Archive for July 2011

Work begins on prototype reusable oil vapour removal system

Professor Barry Crittenden and Dr Semali Perera from the Department of Chemical Engineering have commenced their KTA Partnership Development Award project, co-funded by Parker domnick hunter Industrial division, part of the world-leading Parker Hannifin filtration group. They are developing a prototype reusable oil vapour removal system based on ceramic monolithic structures, with the support of KT Fellow, Dr Olivier Camus.

Tables turned as teachers are sent to summer school

Secondary school teachers from across the country have spent a week back in University to learn about the science behind sustainable energies such as solar power and biofuels.

HEFCE publish their REF assessment framework and guidance on submissions

This document sets out the general framework for assessment in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and provides guidance to UK higher education institutions about making submissions to the 2014 REF. It includes guidance on procedures, the data that will be required, and the criteria and definitions that will apply. You can order a hard copy or download a Pdf version. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 29 November 2013.

'Opportunity, choice and excellence in higher education': HEFCE publishes strategy statement

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has published a strategy statement setting out its overall approach to implementing the Government's proposals for higher education reform in the recent White Paper. It also identifies a number of high-level objectives in relation to research and knowledge exchange. Opportunity, choice and excellence in higher education' sets out the principles, priorities and practices that will guide HEFCE’s work over the coming months and years.

Documents now available regarding HE White Paper

The Government's Higher Education White Paper has now been published and is available for public consumption online.

Students' Union receives SUEI Gold Award for its excellent student experience

We are delighted to announce that the Students' Union has achieved a national Gold Award for providing our members with an excellent student experience. We are one of only four students' unions across the country to achieve GOLD, awarded by Student Union Evaluation Initiative (SUEI).

A successful first year for Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School celebrated their first birthday in style with a large marque celebration on campus. In its inaugural year, the Graduate School has launched the South West Doctoral Training Centre, in collaboration with the other local Universities, securing seven Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC) research studentships for 2011/12 as a result.

Pharmacy study on Swine Flu vaccine published in British Medical Journal

A study issued by VAESCO (Vaccine Adverse Events Surveillance and Communication) network in conjunction with the Department of Pharmacy, to assess the association between pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 vaccine and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), has been published. It shows that the risk of occurrence of GBS is not increased after vaccination with adjuvanted influenza pandemic vaccine.

BUCS-WISM no longer available on campus except in the Library

BUCS-WiSM has now been removed from all the University of Bath residences and is now only available in the Library. This is part of Computing Services rolling out eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) as the recommended wireless service for all the University users over the next couple of months.

Catch up on the School of Management Graduation Prizegiving Ceremony

The annual School of Management Prize Giving recognised the achievements of 27 graduates at Bath Abbey. These included the most successful graduates from the BSc in Business Administration (BBA), the BSc in Accounting and Finance (BAF) and the BSc in International Management and Modern Languages (IMML).

Booking for Tribe summer holiday camps

The STV's Tribe Summer Holiday camps focus on using a fun environment to develop the skills and fundamentals children require for participation in sports. A brochure is now available and camps can be booked by calling 01225 386915 between 9am-5pm.

Offer available to University staff visiting the Holburne museum

The Holburne Museum in Great Pulteney street re-opened its doors in May after an £11 million facelift.  Many staff and students will have seen the fantastic transformation it has undergone.

Why not give a Green Impact workshop a go!

If you would like to create a greener office you may be interested that Estates are running a series of environmental workshops over the summer. The sessions are part of the Green Impact scheme and all staff are invited to participate.

What makes a successful business: Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!

Dr Christian Stadler, from the University’s School of Management, is warning against businesses changing too much to keep up with the times and losing sight of their core values.

Prof James Copestake: the role of microfinance in global poverty reduction

Professor James Copestake addresses a conference of the Dutch Microfinance Network on the role of microfinance in global poverty reduction

Victims routinely robbed of respect and dignity in court, shows research

A study of adult rape and sexual assault trials has concluded that deep-rooted problems in the criminal justice system routinely rob victims and witnesses of dignity and respect in court.

Research Centre of Excellence recognised in Bath

RICE, the dementia research institute in Bath, has been chosen as one of 500 worldwide Centres of Excellence by the International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics (IAGG).

Revised single equality scheme

Following a consultation the University has revised the single equality scheme, which was approved by Council on 30 June. The scheme takes into account the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and will be reviewed in due course to take into account aspects of the law which are yet to be brought into force. The scheme replaces the previous Single Equality Scheme and all individual Equality Schemes (Disability, Gender and Race).

Apprentice win for graduate Tom

Mechanical Engineering graduate Tom Pellereau has been crowned the winner of The Apprentice and will now become Lord Alan Sugar's newest business partner.

SAMIS most results now available

Following severe performance issues with SAMIS on Wednesday 13 July, individual unit and assessment item results are now available. The problems experienced appear to relate to the overall averages section of the results which may still not be available.