Archive for June 2010

Open Day video: Prospective students share their impressions

Myra Lee from the Department of Corporate Communications and Sacha Goodwin (Audio Visual Unit) have worked together to produce a video of images and comments from visitors to sum up the impression that the Open Day gave to prospective students and their families.

RDSO newsletter: The Researcher available

The summer 2010 edition of the Research Development & Support Office's newsletter, The Researcher, is now available online.

Sir James Dyson to open innovative new University building

World famous British entrepreneur Sir James Dyson will officially open the University's newest building this week. Sir James will perform the official opening ceremony for the new multi-million pound 4 West building this Friday, 2 July.

Future of University funding: Message from the Vice-Chancellor

At an open meeting on 16 March 2010, I briefed colleagues on the strategic goals articulated in our new Corporate Plan and went on to outline some of the challenges confronting us as we set out to achieve these goals. In light of last week’s budget and other funding announcements, I wanted to update you on the funding reductions affecting the Higher Education sector and the implications these will have for our own university.

Silvana Stanford wins Staff Recognition Award

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2010 Staff Recognition Award is Silvana Stanford (School of Management). She was nominated by her colleagues Sandra Griffin and Karin Roberts, in recognition of her contribution to the life of the University in the three areas above.

KTA helps promote use of renewable building materials

The University is seconding a staff member from the BRE,formerly known as the Building Research Establishment, to inform and help promote the mainstream use of renewable building materials by the construction industry as part of measures to deliver lower carbon buildings. 

Sustainable schools support children’s learning and well-being

William Scott and Elisabeth Barrett Hacking from Education have found sustainable schools are key to supporting children’s learning and well-being.

Summer award ceremonies to take place at Bath Abbey

The University of Bath’s 2010 summer award ceremonies take place next week, with more than 2,000 students expected to attend at the city’s Abbey.

Singing lifts & bike riding: blog from Royal Soc Summer Science Exhibition

Jonathan Dawes, a reader in Applied Mathematics, took an exhibit entitled 'Living in a complex world', to this year's Royal Society Science Exhibition and wrote a blog about his experiences.

Lego robots and cardboard cars to cause Big Bang in Bath

Hundreds of children from schools in Bath, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Dorset will be taking part in Big Bang South West 2010, the biggest display of school students’ science, technology, engineering and maths projects

New scheme will allow Chinese students to transfer to Bath

The University of Bath recently strengthened links with a university in China with the announcement of a new scheme that will allow elite Chinese engineering students to continue their study at Bath on a joint BEng programme. The University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Kevin Edge and Dean of Engineering Professor Gary Hawley recently attended the 90th anniversary celebrations of the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China.

Death of Dr Robin Cooke and funeral details

The University is sorry to announce the death of Dr Robin Cooke who lectured in material science from 1973 to 1997.

Bath professor made management “Champion of the Year”

Professor Richard Mawditt from the School of Management has been awarded the City of London Institute of Management Champion of the Year 2010.

Do you have experience applying for credit or loans? (15 min survey)

Researchers from the privacy value networks EPSRC-funded project are looking for participants to take part in a 15 minute survey.

BUCS warning to change password to avoid account closure

BUCS is to shortly start locking computer accounts where the password was last changed prior to 2008

Majestic Maddox wins 400m

TeamBath AC athlete Laura Maddox produced a majestic performance to strike 400m gold at the England Athletics Under-20 and Under-23 Championships in Bedford.

Summer 2010 works on Campus

The campus is going to be a busy place over the Summer! Two campus maps have been created, illustrating the various projects/maintenance taking place and the road closures & diversions planned.

Blues Café refurbishment starts 28 June

The Blues Café will be changing shape this summer and transforming into the Sports Café. Phase 1 of the new Sports Café will begin on Monday 28 June with the creation of a new deli bar and family area.

The serious mathematics of cereal, socialising and starlings

What have muesli, social networking sites and flocks of birds got to do with mathematics? Scientists and students from the University of Bath will be explaining all at the Royal Society’s prestigious Summer Science Exhibition which opens on 25 June. Their exhibit, called ‘Living in a complex world’ will show how complex and unexpected patterns of events emerge out of simple interactions, demonstrating how mathematics lies behind the complexity of our everyday world.

Update on Pension Schemes

Update on the review of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and how the emergency budget announcement on Tuesday 22 June could affect those staff with a Local Government Pension Scheme.