Local Events Bath

Diversifying your recruitment: Unlocking the workforce - BANES
7:45am - 10am

Diversifying your recruitment: Unlocking the workforce
According to Skills West’s 2017 Business Skills and Training Survey, 52% of businesses in the West of England found it hard to recruit and 68.5% of them blamed this on having a lack of applicants with the relevant skills and qualifications.
Do you struggle to find the right skilled people for your business?
Join us at our two hour workshop to:

Learn new skills to help attract the right candidates to your business
Find out how incorporating flexible working into your company can help fill skills gaps
Explore the benefits of having a diverse workforce
Discover top tips to help with your recruitment process
Uncover ways to improve employee engagement, productivity and retention

Hosted by Skills West and led by Kristal McNamara, Director at Flexology, this workshop aims to arm attendees with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their recruitment and fill skills gaps within their business.
Kristal will share statistics from the Skills West survey, plus facilitate breakout sessions where attendees can learn new skills and discuss the topics in question with other local businesses.
Simon Nelson, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant at Bristol City Council will also be joining us for a Q&A session at the event.
Our aim is to help improve the skills gap in the region and this starts with ensuring business owners and HR professionals are fully informed of how they can successfully recruit.
Don’t delay in booking your space at this event – we expect it to sell out quickly!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please note: This event is for West of England (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire & North Somerset)businesses only
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Kristal McNamara Bio:
Kristal, alongside her business partner, launched Flexology in early 2017. A recruitment consultancy specialising in professional level roles, they are passionate about improving flexible work opportunities across the South West. They help clients attract and keep talented and productive employees.
With a background as a senior leader and many years of experience in Financial Services, Kristal is qualified and experienced in Change and Programme Management. An accomplished people manager experienced with hiring, establishing and managing large teams, she is ideally placed to understand the needs of businesses.

Business Skills and Training Survey 2018
We want to delve deeper into the skills, recruitment and training needs of businesses within the West of England to ensure training and education provision in the region is relevant to business needs. Your answers will also feed into the overall West of England skills strategy. Take the survey here: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/JLG1P/ 

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SBF November Networking Breakfast
8am - 10am

Join us for our regular monthly breakfast and enjoy a fabulous Boston Tea Party Breakfast while you network with other small business owners!
Our topic for discussion this month is 'Am I doing what I set out to do?"An opportunity to look at how your business has developed and if you are still doing what you set out to do.Often, a business idea starts with your desire to achieve a specific goal, or to work in a specific area of business. Sometimes, the business can develop in a completely different direction to that original goal. So how do you get back on track?
SBF Members rate £10 plus booking fee.Non members welcome - £12 plus booking fee

ICHEM and SHRE Seminar - Beyond the Ivory Towers : Working Towards Greater Equality
11am - 12:30pm

Beyond the Ivory Towers : Working Towards Greater Equality
Uncovering the dark side of inequalities of our great public institutions like parliament, the health service and the entertainment industry has recently preoccupied discourse and media attention. Similar structural inequalities experienced by women and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds (BME) is also under scrutiny in higher education. Universities pride themselves as being progressive and liberal institutions delivering a public good. However, the exposure of inequalities, such as gaps in pay, inequality in promotion and BME student attainment, challenges core beliefs. What are some of the conflicting narratives of university cultures, policies and practice as played out in evidence based ‘stories’ illustrating inequalities from the perspective of students, staff and governance? The seminar will explore these stories to focus on perspectives beyond the ‘ivory towers’ of prestige and privilege. The first story is based on the journey taken by a large university that took an institution wide transformational approach to addressing the gap in attainment between white and BME students. The second draws from empirical evidence of the opportunities and realities of progression and success for women in higher education careers. Finally, some questions will be asked about the governance of universities and the role of external drivers in accelerating greater equality for example levers used in the national assessment of research excellence.
Two Tunnels Bike Ride - Thursday 8th November
11am - 1pm

Come along and enjoy a guided cycle ride by Gemma Ker-Bridges along part of the famous Bath Two Tunnels route.  The ride will include some lovely car-free cycling, taking you from the centre of Bath along cycle paths through two tunnels: the Devonshire Tunnel at Bloomfield and the Combe Down Tunnel at Combe Down.  
Bike hire is included free.
Places are very limited, so please only sign up if you can attend.   
Please wear appropriate clothes and footwear.  Also if you want to bring along any drinks or snacks for the ride please do so. 
We will meet at Green Park Bike Station at 10.45am to collect your bike and cycle helmet.
Lunchtime Walk to Sham Castle with views over Bath city - Thursday 8th November
1:15pm - 2pm

If you want to stretch your legs and get some fresh air during your lunch break come along and discover a walking route on the edge of the University campus.  Jo Parry will lead this walk and we'll go to Sham Castle, where you can enjoy fine views over the city of Bath and then follow the woodland path along the south of the campus.
Please wear appropriate footwear and warm clothes in case it is cold.  
We will meet at 8W Reception (MSc Office).
Stress Management Session - Thursday 8th November
3:15pm - 4pm

Are you feeling pressured, stressed or anxious?  
Come along to our workshop to find out about some top tips to help you manage your stress and find out what support is available.
RSA Bath Meetup
6pm - 8pm

Join us for our November meetup to connect with other Fellows in the Bath area.
Come along to meet with local Fellows and help create a powerful network of people in Bath dedicated to enriching society and shaping the future through ideas and action.   This event is one of a series this year, having sparked the Bath Fellowship into collaborative action in May. At this meetup, Steve Fuller will share the work he has been doing professionally, and on a pro bono basis, to encourage Bath’s various interest groups to focus, convene and collaborate on a single issue.
With 80% of the council’s budget allocated to adult social care what could the city achieve if it chose Wellbeing as a strategic pillar for economic, social and place development?The aim of the session is to identify where local Fellows can support existing initiatives, build on and stretch thinking to date, as well as stimulate discussion on where the gaps are that society can help fill. We’ll also be continuing to develop our own plans for positive change. There will, as always, be the opportunity to network too.
This meeting is kindly being hosted by a new venue to the city: The Drawing Rooms, 19 Union Passage, BA1 1RD.
If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: networks@rsa.org.uk. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

By registering for this event you agree to the sharing of your name, organisation & title with the Fellow(s) and/or partner organisation(s) hosting this event. Attendees also agree to thesharing of your name and organisation with other delegates at the event so that they might contact you through MyRSA. If you do not wish this information to be shared, please let us know by emailing: networks@rsa.org.uk.
The information you provide when registering for an event will be retained by the RSA and will be used to record attendance at the event. To understand more about how the RSA uses your data, please see our Privacy Policy.
Winter Wellness
Bath Healthy & Happy Meetup
7pm - 9pm

Winter is here! Join us to discover how you can use essential oils to support your immune system and keep healthy this winter!

This will be a fun, interactive and educational morning where you will learn how Essential Oils can help:

- Keep your home healthy
- Boost your immunity
- Provide natural solutions to support you and the ones you love
- You be empowered and have a proactive approach to your well-being
- Understand the benefits of the doTERRA Certified Therapeutic Pure Grade Essential Oils

You will see how to safely and effectively use doTERRA essential oils within your daily life.

So come along and leave equipped with the tools to support your health naturally.

This event will be hosted by local business owner Tanya Maidment. Tanya is a mother of 2 who has been using essential oils to support her own family’s health over the past 5 years. She is a Doterra Wellness Advocate and owner of GreenLifeOrganics. Six years ago she gave up a career in environmental science to begin a personal journey to create a happy, healthy and sustainable future for herself and her family.

Cost is £5 and includes a free oil. Please register via eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-wellness-tickets-47709222569

Any questions please contact Tanya on[masked]
Get a headstart on your New Year resolutions
Bath Spa Toastmasters - Public Speaking Group
7:15pm - 9:30pm

Our newest and most experienced speakers show you what you could achieve with between 1 month and 10 years speaking experience.

Our club has welcomed many new members over the past 3 months. Why wait until New Year 2019? Join them and all our other members as a very welcome guest of Bath Spa Toastmasters.

Making time to improve your skills? How about:
- Learn to craft a speech with everything the course teaches us
- Get a huge buzz from delivering to the crowd
- Chat and have some time with friends, meet new ones, have fun :)

As always, speeches from our own members, Table Topics for thinking on your feet, and lots of opportunities to speak and enjoy the evening.

Everyone is welcome to attend (no cost) and we ask everyone to arrive around 7.15pm so we can start the speeches on time. So come along then join us afterwards for a drink or two - we'd love to see you!

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Bath Spa Toastmasters gets your speaking, thinking and presenting skills sharper. It’s a sure way of gaining confidence, both in front of an audience and in everyday life.
Badminton (Bristol)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 9pm


Badminton is booked for 8:00pm on Thursday 8th November (Main Hall court 1) at Kingsdown Sports Centre, Portland Street, BS2 8HL. All are welcome, it's a 60 minute long session and we may head to a nearby pub afterwards.

Please let me know if you are going to attend by Wednesday at the latest. I would prefer that we have at least 4 players, otherwise I may cancel the booking.

Note: When arriving at reception you will need to say that you're attending a badminton session in my name (Matthew Barker). Also, they may require that you to sign up for a (free) Everyone Active membership.

See you there,
Matt ([masked])


Q: How does it work?
A: It's pretty informal, but I would like to know in advance if you are going to attend. (If, by the day before the booking, fewer than 4 people say they are going, I may cancel the booking.) On the day, just turn up in the sports hall with your kit at the booked time and we'll play as many games as we can in the time, rotating through the available players after each one. Usually we play doubles up to 11 points, but this can vary depending on the number of players. Afterwards, we often go to a nearby pub afterwards for a drink and a chat.

Q: How often do you play?
A: Usually every two weeks.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Between £1 and £5 per session, depending on how many people turn up, but usually between £1.50 and £2.50.

Q: What is the standard of play?
A: This is hard to specify, but it's mixed and generally not high, so a novice shouldn't find it too challenging.

Q: How many courts are booked?
A: Only one court is booked, but if there are more than 4 people we play to 11 points (rather than the usual 21) to allow waiting players to get a game more often.

Q: Who can attend?
A: It is open to all (and usually has a combination of men and women). Come along and see if it suits you.

Q: I'm new to the group, how can I find you?
A: Sometimes the expected court number will be specified in advance, otherwise if you don't fancy asking around, you can let me know you'll be coming and I can arrange to meet you.

Q: What parking facilities are there?
A: The sports centre has its own car parks and there is usually on-street parking nearby. There are also bicycle stands outside the entrance.

Q: Can I just turn up for the pub afterwards?
A: Of course, though we don't always go and the choice of pub can vary so it's best to let me know in advance.

Q: Do I need my own racquet?
A: Preferably, though you can hire one from the sports centre (currently for £2 with £5 deposit). For newcomers, I can sometimes bring a spare on request.

Q: What type of shuttles are used?
A: Feather shuttles are provided and included in the session cost.

Q: What rules do you play with?
A: We usually play using 'rally point scoring', i.e. points are scored regardless of who serves, and when the serving side loses a rally, the serve changes immediately to the opponents. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badminton#Scoring_system_and_service.
CHARITY PUB QUIZ- St. James' Wine Vaults BATH
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
8:15pm - 10:30pm

CHARITY PUB QUIZ - By popular demand


ARRIVE EARLY to grab seats please - 8pm would be good for those who can.

Starts 9pm sharp.

Each team member pays £1.

1st place - £25.
2nd place - bottle of wine or a box of chocolates.
3rd place - a box of chocolates.

BONUS: Snowball at the end with rolling cash prize if not won.

This is a good quality quiz with variety.

Full details: http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/Charity.html (http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/Charity.html)

Supporting Dorothy House & Julian House Charities.