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Searching for tomorrow's champions

Our researchers are working with the Premier League to harness young players' true potential

Fungal disease spreads through UK hospitals

First Bus to provide all services

Following Wessex Bus Ltd’s withdrawal, First Bus will provide all main bus services to and from Claverton Down

Attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils

Our thoughts are with the people of Spain following last week's dreadful attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils

Your Space Your Say Exhibition Event

September course dates now available

Courses include Process Improvement, Mental Health First Aid and various SDPR courses

Top UK electric Formula Student team

Team Bath Racing Electric have been crowned number one UK student electric team at Silverstone

First Bus to provide all main University bus services from September

Following Wessex Bus Ltd’s withdrawal from the bus market in Bath on commercial grounds, all main bus services to and from the University’s Claverton Down campus will be provided by First Bus.

International Healthcare Workshop with Koç University

An early-career researcher workshop on 'Improving healthcare operations through modelling and simulation' brought together scholars from the UK and Turkey in Bath, in late July.

Help us welcome our new students

#gotintobath - Get involved on social media today to give our new students a warm welcome to our community

England rhythmic gymnasts step up 2018 preps on campus

Team England’s rhythmic gymnastics squad have been continuing their build-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a productive training week at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.

Team Bath Racing Electric named top UK electric team

The University of Bath’s Team Bath Racing was recently crowned the number one UK electric team, following a successfully outing at the Formula Student competition at Silverstone.

Mike Nicholson's “grave concerns” about unconditional offers

Our Director of Student Recruitment & Admissions was interviewed for an article in The Guardian which asks whether giving A level students unconditional offers is a good idea.

SDPR - Getting the most out of your review: Thu 7 Sep

This workshop helps those who are being reviewed to understand their role in this two-way process.

From BBC Bristol to ABC Sydney

Justin Rogers (SPS) has been engaging with the media about Fostering Hope, community-based research

Uni Chaplain's Thought for the day on Radio Bristol

Nigel Rawlinson shares his thoughts on the escalating North Korea situation

Belly dancing: borrowing or cultural appropriation?

Valeria Lo Iacono Symonds, Teaching Fellow in the Department for Health, writes for The Conversation.

Looking to the future: Saudi Arabia & Vision 2030

Majid Bin Ayed Al-Ayed, who is studying for his Professional Doctorate in Policy Research & Practice with the IPR, discusses Vision 2030, the blueprint for Saudi Arabia’s ambitious economic transformation.

Conducting an effective SDPR review: Thu 7 Sep

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.

North Korea: Prayer station for peace

With tensions mounting regarding North Korea, and thinking of our international students from China and other countries nearby, the Chaplain has set up a prayer station; staff and students of all faiths (and none) are very welcome to come along, spend a few minutes in quiet reflection, and leave a message or light a candle.

Research challenges ethnic diversity

New IPR Policy Brief looks at ethnic diversity and composition of students attending UK universities

Quads & Norwood House in Top 50 list

We’re delighted that The Quads and Norwood House have been listed in the Student Crowd's top 50 best student accommodation halls in the UK.

Implementing national pay award

With effect from 1 August 2017 there will be a 1.7% increase on most single pay spine points

Congrats to Bath Scheme HEA Fellows

The Bath Scheme programme for experienced teaching staff leads to nationally-recognised status

How common are imposter doctors?

Trust Me, BBC1's new psychological hospital drama, is more plausible than you'd like to think according to a Bath research study carried out in 1996

Bath graduate storms to relay gold

Danny Talbot helps Great Britain to men’s 4x100m relay gold on Saturday night at London 2017

Creating charts in Excel: Thu 24 Aug

Sign up now to improve your Excel skills. The course is also running on 28 September.

Adobe Flash is retiring

Adobe have announced the end of support for Flash Player from the end of 2020; the University hopes to remove provision of Flash Player by the same point. We request that you don’t purchase any new services that are reliant on Flash.

No printing for Linux users: Tue 15 Aug 7-9am

We are carrying out an upgrade to Everyone Print; thank you for your patience while this necessary work takes place.

Internal combustion after Mazda's 'holy grail' breakthrough

Prof Jamie Turner provides expert comment to IMechE about new breakthrough in compression ignition developed by Mazda.

Visit the Virgil & meet staff teams there

All staff are warmly invited to the first Open Event in the Virgil Building on Wed 6 Sep from 3 - 5pm

Process Improvement course: Wed 6 Sep

This one-day workshop encourages innovative thinking and will teach delegates how to apply tried and tested process improvement techniques that can make a positive difference in the working environment.

The Milner Centre for Evolution project update

Our the monthly update aims to keep you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution project.

Progress report: Polden accommodation project

Follow the progress of the construction of our new residences.

Development Toolkit: 10 surprising ways to free your creativity

Unconscious restrictions, preconceptions & fear restrict the creative juices

Volunteering at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

CSCT student Suzy Wallace blogs about her experience of helping at The Summer Science Exhibition.

Nominations for B&NES Council Chair’s Community Awards

Nominations are welcome for The Chair of B&NES Council’s Community Awards, which recognise volunteers, community leaders, organisations, carers and local businesses.

Full immersive cricket experience

Researchers use motion capture tech to create virtual reality cricket game with entertainment company

Politics, fake news & the post-truth era

The IPR’s 2017 symposium will examine public policy and politics on 14 Sep in the current age of disruption

VR cricket game uses motion capture technology for full immersive experience

Researchers at CAMERA, the University's Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications have worked with entertainment company Stickee using motion capture technology to help create an immersive virtual reality cricket game.

Wessex UoB service to cease operations

University & First Bus are in discussions about extra services when Wessex's end on 22 September

National Student Survey 2017

The University’s students continue to be among the most satisfied in the UK according to the results of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), published today (9 August 2017).

National Student Survey 2017 results

Our students continue to be among the most satisfied in the UK, according to the latest NSS

Use the Development Toolkit to learn about Stress Management

Learn more about how to recognise, avoid and prevent workplace stress by using the free resources in the Uni's Development Toolkit

Student Imogen excited about sporting education at Bath

Rising England star & BSc(Hons) Sport & Exercise Science student Imogen Allison believes she is in the best place to continue her education on and off the court after committing to Team Bath Netball for the 2017-18 season.

Green light for new £3.5 million gym

Planning consent has been granted to build a new gym at the Sports Training Village that will open next summer

Low-intensity workouts: what lazy fitness dreams are made of

Our research is cited in an article about the benefits of low-intensity steady state (LISS) exercise.

Help welcome our new students

A-level results day: How you can get involved with #gotintobath on social media channels next Thursday

We’ve got to talk: The militarization of biotechnology

Brett Edwards (PoLIS) discusses the debate about the security implications of cutting-edge biotechnology.

MRSA survival chances predicted

Sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can identify patients most at risk of death

Viper 10 Sportswear joins Team Bath Netball family

Team Bath Netball has joined forces with Viper 10 Sportswear for the 2017-18 season in an innovative suppliership which will see new designs and ranges, including replica kit for the Blue and Gold fans.

What happens when you introduce 4-year-olds to an OAPs' home

An intergenerational experiment has shown that, within a short timeframe, it is possible to bring about significant enhancement in the well-being of older people.

MRSA survival chances predicted by DNA sequencing the superbug

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have found that sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can accurately identify patients most at risk of death.

Delivering value for money activities

Sharing good practice and demonstrating we are spending public funds in an effective & efficient manner

Help with writing skills over summer

Writing support is available for PG students working on their dissertations throughout the summer

Welcome to new staff who joined us in July

The new starters update gives the name, job title & department of all new members of staff who started with us in July 2017. Enjoy your time at the University!

The Paris Agreement will succeed without the USA

PhD student Alastair Marsh believes the USA’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a reminder that populous, industrialising countries deserve more attention.

CSCT expert comments on water research

Antoine Buchard, Whorrod Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, discusses Carnegie Mellon research paper that has been published in Green Chemistry.

Next generation of plug-in hybrid car could use vintage tech

Our researchers believe when twinned with an electric engine, a rotary powertrain could deliver top-end performance and boost the range of a hybrid.

SpaceSoc: a force to be reckoned with

Bath students demonstrate they are a force to be reckoned with in space engineering and can compete on a national stage.

Home is where clean water flows

Vicky De Groof, CSCT student, blogs about her experience at the 5th IWA Young Water Professionals BeNeLux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg) conference.

Campus Retail & Commercial Operations

Teams in CRCO, ahs and Finance have been brought together to unify campus and city centre operations

Do we need TripAdvisor for care homes?

Tony Walter shares his experience of trying to find the best geriatric care for his elderly mother

Update regarding HEFCE

Uni is engaging fully with Higher Education Funding Council concerning a complaint from Lord Adonis

Free online learning for all staff

Log in to Development Toolkit for 2000+ resources: setting objectives, SDPR advice, self development

An invitation from Diane Aderyn

Diane invites colleagues to the Claverton Rooms for cake and drinks on Wed 16 Aug at 3pm

Volunteers aged 20-30 or over 55 wanted

Take part in our new psychology study to help us understand ageing & its effect on decision-making

High-quality scientific tech at fraction of cost

£1m project to produce 3D-printed optical microscopes will boost science in developing countries

Single currency for West Africa won’t materialise soon

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong, Lecturer in Strategy in the School of Management, writes for The Conversation.

Medal haul for Bath-based swimmers

Our swimmers brought home a stash of 24 medals from FINA World & British Swimming Summer Champs

Women's lunchtime walking group on Mondays & Thursdays

Regular walkers say that they find it refreshing and invigorating to take time out from their busy schedules, to get fresh air and enjoyable exercise with friendly conversation along the way.

Price changes in Uni bars & eateries

Prices are changing in line with the Uni’s commitment to offer responsibly sourced food

IPR blog: I’m not English. Oh, yes you are!

A blog post by Anthony Barnett, writer and Founder of openDemocracy.

3D printed microscopes to boost science in developing countries

Using cheap consumer electronics and 3D printed parts to create high-quality scientific and medical devices at a fraction of the cost of alternatives is the aim of a new £1M research project at the University of Bath.

New Heads of Department from 1 Aug 2017

Our academic leadership webpage has been updated in time for the new academic year.

Research to improve health services

Over 150 delegates from nearly 30 countries convene on campus to discuss future healthcare advances

Academic lead for Doctoral College

Prof Cathryn Mitchell will be the Academic Director of our new Doctoral College which comes into existence today

C4 sets up old people’s home for 4-year-olds

Prof Malcolm Johnson (CDAS) features in tonight's C4's series 'Old People's Home for Four-Year-Olds'

How sharing can make a hangover less harrowing

Sally Adams, Christine Griffin and Paula Smith, from the Department of Psychology, have co-authored an article for The Conversation.

C4 series sets up old people’s home for four-year-olds

Professor Malcolm Johnson from CDAS is part of tonight's C4's series 'Old People's Home for Four-Year-Olds'

Why Process Improvement matters

Professor Steve Egan talks about why Process Improvement is so important to the University

Cheap tobacco means fewer smokers quit

Price increases as a deterrent to cut smoking are being undermined by the availability of cheap tobacco

Carole Mundell talks to BBC World Service

An international team of scientists, including Professor Mundell, have captured Gamma Ray Bursts - the biggest explosions in the Universe - in unprecedented detail for the first time.

Leading lights on campus to discuss future healthcare advances

The University's Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Improvement (Chi2) is hosting this week's EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services.

Marketing award for PhD student

PhD student Marilena Gemtou received a Worshipful Company of Marketors external website award last week for her work on customer revenge behaviour.

Update: University Print Service (UPS)

Tranche 2 of the University Print Service (UPS) roll out to the Sharp system starts today, as planned

Wali Aslam on Afghan war after Pakistan prime minister ousted

Availability of cheap tobacco undermining efforts to cut smoking

The effectiveness of price increases as a deterrent to cut smoking is being undermined by the availability of cheap tobacco, says new Dept for Health TCRG research.

Applying ACE 'total design' principles

Award-winning alumnus William Arnold reflects on his career in civil engineering & his time studying at Bath

Cathryn Mitchell delivers Royal Institute of Navigation keynote

Cathryn Mitchell gave the President's Invitation Address at the Royal Institute of Navigation's 11th AGM

Over-50? Sign up for first-ever National Vintage Games

ON 2 September, the inaugural National Vintage Games, the UK’s first competitive and recreational sports event for the over-50s, is coming to the University of Bath.

Ten small-scale engagement projects

Across the 2016-2017 academic year, the Uni funded 10 small-scale public engagement projects

Training - Managing emotions: anger, worry, disappointment

If you are a manager or leader, your moods and emotions can encourage or inhibit performance in those around you.

Cathryn Mitchell delivers keynote speech at RIN Annual Meeting

Cathryn Mitchell recently gave the President's Invitation Address at the Royal Institute of Navigation 11th Annual General Meeting.

Death of Prof Darryl P Almond (formerly of Materials Science)

We regret to announce the death of Emeritus Professor Darryl P Almond, who joined the University of Bath in 1976.

Is Hollywood influenced by Washington?

The US government's role behind the scenes in Hollywood goes deeper than you think

Universe's most powerful type of explosion

Scientists capture Gamma Ray Bursts - unravelling the long-standing mystery of what powers them

Alumna Fran on top of world as England win Cricket World Cup

Sports Performance graduate Fran Wilson, who scored 159 runs in five matches, helped England win the Women’s Cricket World Cup on an unforgettable Sunday afternoon of high drama at Lord’s.

Civic data gets sexy

A blog post by Jon Poole, Research & Intelligence Manager at Bath & North East Somerset Council, who works with the IPR on the project 'Connecting data across public services in Bath & North East Somerset'.

How to generate trust, in ourselves & our organisations

A CIPD study, Cultivating Trustworthy Leaders, produced in collaboration with Professor Veronica Hope Hailey and team from the School of Management, asked the questions: How scan we demonstrate our own trustworthiness, and build it in others?

Our Doctoral College is on its way…

Around 30 staff have moved into the new Doctoral College offices on Level 3 of 10 West

Online training: Ten time management hacks

These time management tips are designed to enhance your efficiency and help you get more done.

Universe's biggest explosions captured in unprecedented detail

An international team of scientists, including from the University of Bath, have captured the most complete picture yet of the most powerful type of explosion in the universe – Gamma Ray Bursts - unravelling the long-standing mystery of what powers them.

New UAV drone course for professionals starts in September

Our courses blend academic rigour with gaining professional aviation experience.

Postgrad or postdoc? Want to be a mentor?

We are looking for postgrads & postdocs to volunteer for the Young Researchers’ Programme

Invictus Games UK squad in training at the STV

Athletes from the UK team are in training for the forthcoming Invictus Games which takes place in Toronto in September.

Using algae to treat wastewater

Collaboration with Wessex Water investigates algae as a natural & sustainable method of treating wastewater

Algae farms to offer a cheaper, renewable solution to cleaning wastewater

A collaborative research project between the University of Bath and Wessex Water is investigating using algae as a natural and sustainable way to treat wastewater.

Online training: Handling difficult conversations

This interactive, self study, e-learning course provides an introduction to handling difficult conversations by using a range of realistic examples, scenarios and challenges.

Bidding farewell to Diane Aderyn

Our Director of Finance & Procurement is retiring in August after 24 years with the University

Doctoral students’ national survey

85% of postgraduate research students at the University say they are satisfied overall

Alumni Fund grants: impact across campus

Brain tumour research to wheelchair basketball: projects benefit from alumni donations

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play

The Bath Chronicle talks about our new interactive exhibition:The Brutalist Playground is not as brutal as it sounds and entry is free!

Public engagement event encourages youngsters into science

I’m a Scientist winner, Sam Carr from our Department of Education, said: “In the end, I believe that 'asking questions' is by far the most critical and important part of any science."

Modern Pentathlon Euro Champs return to campus in 2019

The University of Bath will once again stage the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in 2019 – a qualifying competition for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Dr Janet Bultitude talks about CRPS on BBC Bristol

Dr Janet Bultitude (Psychology) interviewed on Radio 4 by Phil Hammond

European Materials Research Society meeting: Two years on!

Suzy Wallace {postgrad student) is working towards her PhD on 'Overcoming the efficiency bottleneck of metal sulfide solar cells' with Professor Aron Walsh, Professor Chris Bowen and Professor Mark Weller.

IPR appoints new Reader in Public Policy

Dr Matt Dickson is to become Reader in Public Policy in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

Kit to detect sugar-damage licensed

We have entered a licensing agreement with Abcam to make a new fluorescent detection probe kit

Widcombe Hill closed all week

Wessex Water will be carrying out essential sewerage works on Widcombe Hill (outside Walden Lodge) from 24 July 2017 for approximately five days.

Users need to upgrade Panopto client: Fri 21 Jul onwards

Panopto have confirmed that users will need to upgrade their Panopto client, you can read their instructions and upgrade your own lap tops and macs.