Archive for November 2011

Changes to processes for access to IT systems & PersonFinder from 1 Dec

The process for putting individuals onto Person Finder has been reviewed and revised in order to give correct access to different University IT systems and related software licencing issues. In the new system, Designated Maintainers will be required to check that, for any individual who is neither staff nor student, the appointment has been approved by the relevant individual or committee before they put them onto Person Finder.

University research to benefit local Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Researchers at the University of Bath will be helping local charity The Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) to measure the impact of its work, in a new project supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

Malaysian experience wins the student shop

A team of students that set out to bring a Malaysian cultural experience to Bath’s high street has taken first prize in the University of Bath’s student enterprise competition.

Graduate turns ‘Dragon’ to offer business funding to students

A Bath graduate is returning to the University to offer students a £15,000 business start-up fund in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ competition on Friday 2 December.

New Research Outcomes System (ROS) launched by Research Councils UK (RCUK)

ROS is the Research Councils UK’s (RCUK) common approach to collecting details of the outcomes and impact of their funded research. RCUK believe that this information will be essential to demonstrate the benefits of Research Council funded research to society and the economy. EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC and BBSRC will all capture their data in a combined Research Outcomes system; MRC, NERC and STFC will continue to use their existing systems.

Bath wins newly-awarded KTP with Hydraulic Projects Ltd

The University has been awarded a KTP with Hydraulic Projects Ltd, (Hypro) a company who design, manufacture, assemble and distribute quality hydraulic valves, actuators and pumps from their site in Dawlish, South Devon. Led by Dr Nigel Johnston (Centre for Power Transmission & Motion Control - CPTMC), the KTP will transfer the University’s considerable experience and resources on modelling and simulation of hydraulic systems, to Hydraulic Projects Ltd.

Associate recruited for Seiche KTP

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) team are pleased to announce the recruitment of the Associate, Ladipo Baruwa, for the KTP with Seiche Measurements Ltd, a company at the forefront of passive acoustic monitoring and sound and vibration engineering.

David Parkin Visiting Professorship 2012/13

Applications are invited for the David Parkin Visiting Professorship for the academic year 2012/13. The Esther Parkin Trust provides annual funding of up to £20k to support this award. It provides an excellent opportunity to attract an outstanding colleague from outside the UK and to develop ongoing research and publication partnerships.

Message to students about Anti-Bribery Policy

Following the introduction of the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011, the University has developed an Anti-Bribery Policy, which was recently approved by Council.

Anti-Bribery Policy

Following the introduction of the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011, the University has developed an Anti-Bribery Policy which applies to all staff and students. We want to ensure that our bribery prevention policies and procedures are embedded and understood; please, therefore, take the trouble to read the policy.

ACE graduate helps launch Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

ACE alumna Angela Crowther recently helped launch the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, which will be the 'Nobel Prize' for outstanding advances in engineering. Angela was representing young engineers at the launch, where she met Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Angela is a structural engineer with Expedition Engineering, and a President's Apprentice in the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Mech Eng welcomes first students from top Chinese university

The Department of Mechanical Engineering recently welcomed its first students from one of the top universities in China, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). The students have transferred to Bath on a 2+2 programme, after spending their first two years studying at HIT.

Bath students show why engineering is a great career choice

Students from the University of Bath have won a top award for promoting engineering to school children.

Bath Science Café: What happens when we run out of oil?

The next Bath Science Café will explore whether there is any hope for the continuation of western civilisation as oil production declines.

Pharmacy lecturer on Australian tour

Dr Roland Jones has been elected by the British Pharmacological Society as their Anglo-Australian visiting lecturer for 2011.

International Economics Week 2011 a success

International Economics Week 2011 held on the 14-19 November, one of TeamBEST’s key academic events this year, was a great success. The nine talks from high-profile speakers on a range of issues regarding international economics, gave students a real insight into economics from an alternative perspective to their normal experience in a traditional lecture.

Chancellor of the Dresden University of Technology visits Bath

On Tuesday 22 November 2011, we hosted a visit by Wolf-Eckhard Wormser, the Chancellor of the Dresden University of Technology.

The purpose of the visit was to provide the Chancellor with an opportunity to explore international approaches to management in Higher Education, particularly financial management, technology transfer and estate management.

Institution of Structural Engineers - Structural Awards 2011

ACE Bath graduates and tutors featured strongly in the IStructE Structural Awards 2011

University staff attend glittering THE award ceremony

Members of staff from the University attended the prestigious Times Higher Education award ceremony in London last night.

Field of Light exhibition at Holburne

Bruce Munro’s Field of Light will be at the Holburne Museum from 26 November to 8 January