My Life, My Work: Michael Secker

My Life, My Work: Michael Secker

“It’s a really good thing for diversity and inclusion that the University has been such an easy place to make the transition to part time work so I can help look after my daughter.”.”

Michael Secker works in Engineering as the FARSCOPE CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) Administrator, supporting PhD researchers in the field of robotics and autonomous systems.Read more

My life, my work – Weiru Liu

My life, my work: Weiru Liu

“I can make contributions not just at the Faculty or the research group level but at the University level too, and it gets me thinking about bigger research strategies rather than just my own immediate research interests.”

Professor Weiru Liu has only been in the Faculty of Engineering at Bristol for a little over four years, but already has made a huge impact, not just in her research into Intelligent Autonomous Systems, but also as School Research Director, Faculty Research Director and more recently in a new role as Associate Dean for Temple Quarter Campus (Research & Enterprise).Read more

Diversity is a huge strength: Cameron Hall

Diversity is a huge strength: Cameron Hall

“Science and Engineering both really benefit from diverse perspectives, and developing scientists and engineers really benefit from seeing more role models like themselves.”

To celebrate LGBTQ+ in STEM Day, we talked to Cameron Hall, a lecturer in Engineering Maths and also the Faculty’s LGBTQ+ representative.Read more

Change in Career Path: Allison McIntosh-Smith

Change in Career Path: Allison McIntosh-Smith

“It’s never too late to change direction… Just go for it, be curious, be adventurous and take a chance!”

Allison McIntosh-Smith has been in the faculty since 2013 and recently changed career paths, from a Professional services role as an Office Administration Manager to a Technical services role as a Laboratory Technician.Read more

Be a buddy for a new international staff member!

The International Staff Buddy scheme needs YOU!

“We are particularly hoping to recruit more Engineering staff – particularly academics – to be buddies.”

The International Staff advisers, Clare Stephens and Rachel Coggins, are currently looking for volunteers to become a ‘buddy’ and help a new member of staff relocating from another country settle in to life in Bristol, and navigate the University.… Read more