March, 10/10.15, The Woodlands (see diary invite, or email

  • Technical staff drop-in, 15 April, 10.00 – 11.00 am, Pavilion space 4S 0.78 (see diary invitation or email

We are also working to orchestrate additional meetings to enable more nuanced consultation with individual Faculties and Schools, a range of staff networks, the Doctoral College and Unions. Please check back here over the next few weeks for additional information.

If you participate in or orchestrate a staff network that you believe would benefit from a specific network meeting, please contact Hayley Shaw, Research Culture Manager to arrange.

We will also be launching a Research Culture SharePoint site in February, where colleagues can share their thoughts and perspectives directly.

Finally, if you would prefer to share your views via email, please feel free to contact Hayley Shaw, Research Culture Manager to share your views noting 'Research Culture Consultation' in the subject line.