Archive for July 2009

Free filming course for teenagers

A free film-making workshop for teenagers on shooting, directing and acting is being held at Swindon College from 27 to 31 July.

Watch former SU president review the year in a new film

Alex Nicholson-Evans, the outgoing president of the Students’ Union, talks about the highlights of the past 12 months for the SU at Bath in a new film. Topics covered by Alex include plans for a new student centre, improvements to the bus services on campus, and a plan for improvements to the coming fresher’s week.

Robot fish to help understand how real fish swim against the flow

Researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering are part of a consortium of five European research institutions that is building a robot that will help understand how fish can swim upstream. The project has been awarded a major EU grant worth €1.8M.

Are you looking forward to a positive event in the near future?

Keely Gunson, a research student in Health Psychology, is looking for volunteers to take part in a groundbreaking piece of research investigating people's positive life experiences and quality of life. 

Gibbons wins bronze at World University Games

TeamBath judo player and Sports Performance student Gemma Gibbons has won bronze at the 2009 World University Games at Belgrade in Serbia.

Announcement of the death of Professor David Bailey

The University regrets to announce the death of Professor David Bailey. He was Professor of Mathematics at Bath until his early retirement in January 1981, following twenty years' service to the University and its predecessor institutions.

Summer graduation photos now available to view online

Photographs of the summer graduation 2009 can now be viewed online.
See Related Links for pictures from all ten ceremonies.

Food security on the menu at Science Café

The next Bath Science Cafe will meet on Monday 13 July to discuss the growing demands on food production and the challenge to find a sustainable solution.

Golds galore for student Katie at Island Games

Sport & Exercise Science student Katie Speller is celebrating winning eight medals at the XIII Natwest Island Games. The 20-year-old swimmer collected four gold medals and four silvers representing Jersey at the Games, which took place at Aland, a Swedish-speaking region of Finland.

Bath PhD student wins Silver Medal at underwater acoustics conference

PhD student Melanie Keogh (Physics) won the Young Scientists Silver Medal for her presentation and paper given at the third Underwater Acoustic Measurements conference in Greece in June 2009.

Appointment of new Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

Professor Ian Jamieson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), will be retiring from the University in December 2009. A Search Committee has therefore been convened to begin the process of appointing his successor.

Acclaimed band runs free workshop for young people

Young people interested in music, video and performance are invited to attend an exciting free workshop with top electronic band members at Swindon College.

Mini & junior tennis camps on campus this summer

TeamBath’s tennis coaching team are running mini and junior tennis camps for children aged 4-16 at the University this summer until the end of August.

Bath Venturers wrestle cricket shield from Bristol after 10 years

University of Bath Venturers Cricket Club - the University's staff and postgraduate side - came out as victors when they took part in a quadrangular Universities Twenty20 cricket competition at the University of Bristol Come Dingle sport facilities last Sunday (5 July).

New starters in June 2009

The New Starters update gives the name, job title and department of all new members of staff at the University who started in June 2009.

Report of University Council Meeting - 2 July 2009

A number of items were considered at the recent meeting of University Council, including proposals for academic re-organisation.

Student scoops top prize for essay on disfigurement.

An essay on “Coping with Disfigurement” has earned a University of Bath student a joint first prize in a national competition.
Natalia Kucirkova’s essay ‘Intimate memoir of a journey to an embodied self’ scooped joint first prize in the competition organised by Changing Faces, a charity which supports and represents people with disfigurements of the face or body.

Somerset pupils triumph in construction challenge

Pupils from Frome in Somerset took top prize in the South West Bloodhound K'Nex Challenge, held at the University of Bath on Wednesday 1 July.

Pupils perfect French pop at University

Local school pupils from Trowbridge, Chippenham and Midsomer Norton had a go at performing French pop last week, in a three-day language workshop at the University of Bath (1-3 July).

Battle of the sexes benefits offspring, says research

Freya Harrison and Tamás Székely (Biology & Biochemistry) have found that birds compensate for a lazy partner by working harder to bring up their offspring, but not enough to completely make up for the lack of parenting. Their study will help them understand how animals like birds and primates have evolved the tendency to share their parental duties.