Archive for December 2016

OBE for Director of Finance and Commercial Services

Diane Aderyn, the University’s Director of Finance and Commercial Services, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Higher Education in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

New Year's Honours for Finance Director and top social scientist

The University’s Finance Director and one of its leading social scientists have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Diane Aderyn, Director of Finance and Commercial Services, and Tess Ridge, Professor of Social Policy and Deputy Head of the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, have both been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Diane receives the award for services to higher education, Tess for services to social sciences.

Bigger brains outsmart harsh climates

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have shown that birds living in extreme climates have evolved larger brains.

Submit international research fund bids to Dean/HoD by 6 Jan

Please submit applications for the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to your Head of Department & Dean by Friday 6 January, one week before the application submission deadline: 13 January 2017.

Library closure for electrical upgrade: dates in Jan

The whole Library building has to close for two hours, 6-8am on Thursday 5 January. Level 4 and 5 will be closed all day on both Thursday 5 and Friday 6 January 2017.

Saiful Islam's Christmas lecture journey

Topping off a significant year for our researchers, watch Saiful Islam present the Ri Christmas Lectures

Rajani Naidoo leads panel at Johannesburg summit

Professor Rajani Naidoo was invited to lead a panel at the fourth annual BRICS and Emerging Economies Summit whose theme this year was 'Reimagining the world-class university'.

Bigger brains outsmart harsh climates

Scientists show that birds living in extreme climates evolve larger brains to cope with demands of life

18 Manvers Street project update: Dec 2016

Our refurbishment works continue to progress well down in the City.

Engaging our followers with Facebook Live

Facebook Live is a free service enabling Facebook users to film content to broadcast to their followers

James Davenport elected Vice-President at The BCS

Professor James Davenport has been elected as Vice-President (Academy) by the Council of BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT.

Government plans on gender pay are superficial, say experts

New regulations requiring companies to report pay gaps between men and women are potentially 'superficial' and will not necessarily tackle the complex reasons why females still have lower salaries, new research shows. Employers told researchers from the University of Bath and Exeter, and Cardiff University that the Government’s proposals would over-simplify issues, just advertise pay rates without giving context and may not benefit all female staff.

Maria Garcia (PoLIS) in podcast about 2016 & 2017: Conversation

Maria Garcia (PoLIS) was invited to take part in the final Anthill podcast of the year, which says goodbye to 2016 and looks ahead to some of the economic and political trends that will influence our lives over the next 12 months.

Government plans to tackle gender pay only superficial, experts warn

New regulations requiring companies to report pay gaps between men and women are potentially 'superficial' and will not necessarily tackle the complex reasons why females still have lower salaries, new research shows. Employers told researchers from the University of Bath and Exeter, and Cardiff University that the Government’s proposals would over-simplify issues, just advertise pay rates without giving context and may not benefit all female staff.

Liberalism can survive but it has to renew its social traditions

Professor Nick Pearce (IPR) wrote an article for the Financial Times this week on the breadth and resilience of liberalism and how it can be renewed by reaching back to the social liberal tradition.

Evolutionary developmental biology issue of RS journal

Emeritus Professor Cheryll Tickle and Dr Araxi Urrutia, from the Milner Centre for Evolution, have edited a special issue for the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions B titled Evo-devo in the genomics era, and the origins of morphological diversity.

Placements to be professionally accredited in new pilot

Bath is the first university to pilot professional accreditation to Computer Science degree placements.

GW4 mock-panel training event

GW4 is offering Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) training on 27 Jan in Cardiff

Sports students display research ideas to VC in exhibition

Final year students from our BA (Hons) Sports & Social Sciences course shared their dissertation ideas and research methods at an exciting showcase event with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell.

Prestigious award for Caroline Searle

Caroline, who works for Team Bath, has been recognised for services to sports journalism