Claire is a University of Bath alumna who studied Chemical Engineering and, in addition to her course, received an Arts Scholarship for her poetry talents. After moving to Bath for her course, Claire become part of the thriving spoken word community in Bath and Bristol. She successfully applied for the role of Birmingham Young Poet Laureate in 2012 and has performed at various festivals including the Bath and Cheltenham literature festivals, and Edinburgh Fringe.

As well as performing at poetry open mics and slam events, Claire was part of the first team from the University of Bath to enter Unislam and set up a university-wide poetry group. “It started with a car” was written especially for our 50th anniversary and describes her journey to Bath and the impact that studying at Bath has had on her.

The video is part of our celebratory #BelongatBath campaign which welcomes students joining the University. You’re invited to share the welcome video for new students on social and embed it on blog content related to welcome. You can also share the #BelongatBath graphic to congratulate new students.