Archive for November 2011

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology welcomes new students

The first cohort of trainees are now established at the University of Bath for the three year Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Two free flights to India find a good home

Many thanks to all those who applied for the free air tickets to India that Helen Passmore from Purchasing Services kindly donated. After careful consideration, the tickets have been allocated to Molly Southwood (Alumni Relations Manager) and Stephanie Lear (Senior Development Manager).

University signs up to Manifesto for Public Engagement

The Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the University has signed the Manifesto for Public Engagement, which has been developed by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCPP). Professor Matthew Davidson (from the Department of Chemistry) will act as the University’s nominated contact with the National Centre.

Order University of Bath Christmas cards

Please place your orders for University-branded Christmas cards by Friday 25 November for delivery week beginning Monday 5 December. Cards will also be on sale to individual students and staff from Imaging, Design & Print Services, 8 West Room 1.35, week commencing Monday 5 December.

Video conference & gold fish bowl technology helps PGCE students

PGCE science trainee teachers had an interesting discussion regarding the future of science education with Professor Paul Hart (University of Regina, Saskatchewan). Despite the early hour in Canada, Paul put forward his ideas together with others via ‘video conferencing’ and then took part in a ‘gold fish bowl’ discussion.

Chinese province recognises engineering at Bath

Professor Julian Vincent has been awarded a Friendship Award by the Government of Jilin Province in China.

Inaugural ACE sustainability & ethics lecture: 'Don't be nice, be effective!'

On 2 November 2011, Keith Clarke delivered the inaugural Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering Biennial Lecture on 'Sustainability & Ethics in the Design of our Built Environment'. It also fell under the auspices of the Ways of Thinking Lecture Series across all Graduate Schools in the University.

Supersonic half term!

College students from across the South West spent their half-term exploring the technology behind the 1,000 mph rocket car, Bloodhound, as part of an engineering workshop run by the University of Bath.

Bath celebrates launch of the South West Doctoral Training Centre

The launch of the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) was celebrated this week, and the first intake of research students were welcomed to the University.

Research finds clearer guidance is needed for pharmacists offering schizophrenia services

Research carried out at the University into the treatment and care of patients with schizophrenia has shown a need to review existing practices.

Leading organic chemist receives prestigious award

Professor Jonathan Williams has received a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award for his research.

Is your essential research data well managed?

The International Digital Curation Conference will take place in Bristol from 6 to 7 December 2011.

Research in the World lecture report - Energy storage: the missing link

In the latest lecture in the Research in the World series, Professor Peter Bruce, from the University of St Andrew’s, summarised the need for a step change in the performance of energy storage devices for the future, if we are to achieve a low-carbon world.

Uni closes for Christmas at 1pm on Friday 23 December 2011

The University will officially close at 1pm on Friday 23 December for the Christmas break.

Bath school children enjoy fun chemistry

Dr Gabriele Kociok-Kohn from the Department of Chemistry has been making Chemistry fun for local school children.

World-renowned professor to lecture on secrets of human motivation

A world-renowned professor will be speaking on the secrets of motivation in a lecture taking place on campus later this month (30 November, 5.15pm).

Pink football boots mark change of attitude on the football pitch

Research from the University of Bath has found colourful boots on the football pitch symbolise a new attitude towards sexuality in team sport.

Reminder to staff: please return forms to process in Winter Award Ceremonies

If you would like to take part in the processions for the Winter Award Ceremonies on 13 & 14 December, please fill in and return your procession form by 23 November.

Students in final of climate change challenge competition

A team of undergraduates is in the final of a national competition that challenges students to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.

Changes to sport charges for staff

A number of changes are due to come into effect from next Monday (14 November) in relation to what staff pay to use the sports facilities on campus. These changes have been introduced to bring staff charges in line with the recently introduced charges for students (the ‘Sports Pass’). From 14 November onwards University staff will pay to use all sports facilities but will receive a 15 per cent discount on the headline public rates.