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18 – 22 Mar 2019 Special Projects and Activities Week 1


Dive in and try something new!

Why get involved? • Learn new skills with the help of other students and staff from the Bath Spa community • Explore our unique surroundings and meet new people from across the University • Make your CV stand out from the crowd Have fun!

Get in touch for more information spa.weeks@bathspa.ac.uk 2


Get involved in a series of pop-up projects and activities run by students and staff across our campuses. Normal teaching timetables for most courses will be suspended to allow time for you to get involved in something new, whether that’s storytelling, Shakespeare, singing, science or community outreach – there will be something for everyone!

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MONDAY 18 09:00 – 10:00

10:00 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

NP.CM.G23/24 NP.CM.G30

Create a Wordpress Website

NP.CM.G31

The Crisis Game

TV Studio A

Adobe In

Spa New

Learning Commons NP.CM.105 NP.CM.111

Pitching Process and its Place in Commercial Film Making

NP.CM.135

TV Drama Script Week

NP.MT.G30 NP.MT.G01

Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University Choir and Orchestra Concert

NP Library NP.SN.G14 Bath City Farm The Bell, Walcot Street

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Probability – Why it really matters?

Digital Media


13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:00

17:00 – 18:00

VC Talk: Whose degree is it anyway?

nDesign

Adobe Illustrator Spa News Day

ws Day

Study Skills Mindfulness Meditation

TV Drama Script Week

Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University Choir and Orchestra Concert Lego Lab Excel Skills

a Hackathon

Love Lounge (14:00 – 23:00)

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TUESDAY 19 09:00 – 10:00

10:00 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

NP.CM.G24 NP.CM.G30

Photoshop Workshop

NP.CM.G31

SPA Ne

NP.CM.G32 TV Studio A

Digital Media TV Studios Open Doors

Learning Commons NP.CM.106

How to Create a Great LinkedIn Profile

NP.CM.107 NP.CM.111 NP.CM.135 Outside Commons NP Refectory, upstairs

TV Drama Script Week Dr Bike (8:00 – 13:00) Bike Round Bath Spa

International Staff/ Student Coffee Morning

NP Refectory NP.UT.G01

International Stre Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University

NP.MT NP.MT.G01

Carnival Arts: Culture F Choir and Orchestra Concert

NP Library Meet at NP Main House NP.SN.G10

Scientific Poster Workshop

NP.SN.G11 NP.CE.201 The Bell, Walcot Street

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Archaeology: Geophysics


13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:00

17:00 – 18:00

Deep Listening Workshop InDesign Workshop

ews Day

a Hackathon

Study Skills NP

Japanese Workshop Where do I stand post-Brexit? TV Drama Script Week

eet Food Festival Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University

Festival and Showcase Choir and Orchestra Concert Escape Room NP Museum of Learning and Education: field trip to Sevington Victorian School

Healthy Eating on a Budget Archaeology: Geophysics Love Lounge (14:00 – 23:00)

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WEDNESDAY 20 09:00 – 10:00

10:00 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

NP.CM.G23/24 NP.CM.G30

Module Sel Digital Portrait Photography

NP.CM.G31

Blackmagic Da Vinci Resolve

Learning Commons NP.CM.106

The Beginners Guide to Freelancing

NP.CM.111

Pitching Process and its Place in Commercial Film Making

NP.CM.135

TV Drama Script Week

NP.UT.G01 NP.MT.G01

Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University Choir and Orchestra Concert

NP.MT.101 NP.CN.G14

Archaeology: Geophysics

NP.CE.201

Writing Retreat (WLC)

SH.T1.12

How to Create a Gr

SH Library Corsham Court Corsham Court, Albion Press Room (B36) CC.SB.G.4

A Show of Hands: Letter Behind the Scenes of the Art and Design Collection

The Bell, Walcot Street Off-site: Brunel Square

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Slow Flash Mob


13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00

15:00 –16:00

16:00 – 17:00

17:00 – 18:00

lection Fair Create a Wordpress Website 101 Certified Training Course Study Skills NP

TV Drama Script Week

Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University Choir and Orchestra Concert BSU Singers Workshop Archaeology: Geophysics

reat LinkedIn Profile Study Skills SH

The Beginners Guide to Freelancing Lego Lab SH Birds and Birdsong: guided tour of Corsham Court gardens

rpress printing workshop Behind the Scenes of the Art and Design Collection Love Lounge (14:00 – 23:00)

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THURSDAY 21 9:00 – 10:00

10:00 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

NP.CM.G23/24 NP.CM.G30

Adobe Illustrator

NP.CM.G31

Blackmagic Da Vinci Resolve

Learning Commons Studio A NP.CM.107/108

CPR Training

CPR Training

NP.CP.G12

Creative Learning in the Forest of Imagination

NP.CM.135

TV Drama Script Week

NP.CM.221/222 NP.UT.G01 NP.MT.G01

Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University Choir and Orchestra Concert

NP.NE.101 NP.SN.G11

Healthy Eating on a Budget

NP.SN.G01 SU Bar CC Library SH Library

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Researcher Tea and ‘Bake your PhD’ competition


13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:00

17:00 – 18:00

James Shone (speaker) Adobe Photoshop 101 Certified Training Course Study Skills NP TV Studios Open Doors CPR Training

CPR Training

Creative Learning in the Forest of Imagination TV Drama Script Week School Action Day Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University Choir and Orchestra Concert Open Circus Session

Postgraduate conference on Crime and Gothic Staff vs Students Game Show (17:00 – 19:00) Lego Lab CC Study Skills SH

Escape Room SH

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FRIDAY 22 09:00 – 10:00 NP.CM.G30

10:00 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

Creating a Photo Essay

NP.CM.G31

Blackmagic Da Vinci Resolve

Learning Commons NP.CM.106

Introduction to Makaton Workshop

NP.CM.135

TV Drama Script Week

NP.UT.G01 NP.MT.G01

Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University Choir and Orchestra Concert

Pop-up Tradition Instrumen

NP.MT.G30 NP Library NP.AN.G15 The Bell, Walcot Street

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Uncommon Shadows


13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:00

17:00 – 18:00

101 Certified Training Course Study Skills NP

TV Drama Script Week Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University Choir and Orchestra Concert

nal English Music ntal Session Lego Lab NP

Love Lounge (14:00 – 23:00)

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Lunchtime events MONDAY 13:00 – 14:00, NP.CM.G23/24 VC Talk: Whose degree is it anyway? You have invested a lot in your degree, how can you get the most out of it, and how should the University spend your fees? Staff and students are invited to come and discuss this topic with the Vice Chancellor. BOOK HERE

TUESDAY 12:00 – 14:00, Refectory International Street Food Festival Come along and try recipes from around the world, while listening to the Carnival rhythms of Brazil with the student samba band, Jamma de Samba! No need to book, just drop in and enjoy! DROP IN

WEDNESDAY 12:00 – 14:00, NP.CM.G23/24 Module Selection Fair A two hour fair to provide advice and guidance on modules. Come along and speak to members of staff about the modules you are interested in and get help using the module selection portal too. Relevant to all students. No need to book, just drop in. DROP IN

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THURSDAY 13:00 – 14:00, NP.CM.G23/24 James Shone (speaker) Come and listen to James Shone share a truly inspiring story and philosophy to help manage serious set backs, anxiety and general lack of self esteem. His relevant, challenging and amusing talk takes a look at life in education today with advice on how to navigate potential challenges. He seeks to encourage a focus on what we’re good at rather than what we’re not and he provides invaluable advice on how to inflate ‘balloons of self belief’. BOOK HERE

FRIDAY 12:00 – 14:00, NP.CM.G23/24 Pop-up Traditional English Music Instrumental Session Pop-up Traditional English Music Instrumental Session: In typical local pub music sessions, anyone can turn up and join in playing along to simple English dance tunes, many several centuries old. If you have an acoustic instrument and a good ear, come along and join in: the aim is relaxed participation. Register in advance, and we’ll let you know some of the tunes we might play. BOOK HERE


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A Show of Hands: Letterpress printing workshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Wed, 10:00 – 16:00, Corsham Court, Albion Press Room (B36)

Mon, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.CM.G30 Thu, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.CM.G30

Mon, 12:00 – 14:00, NP.CM.G30 Tue, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.CM.G30

Tim Jollands, Visiting Research Fellow, will introduce you to the basics of the letterpress printing process. Level: Beginner.

Learn to create and edit vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator CC. We’ll demonstrate a range of techniques for creating logos, graphics and working with typography. Previous experience of other Adobe CC applications (InDesign and Photoshop) is useful but not essential. Level: Beginner.

Learn the basics of document layout with Adobe InDesign CC. We will take you through setting up a document for print, creatively laying out pictures and text, plus some neat interactive features for PDF and EPUB production. Level: Beginner.

Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

Build your skills in: • Creative problem-solving

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Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Conflict resolution • Adaptability • Data analysis • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis

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Adobe Photoshop

Archaeology: Geophysics

The Beginners Guide to Freelancing

Tue, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.CM.G30 Thu, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.CM.G30

Tue (NP.CE.201) & Wed (NP.CN. G14), 10:00–12:00 & 14:00 –16:00

Wed, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.CM.106 Wed, 15:00 – 17:00, SH.T1.12

A few simple Photoshop skills will enable you to quickly improve and edit digital images. Starting with simple tweaks to exposure and focus, we’ll show you how to edit and manipulate your photographs. Level: Beginner.

Explore the history of our beautiful campus. Following on from our discoveries in SPA week 2018, we will be joined by BACAS (our friendly local archaeology society) in exploring some newly identified archaeological remains. We will be undertaking geophysics and topographical survey in an attempt to solve an archaeological mystery. No experience necessary. Please note this activity is weather dependent.

Did you know that 14% of BSU graduates go on to set up their own businesses? If you’re interested in running your own business, or in developing a portfolio career, then this session is for you. It will cover all you need to know about freelancing including: • Why freelance? The pros and cons • The importance of market research • How to get started • Growing your business, finding clients and building networks • The practicalities of running your own business – keeping records, tax and NI • Protecting yourself and troubleshooting

Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Adaptability • Data analysis • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis

Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Data analysis

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Behind the scenes of the Art and Design Collection Wed, 10:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 16:00, CC.SB.G.4 & T.01 Discover the history of the Bath Academy of Art (predecessor to BSAD) by spending an hour with the Art and Design Collection, examining prints, paintings and sculpture from the art school’s years at Corsham. The second hour will be a guided drawing session in Corsham Court’s Tower Studio – used by a series of artists throughout the 20th century. Please note that the Tower Studio (T.01) is accessible by stairs only. All materials supplied. Level: Beginner. Build your skills in: • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Adaptability • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis

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Bike Round Bath Spa (Guided Cycle Rides) Tue, 12:00 – 13:00, Meet outside Commons bike stands, next to Dr Bike Come and meet up with other cyclists (or would be cyclists) for a short cycle to Newton St Loe farm shop (Beginner) or onto the Bristol-Bath cycle path (Intermediate). Make new cycle buddies and share route advice with those currently cycling or interested in cycling to Bath Spa. Please wear clothes/ footwear suitable for cycling and the weather. We have a small number of electric bikes to try out – if you’d like to reserve one and/or wish to borrow a helmet please contact Sara Cundy in advance. Level: Beginner & Intermediate.

Birds and Birdsong: guided tour of Corsham Court gardens Wed, 14:00 – 16:00, Meet outside Corsham Court Main House Stephen Moss, naturalist and acclaimed writer, will take you on a journey through the extraordinarily beautiful grounds of Corsham Court. Please bring wellies and binoculars. Build your skills in: • Interpersonal skills

Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

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Blackmagic Da Vinci Resolve 101 Certified Training Course

BSU Singers Workshop

Carnival Arts: Culture Festival and Showcase

Wed – Fri, 9:30 – 16:30, NP.CM.G31

Wed, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.MT.101

Tue, 11:00 – 15:00, NP Michael Tippet Centre

Learn to edit video, create visual effects, colour correct images and mix audio with Blackmagic Da Vinci Resolve 101 in this three day course delivered by our Blackmagic qualified trainer Adrian Moore. At the end of the course you will sit an exam and upon successfully passing the exam will gain certification from Blackmagic. You should have a basic knowledge of video editing programs and you will need to buy the course book which is available as an ebook for £5. Level: Intermediate.

Learn and sing popular ABBA songs with the BSU Singers Society. This is a workshop for people of all singing abilities, to socialise and enjoy singing within a group. Level: Beginner.

Drop in for an international cultural experience. Listen to the rhythms of Brazilian samba, create a Carnival-inspired head-dress and watch a variety of society and student -led performances in the Carnival showcase.

Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Oral Communication • Ability to work under pressure

Build your skills in: • Critical and analytical thinking • Adaptability

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Choir and Orchestra Concert

CPR Training

Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 16:00, NP.MT.G01

Thu, 10:00 – 11:00 & 11:15 – 12:15 & 14:00 – 15:00 & 15:15 – 16:15, NP.CM.107/108

Join us for a week of rehearsals for singers and orchestral instrumentalists, culminating in a public concert at 19:30 on Friday 22 March at St Michael’s Without, Bath. Level: Advanced.

Heartstart is the British Heart Foundation’s initiative to teach emergency life saving skills to the British public, you’re helping us create a nation of life savers – where everyone knows how to save a life.

Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Ability to work under pressure

Learn how to: recognise a heart attack and a cardiac arrest, help an unconscious person, perform CPR, help someone choking and respond to serious bleeding. Level: Beginner. Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Ability to work under pressure • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

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Create a Wordpress Website Mon, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.CM.G30 Wed, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.CM.G30 Set up your own website at wordpress.com. This could be the start of your online blog, creative portfolio or business. We’ll guide you through the process and explain how you can take your online presence to the next level! Level: Beginner. Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Oral communication • Written communication • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Adaptability • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis

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Creating a Photo Essay

Creative learning in the Forest of Imagination

The Crisis Game

Fri, 10:00 – 13:00, NP.CM.G30

Thu, 10:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 16:00, NP.CP.G12

Mon, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.CM.G31

Creating visual narratives and showcasing a story through a series of images. Students will also learn the basics of framing, composition and lighting techniques and editing in Adobe Lightroom. Level: Beginner.

Clay Forest: Come and play, make a tree from clay to place in our communal clay forest. We will be thinking through making, and discussing the importance of creativity in learning. No tools or complicated processes. All ideas are valued. What do trees mean to you - and to us all collectively? The finished trees will be fired to be part of a ceramic forest in the Forest of Imagination 2019.

The Crisis Game will parachute you into a senior national leadership role during a simulated international crisis. You and your colleagues will have to make rapid assessments and decisions under pressure. What could possibly go wrong? The event leader has extensive experience of running crisis games and was lead umpire for a Pentagon game in 2018. Level: Beginner.

Build your skills in: • Oral communication • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Adaptability • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

Build your skills in: • Oral communication • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Ability to work under pressure • Conflict resolution • Leadership • Decision-making

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Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Adaptability • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

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Digital Portrait Photography

Deep Listening Workshop

Digital Media Hackathon

Tue, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.CM.G24

Mon, 10:00 – 16:00, Bath City Farm Wed, 10:00 – 13:00, NP.CM.G30 Tue, 10:00 – 16:00, NP.CM.G32

Deep Listening® is a multifaceted mindfulness practice founded by composer Pauline Oliveros. It is especially focused on expanding one’s awareness of all forms of sound, and of how we can experience the world of sound. It also involves body energy work (Qigong), improvised sounding exercises, and dream-work. In other words, listening in body, listening in sound, and listening in dreams. Ron is a certified teacher of Deep Listening, having studied with Oliveros over a period of nine years. The workshop requires no previous experience, but only a willingness to open yourself to a new mindful, creative practice. Level: Beginner.

Explore how gaming and multiplatform media can be used to encourage people to engage with rural Bath. Prototype interactive media products (video, VR, website, social media) for Bathscape, using research ideas led by The Centre for Media Research. Work across a range of skill-sets, including: research, creative ideation, user experience design, and technical development. Level: Intermediate.

Build your skills in: • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Leadership • Adaptability • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis

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Learn to take professional quality portrait photography with a digital camera. The three-hour workshop covers all the basics, including lighting techniques and full manual mode and editing in Adobe Lightroom. Level: Beginner. Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Oral communication, • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Adaptability • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.

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Dr Bike

Escape Room

Excel Skills Workshop

Tue, 8:00 – 13:00, Outside Commons bike stands

Tue, 14:00 –16:00, NP Library Thu, 14:00 – 16:00, SH Library

Mon, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.SN.G14

Dr Bike run by Bath Bike Workshop (Julian House) will be visiting the Newton Park campus you’ll find them near the bike stands at the front of Commons. Offering cyclists a free 30-minute health check of your bikes – service is offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

You’ve been studying too hard and fallen asleep in the library. When you awake, you are trapped inside and you need to get home to central Bath! Work with the group to find hidden clues and solve puzzles so you can escape before the last bus departs. Expect a mixture of library themed and cryptic clues. Level: Beginner.

Learn how to use some basic Excel formulae and shortcuts, create professional graphs and figures for reports. Open to students only. Level: Beginner.

Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Oral communication • Teamwork • Numeracy • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Conflict resolution • Leadership • Adaptability • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Numeracy • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Adaptability • Data analysis • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

How to Create a Great LinkedIn Profile

International Staff/Student Coffee Morning

Tue, 13:00 – 15:00 & Thu, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.SN.G11

Tue, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.CM.106 & Wed, 12:00 – 14:00, SH.T1.12

Tue, 10:00 – 11:00, Newton Park Refectory, upstairs

Make an easy pasta dish whilst learning about healthy cooking on a budget. You will also learn basic knife skills, health and safety and hygiene. Open to students only. Level: Beginner.

Don’t have a LinkedIn profile, but want to find out more? Or perhaps you have made a LinkedIn account, but want to get a better grasp of what it’s about? In this session we will provide an introduction to LinkedIn, including a ‘tour’ of how to showcase your employability by developing your profile effectively, presenting your work, connecting with employers, and much more Level: Beginner.

Open to all – come along for coffee and cake, mingle with international students and staff, or just talk all things global. Build your network and share your experiences with other members of the Bath Spa community. No need to book, just drop in and say hello! Level: Beginner.

Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Oral communication • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Conflict resolution • Adaptability • Data analysis • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

Build your skills in: Written communication Innovation and Enterprise

Build your skills in: • Initiative and enterprise • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

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Introduction to Makaton Workshop

Ivory Towers Immersive Hackathon: Building Boomtown’s First University

Japanese Workshop

Fri, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.CM.106

Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 17:00, NP.MT.G30 & NP.UT.G01

Tue, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.CM.107

Makaton is an internationally recognised sign language, which enables everyone to be able to communicate and have a voice. Makaton consists of a signing and symbol communication system, and can be adapted to any workplace or environment (e.g librarian, police, health professional, teacher, lawyer, social worker or working with refugees or those with English as an additional language). This workshop will introduce you to the foundations of Makaton, and give you the opportunity to learn some of the core signs and symbols. Makaton is an invaluable skill and promotes the voice and rights of all children and adults. Level: Beginner.

Boomtown have offered Bath Spa University a major theatrical venue and the chance to create Boomtown’s first University: ‘Ivory Towers Academy’. Meet with professionals from Boomtown, The Invisible Circus and the SWCTN Fellowship programme for five days to devise and playtest how the venue might work. We will explore how the existing narratives and aesthetics of Boomtown and BSU’s variety of disciplines can be applied to creating a new satirical immersive theatre game venue. Suitable for staff and students interested in acting, drama, dance, performance, creative computing or event production.

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Join the BSU Japanese Language Society and learn to write your name and how to introduce yourself. Make some origami and learn some cool facts about Japan – there’ll be a fun quiz at the end with a tasty surprise! Level: Beginner. Build your skills in: • Oral communication • Written communication • Teamwork

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Lego Lab Mon & Fri, 14:00 – 16:00, NP Library, Wed, 14:00 – 16:00, SH Library, Thu, 14:00 – 16:00, CC Library

Love Lounge Festival 2

Opportunity for some serious play in the Library. Come and make a model of any kind, though we will give some ideas if you are stuck. Post a picture of your completed model on social media and the best one gets a prize.

A student curated festival open to all creative performers. The festival runs over four days and events will be themed.

Mon – Wed & Fri, 14:00 – 23:00, The Bell, Walcot Street

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Mon, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.CM.105 Mindfulness meditation workshop for beginners and for those with some experience. Level: Beginner. Build your skills in: • Critical and analytical thinking • Ability to work under pressure • Adaptability • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Oral communication • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Decision-making • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

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Pitching Process and its Place in Commercial Film Making

Museum of Learning/ Victorian School Visit

Open Circus Session

Tue, 12:00 – 17:30, off-site

Thu, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.NE.101

Mon & Wed, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.CM.111

Visit the Victorian School at Sevington and discover the realities of what it was like to be educated in the 19th century. A minibus will leave Newton Park campus at midday and we will be stopping off for a pub lunch before visiting the school at 14:30. We will be returning to Newton Park around 17:30. Transport and admission to the school is included – you just pay for your pub lunch!

Have a go at juggling, diablo and hooping in this open circus session of teaching and performing circus skills. No experience needed. Level: Beginner.

Create and deliver a pitch for a music video, detailing your creative approach to the project in accordance with the commissioner’s brief. Level: Intermediate.

Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Ability to work under pressure • Decision-making

Build your skills in: • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis

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Postgraduate Conference on Crime and Gothic

Probability – Why it really matters?

Thu, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.SN.G01

Mon, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.SN.G14

This conference showcases the MA Crime and Gothic students research, which covers such diverse fields as Gothic and supernatural fictions, crime fiction, and the relationships between literature and landscape, and invites participants to contribute to the debate through questions and discussion. We welcome undergraduates, postgraduates and staff to this lively event.

Learn the concepts behind different types of analyses. Open to students only. Level: Beginner.

Build your skills in: • Oral communication • Critical and analytical thinking • Leadership • Adaptability • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

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Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Numeracy • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Data analysis • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis

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Researcher Tea and ‘Bake your PhD’ competition Thu, 10:00 – 12:00, Corsham Court Library Doctoral students are invited to use the medium of baking to represent their research. Think research poster crossed with the Great British Bake Off. Come to the Library to share your research and your baking with others. We’ll provide the liquid refreshments. Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Oral communication • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Adaptability • Data analysis • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

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School Action Day Thu, 14:00 – 16:30, NP.CM.221/222 School Action Days aim to build relationships between staff and students while work-shopping how to improve student experience at BSU. This event will be on a flat hierarchy to allow everyone’s voice to be heard equally. Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Oral communication • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Conflict resolution • Leadership • Adaptability • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

Scientific Poster Workshop Tue, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.SN.G10 Discuss examples of professional scientific posters before creating and presenting your own. Open to students only. Level: Beginner. Build your skills in: • Oral communication • Written communication • Creative problem-solving • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Adaptability • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis

Slow Flash Mob Wed, 10:00 – 12:00, Brunel Square (Bath Spa train station) Inspired by Joanna Wright’s exhibition #Getoutofyourcar as part of Fringe Arts Bath, dance and visual artist Jacqueline Anderson wants to make visible the pollution that Bath is succumbing to in movement form. Come along and join in a slow flash mob dance outside Brunel Square in front of Bath Spa Station. The purpose of the flash mob would be to draw attention to the invisible pollutants we can’t see, while everyone goes about their daily activities in Bath City Centre. This is an opportunity for individuals to take part in silent commentary of what impact vehicle pollution can have on people and our environment. No experience neccesary but please wear all black and be prepared to learn a dance in public! Level: Beginner. Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Adaptability • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

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SPA Newsday Mon, 10:00 –16:00, Studio A Tue, 9:00 – 17:00, NP.CM.G31 Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of live news production. Spend two days investigating the skills and problems of building and broadcasting a live TV news show. Learn script writing, editorial choices, news film making, reporting, live studio skills – all under the pressure of a deadline. Level: Intermediate. Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Written communication • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Ability to work under pressure • Leadership • Decision-making

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Student vs Staff Game Show Thu, 17:00, SU Bar BSU Family Fortunes, pitting academic staff against students across topics ranging from Student Life and The City of Bath. Across six rounds see staff test their knowledge and whether students can come out on top. Just like TV we will go out and collect the opinions from anyone within the Bath Spa Community. Run by your Senior Academic Reps to give everyone a bit of fun and a chance to get to know each other in a relaxed, if slightly competitive, environment. Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Oral communication • Teamwork • Numeracy • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Initiative and enterprise • Ability to work under pressure • Leadership • Adaptability • Decision-making • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills DROP IN

Study Skills Mon – Fri, 13:00 – 14:00, NP.CM Learning Commons, Wed – Thu, 13:00 – 14:00, SH Library Need any advice for your last weeks of studying? Get help from us with revision skills and exam techniques. Come and ask us too about any aspect of preparing for your next assignment or researching for creative practice: finding the right resources, referencing, planning, time management or writing up. Our Subject Librarians and Senior Learning Development Advisors will be available to help. Build your skills in: • Time Management and Organisation • Oral communication • Written communication • Numeracy • Creative problem-solving • Critical and analytical thinking • Data analysis • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis

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TV Drama Script Week Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 16:00, NP.CM.135 & viewing theatre Got an idea for the next Netflix hit but don’t know where to start? Have you been working on a script but need to find your voice? Just want to give script writing a go? Join an exciting week of writing workshops with ITV’s award winning writer Mike Bullen (Cold Feet). It’s an opportunity to work on your script and get dedicated feedback. No experience necessary and the week will culminate in editing and filming a sample scene. Level: Beginner.

TV Studios Open Doors Tue, 10:00 – 12:00, Thu 14:00 – 16:00, TV Studio A Visit the TV Studios to come and see the facilities and discuss any projects that the facilities may be used for. Level: Beginner. Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Teamwork

Fri, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.AN.G15 A dance and visual artist, Jacquie Anderson is currently concerned with the body in space and how to create documentation of this. Her work includes video, mixed media pieces and installation and painting. These sessions will focus on recording photographically shadows of the body in space using a single and double light source. Level: Intermediate. Build your skills in: • Teamwork • Creative problem-solving • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

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Where Do I Stand Post Brexit?

Writing Retreat (WLC)

Tue, 14:00 – 16:00, NP.CM.111

Wed, 10:00 – 12:00, NP.CE.201

• What are my current rights? • What am I supposed to do next? • My family are in the UK with me – what do they need to do? • Is ‘Settled Status’ right for me? • Do I have to apply for a visa now? • How can the University help me?

A space for undergraduates from any discipline or year group to come together for time devoted to writing your next assignment. Take part in some short ‘get into writing’ activities and just write. One of our Senior Learning Developers will be on hand to support you and to answer any queries you might have about writing for assignments. Refreshments provided. Level: Intermediate.

Brexit has brought a lot of uncertainties to us all, and in particular EU national residents in the UK either for work or study. During this drop in session our specialist immigration advisers and staff from HR and Student Support will be on hand with a wealth of resource and information on how we can support you, whether you work or study at Bath Spa.

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Build your skills in: • Time management and organisation • Oral communication • Written communication • Critical and analytical thinking • Ability to work under pressure • Decision-making • Information gathering, evaluation and synthesis • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills

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Continuing from Spa Week 1 Inhabit ‘Inhabit’ is a Bath School of Art and Design collaborative opportunity that started during the first SPA Week in November 2018. The aim of the project is for students to creatively inhabit the University, possibly using physical spaces and other form of interventions within the institution. Following presentations and provocations in SPA Week 1, the collaborative student group will install their outputs in SPA Week 2. Their outputs will be public to all students and staff and everyone is encouraged to support and critique these outputs, creating an open feedback approach and crossdisciplinary dialogue.

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SPA Week Programme March 2019  

SPA Week Programme March 2019