Archive for June 2009

T1 Primary School Racing Challenge comes to the University

School children from across the South West will be visiting Mechanical Engineering tomorrow to design a racing car to complete 20 metres in under two seconds.

More than 600 pupils attend K3 games

The University of Bath will be host to the third K3 Games on 12 June. Over 600 secondary school pupils and young leaders from the Bath and North East Somerset Authority will take part in 16 sports ranging from fencing to floorball.

Staff: Please return forms to process in the Award Ceremonies

Academic staff are invited to attend and process in the 2009 Summer Award Ceremonies to be held in Bath Abbey on Tuesday 30 June, Wednesday 1 July & Thursday 2 July. Please return your form to the Events & Ceremonies Office in Wessex House before the deadline of Friday 12 June.

University of Bath pair win national beach volleyball Student Cup

Students Jake Sheaf and Josh Randall won beach volleyball’s national Student Cup playing together in their first tournament, at Bournemouth. Marina Kramer and Melanie Kreye were the highest placed Bath players in the women’s competition finishing fifth.

STA Travel change opening times

Shop: Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturday (term time only) 10am-4pm.
Rail & Bus Desk: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Open Meeting for all staff - proposed changes to academic structure

There will be an Open Meeting at 3.15pm in 8West 1.1 tomorrow, Tuesday 9 June 2009.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell, will introduce the current proposals and would welcome feedback on them; there will be the opportunity to ask questions.
All members of staff are welcome to attend.
Further details and to view the proposals.

Paralympic swimming champion switches training base to Bath

Paralympic Games and World Championship gold medallist Liz Johnson is the latest world-class athlete to make the University of Bath her training base.

TeamBath Futsal go down to England

The TeamBath Futsal side went down 6-2 in a friendly against the full England Futsal side in Hereford.

Young Bath chemist praised for 'most meritorious & promising original investigations'

Dr Petra Cameron, a research fellow and lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, has won a Harrison Meldola Memorial Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The prize is awarded to chemists under the age of 32 for the “most meritorious and promising original investigations in Chemistry”.

Images of research - an exhibition

The University is holding a photography exhibition with a difference - do you have an image of your research that is eye catching or attractive, and can act as a starting point to talk about your research to the general public or other non-experts?

New starters in May 2009

The New Starters update gives the name, job title and department of all new members of staff at the University who started in the previous month.

Bronze for Marcon in Cyprus

Sports Performance student Marcon Bezzina has won her sixth medal at the Games of the Small States of Europe, which took place in Cyprus.

Bob Wigley interviews Justin King at BBA reunion event

Over 130 BSc in Business Administration (BBA) alumni and students attended a School of Management reunion event last week to hear alumnus Bob Wigley, former Chairman of Merrill Lynch (EMEA), interview his fellow Bath classmate and friend, Justin King, CEO of Sainsbury’s.

Buccaneer Matt is new Wales captain

TeamBath Buccaneer Matt Ruxton has been named the new captain of the Wales senior men’s hockey team.

Banter and Bath Ventures thank local entrepreneurs

Banter, the University's Entrepreneurs Society, and Bath Ventures raised a glass to thank to the City's entrepreneurs who have provided mentoring, advice and guidance to the many new University businesses that have started-up this year.

Pupils tackle rocket science at University

Teams of school children from Bath and Wiltshire will put their physics skills to the test next week when they compete to build the best water rocket at the University of Bath.

Language day offers a delicious flavour of Italy

Do you have a passion for Italian food? Would you love to learn the language? Spend a day combining the two, in a lively language and cookery course run by the University of Bath on Saturday 13 June.

Inaugural University of Bath Alumni Golf Day

Staff & students are welcome to join graduates at the first ever University of Bath Alumni Golf Day, which will take place on 18 September.

Bath up two places in Times Good University Guide

Today we are ranked 13th in the UK by the Times Good University Guide 2010, up two places from our position last year.  Analysis of applications shows that we are one of the top ten most popular universities in the UK.

Bath Science Café: from hip dysplasia to hip surgery at 39

People in Bath have a second chance to hear the story of Bath woman Victoria Wells and her life changing hip surgery at the next meeting of the Bath Science Café (Monday 8 June).