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Learn more about your physical activity behaviour

We're looking for people who are interested in doing more physical activity to help us evaluate personalised feedback from wearable monitoring technology.

Validating electrical projects: Ranjith’s placement story

Electrical and Electronic Engineering student, Ranjithkumar Kulasingam, spent a year working at Semtech as a Product Evaluation Intern.

The Trouble with Social Mobility

Professor Paul Gregg talks to Radio 4 about social mobility.

Take part in our vitamin D study

We're looking for volunteers to take part in a study exploring how exercise improves vitamin D and health in adults who are above their ideal body weight.

Graduate wins the Blackwood Design Award

Andrew Taylor's design for running glasses for visually impaired athletes, started life as a final-year project.

Decoding Brexit through game-theoretic approach

Dr Richard Fairchild writes for CGTN on decoding Brexit through game-theoretic approach, something he explored in a recent paper.

Scientists uncover the genetics of monogamy

A new study finds that evolution used the same genetic formula to turn animals monogamous.

Parking & STV access during Fed Cup

We will be hosting the Fed Cup - the equivalent to the Women’s World Cup in tennis – from February 6-9, 2019.

Apply for an Alumni Fund grant

Find out how to access funding for your research, sports club, society or placement.

Managing people and teams - 13 & 27 March 2019

Book your place - Managing people and teams.

Process Improvement - a practical introduction

Book your place - course dates available in January, February and March 2019.

Time to Talk Café 2019

UHSE is hosting a Time to Talk Café to encourage people to break the silence around mental health issues.

Book your place on Mental Health First Aid course - March 2019

Book your place on the Mental Health First Aid course - Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 March 2019.

Staff Development - February courses - Book your place

Courses dates are now published for February 2019.

Dr Kate Woodthorpe on the rise of 'pauper's funerals'

Dr Kate Woodthorpe, Dept of Social & Policy Sciences, writes for The Independent.

Welcome to Global Chair Professor Timothy Mitchell

Distinguished Prof Timothy Mitchell from Columbia University joins Bath as a 2018/19 Global Chair.

Volunteers needed for mental wellbeing study

Adults with anxiety or depression and adults without mental health problems are needed for a new online psychology research project.

Death of Hannily Bendell, The Edge

The Edge and University of Bath are deeply saddened to announce the death of Hannily Bendell.

Scholarship supporters welcomed into Rolls of Honour

On 10 December 2018, Godfrey and Sue Hall became the newest names in the Vice-Chancellor’s Roll of Honour.

New Moodle workshops in January

Places available. Suitable for new and advanced Moodle users

University's response to the proposed USS recovery plan

University's response on the pension scheme proposals

Guardian exclusive: Dr Darragh McGee on football betting

IT maintenance affects Balena (HPC), 14-18 Jan

Balena (HPC) will be unavailable between 14 and 18 January, due to an annual upgrade to provide bug fixes and new features.

Staff Spotlight on… Professor Nancy Puccinelli

Nancy is Head of Division for Marketing, Business and Society in the School of Management.

IT maintenance affects files.bath and more, 15 Jan

Planned IT maintenance on Tues 15 Jan, 7am to 9am.

Ultra-sensitive sensor with gold nanoparticle array

Our physicists have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array, that's 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors.

Last minute places available : Finance for non-finance managers

Please book your place by logging onto Employee Self-Service (ESS). The session will be held on Thursday 24 January 2019.

Calling all former Fulbrighters

Have you been awarded a Fulbright Award in the past?

Student photographs earth from space

Jacob Smith fulfilled his dream to launch a camera into space using a high altitude balloon.

Invitation from Professor Bernie Morley

Professor Bernie Morley would like for you to join him at Café Conversations.

Donors join PhD students for Three Minute Thesis

PhD students present mini Three Minute Theses to the donors who generously support their projects.

Last minute places: The nuts & bolts of managing people

Please book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS) for this course which will be held on 18 January 2019.

Kick Start to Higher Education Teaching – apply now

Running from March to May 2019 this intensive and practical programme is aimed at research staff, technicians and professional services colleagues interested in teaching in HE.

Participants wanted for new Rheumatoid Arthritis study

Take part in a pilot study exploring how digital technologies can be used to monitor disease activity of people diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

India Winter School in New Delhi

The first India Winter School took place in December, run by the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Engineering & Design Taster Talk series

Our five talks in under five minutes have been developed as a resource for teachers to use in class.

Death of Professor Rod Scott - Funeral details

Rod’s funeral will be held at 3pm on Friday 11 January 2019 at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath.

Doctoral College welcomes Mental Health Adviser

The new role will support the unique needs of doctoral students.

Carers Support Network 24 January 2019

Do you provide care for an elderly or disabled person?

Last minute places available: Effective Committee Servicing

Last minute places available: Meetings-Effective Committee Servicing on Tuesday 15 January 2019. Please log on to Employee Self-Service (ESS) to book your place.

David Parkin Visiting Professorship 2019/20

We are now inviting applications for the David Parkin Visiting Professorship for the academic year 2019 to 2020.

Watch: Professor Alice Roberts public lecture

Prof Alice Roberts delivered her public lecture 'Tamed: three species that changed our world' at the inaugural conference of the Milner Centre for Evolution.

Team Bath Sportive returns for 2019

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2018, the Team Bath Sportive is returning for a second year – and it is open to even more cyclists.

Have your questions answered at the next Social Media Café

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

Congratulations to our latest Bath Scheme Fellows

Congratulations to colleagues who successfully gained HEA Fellowship from Advance HE through the Bath Scheme Recognition Panel in July and December.

Flooding Art Exhibition at the Royal United Hospital

Come along and see the River is the Venue art exhibition featuring art inspired by research at the University of Bath.

IPR Welcomes Gail Kent to its Advisory Board

Gail Kent, Director of Data at the European Commission, has been appointed as a new member of the IPR Advisory Board.

Report calls for unified approach to revolutionise health

The annual report from the Chief Medical Officer draws on work from Professor Harry Rutter focusing on the commercial and environmental drivers of ill health.

University Teaching Awards - nominations open!

This year, we are pleased to announce the new Director of Studies Award.

IPR Public Lecture: No Business of Yours

How the large corporation swallowed the future.

Take off for European Space Agency-funded rehabilitation project

Researchers will assess the movement forces on human lower limbs in low gravity settings using computer simulation and anti-gravity devices.

Staff Spotlight on… Paul Shepherd, Senior Lecturer

We talked space, software, and how playing Bridge can get you into Cambridge.

Football bets should come with a health warning

Dr Arman Hassanniakalager writes for The Conversation on why football bets should come with a health warning.

Increased risk of harm from cannabis

A significant new study shows that cannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past 11 years.

Can prisons rehabilitate?

A new three-year ESRC study, from Prof Jewkes, will focus on the most recently-opened prison, HMP Berwyn.

Gary Goertz joins Bath as Visiting Parkin Professor

Professor Goertz will be resident in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences from January 2019 until May 2019.

Writing targeted grant proposals

Giving participants the chance to expand their ideas on available funding sources, and consider what funders want to achieve when they give grants.

New U1 and U2 timetable

First West of England have published the new timetable, and route maps, for the University bus service.

Thrills and frustration for Team Bath Racing Electric in China

Team Bath Racing Electric (TBRe) has recently returned from competing at Formula Student Electric China (FSEC) in Zhuhai, China.

New shared curator appointed for The Edge

The Holburne Museum and The Edge have appointed a new shared curator, Will Cooper.

COP24 climate talks and ‘people’s voice’

Dr Aurelie Charles writes for The Conversation about the latest UN climate talks, COP24.

Giant telescope array to explore extreme universe

Bath astrophysicists are part of an international consortium working on the largest and most sensitive telescope in the world

Differentiated HE missions are key to social progress

Professor Rajani Naidoo and Dr Rushil Ranchod have their research published in University World News.

A message from Professor Bernie Morley

Professor Bernie Morley, Acting Vice-Chancellor, delivers his end of year message for 2018.

Christmas on campus – food outlets open this week

Seven of our outlets are still open as usual.

Post-Brexit immigration plan is surreal and cynical

Dr Emma Carmel writes for The Conversation on why the UK’s new post-Brexit immigration plan is surreal and cynical.

Christmas and New Year opening hours 2018

Opening times on campus over the festive break.

Achieving AUA accreditation

Loretta, Ann-Marie and Sue received their Association of University Administrators membership in November.

Young chronic pain sufferers battle isolation and stigma

Dr Abbie Jordan, Psychology, writes for The Conversation on how young chronice pain sufferers battle isolation and stigma as they struggle to forge their identities.

New research reveals why people really use food banks

Study suggests people’s use of them is often more complex and more positive than is presented.

International Research Funding Schemes Open

The IRO is pleased to launch the 2019-20 International Research Funding call.

Women Global Chair Scheme 2019-2020 Opens

The International Relations Office invites nominations for Women Global Chair visiting professorships.

University hosts WECA event to address the future of mobility

The University hosted a regional event with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to look at innovative opportunities for mobility in the region.

Holburne Museum entry

The museum will remain free of charge for staff and students.

Poster prize at the Royal Society for Public Health conference

Mahan Amani won the best poster prize at the Royal Society for Public Health conference for her poster titled “Biogeochemical controls on Manganese cycling in drinking water reservoir”.

Obituary: Linda Coles

Linda started at the University in 1976 and remained part of the Finance & Procurement team until her death on 12 December 2018 following a battle with cancer.

Christmas shopping at the Bath Christmas Market

Max and Ellie, two students at the University of Bath, go on the hunt for Christmas presents (and cheese) at the Bath Christmas Markets.

PhD positions also available in our TCRG

Three PhD positions available as part of our recruitment drive for the STOP project.

Quarry Road entrance closure over Christmas and New Year

From Sunday 23 December 2018 to Monday 1 January 2019, the gates at the main Quarry Road entrance will be closed.

Changes to University bus service

First West of England have confirmed changes that will apply from 6 January 2019.

Pensions Update

Update on the USS Pension from the Director of Finance and Director of HR.

Our new suite of online MScs goes live

Message from Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Carry your library card for access over the Christmas vacation

Reminder from the Security team about building access over Christmas and the New Year.

New Gym & Fitness Centre to open in February

Doors to open on new Sports Training Village facility in the New Year.

Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach festive fundraising

The Directorate have raised money for Save the Children during Christmas Jumper Day and donated to a food bank using a reverse advent calendar.

CAFÉ at the Virgil Building to become a new city hub

A valuable new service for students living in the city to open in January.