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Press Release - 08 March 2007

Video news items page is 'important step' in communications

The launch of a series of video news items and podcasts is ‘an important step’ in placing the University of Bath’s website in the forefront of UK academic sites.

The video news items page was officially launched today, with four items on important research at the University: its work in photonics, on pollution-free cars, on stress among school-children and on the origins of sexual reproduction. Others will be added later.

The video news items are designed to give the general audience a taste of the research carried out here, and feature interviews with the researchers and shots of labs.

The podcasts were launched last year, with more than 20 public lectures featured since then, with over 88,000 people downloading them from across the world. See the Related Links section for links to the news items and podcasts.

“Our new web strategy calls for the University’s site to be among the best in the UK, and this use of the latest technology is an important step,” said Head of Communications, Tony Trueman. “More podcasts, video releases and animations will gradually be added.

“We want to embrace Web 2.0 and have started a number of initiatives in this area.”

The video items are the work of press officers Andrew Mclaughlin and Claire Hornshaw, and staff from Audio Visual, Sacha Goodwin and Simon Hillier.

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