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Is the type of cladding used on Grenfell Tower banned in UK?

Dr Stephen Ledbetter from our Centre for Window and Cladding Technology writes for The Conversation.

Students to make history at 2017 Henley Royal Regatta

Four crews will represent the University of Bath at the 2017 Henley Royal Regatta this week, including its first-ever women’s crew to qualify for the world-famous event.

Pets can help children accept challenges of foster care

Sam Carr, Lecturer in Education, writes for The Conversation.

Students build lunar rover: Aqua Lunae

A team of eight engineering students has been working on a small lunar rover model for a national competition.

Celebrating success at graduations

Nearly 3,000 students will graduate next week during three days of celebratory ceremonies at Bath Abbey

Bath hosts international hydrogen workshop

The University of Bath recently hosted hydrogen systems experts from across the world for a two-day workshop

Professors of Practice appointed

Two appointees take up new role of Professor of Practice in Higher Education Management

Athena SWAN submission: thank you

Many thanks to everyone who assisted with our University Athena SWAN Bronze renewal submission

Bath students win drone competition

A team of our engineering students are the winners of IMechE's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge 2017

US government influence on films and television

New book and film investigate national security manipulation of screen entertainment industry.

US government influence on films and television

New book and film investigate national security manipulation of screen entertainment industry.

Why you should be wary of going to work with a hangover

Sally Adams, Lecturer in Health Psychology, has written an article for The Conversation.

University of Bath to celebrate students’ success at summer graduations

Nearly 3,000 students will graduate from the University of Bath next week during three days of celebratory ceremonies at Bath Abbey.

Online Engaged Teaching hub

The LITEbox team has launched an online hub to facilitate public engagement within teaching

Students organise first SAMBa conference

New exhibition at The Edge opens Wed

The Brutalist Playground looks at abstract concrete playgrounds designed as part of post-war housing estates

Prepare to succeed MOOC launched

Our new MOOC provides high quality support to post-16 students in disadvantaged areas

International Relations Office hosts Agents’ Conference

Bath students named winners in international drone competition

A team of engineering students from the University of Bath, has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ (IMechE) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Challenge 2017.

Olympians given Honorary Degrees

Olympic Gold medallists Amy Williams MBE and Jason Gardener MBE were awarded honorary degrees on Friday

Researcher pitches concerns over surveillance

Shaun Williams has been speaking about the implications of endless monitoring and evaluation on learning environments

Joanna Bryson wins AI ethics award

Dr Bryson has won an outstanding achievement award for her work on the ethics of artificial intelligence

Sensing and complex flows for 6th Integrative Think Tank success

In June 70 participants from Mathematical Sciences, partners in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the oilfield services company Schlumberger, joined forces

Ansys license change for undergraduate students

IT maintenance to affect services on June 27

Amy Williams and Jason Gardener honoured by the University of Bath

Olympic Gold medallists Amy Williams MBE and Jason Gardener MBE were today, Friday 23 June, awarded honorary degrees from the University of Bath.

Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy

Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease.

Joanna Bryson wins AI ethics award

Dr Joanna Bryson from the Department of Computer Science has won an outstanding achievement award for her work on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI).

Britain’s young are on the wrong side of a great unfairness

Sprint broadens student horizons

Nearly 100 female undergraduates have taken part in the Sprint programme since 2016

16th Meriol Trevor Memorial Lecture with Jacob Rees-Mogg MP

The Bath Catholic University Chaplain, Father Bill, OSM, is pleased to present the 16th Meriol Trevor Memorial Lecture, to be given by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP.

Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy

Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease.

Computer Science alumnus receives MBE

Professor Tom Crick has been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to computer science and the promotion of computer science education

Are you printing in the Library? Please read this message

The new service (using printers supplied by Sharp) is now operational in the Library and three Departments

Exercise classes for elderly are working miracles

Exercise in later life really does work and there’s proof right here in Bath where little miracles are happening every day

The VC on our Gold award in the TEF

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell (President & Vice-Chancellor) gives her thoughts on the achievement

Bath gets Gold for top quality teaching

The University of Bath has received a Gold award in recognition for excellence in its teaching

Research says marriage makes men fatter

Being married makes men gain weight, and the early days of fatherhood add to it, finds new research

Marriage makes men fatter, shows new research

Being married makes men gain weight, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem, finds new research from Dr Joanna Syrda from our School of Management.

Faculty of Science Research Afternoon

Postgraduate students from all six departments showcased their research at the last ever Graduate School Research Afternoon.

Extinction risk models exclude males

The risks for some species could be underestimated because most demographic models only analyse females

University staff language courses

Responses to terror attacks helping to fuel Islamophobia

The recent string of terrorist attacks across Europe has led to a spike in Islamophobic acts, from daily harassment to the horrific event this week in Finsbury Park.

First ever Festival of Nature Jurassic Road Show

Join experts from Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath and BRLSI for Festival of Nature’s first ever Jurassic Road Show!

Responses to terror attacks helping to fuel Islamophobia in society

A new study from Dr Aurelien Mondon (POLIS) paints a comprehensive picture of Islamophobia across the West.

When estimating extinction risk, don’t leave out the males

Extinction risk for some species could be drastically underestimated because most demographic models of animal populations only analyse the number and fertility of females, dismissing male data as ‘noise’. Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution found that population growth in birds was very sensitive to the ratio of males to females in a population, which has previously been shown to affect mating behaviour.

Computer Science alumnus receives MBE

University of Bath alumnus and external examiner Professor Tom Crick has been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to computer science and the promotion of computer science education.

Amy Williams set for honorary degree

Olympic Gold medallist Amy Williams MBE will receive an honorary degree in recognition of her career

Engaging students as active partners

Anyone can speak to the Student Engagement Team in the CLT for advice and support

Jason Gardener set for honorary degree

The 'Bath Bullet' is set to receive an honorary degree for his distinguished sporting career

Hate crime awareness training with the Diversity Trust

On the 5 July Kaleidoscope will be collaborating with The Diversity Trust.

BBC Director James Purnell in conversation with Prof. Nick Pearce

11am: Silence for victims of Grenfell fire

Please join us outside the Library to observe a minute's silence with the rest of the country

Message from Professor Bernie Morley

A message of thanks from our Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost, Professor Bernie Morley

Introduction to Skype for Business

The course will be held on Wednesday 28 June

Bath’s ‘Golden Girl’ Amy Williams to receive honorary degree from University of Bath

Olympic Gold medallist Amy Williams MBE will receive an honorary degree from the University of Bath in recognition of her distinguished sporting career as a skeleton racer, on Friday 23 June.

The ‘Bath Bullet’ Jason Gardener to be honoured by University of Bath

Olympic Gold Medallist Jason Gardener MBE is to receive an honorary degree in recognition of his distinguished sporting career from the University of Bath.

Prof. Graham elected SIAM UKIE President

Ivan Graham, Professor of Numerical Analysis, is elected as President of the SIAM-UKIE Section

Leading Design-for-Test assignments in an expert environment

Mafalda tells us about working as a Digital design & verification intern at Intel Corporation for her electronic and electrical engineering placement.

Effects of TV coverage on terror attacks

Dr Michael Jetter spoke at the University’s Department of Economics on his latest paper

Gaining an overview of the construction industry on placement

Tamas tells us about working as a Structural Engineer at Atkins for his civil engineering placement year.

Our commitment to fire safety

In light of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower, we underline our commitment to fire safety.

Biodegradable microbeads hit the headlines

The new microbeads developed by Uni scientists could replace harmful ones and the story spread quickly

RUH Sexual Health Clinic to move

Jen Scheppers takes top spot in literary society

While people might not know P.G. Wodehouse’s name, anyone who ever watched Jeeves and Wooster will likely be familiar with his work. One person who is definitely familiar is University of Bath administrative assistant Jennifer Scheppers (pictured left) who has just been elected as the President of the International Wodehouse Association.

Professors to be awarded Rank Prize

Professors Birks, Knight to be awarded prestigious Rank Prize along with former researcher Professor Russell

Watch Dept. of PoLIS Facebook live at 12.30pm today

How microbes can change the world

This event, hosted by the CSCT, focuses on how biotechnology could be a solution to non-renewables

Scientists make plastic from sugar and CO2

Scientists from the CSCT hope these new plastics could replace potentially harmful unsustainable ones

Development programme broadens student horizons

Since its introduction at the University of Bath in January 2016, nearly 100 female undergraduates have participated in the Sprint development programme for female undergraduates.

Graduating students email account closure

University staff win national award at ARMA conference

West & East open dialogue on death

The University & the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences are opening a greater dialogue on bereavement

International collaboration to open up dialogue between West and East on death and dying

New MoU signed between CDAS and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences paving the way for greater international collaboration on death, dying and bereavement.

Polden building project update

The Milner Centre for Evolution Project update

Santander invests in postgraduates

Postgraduate research students can apply for awards of £2,000 to fund their research

Engaging students as active partners

Students can speak to the Student Engagement Team in the CLT for advice and support

New starters in May 2017

Tackling child labour in the fashion industry

Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed a new type of sustainable, biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide. The plastic is a safer, BPA-free alternative to using petrochemicals.

Professors Birks, Knight to be awarded prestigious Rank Prize

Professor Tim Birks and Professor Jonathan Knight, both from the Department of Physics, have been announced as the winners of the Rank Prize for Optoelectonics 2018, along with former Bath researcher Professor Philip Russell.

Message from Professor Bernie Morley

Our next Open Day is now just days away with over 10,000 additional visitors expected on campus

Record number sign Rolls of Honour

15 new members, who've made exceptional gifts to the Uni, were welcomed to the Rolls of Honour lists

The UK’s nervous breakdown

Professor Charles Lees dissects the 2017 General Election for The Conversation

Get ready for the Bath BioBlitz

Faculty of Science Research Afternoon

Professor Durodie talks pre-election terror on Bloomberg News

At 2 hours 11 minutes Professor Bill Durodie talks about pre-election terror on Bloomberg news

Supporting refugees – the next steps

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Lambert outlines the next steps in our work to support refugees

Scientists make biodegradable microbeads

Our scientists and engineers have developed new microbeads that could replace harmful ones.

QS World University Rankings 2018 published

The QS World University Rankings 2018 are published today, putting the University of Bath in the top 100 globally for employer reputation.

Brain damage can alter memory

People with damage to a crucial part of the brain fail to recognise facial emotions, but find sideways faces more memorable.

Students develop ultra-efficient vehicle

A team of mechanical engineering students from the University of Bath has designed a vehicle that achieves 3,112 mpg.

Log out of PC at end of Friday-IT maintenance: Sat 10 Jun

Please log out of your PC on Friday 9 June 2017 before leaving for the weekend so that IT maintenance procedures don't interfere with your work.

Rail changes - Chippenham, Swindon, Bristol: 10-11 Jun

Network Rail will be undertaking work in the Swindon area to prepare for their new trains which enter service later this year.

Cake to celebrate Doctoral College taking shape

The new Doctoral College Team recently got together, to have a good poke around their new offices in 10 West, to eat cake and celebrate progress.

Scientists make biodegradable microbeads from cellulose

Scientists and engineers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute to ocean pollution.

Bath students develop ultra-efficient 3,112 mpg vehicle

A team of mechanical engineering students from the University of Bath has designed and raced a vehicle able to travel a distance that’s the equivalent of travelling from Bath to Boston (USA) on a single gallon of fuel.

Brain damage can make sideways faces more memorable, and give us ‘emotion blindness’

People with damage to a crucial part of the brain fail to recognise facial emotions, but they unexpectedly find faces looking sideways more memorable.

Free tickets to Lego Robot Games

21-24 June: The Uni & IET are co-hosting FIRST LEGO League International Championships on campus

Preview of VC's report to Senate on 7 Jun

1.1 Higher Education and Research Act 2017

General Election - polling on campus: Thu 8 Jun

There will be a polling station in the Library from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 8 June.
Whilst not being open to the public, it may be of interest that the count for the parliamentary seat of Bath will take place in the STV.
Mark Humphriss
University Secretary

Exploring the evolving role of middle leaders in schools

A delegation of school leaders convened on campus this week for a flagship meeting of the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT), to address the contemporary challenges placed on middle leaders in schools.

Introducing Academic Staff Development

Supporting staff to develop their academic career & gain recognition for excellent teaching practice

Physics technician wins national prize

Dr Jennifer Williams has won the Newcomer category at the Papin Prizes awards ceremony

General Election - Coalitions do not always spell chaos

Professor Charlie Lees (PoLIS) discusses the possibilities in the case of a hung parliament following the General Election, in an article in The Times.

Basic Income: Have austerity’s chickens come home to roost?

A blog post about basic income from IPR Policy Fellow Dr Jurgen De Wispelaere

Learn more about Mail Merge in Word: Mon 12 Jun

This course assumes that you have a good understanding of Microsoft Word including how to create tables.

An election to challenge – or intensify – neoliberalism?

Bryn Jones (SPS), co-author of "Alternatives to Neoliberalism", argue that a ‘hard Brexit’ under a Tory government would strengthen, not challenge, the neoliberal agenda.

Exploring the evolving role of middle leaders in schools

A delegation of school leaders convened on campus this week for a flagship meeting of the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT).

Technician wins national prize

A technician in the Department of Physics has won a national award recognising her work.

Honorary degrees event: Jason Gardener & Amy Williams

The Department of Sports Development & Recreation is delighted to welcome any staff or students on Friday 23 June 2017 for the conferment of Honorary Degrees on Jason Gardener MBE and Amy Williams MBE.

Health tracker research among most popular for 2016

A paper by Dr Lukasz Piwek (School of Management) on wearable health technology was among the top 50 most downloaded articles on PLOS Medicine external website in 2016.

Global STEM competition on campus

Budding engineering skills will be challenged when youngsters compete in robotic competition

Effective committee servicing course: Tue 18 Jul

Immigration advice for EU staff

EU & international staff have the chance to discuss Brexit concerns with specialist immigration law firm

Award for Fabio Nemetz's contribution to peer mentoring

Dr Fabio Nemetz has won the Students' Unions' ‘ Outstanding Contribution to Peer Mentoring' Award for his support of the computer science peer mentoring scheme in 2016-17.

London: One minute silence at 11am

Please join us on The Parade, outside the Library, where our Chaplain will say a few words before the silence

London Bridge attack

A message following the attack at London Bridge on Saturday

London Bridge attack at the weekend

A message for staff following the attack at London Bridge & Borough Market on Saturday night

Higher education as a global commodity

Professor Rajani Naidoo, Director of our International Centre for Higher Education Management, reflects on the commodification of higher education and the implications for the sector in emerging economies.

Global STEM competition makes first visit to the UK

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) skills of hundreds of budding young engineers will be challenged when they compete in a prestigious robotic competition for students organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), hosted at the University of Bath and sponsored by Bechtel.

Physiotherapy special offer for staff, family & friends

Enjoy almost 40% off physiotherapy sessions till the end of June with our staff, family and friends discount!

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Bath Award boosts job-hunting abilities

Proud students gathered last week to celebrate their achievements at the annual Bath Award ceremony

Dirty Gold: SPS researcher talks at Chatham House event

Dr Michael Bloomfield (Social & Policy Sciences), spoke at Chatham House, London on the expanding role of business in global environmental politics.

Kerbside recycling: does it deliver?

Many households view dry recycling at the kerbside or at the recycling centre as substitutes for each other

The Bath Award helps students step up their game when job-hunting

A group of proud students gathered in the 10W building last Thursday to celebrate all they have achieved by completing The Bath Award.

Marjorie 'Margie' VandeLinde: 1942 - 2017

We are saddened to announce the death of Marjorie P “Margie” VandeLinde, wife of Professor David Vandelinde, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath (1992-2001), on 22 May 2017.

In what ways does gender matter for voting in GE2017?

In an election characterised by a focus on Brexit, gender-neutral campaigns, and a dominant Conservative Party supported by more men than women, Rosalind Shorrocks (PoLIS) explains the ways in which gender may affect vote choice, on the LSE blog.

Excel basic concepts: Thu 8 June

Tutor-led introduction to the basics of creating and managing spread sheets with Excel. IT Training also offer courses at more advanced levels to increase knowledge of Excel.

ITV report: What's putting GPs in the SW off the job?

ITV outlines the findings of a study by Dr Michael Harris, Honorary Research Fellow in the Department for Health and former GP

Supercharged: fuelling the future

Watch new video of Professor Saiful Islam bringing his RI Christmas Lectures to life at Bath Taps

MBAs pitch entrepreneurial ideas at Uni's Innovation Centre

Eight teams pitched diverse ideas including: mobile apps for independent travellers, social enterprise initiatives, tour operator services for MBA students and traditional Japanese street food.

STV lay-by closure will affect bus-stops: from Mon 5 Jun

The works were due to begin on 8 May but, due to unforeseen circumstances, had to be postponed.

Healthy ageing study recruiting over 65s

The REACT research group is looking for new participants aged 65 & over based in the Bath area

Beyond the fourth dimension

Mon 19 Jun: Join us at a free IMI public lecture by Prof Ian Sloan, University of New South Wales, Australia

Big Commuting Challenge is back

5 June - 14 July: Register now, then leave your car at home, log your journeys & claim rewards

Should the statues fall? From antagonistic to agonistic memory

Do statues and other iconoclastic material honouring, for example, colonialists such as Cecil Rhodes and slave-owners such as Confederate President Jefferson Davies, help to perpetuate the injustices of the past. Anna Bull and David Clarke (PoLIS) discuss on The Policy Space.

Why US conservatives are more swayed by threats than liberals

Thalia Gjersoe (Psychology) writes for The Guardian about negativity bias.

Self-paced learning session for staff: Thu 6 Jul

Team Bath Racing unveil 2017 race car

The UK’s top Formula Student team has revealed its new car for the 2017 season at an exclusive launch event

Team Bath Racing unveil 2017 race car

The UK’s top Formula Student team, Team Bath Racing, unveiled its new car for the 2017 season at an exclusive launch event at the University of Bath.

Seventh successive win gives Team Bath Netball the edge

Team Bath Netball’s Final Four fate is in their own hands after they recorded a crucial Vitality Superleague victory at Manchester Thunder on Monday night.

Election of Health & Safety Rep - Operational Staff

Nominations are invited for a representative of the Operational & Facilities Support job family to serve on the Health & Safety Committee until 31 July 2018.

Chancellor of the Exchequer visits Bath

Phillip Hammond came to campus yesterday to hear about our world-leading automotive research

From Brexit to European renewal

Professor Graham Room (Social & Policy Sciences) discusses the way forward for Europe on the IPR blog.

Collaboration with University of Pretoria

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor welcomed the Vice-President of a leading South African university

Building an electric racing superbike

Bath Zero's mission to design & build an electric superbike to compete at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy in June

Chancellor of the Exchequer visits Bath

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Phillip Hammond, visited the University of Bath today (Tuesday 30 May), to hear about the University’s world-leading automotive research.

Phishing attack: change of name request

If you receive this email be aware that it is fake, please delete it.

Mental Health First Aid course (10 & 13 July)

Mental Health First Aid course (10 & 13 July)
period: please do not include as a news item until Friday 26 May or after

Innovations in public engagement

Vice-Chancellor's Awards highlight shining examples of Public Engagement in practice

Your new University Print Service (UPS)

Early adopter departments will be starting to use the new Sharp UPS service from today

Want to use technology to enhance L&T?

Talk to the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team in the Centre for Learning & Teaching

Advanced notice: Major IT maintenance on Sat 10 Jun

Please log out of your PC on Friday 9 June 2017 before leaving for the weekend.

Marlboro accused of using tins to get round new ban on branding

Dr Karen Evans-Reeves (Department for Health) is quoted in an article in The Guardian.

Purpose in life acts as antidote to adversity

Prefessor Bill Durodie (PoLIS) comments on Manchester bombing and other terrorist attacks.