Archive for December 2011

Uni hosts national Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF)

We were delighted to host the national Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF) in November 2011. Welcomed by Professor Bernie Morley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), over 30 e-Learning experts representing higher education institutions attended the autumn Forum.

Vice-Chancellor returns to the lecture theatre

Vice-Chancellor Professor Glynis Breakwell went back to the lecture theatre as part of a new innovative project this week.

Richard Farrow retirement party

Richard Farrow, Financial Accountant, (Finance Office) is due to retire at the end of December. Finance staff are organising a get-together and would like as many of Richard’s friends and colleagues from across the University to join them in wishing him well over a glass of mulled wine and mince pies in the Wessex Restaurant on Friday 16 December @ 3.30pm.

University of Bath doctor to play key role in London Olympics

Dr Stuart Miller, Clinical Director of the MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine in the University's Department for Health has been appointed as the Clinical Lead for Sports Medicine for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Students prepare for winter graduation ceremonies at Assembly Rooms

The University of Bath’s winter graduation ceremonies will see more than 1,000 students receiving their degrees in the Assembly Rooms on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December.

Green Impact Year 2 looks to be bigger & better!

Following on from its great success last year, the Green Impact initiative continues into its second year and looks like it will be even bigger and better. We now have teams based across all Faculties and academic departments, and from numerous other support services and the online workbook, due for submission on 9 March 2012, has been extended by over 200%.

Student with cerebral palsy to graduate to a career in the EU

A student with severe cerebral palsy is graduating with honours at the University’s winter graduation ceremony on Wednesday 14 December.

CBE award for Professor Geoff Whitty

Geoff Whitty, Professor of Public Sector Policy & Management at the University of Bath, will receive his CBE at Buckingham Palace tomorrow, Tuesday 6 December, for his services to teacher education.

Staff Survey 2011: December update

Development of departmental action plans is continuing to progress following the outcomes of the staff survey. Since the survey results were released in July 2011, a lot of work has been done to understand more about where we have performed well and where there are areas for improvement. Where areas of best practice have been identified, we are sharing these across the organisation to build on this good work. Where we think we can do things better, then action plans are being developed to address these issues at both an institutional and departmental level.

Multi-disciplinary research team awarded University Seed Funding for Future Water Laboratory

A new multi-disciplinary initiative, that springs from the University’s Sustainable Water Sandpit, intends to bring together scientists, engineers, social scientists, investors, economists, policy makers, business people, advocates and users in order to examine and advance the implementation of sustainable water technologies.

BBA graduates nominated for European tech startup award

A company co-founded by two Bath BBA graduates was nominated for an award at this year’s prestigious Europas, the European Tech Startup Awards, held on 17 November in London. QuBit Digital, an online data solutions company founded by four ex-Google employees including former School of Management students Ian McCaig and Dan Shellard, was nominated in the Best Business or Enterprise Startup category. The award was eventually won by the Danish social working platform Podio, but Ian and Dan were delighted with the exposure and prestige that the nomination brought to QuBit.

Brazil academic & cultural exchange fosters international links

Three students and Dr John Beeching from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry took part in a two week academic and cultural exchange to Brazil in October. The trip was funded by Santander Universities, and replicated a similar exchange that saw the University of Bath play host to Brazilian students and academics last year.

University Carol Service - Wednesday 7 December 2011

Students and staff, together with their friends and families, are warmly invited to the annual University Carol Service which takes place in Bath Abbey Wednesday 7 December, at 7.30pm. The service is free to attend, with a retiring collection for the charity Wateraid. Doors open at 7pm and you are advised to arrive early to get a good seat.

New centre turbocharges Bath’s carbon research

A new £800K centre focused on the development of low carbon turbocharged engines has opened at the University.