Archive for February 2013

Bath in consortium to develop revolutionary construction materials

Our researchers are part of a new consortium aimed at developing advanced composites for use as construction materials.

Seeing the positive side of Carbon Dioxide

New research from Bath has explored the idea of treating carbon dioxide as a useful product rather than waste, by capturing it and converting it into useful chemicals and reducing the quantity of this greenhouse gas in our atmosphere.

Staff survey update – Academic Departments

The staff survey is your chance to say what you like about working at the University and what you think could be improved.

The People’s Pension - a pension scheme for Casual Workers

From 1 May any Casual Worker aged between 22 and state pension age who earns more than £786 in any month will be automatically enrolled into the People’s Pension.

Martyn receives highest accolade from Institution of Civil Engineers

The University is pleased to announce that Martyn Whalley, Director of Estates, has been made a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Researchers to find out if prescribing exercise helps to change lifestyles

Researchers from the Department for Health are evaluating a scheme that allows doctors to refer their patients to fitness professionals for a prescribed programme of exercise to help them to improve their health.  

Funding allows Bath researcher to explore ICT for manufacturing

The University is set to receive part of a £12 million grant aimed at improving the manufacturing competitiveness of the UK.

Mental Health First Aid - Thursday 7 & 14 March 2013

Exercise improves quality of life for diabetes patients, research finds

A research collaboration which includes experts at the University of Bath has found that moderate exercise can help to improve the quality of life for people with Type 2 diabetes.

1 West redevelopment project latest newsletter

Welcome back to the fortnightly newsletter aimed at keeping you up to date of the progress of the 1 West development.

MEng fourth-year student is Winkworth's 2012 industrial placement

MEng Chemical Engineering student Tim Gore is spending his fourth year of study in a placement as the Winkworth 2012 industrial trainee.

Films showcase the collaborative projects of the Knowledge Transfer Account

The films of EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA) funded projects have been brought together on one webpage and are available for viewing and further dissemination.

University students perfect the power of the pitch with SETsquared and Deloitte

On Wednesday 27 February around 30 students from the SETsquared partnership universities will travel to Deloitte’s headquarters in London for a masterclass in business pitching. Consultants from the firm will teach the youngsters how to deliver the winning pitch. Students will then have five minutes to pitch their own business plans and ideas to judges and the winners will receive cash prizes.

Institute’s first public lecture makes national headlines

The first public lecture for our new Institute for Policy Research has been a great success – a packed audience and national headlines as a result.

Public lecture: Downsizing for fuel efficiency Tuesday 9 April

Dr Chris Brace celebrates his appointment as Chair of the Automobile Division of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers with a public lecture.

New flu drug could avoid antiviral resistance

Scientists from our Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology are part of an international research team to develop a group of new flu drugs that should avoid the problem of drug resistance.

Richard Stallman: Copyright vs Community

Dr Richard Stallman, Founder and President of the Free Software Foundation, will be presenting on the subject Copyright vs Community in the East Building Lecture Theatre on Thursday 21 March at 6pm as part of Bath Digital Festival.

Message from Professor Colin Grant, Pro-Vice-Chancellor

New funding schemes strengthen relationships with international partners.

New appointment strengthens media technology research

The University's Department of Computer Science has appointed Professor Brian Wyvill, further strengthening its media technology research.

RAG Week 2013 - 25 Feb to 1 March

Lots is planned for RAG Week 2013 from the new for 2013 RAG Delivery Service to the Fashion@Bath Clothes Swap there will be something for everyone.