Archive for February 2010

Bath & North East Somerset councillor visits campus to learn how the University is changing

Bath & North East Somerset Councillor John Bull was keen to see first-hand how the University has been developing into a major force in the local economy and to understand what we hope to do in the future.

Children’s exposure to second-hand smoke on decline

Second-hand smoke exposure among children has declined markedly in the past 14 years, researchers at the University of Bath have found.

Register now for Cancer Research@Bath conference

Diverse talks relating to cancer. Register for the event on March 30.

Students - new SORTED courses available

A list of courses for 2009/10

Lecturer appointed to board of Social Care Institute of Excellence

Dr Louise Brown, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Department of Social & Policy Sciences has been appointed as trustee to the Board of the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE).

Furong Li wins Rushlight Power Generation & Transmission Award

Dr Furong Li, Reader in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, is the proud winner of a 2009 Rushlight Award.

The Cycle Hub mobile cycle shop is coming to campus

The Cycle Hub mobile cycle shop will be on campus again on Wednesday 10 February from 12 noon to 15:00.
Cycle Hub will be running a Dr Bike safety check clinic. This service is free of charge to University staff and students, all you need to do is turn up with your bike on the green outside Marlborough and Solsbury Court.

New staff representatives on committees

A list of members of staff who have been elected unopposed as staff representatives on University Committees for the period ending 31st July 2012.

Celebrating research - the Vice-Chancellor's Research Day

The first Vice-Chancellor's Research day took place on Wednesday 3 February, to showcase and celebrate the research being carried by early career academics across the University.

Lunchtime discussion: identity politics & the LGBT movement

Dr Eric Anderson discusses the strengths and limitations of the labelling of sexual identities, concerning their political purposes.

Advanced video conferencing for collaborative teaching and research

Tools for Collaborative Teaching and Research demonstration for staff Thursday 4 February 2010

Battlefields of World War II trip

This four-day, three-night trip to the Normandy battlefields on 26 March, is open to all staff, students and family & friends.

Hospitality newsletter - February

This month we celebrate our Fairtrade university status for the second year and we will be hosting Fairtrade Fortnight with the Students’ Union to promote fair and ethical trading.

Labview engineer to host seminar on campus 16 Feb

A technical Labview Academic Field Engineer (Adam Bakehouse) will be at the University on Tuesday 16 February 2010. He is here to answer technical questions, provide hands on advice and explain the new features of version 2010, which will be available on campus in academic year 2010/2011.

Bath academic goes to EU to protect European film

A Bath academic has made a case to the European Parliament on the importance of protecting European cinema.

How crows make tools and other clever tricks

Video footage of crows making and using tools to find food will help to explain how animals think, in a free public lecture at the University of Bath (Wednesday 10 February). The lecture will be held at the Claverton campus in 5W2.3 from 4.15pm to 5.05pm, no tickets necessary.

Love netball? Play in TeamBath's Valentine’s tournament

Love netball? Then why not take part in TeamBath’s Valentine’s Fastnet netball tournament? The competition takes place on Saturday 13th February and is open to mixed teams, featuring players of both genders. Each team will be coached by a member of TeamBath’s Superleague squad.

Researchers' conference to take lively look at impact

This year's researchers' conference takes a lively look at impact. We have impact stories, where researchers talk about their research and the impact (not always intentional!) that it has had. There will also be a 'Question Time'-style debate on impact. To be held on 5 March at the Hilton City Hotel, Bath.

Study for a funded masters and gain work experience

The University of Bath is inviting local businesses in the south-west to apply to the Graduate Experience Scheme for project help from its graduates and academics. Firms working in the field of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) have the opportunity to take on a graduate for five months to work on a specific project, with support from an academic at the University.

University offers expertise to local businesses

The University of Bath is inviting local businesses in the south-west to apply to the Graduate Experience Scheme for project help from its graduates and academics. Firms working in the field of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) have the opportunity to take on a graduate for five months to work on a specific project, with support from an academic at the University.