Archive for December 2013

No Archibus IT services due to maintenance: Today 12-3pm

Due to maintenance a number of services will be unavailable from 12 noon to 3pm on Monday 16 December 2013

Placement student wins Nissan award for F1 Sebastian Vettel visit

Gemma Hatton, an undergraduate from our Department of Mechanical Engineering, has become the first placement student to win a Nissan Gold Award for her work organising a successful event for the company involving F1 champion Sebastian Vettel.

IT maintenance - Today: Tue, 7-9am

Computing Services will be carrying out maintenance on Tuesday 17 December 2013 from 7am to 9am. A number of services will be affected.

Paying pensions annual allowance tax charge?

If you are a high earner you may exceed your annual allowance and be liable for a tax charge. Your Personal Pension Statement (PPS) will indicate how much you owe. If you are liable you have two options for payment, either direct to HMRC or via USS 'Scheme Pays'.

Daily exercise can help ensure guilt-free Christmas

Short bouts of physical activity counter the harmful effects of the festive season

Local primary school gets taste of university research

Our Widening Participation Office has further extended its outreach programme by collaborating with another local primary school in Trowbridge.

POLIS student helps launch local Cube Movement

Jenna Logeais and a team of six other students have enabled the University to become the first hub outside London to get involved in the Cube Movement – a social media network campaigning against modern day slavery.

National competition for public engagement with research launched

Are you involved in public engagement with research, either as a member of staff or as a student?

1,000 days to Rio Paralympics - Uni hosts first preparation camp

Student Switch Off winners reduce energy consumption by 30%

Students living in Thornbank Gardens reduced their energy consumption by 30% during the first term of the competition winning them an ice cream giveaway.

POLIS student helps launch local Cube Movement

A POLIS student is behind the University becoming the first hub outside London to get involved in the Cube Movement – a social media network campaigning against modern day slavery.

Give us feedback on how we communicate with you. New prizes added!

Calling all students! Complete an online questionnaire and have 20 chances of winning a prize.

Paid work makes lone mothers less depressed, but flexibility and access to childcare is crucial

Lone mothers who work are less likely to suffer from depression than those who stay at home, according to new IPR research published by the Nuffield Foundation.

University collaboration SETsquared wins business award

SETsquared has been named Business Incubation Champion 2013 by UK Business Incubation (UKBI).

Student Services closed from 12 noon today

The Student Services Centre will be closed on Friday 13 December from 12pm.

We've made the Guardian shortlist!

We have been shortlisted in the Guardian Higher Education Awards for research carried out by Dr Toby Jenkins.

Year Abroad students meet European alumni

A week of events across Europe saw third year students on their Year Abroad and some of our European alumni meet for the first time.

We've made the Guardian shortlist!

The University has been shortlisted in the Guardian Higher Education Awards for research carried out by Dr Toby Jenkins in the Department of Chemistry.

Straw cuts energy bills by 90%

While the UK is consumed by arguments about the cost of energy, fuel poverty and market failure, some have managed to sidestep these issues altogether thanks to Bath research.

Managed Print Service not fully restored

The Managed Print Service was restarted this morning following some issues. This was thought to have resolved the problem but it seems there are still problems logging onto printers in some areas. This is particularly affecting the library due to the volume of jobs the MPS is trying to process.