Archive for February 2015

ACE research featured on The One Show (watch from 02:35)

Dr Andrew Thomson and our straw bale housing research were featured on the popular show on BBC One.

Staff welcome to join in bungee jump & abseil during RAG week

RAG is organising lots of events next week to raise money for local and national charities.

Careers Team offers international advice

The Careers Team have organised a week of events to help international students find work here or at home, and British students looking to expand their horizons and work globally.

We’re obsessed with zombies – which says a lot about today

Academic year discussion extended

The consultation on academic year will remain open until 12 March

Academic year consultation extended

The Consultation on the Academic Year has been extended to 12 Mar at the request of the Students' Union President.

Extension to the University’s consultation on the shape of the academic year

We have extended the consultation period for a further two weeks until Thursday 12 March to give more time for the inclusion of as many student perspectives as possible.

Local electricity could meet half our needs by 2050

Research conducted by nine leading UK universities and jointly led by our University, has found that up to 50 per cent of electricity demand in the UK could be met by distributed and low carbon sources by 2050.

Nominations open: University Teaching Awards

Staff and students are invited to submit nominations by 5pm on Friday 20 March 2015.

New molecule could slow the progression of Parkinson’s

A team of scientists led by Bath has developed a peptide that sticks to the protein that causes Parkinson’s disease, stopping it from killing brain cells. The research highlights a potential new route for slowing the progress of this incurable disease.

New molecule could slow Parkinson's

Our researchers have designed a molecule that, if developed into a drug, could slow the disease

Business Objects unavailable Mon 2 Mar

Business Objects will not be available all day next Monday 2 March 2015.

PhD student? Enter the 'Three Minute Thesis' competition

Prof David Galbreath on the Ukraine crisis: The Conversation

Equality Forum: 20 Mar (book by 12 Mar)

Dr Linda Papadopoulos - social commentator, psychologist and author - will be the keynote speaker at our annual joint Equality Forum hosted with Bath Spa University. All staff and students welcome; lunch included - please book.

PhD student? Enter the 'Three Minute Thesis'!

We are launching our first Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, open to PhD (or equivalent) level students from every discipline.

Request to upload identity documents to SAMIS

Since October last year, the Compliance Team has been emailing students in groups, requesting them to upload copies of their identity documents to a secure area of SAMIS.

New Vice President appointed

Steve Egan CBE will begin his new post as Vice-President (Implementation) on 1 May

Steve Egan CBE appointed as new Vice-President (Implementation)

The University is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Egan CBE as our new Vice-President (Implementation).

Explainer: what is the Arms Trade Treaty?

PoLIS PhD student Andrea Delgado writes for The Conversation.