Archive for July 2009

Angela Harrington elected to serve on Council

Angela Harrington has been elected as a member of non-academic staff to serve on the Council of the University for the term 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2012.

Mo Kiziewicz retires today

Mo Kiziewicz is retiring today (31 July) after exactly 12 years of service in her role as Learning Support Manager.

Consultation on Corporate Plan

Members of the University community are invited to comment on proposed text relating to the vision, purpose, objectives and values of the University which will feed into the new Corporate Plan for 2009/10, which is currently being drafted. Please send your comments to Nicky Kemp by 9 October.

Athletes of the Month

Swimmer Liz Johnson and tennis player Ashley Hewitt are the first winners of the new TeamBath athlete of the month awards, which are jointly sponsored by Oakley and Vousden Opticians.

New footballing role for Ged Roddy MBE

The Football Premier League has today (Thursday 30 July) announced the appointment of Ged Roddy MBE as its new Director of Youth. Ged, who is the Director of Sport for the University and has worked here since 1992, is due to take up his new post in October 2009.

Bath Professor recognised by Royal Society research award

Professor Cathryn Mitchell (Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering) has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award which is given to individuals of proven outstanding ability to undertake independent, original research.

Student Services Update

There will be a number of changes taking place to Student Services in August.

Bath Professor meets Arab-Israeli peace activists

Professor Adrian Hyde-Price (Chair of International Politics ) recently attended the 4th Annual Tel Aviv University workshop on the Arab-Israeli conflict. This brought together leading academics and opinion-formers from the USA, Europe, China and India. Professor Hyde-Price met peace activists from both sides engaged in inter-faith dialogue and inter-communal cooperation (including a joint Palestinian and Israeli kindergarten in Haifa), and visited the Holy sites of all three Abrahamic religions in Jerusalem.

University students in action as England thrash the USA

Bath students Natasha Hunt, Nicola Hoole and Davinia Monteiro all played crucial roles in England rugby under-20s’ 110-0 thrashing of their USA counterparts.

Crystal Palace success for two Uni students

Paralympic sprinters Ben Rushgrove and Katrina Hart were both in impressive form at Crystal Palace last weekend. The pair of Sports Performance students both won their respective 100m sprints at the Aviva London Grand Prix.

Former Assistant Director at UKOLN Rachel Heery dies

UKOLN regret to announce that Rachel Heery, its former Assistant Director for Research & Development, died on Friday (24 July) after a long illness.

Researchers capture bacterial infection on film

Researchers from Biology & Biochemistry have developed a new technique that allows them for the first time to make a movie of bacteria infecting their living host.

Wolfson Foundation invests in Clinical Pharmacy Practice teaching lab

The Wolfson Foundation has again decided to invest in a project at the University of Bath. The Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology will be starting the refurbishment of the basement of 5 West this year in order to create a Clinical Pharmacy Practice Teaching Laboratory, consisting of a main teaching space equipped with 50 computer work stations. A seminar room suitable for up to 25 students will be available for group work and there will also be five consultation rooms.

Harriet heading for hockey’s Junior World Cup

Bath graduate Harriet Pearce is celebrating her selection to play for England under-21s at the Junior World Cup in the USA next month. The tournament, which takes place in Boston, is the biggest junior competition of the year and gets underway on Monday 3 August, reaching its climax on 16 August.

Five weeks of fun with TeamBath Tribe

TeamBath’s fabulous range of Tribe holiday camps got underway this week. They offer a wide range of fun sporting activities to help children and young people enjoy an active summer.

True stories told in a nature reserve

The University of Bath’s Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA) has commissioned the acclaimed performance company Lone Twin to bring their unique and extraordinary project ‘Speeches’ to the city from 11 to 13 September.

'Speeches' invites members of the public to work with Lone Twin and professional speechwriter Helen Mackintosh to develop a speech about their life, delivered in a place that has a particular connection to them.

Do you want to be part of a 'Security' funding bid?

Jane Millar (PVC Research) proposes that a bid be developed in the general area of 'Security'. Security can include technological solutions (sensing, imaging), defence, (un)/healthy living (e.g. disease or pain), communities, wellbeing, crime, environment and many more issues. This bid will build on the work that is already ongoing to develop inter-disciplinary links in this area.

Pay negotiations for 2009-10: Update

The University & Colleges Employers Association (UCEA), representing 153 higher education employers, met last week with Unison, Unite, UCU and other unions representing staff in the higher education sector for the final meeting of the pay negotiations for 2009-10. The employers put forward their final pay offer of 0.5% for the year 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2010.

Student engineers race to victory at Silverstone

A team of engineering students from Bath has come first in the UK, in the annual international Student Formula competition held at Silverstone.

Research photograph exhibition in city centre a great success

An exhibition in the city centre of images depicting the University's research was well-received by the public. The photos used in the exhibition will be on display on campus in the Library, level 2, from Wednesday 22 July to Thursday 6 August.