Archive for August 2009

Rugby players wanted for international research project

Researchers at the University of Bath are looking for local first team rugby players to participate in a project looking at evasive running movements and the link to injuries. Participants will benefit from analysis of their lower limb muscle strength, agility and performance of side-stepping movement patterns in two sessions at the world-class sporting facilities at the University.

Free beginner's guide to the media for scientists and engineers

The Science Media Centre is holding a free 'Introduction to the Media' event for scientists and engineers event on Wednesday 4 November 2009 at the Royal Institution in London from 12.30pm to 5pm with drinks afterwards.

Pearce strike puts England into last four

Bath graduate Harriet Pearce scored her second gold of the Junior Rugby World Cup to help ensure England under-21s are guaranteed their highest finish of the competition.

University offers management qualification online

Managers and people wishing to develop their management skills are being invited to sign up for an online programme being run by the University of Bath.

New starters in July 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.

TeamBath Tennis Academy awarded IHPC status

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that Team Bath Tennis Academy has been awarded International High Performance Centre (IHPC) status, marking the centre out as one of the top four tennis training centres in the country.

New stem cell research could make lab mice redundant

Dr Vasanta Subramanian (Biology & Biochemistry) is embarking on a project to use stem cell technology that could reduce the number of animal experiments used to study conditions such as motor neurone disease. Dr Subramanian will be developing a technique using human stem cells to study this debilitating neurological disease, greatly reducing the number of animals used in research.

The Fromerang charity bike ride

Miles Peyton, Team Bath’s Sales and Marketing Manager, is organising a charity cycle challenge to raise money for a local charity, Positive Action on Cancer. The one day ride in September challenges people to explore the local countryside with a choice of routes in the Frome area. This will be the second charity ride that Miles has organised this year. The first was for Dorothy House Hospice, which raised approximately £12,000.

Revisions to QA Code of Practice

A number of changes have been made to the statements in the Quality Assurance Code of Practice. The QA Committee approved the amendments to be implemented at the start of the academic year (1 August 2009). All the revised statements and associated guidance notes and forms are available on the LTEO website.