As part of this series of blogposts introducing the Study Tour team and why they have joined it in their own words. I would like to introduce Angela Pater from the University of Bath. So over to you Angela...
This Study Tour will be an excellent opportunity to contribute to a
greater understanding of Higher Education in another country. I believe
in spreading good ideas and best practice and forming links with
colleagues in other institutions, to the benefit of all parties. Part of
the reason I am so committed to access to Higher Education is that my
Polish father did not have the opportunity to go to University, having
left Poland after World War II; he later studied for a degree in the UK
as a mature distance-learning student. I have visited Poland several
times and love both its cities and stunning countryside; it seems to
As Head of Secretariat at the University of Bath, I am interested in
higher education governance, especially how students are involved in
decision-making, at both formal and more informal levels. I am looking
forward to seeing how structures have developed in Poland over recent
decades. A lot more can be learned from comparative study than by
looking at a topic just in one country in isolation.