Archive for July 2010

International Student Advice team moves to Student Services

The International Student Advice team has joined Student Services, supporting the University's efforts to enhance the experience of international students through closer integration with the full range of support services available to all students. 

Revolutionary medical dressing uses nano-technology to fight infection

A team led by Toby Jenkins (Chemistry) is working with the burns team at the Southwest UK Paediatric Burns Centre at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol to create an advanced wound dressing that detects and treats infection automatically. The dressing will work by releasing antibiotics from nanocapsules triggered by the presence of disease-causing pathogenic bacteria, which will target treatment before the infection takes hold.

NUS national awards 2010: One winner & two runners-up

Students’ Union (BUSU) were thrilled when Alex Pool, 2nd Year Undergraduate won the NUS award for Course Representative of the year award at the NUS Awards on 1 July 2010. BUSU also had two runners up awards with Fiona Bruce for The Endsleigh Student of the Year award and BUSU for the Community relations award.

Two special awards presented at Chancellor's Dinner

At the annual Chancellor’s Dinner last night, Lord Tugendhat made two special awards: the first was to Jeremy Thring, and the other to Roger & Sue Whorrod.

Graduates share their celebrations

Graduates from the first day of ceremonies share their celebrations, including Ruth Fitzpatrick BSc Psychology who was awarded the Chancellor’s Prize for best final year undergraduate.

Report of University Council Meeting - 1 July 2010

A number of items were discussed at the recent meeting of University Council, including new arrangements for University Open Days, the establishment of the new staff society, Omnibus, and Enterprise & Innovation.

British Academy Grant to study CleanTech industry

Dr Gregory Schwartz, Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the School of Management, has been awarded a research grant of £7,480 from the British Academy, the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, to study the “Discourses of ‘Community’ in Collaborative Work: The Case of Clean Technology”.

Summer award ceremonies take place at Bath Abbey this week

The University of Bath’s 2010 summer award ceremonies start today, with more than 2,000 students expected to attend at the city’s Abbey over the next three days.

Professor Ian Jamieson OBE to receive honorary degree today

Today Professor Ian Jamieson OBE, who retired from the University last year as its Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), will receive a Doctor of Laws Honorary Degree.

Postgrad students' Visual Research Stories unveiled

Postgraduate Researchers have been invited to share their research within and outside the University in a new and creative way, by entering a 'visual research stories' competition. Their posters are now available online.

Soldier who served in Afghanistan to receive degree in military dress

A British Army soldier who has served in Afghanistan is among the graduates who are collecting their degrees this week.

Student wins worldwide competition with virtual water fight game

Thomas Fletcher, who will be graduating with First Class Honours in Computer Science with Mathematics this summer, has won Location Wild, a week-long competition to develop a location-based application.

Bishop of Bath & Wells pays visit to campus

The Bishop of Bath & Wells, the Right Reverend Peter Price, visited the University of Bath campus recently as part of a planned 48-hour visit to the Bath Deanery.

Female smokers: £10 to attend focus group

Researchers from Social & Policy Sciences are conducting a study examining female smokers' experiences of stopping smoking and would be very grateful to hear from smokers who are available to attend a focus group on Monday 5 July at 6pm.

Paralympian Grey-Thompson and Bath businessman to receive honorary degrees

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, one of Britain’s greatest ever paralympic athletes, and Bath’s Andrew Brownsword, successful entrepreneur, will receive honorary degrees from the University of Bath next week.

Student battles leukaemia to graduate with first class degree

A student who has battled leukaemia will achieve his goal of graduating, when he receives a First Class Honours degree at the University of Bath’s summer award ceremonies on Thursday 8 July.

New consortium to deliver University foundation year for international students

The University of Bath has entered into an agreement with a consortium led by City of Bath College to deliver a foundation year for international students. Students will be able to study at City of Bath College, Chichester College, Greenwich Community College or Wiltshire College, which will lead directly to an undergraduate programme at the University, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Researchers identify what makes MRSA lethal

Scientists studying the so-called “superbug” MRSA have identified one of the components responsible for making it so deadly. Ruth Massey and Andrew Edwards (Biology & Biochemistry), working with colleagues at the Universities of York and Gothenburg, have proven for the first time that a protein called FnBP is central to the bacteria's ability to invade the body's organs.