Archive for October 2012

Quantitative Easing only benefits the financial sector, finds research

A review of evidence into Quantitative Easing (QE) has shown that the Government’s hope that it will pull the UK out of recession may be unfounded.

Bath-based internet pioneer awarded prestigious IET medal

A leading Bath-based software entrepreneur who has innovated the computer networking industry for over 25 years has been awarded a prestigious Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) achievement award, recognising his acclaimed contribution to the sector.

Marine worms reveal the deepest evolutionary patterns

The study of marine worms could offer a more solid understanding of evolutionary patterns and processes, according to new research by the Universities of Bath and Lincoln.

Vice-Chancellor visits: From South Korea to Northern Ireland

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor, has just returned from overseas visits to South Korea and Northern Ireland.

University researchers helping to improve wellbeing of isolated older people

Researchers from the Department for Health are working with a local charity on new initiatives to help older people improve their health and wellbeing.

Syrian student’s family tragedy inspires charity run

The tragic story of a Syrian postgraduate student who lost seven members of his family in the Syrian Conflict, has inspired his University of Bath colleagues to run the Cardiff Half Marathon, on Sunday 14 October, in aid of a relief charity working to help other victims.

Bath Science Café: How nanotechnology can revolutionise medicine

The impact of nanotechnology on medicine in the next 20 years will be explored at the next meeting of the Bath Science Café, tonight (Monday 8 October) at the Raven pub, Bath.

Employers play an important role in changing retirement behaviour

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) funded research at the University has highlighted the key role played by employers in influencing people's decisions over retirement and extending working life.

Public lecture: historical tales of “herbaceous murder”

Freelance garden historian Mr Russell Bowes will be sharing tales of how people have mysteriously died ‘in the garden’ in a free public lecture at the University on Wednesday 10 October.

London 2012 medalists celebration - 10 October

Come join us to celebrate the success of our past and present students who won medals at London 2012.

New e-resource launches for new Foundation Degree students

A brand new online resource for new Foundation Degree students was launched on Monday 17 September. Stepping into Higher Education is designed to help students adapt to higher education and develop effective academic practices during and after their induction programme.

Management research on UK sales recruitment features in The Times

Research by Dr Iain Davies, from the School of Management, features in a special supplement on Sales Performance in The Times today, Wednesday 3 October.

Could you be a Public Engagement Champion? Join our network!

The University's Public Engagement Unit is looking to build a network of academics and postgraduate researchers with a passion for engaging publics with research. Interested researchers are encouraged to contact the Unit for further details.

University of Bath-led project in STEM Communicator Models reaches successful conclusion

Professor Chris Budd has successfully led to conclusion a regional project investigating how to develop and enhance science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) communicator models. The project involved a longitudinal study of the experience of students involved in STEM communicator activities and resulted in a Guide to Good Practice for Student Involvement in STEM Activities.

Climate change makes metabolism test invalid scientists find

Scientists from the Department for Health have shown for the first time how climate change is having a major impact on tests to measure metabolism.

Volunteers sought for research into post-exercise recovery

Researchers from the Department for Health are looking for volunteers to examine the effects of different types of nutrition following exercise and their impact on recovery and repeated exercise performance.  

Angela Harrington awarded Honorary Life Membership of UNISON

Angela Harrington has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of UNISON in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Trade Union movement.

Strategic change Professor joins School of Management

Professor Veronica Hope-Hailey has returned to the University's School of Management where she will be continuing her research into strategy and human resource management.

New study says nanoparticles don’t penetrate the skin

Research by scientists at the University has shown that even the tiniest of nanoparticles do not penetrate the skin’s surface. These findings have implications for cosmetic companies that design skin creams with nanoparticles that are supposed to transport ingredients to the deeper layers of the skin. However the findings will also allay safety concerns that potentially harmful nanoparticles such as those used in sunscreens can be absorbed into the body.

Three research projects receive Marie Curie funding

During the latest round of funding made available through the Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITNs), three bids led by Bath researchers were successful.