Archive for July 2014

Why are icebergs noisy?

Dr Philippe Blondel is in the North Pole investigating the underwater noise made by icebergs & glaciers when they melt.

PhD students' success in national "I'm a Scientist..."

Three PhD students from CSCT survived elimination until the final round of the national science communication competition, "I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here".

Year 11 pupils attend summer school

45 pupils from across the South West seize the chance to get a taste of university life & study

Bath professor elected President of RSC Education Division

Professor Gareth Price from the Department of Chemistry has taken office as President of the Education Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Michael Silk on Sky News: Glasgow Games & Scottish Referendum

Watch Dr Michael Silk's recent Sky News interview ahead of Wednesday's Opening Ceremony.

Encouraging older people to get more active

A new Health Integration Team (HIT) aims to improve activity and health in later life for local people

New collaboration will encourage older people to get more active

A new Health Integration Team (HIT), involving researchers from our University, has been given the go ahead to improve activity and health in later life for local people.

Year 11 pupils welcomed for a week-long summer school

The annual Year 11 summer school, led by the Widening Participation Office, sees 45 pupils from across the South West seize the opportunity to experience a taste of university life and study.

Request Tracker unavailable

Unfortunately due to a hardware failure RT (Request Tracker) is unavailable and is likely to remain unavailablefor the rest of the day.

SDPR - Getting the most out of your review: 3 Sep pm

A course for support staff who are either about to be reviewed, who would like a refresher to update them on the revised SDPR process or who have previoulsly found review meetings difficult to prepare for and attend.

£1.4M boost for new chemistry equipment

Our Department of Chemistry has been awarded £1.1M by EPSRC for major new state-of-the-art equipment that will become part of the portfolio of the Faculty of Science's new Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility (CCAF).

Could the 5:2 fasting diet be bad for you?

Intermittent fasting could affect the immune system in the long term, making you less able to fight infection

Mike Silk talks about Glasgow Games & Scottish Referendum

Will pro-independence politicians try to benefit from the Glasgow Games and the national pride they will generate?

IT services/MPS unavailable or 'at risk': 5pm Fri - 9am Mon

Some IT services will be unavailable from 5pm Friday 19 July until 9am Monday 22 July 2014; we need to switch off the power to one of the University's data-centres to upgrade the cooling and power systems in preparation for new High Performance Computing facilities.

ICIA partner - Bath Dance - awarded £67k from Arts Council

The new funding will assist Bath Dance to host the prestigious South West Regional Youth Dance Platform at our new Centre for the Arts in 2016.

John Troyer comments on Assisted Dying Bill

Peers in the House of Lords are debating Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill, when it receives its Second Reading.

When an act of war may still be an accident

David Galbreath analyses the developing situation surrounding the Malaysian Airlines crash

Conducting an effective SDPR for support staff: 3 Sep am

A workshop for managers which discusses the objectives of review, the process & forms and follow-up action plan; participants will have the opportunity to consider and practice the skills needed to carry out an SDPR effectively.

Bath leads launch of UNet to widen access to higher education

Bath is one of five leading universities setting up a new consortium designed to promote fair access to higher education for all social groups.

Elec Eng graduate wins first prize at UK Algae Conference

Ben Sherwood, who graduated with an MEng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering this summer, won first place with his final-year project poster, titled 'Effect of (C0 2)-nanobubbles & flashing light on the growth of algae'.