Archive for February 2011

Continuous flow solutions: for pharmaceutical manufacture (& speciality chemicals)

Stan Kolaczkowski (Chemical Engineering) and Jonathan Williams (Chemistry) have been awarded Proof of Concept funding from the EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account. The aim of this KTA project is to investigate if the expertise at Bath on using continuous processing in combination with smarter and greener methods of chemical synthesis, can be transferred to the pharmaceutical industry.

Upgrading the University's HR & Payroll systems

The University is in the process of upgrading its HR and Payroll systems. The Trent-6 system currently used is coming to the end of its life - the new upgrade will provide better functionality for managers and staff. Professor Jane Millar is chairing the project board.

University email problems - update

The University experienced problems with its email system last Thursday/Friday, and as a result emails sent to University addresses between Sunday 20 February and Friday 25 February might not have been received.

New sports membership: Concession options

Prices for new sport memberships

New student sports membership aims to enhance sports provision at the University

The University has recently finalised arrangements for the introduction of a new student sports membership, which will be introduced from September 2011.

Public lecture: Will Hutton to call for a fairer society

Writer and columnist Will Hutton is set to put his case for a fairer society in Britain, in a free public lecture on campus on Friday 4 March.

Fees & Access Working Group - update on progress

As a result of the delayed publication of the Office of Fair Access (OFFA) guidance on access agreements and the Government’s White Paper on Higher Education, FAWG has been unable to draft an institutional Access Agreement to its original timescale. Therefore, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) will work directly with relevant individuals to produce a draft Agreement. A working party, including the President of the Students' Union, is to be convened to consider the nature of the student experience package under the new funding regime.

Staff Survey 2011: ‘Your survey – Your say’

The University will be carrying out a staff survey from 14 March 2011 for four weeks to provide an opportunity for members of staff in all areas of the University to have their say on the issues that affect them in the workplace.

Eight Bath Professors invited to help develop criteria for REF assessment

HEFCE have announced the members of the expert panels for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and eight Professors from Bath have been invited to serve as panel members across a range of disciplines. The panels have already started to meet to develop the criteria for the REF assessment.

New intro film highlights University’s strengths

A new introduction film highlighting the main strengths of the University has been launched this week.

Watching your speed on Claverton Hill

Staff and students who use Claverton Hill to drive to and from the A36 are being asked to watch their speed on this narrow stretch of road, and to take extra care in icy conditions.

Robots with emotions: do we need them?

Robots with emotions are no longer just the stuff of science fiction, but do we want them in our homes? A free public lecture at the University of Bath will explore the issues on Wednesday 2 March.

Runners asked to log on to help prevent injuries

A University of Bath researcher is looking for keen runners to keep an online diary of their training habits and injuries, to help find out how they can reduce common running injuries.

Support for students affected by global events

We would like to remind our international students and staff that support is available during difficult times such as the current political protests in the Middle East and the earthquake in New Zealand.

Students: Boost your employability

A one-day event on Wednesday 23 February, will give students the chance to boost their employability, in a series of workshops and presentations covering everything from how to interview well to running your own business.

Public lecture: Mysterious cases of misbehaving molecules

A public lecture about molecules, and how they don’t always behave properly, is to be held at the University on Thursday 24 February.

Learn Spanish in Alicante - free of charge

Under the Cooperation Agreement between the Universities of Bath and Alicante, members of staff can attend intensive Spanish language courses free of charge, with free bed & breakfast accommodation. Apply by 2 April 2010.

University of Bath student returns from epic South Pole adventure

University of Bath PhD student Joe Kinrade has just returned to campus after spending six weeks in the Antarctic.

New student sports membership - your questions answered

Following the announcement to introduce a new student sports membership from September 2011, this article aims to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about the scheme.

The Birds and the Bees – in cutting edge science

Academics from the University of Bath will be discussing the birds and the bees at the Bath Literary Festival on 25 February.