Archive for July 2011

Discover the pre-historic secrets of the Bath Downs

Your chance to investigate pre-historic Bath by joining in guided tours of the Downs, finding out more about archaeological surveys, handling artefacts and making coil pots. This event is run by the Arts Barn as part of the British Festival of Archaeology.

Algae in city's Roman Baths could fuel the future

The Roman Baths are currently at the centre of a study aimed at producing renewable biofuels from algae.

Students share their graduation day celebrations

Get a flavour of the winter graduations, as graduates from the first day of ceremonies at the Assembly Rooms share their thoughts on graduating.

Wireless systems in residences to be replaced with eduroam

Computing Services are rolling out eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) as the recommended wireless service for all the University users over the next couple of months. Also, in conjunction with this, we are retiring the less secure service BUCS-WISM.

Bath Science Café: Telomere, cell ageing and diseases

The Bath Science Café on Monday 11 July 2011 will look at biological markers of the ageing process, and the impact of disease upon these.

Royal Philosophical Society award for Bath lecturer

Professor Chick Wilson, from the Department of Chemistry, was recently presented with the 2011 Thomas Graham Medal of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow.

BA2 magazine has gone online!

The latest issue of BA2 magazine is available to view online in a new easy-to-read format.

Call for research participants: Earn £5 for one hour of your time

Researchers David Moore is offering £5 to all staff and students who volunteer to participate in an experiment which takes no more than two hours and involves computerised reaction time tasks, and a mildly painful heat sensation.

New Rules for RCUK Equipment Requests

The way we request equipment from the Research Councils has now changed.

Sustainable chemical technologies showcased on campus

A showcase of the University’s research into sustainable chemical technologies will take place on Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 July 2011.

New graduate to build wind turbine in Peru

A graduate engineer from the University of Bath is taking his skills to Peru this summer to build a wind turbine that will provide villagers with their first source of electricity.

Bath start-up students top of the class

Two young entrepreneurs behind a Bath start-up company are graduating with first class honours degrees in this week’s ceremonies from the University of Bath.

One of our scientists receives prestigious zoological award

Dr Edward Feil has been awarded a Scientific Medal by the Zoological Society of London for his dedication to the field of zoological research.

Protein supplements give no benefit to athlete's performance researchers find

Researchers in the Department for Health conclude that protein-based sport drinks are of no benefit to the performance of athletes.

Gold medallist awarded degree at Bath's summer ceremonies

Gold medallist Katrina Hart is among more than 2,000 students who will get their degrees at the summer award ceremonies this week.

Staff Survey 2011: Institutional Report

The outcomes of the Staff Survey 2011 were presented to Council yesterday afternoon. 84 per cent of respondents think the University of Bath is a good place to work.

Moog Inc extends its MBA Scholarship funding

Moog Inc has recently signed an agreement with the University of Bath to extend its support of the Moog MBA Scholarship at the University’s School of Management for a further period, and has also generously agreed to increase the scholarship’s value. This new financial commitment from Moog in support of the MBA programme is warmly welcomed by the University.

Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School first birthday celebration

A range of event are planned to mark the first anniversary of H&SS.

Changes to University pension scheme coming in the autumn

Important information for USS members

Bath moves up in THE Table of Tables

The University has been ranked tenth in the country in the Times Higher Education (THE) Table of Tables, moving up one place from last year.