Archive for December 2011

Vice-Chancellor honoured in New Year Honours - Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell

We are delighted to announce that our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell has been made a Dame in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to higher education.

University of Bath Vice-Chancellor honoured in New Year Honours - Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell

We are delighted to announce that our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell has been made a Dame in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to higher education.

150 gifts collected for homeless - Thankyou

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Corporate Communications

The University is now closed for the Christmas break. The internal news service will resume normal operations on Tuesday 3 January 2012.

Chemistry Professor appointed Chair of International Facility Science Council

Professor Chick Wilson of the Department of Chemistry has been appointed Chair of the Scientific Council of the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, an international laboratory for research into the structure of matter using neutrons.

Professor Paul Raithby interviewed in flagship RSC journal

Professor Paul Raithby, Head of the Department of Chemistry, was recently interviewed in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemical Communications, marking his contributions as one of the UK’s most prolific published chemists. The interview is part of a series recognising the small number of chemists worldwide who have published more than 100 papers in ChemComm, the RSC flagship communications journal and accepted as one of the top chemistry journals in the world.

Comp Sci awarded £50k Technology Strategy Board (TSB) funding

The University has been awarded a grant by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to examine the 'Internet of Things?' It builds on our core research strengths and places us in a close development relationship for future collaborations with our partner companies in the bid which include Docobo, Horstmann Controls, Scisys and PIB-d.

University hosts ministerial visit from Brunei

The University hosted the Bruneian Minister of Culture, Youth & Sports, the Hon Pehin Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah of Brunei, as part of a one-week official visit to the UK. The Minister visited Bath for advice across the whole of his portfolio, but with particular emphasis on sport, culture and the creative industries.

AHRC grant for cross-chronological research into public drinking patterns

Fabrizio Nevola (Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering) has been awarded £100,000 grant from the AHRC-led cross council ‘Connected Communities’ programme to lead a pilot demonstrator project entitled “Taverns, locals and street corners: cross-chronological studies in community drinking, regulation and public space”.

KTA fellow to transfer cutting-edge GPS research into industry

The University’s EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account is funding Dr Julian Rose, KT Fellow, to develop a commercial service based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)technology.

Student Services collect 150 gifts for homeless this Christmas

Staff in Student Services have thanked all those who donated gifts to their Christmas Appeal in aid of Bath charity Julian House.

Meet the polygamous birds that don’t hang around

Researchers from the University have established a mathematical model that goes some way to explain the very strange mating behaviour of the tiny Penduline tit.

Death of Euan Redfern

We regret to announce the death of Euan Redfern, a third year undergraduate pharmacology student; Euan has died suddenly while on placement in Belgium.

Effectiveness Review of Council - Staff & students: We need your views!

Council is the governing body of the University. It approves the mission and strategic plan of the University and has key responsibilities in terms of finance, human resources, estates, audit and legal compliance. Council has recently commissioned a review of its effectiveness. It has been six years since our last review so it is important that students and staff let us know what you think.

New Director for Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment

Dr Tim Mays from the Department of Chemical Engineering has been appointed as Director of the University's Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment, I-SEE.

International event brings mathematicians together in Bath

Mathematicians from across Europe have visited the University this week to take part in a leading European mathematical research programme.

Reports from Council and Senate - November 2011

Reports of items discussed at the recent meetings of University Council and Senate.

Christmas message from the Vice-Chancellor

As the year draws to a close and Christmas holidays get ever nearer, I'm writing to thank you all for your many and varied contributions to the University's success in 2011.

Graduations: behind the screens

At this winter's seven award ceremonies, nearly 900 graduates received their degree certificates and celebrated their achievements with more than 2,000 friends and family members over the course of two days. So, just how do they all end up in the right place, at the right time, with the correct degree certificate?

Research Council system changes now in effect

Further to the notification of Changes to Equipment Requests within Research Council grant proposals, the corresponding system changes came into effect on 13 December 2011. This system development requires the closure of all current schemes/calls to be replaced by reconfigured versions.