Archive for June 2014

IT maintenance affects email, web sites & Oracle: 24 Jun 6-9am

New pacemaker that synchronises heart rate with breathing

Researchers from our Department of Physics have received British Heart Foundation funding to develop a new type of pacemaker that responds to patients' breathing rate.

Thank you for another successful Open Day

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

Warrior, settler or nomad? Gain an insight into yourself & others

If you are a woman and work for the University, please join us for the next Women's Development Network lunch on Monday 14 July.

Ageing gracefully - Orthopaedic research lecture: Mon 23 Jun

Professor Michael A Adams from the Centre for Comparative & Clinical Anatomy give the 2014 British Orthopaedic Research Society public lecture titled 'Ageing Gracefully' on campus.

Underdeck disruption: 21 Jun-8 Aug

Traffic will be diverted and controlled by temporary traffic lights and parking will be suspended in a number of underdeck bays

Postgraduate maintenance Jul-Sep 2014

The next payment date is 1 July 2014; a notification will be sent to your University email address by 5pm on 19 June 2014.

Temporary traffic diversion on campus roads: 23-26 Jun

Sections of road in the eastern part of the campus need to be closed to facilitate the off-loading of furniture for the new Quads accommodation complex.

John Chew awarded for excellence in teaching

Dr John Chew (Chemical Engineering) has been recognised for his impressive track record as a highly committed, enthusiastic and effective teacher with this year's Mary Tasker Award.

Energy minister visits underground climate change project

Professor Cathryn Mitchell (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) is involved in an innovative underground prototype project aimed at reducing the cost of fighting climate change and radically reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

Architecture Degree Show 2014 in London: 27-29 Jun

Architecture students from the BSc and MArch (RIBA part 2) programmes will be exhibiting their work at the Candid Arts Trust in London from Friday 27 June until Sunday 29 June.

Student Services: reduced opening hours till 12 Sep

Over the summer, the Centre will be open from 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

Local families needed for new study

Psychology researchers want to understand more about how children cope with challenging life events

The Big Commuting Challenge: Why not join in?

Why not join this year's Journey Commuter Challenge and feel the benefits: get fitter, burn calories, save money and reduce C02 emissions

Tier 4 visa requirements & our responsibilities: 18 Jun

A course for academic and administrative staff who deal with admissions, and those responsible for monitoring the academic progress and attendance of international students, plus staff involved in supporting overseas students.

Could you run your car on coffee?

Sustainable Chemical Technologies researchers show waste coffee grinds could make biodiesel

Design & Build project for Architecture & Civil Eng students

The Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering recently held its first Design and Build project

Can physical activity protect against cancer?

Dr James Turner from the Department for Health has been awarded a 12-month research grant to investigate possible mechanisms of how regular exercise reduces the risk of developing cancer

Faculty of Engineering & Design welcomes Iain Forster

Iain joins us from the School of Medicine at the University of Glasgow where he was Head of School Administration

OPP shortlisted for Outstanding Strategic Planning Team

Our Policy and Planning team has been shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Strategic Planning Team’ category of the THE Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs). This is the first time that this category has been included in the THELMAs.