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Bath Spa University GALA outreach fund

The Bath Spa University GALA outreach fund was launched in December with aim of supporting academic and professional staff and student engagement with GALA partners by providing funds for international travel or other activities related to teaching, research, or public engagement. It can also be used to support visits by representatives from GALA partners to Bath Spa. So far, 8 proposals have been...

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Announcing the Bath Spa GALA Outreach Fund

The GALA Outreach Fund is intended to support academic and professional staff and student engagement with GALA partners by providing funds for international travel or other activities related to teaching, research, or public engagement. It can also be used to support visits by representatives from GALA partners to Bath Spa. You can see a list of current GALA partners at http://gala.network/members...

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Columbia College Chicago’s Patricia Ann McNair reading and conversation at Bath Spa University

Columbia College Chicago’s Patricia Ann McNair reading and conversation at Bath Spa University

Associate Professor Patricia Ann McNair from Columbia College Chicago read a short story, ‘Just like that’ from her collection ‘The Temple of Air’ to students at Bath Spa University. This book received the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award, Southern Illinois University’s Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and the Society of Midland Authors (US) Finalist Award. ...

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QUT’s Greg Hearn visits BSU to discuss Creative Industries

QUT’s Greg Hearn visits BSU to discuss Creative Industries

Greg Hearn, Director of Commercial Research and Development at GALA partner, Queensland University of Technology visited Bath Spa University to discuss collaborative opportunities in the creative industries. His work focuses on policy development and R and D for new technologies and services in the creative industries.  He has authored or co-authored over 20 major research reports  and books, incl...

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GALA partners from QUT and CGU meet at BSU

GALA partners from Queensland University of Technology and Claremont Graduate University met with colleagues at Bath Spa University on the Vice Chancellor’s Terrace to discuss collaborations in teaching and research and the 2017 conference at The University of Parma. Above from left to right: Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University, Christina Slade, Ian Gadd (BSU), Sue Carson (Queensland University...

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Liberal Arts Goes Global

As part of the Santander scheme for staff and student mobility, Dr. Sarah Flavel, Senior Lecturer in Religions, Philosophies and Ethics, and two Bath Spa students (from RPE and English Literature) were awarded funding to the Nishan Confucian Studies Summer School, organised by our GALA partner, Beijing Foreign Studies University. The summer school began in Beijing and participants travelled to Quf...

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GALA partners from QUT and CGU meet at BSU

GALA partners from QUT and CGU meet at BSU

GALA partners from Queensland University of Technology and Claremont Graduate University met with colleagues at Bath Spa University on the Vice Chancellor’s Terrace to discuss collaborations in teaching and research and the 2017 conference at The University of Parma. Above from left to right: Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University, Christina Slade, Ian Gadd (BSU), Sue Carson (Queensland Univ...

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BSU’s Professor Ian Gadd at the University of Adelaide

BSU’s Professor Ian Gadd at the University of Adelaide

In April, Professor Ian Gadd was invited to participate in two public Shakespeare talks at the National Library of Australia and the University of Adelaide. He was asked to respond to a lecture by Emeritus Professor Ian Donaldson (his former undergraduate tutor) on ‘The Death of Shakespeare’. Professor Gadd also delivered a lecture on ‘Shakespeare and copyright’ at the University of Melbourne. His...

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Global Citizenship: Broadening Horizons, Improving Outlook

Opportunities for upward social mobility – the ability to move up the social ladder relative to your parents – haven’t improved since the 1970s, and in some ways have declined. In the developed world the UK has among the lowest upward social mobility figures according to the OECD. With such grim prospects, how can individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds improve their lot in the world? Universit...

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QUT PhD student Simon Groth at BSU’s Mix 03 Writing Digital

QUT PhD student Simon Groth at BSU’s Mix 03 Writing Digital

The Readers is a creative work in progress that forms part of my PhD with Queensland University of Technology and a extension of my work with the Institute for the Future of the Book in Australia (if:book Australia). It’s a project that seeks to explore how use of digital tools in the creation of a text can contribute to new ways of understanding how digital and physical media can interact. What k...

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