Archive for March 2012

Student business winner launches Underground Book Club

A final year student from the University of Bath is launching a magazine that will feature chapters from new novels, to hand out free to passengers on the London Underground.

LIMA Business Technology Centre invited to meet government ministers

The University's Laboratory for Integrated Metrology Applications Business Technology Centre (LIMA BTC) was invited to meet government ministers at the South West Manufacturing Summit, led by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg MP, and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Dr Vince Cable MP. Ben Adeline, Commercial Director and David Allen, Business Development Manager, attended the Summit, held at the £300m Bristol & Bath Science Park to exhibit the Centre’s capabilities and its work with South West SMEs.

2012 Facts & Figures booklet now available

The 2012 Facts & Figures booklet, which contains up-to-date information on different aspects of the University, is now available.

PriDE Project launches first open educational resources to HE sector

Following the initial successful stage of the project involving the establishment of four Faculty Learning Communities and running 12 creative think tank sessions, the Professionalism in the Digital Environment (PriDE) Project has launched its first set of open educational resources (OERs) to the higher education community. Video introductions have been made available to walk users through the collection of resources describing how they have been used here at Bath and the project team’s overall experiences so far.

Students' Wellbeing, Alcohol & Drug Use survey - prizes to be won!

All students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, at the Universities of Bath and Bristol, are invited to take part in an anonymous survey. There are £10 prizes to be won for participating, as well as opportunities for paid involvement in focus groups and interviews.

Research Showcase film about Centre for Death & Society

John Troyer discusses his work looking at modern cremetorium equipment, and Kate Woodthorpe discusses her work looking at attitudes to cemetery use.

Bath triumph in South West varsity

The Universities of Bath and Exeter faced each other over the weekend in the largest student sporting event in the history of the University of Bath – the ‘Best of the South West’ varsity.

Event inspires visually impaired youngsters to go to uni

Teenagers with visual impairments got to grips with science and maths at a special event hosted by the University's Widening Participation Office working in collaboration with STEM South West and Sensory Support Services for Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, and North Somerset. The aim of the day was to inspire young people to look at science and technology subjects in a different way and encourage young learners with disabilities to consider studying STEM subjects at university.

Interactive smart phone apps could revitalise cemeteries

Dr John Troyer is helping to design new interactive technology to make cemeteries more accessible.

Lights, camera, action: KTA- funded Media Training back by popular demand

Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA) has organised and funded a media-training workshop on Wednesday 9 May

Pi-Day Dingbats - winner of artwork competition announced

MASH has announced the winner of their first artwork competition to design an original dingbat involving π. The winning entry, Pinecone, was designed by two MASH peer mentors, Peter Brent and Joe Dupont.

University's latest Annual Review available to view online

The University of Bath Annual Review for 2010/11 is now available to view online and in hard copy.

Public lecture will celebrate journey of sport at University of Bath

A public lecture will celebrate the University's journey to become one of the UK’s leading centres for high-performance sport and a key player in preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. (Wednesday 4 April, 2pm – 3.15pm).

Whistleblowing Policy and anti-bribery training

Information about the University's updated Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Procedure and new online anti-bribery training.

Learn Spanish in Alicante - free of charge

Under the Cooperation Agreement between the Universities of Bath and Alicante, members of staff can attend intensive Spanish language courses free of charge, with free bed & breakfast accommodation. Apply by Friday 27 April 2012.

Schubert: Half price tickets for staff & students

In anticipation of the Bath International Music Festival, students and staff are being offered discounted tickets to two Schubert concerts on Wednesday 27 March. To take advantage of the offers, simply ring the Bath Box Office on 01225 463362 and quote code EQHALF for the lunchtime recital and ELHalf for the evening concert.

Queen's Anniversary Prize Conference

Research which enabled the University to win the Queen’s Anniversary Prize is to be presented at a special conference on Friday (30 March).

Watch interview between VC & SU president about local & national issues

In the first of a series of video conversations with key figures, the Students' Union interviews the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, who speaks on topics varying from the HE Bill and postgraduate funding to the issues of cash machines on campus.

Volunteers needed to continue research in diabetes prevention

Researchers from our Department for Health are looking for volunteers to help them continue research into how short exercise sprints can help to reduce the risk of diabetes.

A new Dragon in the Den...

Following the success of last year's competition, we are very pleased to welcome a new Dragon into the Den for 2012. Mr Hubert Velge (MSc Business Administration 1984) will not only bring an additional £12,500 worth of start-up funds to the competition, but will offer his support and advice, invaluable to student entrepreneurs.