Archive for March 2010

Knowledge Transfer projects will help teachers and small businesses

Two new Knowledge Transfer projects have begun to help teachers and small businesses in the region.

New student Sabbs elected

Daniel O'Toole re-elected - SU President
James Huelin - VP Communications Andy Crawshaw - Sport
Matt Benka - Education
David Howells - Welfare & Diversity
Ann Howell - Activities & Development

100 students to benefit from new scholarship fund

A generous gift from Bath-based couple Brian and Margaret Roper has enabled the creation of a new £300,000 scholarship fund to help University of Bath students reach their full potential. The first 33 Roper Scholarships will be awarded to students applying to the University for entry in the 2010-11 academic year.

Bathwick Hill Fun Run to help Romanian Aid Project

Chance to sign-up for the annual Bathwick Hill Fun Run on April 18th, 2010.

Formula Student car goes on display in London

One of the Formula Student racing cars designed and built by engineering students at the University has gone on display at the London Headquarters of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in Birdcage Walk.

Building confidence for free

A free four-day confidence-building course being held at Bemerton Health Neighbourhood Centre near Salisbury between 18 and 21 May.

French organisations tap computer professor's expertise

This week two different French organisations have requested Professor Davenport's help in evaluating their research: CNRS, the French equivalent of RCUK, asked him to sit on the evaluation of the MathDoc Research unit, based in Grenoble; secondly he was requested to sit on the evaluation of a joint French government/Microsoft research team, based in the Paris area.

Is your PAYE code correct?

HMRC is issuing PAYE notices of coding for 2010/11. Make sure that yours is correct. Errors in a tax code mean that you will pay too much or too little tax. It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to check the code. The Finance Office has issued advice on how to check your PAYE code.

Student Go Ono wins placement poster prize sponsored by BP

Third year MEng Electronics with Space Science and Technology student, Go Ono, has won the BP sponsored prize for his placement poster. The poster competition was introduced last year, and is for Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering students returning from their year on placement. Go Ono undertook his year on placement at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford.

Engineering graduate awarded James Rennie medal

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is very proud to announce that George Oates has been awarded the highly prestigious 2010 ICE James Rennie Medal for his Chartered Professional Review (CPR) project "Designing out risk on the London 2012 Velodrome".

Researchers aim to help pregnant mums quit smoking

Researchers at the University of Bath are using new government funding to look at ways to help pregnant women quit smoking.

Participants wanted for survey on Bluetooth

Department of Computer Science PhD student Freya Palmer is looking for participants to take part in an online survey on Bluetooth.

Vacancies for Membership of Senate

There are two vacancies for members of Academic Assembly to serve on Senate for a period of three years from August 2010 and one vacancy for a member of Academic Assembly to serve on Senate to July 2011.

Research to make car fuel from thin air

A research project, led by the University of Bath, is working on a £1.4 million project that could take carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into car fuel. The project aims to develop porous materials that can absorb the gas that causes global warming and convert it into chemicals that can be used to make car fuel or plastics in a process powered by renewable solar energy.

£1.4 million to make car fuel from thin air

A research project, led by the University of Bath, is working on a £1.4 million project that could take carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into car fuel. The project aims to develop porous materials that can absorb the gas that causes global warming and convert it into chemicals that can be used to make car fuel or plastics in a process powered by renewable solar energy.

Passive smoking in our homes and cars remains major hazard to the health of our children

Parents need to be better informed about the risks to their children of passive smoking according to a report from the Royal College of Physicians and backed by the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS).

Frozen yoghurt student takes business know-how to Iceland

A student from the University of Bath is set to speak at a global entrepreneurship conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, run by the world renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this week (24-26 March).

Collection of images and comments from Bath Taps 2010

On Friday 12 March over 650 school children explored the link between science and art at a two-day, hands-on science fair that opened at the University.

Implementing Proposals for Re-organisation: Heads of Department

Council and Senate approved a number of proposals for re-organisation last summer. The implications of these proposals are being worked through.

Opportunities to attend workshops at Ivy League university

Early career academics from the University are invited to apply for scholarships to attended courses taking places at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island - deadline 1 April