Archive for June 2013

University researchers through to I’m a Scientist live final

Three researchers from the Faculty of Science have beaten off the competition to make it through to today’s final of ‘I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!’

The competition, which has been running for the past two weeks, is an online event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists.

Development & Alumni relations in Switzerland

Two alumni receptions were held in Switzerland earlier this month strengthening networks.

Westwood Nursery wins Staff Recognition Award

The 2013 Staff Recognition Award are the staff of Westwood Nursery.

Three days of degree ceremonies to take place at Bath Abbey

Our 2013 summer degree ceremonies take place this week, with more than 2,400 students expected to receive their academic awards at the city’s Abbey.

Relaunch of Raymond F. Schinazi International Exchange

This is a joint partnership with Emory University in Atlanta, USA.

Closure of East Car Park extension on Saturday 6 July

Further work to enable the completion of contractual work to the lighting facilities.

Winning product designer awarded 5K at Bath event

Bath Research & Development ifOnly UX Product Design Conference highlights practical problems that older and disabled people experience around the home.

Is death becoming a commodity?

A conference run by our Centre for Death and Society will, this weekend, address the commodification of death.

Physics Research Day

People came together at last month’s Physics Research Day to celebrate the world-class research taking place in our Department of Physics.

Volunteers needed to find where our eyes are drawn to on computer screens

Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for volunteers to take part in a study which aims to find out where people look on a computer screen when completing a series of tests that assess risk-taking.

New starters in May 2013

The new starters update gives the name, job title and department of all new members of staff at the University who started in the previous month.

IT literacy success, 2013

A celebration of the successful pilot of the European Computer Driving Licence has taken place. The pilot ran during academic year 2012 - 2013.

Do not respond to phishing emails

The university is receiving a number of spam / phishing emails that ask you to visit a web form where they then ask for your university password. BUCS would like to remind all staff and students to not respond.

University launches its first summer sums school

Thirty students from local colleges will get the chance to work on their Maths at the university next week (2nd to 4th July 2013).

Researchers to look into why men don’t sign up for slimming classes

Researchers in Bath are on the hunt for overweight men to help them to investigate why males seek less help from weight loss services like Slimming World.

Respected athletics coach to receive honorary degree

Malcolm Arnold OBE, one of Britain’s most successful and respected athletics coaches, is to receive an honorary degree.

Race for Life in memory of Isabel Wallace

A team from Accommodation and Hospitality hopped, skipped, jumped and ran their way around the Race For Life circuit on Sunday 16 June at the University.

Controlled Release Society award for Professor Guy

Professor Richard Guy from the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology has been awarded this year’s Controlled Release Founders Award.

The new About Bath 2013 booklet is now available

About Bath 2013 is out now!

Panel tackle business world hot topics at conference

Women on boards, top brass pay packets and short-termism were just some of the hot topics discussed by a special panel of business world luminaries at a conference on corporate governance held at the university this week.