Archive for September 2011

New appointment helps burn treatment team

The University's burn treatment team has appointed a specialist from industry to further progress the development of ground-breaking treatments, as a visiting professor.

Mike Adams leads a new Centre for Strategic Risk

Professor Mike Adams talks about his appointment to the School of Management to set up a new Centre for Strategic Risk.

Students - Would you like an exciting & well-paid part-time job?

The Education Liaison & Outreach Office is now seeking applications from students for roles in 2011/2 to help school pupils reach their full potential and aim for Higher Education, as part of the Bath Ambassador Scheme.

LimesNet: New research network to make construction greener

A new international research network aimed at developing innovative low impact construction materials and technologies has been launched.

Earthquake experts take seismic research to international panel

A team from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering has recently presented its research into earthquake engineering to an international peer-review panel based in Lima, Peru.

Department of Computer Science secures £350k research grant

The Department of Computer Science has secured a £350,000 EPSRC grant to continue work in the field of computer algebra.

Staff Development Unit recognised for 'outstanding contribution to leadership development'

The Staff Development Unit, based in the Department of Human Resources, has been shortlisted for a prestigious THE Award in the category 'Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development'.

Postgrad triumphs in World Triathlon Championships

Kate Burley, a PhD student at Bath, has won a bronze medal in the recent World Triathlon Championships held in Beijing.

New show gives top tips for well-being

Leading performance artist Bobby Baker will lift the lid on mental illness with the World premiere of her new show Mad Gyms and Kitchens at the ICIA on Friday, 14 October

BIME annual lecture: Changing attitudes to disability

The Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME) is hosting a lecture on the subject of the changing attitudes to disability in the East Building Lecture Theatre 1.1 on Friday 7 October at 7pm.

PhD student recognised for Excellence in Research & featured in THE

Stephen Wilkins, a PhD student at the School of Management’s International Centre for Higher Education Management, had his research recognised at the annual European Association for International Education conference this month, as well as it being featured in the Times Higher Education.

Would you like to carry the Olympic Torch?

How would you like to play a part in sporting history by carrying the Olympic Flame in the run up to London 2012?

Siren alert!

The Department of Estates will be testing a new, campus-wide siren system on Wednesday, 28 September at 12 noon. It has been installed to further extend the very high standards of safety of the Claverton campus.

Video message from VC: Sunday Times names Bath 'University of the Year'

Death of Barbara Garraway - Funeral 28 September

The Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies is sad to report the death of former colleague, Barbara Garraway, who retired in September 2004. The funeral has been arranged for Wednesday 28 September at Haycombe Cemetery.

University’s Travel Plan recognised with gold regional award

The Department of Estates is pleased to announce that the University has won the prestigious Employer of the Year award in the West of England Travel Plan Awards.

ACE teaching fellow shortlisted for THE award

Alex Wright, Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, has been shortlisted for one of the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards this year - Most Innovative Teacher of the Year. Also winner of this year’s University Teaching Award for Innovation, Alex demonstrates a hugely impressive track record as an imaginative, reflective and innovative teacher.

Academic Integrity Initiative: Training & test - Briefing No 3

As part of the University’s Academic Integrity Initiative (AII), from 1 October 2011, all students will have to undertake training and a test (AIITT) to give them a baseline understanding of academic integrity and plagiarism.

Manufacturing companies needed for global research project

We are looking for employees of manufacturing companies to help with an international research project that is investigating how effective global leaders are developed.

Thank you for a very successful University Open Day

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell, has thanked all those staff who played a part in making our first ever Saturday Open Day such a huge success.