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Quantum computing boost from vapour stabilising technique

The patented technique allows electrons to be used for quantum computing, high-precision measurements and other applications.

Want to spend less at the supermarket? Put your phone away!

Using a mobile phone on a trip to the supermarket pushes up shopping bills by a hefty 41 per cent, according to researchers from our School of Management.

Big pharma boosts funding to patient organisations

The existing disclosure system of funding from pharma companies to patient organisations needs greater transparency, argues a new SPS study.

Digital Exams Forum 2019

Join us to discuss recent advances within the online assessment field in higher education.

Finalists for Launch: Great West awards

Scientific commercialisation from the University is being recognised at the Launch: Great West awards, with finalists in several award categories.

Staff Spotlight on... Katie Maras, Senior Lecturer

We spoke to Katie, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, as Bath's Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR) was included in part two of UUK’s #MadeAtUni campaign.

Anti-social and abusive behaviour towards a First bus driver

Vice-Chancellor and SU President speak out against unacceptable behaviour on campus

From turtle poaching to eco-tourism on Maio (Cape Verde)

The Maio Biodiversity Foundation was set up in 2010 to protect the wildlife on the island of Maio (Cape Verde) and develop a sustainable eco-tourism industry

Technicians' Conference 2019

As part of our Technician Commitment we are holding the first conference for University of Bath technical staff to celebrate and showcase their work.

People behind the research - Dr Felia Allum

Meet Felia from the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, and learn more about her and her research into organised crime.

Hoarding Awareness Week

Hoarding remains a very misunderstood condition, which can be approached without real awareness of how it manifests or how to talk to people who have these issues.

RAEng Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships

Our internal selection process for Royal Academy of Engineering funding which aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia.

Update on the development of campus Arrivals Square

The Square is being developed to help meet demand for sustainable transport.

Polling station open on campus - 23 May 2019

We are pleased to confirm that a polling station will be open in the Library from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 May.

Career progression for Education and Research staff

A new web page signposts to the guidance and support available to help you manage your career, including for probation and promotion.

University wins £100k to develop career skills of young people

The £119,912, awarded by the The Careers & Enterprise Company, will go towards an initiative named Careerpilot.

The rise of the grey vote

Professor Nick Pearce and Joe Chrisp examine the age divide in the UK, and consider the rising importance of older voters in British politics.

Temporary closure of G car park 23 and 25 May

Update on car parking in G car park.

Carry your library card for access over the Bank Holiday weekend

Reminder from the Security team about building access over the Bank Holiday.

Can the U.S.-China trade war be reversed?

Professor Richard Fairchild, School of Management, writes for CGTN.

Meet our new Vice-Chancellor

You can now book onto a series of informal sessions to meet our new Vice-Chancellor.

Update on 4 East South

In recent weeks there have been reports of damage to small sections of surface concrete on 4 East South.

Apply for an Alumni Fund grant

You can now apply for a grant for your research or learning enhancement project from the Alumni Fund.

The winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards are...

The 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Engage Awards recognise the range of fantastic public engagement work taking place across the University.

Event: Ethics for Military Engineering

In this session, Professor George R Lucas Jr will debate whether (and how) lethal autonomous weapons can be regulated and developed from an ethical standpoint.

Ede & Ravenscroft Prize Presentations 2019

Come and hear about the best postgraduate research at this free event.

LGBT+ event open to all: Weds 22

Roundtable on intersectionality in the LGBT community, with special guests Mike and Tom.

Prison Crisis and the Penal Merry-Go-Round

Professor Yvonne Jewkes addresses the prison crisis, and how continual changes in leadership contribute to an already unsustainable penal system.

Gender equality: five Departments receive prestigious awards

University celebrates two Silvers and 3 Bronzes at the most successful Athena SWAN round ever.

Veronica Hope Hailey changes role

Professor Hope Hailey’s role will be changing from 30 September 2019.

Election of members of the European Parliament

We are pleased to confirm that a polling station will be open in the Library from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 May.

Marcelle McManus is Most Inspirational Woman in STEM

Professor Marcelle McManus has been named the Most Inspirational Woman in STEM in the West.

IT maintenance affects services and software, Tue 21 May

From 7am to 9am.

Register now for the CTI-Bath International Showcase 2019

Register now for this showcase which will be held at The Edge on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

Restart your Windows 7 PC by Tuesday 21 May

If you have a Windows 7 PC, please restart your PC by Tuesday 21 May in order to receive critical security updates.

Autism research celebrated as part of the ‘nation’s lifesavers’ list

Pioneering initiatives from CAAR are singled out as part of UUK’s #MadeAtUni campaign.

Staff Spotlight on… Amanda James, Student Services

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we spoke to Amanda about mindfulness, writing for NME, and living in Thailand.

FC Not Alone to encourage men to open up

FC Not Alone is a successful football-centred platform set up by second-year student Matthew Legg and his cousin, Ian McKenzie.

Worrying gap between young and old revealed

The new APPG on Social Integration report, launched today at the University’s Institute for Policy Research, highlights division between the ages.

Same computer password for the last 10 years?

If so, you might need a vibrating cybernudge as researchers say changing human behaviour is key to foiling cyberattacks.

In memory of Professor Edward Fraenkel

Our long-standing friend and colleague, Professor Edward Fraenkel FRS, died on Saturday 27 April at the age of 91.

Study points to 'policy blueprint' for AI and machine-learning

The new study suggests policymakers face a tight balancing act in encouraging growth in technologies, whilst ensuring parts of society do not feel left behind.

University Bus Services

Professor Steve Egan provides an update on the University bus services.

Lunch with impact: IPR and policy engagement

Outlining the work that the IPR does and how it engages with policy makers.

Drop-ins now open!

#GetMovinginMay with The Edge's Barre Fluid Fitness classes - £10 per session!

Lunchtime seminar: capacitive deionization in water treatment

Professor Dengsong Zhang from Shanghai University discusses high-performance electrode materials in the removal of ions from waste and saline water.

Why do we want to touch art?

Dr Simon Hayhoe for CNN on why touching art is so important.

Electrode’s ‘hot edges’ convert CO₂ gas

The bowl-shaped design can efficiently convert CO₂ from gas into carbon based fuels and chemicals, helping combat the threat of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Listen: Caroline Hickman on Radio 4

Dr Caroline Hickman discusses climate and eco anxiety with Radio 4, starts 07m 15s.

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

Our internal selection process for the fourth round of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships.

IPR Appoints New Director of Research

Dr Charlie Larkin joins the IPR to lead on its programme of research.

Tonight: Memorial lecture to highlight dementia challenges

The inaugural lecture, in memory of former Bath student Beatrice Godwin, takes place during ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week’.

Your University news & updates

What you told us and the changes you’ll see.

Celebrating the Best in Sporting Achievement

On Wednesday 8 May we gathered at the Assembly Rooms to celebrate the Blues Awards Ceremony.

CSCT Summer Showcase 2019

Registration is now open for the CSCT Summer Showcase, a unique, multidisciplinary event that features the latest developments in sustainable chemical technologies.

Rethinking girls' experiences of physical activity

Zoe Jeffery, PA to Professor Steve Egan and PhD student, is investigating how young girls can change their physical education experiences.

Building Evidence for Technology and Autism

There is a wide range of digital technologies aiming to support autistic people – but is there evidence that any of them work?

Cyclists enjoy second Team Bath Sportive

The sun shone on the second Team Bath Sportive as more than 100 cyclists enjoyed perfect conditions for a Sunday ride through the Somerset countryside.

The escalating China-U.S. trade war: Anger vs. reconciliation

Professor Richard Fairchild, School of Management, writes for CGTN.

Bath hosts UK Shelter Forum annual meeting

The University recently hosted this year’s UK Shelter Forum annual meeting.

Supporting students and staff during Ramadan

A newly created guidance for staff and students who are observing or supporting those who observe Ramadan.

GW4 academics collaborate for climate resilience

The GW4 Climate Resilience Workshop explored how collaborative research can build on our region’s strengths to deliver the step change necessary within Climate Resilience.

Counselling services for staff

This Mental Health Awareness Week learn about our free and confidential counselling service.

Social Media Masterclass #7 (create a content calendar)

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

Social Media Café - 30 May

Sign up to book an appointment for the May Social Media Café; the monthly surgery from the Department of Marketing & Communications.

Staff Spotlight on... Jane Timothy, Dental Officer

We talked about overcoming fears, Little Chef and NHS reform.

Exhibition: Borderlines

Artists venture beyond borders in this politically-focused exhibition. 18 May – 13 July: Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm. Preview: Fri 17 May, 4-6pm

Team Bath Racing to use augmented reality

Augmented reality used to assist in manufacturing of race car built by University of Bath students.

Healing the Generational Divide

Join Chuka Umunna MP, Wera Hobhouse MP, and Dr Matt Dickson at the launch of the APPG on Social Integration’s interim report, ‘Healing the Generational Divide’.

Project points to digital solutions to tackle loneliness

The study brought together carers online in an effort to better understand and unpick their experiences of loneliness.

MArch work in Split, Croatia

Final year students of the Masters of Architecture course were recently invited to Split, Croatia, to present their first semester design project.

ACE2Zambia 2019 needs your support

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering is sending four undergraduate students to Zambia to work on a valuable volunteering project.

Mental Health Awareness Week

We will be hosting an awareness stall in the Claverton Rooms foyer, 13-17 May 2019.

IT maintenance affects Agresso, iTrent and more, Tue 14 May

From 7am to 9am.

Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

Researchers have used a graphite coating that makes perovskite solar cells waterproof.

Misinterpreting China and Lessons from the Huawei Debacle

Professor Bill Durodie examines popular perceptions of China, and what lessons can be learnt from history and the recent Huawei controversy.

EXTREME project showcases results in Italy

The EXTREME project, coordinated by Professor Michele Meo, is showcasing its results at a special EXTREME Dynamic Loading session in Italy.

Celebrating and showcasing public engagement

Join the Public Engagement Unit at The Edge on Wednesday 15 May, 1-2pm for a showcase celebrating public engagement.

Pint of Science podcast with Professor Saiful Islam

Professor Saiful Islam, Department of Chemistry, speaks to the Pint of Science podcast.

New software eases the pain of multiple UI designs

Open source software to make user interface design easier for different screens launched on 7 May 2019.

Why is engineering for everyone?

First-year mechanical engineering students, Alan, Jack, Thomas, Tabitha and Owain share their winning outreach video.

Presentation Skills (half day course) on Monday 17 June

This course is suitable for 'all staff' who have to present to others as part of their role, whether to a small audience within the context of a meeting, or in a larger, more formal setting.

When biodegradable plastic is not biodegradable

Isabel Thomlinson, PhD Researcher from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies writes for The Conversation.

Become a Gold Scholarship Programme Alumni Mentor

We’re looking for new Mentors to support our Gold Scholars.

Registration now open to process at Graduations

Staff can now register to process and hire academic dress for the summer award ceremonies taking place in July.

Share your thoughts... The Edge event space

The Edge have remodelled the ground floor to create a new event space. We are transforming the look, feel and activities of this new space and we want your ideas.

Emergency First Aid - Spaces available

Spaces are available on the Emergency First Aid course, offered by Team Bath, on 8 May.

Staff Spotlight on... Rich Prowse, Head of Digital

We spoke about the University's content management system, Disney and how it's OK to be you.

IT maintenance affects SAMIS, Pure, Archibus and Printing

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Environmental damage and international games

Dr Richard Fairchild writes an opinion piece for CGTN.

What Is To Be Done About Sexual Abuse at UK Universities?

Tina Skinner, Cassandra Jones, Rachel Fenton, Olivia Smith, and Geetanjali Gangoli recommend further action to prevent sexual abuse at universities.

Watch: An Autism Friendly University conference in full

During Autism Awareness Week (1-5 April 2019) the University Health, Safety and Environment Service held a highly successful speaker event about becoming an autism-friendly institution.

Mobile Phones: New Contractual agreement

Computing Services and Procurement collaborated with 12 other Public Sector Bodies to aggregate Mobile Phone tariffs with the aim to reduce costs.

Mental Health and Wellbeing workshops

From May to July we are running a series of Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness workshops for staff and managers.

University is awarded Gold Charter Mark by England Athletics

The University of Bath has become only the second university in the country to be awarded a Gold Charter Mark by England Athletics.

SDPR: Conducting an effective review - dates now available

This workshop will enable you to conduct effective reviews for those you line manage by focusing on the purpose and principles of an effective review conversation.

SDPR: Getting the most out of your review - dates available

This workshop aims to help those who are being reviewed for the first time to understand their role in this 2 way process.

Carry your library card for access over the Bank Holiday weekend

Reminder from the Security team about building access over the Bank Holiday.

Listen to our new podcast “5 minute research”

We speak to Dr Ben Metcalfe, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, about his latest research project dubbed the ‘fitbit for horses’.

Bath in top 10 in latest university league table

The University has reclaimed its position as a top 10 UK university in The Complete University Guide 2020 University League Tables.

Polling station on campus open on Thursday 2 May

We are pleased to confirm that a polling station will be open in the Library from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May.

July Course Dates - Now available (staff training courses)

Courses include: MHFA (Higher Education) course, the Nuts & Bolts of managing people, Process Improvement, Meetings effective committee servicing. To book your place please use Employee Self-Service (ESS) - guidance is provided on each course webpage.

Congratulations to our new HEA Fellows via Advance HE

Congratulations to our new HEA Fellows via our Advance HE accredited provision.

IPR Blog: Declining Insects? Bring Back Set-Aside

What if there were no more insects? Stuart Reynolds discusses the decline in insect numbers, and why we should re-introduce the set-aside policy.

Parallel studies focus on cannabis addiction and impairment

Two new studies from Dr Tom Freeman of our Addiction & Mental Health Group provide fresh insights that could assist the development of medicinal cannabis.

Bath Pint of Science 2019 - 20 - 22 May

Pint of Science is a worldwide science festival that brings researchers to your local pub to present their scientific discoveries.

KTP Best of Best Awards 2019 announce finalists

The University of Bath's KTP with Spirent Communications is announced among the finalist for the national KTP Best of the Best Awards 2019.

Hate crime & discrimination sessions

Having better knowledge and understanding of hate crime, and reporting, are fundamental to safeguarding those who may experience hate crime and discrimination.

International award for senior lecturer in Italian politics

Dr Felia Allum has been awarded the prestigious Political Studies Association Jennie Lee Prize for Outstanding Teaching 2019.

BAMC highlights the innovative power of applied mathematics

The packed three-day conference at Bath demonstrated the many important contributions the field makes towards scientific progress in all academic disciplines.

Hot Liquor presents: Claustrophobia

Punctuated with moments of humour and tenderness, this minimalist, haunting psychological thriller is a must see.

Reduced IT support, Tuesday 30 April 2019

IT support on campus will be reduced on Tuesday 30 April 2019 for a staff event. Normal service will resume on Wednesday 1 May at 10am.

Explore the future of Digital Placemaking

Bristol+Bath Creative R+D are looking for two New Talent and two Inclusion Fellows to explore the future of Digital Placemaking.

The benefits of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Watch the University's new video on the benefits of an Innovate UK funded KTP.

Become an Office 365 champion

As an Office 365 Champion help others to discover the benefits of greater collaborative working and encourage them to Collaborate. Share. Achieve.

Committee report on abortion in Northern Ireland reaction

Dr Jennifer Thomson has provided reaction to the House of Commons' Women & Equalities Committee report into abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

Staff Spotlight on Apala Majumdar, Reader

We spoke mathematical inspirations, Montreal, and multi-tasking.

Documentary makers scoop HE Oscar

A feature-length documentary produced by the University of Bath all about diamond mining in Sierra Leone has taken home a top UK film award.

New international scam targeting speakers and delegates

A reputable conference will never call you asking for your bank details to secure accommodation etc.

Important role of Patient Research Partner

The ASSESS study, led by Chief Investigator Dr William Tillett, is a study currently underway at the Royal National Hospital For Rheumatic Diseases (RNHND).

Developing our REF 2021 Code of Practice

An update on preparations for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 and an opportunity to comment on our draft Code of Practice.

Olympians need you... to complete a survey

Debbie Palmer, from the World Olympians Association, is a former member of staff and Olympian who completed her PhD here at Bath.

IPR Blog: The Cost of Dyslexia to Families

Dr Helen Ross assesses the emotional and financial impact of dyslexia on children and families.