Archive for July 2012

Formula racing team gains impressive fourth in Austria

A team our mechanical engineering students came an impressive fourth place in the recent Formula Student Austria competition, an international event that gives the opportunity for engineering students to work as a team to build and race their own racing car.

Researcher encourages citizen journalists to report on the Olympics

Young people across the south west are telling their own story of London 2012 thanks to two innovative projects that have given them the skills and voice to be ‘citizen journalists’.

Bath showcases latest sustainable chemical technologies

Scientists from academia and industry got together to discuss the latest in sustainable chemical technologies at Bath from 9 to 11 July 2012.
The Summer Showcase was hosted by the University’s Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, part of the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT).

Local school pupils get to grips with foreign language & culture

Year 9 & 10 students from St Gregory's School in Bath attended two Language & Culture Days organised by the Foreign Languages Centre recently. The days were sponsored by a government programme called Routes into Languages, which aims to inspire and encourage young people to study languages.

KTA film: Piezoelectric devices help reduce harmful aeroplane emissions

Piezoelectric devices can change shape in an electric field. Andrew Plummer’s group in Mechanical Engineering have developed some piezoelectric valves that could radically improve aero engine fuel control. This could help to reduce harmful emissions from flying.

Help us shape the future of public engagement at Bath

The Public Engagement Unit has recently been set up at the University and one of our first tasks is to gain a better understanding of what people think about public engagement, what activity is taking place, where and how it is happening, and who is involved. Please complete this survey, aimed at all research staff.

Two Bath profs elected to Fellowship of Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Doug King and Professor Pete Bonfield OBE, both visiting professors in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, have been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

University of Bath pierces Brussels bubble

The University of Bath has carried out two days of high level and technical meetings with key players and decision-makers in Brussels, as part of improving engagement and strengthening links with Europe.

University of Bath access agreement approved by OFFA

The access agreement submitted for 2013/14 by the University has been approved by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

University Judo collection included in Olympic exhibition

Judo memorabilia taken from the University’s Bowen Collection will be displayed at the Olympic Games this weekend.

Wanted! Your nail clippings (£4 each)

The Skin & Nail Research Group in the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology are developing new methods to deliver drugs to the nails.

University KTP to take UK manufacturing company into new market

The University of Bath has been awarded a short Knowledge Transfer Partnership (sKTP) with Seating Direct International Ltd, a company whose products include a range of office seating, such as back supports, reactive seat air cells and pumps. Addressing a market requirement for a wheelchair seat cushion, the Innovative Design and Manufacturing Research Centre (IDMRC) at the University will be transferring knowledge to help take Seating Direct into the Assisted Living sector.

Students who posed as newly-weds for charity hitchhike get hitched!

A couple who met while taking part in the RAG charity hitch-hike dressed as a bride and groom have married for real!

Message from the Vice-Chancellor: Staff Survey 2011 update - July 2012

It’s just over 12 months since we published results of the Staff Survey 2011 and I wanted to use this opportunity to update you on progress

Are Computer Tutors the key to learning for Autistic pupils?

A series of open days for school pupils with autism have been held at the University following a three-year-long project funded by EPSRC.

Research finds out what London 2012 says about Britain

When the London 2012 Opening Ceremony is broadcast around the globe, an estimated one billion people will be watching, and inevitably drawing their own conclusions on our nation and what it means to be British.

Bath alumnus to connect London to the world during 2012

A company run by Bath alumni Chris Green will be providing a range of services to the London Media Centre during the Olympic Games.

Taking the perfect penalty

The penalty shoot-out is not a lottery. Research shows how careful placement beats “hit-and-hope” every time.

Exhibition: The Story of Sport at the University of Bath

If you have a spare few minutes why not pop into the Library to find out all about Sport at Bath at an exhibition that will be on display until 10 August 2012.

Italy’s talented entrepreneurs selected for business incubation in the UK

The SETsquared Partnership has selected some of Italy’s brightest students for an intensive one-week entrepreneurship programme in the UK. Fifteen Italian students will learn from experienced UK entrepreneurs and innovators in an intensive week-long Bath Entrepreneurship Programme, which is run in conjunction with the University’s School of Management.