PETER LAMBERT: Hello, my name is Professor Peter Lambert. And I'm the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching here at the University of Bath. I am particularly proud to have worked at such a successful and dynamic university for nearly 20 years now. And this is for a number of reasons-- a world class applied research, which has a global impact, a highly international outlook, which is reflected in our community and our international partnerships, our outstanding record in learning and teaching, and also the high quality of our staff and our students.
In the United Kingdom, we are seen as a leading research university. We are in the top five for student experience and are regularly ranked in the top 10 universities overall. Part of our success is due to a very supportive academic culture and community, in which students are encouraged to ask questions, challenge themselves, and of course us-- and fulfill their potential to become engaged, active, and informed citizens, who are able to thrive in a global community.
Our online courses are designed around your work and life commitments, allowing you to engage in an active and supportive learning environment with high quality learning and teaching, which includes video content, real-life case studies, interaction with your peers and academics, networking, and comprehensive digital resources. The courses are designed to provide rigorous intellectual challenge, real world relevance, and essential preparation for the workplace to help you apply what you learn and develop your own career. If you have an inquiring mind, are prepared to be challenged, and want to develop your career, we will help you go further. I wish you all the very best with your studies.
The Charter sets out the principles that have guided our teaching and research for over half a century. It describes how the objects of the University shall be to advance learning and knowledge by teaching and research, particularly in science and technology, and in close association with industry and commerce.