Archive for October 2009

Eco Ironman shows that being green doesn’t have to slow you down

A University of Bath student has completed the world's first Eco Ironman triathlon - and in a very good time.

Academic to appear on BBC4 panel show

Professor of Mathematics, Chris Budd, will be appearing on the BBC4 show "It's only a theory" on Tuesday 20 October at 10pm.

University researchers are first to use new beamline at Diamond

A team of scientists from the Department of Chemistry became the first researchers to use the UK’s national synchrotron facility’s latest experimental station last week. The researchers will use the X-rays at the Diamond light source to study hydrogel films that in the future could be used in contact lenses that sense glucose levels in the body.

Public Lecture: Against the flow

Local people will have the chance to find out about the technology for managing incontinence at a public lecture at the University of Bath on Friday 23 October.

Students scoop a deal to sell frozen yogurt on campus

Two University of Bath students are celebrating after signing a deal that will see their frozen yogurt go on sale to fellow students and staff in the Students' Union shop on campus.

Bath plays part in biggest review of primary schools for 40 years

Nine academics from the departments of Education and Social & Policy Sciences have contributed to the largest review of primary schools that has taken place in the last 40 years.

Professors elected on to design boards

Steve Culley and Chris McMahon (Mechanical Engineering) were elected to the Advisory Board and Board of Management respectively of the Design Society at its general meeting in Palo Alto, California this summer. The Design Society is an international society comprising some 400 design researchers and practitioners from around the world.

Swap Shop wiki - save on your departmental budget!

Does your department need to get rid of something that might be useful to another department? Why not use the Purchasing's Swap Shop wiki to swap it (or possibly just give it to them!)

Bath PVC to participate in debate on higher education funding

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) Ian Jamieson is to participate in a panel debate discussing higher education funding. The debate will take place in Bristol on 22 October 2009, and is being held as part of a campaign run by the National Union of Students.

Silver Ferns topple battling England in extra-time

England went down 59-65 to New Zealand in Thursdays (15 October) Co-operative International Netball match – but the Silver Ferns needed extra-time to secure victory over a determined England side in a pulsating contest at the University of Bath.

'Scholarships: Changing lives' Donor Report 08/09

The University of Bath’s Donor Report for 2008-9 is now available in pdf format. The Donor Report is published annually and sent to all those who make a gift to the University

Earn £5 for one hour of your time

School for Health researcher David Moore is offering £5 to all staff and students who volunteer to participate in an experiment which takes no more than one hour and involves computerised reaction time tasks, questionnaires, and a mildly painful heat or pressure sensation.

Lord Joffe speaks on assisted dying: have your say

The University of Bath is giving people the chance to have their say on assisted dying, ahead of a free public lecture by pro-legalisation campaigner Lord Joel Joffe CBE on Tuesday 27 October.

Changes to waste collection & recycling on campus

Some of you may have noticed changes occurring to the way waste is collected at the University, and others will notice the changes over the coming weeks.

Students celebrate enterprise bursary awards

Thirteen students who were awarded University enterprise bursaries were presented with the final instalment of their funding by Diane Hay, Head of Careers, at a reception in the Careers Advisory Service.

Workshop: students in free enterprise

SIFE Bath (Students in Free Enterprise) is looking for new members at an introductory workshop tonight, Tuesday 13 October, from 6.15-8pm.

Personal safety of cyclists and pedestrians

Security Services staff have received a number of calls about the personal safety of both cyclists and pedestrians on the roads and footpaths around campus. Cyclists, please give way to pedestrians when sharing paths. Car users, please drive carefully. Thank you.

Want to go to Zambia in 2010?

The Sports Development and Recreation department have been looking for students interested in becoming part of a sports volunteering project in Zambia.

Latest blog from students in Zambia

Read the lastest blog which covers the last couple of weeks of the team’s time in Zambia and how they feel now their six weeks in Zambia has gone.

Public Lecture: Charles Rennie Mackintosh – the Glasgow Legacy

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glasgow born architect, designer and artist is celebrated around the world as one of the most creative figures of the early 20th century.