Archive for August 2009

Bath student ready to swim the Channel

A University of Bath student is set to swim the English Channel to raise money for cancer care.

Real life stories in a nature reserve

Life on a barge and the personal passions of an activist are just two of the real life stories being told in a nature reserve in Bath.

Welfare reforms improve quality of life for single mothers and their children

Research from the Universities of Bath and Bristol suggests that single mothers are more likely to be employed, to enjoy greater financial security and to have improved mental health, thanks to a decade of government reforms.

Death of Pauline Smith

The School for Health is very sorry to report the death of Mrs Pauline Smith, undergraduate administrator for the BSc in Sport & Exercise Science.

University asks for holiday “fish melba” moments

The University of Bath is asking local people to share their linguistic holiday gaffes, in a competition to launch a new term of language courses.

Researcher interviewed on National Public Radio (USA)

Dr Will Wood (Biology & Biochemistry) was interviewed by National Public Radio (USA) about capturing the bacterial infection process on film for the first time.
The interview featured in their weekly roundup of science news for their Science Friday show.
You can watch the video below; the interview with Dr Wood is the third story.

Uni offers doctorates in special effects and computer animation

Students will be working with top industry experts developing special effects for films and creating cutting-edge computer games animation at a new Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) based at the Universities of Bath and Bournemouth.

Bath woman who underwent double hip operation to swim Serpentine

Bath woman Victoria Wells is training to swim one kilometre of the Serpentine on 13 September along with two orthopaedic surgeons and former University of Bath PhD student Hazel Boyd to raise funds for research into her condition, congenital hip dysplasia.

Bath graduates perform well at World Championships

Bath alumnus Craig Pickering returned home from the World Championships in Berlin with a bronze relay medal, despite not running at the championships; although Pickering didn’t run in the heats or final, he collected a medal as a member of the GB relay squad. French & Politics graduate Marilyn Okoro came eighth in the 800m final, after finishing third in her heat and then second in her semi. Meanwhile, Civil Engineering graduate James Brewer just missed out on a place in the 1500m final on his world championships debut.

Superbug expert to present at World Summit on Evolution

Ed Feil (Biology & Biochemistry) is presenting his latest research on the evolution of the superbug MRSA at the World Summit on Evolution on the Galapagos Islands on 22-26 August.

Death of Professor Mike Rose

Colleagues across the University will be sad to learn of the sudden death of Mike Rose from Social & Policy Sciences on the evening of 18 August.

Team Bath Buccs hockey team to hold open day

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club aim to get the new season off to flying start with a club open day at their HQ, the University's Sports Training Village, on Saturday 5 September.

Harris heading for Triathlon World Champs Grand Final

Bath alumnus Aaron Harris has been named by British Triathlon as part of its squad to compete at the Dextro Energy ITU World Championships Series Grand Final in Australia next month.

Ever thought of starting your own business?

People wishing to start their own business are being given a helping hand by the University of Bath.

Statutes, Ordinances & Regulations of the University - revised with effect from 1 August 2009

The Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University have been reviewed during the past year by Council and Senate. The new versions of the documents, with effect from 1 August 2009, are available online.

Expert questions diabetes drug study

Professor Corinne de Vries (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) urges patients not to stop taking their medication following research suggesting a link between the diabetes drug rosiglitazone and an increased risk of heart failure.

Support for women in business

Women thinking of starting their own business are being invited to sign up for the Women into Enterprise Course being run by the Division for Lifelong Learning. Free taster sessions are being held this week at Carpenter House.

Bath student sizes up David Cameron MP

Conservative Party Leader David Cameron was sized up by a University of Bath business student when he met the young entrepreneurs of Aptus Suits in his Cotswold constituency on Thursday 13 August.

Bath graduates help GB team win team silver at Modern Pentathlon world champs

Bath graduates Mhairi Spence and Katy Livingston were members of the GB women's team that won silver at the Modern Pentathlon world championships at Crystal Palace last week. They were joined in the team by Heather Fell who trains at the GB Pentathlon high performance centre which is based on campus.

Free information day for arthritis patients

The Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) is hosting a free information day on Friday 4 September at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as family, friends and those who have a general interest in the condition.