Archive for May 2009

Bob Bane, Pensions Officer, retires

Bob Bane will be retiring on Thursday 11 June, after 12 years and 3 months service.

New Bath Award celebrates student success

Forty-one students have received a new award marking the skills and successes they have achieved alongside their academic studies.

Bath Professors listed amongst world’s premier chemists

Professor Barry Potter, Head of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, and Professor Paul Raithby, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, have been included in H-index ranking of Living Chemists which measures research inputs.

Public Lecture: Galileo and the founding of the modern world

Dr Gary Mathlin, from the University's Department of Physics, will give a public lecture on Galileo on Wednesday 3 June at 5.15pm, showing how all modern life can be traced back to him.

Emily and Chris celebrate circuit successes

TeamBath players Emily Hollis and Chris Coles were both triumphant in the finals of Badminton England’s Yehlex Under-18 Circuit competitions. The pair, who are both Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) students at the University of Bath, collected doubles titles at the climax to the under-18 circuit season at Milton Keynes.

Pair miss out on main draw at Myslowice Open

The GB beach volleyball pairing of Robin Miedzybrodzki (Civil Engineering) and Tom Lord (Sports Performance) missed out on a place in the main draw of the Myslowice Open in Poland. The pair had a bye in the opening round of the qualification draw and then lost their round two game at the FIVB World Tour competition.

2009 Facts & Figures booklet now available

The 2009 Facts & Figures booklet, which contains up-to-date information on different aspects of the University, is now available from the Press Office (8.1 Wessex House)

Wellcome Trust to fund new state-of-the-art crystallographic facility

A major biomedical research equipment grant worth £337,000 has been awarded by the Wellcome Trust to the Wolfson Protein Crystallography Unit.

Graduate prepares for season-opening rowing World Cup

Natural Sciences graduate Adam Freeman-Pask represents Great Britain at the first rowing World Cup of the year, which gets underway in Banyoles, Spain today (Friday).

Mariana reigns in Spain

Coach Education & Sports Development student Mariana Agathangelou scored one of the biggest successes of her badminton career to date by winning the Spanish Open mixed doubles title partnering Robin Middleton.

University of Bath offers new language test for UK employment visa applicants

The University is introducing a new general English language test this month for people looking for work in the UK.

Free Eurostar tickets to Paris with any longhaul flight purchase

STA Travel are giving away free Eurostar tickets to Paris with the purchase of any longhaul flight. The offer includes staff travelling on University business.

Pharmacy & Pharmacology receives £190k for knowledge transfer

A research grant of over £190,500 has been awarded to the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology to develop methodology and identify new processing technology for the manufacture of pharmaceutical co-crystals and binary API crystals suitable for use in inhaled and oral medicines.

Gold for Rushgrove, silver for Hart at Paralympic World Cup

Paralympic Games silver medallist Ben Rushgrove produced another strong performance by striking gold at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester on Sunday. Fellow Sports Performance student Katrina Hart came home with a silver medal.

Gifts from alumni pay for undergraduate scholarships

Twenty Alumni Fund scholarships are being awarded this year thanks to the generosity of graduates and friends of the University. Awarded to “exceptional” students, the scholarships were set up to enable students to continue to excel in their studies at University free from previous financial or other barriers that might prevent them from reaching their full potential and benefitting from the University of Bath experience. Scholars will receive £1,000 for each year of study whilst on campus.

Public lecture: The patient, the researcher & the surgeon

The story of a mother's journey from pain and disability to a full and active life, all thanks to a meeting with a Bath researcher, will be recounted in a lecture on Monday 1 June at the Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution.

Outcome of Personal Tutorial Review

Following a consultation last November, the Personal Tutorial Review Working Party has made a number of revisions to its original proposals.

Thank you! Cake sale raises £225 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sarah Moore would like to thank everyone who helped raise £225 for Macmillan Cancer Support at yesterday's cake sale.

New ESRC postgraduate training framework announced

The ESRC has announced changes to the way it supports postgraduate training in the social sciences for students who will commence study from 2011 onwards. This is a move away from the ESRC’s recognition and award of studentships to departments/subjects towards institutional level accreditation for social science training.

Uni awarded £250k HEFCE Revolving Green Fund to reduce carbon footprint

The University has recently been awarded £250,000 under a HEFCE 'Revolving Green Fund' set up to enable HE establishments to radically transform their approach to energy consumption and reduce emissions by investing in energy efficiency projects.