Archive for November 2010

Bath alumni get special guided tour of the Wellcome Collection

More than 50 alumni and guests gathered for drinks and a guided tour of the Wellcome Collection in London.

Bath alumnus' gift showcased in 1994 Group report on philanthropic fundraising

The £1 million donation made by a graduate to the University of Bath to support research at the Centre for Chemical Sustainable Technologies is the lead case study in a new report published by the 1994 Group.

The dead body and its disposal

How do we dispose of our dead? Academics from the University of Bath will be discussing three different points of view at a free seminar next week.

Cuppycakes steal the show at the student shop

Student who sold more than £500 worth of cupcakes have won this year's Student Shop competition.

Thank you from Debbie & Emily Nethercote

After the death of former BUCS Computer Technician Derek Nethercote earlier this year, a fund was set up in his memory with the aim of making some future provision for the education of his daughter Emily. Very many friends, colleagues, former colleagues and fellow trades unionists supported the fund.

eLearning enthusiasts enjoy classroom technologies event

Over forty colleagues from a number of different institutions across the HE & FE sectors attended the third ESTICT (”Engaging Students Through In-Class Technologies”) event on campus.

Video: Take a tour of new Student Centre

SU President Daniel O'Toole takes you on a tour of the University's new £5.5 million Student Centre: now the hub of student life on campus.

'Technophobes' sought for BBC documentary

The BBC are developing a documentary based upon Dr Mark Brosnan's research into 'technophobia'. As part of a pilot, the BBC would like to film some 'technophobes' talking about how much they hate using computers or how anxious technology can make them feel.

"Dragons' Den" offers students £15,000

Do you have a business idea that needs financial backing? If you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate with business ambition you could get a share of a new £15,000 fund for student enterprise.

Rod Angood leaves the University

Rod Angood, the University’s Director of Computing Services, is leaving the University at Christmas, flying out a few days later to a new life on the other side of the world.

Proposal for changes to English Language Centre

Your views are sought on the proposal to transfer responsibility for the English Language Centre from the Head of ESML to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Knowledge Transfer Account funding announcement

The KTA has been very successful in its first year; we will soon have over 30 active projects, engaged in various forms of knowledge transfer and using our EPSRC-funded research to make a real impact. As a result of this success, unfortunately the KTA fund will not be able to consider new applications for project funding until the New Year.

Do you have a graduation story to tell?

Have you, or a student you know, had to overcome challenges or personal difficulty to graduate this winter? Do you have an unusual, inspiring or heart-warming story to tell? The University Press Office is looking for students who are willing to share their stories with the local media, as part of its publicity plans for the winter graduations.

Proposed changes to Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

A consultation about changes to USS is currently underway. An Equality Impact Assessment has been undertaken in respect of the changes.

Bath graduate announced as BCS Young IT Professional of the Year

The (British Computer Society) BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has announced the winners of their prestigious UK IT Industry Awards 2010. Bath student Meri Williams, who graduated with a First Class Honours in Computer Information Systems in 2005, was announced as BCS Young IT Professional of the Year.

Professor John Toland appointed Chair of REF Mathematical Sciences panel

Following an open recruitment process, HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) has appointed the Main and Sub-Panel Chairs for the REF (Research Excellence Framework) panels.

Bath pharmacologist awarded Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Lectureship

The British Pharmacological Society has awarded Dr Roland Jones of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology the MSD Lectureship for 2010. The prestigious award, sponsored by the pharmaceutical giant, Merck, Sharpe and Dohme, was established in 1989 to recognize excellence in Neuroscience research, and is marked by a plenary lecture at a meeting of the Society.

Pay negotiations 2010/11 - Update

The five trade unions representing University staff have each responded to the employers' 0.4% consolidated pay offer.

Academic staff: Please return forms to process in Winter Award Ceremonies

If you would like to take part in the processions for the Winter Graduation ceremonies on 14 & 15 December, please fill in and return your procession form by 26 November.

Order your University of Bath Christmas cards

Please place your orders for University-branded Christmas cards by Friday 26 November for delivery week beginning 6 December.