Archive for July 2010

Wanted: Research volunteers

MSc student Hayley Wimpenny is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study for her dissertation on facial expressions.

Why not take part in ‘Somerset Spin’ bike challenge in September?

Miles Peyton (Team Bath Sales Manager and X-Biking instructor) invites staff, students, friends and family to take part in the Somerset Spin on the 18 September. This is a 50 mile loop starting and finishing in Frome.

PC recycle bins to be automatically emptied every week

On Friday 30 July BUCS are going to begin the weekly deletion of Active Directory Recycle Bin files that are more than 7 days old.

Paul Kane interviewed by TV & radio on being a keyholder to internet security

Paul Kane, CEO of CommunityDNS, based at the University of Bath’s SETsquared Innovation Centre, was interviewed by BBC Radio 4's PM programme about his new role as keyholder for a new global internet security system.

Mechanical Engineering professor elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

We are pleased to announce that Professor Patrick Keogh from the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Bath Venturers retain cricket shield

University of Bath Venturers Cricket Club – the University’s staff and postgraduate side – retained the title they won last year when they again won a quadrangular Universities Twenty20 cricket competition held at the University of Bristol's Combe Dingle sport facilities.

Opportunity to serve on REF expert panels

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has announced the final configuration of units of assessment (UOAs) and the grouping of sub panels under main panels. It has also called for nominations for sub-panel members & sub-panel chairs.

Students and local residents 'grow' together

'Growing Together', a garden share scheme to grow food that aims to strengthen town and gown relations is getting started within Oldfield Park.

Phase 1 of new healthy eating cafe opens at the STV

Sports Café is the new healthy eating café located within the Sports Training Village. Phase 1 of the refurbishment is complete with the opening of the new deli bar and family area.

Bath entrepreneur holds key to internet security

Paul Kane, CEO of CommunityDNS, based at the University of Bath’s SETsquared Innovation Centre, has been selected to safeguard one of seven keys to restart the World Wide Web in the event of a catastrophic event, such as a terrorist attack.

Pensions: Update on Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

Yesterday the USS Trustee Board accepted the proposals put forward by the Joint Negotiating Committee. The statement made by the Trustee Board, along with a summary of the proposals, is available on the USS website.

Suki Ekaratne awarded international educational development award

Dr Suki Ekaratne, Senior Academic Staff Developer, has been awarded the prestigious Spirit of International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) Award. He was recognised by the ICED Council for his outstanding contribution to advancing the aims of ICED.

Students conquer Mt Kilimanjaro for children’s charity

A team of 44 University of Bath students has made it to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this summer, raising more than £100,000 for Childreach International. 

Dr David Clarke gives careers webchat

Dr David Clarke will help students to decide what to do with their language degree when he’s part of the expert panel on the Guardian Careers live website chat today, Thursday 22 July.

Bath academic awarded prestigious fellowship to study how order arises from chaos

Dr Robert Jack, from the University’s Department of Physics, is one of 30 outstanding UK researchers to be awarded EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowships to help develop their potential as the next generation of world-leading scientists and engineers.

Filming in the Claverton Rooms

As part of the filming taking place on campus this summer, Monicker Productions will be filming in the Claverton Rooms this coming Friday 23 July and again the following Friday 30 July.

Omnibus – new staff society - is launched. Join now!

Student band makes it to finals of songwriting contest

A band made up of four Bath students and alumni has made it through to the final of an international songwriting competition.

Students to teach Indian pupils life-changing skills

Eleven students from the University of Bath have travelled to rural India to teach basic engineering skills to young people, to help them find technical solutions to practical problems in their communities. The Bath students will spend three months in voluntary teaching posts at six education centres across the Maharashtra region.

KTA funding helps organisations get more information

Knowledge Transfer Fellowships have been awarded to deparments of mathematics and mechanical engineering