Archive for June 2009

Alumni explore the Roman Baths' hidden tunnels

A group of University of Bath alumni recently enjoyed a private tour of the tunnels under the Roman Baths, an area of the famous site not normally open to the public.

Three Mech Eng undergrads win prestigious RAE Leadership awards

Benjamin Lane, Jonathan Scott and Thomas Yates (Mechanical Engineering undergraduates) have been awarded prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Awards. The Awards allow ambitious, inspiring engineering undergraduates, who want to become leadership role models for the next generation of engineers, to undertake an accelerated personal development programme.

Possible disruption to car parking

There are a number of events taking place in the next couple of weeks which may have an impact on parking on campus. Staff are advised to try and park in their normal car park but to follow directions to the playing field near the medical centre, which will be used as an overflow car park as necessary.

Writing your first grant proposal? RDSO can help!

The University's Research Development & Support Office (RDSO) offers support in writing research grant proposals, particularly for academics writing their first grant or fellowship.

Local pupils get the chance to tackle climate change

One hundred and eighty young people from schools across Bath and North East Somerset will play their part in a two-day conference on combating climate change, hosted at the University of Bath this week (Thursday 18 June to Friday 19 June).

Mobile phone entrepreneurs invited to networking event

The openMIC Mobile Innovation Camp is being held in Bristol on 2 July for anyone with ideas for new mobile phone applications. The networking event is taking place from 9am at the Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa and will include discussions and debate on developing new mobile applications and mobile web services as well as the chance to develop new ideas.

President of Institution of Structural Engineers visits University

Dr Graham Owens, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), paid a visit to the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering on 12 June 2009.

New Fitness to Study Policy

At its meeting on 10 June 2009, Senate approved a new Fitness to Study Policy. The policy provides a clear set of procedures to deal with mental health issues and any other issue which results in a student's fitness to study being questioned.

Hearing therapist becomes first Professional Doctorate in Health graduate

Hearing Therapist Dr Helen Pryce has become the first graduate from the Professional Doctorate in Health postgraduate programme, at the School for Health, University of Bath.

Engineering students at Bath get ahead of the game

A team of psychologists and engineers from the University has won a prestigious award for their assessment of a racing car computer simulation game that helps undergraduates learn the principles of engineering.

Language Leaders sessions at Bath great success

On Monday 8 June, twenty Year Ten pupils from Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton visited the University to discuss language, culture and communication with Steve Wharton of European Studies & Modern Languages as part of the Language Leaders Initiative.

Planning go-ahead for new East Building

Estates is pleased to announce the new East Building has received unanimous planning approval from Bath and North East Somerset Council.

A new collaboration to help older people keep fit and active

Afroditi Stathi (School for Health) will be leading the Avon Network for Physical Activity Promotion for Older People in the Community, launched this week. The network brings together academics from the three main universities in the west country: Bath, Bristol and the West of England. The aim of the network is to produce ‘best bet’ policies for helping older people remain active.

Swine Flu: Information for staff & students – 11 June

Message from Mark Humphriss, Chair of the University’s Emergency Management Team:

Bath graduate is young engineer of the year

A University of Bath graduate has become the Royal Academy of Engineering-BP Young Engineer of the Year.

Team Bath through to FA Futsal Cup Finals

TeamBath Futsal Club have reached the FA Futsal Cup Finals for the first time and will now battle it out with another 15 clubs in the finals at Sheffield in early July.

Special offers from Abbey Santander

Santander is pleased to be able to offer staff and University of Bath alumni ten free shares when a new product is taken out with Abbey.

Students: Volunteer to be a research participant and receive £5

Researchers in the Department of Psychology are currently recruiting student volunteers to take part in a study exploring how we relate to our thoughts. Participants will be given £5 for 45 minutes of your time

Scientists find new antibiotics that kill bacteria in two minutes

Dr Albert Bolhuis (Pharmacy & Pharmacology), working with researchers at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham, has discovered a compound that can kill bacteria in two minutes. It works by binding to the bacteria's DNA, and could lead to a new class of drugs that avoids the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Accommodation applications - apologies for the problems

Accommodation & Hospitality Services apologises for the problems caused by the online accommodation applications which went live this morning.
Despite extensive testing, we encountered unforeseen and significant problems.
The system has been suspended until a solution can be found.
We will keep you updated. Further information.
Apologies again for the inconvenience.