Archive for December 2016

Where is the 'alt-left' on social media? The Conversation

Dr Phillip Brooker and Professor Julie Barnett (Dept of Psychology) write for The Conversation

Funeral arrangements for Frank Sanville

We regret to announce the death on 1 December of Mr Frank Edward Sanville, a former member of staff in the School of Engineering (now the Department of Mechanical Engineering).

Why were there so many dinosaur species?

Dr Nick Longrich (Biology & Biochemistry) writes for The Conversation

Brexit divorce: damaging or amicable?

26 Jan: IPR welcomes Lord Kerr, eminent diplomat & author of Article 50, to share his thoughts on Brexit

Process improvement course: Mon 30 Jan

Participants will be prompted to think differently about the processes and practices in their workplace, and be inspired to develop and drive improved ways of working.

THE interviews Richard Watermayer on REF 2021 risks

Richard Watermeyer, Director of Research in the Department of Education, believes that universal submission to the REF is “much needed” but that it offered a “slippery slope” to selectivity.

Spotlight on our sustainability research

Our latest 50th Anniversary showcase in London focussed on our sustainability research

MAIT interns at EU delegation in China

Interpreting opportunities offered in Beijing are a great way for our graduates to further consolidate skills

Classroom flipping project turns students into policy-makers

An innovative teaching idea, led by Dr Jess Francombe-Webb in the Department for Health, has developed a deeper understanding about the complexities surrounding tackling childhood obesity by putting students in the shoes of policy-makers.

Reduced IT support: Fri 16 Dec pm

IT support on campus will be reduced for the afternoon, Friday 16 December 2016; the Help Desk and the Campus Computer Shop in the Library will close from midday.

Did you hire a cycle lock from Uni? Reclaim deposit by 31 Dec

If you rented a D-lock from the Uni for a returnable deposit of £15 in the previous scheme, Security can return your deposit if you do not wish to keep your lock under the new scheme. Deadline: 31 December 2016.

ACE graduate wins European Architectural Medal for uni project

The judges commented on Michael Lewis' work : "The project correctly combines regard for energy use and sustainability of materials with the characteristics of user needs; it tackles the problem of contextualising in a decaying city, looking for responsible urban regeneration."

Dr Ulrich Hintermair (CSCT) awarded Catalysis Medal

Our CSCT Whorrod Research Fellow, Dr Uli Hintemair, has been recognised for his outstanding achievement in catalysis for multidisciplinary contributions to the development and applications of catalysts for sustainable chemistry, by winning the Sir John Meurig Thomas Catalysis Medal for top early career scientists working in the UK.

Jerwood Drawing Prize Symposium: Fri 16 Dec

Held during the final week of The Edge’s presentation of the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016, this special afternoon looks at definitions of drawing in contemporary scenarios

New Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Come to the launch of our cross-discipline Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (CNAN)

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology launches

A new cross-faculty Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CNAN) has been established at the University of Bath, pooling expertise from across the University in this lively scientific field.

Staff rep vacancy on Health & Safety Committee

Nominations are invited for a casual vacancy for a representative of the Operational and Facilities Support job family to serve on the Health and Safety Committee to 31 July 2018. The closing date for receipt of nominations is Wednesday 21 September 2016 at noon.

‘You need more than one electric eel to light a Xmas tree’

An interview piece in The Guardian explains Professor Saiful Islam's (Chemistry) plans to show ‘electricity in the raw’ during his Royal Institution Christmas Lectures – with the help of 1,000 lemons.

David Galbreath on terrorist threat facing UK: BBC Radio

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