Archive for December 2015

Visitors to the Uni should use 'WiFi Guest' for internet

WiFi Guest will connect your device to The Cloud, hosted by Sky.

Jonathan Dawes: New Director of IMI

Prof Dawes will lead IMI’s work in developing cross-disciplinary collaborative research with industry

Get involved in research: Energy tariff study

Psychology researchers are looking for participants to help them learn how tariff information can be best presented to consumers (for example, future smart meter displays).

The Guardian features innovative colour-changing bandage

The prototype dressing developed by Dr Toby Jenkins (Chemistry) which turns fluorescent when a wound is infected, allowing doctors to prescribe drugs only when necessary, has been featured in The Guardian's series: "The innovators".

What's it like to be an undergrad at Bath?

Some of our students have created some blog posts to give an insight into student life at Bath.

Celebrating public engagement with research

The Public Engagement Unit recently hosted a dinner in The Edge to celebrate its achievements and that of researchers and external organisations that it has worked with over the past three years.

Bio-banding: How scientists can help late bloomers to shine

An article in The Guardian about research by Dr Sean Cumming (Department for Health) evaluating bio-banding, where young athletes are grouped by physical maturity rather than age.

Strictly & dancing: Listen to Polly McGuigan

Biomechanics lecturer Dr Polly McGuigan (Health) talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire about the Strictly, dancing and getting in shape by exercising through dance.

Bath is best city in UK for students: The Independent

The Independent claims the beauty and nightlife of Bath may make it the ideal spot for students to settle down in.

British record & 8 gold medals for Team Bath swimmers

Lizzie Simmonds set a new British record and there were 17 medals in total, eight of them gold, as University of Bath-based swimmers enjoyed a successful trip to Sheffield for the ASA National Winter Meet.

Spain votes for change but what government will it end up with?

Paul Kennedy, Lecturer in Spanish & European Studies, writes for The Conversation.

Teaching Development Fund 2016

The Teaching Development Fund 2016 will officially launch at an event on 14 January 2016.

Do Ofsted inspections leave parents at the periphery?

Dr Janet Goodall, Department of Education, writes for The Conversation.

Students urged to protect themselves against meningitis

NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) are calling for students in Bath to get the MenACWY vaccine, as cases of meningococcal disease are anticipated to spike this winter.

Christmas advertisers pluck too hard on the heartstrings

Dr Robert Heath (School of Management) has written an article for The Guardian about whether ‘tear jerker’ Christmas TV adverts really work.

University partnership with Electronic Skills Foundation

The University of Bath has become a partner university to the Electronic Skills Foundation; this means our undergraduates can apply for ESF scholarships.

Spanish general election preview: The PSOE

Dr Paul Kennedy (PoLIS) has written a preview of the Spanish general election for the London School of Economics blog.

Colin Grant's blog: Leading in graduate education in Peru

Professor Colin Grant, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation, blogs about his recent trip to Peru

The big Christmas shut down: please turn off, turn down

Please find time to action the Christmas break energy saving check list.

Researchers contribute to Engage conference

Dr Sarah Bailey (Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology) and Rachel Rose Jackson (Department for Health) shared their experiences of public engagement with research at the annual Engage conference in Bristol.