The University of Bath is committed to continuing to drive a research culture that delivers both excellent research outcomes; and excellent outcomes for the diverse range of people who contribute to them.

Research Culture Month is a celebration of the work underway across the university to enhance culture and is a vital moment for all of us (academic, research, technical, and professional services staff and doctoral students) to share best practice or ideas, and to connect.

Join us at what is set to be an inspiring and informative set of events.

Research Culture Month Events

  • Addressing Secondary Trauma in Emotionally Challenging Research: impacts, coping and proactive interventions
    This event is part of the University of Bath Researcher Wellbeing Project funded by the UKRI Research England Research Culture Fund. It is free for Bath staff and students. A small payment is required for non-Bath participants.
    29 May, 9.30am-12.30pm, online - Registration required
    See also the Research Wellbeing project webpage and resources.

  • Having meaningful career development conversations with your postdoc research staff
    These workshops provide peer perspectives on the challenges of managing staff on fixed-term funding.
    29 May, 2.00pm-2.45pm, online - Registration required
    11 June, 10.00am – 10.45am, online - Registration required

  • Career development retreat for research staff
    Our postdoc career retreats allow you to step back from your usual work distractions to fully focus on what you want to do next and then to make tangible progress towards it.
    6 June, 9.15am - 4.15pm, 10W 5.01 – Registration required

  • Open Research Primer – what is open research and how can it help me?
    For those who are new to Open Research or would like a refresher on ways to make your research more open.
    6 June, 2.00pm - 2.30pm, 1W 2.01, hybrid - Registration required

  • Research on Research Culture mini-symposium - now taking place in autumn 2024 A collaborative symposium aimed at sharing research evidence, insights, and ideas and about what makes a great research culture.
    10 June 9.30am – 1.30pm, 4W 1.2

  • An update on Bath’s Research Culture Strategy
    What have we learned from the consultation, and what’s next for research culture at Bath.
    10 June, 10.30am - 11.30am, 4W 1.2, hybrid - Registration required

  • Evaluating Research Culture – How do we know if we’re getting it right?
    A workshop to develop meaningful and responsible ways of assessing our progress against our research culture strategy.
    11 June, 1.00pm - 3.30pm, 10W 2.47 - Registration required

  • Technicians Social
    An afternoon social event with Pizzas and a quiz to acknowledge the important role of technical staff.
    13 June, 1.30pm - 3.30pm, location tbc - Registration required

  • Research Professional Demo
    Find out how to access funding opportunities aligned to your research interests and create alerts for regular emails of the latest opportunities.
    17 June, 11.00am-12.00pm, online - Registration required

  • Bath Physics Leadership Day
    As part of the Research Culture Fund project in Physics, we have arranged external training for the physics department by Dr Chris Russell.
    18 June, 9.30am - 5.00pm, 8 West 3.15 - Registration required

  • Demystifying preprints
    The reasons for publishing a preprint, both advantages and issues, and where to find and publish preprints.
    20 June, 10.15am - 11.45am, 1W 2.01, hybrid - Registration required

  • Large Research Grants - Tim’s Top Tips
    Join Professor Tim Mays, Department of Chemical Engineering who will share his experiences and top tips for apply for large grant.
    20 June, 2.00pm - 3.30pm, 4W 1.2 - Registration required

  • Sharing Research Data
    For new career researchers undertaking new research projects and those looking for a refresher on open data and open research practices.
    25 June, 2.30pm - 4.30pm, 1W 3.30, hybrid - Registration required

  • Doctoral Research Culture Month
    Multiple events, across campus. Registration required.
    The Doctoral College are hosting a range of events, activities, and workshops to celebrate and showcase the high-impact research being carried out by our diverse, vibrant community. Collaborate with colleagues, share ideas and experience and create new and exciting partnerships across the university.

  • Building back, bouncing forwards
    1:1 staff coaching opportunity for research, academic, professional services, and technical staff exploring their next steps. Sessions available throughout the month. Register interest to receive booking details.

Events TBC

  • Generosity & leadership in Higher Education