Archive for October 2015

Our new maths institute turns data into good decisions

A new University of Bath Research Institute launching on 28 October at the Bath Assembly Rooms is offering complimentary 1:1 sessions for local companies, focussing on how they collect, use and interpret the data they generate.

Bright outlook for solar panels thanks to bespoke nanomaterials

Research by the University of Bath has demonstrated a new and more efficient way of developing zinc oxide nanomaterials, a key component in the conversion of light energy to electricity in solar panels.

Rajani Naidoo comments on Africa’s ‘teaching shops’ (THE)

Rajani Naidoo, professor in higher education management in the School of Management, warns that programmes such as medicine and engineering at public universities “may be placed in a vulnerable position” by the growth in private provision.

Lecture: Sustainability & ethics in the built environment: 28 Oct

The lecture titled ‘Built for Living: understanding behaviour and the built environment through engineering and design’ will be presented by Dr Jeremy Watson, Chief Scientist & Engineer at BRE.

Using multimedia message walls to aid participation: 11 Nov

LITEbox workshop on Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 1.15pm

Successful technology panel debate

Peter Lambert, PVC (Learning & Teaching): "I very much enjoyed chairing such a well-attended and dynamic event"

New Electronic Environment for research awards

Over the coming year Research & Innovation Services (RIS) will be delivering a project which will enable significant improvements to the way in which research proposals are developed, costed and submitted and by which research awards are managed.

Anonymous marking initiative

A new web page has been launched with useful resources, support and guidance

Enhance your Moodle course for teaching & assessment: Fri 23 Oct

This Autumn, the e-learning team (LTEO) are offering a broad range of workshops and seminars across a variety of disciplines from enhancing Moodle courses and inspiring innovation, to digital assessment tools and techniques.

Dr Marianne Ellis explains how cultured beef is made [3:28]

Dr Marianne Ellis (Chemical Engineering) explains how cultured beef is made on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today (from 3.28), following the first ever international symposium of cultured meat where she chaired one of the sessions.

Free lecture: Hungary's place in the world

We are hosting a visit from Hungarian Ambassador His Excellency Mr Péter Szabadhegy on 6 Nov

Crypto Maths Challenge on campus

On 22 & 23 October, 26 & 27 October the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Further Maths Support Programme are running a Cryptographic Challenge: suitable for primary age kids and families, through secondary students, up to postgrad mathematicians and beyond.

Bath Course: The essentials of excellent teaching

Come along to an open event on Tuesday 27 October, learn more and provide your input to the development of the Bath Course.

Staff: please register to process at winter graduations

If you are a member of staff and you would like to process at the winter graduation ceremonies, please register as soon as possible to help in planning.

Watch: Furong Li on likely new UK & China partnership [from 0.47]

Professor Furong Li (Electrical Engineering) provides expert comment on the likely new partnership between the UK and China as part of the Hinkley Point Nuclear Power station venture, on BBC Points West (from 0.47)

Canada has lost its way – arms deal with Saudi Arabia proves it

Andrea Delgado (PoLIS PhD student) writes for The Conversation.

Inaugural Science Showoff at The Edge: Fri 30 Oct

We have several performers from Bath - Jemma Rowlandson, Saiful Islam, Gus Bosehans, Jon Chouler, Ioannis Costas Batlle - with subjects ranging from crystals for clean energy to sustainable travel to microbial fuel cells.

PG volunteers needed: What do postgrads want?

The University and Students' Union are looking for research student participants for a workshop on representing and engaging postgraduates more effectively, to be held on Monday 26 October.

Lessons from the student vote for EU referendum

Benjamin Bowman (Politics PhD student) writes for The Conversation on how students did not hold as much sway in the 2015 UK general election as was predicted.

Researchers give free advice to cut winter fuel bills

Free, interactive event tonight in Bath to help people cut their winter fuel bills, run by our researchers