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Moodle upgrade scheduled for next week

Find out how new and enhanced features of Moodle 3.4 can improve user experience

New Online PGT Programmes to launch in 2019

Key stage reached with an agreement signing with global education company Wiley.

IT Maintenance: the network and more. 24 July, 7am to 9am

See our blog for more information.

IT maintenance affects the Wi-Fi network

Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 July, from 7am until 9am

Professor John Hudson, Department of Economics

Details of funeral arrangements will be announced when confirmed.

Our highest ever ranking at Formula Student

Team Bath's student electric racing car team have achieved their best ever ranking at Formula Student UK.

Parents/caregivers of young people needed for online survey

Complete our 20 minute online survey examining how parents of young people aged 14 to 25 think about their child’s future and get a £5 Amazon Voucher.

Alcohol marketing on social media needs better regulation

The new report from Alcohol Research UK, compiled by our psychologists, suggests more needs to be done to regulate alcohol marketing on social media.

Dr Richard Watermeyer on measuring research impact

Dr Watermeyer from the Department of Education, talks about how the Research Excellence Framework assesses the impact of academic research in the UK.

Wishing Dame Glynis well for the future

To mark the occasion, the University will be holding an informal event next Tuesday.

A novel switch to control genome editing

A biological switch that reliably turns protein expression on at will has now been invented.

'Underworked' victims of modern slavery endure extra exploitation

People who are trapped by their ruthless employers can be ‘underworked’, increasing their debt and overall costs.

Guide to working with the media

A guide from the University of Bath press office on how and why to engage with the news media, including what support is available from the press office

Tropical birds used to live in the US

Unique fossil discovery suggests these birds once lived outside the tropics

Theatre Royal hosts graduation spectacular

Over four days last week our summer graduation celebrations saw over 3,000 students graduate

Chancellor's Dinner 11 July 2018

The Vice-Chancellor received a painting of campus by Alan Cotton, as guests toasted 17 years of service to the University

Sale of Graduation Plants for charity: Tues 17

SAMIS unavailable due to upgrade: 23 & 24 July

Thank you for your understanding while we carry out this upgrade.

Deadline extended to 22 Jul for Visions of Science Art Prize

Submit your photography, paintings or sculpture capturing or depicting science. Selected works will be exhibited in The Edge with prizes up to £4,000.

Drs Richard Fairchild & Ru Xie: US-EU trade war: Everybody loses!

Revenge, retaliation, and emotions: How do you win a trade war?

Uni joins Designability to celebrate 50 years

Members of our community and our Chancellor, HRH The Earl of Wessex, helped mark 50th anniversary

Staff Spotlight on: Robyn Northover

Robyn Northover talks textiles, travelling, and accidental excursions…

IT maintenance 16-12 July: 4 West network and Balena HPC

Due to upgrades, 4 West (levels 0-2) will experience a brief loss of connection to the network (approx 10 minutes) and desk phones may reboot, between 7am and 8:30am. Balena HPC will be offline from 9am on Monday 16 July until 4pm Friday 20 July due to maintenance to provide bug-fixes and new features with SLURM and BeeGFS upgrade.

IT Maintenance 17 July 7-9am: Amesim, Wessex House network

Amesim software will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes whilst we upgrade the license server. Due to upgrades, Wessex House will experience a brief loss of connection to the network (approx 10 minutes) and desk phones may reboot.

IT Maintenance 17 July, 5-5:30pm: Account Manager

Account Manager will be being unavailable for approximately 10 minutes between 17:00 and 17:30. You will not be able to change or reset your password during this time.

Gary Mabbutt recognised by University

The footballing hero and diabetes champion received an Honorary Degree

Bill Bailey honoured by the University

The Bath-born comedian was awarded an Honorary Doctorate on Wednesday

ATAS certificates now required for short-term study

From 6 July 2018, courses and periods of research under 6 months in the relevant subjects require ATAS clearance.

New gym project update July 2018

Good progress has been made internally and externally on the project.

The Milner Centre for Evolution Project Update - July 2018

We are continuing to hold fortnightly meetings with the users of Building 4SA.

Polden development update - July 2018

The stone cladding is progressing rapidly, with most progress being made to the rear of the building to allow our landscaping works to progress

Veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick Honorary Degree

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of his groundbreaking work in animal medicine

Three generations of family mark degree successes

Professor Jeff Thompson will process at both his daughter and grandaughter's degree ceremonies

Staff Spotlight on… Phil Jones

Phil talks a 10 year apprenticeship, the SW coast path and endangered craft

Watch the World Cup on campus

Where you can watch the remaining FIFA football fixtures.

Student champions women in Comp Sci

Jane Parker, graduating with First Class Honours on Thursday, set up the Women in Technology group

Saiful Islam gives supercharged talk at Humanists Convention

Professor Saiful Islam, from our Department of Chemistry, gave an invited talk on green energy at the 2018 annual Humanists UK Convention in Newcastle.

High Performance Computing Symposium 2018

Computational simulations are becoming ever more integral to scientific research.

Successful Summer Showcase celebrated 10th Anniversary

On 25 and 26 June, this year’s Summer Showcase celebrated 10 years since the establishment of the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies.

Would you like to be Deputy Independent Adviser for PGRs?

Expressions of Interest are invited for one of two positions of University Deputy Independent Adviser for Postgraduate Research Students.

Major Heather Mary Stanning OBE RA: oration

Read Dr Cassie Wilson's oration on Heather Stanning for the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in July 2018

Halpin Review Steering Group update

An update from Ruth Foreman, Vice-Chair of Council

Wiki - Collaborate with your team

Thursday 12 July 2018, 9.30am to 12.30pm

University set to celebrate Summer Graduations

More than 3,000 students will graduate from the University this week, held at the Theatre Royal in the city centre

Guest lecture by Prof Alexander Neimark (Rutgers)

Today: “Deformation of Nanoporous Adsorbents: from Unit Cells to Crystals to Hierarchical Structures”

The Bath Architecture Annual 2018

Read the latest student-produced Bath Architecture Annual showcasing student work from our BSc and MArch architecture courses

Alex Butler starts as interim lead for Computing Services

Message from Professor Steve Egan, Vice-President (Implementation)

IT maintenance affects Pulteney Court, SharePoint, network

Tuesday 10 July 7am to 9am

Bath hosts International Baccalaureate Conference

The IB event brought together over 100 researchers to discuss developments in international education.

2018/19 International Funding Schemes awards announced

The International Relations Office is pleased to announce projects awarded funding.

Important travel update for Bristol area this autumn

Upgrade works means the trains this Autumn will be disrupted.

Researchers and artists announced for summer collaboration

Faculty of Science researchers to work with artists on new projects, selected by Prof Nick Brooks, Dean of Science and Jamie Eastman, Director of Arts

How chem eng research is developing sustainable tech

Find out what new technologies we are developing for the sustainable fuels, foods, energy, healthcare and water systems of the future.

Guest lecture by Professor Alexander Neimark (Rutgers)

“Deformation of Nanoporous Adsorbents: from Unit Cells to Crystals to Hierarchical Structures”

New research to improve the mental health of young people

Rachel Hiller has received MQ Data Science funding for a new project. The research aims to improve how support services can help young people in care.

Putting digital marketing skills into practice

Over the summer, marketing and communications colleagues will take part in a series of digital marketing and communications workshops.

3 Minute Thesis competition runner-up Michael Joyes

CSCT student Michael Joyes competed against the clock in the University's 3MT Final. As a runner-up in the competition, Michael shares his experience in this video.

ahs’ Leave No Trace marketing campaign wins award

The recycling and waste management initiative has won Best Marketing Campaign.

Listen to Dr Sarah Bailey in conversation with Uriel Orlow

A discussion on traditional healing, indigenous medicine and pharmaceuticals, mediated by BA2 Magazine editor Rachel Skerry. Available online

Appointment of Acting Vice-Chancellor

Current Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost, Professor Bernie Morley, will take up the role at the start of the new academic session

High Performance Computing Symposium 2018

Computational simulations are becoming ever more integral to scientific research. Read a recent blog by CSCT PhD student Dan Davies about a recent HPC Symposium.

Finding our new Vice-Chancellor: Get involved

We are looking for volunteers to be the audience for a presentation from each candidate on their vision for the University

Evolution, age and susceptibility to infection

New research suggests that many species may have evolved to prioritise growth over immunity while maturing

HSS student to represent us at One Young World Summit

Undergraduate student and this year's University delegate, Alex Butterworth, will join young people from around the world at the summit in The Hague.

11 Networking Tips from a Young Water Professional

CSCT PhD student Vicky De Groof shares some tips on how to engage in conversations and connect with people outside your university or research field.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Final 2018

Kay Fountain (Department of Biology and Biochemistry) was the winner of our 3MT competition this year

Questions about managing your research outputs?

The Library Research Services Team are holding a series of events to show how they can help

CSCT Blog: PACCON 2018 – Adventures in Thailand

CSCT PhD student Josh Tibbetts travelled to Thailand to attend the Pure and Applied Chemistry Conference themed around 'Chemistry Towards a Sustainable Future'.

University welcomes visitors from Yamaguchi University

A delegation from Yamaguchi University, Japan, visited Bath to discuss activities between the two institutions.

Partial closure of East car park, 3 to 4 July 2018

Due to a large event at the Sports Training Village on 4 July 2018, the rear of East car park shown below will be closed from 9pm 3 July to 6pm 4 July.

Mindfulness is key to tinnitus relief

New research from led by Dr Liz Marks from our Department of Psychology suggests mindfulness could improve tinnitus treatment

Changes proposed to bus services to and from Campus

You input is requested on proposed changes by First to the U1 service

Tackling antibiotic resistance in Thailand

New collaborative project will understand the causes of antibiotic resistance in Thailand and what can be done to reduce it.

Disabled citizens and asylum seekers unite at Bristol event

Following the murder of disabled asylum seeker Kamil Ahmad two years ago, an event takes place this week in his honour organised by PoLIS student Rebecca Yeo.

Professor Alma Harris: Strengthening Scottish education

Professor Alma Harris has been heavily involved in the new report, from the International Council of Education Advisers to the Scottish Government.

PowerPoint training

Manage and customise your presentations Wednesday 4 July 2018, 2pm to 4pm

IT maintenance affects the Self-Service Portal, Tue 3 July, 7am to 9am

The Self-Service Portal will be unavailable due to maintenance (approx 1 hour). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Business Objects training

Analysing and structuring reports - Friday 6 July 2018, 10am to 12pm

Technical Staff Development Week

Find out about our week-long programme of development activities, seminars and networking opportunities for technical staff at the University.

Communications team recognised in national MJA award

University of Bath Press and Media Officer Andy Dunne has won the Medical Journalists' Association inaugural Award for Excellence in PR.

Twisted meta-molecules as they really are

Our physicists have devised a new method to truly test the chirality of a material, eliminating the risk of false positives

AI bots trained for 180 years a day to beat humans at Dota 2

Andreas Theodorou talks to The Verge about bots built by the research lab OpenAI

University welcomes Global Chair Professor Yong Zhao

Distinguished Professor Yong Zhao from the University of Kansas joins Bath as a Global Chair

Do virtual reality experiences affect mood?

Volunteers are needed for a new research study investigating the effects of virtual reality on mood.

Why social enterprise matters

Dimo Dimov and Henrietta Sherwin discuss how all enterprises must balance economic, environmental and social goals

Capturing the Minerva Owls

Staff blog post: how the University of Bath helped to design and manufacture the Minerva Owls

Can you help with Confirmation and Clearing?

We need staff volunteers to respond to phone calls in our Call Centre on 16 & 17 Aug

Academic Assembly on the Halpin Review

Academic Assembly held an extraordinary meeting on Monday 25 June 2018 to consider the Review

Watch video highlights from #BathOpenDay

The University hosted two open days in June. Watch our video highlights from around campus here.

Dr Laura Smith in The Conversation

Refugee crisis: the immediate and lasting impacts of powerful images

Message from Professor Bernie Morley

Thank you to all who made our Open Days a huge success.

Participants wanted for study on working memory training

Are you a smoker? Take part in new research on the effects of working memory training on smoking-related behaviours

Public engagement benefits

Researchers presenting at the recent Bath Festival of Nature explain how it helped their research

Death of John Stanion, lay Council Member

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Stanion, member of Council, who died last Saturday

Would you like to be Deputy Marshal?

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of University Deputy Marshal.

Promote your Research at European Researchers' Night

Get involved in public engagement activities for European Researchers' Night on Friday 28 September

Pay for your car parking using JustPark

From 29 June, you can pay for car parking using the JustPark app, phone or SMS

The way to access your apps is changing

If you want to work remotely, there’s an improved way to access all your apps in one place.