Archive for January 2014

Student Dom Parsons selected for Sochi

Our student Dom Parsons has temporarily put the brakes on his work on an innovative mechanical engineering research project to try to achieve his dream of competing at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games next month.

Spring series of Public Lectures

We warmly invite members of the public, staff and students to attend our Spring programme of public lectures. If you would like to submit details of a lecture to appear on the page, please contact comms@bath.ac.uk

Tension headaches? Our pain researchers need your help

Researchers in our Department for Health are looking for volunteers who suffer from tension headaches to help them understand how pain affects their attention, memory, and ability to think clearly.

Keep it complex and improve your brain power!

If your New Year’s resolutions include toning the brain as well as the body, the key could be a vigorous mental workout. Researchers from our Department of Psychology have discovered that persevering with complex tasks could improve our ability to learn.

Honoured to be part of the University of Bath

The University which counts five Olympic medallists amongst our former students is celebrating a clutch of very different awards.

Changes to structure of the Registry

Message from Professor Bernie Morley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching):

New generation solar cells: Alison Walker on BBC1 Inside Out West

Death of Fred Lessey

Fred worked in Estates from 1967 till 1993.

Website disruption this Saturday 25 January

The University is carrying out urgent essential maintenance this Saturday 25 January 2014 which may affect access to our website.

iTrent, ESS, MSS unavailable Thu 23 Jan, from 2pm

iTrent will be unavailable on Thursday 23 January 2014 from 2pm, for planned maintenance.

Researchers explore the effect of headaches on everyday life

Researchers in our Department for Health are looking for volunteers who suffer from tension headaches to help them understand how pain affects their attention, memory, and ability to think clearly.

No IT services - 6am till 6pm on Sat 25 Jan

Please note: There will be no access to any PCs, University websites, email, printing, moodle or phones due to essential maintenance work

New for 2014: Public Engagement conversations

The Public Engagement Unit is to run a series of conversations for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with an interest in or experience of public engagement.

Study finds ‘serious flaws’ in EU report on illicit tobacco

Public health experts from our Department for Health will claim at an event in the European Parliament today (Wednesday 22 January) that there is growing evidence that the tobacco industry is still involved in the illicit cigarette trade and using exaggerated levels of smuggling as an argument to appeal tobacco control policies.

Dates for IT training courses: Jan-Apr

Find out more about the wide range of free courses (self-paced and tutor led) that Computing Services are offering

Changes to First bus services

First is making a number of changes to its bus services from Sunday 2 February.

Engineering Hall of Fame - Bath graduate needs our votes!

One of our graduates has been shortlisted to join a national ‘Engineering Hall of Fame’ for his work resulting in an all-terrain wheelchair, and is now relying on our support.

Beyond the REF - embedding impact awareness - Tue 11 Feb

A half-day workshop aimed at research staff and academics looking at creating impact strategies that incorporate communications, dissemination and knowledge exchange activities throughout the life cycle of a research grant.

No email or UniDeskLR (Printing at risk) - Today 7-9am

Electrical safety - Use of extension cables

Please remember not to use high wattage electrical appliances such as kettles, fridges and heaters with extension cables; such appliances should be plugged directly into the mains wall socket so that there is only one plug to one socket.