Archive for May 2015

Bath researchers awarded Prostate Cancer UK grant

Researchers from our University have received a grant of almost £280,000 to explore a new approach to treating advanced prostate cancer in a three year project.

Bath researchers awarded Prostate Cancer UK grant

Researchers from our University have received a grant of almost £280,000 to explore a new approach to treating advanced prostate cancer in a three year project.

MPharm graduates top the GB rankings

All Pharmacy & Pharmacology graduates from Bath taking the summer 2014 General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) registration assessment passed, placing us top of all pharmacy schools in the country.

Testing the fitness of firefighters

Dr James Bilzon, Head of our Department for Health, on BBC Radio Wiltshire, explaining more about the latest research at the University working with Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service to test firefighters' fitness.

Can chemistry be green?

CSCT students ran a workshop on Sustainable Chemical Technologies at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (BRLSI).

Bath SU secures top investment

Bath's Students’ Union has successfully undergone its renewal of the Investing in Volunteers (IIV) Award.

Does it matter that the pope has recognised Palestine?

Luke Cahill, who is doing a PhD Research Programme in Politics, Languages & International Studies, writes for The Conversation.

Accessibility further improved

New materials to help us ensure those with access issues can get around campus more effectively

Thermostat with no moving parts created

The Leidenfrost effect is a strange phenomenon that allows water droplets to levitate and even climb uphill. Now physicists at the University have harnessed this quirk of physics to create a thermostat with no moving parts.

Fast cars, adventures and breaking world records

Register by 2 June for a free keynote lecture from the BLOODHOUND project's chief engineer Mark Chapman, who will talk about using the 1,000 mph World Land Speed Record to attempt to inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Why not test-ride an electric cycle for free?

Staff and students, with a standard parking permit, are being offered the possibility to hire an electric cycle from Take Charge Bikes for free for a period of one or two weeks

Gorging allowed – but just for a week!

New Department for Health study looking to recruit men, aged 18-40, to overeat for a week

Steffi wins BASES student conference prize

Research student Steffi Colyer has been awarded the Postgraduate Free Communication Presentation Award at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) conference.

University Business covers the Chancellor opening The Edge

University Business reports on The Earl of Wessex, the University’s Chancellor, joining 200 guests at the opening ceremony - a special showcase evening of music, dance and debate.

What's it like to work for Facebook?

Join Andy Warr the Head of Research at Instagram (Bath Computer Science BSc/PhD alumnus), Michael Corey, a Population Scientist at Facebook, and a Facebook recruiting team member as they talk about the work they do and how you can work with them.

Martyn becomes CMI fellow

Martyn Whalley, Director of Estates, has become a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute

Pay day drop-in sessions launched

Simon Paul, Payroll Supervisor, will be holding a drop in session on campus (Wessex House 6.44) on Friday 22 May for anyone who may have queries regarding salaries.

The latest on the 1West development

Midas Construction Limited is working on Phase 3 of the 1West refurbishment. The project is due to complete in August 2015, so how is the development going so far?

Steps for the Government to revive British industry

Professor Phil Tomlinson co-writes a piece on The Conversation looking at the steps the government must take if it is serious about reviving British industry.

Mech Eng to host leading manufacturing professor

Dr Vimal Dhokia recently gained a Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship to host internationally leading manufacturing professor Richard A. Wysk.