Archive for June 2011

Engineering student featured on prestigious website

Maria Xi Zhang, a PhD student, has won the Shine! Award for Best International Student for the Southwest of England, from the British Council.

Summer degree ceremonies to take place at Bath Abbey

The University of Bath’s 2011 summer degree award ceremonies take place next week, with more than 2,000 students expected to attend at the city’s Abbey.
The ten ceremonies will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (5, 6, & 7 July), with awards made to nine honorary graduates for outstanding achievements spanning the fields of arts, science and medicine, engineering, business and policy-making.

Karen Thompson and Kevin Kite win Staff Recognition Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Staff Recognition Awards -Karen Thompson from the Students' Union, and Kevin Kite, a Security Officer.

Last few places remaining on media training workshop

There are a limited number of places still available on a practical Media training course on 30 June.

Volunteers required: would you like to know your hormone response to resistance exercise?

A research study into hormone response to resistance exercise is currently being run by the Sport, Health and Exercise Science Group in the Department for Health.

Talk gives entrepreneurial inspiration to academics

A talk at the University of Bath given by ex-Dragon’s Den investor Doug Richards was hailed a success by academics that left inspired with new ideas to turn their research into business opportunities.

Student cycles Premier League in memory of mum

Will Procter, 19, a first year Sports Science student, will cycle 950 miles to visit each of the 20 football clubs of the Premier League, to raise money for cancer research. He is raising money for Cancer Research UK in memory of his mum Hazel, who died of breast cancer last year.

Bath moves up to 12th in The Times league table

The University has been ranked 12th in the UK by The Times Good University Guide 2012 – one place higher than its position last year.

Vice-Chancellor returns from link-building visit to Brazil with Deputy Prime Minister

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell, has today returned from a three-day visit to Brazil with the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

Staff Survey 2011: update

We have now received feedback on the responses to the Staff Survey 2011 run by Capita.

Funding call: Technology Commercialisation Campaign

Bath Ventures has opened the call for applications in this year's Technology Commercialisation Campaign.

Formula racing students’ success in States

Our student Formula racing team has scooped an impressive fifth place in an international race beating 75 other teams.

Take a 360 degree virtual tour of campus

Take a fresh look at campus with a new 360 degress virtual tour.

Telephone calls to University Staff from the UK Border Agency

Please let the International Student Advice Team know if the UK Border Agency telephone you about a student with regards to their as a matter of urgency.

Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics to benefit from £54,000 donation

The Enid Linder Foundation has pledged £54,000 to the University’s Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics, the latest show of their continued support to the Centre.

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 summer graduations.

Windows 7 in all GTA rooms by induction week

Bath MPharm student wins national Universities Week Big Picture competition

Thanks to all students from across the UK who entered their pictures into our photography competition to coincide with Universities Week 2011.

Volunteers required for sport, disability and art project

Researchers at the University of Bath are looking to recruit young disabled people, and those who work with them, to an innovative project that will develop understanding of the relationships between sport, health, physical activity and identity.

Undertakers of the deep

Dr Jonathan Cox, from the Department of Chemistry, is investigating the hagfish’s unique sense of smell. A paper on the research has recently been published in the Anatomical Record.