Archive for April 2012

The Bath Bullet - Jason Gardener's story

Jason Gardener is a Bath boy, born and bred. He is also an Olympic gold medallist who won world, Commonwealth and European titles galore during a glittering sprint career. He spent thousands of hours training for these major events at his sporting home – the University of Bath.

Andrew Lee appointed Director of BUCS

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Lee has been appointed permanently as Director of Computing Services.

The University is saddened to announce the death of Tianze Cai

The University is saddened to announce the death of Tianze Cai, an undergraduate in the School of Management.

Public lecture: Is it okay to marry your cousin?

Marriage to cousins will be the subject of a free public lecture on Tuesday 1 May at 6pm in 3WN 2.1. Professor Hamish Spencer, an evolutionary geneticist from Otago University in New Zealand, will be tracing the history over the last 200 years of western laws and attitudes surrounding first-cousin marriage, and will talk about the influence of the eugenics movement on a matter that clearly has eugenic overtones.

Top film-maker works with athletes in the run up to London 2012

Celebrated film-maker Peter Anderson has been working alongside elite athletes at the University who are training for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

From the lab to the track: research brings home results

When the British sprinters take to the starting blocks at the Olympic Games, a researcher from Bath will be monitoring their every move. Dr Aki Salo, a senior lecturer in sport biomechanics, will be part of an expert team of support staff who help the athletes to excel.

Bath tells its Olympic story for Universities Week: 30 April-7 May

London 2012 – Our story: Foreword by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell

As a nation we are counting down the days until the start of London 2012 – the biggest sporting event Britain has seen for a generation.

Bath student is named Google Young Minds winner

We're thrilled to announce that one of our students has been named one of Google’s ‘Zeitgeist Young Minds’.

The Russians are coming

Members of the Russian Federation’s athletics team will finalise their preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the University of Bath. A 30-strong contingent of Russia’s top track and field athletes will train at the University in the build-up to the Games from 20 July 20 to 1 August.

Biotechnology expert boosts Bath’s biofuel research

The University of Bath is pleased to announce the arrival of Professor David Leak, an expert in biotechnology, who will be researching into creating biofuels and chemicals from purpose-grown crops, plant waste from food production, and municipal solid waste. Professor Leak has been appointed as Chair in Metabolic Engineering in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry at the University, following his move from Imperial College London.

Top ten ranking for Bath in the Complete University Guide 2013

Bath’s high student satisfaction levels and excellent graduate employment prospects have been highlighted as key strengths in the 2013 Complete University Guide. The Guide’s new league table ranks the University tenth out of 116 universities across the UK.

Student re-elected to chair national human rights conference

Final year Biochemistry student, Alexander Pool, has been re-elected as the youngest ever chair of the Amnesty International National Conference and AGM.

Students donate £15,000 to local charities

More than ten local charities are set to benefit from a share of £15,000 fundraised by students at the University of Bath’s Students’ Union.

Latin American ambassadors to attend conference

The Bath Latin American Network (BATLAM) is welcoming the ambassadors of Mexico, Chile and Colombia to a special conference to mark the rise of a new international partnership between Latin America and China.

Top ten ranking for Bath in the Complete University Guide

We have once again been ranked in the top ten of UK universities by the Complete University Guide.

Designing the Velodrome roof

Two of our alumni have played a key role in the creation of the Velodrome, which will be one of the most sustainable venues in the Olympic Park in terms of design and construction.

Graduate makes exceptional contribution to British sport

Bath graduate David Carpenter is so proud that the Olympic Games are being held in London this year that he has joined the ranks of tens of thousands of London 2012 ‘Games Makers’ who are volunteering to help make the Games one of the most exciting sporting events in the world.

Placement helps secure Team GB role

When 23-year-old Nina Cattaneo finishes her final year on the newly-named BA Sport & Social Sciences programme this summer she’ll be preparing for a uniquely placed volunteer role inside the Games, as assistant to the Director of Communications for Team GB.

A busy summer with plenty to shout about - Message from the Vice-Chancellor

We are entering a busy time of the year for staff and students alike and as a nation we are also counting down the days until the start of London 2012 – the biggest sporting event Britain has seen for a generation. As you would expect given our proud tradition in sporting excellence, both in terms of performance and research, we will be playing a key role in the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer as well as hosting the Olympic Torch Relay.