Archive for April 2009

30.04.09 Update - Swine Flu: Information for staff & students

A research student from the University is being tested for possible Swine Flu.

Latest issue of BA2 now available

The latest edition of BA2, the University’s magazine for alumni, is now available.

Bath is the best in the South-West in new Complete University Guide

The University has been ranked ninth in the UK in this year's Complete University Guide league table, produced by The Independent.

Update: Changes to social & catered space for staff & students

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Kevin Edge clarifies that proposed changes to areas currently used by UBSA and SCR will not prevent the two staff associations from continuing to operate.

University celebrates its vibrant arts & media scene at annual awards

The annual Arts & Media Awards evening was introduced by Vice-Chancellor Professor Glynis Breakwell and fourteen talented students received prizes ranging up to £500. This year's awards included eight new prizes generously supported by Abbey-Santander. These new awards, celebrating 'outstanding achievement in the field of arts and media' were announced alongside six existing prizes funded by friends of the University. The evening also featured performances by several Students' Union arts societies.

Information about Swine Flu

As staff and students may be aware the World Health Organisation has raised the pandemic influenza alert to Level 4 following the outbreak in Mexico. The University has a pandemic flu plan and its Emergency Management Team will be monitoring the situation closely over the coming days. We will obviously provide further advice if the alert is raised.

Is technology Darwinian?

Professor Julian Vincent from the University of Bath will be looking at technology as human behaviour and asking whether its conscious development has allowed it to transcend Darwin's Bid Idea in a lecture on May 1 at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI).

Young Team Bath rugby side lose out to Loughborough

In a thrilling end-to-end match described as a ‘tough learning curve’ by Team Bath captain, Loughborough beat Team Bath 51-17 in the fifth annual ‘Real Varsity’ rugby match. Bath Women's team made history with their 26-0 victory, however, by being the first Bath rugby side to beat Loughborough

School games boost local economy by £2.4m

A survey conducted at the UK School Games, held at the University last summer, has found that the event helped to inject £2.4 million into the local economy.

Bath experts represent conservation education at House of Commons

Michael Forsyth and Marion Harney from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering recently attended a meeting at the House of Commons, after the University of Bath was selected to represent conservation education at the All-Party Parliamentary Arts & Heritage Group.

Financial sustainability update from the Vice-Chancellor

A message from the Vice-Chancellor outlining how savings of £2.5 million will be achieved.

Bath goes quackers for charity

More than 1,000 rubber ducks will race down the River Avon in Bath on Bank Holiday Monday to raise money for WaterAid. It's being organised by Bath Rag, the University of Bath's Student Union fund-raising wing, in conjunction with Wessex Water and WaterAid. The race starts at 2.30pm.

Message from Students' Union about Summer Ball tickets

Due to the high volume of students trying to buy Summer Ball tickets the Students' Union is experiencing some problems with the BathStudent.com website. Therefore, tickets are being taken off sale for the time being. Updates will follow.

Student helps water regulators in Ghana learn from Bolivian experience

Laura Hopkins, currently studying for a degree in Economics & Politics, has produced a report for Adam Smith International after travelling to Bolivia with two delegates from the Ghanaian water regulator.

Netballers aim for unique double

Team Bath’s netballers can complete an impressive and unique double when they play their last Premier League 1 game of the season tomorrow (Saturday 2 May). Team Bath have already been crowned Superleague champions, a feat they achieved with a 100 per cent record through the whole season.

University pays tribute to its student athletes

The University will pay tribute to its student athletes at the annual Blues Awards ceremony at the Assembly Rooms tonight (Friday 1 May).

Workshop to help adults return to learning

Local people are invited to a free five-day workshop (11-15 May) to explore the idea of returning to learning as an adult. The Creative Arts & Advice week combines practical guidance and information with confidence boosting art sessions for people who have no experience of higher or further education and are aged over 21.

Social Policy Sciences students receive praise for governance workshop

Three Social & Policy Sciences research students brought together an international group of postgraduate students and academics to discuss critical perspectives on governance at a three-day wrokshop.

Team Bath FC slash admission prices for final game

Team Bath FC are slashing admission prices for Saturday’s last Blue Square South fixture. Adult admission is reduced to £2 and under-16s will get into the game for free.

Sexual harassment from males prevents female bonding, says study

A study led by the University of Exeter in collaboration with Dr Dick James (Physics) has uncovered the effect of sexual harassment on the ability of female fish to form social bonds with each other.