Archive for August 2012

Disabled athletes face segregation in coaching researchers say

Researchers from our Department of Education say attitudes in coaching towards disabled people need to change in order for more people to engage in sport.

Vice-chancellor receives award for contribution to psychology

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell DBE DL has been given a Distinguished Contribution Award from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Bath Chemistry postgrads win poster prizes at international symposium

Congratulations to Bath Chemistry postgrads Katherine Lawrence and David Tickell for winning two of the four poster prize winners from the International Mini Symposium on Sensing & Drug Delivery Systems (SDDS12) that was recently held on campus.

Alumni Fund Grants support research across the University

Donations to the Alumni Fund are providing a boost for health research projects across the University; grants to support both well-established and pioneering studies into health and wellbeing were awarded in July.

Research shows more people are choosing woodland burials as Britain’s newest site launches

Social & Policy Sciences researcher Hannah Rumble reveals the reasons why growing numbers of people are choosing woodland burials.

Assistant Registrar to cheer on brother at Paralympics Games

For Amy Cavanagh, one of the University’s Assistant Registrars, August is usually occupied with preparing for the new students starting in September. This year though, her focus has been on the London 2012 Paralympic Games and supporting her brother John, as he competes as part of the GB Paralympic Archery Team.

Congratulations to three science academics promoted to Professor

Congratulations to hree academics in the Faculty of Science have been promoted to personal chairs: Will Wood and Ed Feil from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry; and Stephen Husbands frim the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology.

REF 2014 information session - 4 September 2012

A REF 2014 information session will take place on Tuesday 4 September 2012, 1.15-2.15pm in the Council Chamber. All staff involved in the University’s REF preparations are welcome to attend.

No internal mail service - Thur (Payslips will be late)

There will be no deliveries, or collections from, or to, any University departments on Thursday 23 August. Payslips will be sent out on Friday, but you can view your payslip on ESS.

Bath graduate wins Sky 1’s The Angel

An aerospace engineering graduate has won £100,000 of business investment as a contestant on Sky 1’s The Angel, screened on Tuesday 21 August.

Researchers to evaluate a new concussion protocol for rugby

Researchers from the University of Bath have been chosen by the Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby to evaluate the trial of a Pitch Side Concussion Assessment, designed to give medical teams more time and a better environment to assess head injuries during play.

We are the proud hosts of over 100 Paralympic athletes

We are delighted to be hosting the final preparations for over 100 Paralympians as they get ready to compete at London 2012 Paralympic Games from 20-28 August.

Mech Eng alumnus takes on challenge of rowing across Atlantic

Benno Rawlinson (MEng Mechanical Engineering 2010) is taking on the challenge of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Benno and his seven teammates plan to complete the 3000-mile crossing in a record-breaking time of 30 days.

A very successful admissions round – message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

I am very pleased to say that this year’s admissions process is going very smoothly and colleagues have been doing an excellent job of ensuring that we have another strong student intake. Applications for our courses have increased, bucking the national trend, and the high quality of our applicants means that the vast majority of places on our campus-based courses will be filled by those who chose us as their preferred university.

Dr James Betts disputes BBC Panorama and BMJ claims about sports products

Dr James Betts, Senior Lecturer in the University’s Department for Health has disputed BBC Panorama and the associated British Medical Journal (BMJ) series regarding sports products research.

Bath appoints new Professor of Healthcare Engineering

The University has appointed Professor Richie Gill to pull together multi-disciplinary expertise in healthcare engineering from across the institution.

Bamboo – the new super construction material

Researchers from the University’s BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials are exploring the use of bamboo for the widespread construction of homes.

Susan Milner receives Emerald Literati Award for Excellence

University unveils plans for £100m investment in campus

The University has unveiled a major three-year capital works programme worth more than £100m that will enhance its campus with new teaching space, student accommodation and a new Centre for the Arts.

New book reveals how advertising seduces our subconscious

Choosing to ignore advertising may lend it greater power, reveals a new book which explores how we process advertising – at both a subconscious and semi-conscious level.