Archive for September 2009

Pay negotiations for 2009-10: Update

A message from Ian Cheetham, Director of Human Resources, to update staff on the ongoing pay negotiations for 2009-10 between the University & Colleges Employers Association (UCEA), representing 153 higher education employers, and the five unions representing staff in the HE sector (Unison, Unite, UCU, EIS and GMB).

Surprise celebration pays tribute to 17 terrific years

Leading figures from Bath and the sports world turned out in force to pay tribute to Ged Roddy MBE, the University of Bath’s Director of Sport, who leaves to take up a new role of Director of Youth with the Football Premier League. Ged has been Director of Sport since 1992 ­ a period that has seen the University establish itself as one of the leading sports universities in the UK.

Professor featured in BBC documentary about death

Professor Glennys Howarth, former director of the Department of Social & Policy Science's Centre for Death & Society (CDAS), featured in a BBC 1 documentary about death shown on Tuesday 29 September. In the programme, she talked to Richard Wilson about how the Victorians used to take photographs of the dead to help the grieving process.

Disappointment for Bath rowers

There was disappointment for Bath graduates Adam Freeman-Pask and Marcus Bateman at the World Rowing Championships in Poland. Freeman-Pask had to settle for eighth place (an improvement on his 13th at last year’s World Championships). And Bateman's GB quadruple scull had to withdraw due to one crew member being injured.

Strong Team England badminton squad named to face Japan

Athens 2004 Olympic silver medallist Nathan Robertson is named in one of Team England’s strongest badminton squads for the forthcoming international match against Japan at the University of Bath. The squad features all four of the six-strong Great Britain badminton team at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games who are still playing competitive badminton.

PhD graduate reaches semi-finals of national song contest for second year running

Patrick Stacey, a graduate from the University's School of Management, has reached the semi-finals in two categories of the prestigious UK Song Writing Contest (UKSC) 2009.

Dying alone - is it all that bad?

Professor Allan Kellehear, head of the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, challenges popular opinion that dying alone is bad in a paper he presents to the National Cancer Research Institute Conference next week (5 October).

American march on campus

On Sunday 11 October a team of American Civil War re-enactors will be staging a practise march around the campus.

Freshers - Join in research in your first week & win prizes

As an undergraduate fresher in your first year at the University of Bath, you are invited to take part in the ‘Student Life’ project which follows students over the first six months of their university experience.

Strong Silver Ferns squad named for international match at STV

New Zealand today (Friday) named a strong squad for their forthcoming international matches, including the Co-operative International Netball match against England, which will take place on campus on Thursday 15 October.

Did your stay abroad make you feel more European?

Gioia Ambrosi, an MA student in European Studies, is looking for students who have taken part in student mobility programmes (e.g. the Erasmus programme, bilateral agreements).

Freshers arrive on campus

This year freshers will be arriving on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September, so this should not inconvenience staff as in previous years.

Steve Wharton is new Chair of Academic Assembly

Dr Steve Wharton has been elected as Chair of Academic Assembly until 31 July 2012.

Freshers find their feet at Bath

Over 3,000 new students will arrive at the University of Bath for a Freshers' Week full of activities and events designed to help them settle into campus and city life (Monday 28 September to Sunday 4 October).

Free Information Day for patients affected by Ankylosing Spondylitis

The Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) is hosting an information day for those affected by the arthritic condition Ankylosing Spondylitis (Friday 16 October).

Bath student competes to be greenest ever Ironman

A School of Management student is aiming to become the greenest ever Ironman when he competes in the Barcelona Challenge triathlon on Sunday 4 October.

University of Bath gives a warm welcome to students from its partner institution in India

The University is delighted to welcome its first cohort of students on to our new MSc in Industrial Biotechnology Enterprise, a joint Masters programme with St Xaviers College, Mumbai, funded by the UK-India Education & Research Initiative (UKIERI).

Work starts on new University teaching space

Work on a new teaching building at the University has officially started this week - celebrated with a traditional turf cutting ceremony.

Robot Fish makes a splash on TV

The Robot fish, known as ‘Gymnobot’, has been making waves in the media world since its press release on 22 September.

Student judo player wins medal at GB World Cup in Birmingham

Tom Reed, a University of Bath Business Administration student, lost a closely contested final in the under-81kg class to fellow Brit Euan Burton, who represented Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, coming home with a silver.