Archive for February 2012

Mobile media: Hear from the experts

Are you interested in mobile entertainment & apps? Or are you just baffled by it all? Come along and hear leading names in the world of mobile media talk about the latest developments in the industry, in a free event on Wednesday 8 February (6pm-8pm in the East Building).

Pitch a business idea to Deloitte

Students with a business idea now have a unique chance to make their pitch in London to one of the UK’s biggest employers, in a competition organised by the Students’ Union.

Please vote and help BIME win a Wizzybug!

The Bath Chronicle together with the BMI Bath Clinic, has launched a community competition where they are giving away £12,000 to nominated community charities. BIME is hoping to raise money for Wizzybugs for disabled children. Please send your forms to BIME through the Uni's internal post to "BIME, RUH". You can also vote online from the prideinbath Facebook page.

Scientist warns of new MRSA threat

An MRSA expert from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry has warned that a new, more toxic strain of the disease poses a serious threat to people in Britain as it migrates from the United States. Dr Ruth Massey's research focused on why MRSA bacteria found in hospitals has not previously been able to migrate into the community, by comparing the hospital acquired bacteria with those causing community acquired infections. However Dr Massey is concerned about the emergence of a new toxic MRSA strain in the United States that is capable of infecting healthy people in the community.

Bath’s applications are on the up! Message from the Vice-Chancellor

UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admission Service) show the number of UK university applicants has dropped by 8.7% compared with 2011/12. Many predicted such a fall because of the change to student tuition fees, but here at Bath I am delighted to say we have bucked that national trend.

David Miller joins Social & Policy Sciences

David Miller has joined the Department of Social & Policy Sciences as Professor of Sociology.

Bath Science Café: Green energy through 3D glasses

The next Science Café on Monday 13 February will look at the new materials behind clean energy technologies.