A new beginning…

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So I am half way through my first week at Bath Spa University. They have put together an excellent induction programme and I am in the process of meeting various people and finding more out about the University and various initiatives/projects.

I can’t believe how stunning the campus is, pharm it has to be one of the most beautiful in the country! Have unpacked half my stuff, will bring the rest next week. Lovely new Mac Book Pro up and running (although not yet connecting to the printer). So pretty organised already! I am in the process of moving some EU projects from Leicester and setting up various new projects, which have recently started.

In addition to being chair of education in the School of Education, reporting to the dean Kate Keynolds, I have a cross-institutional remit in terms of e-learning which is great. The details of this role still need to be ironed out but will include involvement in the development of the University’s e-learning strategy, which is great. Bath Spa is quite a specialised university, particularly known for creative writing and the arts. There is a new technology-enabled building called the Commons, I haven’t had a chance to see it yet, it will be interested to see how it has been designed and in what ways it has been technology-enhanced. People have been very welcoming and there is a real sense of collegiality. I think I am going to like working here!

Picture is of the main house, my office is on the top left, not bad ;-)

2 Responses to “A new beginning…”

  1. Terese Bird Says:

    I would be very interested in seeing photos of the Commons — interesting that Leicester is now planning a Commons of its own. I’ve heard of several universities setting up these spaces — they just sound like cool learning spaces– and they all tend to call them ‘Commons.’

  2. Gráinne Says:

    Will take some pics TBird!

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