Archive for June 2012

Colin Kennedy and Wendy Lambson win Staff Recognition Awards

The 2012 Staff Recognition Awards were presented by the Vice-Chancellor at this year’s Staff Recognition Evening held in the Claverton Rooms on Wednesday 20 June 2012.

Summer degree ceremonies take place at Bath Abbey

The University of Bath’s 2012 summer degree award ceremonies take place this week, with more than 2,300 students expected to attend at the city’s Abbey.

Summer degree ceremonies to take place at Bath Abbey next week

The University of Bath’s 2012 summer degree award ceremonies take place next week, with more than 2,300 students expected to attend at the city’s Abbey.

Bath’s student shop goes national

A student enterprise competition that started in Bath is set to go national this week, when teams from five universities will battle it out at London’s world famous Spitalfields market.

Graduate on target for a great experience

When the first medal ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics gets underway at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich on Saturday 28 July, Bath graduate Rachel Spry will be there as part of the events team running the Olympic shooting competition.

Return to engineering made possible through Fellowship

Dr Helen Cornwell has been appointed as a Research Officer through the Daphne Jackson Fellowship Scheme in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Research uncovers tobacco companies’ tactics to undermine tobacco control in Czech Republic

Two of the world's largest tobacco companies have actively weakened tobacco-control policies in the Czech Republic over the past two decades researchers from the Department for Health have found.

The University is saddened to announce the death of Carmen Gabriela (Gaby) Miron-Buchacra

The University is extremely saddened to announce the sudden death of Carmen Gabriela (Gaby) Miron-Buchacra, a fifth year research student studying for an Integrated PhD in Postgenomic Biosciences (Regenerative Medicine Route) in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry.

University receives Best ‘Collaborative Impact’ at national awards ceremony

The University of Bath and Ford have been awarded best ‘Collaborative Impact’ at the PraxisUnico Impact Awards Ceremony 2012, for their research into the reduction of C02 emissions.

Death of John Lamble, former University Librarian

We regret to announce the death of John Lamble, former University Librarian, who died on Wednesday 20 June, aged 86.

Bath Entrepreneurship Programme delivers investment for lecturer’s business idea

Entrepreneurs, including students, academic staff and start-ups from the City of Bath, pitched to investors last week in the culmination of the Bath Entrepreneurship Programme which was held at the Innovation Centre, and Dr Giordano Pula (who has recently joined Pharmacy & Pharmacology) was offered a five-figure investment for his business on the spot.

Important changes - Leave booking is going online

Until now, the way you have booked and recorded leave has been paper-based and individually calculated.

Social networking changing the way men and women use the net

A study by psychologists in the Department of Psychology has found there is a widening gap between the way men and women use the internet.

University spin-out Glythera relocates to North East as part of £2M funding round

University spin-out company Glythera, an emerging biopharmaceutical company, has successfully completed a fundraising round totalling £2m.

A message from Professor Bernie Morley, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all of you who played a part in making yesterday's Open Day a great success.

Death & Society student wins top award

Susan Morris's voluntary "trail-blazing" work with the Natural Death movement has earned her The Welch Allyn UK Pioneers of Care Award for Nursing 2012.

Bright future for photonics in Bath

Physicists at the University have installed a precision machine to make optical fibres that could be used for applications ranging from diagnosing cancer to engineering jet engines. The fibre drawing tower, the second to be installed at the University, uses a precisely controlled furnace to melt and stretch glass optical fibres to the diameter of a human hair.

How to respond to an emergency on campus

To continue to ensure the safety of everyone on campus during an emergency situation we have revised both our invacuation - taking shelter – procedure and evacuation procedure.

Carbon capture research at Cheltenham Science Festival

Visitors to the Cheltenham Science Festival last week found out about the latest in sustainable chemistry research at an exhibit designed by scientists and engineers from the University's Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies.

Bath staff make case for sustainable building design centres of excellence

Two Bath academics have been involved in preparing a report: ‘The case for Centres of Excellence in sustainable building design’, which has recently been launched at the Royal Academy of Engineering.