Archive for December 2014

Sustainability: thank you, we're on target

Latest report shows that, thanks to our joint efforts, we are meeting our sustainability targets

Consolidating relationships with Zhejiang

The VC recently welcomed an academic delegation led by Executive Vice President Professor Yonghua Song

The latest news about GW4 Alliance

Newsletters will be published twice a year and will provide an update and overview of the work of the Alliance, as well as demonstrating the impact it is having.

Students win first prize for sustainable architecture

PG Certificate Professional Practice students Nathan Ovens, William Hei, Darran Levins and Timothy Anderson have won first prize in the category of Urban Development and Transformation, Landscape Development at the Blue Award 2014, an international student competition for sustainable architecture.

VC pays a visit to PoLIS colleagues

"By collaborating across the University, you have great potential to strengthen your research profile & funding"

Why whistleblowing doesn’t come easily

Research from our Department of Computer Science has found an explanation for why we often believe gossip more than our own personal experiences. The study also gives a biological explanation as to why it is so difficult for people to come forward as a whistleblower for their organisation.

Why doesn’t whistleblowing come easily?

A biological explanation as to why it's so hard for people to whistleblow on their organisation

SAMIS unavailable: Wed & Thu

SAMIS requires a significant upgrade and, as recommended by our software supplier, we have set aside two days to complete the work. A number of applications will be unavailable.

Student Services Centre closed all day: Tue 16 Dec

The Student Services Centre in 4 West will be closed all day on Tuesday 16 December and will reopen on Wednesday 17 December at 10am. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Team Bath sign import Bessie Manu for 2015 Superleague season

An article on Sky Sports: Team Bath have signed the first overseas player in their history as part of an innovative reciprocal partnership with New Zealand’s Kia Waikato Bay of Plenty 'Magic' franchise.

Launch of pilot for new email platform

Staff in the Library are to be the first user testing group of our new email platform using Microsoft Exchange.

Paul Salkovskis talks to BBC Bristol about hoarding

Professor Paul Salkovskis from our Department of Psychology talked to BBC Radio Bristol about his new hoarding study.

£5m funding towards 4ES construction

We have been successful in a bid for £5m funding as part of Government investment in STEM subjects

Clearer future for blind people thanks to vOICe device

New findings from our Psychology researchers could pave the way for better treatments for blind people

Middle East & North Africa conference

International partners from our IPR MENA Network convened in November to discuss social policy issues

3.35pm update: Power restored to east side of campus

Due to the failure of a transformer in one of the main substations on the east side of campus, electrical power has been lost to a number of buildings, including Norwood House, 1 East, 3 East, 4 East and 6 East. Water is also affected. Estates are working as fast as possible to repair the fault.

Clearer future for blind thanks to vOICe device

New research into The vOICe device could pave the way for better treatments for blind people.

Great film: Bath academics share the rewards of outreach

Some of our academics who are involved in working with schools and young people talk about what they gain from the experience.

Save your work & log out - IT maintenance: Sat 13-Sun 14 Dec

All users should ensure they have logged out of University managed PCs on Friday 12 December. During the maintenance window, please do not attempt to log into managed computers on campus or connect to remote services; even if you are able to connect you will see error messages and any work you undertake is unlikely to be saved.

Student wins bronze at Fencing Championships

Chemical Engineering student Stuart Scott won a bronze medal in the team Sabre competition at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Scotland recently.