Archive for October 2010

Find new confidence with free workshop

A free five-day confidence-building workshop being organised by the University of Bath at St Andrews Church Centre in Walcot, Swindon between 22 and 26 November 2010.

Student saves chemical giant thousands of pounds on industrial placement

Cigdem Kemal, a Chemical Engineering student at the University, has saved a Northwest chemicals firm £325,000 on its annual utility bills whilst on placement. She won a regional award for the North West and a national Award for Environmental Awareness at the Year In Industry (YINI) student of the year awards this month.

Why universities are good for your health

From treating cancer with microwaves to reducing injuries amongst Army recruits, the wide-ranging impact of research from the University of Bath was showcased at an event in Westminster on Wednesday 13 October.

Academic launches study about Palestinian children & political violence

On Thursday 30 September, Dr Jason Hart from the Centre of Development Studies in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences launched a briefing paper entitled ‘Protecting Palestinian children from political violence: The role of the international community’ to an invited audience of academics, policy-makers, practitioners and activists.

Microscopy & Analysis Suite launched

The Microscopy & Analysis Suite (MAS), formerly known as the Centre for Electron Optical Studies (CEOS), has been launched this week with a brand new website.

Do you drive on Claverton Hill to and from the A36?

Staff and students driving along Claverton Hill either to or from the A36 are being asked to ensure they maintain a sensible speed (ie. well below 30mph) and are in a position to stop safely should the need arise on this narrow and twisty road.

New interactive research centre opens in Bath

A new purpose-built research space has opened in the centre of Bath to help researchers understand more about human communication and how people interact with technology.

State-of-the-art labs to train interpreters of the future

Two new high-tech interpreting laboratories open at the University of Bath this week, to train students for careers in interpreting.

Former Bath researcher wins Nobel Prize

A former University of Bath researcher is sharing this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics, for groundbreaking research on graphene carried out at Manchester University.

Dr Robin Cooke laid to rest

On Saturday 4 September, our late friend and colleague Dr Robin Cooke was laid to rest when his ashes were scattered on the Torridon river in the far North West of Scotland. Robin's friends and colleagues from Bath were represented by Emeritus Professor Brian McEnaney and his wife, Mary.

Researchers call for a price cap on cigarette profits

An independent regulatory agency is needed to cap the excessive profits made by cigarette manufacturers, say researchers from the University of Bath.

Public lecture: engineers armed for medical rehabilitation

A free public lecture at the University of Bath will describe how biomechanical engineering is improving joint replacement treatment for older people, on Friday 8 October.

The Equality Act 2010 comes into force today, 1 October 2010

Please note! This important new legislation rationalises and strengthens the legal protection against discrimination for both employees and users of services.