Archive for December 2012

Consultation on the New Framework for Assessment

The Pro-Vice- Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) has established a Review Panel to take forward the next scheduled review of the New Framework for Assessment: Assessment Regulations for First-Degree Programmes (NFAAR-UG).

Council and Senate meeting reports

Updates from the Council meeting on 29 November 2012 and the Senate meeting on 5 December.

One to one with Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell

In an interview with The Psychologist magazine, the Vice-Chancellor talks about her research, sources of inspiration and painting.

Professor Anna Gilmore speaks & publishes on illicit tobacco trade

Professor Anna Gilmore, Director of the Tobacco Control Research Group, has spoken on the issue of the illicit tobacco trade at two important events this month, presenting research undertaken by her and Andy Rowell, research fellow in the Tobacco Control Research Group.

Dr Leslie Palmier

The University is saddened to announce the death of Dr Leslie Palmier who joined the University in 1969 as a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, and retired as Reader in Sociology in 1989.

Dr Petra Cameron from the Department of Chemistry talks to

Dr Cameron works at the University of Bath where she is a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in the Faculty of Science.

Awards presented to promote collaborative research in directed assembly

The Bath-based management team of the EPSRC Directed Assembly Grand Challenge Network are spreading a little pre-Christmas joy amongst UK researchers in Materials Chemistry this month. Network Principle Investigator, Professor Paul Raithby, and Network Coordinator, Dr Jenny Woods, both from our Department of Chemistry, have just handed out 11 awards to promote collaborative research towards producing materials with particular properties and function.

Ten Ford scholarships announced for Bath students

Ten academically gifted undergraduate students from the University’s Faculty of Engineering & Design have found out that they are to receive substantial scholarships from Ford to support them in their studies.

Christmas thank you from the Vice-Chancellor

Dear Colleagues,

Santander scholarship for outstanding international students

Two academically outstanding international students from the University's Faculty of Engineering & Design have been awarded the Banco de Santander scholarship by Santander Universities.

Bath graduate named ‘Young engineer of the year’

A graduate from the University’s Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering has been named the AFBE-UK Young BME Engineer of the Year.

Professor John Westwick awarded honorary degree

Professor John Westwick, a former Chair of Pharmacology at the University, and Head of the Department, has been awarded an honorary degree by the University.

Blood groups act as protection against infection

Humans may have acquired enzymes that make blood groups from bacteria to hinder the spread of viruses in the population, suggests a study led by scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry.

Bath students code better than the rest

Computer Science students from Bath have beaten their peers from across the country at the 2012 North Western Regional Programming Contest held in Delft, in the Netherlands.

A fond farewell to Del Davies

Colleagues and friends attended a celebration of the career of Del Davies last Friday in the Claverton Rooms.

Glasses begin to reveal their high-pressure secrets

A high-pressure neutron diffraction method with isotope substitution acts as an arbitrator of competing models.

Christmas 2012 opening times

A list of opening times for facilities across campus over the Christmas and New Year period.

Bird poo study to help Great Bustards thrive

Move over Gillan McKeith – scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry are studying the droppings of Great Bustards to help understand their diet and nutrition with the aim of boosting their survival in a conservation project to reintroduce the birds to the UK.

Membership of EPSRC’s Strategic Advisory Network

The EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Research Council) is seeking applications from prominent individuals who can contribute to its Strategic Advisory Network.

UKOLN organised IDCC13 conference to feature strong Research360 presence

The JISC-funded Research360 project, which is developing human and technical infrastructure for research data management at the University, will have a strong presence at the 8th International Digital Curation Conference to be held in Amsterdam on 14-16 January 2013.