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Staff Spotlight on... Hajraah Qureshi

This week's Staff Spotlight us on Hajraah Qureshi who talks Harry Potter, placements and travelling

Part closure of West car park for Skyline running events 2017/18

School of Management recognised for sustainability

Invitation - Transforming UG and PGT

Join us at our discussion forums on 6 December and 14 December to find out about our plans

Dinosaurs could have avoided mass extinction

Make sure your bicycle is securely locked

AHS scoops Sustainable Tourism award

Our guest accommodation has been recognised for its commitment to protecting what matters

University of Bath Prize Fellowships

We're looking for early career researchers with the potential to become research leaders

Basil Spence design process: chat with team 21

Bill Durodie: Big Data needs Big Ideas

Bill Durodie delivers tonight's Vincent Briscoe Lecture at Imperial. Read about it & watch it live from 17:30

Another evening of discovery

Here are four things we learned at the 2017 Discovery Series lecture event in London

URB Student Radio win two Student Radio Association Awards

New exhibition opens Thursday evening: Engineered Equanimity

Join in the 2017 Santa Dash

Tes talks to… Professor Paul Stallard

The clinical psychologist discusses children’s mental health, exam pressures and social media.

HR Excellence in Research Award

The award recognises systems and practices that support researchers’ career & professional development

Test to prevent crippling fluorosis

The test for water devised at CSCT could prevent bone disease in developing countries

Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Water Innovation & Research Centre have developed a simple colour-changing test for fluoride levels in water that tell you if the water is safe to drink. They are working with charity The Nasio Trust to develop a test that can be used in remote areas of Africa where high levels of fluoride in the drinking water causes the crippling bone disease fluorosis.

New Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed

Professor Jeremy Bradshaw will join us in the new role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Doctoral)

New Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Doctoral) appointed

Professor Jeremy Bradshaw has been appointed to the new role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Doctoral). He is due to take up his new appointment in February 2018.

Polden development update

Priti Patel and the crisis of corruption

Bath sponsors Holburne exhibition

The University is sponsoring the ‘Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception’ exhibition which explores scientific colour theories

The Milner Centre for Evolution Building project update

International Scholarship Reception 2017

On 25 October, students & staff celebrated the achievements of our International Scholarship recipients

Street Dance and Movement Classes start tonight

Bath chemist wins prestigious award for life-saving idea

University of Bath chemist Dr Asel Sartbaeva has won a prestigious award for her outstanding contribution to science at the WISE Awards for women in science, technology and engineering.

Memorial and Thanksgiving for Rob & Charles Allen 10 Nov

A Memorial and Thanksgiving Service for Rob and Charles Allen will take place on Friday 10 November, starting at 5pm in the Weston Studio in the Edge.

New video showing last movements of student Alex Green

Remembrance Day, Saturday 11 November

This year Remembrance Day - 11 November - falls on a Saturday.
Staff will therefore have the opportunity to mark their respect in their own communities tomorrow, so we do not plan to hold an event on campus on Friday 10 November.
Nigel Rawlinson
University Chaplain

Biobanding evaluation nets results

New research has found that biobanding has positive effects in many facets of footballing performance

Free MOOC on autism support launched

How community violence fosters antisocial behaviour

How to join Team Run The Bath

RAG and V Team have joined forces again to create the 'Run The Bath' team to take on the Bath Half 2018

Why the left loses: Explaining the decline of centre-left parties

Staff Spotlight - Prof Veronica Hope Hailey

This week's Staff Spotlight is on Prof Veronica Hope Hailey who talks University life, debating and Leonard Cohen

Biobanding evaluation nets positive results among academy football teams

Learn about our latest health research and hear Dr Sean Cumming talk about his research at today's IMI lecture.

Study highlights how community violence fosters antisocial behaviour in kids

New psychology research highlights the links between community violence and antisocial behaviour in young people.

Researchers receive FAPESP funding

Professor Paul Milewski and Dr Karim Anaya-Izquierdo have secured São Paulo State Research Foundation funding

Dr Cole named youngest ever IET Fellow

Dr Matthew Cole has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology

TDF 2018 launch & lunch at The Edge

The Teaching Development Fund 2018 will launch at an event on 30 Nov, 12.30pm until 2pm at the Edge

IPR Blog: Industrial Strategy Redux

Earlier this week, the Commission on Industrial Strategy, established by the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield and chaired by Dame Kate Barker, published its final report

Contemporary Dance classes return on Thursday evenings

The Edge hosts a range of dance classes throughout the week

Developing a glove to monitor the Raynaud's condition

Excel database techniques course date

This training course is available to all staff and postgraduate students

Take your Ballet skills to the next level on Wednesdays

Ballet is an elegant and at times physically demanding form of dance focusing on alignment and co-ordination

Research focusing on UK multilingualism

A new research project will assess the changes in attitude towards multilingualism in the UK

Response to request for information on teaching of Brexit

Many UK universities received a letter from Chris Heaton-Harris MP in October asking for information relating to the teaching of European affairs, in particular Brexit.

Richard Daniels 1933-2017, Thanksgiving 23 Nov

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Richard Daniels on Wed 1 November.

Matthew Cole named youngest ever IET Fellow

Dr Matthew Cole from the University’s Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), in doing so becoming the youngest ever Fellow in the IET’s history.

Preparing for a civil engineering career

After working on our flagship design project, the Basil Spence competition, Gemma Andrews is ready to begin her career.

The secret life of a biologist

Our anonymous Biologist shares snippets of their life in the Chemical Engineering labs.

Catalonia: the prospect of an election has everyone nervous

Tier 4 visa scheme extended

The scheme, allowing one-year master's students to benefit from a streamlined visa process, is to continue

Car park disruption 9/10 November 2017

New education project focuses on UK multilingualism

Our new education project will explore how well prepared the UK is set up to support growing numbers of multilingual children.

Increase your stamina in upbeat Street Dance evening class

Eric Stoller to speak at The Edge

Book your place to hear writer Eric Stoller talk about learning and teaching on Monday 20 November

University celebrating art and research

The Edge joined with Arts Council England for an event to look at collaborations between art and research

HPC Supply Chain Innovation Lab: making connections

Launched in March 2017, the HPC Supply Chain Innovation Lab aims to connect business leaders, policymakers and academics.

Asel Sartbaeva wins IChemE award

Dr Asel Sartbaeva from the Department of Chemistry has won the Biotechnology Award at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2017 for her work on a new way to keep vaccines safe without refrigeration.

Why making AIs fair, accountable and transparent is crucial

Dr Joanna Bryson, Dept of Computer Science, talks to The Guardian about regulation of AI

New antidepressant drug potential

A potential new antidepressant and antianxiety drug has been developed by our scientists

Dr Asel Sartbaeva wins IChemE award

Dr Asel Sartbaeva from the Department of Chemistry has won the Biotechnology Award at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2017 for her work on a new way to keep vaccines safe without refrigeration.

University celebrates collaboration between art and research

The University's art centre The Edge joined with Arts Council England for a special event on Tuesday 31 October, looking at collaboration between art and research and its success stories.

New drug shows potential as a different kind of antidepressant in mouse trials

A potential new antidepressant and antianxiety treatment with a unique mechanism of action has been developed by scientists at the University of Bath.

IT maintenance affects Wi-Fi, Printing & SharePoint: Tue 7 Nov

Academic Assembly Meeting

All staff in the Education and Research Job Family are welcome to attend the General Meeting on 8 Nov

Submit your Let's Talk questions

There's less than a week to submit your questions for Let's Talk, the deadline is noon Wed 8 November

Get moving on Mondays, dance class starts next week

2018 summer graduations at Theatre Royal

With Bath Abbey unavailable the Theatre Royal will house our 2018 summer graduation ceremonies

January course dates available (Staff Development)

Staff spotlight on... Professor Ed Feil

This week's staff spotlight is on Prof. Ed Feil who talks Pink Floyd, avocados and post-genomic analysis

University welcomes Italian Ambassador

The Italian Ambassador to the UK recently visited to learn more about the work of our Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Let’s Talk Exhibitors update

Following the Let's Talk presentations there will be a chance to find out more from exhibitors at The Edge

Media reporting on Applications

Mike Nicholson, Director of Student Recruitment & Admissions, outlines the University’s response following a report in the media

Transforming learning and teaching

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Lambert on the next phase in Bath's Educational Strategy

University receives Royal visit

HRH The Countess of Wessex visited the Centre for Applied Autism Research to see their work first hand

Follow our students as they design an exhibition pavilion

GW4 Crucible 2018 launched

Royal visit to University’s Centre for Applied Autism Research

On Wednesday 1 November we welcomed HRH The Countess of Wessex to visit our Centre for Applied Autism Research in 10W.

Statement in response to UCAS admissions figures

In response to reports based on preliminary information provided confidentially to University of Bath by UCAS, Mike Nicholson, Director of Student Recruitment & Admissions, said:

Major event showcases Great West’s research and innovation

Academics from four of the UK’s most research-intensive universities will be joined by senior representatives from Innovate UK and Research England

Academic Career Academy 2017-18

Improving autistic employment

The new Bath Employment Spring School for Autism will provide tailored, fully-supported opportunities

Council decisions on governance

University Council has taken a number of decisions to enhance the University’s governance

European funding secured

Bath has secured funding to establish a sustainable technologies business acceleration hub

Funding secured to help business grow and innovate

The University has secured nearly £750,000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to establish a sustainable technologies business acceleration hub.

University and JP Morgan Chase collaborate to improve employment chances for people with autism

We're collaborating with JP Morgan Chase to improve employment chances for graduates with autism.

Beware tobacco industry tactics

A new study says tobacco companies develop pricing strategies to undermine public health efforts

Excel training course open to staff and PG students

Dr Kit Yates writes Radio 4's Puzzle for Today

University supporting International National Stress Awareness Day

West of England grants IAAPS funding

£10 million will be awarded to help build the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

West of England confirms go-ahead for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles

The West of England, today, Monday 30 October, confirmed £10 million will be awarded to the University of Bath to build the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS).

I-SEE seminar on sustainable energy

Humphrey Cadoux Hudson, Managing Director, Nuclear Development, EDF Energy will lead today's seminar

Alcohol hangover and behaviour study needs participants

Architecture film and post show talk tonight

Let’s Talk about our University Strategy

On 16 November come & find out about progress with the Doctoral College and the New Vice-President role

IT maintenance affects the network and Wi-Fi on Tue 31 Oct

Creativity & research symposium

This special symposium at The Edge features Darren Henley, chief executive of Arts Council England

SU holding 'Love the Environment' events

Wise up to tobacco industry tax juggling tactics warns new research

New research from the TCRG shows how Big Tobacco companies have deployed sophisticated pricing strategies to undermine public health efforts.

New approach to Unit Evaluation

During the academic year you may have been involved in shaping the new approach for Unit Evaluation

Building further alumni relations in Asia

Alumni enjoyed networking at special events to mark the close of our 50th anniversary year

Staff spotlight on... Simon Wharf

This week's staff spotlight is on Simon Wharf who talks tap dancing, Kafka and world changing research

Join the new free weekly staff squash league

Student tells of Mexican earthquake experiences

Student tells of Mexican earthquake experiences

A third-year School of Management student caught up in Mexico’s devastating recent earthquakes tells how he has played a part in the country’s clear-up operation.

Welcome to our first Gold Scholars

Fifty first year students took part in workshops and networking at our welcome event

Another successful Careers Fair

'Flat pack' shelters to help disaster victims

Building design experts from the University are working with a plastic specialist to design the reusable shelters

Dr Paul Kennedy on Catalonia's independence bid

‘Flat pack’ recyclable emergency shelters to help hurricane victims

People displaced by natural disasters such as hurricane Irma could benefit from new, recyclable plastic-based shelters developed and tested by researchers at the University of Bath and plastics company Protomax.

Dr Restrepo on peace in Colombia

Dr José Restrepo has spoken about the role of universities in the transition to peace in Colombia

New PE start-up fund launched

The Public Engagement Unit has launched a brand new funding call to support researchers

The IPR on Universal Credit and the problem of conditionality

"Elements within Catalan independence want more violence"

Saturday Family Show with live music, puppetry and trapeze

Word Formatting course Tuesday 2 November

New China scholarship agreement

Our new agreement with the China Scholarship Council will attract high-calibre PhD candidates from China

49th annual Designability lecture

Designability's 49th Annual Lecture features a special talk from Sir Saeed Zahedi on designing prosthetics

Tales for Tots for 3-4 year olds on Saturday morning

How coping mechanisms help autistic people

Nearly half of young parents struggle to pay for the essentials

Art, research & creativity at the University of Bath

SWIMM - residential course for middle managers (April 2018)

New prevention exercise programme to reduce rugby injuries

Milner Centre for Evolution project update

Sebastian Kurz: just who is Austria’s new leader?

East Extension car park closed 3 to 5 November

New students at Doctoral College

More than a hundred new doctoral students came together to celebrate joining our research community

Update on the Milner Centre for Evolution development

New injury prevention exercise programme will dramatically reduce injuries in rugby

The Activate programme, designed by our rugby researchers, is shown to significantly reduce concussion and lower-limb injuries.

Neighbourhood campaign building bridges

The Good Neighbour campaign encourages students to get to know their local community

University helping to make sustainable rubber

Changes to rail services during October & November

Looking back on this month's energy materials symposium

Staff spotlight on... Dr Elise Pegg

This week's staff spotlight is on Dr Elise Pegg who talks experiments, super powers and Team Bath Drones

Polden student accommodation development update

Digital roadmap delivery highlights

It has been another busy quarter for both the Digital team and colleagues from around the University

Adding Chrome to your computer

In order to view the live stream, or watch recordings, of Let's Talk you will need to use Chrome as your browser.

Uni shortlisted for HEA teaching award

The University has been shortlisted for a top Higher Education Academy award for the LITEBOX project

Helping you to communicate your research

A free course from the MOOC provider FutureLearn is now available to help academics

The Creative City: All ages welcome, Sat 21 Oct

Festival of the Future City 2017 blog

Bath and Bristol share more than a cycle path writes Director of Arts at The Edge, Jamie Eastman

Attend course on business travel booking

We're switching to our new travel provider on 1 December 2017. If you're a member of staff, find out how to make new travel bookings and check existing ones.

Showcasing nuclear research at Bath

Dr Cole Awarded Kroto Medal

Top marks for graduating Lloyds Scholars

The University’s first 15 Lloyds Scholars graduated at a special ceremony in London

University of Bath scientists on BBC Radio 'Happy Hour'