Archive for September 2009

Scholarships available for Latin American students

The University of Bath has been awarded a prestigious "Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window" project funded by the European Commission.

New version of University PowerPoint presentation now available

The University has updated the template for PowerPoint presentations that can be used and adapted by staff and students giving lectures and talks. The presentation contains facts and figures agreed by Executive recently as both correct and representative of the University’s work. The template presentation can be downloaded from the Corporate Communications website. Staff and students can then adapt the text and images for their own purposes.

Invitation to hear former Irish President lecture at Bath Abbey

There are still some tickets available to attend a lecture by the Honourable Mary Robinson, former President of the Republic of Ireland, in Bath Abbey on Wednesday 16 September.

User friendly changes to the vacation message

In response to user feedback and to ensure continuing improvement BUCS has made some important changes to the look and usability of the vacation message tool.

New lecture series on researching human behaviour in engineering & computer science

Over many years researchers from the Social Sciences and Management communities have developed robust techniques by which to research human behaviour. However, research in the domain of developing technology from areas such as engineering, computer science and even management often struggle to implement and make best use of these techniques. This lecture series aims to transfer knowledge across disciplines to improve research rigour.

Students: become an academic rep for your course

Students from each year group on every course can nominate themselves to become an Academic Rep at the start of term. As a Rep, you will be invited to attend several Student/Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) meetings in your department throughout the year, where you can discuss any issues you and your peers have with your modules and recommend changes. Additionally, you will be invited to attend Academic Council, a meeting of all Reps across the University which takes place once every three weeks. It is chaired by the Vice President Education and any Academic Rep can suggest items for the agenda.

New library website launched

From Monday 7 September, the old Library website will be changing over to the new Content Management System format that has already been widely adopted by other departments across the University. The new website should provide all users with a number of advantages over the existing website such as ease of navigation, Quicklinks to the most frequently used services from the homepage, clearer layouts and content and a Quicksearch option.

International research collaboration strengthens with latest rugby project

Researchers in the School for Health have joined forces with the University of Wollongong, Australia in a project looking at evasive running movements in rugby and the links with performance and injuries. Dr Bridget Munro, Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics in the School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, won the ‘FE Johnson Memorial Fellowship’ funded by the New South Wales Sporting Injuries Committee in Australia. This enabled her to travel to the UK and extend the research into injury prevention that the two universities have previously carried out.

Aki Salo supports bronze medal relay winners

Dr Aki Salo, Senior Lecturer, School for Health was once again part of the GB Athletics team taking part in the World Championships in Berlin last week. Using his expertise in Applied Biomechanics Dr Salo provided analyses for individual athletes and was heavily involved with the men's 4x100m relay team, which won the bronze medal at the Championships.

New 4W Cafe now open

The new cafe in 4W is open daily from 8:00am until 19:00 Monday to Friday. A takeaway service is available between 8.00am - 9.00am. The main restaurant opens at 9.00am.

Bath experts contribute to government credit crunch report

Dr Sarah Dixon, Professor Klaus Meyer and Dr Steve McGuire of the School of Management have been part of a specially convened think tank of nine eminent UK business experts, brought together recently by the government to advise on how firms can deal with the current economic crisis.

Retired Senior Lecturer Nandu Kamat dies

The Department of Economics regrets to announce the death of Professor Kamat Ramanand, known as Nandu, who has died at the age of 81.

Theatre Royal curtain call for purchasing technician

Lesley Chapman, from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry, is to take to the stage for one of the lead roles in the Bath Light Operatic Group (BLOG) production of Sweeney Todd at the Theatre Royal Bath later this month.

Breakthrough in bubble research at Bath

A researcher from Mechanical Engineering has found a new approach to an old geometric problem of modelling the most efficient way of packing shapes to form a foam.

University to host international badminton match

International badminton comes to Bath next month when the Sports Training Village hosts a Team England match against Japan. The match, which gets underway at 6.45pm on Friday 16 October, is the first international badminton fixture to take place at the University.

Top-flight international netball comes to University of Bath

The top three netball teams in the world will be in action at the University of Bath next month when England play international matches against Australia and New Zealand. England will face world number one team and reigning world champions Australia at the Sports Training Village on Tuesday 13 October.