Archive for September 2015

Ground-breaking South African deal

We will be providing leadership training as part of a new project with the South African Government

Bath embarks on ground-breaking deal with South African Government

We have just signed a ground-breaking new partnership with the South African Government to provide leadership training to senior South African Higher Education.

Workshop - Funding opportunities for women: Fri 16 Oct

A workshop to outline some of the obstacles women face in their paths to securing academic posts in the UK and strategies to find funding. Free lunch - please book.

Sabbatical Leave Scheme applications: Deadline 27 Nov

Further details about eligibility and the process, together with application forms are available on the HR webpages.

Academia is not a sport, so it must be a game

David Coley, Professor of low carbon design in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering. writes for University Business magazine.

How England's broken ceramics industry put itself back together

Dr Phil Tomlinson (School of Management) writes for The Conversation.

2 & 3 South congestion: Thu 1 Oct

The area will not be closed but is expected to be congested from morning until lunch time.

New programme of free public lectures now available

Members of the public, staff and students are all warmly invited to come along to our new series of public lectures. New events will be added to the page throughout the year. Please send submissions to

New PVC chairs technology debate: 15 Oct

Professor Peter Lambert will chair a LITEbox panel debate about learning technologies; all staff welcome

Why are Gulf states so reluctant to take in refugees?

Dr Rana Jawad, Lecturer in social policy, writes for The Conversation

Pharmacy & Pharmacol holds research staff showcase

The aim of the afternoon was to increase the visibility of researchers in the Department, and their interaction with academic staff and each other.

Compulsory sign-in session for Tier 4 visa holders

All taught students on campus holding Tier 4 visas have been emailed to tell them they are required to attend a compulsory sign-in session on Wednesday 7 October.

Targeted killing & drones: The morality of lesser evils

This Skype event on 6 Oct endeavours to study the intellectual debates surrounding the morality of drones by looking at specific cases of American drone strikes across the world.

PGRs: Public Engagement Forum invite

Public engagement is a growing part of the research process - here's your chance to get involved

The Hive featured in Structural Engineer

Listen to Veronica Hope-Hailey on BBC Radio 5 Live [1:44:20]

Professor Veronica Hope-Hailey (Dean of the School of Management) spoke with BBC Radio 5 Live about how VC need to regain the public's trust (starts 1.44.20).

Labour & the disintegration of social democracy

Newly appointed Director of the University’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR), Professor Nick Pearce has written an article entitled ‘In the valley of death. Labour and the disintegration of social democracy’ for New Statesman.

New method for building on an atomic scale

Our physicists have pioneered a new way of manipulating several thousand atoms at a time

New method for building on an atomic scale

Our physicists have pioneered a new way of manipulating several thousand atoms at a time, paving the way for building nanoscale electronic devices more quickly and easily at room temperature.

Listen: Keith Stokes talks about injury prevention in rugby

BBC Points West interviewed Keith Stokes (Department for Health) about preventing rugby injuries.