Archive for June 2009

Sports partnerships celebrate multi-skill ability at regional academy

School sports partnerships from Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and Dorset took part in the Youth Sport Trust’s annual regional multi-skill academy at the University of Bath on Friday (26 June). The year 6 pupils took part in a range of activities allowing demonstration of their physical, creative and cognitive skills.

Local businessmen honoured by the University of Bath

Two Bath businessmen will be honoured on the first day of the University's 2009 summer award ceremonies which begin tomorrow (Tuesday 30 June) at Bath Abbey. They are joining over 600 students who will receive their degrees at three ceremonies held during the day.

Fell wins individual silver as GB win team gold at Euro Champs

Britain’s Heather Fell, who trains at the STV, added the Modern Pentathlon European Championships silver medal to her Olympic silver in Leipzig – and her performance helped Great Britain win the team gold.

TeamBath netballers named in ‘World 7’ squad

TeamBath netballers Tamsin Greenway and Geva Mentor have been named in the ‘World 7’ team to take on New Zealand’s mighty Silver Ferns in a three-test series in August.

Junior Beach Volleyball Grand Slam arrives in Bath

Some of the brightest young beach volleyball players in the South West will be in action at the STV at the TeamBath Junior Beach Volleyball Grand Slam Tournament on Saturday 4 July.

Brits prepare for beach volleyball World Champs challenge

The GB pairings of Lucy Boulton & Denise Johns and Shauna Mullin & Zara Dampney make their World Championships debuts at Stavanger in Norway. All four train at the University of Bath.

Invite to attend Abbey lecture by former President of Ireland

Staff and students are invited to apply for free tickets to attend a lecture by the Honourable Mary Robinson, former President of the Republic of Ireland, in Bath Abbey on Wednesday 16 September.

Pupils stage Big Bang at the University of Bath

Hundreds of school pupils will show off their science skills next week at the biggest exhibition of science and technology school projects in the South West, hosted at the University.

Work to begin on remodelling social space for staff & students

Further details are explained of the work which begins next week (1 July) to remodel the dining room and lounge areas of the Claverton Rooms, and to improve access for the disabled along with other refurbishment to 6 West South (also known as the UBSA building).

Business savvy students bring penpals into the 21st century

A student business team has won a national award for setting up a new website designed to help language learners across the UK.

Lecturer scoops National Teaching Fellowship

Alan Hayes, Director of Teaching in the Department of Computer Science, is one of 50 lecturers and learning support staff in the UK to be awarded the accolade from the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Tim Leach wins Staff Recognition Award

The winner of the 2009 Staff Recognition Award is Security Officer Tim Leach.

New book on conflict in Amazonian Peru published

A new book edited by James Copestake (Head of Economics & International Development) entitled 'Wellbeing and development in Peru' was launched at the Catholic University in Lima on 18 June in the presence of British Ambassador to Peru Catherine Nettleton.

Creative summer schools for secondary school pupils in Wiltshire and B&NES

The Division for Lifelong Learning is running two free workshops for secondary school pupils into Video Jockeying (VJ'ing) as part of its Creative Arts Weeks programme.

5,000 expected at University Open Day

Around 5,000 visitors (prospective students and their parents) are expected to attend our Undergraduate Open Day on Thursday 25 June.

World expert in bio-technology to receive honorary degree.

A Kenyan woman who grew up on a sweet potato farm and went on to be a world expert in plant bio-technology is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Bath. Florence Wambugu will also be delivering a public lecture at the University of Bath on Wednesday (1 July) about the contribution of biotechnology, including GM crops, for improving the sustainable livelihoods of resource poor families in Africa.

Innovating the wireless industry out of recession

The third Wireless2.0 conference is being held in Bristol on 3 July. The conference will bring together senior executives of the wireless industry.

Snapshots of research: University of Bath research captured through a lens

An exhibition of photographs taken by researchers which reflect the work they do at the University will be held at Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRLSI), Queen Square, Bath on Wednesday 15 July.

Summer degree ceremonies to take place at Bath Abbey next week

The 2009 summer degree award ceremonies take place next week, with more than 2,000 students expected to attend at the city's Abbey.

Breaking the US mould

Part-time Professor of Radio Science & Systems Paul Cannon has been appointed as the first non-US Editor of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) journal - Radio Science