The Postgraduate Association and the SU can offer support and partnership postgraduate groups or networks across the University.
The SU is now open to postgraduate-only students groups. SU societies were open to all students - meaning exclusively postgraduate groups were not possible within the SU. But SU funding is now available to support postgraduate groups in their events and activities.
If you're involved in a group for postgraduates, or one that reaches out to postgraduates and would like the SU's help in supporting your events and activities, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aiming to bring together doctoral students with an interest in the role of science in policy-making. Through informal talks, seminars, workshops and networking events, Bath Science in Policy provides a platform for doctoral students to create a cross-department, cross-faculty network of likeminded researchers to build a greater understanding of the impact of their emergent research.
Find out more: You can find out more about upcoming events on Twitter and Facebook.
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Set up as a way to connect postgraduate students at University of Bath with an interest in sustainability, Bath Sustainability Postgraduates (BSP) runs a number of events throughout the year and is a platform for networking, collaboration and knowledge sharing. Primarily for postgrads, BSP also run events that are open to all staff and students, and other sustainability groups.
Events: Past events have included a ‘Global Challenges’ workshop and a fun-filled ‘Sustainability Speed Dating’ session - all about problem-solving real world sustainability issues. The group also have meet ups with Bath Green Drinks and (when the weather is good) host a popular social bicycle ride, often along the beautiful Two Tunnels Greenway cycle path.
Find out more: Facebook
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Not just for postgraduates, but very deserving of their place here - the Mountaineering Club (BUMC) have a lot of very active postgraduate members, an incredible number of regular walks for all abilities, talks by guest speakers and varied social events, as well as an energetic doctoral student (Toby Parkes) as their dedicated Postgraduate Secretary.
Events: The club aims to run trips as often as possible, with weekend trips normally every three weeks. Hill walks are run within Bath, to relatively local destinations like Dartmoor, Swanage, Portland and The Brecon Beacons or for whole weekends to places further afield like The Lake District, North Wales or The Peak District. Trips to Scotland and Europe also take place during the vacations.
Find out more: Facebook
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A postgraduate student society just for the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry, PG Bio runs regular social events, seminars with guest speakers in biology and biochemistry and events on research issues.
You can see their forthcoming events on Eventbrite.
Events: PG Bio Coffee Morning every Friday from 10-11 in the 4S Pavilion.
Find out more: Twitter, Facebook, Eventbrite
Staff and postgraduates
The Venturers Cricket Club is open to staff and postgraduates of any ability, with new players always welcome. Matches are on spare weekends and evenings over the summer months.
Find out more: webpage and Facebook
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Kaleidoscope was launched by LGBT staff members and PG students who want to create an inclusive and fun LGBT+ community for staff and postgrad researchers here at Bath.
The group is open to all staff and postgraduate researchers at the University who identify as LGBT+, including people of any sexual orientation, gender or age. We identified that the wants and needs of PG LGBT+ students were very different to UG students, so sought to rectify this. If you’d like to get involved drop us a message here.
The group aims to provide social events, lines of support, points of contact and representation of LGBT+ interests at the University level. We have our committee (you can learn more about them here) and we are also open to suggestions for events. So far, we’ve had pub socials, talks from the Diversity Trust, Workshops, picnics, movie nights and we have a monthly coffee get together.
We are clear that not everybody at work or studying will be out, so encourage people to be tactful if they bump into another Kaleidoscope member on campus, and to not be offended if they do not acknowledge you – it’s not personal!
If you are struggling with coming out the Stonewall website may be helpful, and includes a section on coming out at work. You can also get in touch with us here at Kaleidoscope to chat things over if you need someone to talk to.
The league has teams from departments across the University, with both staff and postgraduates playing. Games are played at 12:00 midday on Fridays on the all-weather astro pitches at the STV.
Find out more: contact R.J.Peabody@bath.ac.uk, extension 4530