Archive for September 2010

Donor Report published: How gifts improve the student experience

The Donor Report is published annually and sent to all those who make a gift to the University. We aim to show that their gifts, combined with those of over a thousand other graduates, friends, companies, charitable foundations and other organisations, make a real difference to students, staff and facilities.

Richard Guy awarded diploma of fellowship from London School of Pharmacy

Richard Guy from the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology has recently been made a Fellow of the School of Pharmacy at the University of London. This award is made to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the profession of pharmacy.

Looking for nursery care? We have places available on campus

If you are seeking nursery care you will find no better place for your child than the Westwood Nursery, here on campus. We currently have places available from October onwards for children in our Baby Room, Nursery Room and Pre-School Room.

Students to build human-powered flying machine

Final year aerospace engineering students at the University of Bath will be following in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci; designing and building a human-powered aircraft as part of their degree. Last year, final year aerospace engineering students took on the challenge and designed and built wings for the plane using their knowledge of previous human aviation. This year, a new group of students will build on this design to complete the plane and test it out to see if it flies.

Photos celebrate Uzbek history at Bath Library

A photography exhibition charting the development of Tashkent, one of Asia’s most ancient cities, will open to the public at Bath Central Library next week (4-9 October), thanks to educational links made by the University of Bath.

Waste the Waist pilot study receives funding

A pilot study designed to evaluate a new approach to weight loss and physical activity in people with increased cardiovascular risk has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Department of Health’s national health research funding scheme.

Spy game - Your ability to memorise & conceal

Alison Llewellyn, a PhD Researcher in the World Health Organisation’s Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, is looking for volunteers to take part in her study and would particularly like to hear from adults with a chronic health condition, although she also needs healthy participants too.

Research funding needs long-term vision warns the Vice-Chancellor

"Our research excellence will not survive a stop-go approach" – that is the stark message our Vice-Chancellor gave to national science journalists.

Public lecture: Are the oceans doomed?

The future of our oceans and the truth behind media scare stories will be explored at a free public lecture at the University of Bath on Wednesday 6 October.

Death of Dr Maurice Line - first University Librarian

We regret to announce the recent death of Dr Maurice Line, the first University Librarian, who held the post between 1968 and 1971.

Note to staff about Induction website

Please could staff take a minute to look at the Induction website and familiarise themselves a little with the contents as it's very different to previous years.

A fresh start at Bath

Over 3,000 new students will arrive at the University of Bath for a Freshers’ Week full of activities and events designed to help them settle into campus and city life (Monday 27 September to Sunday 3 October).

Freshers arrive on campus

This year freshers are arriving on campus this weekend. Freshers’ Week volunteers will work alongside University Security to ensure the smooth running of the two arrival days.

Fancy being an extra in a film for our website?

Volunteers are needed to be extras in the University's new Introduction Film.

Hugh Lauder joins list of notable speakers at Global HR Forum

Hugh Lauder (Professor of Education & Political Economy in the Department of Education) has been invited to give a keynote at the prestigious Global Human Resources Forum, taking place 26–28 October 2010 in Seoul, Korea.

New starters - August 2010

The new starters update gives the name, job title and department of all new members of staff at the University who started in the previous month.

Earn £10 for study into attitudes to chlamydia

Researchers in Pharmacy Practice are looking for men and women aged 25 years or above to take part in group discussions or individual interviews about chlamydia. The research will take no more than one and a half hours and volunteers will be given a £10 voucher for taking part.

Would you like to know how you see your quality of life & wellbeing?

Alison Llewellyn, a PhD Researcher in the World Health Organisation’s Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, is looking for volunteers to take part in her study and would particularly like to hear from adults with a chronic health condition, although she also needs healthy participants too.

Buoyant social work group consolidates success with ESRC awards

The social work group have achieved significant success securing ESRC funding for new research work and three separate seminar series. This builds on their recent successes of having been placed second in the Times league table for social work and Caroline Hickman receiving the University's ‘Innovation in Teaching Award’.

Bath MBA breaks into The Economist's top 30 global elite

The Bath MBA has risen sharply up to 29th in the world in The Economist's MBA ranking.