Archive for November 2009

New UKOLN Open Science report released

A new UKOLN Open Science report trails key research trends that could have far-reaching implications for science, universities and UK society.

Trowbridge student awarded prestigious Jeremy Fry Memorial Scholarship

A student from Trowbridge has been granted a prestigious £5,000 scholarship to help fund his studies at the University of Bath.

Silicon networking, e-business and an Apprentice-style business challenge

Leading lights in micro-electronics from all over the world will be meeting at the University of Bath later this month (Friday 20 November) as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Volunteers needed for study into the function of deliberate self-harm

Psychology PhD Student Peter Bandalli is looking for volunteers for his study aimed at those who have had personal experience with deliberate self-harm.

Apprentice-style shop in Bath - which team on which day?

Professor Harry Daniels to direct Global Challenges & Social Change Initiative Network

Professor Daniels is to direct the Global Challenges & Social Change Initiative Network which aims to explore the likely futures for education, well being and human security as new economic conditions emerge in Brazil, Russia and South Africa.

Mediation service for staff and students

Mediation is an informal, structured process in which an independent, impartial, third party, a mediator, helps people in a disagreement to create for themselves a way forward in a dispute or other conflict situation. It is open to all staff and students

Sport & Exercise Medicine doctors increase the prescription of exercise

Doctors who are studying Sport & Exercise Medicine are prescribing more exercise to their patients, a survey carried out at the University of Bath suggests.

Diversity is key to the future success of Higher Education

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, Professor Glynis Breakwell, has told a meeting of the AUA (Association of University Administrators) that the sustainability challenges faced by the HE sector can only be met by individual institutions developing their own diverse plans to tackle them.

Professor Andrew Stables to give lecture series in Taiwan

Professor Andrew Stables from the Department of Education will be going to Taiwan as a visiting professor sponsored by the Taiwan National Science Foundation from 14-22 November.

New starters in October 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.

ParkingPlus gets go ahead

We are pleased to announce that the University is going ahead and implementing ParkingPlus with effect from 1 November 2009. The Project Board would like to thank all members of staff who participated in the consultation process for their valuable input.

National HE STEM Programme Universities announced

Bath is one of six universities working as part of a major initiative to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) throughout England and Wales.

University of Bath participates in celebration of Japanese university’s anniversary

Maggie Ward Goodbody, Director of the English Language Centre, was an invited guest representing the University of Bath at Fukuoka University’s 75th anniversary celebrations from 22 to 24 October 2009.

Closure of Bath NHS Research Ethics Committee – seeking the views of users

As part of a national streamlining plan, the National Research Ethics Service is proposing to close Bath NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC) by March 2010. If you would like to make a comment on this proposal please contact the chair of Bath REC, Dr Jenny Scott, on j.a.scott@bath.ac.uk by 17 November.

Christine Bone to speak at Transition Bath Big Event

Christine Bone, an administrator on the School of Management’s MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice, is running a workshop on ‘compacting’ at an event called the Big Event, run by Transition Bath, on Saturday 14 November.

Bath student named ‘World Masters Games Champion’

Sandra Smith-Vokroi, a final year Social Work & Applied Social Studies student at the University of Bath, has just returned from the World Masters Weightlifting Championships in Sydney as ‘Games Champion’ after coming first in the ‘snatch’ and ‘clean & jerk’ categories.

Students bring Apprentice-style business to an empty shop in Bath

Ten teams of students from the University of Bath are finalising business plans that will see them bring new life to an empty shop in the city centre for ten days from Tuesday 10 November.

Free fireworks display at the University

Bath residents can once again enjoy Bath's biggest public firework display on Saturday 7 November, organised by Bath Rag the University of Bath's student fundraising group, part of the Students' Union.

Survey about safety of cervical cancer vaccine: Win £25 voucher!

A group of Pharmacy researchers are looking into the safety of the HPV vaccine in the prevention of cervical cancer since this is currently a topical issue that is being debated amongst the general public and health professionals alike. Please help by completing a short online survey.