Archive for May 2014

Ed Carter wins Ede & Ravenscroft Prize 2014

Pharmacy & Pharmacology PhD student Ed Carter is this year's winner of the Ede & Ravenscroft Prize, which recognises the University's best research student.

Electric Cycle Scheme: Try one out for free

To encourage staff and students living off campus to use ‘greener’ forms of transport, Security Services are able to loan you an electric cycle for a period of one or two weeks, depending on demand.

Korean TV fascinated by death education at Bath

Leading South Korean documentary channel EBS came to campus on 15 May to film lecturers from our Centre for Death & Society for a TV documentary series investigating death worldwide.

Call for co-funded projects with external organisations

The purpose of this call is to develop and grow a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between Bath and external stakeholders, to accelerate the outcomes of research which have the potential to result in economic and social benefit to the UK and importantly improve our external income from Business and Community Interactions.

Alumni reunite on campus

Around 200 alumni and their guests returned to Bath on Saturday 10 May to celebrate the 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th or 45th anniversary of their graduation.

ACE Prize Fellow embarks on Atlantic research expedition

From 28 May to 4 July 2014, Dr Lee Bryant, a Prize Fellow in water engineering from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, will take part in the research expedition cruise M107, on board the German research vessel Meteor.

No internet, Maple & timetabling: Tue 20 May, 7-9am

Aurelien Mondon discusses far right in EU - The Conversation

Aurelien Mondon (PoLIS) argues that distrust of the political system, not the far right, is the real threat to our European future.

Graduates Mariana & Alex to play badminton at Glasgow 2014

University of Bath graduates Mariana Agathangelou and Alex Hutchings will play badminton for Jersey at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Vice-Chancellor visits staff from HSS

“What I will come away with is a sense of a Faculty that is thriving, professional and, above all, enjoying its work”

Free General English classes in June

The English Language Centre is offering free short courses of general English classes between Monday 2 and Friday 20 June 2014.

A snapshot of University research

Our wide-ranging research was celebrated at last week’s Images of Research preview evening

CREATE lab take robot to Trowbridge fun day

Staff and research students from the Department of Psychology's CREATE Lab will be taking part in the Trowbridge Science & Technology fun day being held on Saturday 17 May 2014.

LGPS 2014 Pension Roadshow on campus: Tue 20 May

Three Avon Pension Fund sessions to explain the changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) that came into effect on 1 April 2014.

Building links with Ohio

On Monday 12 May we welcomed Professor William Brustein, Vice-Provost, Global Strategies and International Affairs at The Ohio State University, to campus.

School governors 'crucial' within new education system

Researchers from our Department of Education and the National Governors' Association has presented the largest ever report on the state of school governance. The report highlights the increased importance of school governors under the new education system and the challenges of recruitment, particularly in disadvantaged and struggling schools.

We're second in THE student survey

The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey has ranked us second overall & joint top in seven criteria

Bath student experience ranked amongst the best in latest national survey

The University of Bath’s excellent academic, sports and social facilities, and its strong connections with industry have all been praised in the new THE Student Experience Survey 2013 published today (Thursday, 15 May). Bath is ranked second overall out of 111 UK institutions in the survey of student satisfaction, and finished joint first in no less than seven of the criteria on which universities were judged.

Irene Turner awarded Professional Medal

Dr Irene Turner, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has won the T B Marsden Professional Award and medal, a prize for personal achievement, from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Council.

John Troyer - Why it's good to talk about death: BBC Radio Wiltshire

Dr John Troyer from our Centre for Death & Society spoke to BBC Radio Wiltshire about the importance of talking about death to loved ones, as part of Dying Matters Week.