Latest news

New CAMERA Studio - Coming Soon!

CAMERA is excited to announce that it has recently secured funding from ESIF for a second studio space.

Exhibit at Cleveland Pools in partnership with the Holburne

A site-specific installation which mines architectural history and Bath’s evolving built environment. Open 23 Nov - Sun 8 Dec, Fri-Sun, 12-5pm.

Employee Discounts

Just in time for Christmas, explore special discounts for staff with a variety of businesses and retailers.

Social norms about breadwinning can harm men’s mental health

Husbands’ stress increases if wives earn more than 40 percent of household income

Talk Teaching Masterclass: Team Based Learning

A transformative approach for team work in large cohorts

Dr Rob Branston on Tobacco Taxation for a Healthier Europe

Experts and advocates from 23 countries discuss the importance of tobacco taxation for a healthier Europe at Smoke Free Partnership annual policy conference.

Claim your FREE 3-day weekend pass

Come and try the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre for FREE with a 3-day weekend pass.

International Men's Day

Discussing the fatherhood, stereotypes, mental health and toxic masculinity on International Men's Day

Fire safety and student accommodation

Many of us will have been thinking about University of Bolton students affected by the fire, all of whom thankfully escaped the building.

#NotJustALabCoat - An interview with Isabella Poli

Meet Dr Isabella Poli, one of the rising stars in sustainability research who very recently finished her PhD at the CSCT.

Report of the Vice-Chancellor to Senate November 2019

The report to be presented by Professor Ian White to Senate on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) discusses Thermal Management

Experts from across the APC network spokes joined us on 5th November for a series of talks and a workshop session

University to get new R&D centre

Engineering Live cover the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS).

Our World Week starts on 18 November

From 18 to 22 November 2019: a week of social and cultural events to celebrate our international campus.

Marie Morley Sanctuary Scholarship Launched

New Scholarship for PGT Asylum Seeker students launched in honour of the late President of the University of Bath UCU branch.

Meningococcal disease advice

If you are concerned that there is a case of meningitis get medical help immediately by contacting your GP Surgery, dialling 111 or 999 in an emergency.

Obituary - Ian David Trickett

The recent death of former University Accountant Ian Trickett BA FCA has been announced. Ian died peacefully, aged 82, at his home in Combe Down on October 31.

Staff Spotlight on… Hugh Tonking

We spoke drumming, CRM systems, and escape games.

IT maintenance affects SAMIS

Tues 19 November, 7am to 9am

IT maintenance affects Business Objects, Agresso and more

Thurs 21 November, 7am to 9am

#NotJustALabCoat - An interview with Elizaveta Suturina

Dr Elizaveta Suturina is an early career researcher who was appointed University of Bath Prize Fellow in Sustainable Chemical Technologies in August 2018.

Students take on Rotork Community Charity Challenge

Over 100 School of Management students are working hard to help local charities in an initiative sponsored by Bath-based FTSE 250 company, Rotork plc.

Bionic pacemaker slows progression of heart failure

The 'smart' pacemaker responds to signals from the body, instead of constantly pumping the heart at a fixed pace.

Event - For Your Inspiration: the elements of success

‘For your inspiration’ will give young people a hands-on look at different areas of science, and talk directly to people working in them.

Two identical-looking bird species have very different genes

Scientists have identified a new bird species from the Southern coast of China, that diverged from its Northern relatives around half a million years ago.

Pathways to Wellbeing Partnership announced

£200,000 funding secured for nationally recognised programme, working with the Holburne Museum, American Museum & Gardens and Bath Preservation Trust.

I-SEE Net zero - what it really means, Dieter Helm CBE Oxford

Dieter talks about how we can have a sustainable economic growth which is genuinely net zero, or face the consequences of damage it will cause.

University is saddened to announce the death of Brian Schofield

The University is deeply saddened to announce that Brian Schofield, who has been Head of Security Services at the University since 2005, has passed away.

Brexit, austerity, and public spending plans in UK vote-grabbing

Professor Richard Fairchild, School of Management, continues his series of opinion pieces for CGTN.

Will Christine Lagarde be a competent ECB leader?

Professor Richard Fairchild, School of Management, continues his series of opinion pieces for CGTN.

Clarity – booking tool presentation and drop-in session

From 9am on Wednesday 27 November, our Clarity account manager will be available in the Chancellors Building to answer questions, give advice on booking procedures and solve problems.

ResDev month this November

The Research Grant Development team in RIS is running a series of events and workshops this November for ResDev month, to support and celebrate researchers.

GW4 WSA and South West Water Competition Launch

Join the GW4 Water Security Alliance (WSA) and South West Water competition launch and find out how you could develop a tool to tackle one of the biggest problems facing the UK’s Water Supply.

When Engineering meets Music

Over the past 18 months, a team of academics, researchers and students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering participated in a unique outreach project that combined STEM and creative musical activities.

Managing Time and Setting Priorities

In this workshop we will cover some of the tools you can employ to overcome barriers to working efficiently and effectively.

Negotiation Strategies

As you gain more resources in terms of funding and collaborators you will have to negotiate what you choose to focus on and avoid taking on too many commitments.

GW4 extend deadlines for crucible funding scheme

GW4 are extending expressions of interest to 18 November and completed applications to 24 November, for their crucible funding scheme 2020.

New Service - Display Sharing with ViVi

The ViVi is a small box that allows any member of the University community to send content from their own device to the screen wirelessly.

Order University of Bath Christmas Cards

2019 Christmas cards can now be ordered from Imaging, Design & Print Services.

Brendon Court accessible parking bays temp closure

Due to a delivery of scaffolding for planned building works on campus, the accessible parking bays near Brendon Court will be temporarily unavailable on 12 November for 24 hours.

Celebrating our research with Europe

The IRO and RIS are jointly organising a day dedicated to European collaborations.

The future of UK farming and food production

An IPR Panel Debate as part of ‘The future is in our lands’ public event series.

Net zero emissions: What's in a date?

Professor Emeritus Geoffrey P. Hammond examines the challenges and implications of a net-zero emissions strategy by 2050.

Three Bath undergraduates win IMI poster prize

The students took part in the Institute's competition for best Undergraduate Research Experience Poster 2019.

Last chance to book 5 Wellbeing Movement classes for 15% off

Designed to fit around a busy schedule, our classes provide a chance to take time out, increase motivation, improve fitness or move your mood.

Remembrance Day

A 15 minute time of remembrance led by Revd Nigel Rawlinson, University Chaplain, on Monday 11 November.

SETsquared ranked global #1 university business incubator

The SETsquared Partnership, which includes the University of Bath, is ranked global number one university business incubator for the third time by UBI Global.

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) seminar

The Centre for Development Studies (CDS) invites you to a showcase of GCRF-funded research projects, with a Q&A for researchers.

IT Maintenance affects Archibus, Wiki & more - 14 Nov, 7-9am

Please check the IT status page for more information.

IT Maintenance affects Pure, iTrent AdminDesk and more, 12 Nov

Please check the IT status page for more information.

GW4 3Rs Symposium

Jointly hosted by the NC3Rs, this event is free to attend and is aimed at all those engaged in research (both animal research and those working with potential replacement technologies) as well as animal technologists.

GW4 Alliance announces new research partnership

The partnership will focus on five research themes including climate resilience, wellbeing and enhancing the audience experience.

£18.5 Million Boost for South West Biosciences

PhD training across the biosciences has received a massive boost thanks to a £18.5 million funding award.

General election 2019: Hung out to dry?

Professor Nick Pearce comments on the likelihood of a minority Labour government following the 2019 general election.

‘Warm homes for all’ could revolutionise social housing

Professor David Coley, University of Bath, and Professor Jo Richardson, De Montfort University, write for The Conversation.

Lunchtime seminar: advanced water reclamation

Luuk Rietveld from TU Delft's Department of Water Management discusses research on water reclamation at large scales in this lunchtime seminar.

Britain's Best Universities for Female Founders

Understanding which universities have generated the largest number of female entrepreneurs in the UK.

Election period begins

Advice for staff about the implications of the 'election period' for the University.

Our University, Our Future events visual minutes

Thank you to all those who attended. Our visual minutes artist has reflected some of the many themes from these engagement events, which you can see here.

Planned tree removal on campus

As part of the development programme to Student Accommodation on campus, we will be removing some trees on campus.

Great West can Lead World in Tackling Climate Change

Guests at GW4’s 5-year anniversary event heard how the ‘Great West’ can lead the world in efforts to tackle climate change.

LinkedIn Social Media Masterclass

Join Tom Mason, Social Media Manager in the Department of Communications, for a masterclass on using LinkedIn for marketing and communications.

Windows upgrade for 2 West

The planned works will affect Claverton Rooms, Parade Bar & Grill and Fountain Canteen.

Engine Shed Members' Lounge

University of Bath staff and Bath SETsquared companies can use the Engine Shed Members' Lounge, free of charge, for meetings and bring visitors.

GW4 Crucible 2020 Apply Now

The application deadline is 11 November.

The Social Media Cafe from the Department of Communications

Book an appointment for the November Social Media Cafe, hosted by the Department of Communications.

While You Were Away: New Working With Data Curriculum

This is the third in a series of posts highlighting key Library developments ‘while you were away’ over the summer.

Professional Services HSS staff support local Bath charities

Staff from the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences volunteered for a day to support local Bath charities National Trust, Dorothy House and Bath City Farm.

Vice-Chancellor appointed Deputy Lieutenant

Professor Ian White FREng has been appointed by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset.

Income security for families with children

Professor Jane Millar and David Young look at the UK social security system, and income security for families with children.

Heritage Talk: Bath & the Picturesque with an all-female panel

The Picturesque is one of Britain’s most distinctive contributions to landscape garden design, but it is difficult to define, almost elusive. How did people try to create their architecture and gardens? And how are Picturesque gardens managed today?

The Library: While you were Away 2019

An annual report summarising key changes and developments that have happened to Library services, facilities and resources as well as promotional activities.

Staff Spotlight on... Dr Marianne Ellis

We spoke about alumni, rugby and Lord of the Rings.

What does a general election mean for Brexit?

Dr Richard Fairchild writes for CGTN

New course dates for: SDPR, Process improvement, etc

January course dates are now published, to book your place please log on to Employee-Service Service (ESS)

CLT Lunchtime Hub: Grand Innovation Challenge

Introducing students to interdisciplinary team-based learning to solve complex problems.

The underrated art of scientific glassblowing

Newly appointed Fellow of the British Society of Scientific Glassblowers, Phil Jones tells us what it’s like being the University’s only glassblower.

Extension to the UK’s exit from the EU

A message from Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President

Argentina's insurrection was at the ballot box

Juan Pablo Ferrero writes in The Conversation.

Watch: Developing world-class research through GW4

Find out more about the GW4 Alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter Universities) and discover how it has benefited our academic and PhD student communities.

Update from Senate, October 2019

Senate held a meeting on 16 October 2019. The report outlines the issues which were discussed.

Farming, wildlife loss and climate change

New IPR public lecture series will address the future of UK land and farming, sustainable food production and protecting fragile eco-systems.

Santander Universities has renewed its partnership with Bath

The three-year partnership agreement was signed as part of a special celebration with beneficiaries and staff

Mental health & wellbeing workshops: new sessions available

We are running another series of Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness workshops for staff and managers.

World first on-the-spot test for ‘spice’ drug

The project was a collaboration across Biology & Biochemistry, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Computer Science, Physics and Electrical Engineering.

Developing the University’s female leaders

Discussing career progression, improved gender balance and Aurora.

Listen: Saiful Islam on materials to power the 21st century

Professor Saiful Islam talks to Jim Al-Khalili about his life and work studying the materials that make renewable energy possible.

Set your own volume with alcohol-free drink options

In response to your feedback, we’re pleased to introduce our new range of low-alcohol and alcohol-free drink options in outlets across campus.

Have you seen the gallery walk on the Parade?

The exhibition outside The Patch is an opportunity for all staff and students to get involved in the Vice-Chancellor’s engagement exercise, Our University, Our Future.

Do you want to be a Staff Wellbeing Champion?

We are looking for engaged and enthusiastic staff willing to support their colleagues. Read all about the role and download an application.

Make fungi think they’re starving to stop them having sex

Newly characterised receptors that repress sexual reproduction in fungi could be targeted to slow down their evolution.

Last few tickets for The Little Prince this Friday!

Don't miss the incredible story of The Little Prince, retold in this live show by a pilot stranded in the desert. Suitable for everyone, young and old.

I-SEE Seminar: 'Plastic Fantastic' Today Tuesday 29 October

Adrian Griffiths, CEO, Recycling Technologies Ltd, talks on Tuesday 29 October

Christmas Eve Closure

The University will close for the last working day before Christmas, Tuesday 24 December 2019.

Lunch with impact: responsible innovation: 19 November

Watch: GW4 Alliance

Find out more about the GW4 Alliance, our achievements over the past five years and what it can do for you

Planned interruptions to electricity supply

We are going to replace some of our sub-stations from November 2019 to January 2020.

The Brexit slow dance continues

Dr Richard Fairchild, Senior Lecturer in Corporate Finance, School of Management, writes in CGTN.

Lorry trailer fatalities in Essex

We have been shocked by the news of the deaths of 39 people.

‘Digital Health Generation’ project takes home Award

For the second year running the University has won the Research Impact Award at this year’s Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards.

Report of the Vice-Chancellor to Senate October 2019

The report presented by Professor Ian White to Senate on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Pain across the lifespan workshop: 28 November

An opportunity for University of Bath researchers to get together and discuss the diversity of issues involved in chronic pain across the lifespan.

Women’s Voices: Gender and Oil Conflict in the Niger Delta

A film by Dr Zainab Mai-Bornu from Bath's Centre for Development Studies (SPS).

Brexit related travel advice from Clarity

The University’s travel management company Clarity has provided updated advice for travellers around the UK's exit from the EU.

Filming in India with our newest partner agent

Andy Long, Student Recruitment Manager, shares his experience of being filmed by IDP, the University’s newest agent, during his recruitment trip.

Engage Grants funding for public engagement closing soon

One week left to apply for a grant to carry out public engagement with research activities

Event: An Evening of Poetry with the Black Verse

Join us for an evening of celebration in the Edge. The Black Verse is an organisation run by one of our Alumni which aims to empower Black poets. We will have an open mic slot , so come and show us your poetry!

Substantial Policy and Procedure review

The University has substantially revised how it addresses student complaints and disciplinary issues, and staff and student dignity and respect issues.

Hong Kong protesters shouldn’t pin hopes on outsiders

Professor Bill Durodie writes for The Conversation on why Hong Kong protesters shouldn’t pin hopes on outsiders to solve their impasse with Beijing.

Bristol+Bath Creative R+D launches Digital Placemaking fund

Funding of £235,000 is available for research and development that expands and shapes our understanding of Digital Placemaking.

TALK TEACHING: Citizenship and sustainability

Mapping the curriculum to the UN SDGs.

How NI was forced to change its abortion law

Dr Jennifer Thomson writes for The Conversation on how Norther Ireland has been forced to change its abortion law.

Centre for Mathematics and Algorithms for Data (MAD) launch event

The Departments of Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences are pleased to announce the establishment of the Centre for Mathematics and Algorithms for Data (MAD) at the University of Bath.

Prof Saiful Islam wins American Chemical Society award

Professor Saiful Islam, from the Department of Chemistry, has received the 2020 American Chemical Society Henry H. Storch Award in Energy Chemistry.

Professor Sam Akehurst's Inaugural Lecture

What will you be driving in 2040? To attend this inaugural lecture please register on Eventbrite.

Bath Digital Festival: Returning to work at the University

The University of Bath are driving an initiative to support those looking to start a career in Digital, Data and Technology with the initial skills and education in preparation for a career in key Technology roles at the University.

AB InBev is awarding up to 5 scholarships this year

Applications are open - please share with your first year students.

GW4 celebrates five years of collaborative world-class research

The GW4 Alliance has celebrated five years of championing innovative research, developing talent and securing economic growth across the region.

New university-branded clothing

As part of our continued efforts to provide more sustainable options across campus, we have sourced a new supplier for our branded clothing.

Evolution tells us we might be the only intelligent life

Dr Nick Longrich, Milner Centre for Evolution, writes for The Conversation on why evolution tells us we might be the only intelligent life in the universe.

Social Media Masterclass (Create a content calendar)

Join Tom Mason, Social Media Manager in the Department of Communications, for a masterclass on creating a content calendar for social media

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, VP (Strategic External Engagement)

Professor Hope Hailey has been recognised with one of the top awards in the field of social sciences, and has embarked upon a new initiative as Vice-President.

Climate Action Framework Project Manager role open

The role of University Climate Action Framework Project Manager is now open for applications.

Support Movember to help raise awareness of men's health

Student Services staff are taking part in Movember to raise awareness about testicular cancer, mental health and suicide. Why not be brave and join them?

Book now for October's Social Media Café

Book an appointment for the October Social Media Café, hosted by the Department of Communications.

New inductee for University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

Rugby legend turned mentor and people developer Nigel Redman inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport.

Farmers' Market next week - 29 October

In order to promote and showcase sustainable and locally sourced food, The SU is hosting regular Farmers' Markets.

Welcoming our doctoral community

Over 100 new doctoral researchers came together on Wednesday night to celebrate joining our research community.

Dr Roy Maconachie talks about new DfID project

A new research programme, funded by @DFID_UK and involving @CDS_Bath researchers, has been announced which will focus on the role and impact of children within agriculture in Africa.

Climate Action Framework Leader role open

The University Climate Action Framework Leader role is now open for applications.

Bath 2030: Fostering Talent for Our Future Creative City

Looking ahead to 2030, what more can the City of Bath do to attract and retain talent, a key factor in increasing the development and productivity of the Creative Industries in the city?

Digital Placemaking Roundtable - Bristol + Bath Creative R+D

You are invited to join the Bristol + Bath Creative R+D programme to discus the future of creativity and culture in Smart Cities.

Black History Month at The Holburne Museum

As a member of staff or a student, you can access The Holburne Museum for free.

Our University, Our Future events

Thank you to all members of the University community who attended.

Meet the student tackling mental health through football

Matthew Legg, International Management and Modern Languages, on turning his experience with depression into a vehicle to raise awareness of men’s mental health.

Closure of road beneath Wessex House

The road beneath Wessex House will be closed for the dismantling of scaffolding from Tuesday 29 - Thursday 31 October. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Researchers to investigate social behaviour

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution will work with anthropologists at UCL on the cross-disciplinary project.

Continuing the wellbeing journey

Launching the Wellbeing web page and recruiting Wellbeing Champions.