Archive for September 2012

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Chinese students complete placements in Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Six Undergraduate students from Shandong University recently completed an eight week summer placement in the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology. On 30 August, the students gave a brief presentation to their colleagues on their research projects and were presented with a certificate to mark the completion of their studies at Bath.

Christmas Eve holiday to say thanks for a fantastic 2012 – Message from the Vice-Chancellor

The Sunday Times has ranked us at third in its new league table, just days after the National Student Survey (NSS) results were published showing our students are again amongst the most satisfied in the UK.

Honeymoon food poisoning leads pair to international success

A business started by Bath graduates is making waves in Silicon Valley, securing $1.4m investment and connecting conference attendees around the world.

Bath reaches new high of 3rd in The Sunday Times University Guide

The University of Bath has been ranked as the third best university in the UK in the new edition of The Sunday Times University Guide. This is the University’s highest ever ranking in the guide and means that only Oxford and Cambridge now sit above it in the table of 126 UK universities and colleges.

Formal announcement of EPSRC Peer Review Panel Process

The EPSRC has formally announced the changes to its peer review panel process, including the formal handling of National Importance and shaping capability.

Unanimous planning support for new GTA building and University Masterplan

We have just been given planning permission for the new General Teaching Accommodation (GTA) building and Council endorsement for our overall University Masterplan.

Nominations for the awards of honorary degrees

The Honorary Degrees Committee invites you to submit nominations for honorary degrees and in that way to support the process of extending our network of prestigious contacts and supporters.

Bath students continue to be amongst the most satisfied in the UK

Our students are amongst the most satisfied students in the UK – according to figures released by the 2012 National Student Survey (NSS). The results of the annual survey published today (Thursday 27 September) reveal that the overall satisfaction rate for our students is 91%.

Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (I-SEE)

The programme of seminars run by the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (I-SEE) is open to all staff, students, businesses and members of the local community.

New professor to enhance entrepreneurship at Bath

Professor Dimo Dimov has joined the University’s School of Management to lead the development of a new research group in entrepreneurship.

University of Bath entrepreneurs secure John Lewis distribution deal

An ethical bag company created by two University of Bath students has agreed terms with shop retailer John Lewis to distribute its products.

Suspension of Industrial Action by the University and College Union

The University and College Union has informed the Vice-Chancellor that  they have decided to suspend the current action short of a strike which they have been taking since 18 June 2012 in support of their dispute about changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

Snail mail is far from dead, research finds

The rise of social media is often associated with a decline in the use of traditional forms of paper-based correspondence.

Scientific outreach grants

Grants available to help share the wonders of biology with the community

PhD researcher wins Award for Excellence

The Worshipful Company of Engineers has announced PhD researcher Christopher Vagg as winner of The Fiona and Nicholas Hawley Award for Excellence in Environmental Engineering 2012.

Weather scenario research recognised with engineering medal

Professor David Coley, who heads up the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering’s Energy and Design of Environment’s research group, has been awarded the 2012 Napier Shaw Medal.

Public lecture: The science of breakfast in weight management & health

University of Bath Senior Lecturer Dr James Betts will examine the importance of breakfast consumption in a free public lecture at the University on Wednesday 3 October.

Low risk of interruption to power supply until 26 September

Western Power Distribution is currently testing one of the three high voltage supply cables which supply power to the campus.

Leave booking is going online – the next groups go live

During this week the next group of staff will start using leave recording through iTrent, the University's new HR & Payroll system. These staff include those in the Faculties’ academic departments and the Department for Sports Development & Recreation.