Archive for June 2016

Honouring philanthropist couple

Roger and Sue Whorrod receive honorary degrees at our summer award ceremonies

Charlie Lees interviewed on Australian radio

Professor Charlie Lees discusses the turmoil within the Labour Party on ABC radio station.

Parking permits: Price increases for 2016-17

Members of staff who wish to update their vehicle details or their permit type before the new permits are issued (week commencing Monday 11 July) can do so by emailing

Chris Budd & Gavin Shaddick appointed Deputy Directors of IMI

Professor Jonathan Dawes, Director of the IMI, commented: "Chris and Gavin will develop IMI in new directions, reinforcing our mission to work with external partners, to develop cross-campus research collaborations, and to support mathematical activities, nationally and internationally."

Congratulations! Graduation one day, Rio 2016 selection the next

Sonny Webster, who has just graduated from his three-year Sports Performance course, will make his Olympic debut in the men’s 94kg division after being crowned as British Champion in that weight category earlier this month.

Why we need to find a cure for 'social death'

Jana Králová, PhD student in our Centre for Death & Society, writes for The Conversation.

Breast cancer drug shows continuing clinical impact

Positive, new clinical data were revealed at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago last week, the world’s largest cancer congress, for Irosustat, a drug pioneered at the University of Bath that could prolong the lives of women with breast cancer.

Doctor of Music for Michael Painting

Read Cathy Winnett's oration as we recognise Michael Painting for his contribution to music at the University

Summer GTA refurbishment project

As part of the Department of Estates' ongoing commitment to improve the campus, there will be a GTA refurbishment program in 1 East, 2 East and 4 East this summer.

The week that breaks the Labour Party

Charlie Lees on how the failure of the Remain campaign is tearing the Labour party apart

Time-lapse videos: Watch 10 West grow before your eyes

Watch the construction from start to finish of 10 West which now provides a fantastic modern space to house Psychology labs, IPR offices and our brand new postgraduate learning zone.

IPR blog by Nick Pearce: The political economy of Brexit

Professor Nick Pearce, Director of the Institute for Policy Research, discusses what may happen in British politics in the wake of the EU Referendum.

Writer, actor & tall person John Cleese

John was honoured for his contribution to the field of psychology & psychological literature

Spanish election saves establishment & deals Podemos a blow

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

Director of HR blog: EU Referendum

A message from Richard Brooks, Director of HR, discussing the issues involved following the referendum result.

Government statement about HE & research following EU Ref

Statement from Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, on higher education and research following the EU referendum.

Post-Referendum solidarity with refugees & migrants: 5.30pm

Education, security & society conference on campus today

Asking challenging questions from why British-born youths may wish to join ISIS, through what safe-space policies and trigger-warnings tell us about the state of Higher Education today, as well as how these developments may be linked to broader cultural trends.

University honours Sir Bobby Charlton

We are awarding football legend & charity founder Sir Bobby Charlton an honorary degree today

Top six dinosaur myths & how we busted them

Dr Nick Longrich examines the most popular myths about dinosaurs and how research disproved them.