Archive for July 2012

Bath is part of £5 million hub to boost solar power research

The University is part of a £5 million collaborative project to promote the latest research in harnessing solar energy to make electricity. The SUPERSOLAR hub brings together expertise from universities across the UK and the solar cell industry to share knowledge, establish a research network and train the next generation of scientists in the field.

BBSRC appoints Melanie Welham as new Director of Science

We are pleased to announce that the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has appointed Professor Melanie Welham as their new Director of Science from 1 October 2012. She will join BBSRC on secondment.

Council Report - 28 June 2012

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

Scientists measure impact of tidal energy devices on wildlife

Researchers from our Department of Physics are part of a team of UK scientists that has successfully used sonar technology to measure the impact of tidal and wave energy devices on wildlife and the environment. Researchers from Bath have helped build a special sonar system mounted on a seabed frame placed within 25-metres of an OpenHydro tidal turbine structure. This monitors fish and diving seabirds that pass through or feed within the location; in particular, the study will assess how fish and seabirds interact with the turbine installation.

Regenerative medicine research and the legacy of the Paralympics

In a one-day conference at the University on 13 July, researchers are exploring how their work in Regenerative Medicine could contribute to the future health of Paralympic athletes and patients with disabilities.

Building a greener Olympics

When the UK was chosen to host the 2012 Olympic Games it made a pledge to leave a positive environmental impact that would benefit future generations.

Bath research to investigate energy network complexity

Technology Strategy Board funding to assess the feasibility of constructing a system to respond to the increasing complexity of the UK’s energy network has been secured by a team in Bath.

Jane Millar elected to Council of Academy of Social Sciences

We are pleased to announce that Jane Millar, our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), has been elected to the Council of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Yiannis Gabriel wins 'Management Article of the Year' award

An article written by Professor Yiannis Gabriel, Chair in Organisation Studies in the School of Management, has been named as one of the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Management Articles of the Year. Entitled ‘Against the tyranny of PowerPoint: technology-in-use and technology abuse’, Professor Gabriel’s paper examines some of the uses to which the software is put and some of its potential shortcomings.

250 alumni attend House of Lords Reception

We invited over 250 alumni, their guests and other friends of the University, to attend an exclusive reception at the House of Lords on Friday 29 June 2012, hosted by our Chancellor Lord Tugendhat.

Individuals bear the risks in defined contribution pension schemes

New research from the University of Bath has found that ‘considerable’ risks are inherent in individual-based pension schemes.

Final year student offered Dyson scholarship

Final year student Chris Lusty from the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been chosen to receive the James Dyson Foundation scholarship. Chris has just completed his MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and the scholarship will allow him to continue his studies to PhD level.

Chinese School pupils meet their national Olympic swimming team

Children from a Chinese school got to meet some of their sporting heroes when they watched a training session with Olympic swimmers from their national team at the University of Bath today (Friday 6 July)

Talented school children get a taste of university life

More than 80 school students in Year 9 are attending a residential event at the University this week to give them an insight into life on campus.

Sports Nutritionist Renee McGregor’s work featured in BBC Food Blog

The work of Bath Sports Nutritionist Renee McGregor has been featured in the BBC's Food Blog.

Graduates share their day

Graduates from the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and the Department of Computer Science tell us how they feel to graduate and reflect on their time at Bath:

Record-breaking Paralympian receives honorary degree

Chris Holmes, Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmer, will receive an honorary degree today, Wednesday 4 July, at the University’s Summer Award Ceremonies.

Alumni and staff recognised in Queen's birthday honours

Congratulations are due to Bath alumni and staff recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year.

Research student web page and blog competition winners

Announcing the winners of this years research student blog and web page competition.

Bath Graduate appointed the next Chief Executive of Action for M.E

Bath graduate Sonya Chowdhury will be the next Chief Executive of Action for M.E., the UK’s leading charity for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and their carers.