Archive for May 2012

Bath ranked among top universities in the world under the age of 50

We have been ranked in the top 50 in two global league tables published this week.

Have your say on the UK’s e-infrastructure

A working group has been set up for a new leadership council advising the UK government on e-infrastructure and investment into data science, training, software, and computing resource.

A new, bigger Fresh grocery store is on its way

Plans have just been approved for an expansion to the main ‘Fresh’ grocery store on campus; the improved store is expected to open week commencing 10 September 2012. To facilitate changes to various campus retail outlets, work will be carried out this summer. As part of this, the current Fresh Oriental store will close at 6pm on Friday 1 June.

Steve Wharton receives French Knighthood

Dr Steve Wharton, a Senior Lecturer in French and Communication at the University of Bath, has been made a Chevalier (knight) by the French government in recognition of his services in the promotion of French culture.

Professor of health & exercise joins Department for Health from Louisiana

Professor Conrad Earnest has joined the Department for Health where he will be continuing research into the effects of exercise as an augmentation strategy for treatment and prevention within various populations with or at risk for disease.

We've made the shortlist for two impact awards

The University has been shortlisted for two awards in the PraxisUnico Impact Awards 2012.

Launch of the car Bath students hope will take them to the podium

Students from the Faculty of Engineering are launching their Formula Student car on campus on Wednesday 30 May.

Research: impact & public engagement

You are invited to attend a seminar on Thursday 7 June 2012 to explore issues of research impact and public engagement, in the context of the REF, but also more generally and to introduce the ‘Engaged360@ Bath’ project.

Synthetic Chemistry paper given 'Featured Article' status in US journal

A paper on the total synthesis of a chemically modified cell signalling molecule by researchers at Bath has been accorded 'Featured Article' status by the US chemistry journal The Journal of Organic Chemistry, including a cover illustration specially designed by the Bath group.

Bath students head to Zambia to help improve lives through sport

A group of our students are preparing to go to Zambia to teach school children sports skills that they can also use to improve their lives.

Council Report - 17 May 2012

Report of items discussed at the recent meeting of University Council.

Professor Hugh Lauder interviewed on Asian televsion

Professor Hugh Lauder from the Department of Education was interviewed on the Asia News breakfast programme about his new book, The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs and Income.

Investiture at Buckingham Palace – a message from the Vice-Chancellor

A message from the Vice-Chancellor following her investiture at Buckingham Palace on 23 May 2012.

Revised Masterplan sets out University’s vision for the future

The University has submitted a Masterplan to Bath & North East Somerset Council setting out our vision for the development of the Claverton Campus from now until 2026.

Kate Robinson elected to Fellowship of Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals

Kate Robinson, Head of the Library’s Academic Services, is one of only three professionals working in libraries to be elected this year to the prestigious category of Fellowship of the nation’s professional institute of librarians.

Thousands celebrate the Olympic Torch's visit to campus

Thousands of cheering school children, staff, students and local people lined the route of the Olympic Torch Relay through campus yesterday as we hosted the start of the Bath leg of its 8,000 mile journey around the UK.

University of Bath Vice-Chancellor receives Damehood at Buckingham Palace

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell, will be invested as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a Buckingham Palace ceremony on Wednesday 23 May.

Science students solve murder mystery at Festival of Chemistry

Pupils from across the South West became forensic scientists for the day at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry held at the University of Bath on Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 May.

Top ten ranking for Bath in the new Guardian University Guide

The very high levels of student satisfaction and excellent career prospects of Bath graduates have been highlighted as key strengths for the University in the new Guardian University Guide 2013.

Research student Joe Kinrade wins 2012 Ede & Ravenscroft Prize

The Ede & Ravenscroft Prize (£1,000) is awarded annually to the University's best research student. This year's winner is Joe Kinrade, from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering.