Archive for September 2011

Fashion show organisers needed

Bath RAG are looking to give 3-5 people the fantastic event management opportunity to organise the annual Fashion at Bath Show, to be held on Wednesday 14th March 2012 in the Assembly Rooms in Bath.

New starters in August

The new starters update gives the name, job title and department of all new members of staff at the University who started in the previous month.

Help us to promote the ‘University of the Year’

A message from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) Professor Bernie Morley:

Celebrate Dai Greene's World Championship gold

Staff and students are invited to celebrate the success of its most recent World Champion­ 400m hurdles gold medallist Dai Greene.

Bath named as the 'University of the Year' by The Sunday Times

The University of Bath has been awarded the title of ‘University of the Year 2011/12’ by The Sunday Times, one of the most prominent and influential newspapers in the world. The accolade is designed to recognise a university’s all-round excellence, encompassing a range of aspects of research, teaching, employability and the student experience.

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Due to staff training within the Department of Corporate Communications, there will be no news service today (Friday 9 September 2011).
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Students' Union strikes gold

Our Students’ Union has won a national Gold Award for giving its members an excellent student experience.

Chem Eng researchers publish 'hot' article in top ranked journal

A review paper on reverse osmosis (RO) membrane materials authored by Kah Peng Lee, Tom Arnot and Davide Mattia, Department of Chemical Engineering is featured consistently as the most downloaded article in Journal of Membrane Science since it was published in January 2011.

Omnibus boules team reaches semi-finals Bath League de Petanque

Omnibus entered a team into the Bath League de Petanque for the first time this year and 'Omniboules' and has now reached the semi finals!

Researchers warn against using smartphone apps to cure pain

Researchers from the University's Centre for Pain Research are calling for regulation of mobile phone 'apps' that claim to help treat pain.

Bath Science Café: Methane hydrate – a new energy resource?

The Bath Science Café restarts after the summer break on Monday 12 September 2011 and will look at the properties of methane hydrate and its suitability as an energy source.

Volunteers needed for energy project

Researchers from the University of Bath are looking for volunteers to participate in a study on the design of energy meter displays as part of a PhD project in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

Bath shortlisted for three Times Higher Education Awards

The University of Bath has been shortlisted for three separate awards by the Times Higher Education: Most Innovative Teacher of the Year (Alex Wright); Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development; and Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers.

University of Bath in Top 200 world rankings

The University of Bath has been ranked 168th in the QS World University Rankings for 2011/12, which were released today (Monday 5 September).

Developing induction thermography with Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce and the University of Bath are now embarking on a Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA) co-funded project to develop induction thermography for industrial application.

Induction 2011

The updated Induction 2011 web pages have now been launched at:

KTA project to improve efficiency in Cummins’ electrical generators

Drs Kevin Robinson & Chris Brace (Mechanical Engineering) have been awarded EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account funding, which has been match-funded by Cummins Power Generation Ltd. Cummins are keen to improve the fuel efficiency of their diesel powered electrical generator sets to enable their customers to benefit from fuel savings and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.

Uni wins Gold again in Bath in Bloom awards

The Landscape Section are delighted to announce that they have won gold in this year's Bath in Bloom competition. This year's winning category is the 'Environmental Project' award.

New understanding of cells could help in search for cancer cure

Our researchers have developed a new approach to studying cells that gives a much clearer picture of the intricate details of how they work.