Archive for February 2010

Wobble your way to the future

Two days of workshop challenges at Swindon College, in conjunction with the University of Bath, to encourage school leavers to consider higher education and a career in sports therapy.

Emergency first aid for sport

A First Aid for Sport course will be run on Saturday 13 March 2010, 10am-5pm. The course is run through First Aid Training Services and is aimed at players and coaches of all levels. It will provide candidates with the knowledge to identify an injury and the skills to manage the injury with first aid care.

Improving the effectiveness of the University's website

The importance of our website is ever increasing as, for many, it is the first interaction with the University. A recent review of the ‘effectiveness of our website’ has led to a number of agreed actions which will enhance our web editing capability, clarify roles and responsibilities and ensure the site serves as a more effective marketing and communications tool.

Come and join Amy's welcome home celebrations

Golden girl Amy Williams is coming home to Bath next week and she wants the University to be the focal point of her celebrations.

Bath Science Café: Understanding pain without injury

Local people are invited to the next Bath Science Café on Monday 8 March (Raven Pub) to hear about a brain-centred pain phenomenon that isn’t caused by injury and is unresponsive to painkillers. Professor David Blake from Bath's Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases will speak at 8pm at the informal gathering for science enthusiasts.

Doctoral student is UK’s first paramedic to receive an NHS research scholarship

A postgraduate student studying for the University of Bath’s Professional Doctorate in Health has become the first paramedic to receive a research scholarship from a regional Strategic Health Authority.

Explore the Natural History Museum in 3D in Bath

Local people are invited to Scan nature with a pair of 3D specs, at a free public lecture at the University given by a researcher from the Natural History Museum on Wednesday 3 March at 5.15pm in 3 West North 2.1.

TV ads may be more effective if we pay less attention

Viewers pay less attention to creative television advertisements, shows new research from the School of Management, but may make themselves more vulnerable to the advertiser’s message.

Public Lecture: Religion and ritual in the prehistoric Aegean

In a lecture at the University of Bath, people will be able to explore how different cultures in the area of Bronze Age Greece, known as the Aegean, expressed and shaped identity and power through the archaeology of religion and ritual.

Chairman of Banco Santander visits University of Bath

Emilio Botín, the Chairman of one of the world’s largest banks, Banco Santander, visited the University of Bath campus yesterday (Tuesday, 23 February) to learn more about some of the initiatives and schemes his banking group has helped to fund.

Please be wary of offers of free recruitment adverts

A number of departments within the University have been contacted by a company requesting them to sign and return a proof of a recruitment advert, for which they are subsequently being invoiced. This is a hoax; Tribal Resourcing manages all of the University's recruitment advertising.

Welcome to Peter Eley, new Deputy Director of Human Resources

We are pleased to welcome Peter Eley as new Deputy Director of Human Resources, who took up his post on 3 February.

Professor braves South Pole in the name of science

Professor Cathryn Mitchell (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) has just returned from the South Pole, setting up a network of radio equipment at one of the coldest places on Earth for a research project that will improve the accuracy of techniques used to measure Antarctica’s ice-thickness from space.

Enhancing the student experience: You said...We have...

The University is very grateful to students for all their feedback and has responded by making a number of changes and improvements.

ICIA's artists–in–residence get Arts Council England funding

Artists Margareta Kern and Deborah Robinson will be supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England to take up residence in one of the University's academic departments, resulting in a public exhibition and talk.

University of Bath celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight the Mad Hatter way

The University of Bath is celebrating their second year of Fairtrade status and Fairtrade Fortnight (22 February – 8 March) by hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on campus.

Expert talks about renewable energy on BBC's Countryfile

Visiting Professor Doug King (Architecture & Civil Engineering) will be appearing on BBC1's Countryfile programme on Sunday 21 at 6pm, BBC 1, talking about home generation of renewable energy.

Architecture & Civil Engineering wins scholarships for Zambians

The MSc International Construction Management (ICM) programme has won two sets of ten Commonwealth Commission full-fee scholarships for Zambian students to undertake the ICM blended distance learning programme.

Fellowship to help hospital diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

The University’s Knowledge Transfer Account has awarded a Knowledge Transfer Fellowship to the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering to help with the development of diagnosis techniques for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Two Bath graduates establish new £100k scholarship fund

Martyn and Fiona Ratcliffe, who are both University alumni, have made a donation to the University that will establish a new £100,000 scholarship fund. The Ratcliffe Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships based on financial need and academic merit to undergraduate students studying Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics.