Get Connected in Bath
Socialise and network with Bath grads over drinks.
Join us for the opportunity to meet and network with Bath alumni who are forging successful careers in the local area.
Get Connected gives you the opportunity to sign up for 1-2-1 appointments with our experienced volunteers to find out everything from what they wish they had known at the beginning of their careers, to their top tips for success in the recruitment process and workplace.
Some of the highly experienced volunteers already confirmed to attend are:
(BA Modern Languages & European Studies German ab initio Russian, 2000) - Senior Manager, Credit Risk Regulation and Modelling, Lloyds Banking Group
Chris is a senior risk manager with responsibility for a small team of analysts and risk modellers. Chris is responsible for maintaining a suite of credit risk rating models used to risk rate lending to Commercial Banking clients. Chris has been in his current role since August 2016 and has 15 years’ risk management experience. Chris’s recent achievements have provided the bank with an ongoing modelling capability for risk measurement and capital allocation.
Prior to joining Lloyds Banking Group, Chris held positions in IT and retail management. He has a degree from the University of Bath in European Studies and Modern Languages.
(MBA Modular, 2015) - Regional Financial Controller, EMEA, Intel Corp
Sabrina Earnshaw MCMI
(BA Spanish & Politics, 2011, MSc Management with Marketing, 2012) - Trade Sales Manager, Lovehoney
(PG Cert, Professional Practice, 2015) - Chartered Architect
Matthew is a self-employed architect with a small practice based in Wiltshire which handles a wide variety of projects from single room concepts to extensions, one-off houses and larger commercial buildings. The practice loves to work on listed and historic buildings. Recent projects have included a pair of new build cottages in the New Forest, a new worship hall in Winchester and we are looking at a high spec contemporary extension to a farmhouse in Wiltshire.
Prior to starting my own practice in 2018 I worked for a number of other architects across the country (from Newcastle to London via Bath and Winchester), I also spent a year studying abroad in Australia.
Edward Fry MIET
(MEng Electronic & Communications Engineering, 2010) - Product Manager, Aurora Lighting
Ed’s role as a Product Manager at Aurora Lighting means that he is responsible for the development and management of all the ambient lighting products produced by the business. This is carried out through the creation, maintenance and delivery of effective product roadmaps - working with Engineering, Operations, Finance, Sales and Marketing to ensure a lean and profitable portfolio of products. Ed has also completed a variety of business improvement responsibilities, including implementing new project management software across the business.
Ed started his career at the University of Bath Students’ Union, before moving into various Product and Project Management roles across a variety of industries, from Semiconductor Manufacture to Transport.
Dr Andrew Moss
(PhD Electrical & Electronic Engineering, 2017) – IT Services Management Programme Manager, Dorset Software Services
Andrew works as a Programme Manager at Dorset Software, which is an IT company based in Poole, Dorset. He has fond memories of his time at Bath, where he completed his PhD. He joined Dorset Software in a technical role as a Test Analyst, and then went on to work in both project management and business analysis roles at the company before progressing to his current role as Programme Manager last year.
IT is a really varied and exciting industry to work in and Andrew has had some fantastic opportunities to work on really interesting projects with customers across both the public and private sectors. Dorset Software has been a really supportive place for me to grow my professional career following my PhD, and the company are passionate about taking on and training graduates from across STEM disciplines, and not just computer science (see Dorset Software Careers).
Dr Natasha Watson
(MEng Architecture & Civil Engineering, 2010, EngD Systems - Managing for Enhanced Performance, 2016) - Senior Structural Engineer, BuroHappold Engineering
Natasha is a Senior Structural Engineer at BuroHappold Engineering. She manages the structural packages of projects, planning what needs to be done by when, and how it will be achieved. She also designs structures using a combination of calculations and analysis models. Finally, she also advises on sustainability aspects of structural design. Recent projects have included the new Ankarafa Field Station in North West Madagascar with Bristol Zoo, and some new classrooms for St. Mary Magdalene Academy in London.
Prior to joining BuroHappold as a full-time employee, Natasha completed her EngD in the use of lower impact building materials with the University of Bath and the University of Bristol. She graduated from the University of Bath in 2010 with her MEng in Civil and Architectural Engineering.
A member of the Careers Service will be on hand to check CVs and following the appointments, there will be plenty of time for general networking.
Want to improve your networking skills?
Come along to The Virgil Building (VB 1.8) at 6.00pm for a free training session run by a member of the Careers Service and SU Skills Training Team.
Whether you're just starting out, or looking to take the next step in your career, Get Connected will make sure you're ready.
Book your place now and receive a FREE drink.