Archive for the ‘Natural Sciences’ Category

PhD students needed for PROTEUS project

Two PhD students are needed for the large, multidisciplinary PROTEUS project based at the Queen's Medical Research Unit in Edinburgh. Applications close 1 Mar 2015.

Launching Research Rocket - see how we’re changing the world!

Come & learn how we are changing the world with our research

Academic Rep Awards 2014 recognise students' hard work

The 2014 Academic Rep Awards, a collaboration between the University and the Students' Union, recognised the work undertaken by Academic Representatives and Faculty Representatives during the academic year 2013-14.

Bath Science Café: Fracking - tonight

The next Science Café on Monday 14 October will explore the highly controversial and topical practice of ‘fracking’ and what it might mean for Bath’s local population.

We have launched our first free open online courses

We can now announce that we will be running our first ‘MOOCs’ - Massive Open Online Courses - through the FutureLearn platform which launched on Wednesday 18 September.

Bath Science Café: Urban gulls - so what’s the solution then?

The next Science Café on Monday 9 September will explore an issue close to many Bath resident’s hearts - the city’s gull problem.

Support for researchers getting started with social media

Corporate Communications has developed a microsite that aims to give you advice if you are keen try digital platforms like Twitter, Google Scholar or LinkedIn.

Bath Science Café: beyond recycling

The next Science Café on Monday 8 July will explore what happens to waste materials that are left over after recyclable items are removed.

The impact of networks and collective behaviour

The University's new Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour will be officially opened next week at a major two-day event to address how connectivity generates complex behaviour in different areas of the natural world and human society.

Ladybirds, biological weapons and the success of invasive species

A ‘Perspective’ piece written by Professor Emeritus Stuart Reynolds has appeared in the Journal Science, looking at how very small numbers of a new species can come to colonise an area.

Targeted action needed to protect waterbirds

Researchers from our Biodiversity Lab have identified specific areas around the world where conservation efforts could best be targeted to safeguard inland-breeding waterbirds.

Bath Science Café: All things bright and beautiful

The next Science Café on Monday 13 May will explore the science of colour in biology, and a major international research effort to reveal the extent of ingenuity and engineering expertise with which nature has been controlling the flow of colour for millions of years.

Bath Science Café: Ashes to ashes - larch to fenceposts.

What is the future for the UK woodland landscape? The next Science Café looks at the heavily reported ash-dieback disease currently affecting the UK’s woodlands.

Bath researchers help tie the (molecule's) knot

Researchers from the University of Bath and University of Cambridge have created a self-knotting molecule that could form the basis of new pharmaceuticals and materials.

BP establishes initial four year £4.5million UK undergraduate scholarship fund

Bath is one of only nine UK universities to have been selected to take part in BP's new scholarship programme for talented science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) undergraduates. In its first year, the programme will provide ten scholarships for Bath students, each worth £5,000.

Natural Sciences graduate wins brace of British sailing awards

University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham has collected a pair of top titles at the Skandia Team GBR annual prize giving dinner. Together with her partner, Nikki Birrell the pair were awarded the inaugural RYA Paralympic Classes Athlete of the Year trophy as well as collecting the overall Skandia Team GBR Athlete of the Year title.

A very successful admissions round – message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

I am very pleased to say that this year’s admissions process is going very smoothly and colleagues have been doing an excellent job of ensuring that we have another strong student intake. Applications for our courses have increased, bucking the national trend, and the high quality of our applicants means that the vast majority of places on our campus-based courses will be filled by those who chose us as their preferred university.

Bath graduate’s sporting record results in London 2012 selection

Bath alumna, Alexandra Rickham (BSc Natural Sciences 2004), has been selected to compete for Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in sailing. She will compete in the SKUD 18 (two-person keelboat event) with fellow athlete, Niki Birrell.

Graduate rows to success at World Championships

University of Bath graduate Heather Stanning won a silver medal at the World Rowing Championships alongside former Bath PE teacher Helen Glover.

Bath Science Café: Methane hydrate – a new energy resource?

The Bath Science Café restarts after the summer break on Monday 12 September 2011 and will look at the properties of methane hydrate and its suitability as an energy source.