Archive for May 2011

Students hope to regain Best UK Team title at Formula Student

On Wednesday 1 June, our Team Bath Racing 2011 student team are unveiling the car that they hope will regain them the Formula Student title.

Research paper from Architecture & Civil Engineering wins award

The journal paper ‘Shear design of circular concrete sections using the Eurocode 2 truss model’, published in The Structural Engineer and authored by John Orr, Dr Antony Darby and Professor Tim Ibell (Architecture &Civil Engineering) together with colleagues from Parsons Brinkerhoff (Bristol) has been awarded a diploma of the Institution of Structural Engineers Henry Adams Award.

SPARK Awards launched for South West materials SMEs

A new awards scheme has been launched to assist companies who are struggling to access materials research and knowledge.

University teaching awards 2011 - Who won & why

Congratulations to the winners of this year's awards.

New clues to how humble painkiller stifles cancer growth

Scientists have shed light on how a common class of painkillers – which includes ibuprofen – may interact with a key protein that fuels the growth of many different types of cancer, according to a study published in the journal Chemical Communications this week.

Green awards for staff pave way for new carbon management plan

Staff across campus and children at our Westwood Nursery have proved that when it comes to being green, a team effort can make a real difference, whatever your age! Staff enthusiasm to contribute to a greener workplace is matched by our new Carbon Management Plan, which details an action plan to achieve a 25 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2015.

Dragon's Den star to inspire academics

Dragon's Den entrepreneur Doug Richard is presenting a lecture to University of Bath academics on how to turn their research into business ventures on 15 June.

Engineer who builds with sustainability in mind wins top engineering award

One of our engineers who has pioneered sustainable building design in recent years has scooped a top award for successfully taking his innovations into the marketplace.

Winner of Chancellor's Prize announced

Ben Lane, an MEng (hons) student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has won the prize for the best final year undergraduate student

2010/11 Travel Survey closed

The University 2010/11 Travel Survey has now closed - many thanks to the 2,756 people that responded.

Expert talks about how US policy in the Caribbean nearly caused the end of the world

Historian Alex von Tunzelmann will be talking about the largely secret war fought by the US against communism in Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, in a free public lecture here on 15 June.

Festival of Chemistry takes over campus

Over 150 students from 36 south west schools enjoyed a fun-filled Festival of Chemistry at the University of Bath this week.

Summer vacation library loans 2011

Information on library loan periods during summer break

Last chance to respond to Travel Survey

A huge thank-you to the 2,703 people who have completed the Travel Survey so far. The survey will officially close at 4pm on Friday 20 May.

Student satisfaction with feedback increases in new Guardian league table

The University has been ranked 14th out of 119 universities and colleges in the UK in the Guardian University Guide which was published this week. 

All of a flutter on Salisbury Plain

Wiltshire’s Great Bustards are showing some real style on Salisbury Plain this spring and our researchers have seen some fantastic displays from a 4-year-old male bird.

International conference proves a turning point for research community

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering recently hosted the 12th International Electrical Impedance Tomography Conference. The event took place from 4 May to 6 May and was opened by the Deputy-Vice Chancellor, Professor Kevin Edge.

Director of Holburne Museum to talk about its recent redevelopment

Dr Alexander Sturgis, the director of the Holburne Museum, will talk about the redevelopment and what it has achieved at a free public lecture at the University of Bath on 1 June.

Launch of new Internal Peer Review College

Jane Millar, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, has hosted a reception to launch our new Internal Peer Review College.

Volunteers required for research studies

Two research studies are currently asking for volunteers.