Archive for February 2013

New Associate Dean of Research for Faculty of Science

The University is delighted to announce that Professor Jonathan Knight has been appointed Associate Dean (Research) for our Faculty of Science.

Plans to raise our international profile take shape

Further to our already announced partnerships with the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) and Universiteit Stellenbosch (South Africa), we will be hosting a major International Research Partnership conference from 11 to 13 March.

Green light for new student accommodation building

Bath & North-East Somerset (BANES) Council has given full planning approval for the new student accommodation and refectory buildings.

Nemesis project to explore energy harvesting

The University has received funds for a project titled ‘NEMESIS’, which will allow it to set up a new world-leading Centre for energy harvesting and generation.

UK needs defending against space weather ‘superstorm’

Researchers here at Bath are part of a national study that is highlighting the security risk posted to the UK by extreme space weather events.

Bath Open Cafe: RIOT! Young politics and antipolitics in Britain

The next Bath Open Café topic will be ‘Riot! Young politics and antipolitics in Britain’.

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex in line to be Chancellor of the University of Bath

The University of Bath today announced that a recommendation is to be made that The Earl of Wessex be invited to become its fifth Chancellor.

Research finds cooperation benefit for small creative industries

Research has found that even a marginal increase in cooperation between small creative industries and their suppliers and buyers can result in significant financial benefits.

New Siemens project for the University

The University has secured a grant of £1.2 million to carry out a new programme of research with Siemens focused on their range of gas turbines.

A regular walk can cut your risk of major illness, shows research

New research from our Department of Health shows that a regular walking routine significantly reduces the risk of Metabolic Syndrome, a condition which affects one in four people in the UK and can cause heart disease, strokes and cancer.

Your research matters…so tell the world about it!

Can you capture the essence of your research in an eye-catching image?

Former UKOLN Director Honoured by University

The first Director of UKOLN, Philip Bryant, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Senate of the University of Bath for his significant contribution to the development of bibliographic management.

Students - have you got a great App idea?

Students from disciplines across the University are invited to a launch of an annual Apps Crunch competition.

University launches new Institute for Policy Research

We are delighted to announce the establishment of our new Institute for Policy Research. The Institute brings together many of our existing research strengths and will be an influential platform from which to conduct research of international excellence and impact.

University researchers awarded places at South West Crucible 2013

Ten of our researchers have been awarded places at the first ever Crucible programme to be held in the South West.

Achievements of University's DTC featured in Chemistry World

Kathryn Wills from the University's Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies has just embarked on an internship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Professor Chris James gives research evidence on school governing

Professor Chris James from the Department of Education has given evidence to the House of Commons Education Select Committee.

Staff survey update - communications

In the build-up to the 2013 Staff Survey (launching on 15 March) we are looking back at what has changed in response to your feedback in the last survey. This week we’re focusing on actions under the theme of ‘communications’.

Dr Michael Proulx to speak on sensory substitution at British Academy conference

Dr Michael Proulx from the Department of Psychology will be speaking on how we can learn to 'see with sound' at a conference at The British Academy in March.

Copyright Licensing Agency data collection

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is exercising its right to collect data on the number of copies we are making of copyright materials from books, journals and periodicals. The data collection exercise will commence on Monday 4 February and will run to 15 March 2013.