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Hues of Habitability: 21 November

Dr Sarah Rugheimer will deliver the 2018, and inaugural, Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture.

Wednesday evening screenings of two extraordinary films

View two works commissioned for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018 on the theme of Unintended Consequences. Open until 7pm.

Filmmaking for teenagers with Screenology, Sat 8 Dec

Do you know a 14-18 year old who would love to make a documentary-style film?

The problems with predicting the post-Brexit economy

Dr Bruce Morley, Department of Economics, discusses the economic effects of Brexit.

Update from Council

Update from the Council meeting which was held on 25 October 2018.

Architecture receives top rankings

Our Architecture course has been awarded the top ranking by both The Complete University Guide and the Good University Guide for 2019.

Embracing cultural differences/building working relationships

Looking at some of the key challenges you might need to overcome when supervising students from cultural and language backgrounds different to yours.

An evening of dance-theatre with Wayne Parsons Dance

Enjoy this double bill on Saturday 24 November, with discounts available for staff.

World Toilet Day 2018

Naomi Deering attended the Bath Alumni Discovery Series event to talk about her research on safe sanitation.

ahs wins silver for Business Tourism and Venue

The University’s Conference and Events team were recognised for excellent service and high end facilities.

IPR to Explore Health Impact of Air Pollution in Ulaanbaatar

New project with Mathematical Sciences and SAMBa awarded funding by the University of Bath Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Transgender Day of Remembrance - 20 November

Come and visit the stall on the parade today, from 11-2, to learn more.

Calling all staff: The Edge needs your feedback

Jamie Eastman shares ideas for how our vibrant arts centre on campus can continue to thrive.

Government launch EU Settlement Scheme pilot for HE sector

This pilot applies to EU citizens and non-EU family members of EU citizens working in the higher education sector and is open until 21 December 2018.

IT maintenance affects Business Objects, RESNET and more

Tue 19 Nov, 7am to 9am

Please review your Wiki content

There is a Wiki upgrade coming.

Monday Dance Classes: combining ballet, street & yoga

Start your week with dance with evening classes on campus combining ballet, street dance and yoga.

Designability's 50th Annual Lecture

Join us for our 50th annual lecture - Assistive and Enabling Technologies; Past, Present and Future

HRH The Earl of Wessex visits University

We welcomed our Chancellor to campus this week to visit staff and students from Psychology and the new Milner Centre for Evolution.

How we discovered how ‘galactic fountains' were powered

Stephen Hamer, Postdoctoral Researcher of Astrophysics, writes for The Conversation.

Human evolution is still happening – possibly faster than ever

Professor Laurence Hurst, from the Milner Centre of Evolution, writes for The Conversation.

Change Champion helps Bath students gain industry insight

How Biology student George Griffiths used his Change Champion volunteering project to help fellow students gain valuable business networking experience.

Thursday fitness dance classes, open to all

Try Barre Fluid lunchtime sessions at 12.30pm on campus

Visualising data on placement at CFMS

Mechanical Engineering student, Tom Hunt, spent the third year of his degree on placement at the Centre for Modelling and Simulation. During his time on placement, he developed a virtual reality demonstration to show the services the Centre offered.

Johnny Gorman features on Sky Sports

Former Northern Ireland international Johnny Gorman has spoken about combining his football career with studying psychology, making his Northern Ireland debut at 17, and coming up against Andrea Pirlo on Sky Sports.

Obituary - Gill Trevett, formerly of Registry

The University is saddened to announce the death of Gill Trevett, formerly Senior Assistant Registrar, who passed away on 29 October.

Invacuation siren - are you ready?

In some situations it is safer to remain inside a building, with the doors and windows closed.

IPR seminar: Public Value and Data Driven Policing

Dr Ian Kearns will explore how new technology and big data is transforming crime and policing.

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds wins Grierson Award

The popular Channel 4 series, which features Bath Professor Malcolm Johnson, took home a prestigious Grierson Award at last week’s ceremony.

Staff discounts on Nov performances at The Edge

Plus 20% Off when you book The Hotel Experience and Wayne Parsons Dance: Double Bill

A year in the life of a Technical Manager

David Williams gives us an insight into his role as Technical Manager in the Faculty of Engineering & Design.

Lunch with Impact on 10 Dec

The next Lunch with Impact session, on 10 December, will explore how the REF panels assessed impact in 2014.

First place in AIChE poster competition

Stephen Salve Doliente, PhD student in Chemical Engineering, takes first place in the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) poster competition.

More golden opportunities for students

Our 50 new Gold Scholars had the chance to meet their alumni Gold Members at a special networking event.

Creating spaces for people: Heba’s placement story

Civil Engineering student, Heba Tabidi, spent a year working as a Civil Structures Industrial Trainee at Arup.

Bath and Monash sign joint PhD agreement

Delegation from Bath visited Monash University to attend the official signing ceremony.

Conversation with Cake: Learning and Teaching Journal Club

An opportunity for academics, teaching fellows and others who teach with a particular interest to meet to discuss issues in HE whilst eating cake.

Find out all about bats with The Avon Bat Group on Friday

Discover more about these fascinating creatures at a free talk at 7pm.

Cosmic fountains on BBC Science In Action

Dr Stephen Hamer speaks on Science in Action about galactic fountains.

Director of Computing Services to retire

Andrew Lee, Director of Computing Services, is to retire after 10 years.

IT maintenance affects SharePoint, Account Manager and more

Tuesday 13 November, 7am to 9am

Decline in shorebirds linked to climate change

Research from the Milner Centre for Evolution has found that nest predation of shorebirds in the Arctic has trebled over the last 70 years

Bath Pack for Good campaign nets £200k for BHF

This year's British Heart Foundation - Student Community Partnership has seen a record-breaking haul of donations from Bath students and local residents.

Find out all about bats with The Avon Bat Group next Friday

Stewart Rowden and The Avon Bat Group will talk all things bats in this special evening exploring their interesting physical form and anatomy, conservation, and how you can support these amazing creatures in your area.

Dance and live music performance at The Edge next Saturday

Check-in and watch your friends and family guest star alongside four mesmerising dancers in this extraordinary night of dance and live music.

Alan Turing: the only choice for the £50 note

Dr Kit Yates writes for The Conversation, explaining why Alan Turing is the only choice for the £50 note.

Derek Bolton (PoLIS) talks to the BBC about the US Midterms

Derek Bolton (PoLIS) talks about the US Midterm Elections for the BBC on BBC Radio Bristol.

Galactic fountains powered by black holes

A billion light years from Earth a supermassive black hole powers a galactic "fountain".

IPR seminar: Vulnerable Youth Transitions

Prof Sue Maguire and Dr Maria Balarin will discuss ‘NEET Status and Precarious Young Workers in the North and South’.

Fluoride-free water to East African communities

A University of Bath researcher is developing a safe & affordable way of removing harmful excessive fluoride in water used by communities in East Africa.

Could eradicated mosquito-related disease return?

Milner Centre for Evolution scientists discover rising levels of CO2 due to climate change could result in the resurgence of dangerous mosquito-borne diseases.

We have signed up to the Technician Commitment

The University has signed up to the Technician Commitment, a university and research institution initiative.

Bath MBA ranked 4th in the UK

The Economist has ranked The Bath MBA as the 4th best MBA in the country.

An introduction to using social media

A foundation level course aimed at academic, research, administrative, and technical staff wanting an introductory guide to using social media.

Blueprint by Robert Plomin: could be a gift for far-right

Eric Joyce, Doctoral Candidate in Education, writes for the conversation.

River is the Venue Artwork Exhibition at 44AD Studios

Come and see an exhibition from the River is the Venue project which explores flooding through inclusive artworks.

View updates from the 2018 Placement Poster Exhibition

Thank you to everyone that helped make this year’s Humanities & Social Sciences Placement Poster Exhibition a success!

PAM is now live

Phase two of our Proposal to Award (PAM) system is now live.

B&NES Our Young Stars Awards

Nominate a child or young person for this new award.

UHSE to mark National Stress Awareness Day

Get information and advice from UHSE’s information point in the Claverton Rooms foyer on 7 Nov.

Talk Teaching Lunchtime Hub

Join us for a workshop, titled "Developing real-world skills: engaging students with the public", led by Gan Shermer and Stephen Bromfield, Dept of Chemistry.

Great design in medical products: Felix’s placement story

Mechanical Engineering student, Felix O'Keffee, spent a year working at Crux Product Design. During his time on placement, Felix designed, built and tested medical products alongside a team of professional engineers.

Careers beyond academia 2018-9

A four part programme running from December to May aimed at research staff wanting to explore career options beyond academic research and teaching.

University of Bath showcases business benefits of research partnerships

The University is calling on businesses to get in touch to discuss how its world-leading academics and scientists can collaborate on research partnerships.

Bill Durodié on ABC on Keeping Calm and Carrying on

Bill Durodié explains that evidence points to 'a considerable degree of coping with extreme adversity'.

Electricity: the new medicine

Dr Benjamin Metcalfe, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, writes for The Conversation.

New Report on Barriers to Women Entering Parliament and Local Government

IPR Honorary Professor Sue Maguire publishes new report on barriers to women’s participation in local and national government.

Professor Paul Higate's lecture at ULIP

Paul Higate discussed his ongoing research into masculinity and militarism at the University of London Institute in Paris.

How will Brexit impact the UK’s international status?

Dr Wali Aslam, Senior Lecturer in International relations in the Department of Politics writes for CGTN.

Staff Spotlight on… Mandy Wilson-Garner

We spoke to Mandy, Deputy Chief Executive of the Students’ Union.

Can learning in English hold back girls education?

Supported by funding from the ESRC, Dr Lizzi O. Milligan will lead a major new international project.

How will Brexit impact the UK’s international status?

Dr Wali Aslam from our Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies writes for Chinese media CGTN.

Public consultation on Bath Clean Air Zone

All who live or work in Bath are encouraged to take part.

Taking waste out of wastewater - Tue 6 Nov

Mark van Loosdrecht, winner of the world's most prestigious water award, The Stockholm Water Prize, gives a talk on wastewater treatment and resource recovery.

Social Media Café bookings now open

Do you have a question about social media? Book an appointment at the Social Media Café from the Department of Marketing & Communications.

Obituary - Ivor Lidgey

The University is saddened to announce the death of Ivor Lidgey, formerly of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Dramatic galaxy collision filled the Milky Way with stars

Dr Victoria Scowcroft writes for The Conversation.

Staff courses for January 2019 - book your place

Courses include: Finance for non-finance managers, Mental Health First Aid (HE), Invigilator Training, SDPR (Edu & Res), Recruitment & Selection Training, Effective Committee Meetings, Nuts & Bolts.

Hate Crime Awareness Training - Thursday 6 December

As part of the #NeverOK campaign, through the additional funding secured from the Office for Students to tackle Hate Crime and Online Hate, the University and Students' Union are pleased to offer Hate Crime Awareness training.

Email phishing attempt: gift card scam

We have been made aware that some members of staff have been receiving scam e-mails pretending to be from someone they know.

Dr Felia Allum on Last Half Hour: Naples

Dr Felia Allum appears on Last Half Hour to talk about Naples.

Brexit talk with Wera Hobhouse

Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath will talk to all staff and students about Brexit.

Retirement - Planning for the Future - Wed 9 Jan 2019

Book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS).

IPR Public Lecture: What is the ‘Will of the People’?

Listen to Anthony Barnett address the core question at the heart of Brexit.

Chaplaincy at 50: Inaugural lecture on plastic crisis

Micheal Pitts, Emmy Award winner, cinematographer and film producer, presents lecture on plastic crisis.

Ocean Cleanup won’t turn a profit, but we should still do it

Peter King, studying for a PhD in Economics, writes for the Conversation.

CASE members participate in first UK-China EC workshop

‘Membranes for energy and environmental applications’ was sponsored by the British Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China

Three IMI students win prize for their undergraduate research posters

Over a hundred people dropped by to see the Institute for Mathematical Innovation's poster display of undergraduate research internship projects.

A passion for robotics: Patrick’s placement story

Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering student, Patrick McLaughlin, spent a year working as a Systems Engineer at the Centre for Modelling & Simulation.

Bacterial imaging probe is safe for patient use, study finds

Imaging technology that detects deadly pneumonia infections in under 60 seconds is safe and practical for clinical use, a study has found.

Obituary - Dr Richard Cooper

It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of Dr Richard Cooper, recently retired Reader from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry.

Help us improve the staff landing page

Take part in a card sorting exercise to help us improve the staff landing page

Creating the seven secrets of highly successful research students - for supervisors

What do doctoral students do to finish on time, to overcome isolation, doubt and writer's block, and to enjoy the process?

Shameless Self-Promotion

In this workshop you will learn strategies for: putting yourself out there, asking for what you want, taking responsibility – not waiting for it to happen, developing your one minute pitch and presenting yourself effectively for promotions, grants and awards.

IT maintenance affects the PAM function in Agresso

Friday 26 Oct, 1pm to 5pm

Consultation on size of Council

The Halpin Steering Group has been considering how best to implement a reduction in the size of Council

PAM phase two going live from 5 November

Proposal to Award Management (PAM) system downtime from midday 2 Nov to 9am 5 Nov

Study calls for tax hike on Roll-Your-Own cigarettes

The new study in the journal 'Drug and Alcohol Dependence' focused on taxation for roll-your-own tobacco, which the team say needs to increase in price.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service joint training exercise

We are holding a joint exercise on campus with Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AFRS) today (Friday 26 October)

We're moving to Office 365

Your email, calendar and contacts will move in December

Longer lasting batteries possible after new insights

Research by Professor Saiful Islam with collaborators at Stanford and MIT that could lead to longer lasting batteries has been published in Nature Materials.

Update on Claverton Masterplan

Emerging Masterplan summary published

Do Family Interventions for Psychosis Translate in China?

IT maintenance affects iTrent, Pure, Report a Fault button, LMF and more

Tuesday 30 October, 7am to 9am.

Uni Bus Update

A statement has been issued by First West of England Ltd

Biggest turn out yet at the Autumn Careers and Placements Fair 2018

This year, we combined forces with the Placement teams to invite a greater range of contacts and ensure the largest number employers possible.

IT maintenance affects the PAM function in Agresso

Friday 26 October, 1pm to 5pm.

Normal function of ALS and dementia-linked gene determined

The normal function of a gene associated with the brain diseases amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) has been determined.

'Collaborate to Innovate’ is the theme at the launch of new tech hub

Last Thursday saw the official launch of the Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub (DBAH), which was a huge success.

Auschwitz and anti-racism: the past (and racism) is another country

Dr Aurelien Mondon, along with Aaron Winter from UEL, writes about UK racism, anti-Semitism and Islamaphobia.

Subscribe to the IT Announcements mailing list

Staff can now subscribe to the IT Announcements mailing list to find out about IT maintenance and how this affects them.

New device could help tackle gaming addiction

A University of Bath graduate has developed new technology which could tackle gaming addiction.

Learn more about the 3L programme

Have you heard about the new leadership training programme and want to learn more?

Bath and SAIC Motor team up to investigate gasoline particulate filter performance

This new project between the University of Bath and SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre is aiming to help minimise vehicle impact on the environment.

University of Bath Prize Fellowships for 2018

Congratulations to the following researchers awarded a Prize Fellowship this year.

EPSRC Science Photo Competition 2018

EPSRC has launched its sixth Science Photo competition which will run until 4pm on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Staff registration for Winter Graduations now open

How University staff can register to process in an award ceremony and hire academic dress.

University news and updates survey closes Friday

Only a few days left to tell us how you like to be kept in the picture.

I-SEE seminar tonight with Robert Llewellyn of Red Dwarf

‘Is This the Tipping Point? - Electric cars, renewable energy and storage. How far, how fast, how soon’

Toby Jenkins wins at Chemistry Means Business

Smartwound, a project from the University, won at Chemistry Means Business.

Choosing a balloon & parachute, and going for launch

Jacob Smith updates us on his project to launch a high altitude balloon into space.

Global spread of TB traced back to European colonisation

A new study by an international team of researchers including Professor Ed Feil from the Milner Centre for Evolution has been published in Science.

Less than six months until the UK leaves the EU

Less than six months until the UK leaves the European Union: The realities of Brexit by Nicholas Startin.

Drop in dance classes on campus every Monday evening

Start your week with dance, open to staff, students and the general public.

Maths stand attracts a large crowd at New Scientist Live

Kids flocked to the 'Maths In The Real World' stand to find out how tall they will be when they grow up.

Would you like to be a Deputy Independent Adviser?

Expressions of Interest are invited for the role of Deputy Independent Adviser for PGR Students.

Sex and gender differences in pain lecture

Join us for this inaugural lecture where Professor Ed Keogh will discuss his 20 years of research investigating the factors explaining men and women’s pain.

Writing Away

Fiona reflects on her last nine months as a mature phD student.

Recycle your used and unwanted pens

Bring your old biros, whiteboard pens, permanent markers, felt tips and Tippex pots to 4W 2.13 to be recycled.

Making sense of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU

Less than six months until Brexit: Future Relationship with the EU.

Senior Professional Services Women’s Leadership Network

Come and join us.

Drop in dance classes on campus every Monday evening

Start your week with dance, open to staff, students and the general public.

New exhibition showing two films opens at The Edge

GW4 Crucible 2019: ‘Digital Innovation’

GW4 Crucible brings together future research leaders, and you can apply for your place now.