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City Learning Commons & café open

Modern study spaces, an IT suite and training rooms are all up & running at The Virgil Building

HR blog: Change & how it may affect those with a disability

One of the subjects which has come up at the University Equality & Diversity Committee recently is how change – re-organisation, relocation, restructuring – can particularly affect people with a physical or unseen disability.

IT maintenance affects iTrent & more: Tue 21 Feb, 7-9am

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Explain your PhD in just three minutes

The Three Minute Thesis is a unique opportunity for PhD students to profile their research & expertise

Scientists create new molecules for cancer & diabetes treatments

New molecules which scientists hope could one day become drugs for both cancer and diabetes have been created at the University of Bath.

Male volunteers wanted for new research

Men aged 20-35 or 60-85 needed to help us study healthy ageing - Get a free health check!

Potential drugs for cancer and diabetes treatment created at University of Bath

New molecules which scientists hope could one day become drugs for both cancer and diabetes have been created at the University of Bath.

Painting course starts Tuesday

A 7-week course designed to take students on a voyage of discovery, stimulating their imagination, enhancing their skills and providing a platform for experimentation within the two-dimensional arena.

Recruitment & selection for interview chairs/panel: 27 Feb

The legal responsibilities will be explained and put into the context of the University's Recruitment & Selection Code of Practice, particularly focusing on those responsibilities held by the panel chair.

Giving a warm welcome to our new international students

The International Mobility team recently welcomed 120 exchange & visiting students, with the help of Student Services, the Students’ Union and the Academic Skills Centre.

Cape Verde islands: A bird in the hand...

Third year BSc Biology students write about their experiences whilst on placement

Marketing Saiful Islam's Ri Christmas Lectures

In the time between Saiful being announced as the Ri's Christmas Lecturer last August, through to the broadcast dates over Christmas, the Research Marketing Team worked closely with him and staff at the Ri to ensure we made the most of the event from a marketing perspective - both in terms of Saiful's own research and expertise, as well as gaining maximum exposure for the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, the Department of Chemistry and the University more generally.

Greg Maio writes in Psychology Today

Head of Department of Psychology writes on how identifying with a group can make us feel more confident about our attitudes

Managing course changes for Tier 4 students: Tue 28 Mar

This course will cover the restrictions and requirements for students on Tier 4 visas wishing to change course (including adding a placement year).

New Visual Arts classes start soon

Why not try something new? Life drawing, painting, sculpture and construction, engraving and printing.

An introduction to student immigration: Tue 21 Mar

Welcome to our new starters in January 2017

Latest funding call announced for GW4 research communities

Take part in the Imaging semester

Imaging is a vibrant and rapidly growing area of research with many diverse applications

Managed Print Service project update

The project to renew the Managed Print Service is progressing well and a tender is underway

Building update: Polden accommodation

Works for the new Polden building are underway so expect changes to access to the west of campus

Letter from Prof Peter Lambert: Brexit update

Dear student,

Latest promotions to Senior Lecturer

Congratulations to those who have recently been promoted from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer

The Conversation: Dr Justin Rogers on refugee children in UK

Medal success at British Indoor Team Trials for our athletes

Olympic medallist Eilidh Doyle won gold and there were silvers for Dave King and Cameron Chalmers as University of Bath-based athletes impressed at the British Indoor Team Trials in Sheffield

Business and society blog: A new voice in the debate is needed

We believe it is high time that university researchers took a more active role in this debate, providing much needed evidence to inform popular opinion. To do so, we need to speak in a new voice.

LGBT+ group created for staff and PGRs

Aiming to provide social events, support and representation of LGBT+ interests at University level

Free artist talk at The Edge with James Capper: Thu 16 Feb

I-SEE seminar: Energy efficiency is a no-brainer: Tue 21 Feb

Andrew Todd, Director and Head of Energy and Resource Management at Verco Limited gives a lecture for the I-SEE

IMI Lecture with Prof Chris Brace: Optimising engine performance

Professor Chris Brace will introduce some of the difficult-to-model aspects of an engine’s operation that show evidence of both stochastic and deterministic behaviours.

Showcasing our expertise with Reddit's Ask Me Anything

AMAs were created by the Reddit community as an opportunity for interesting individuals to field questions about anything and everything.

Strengthening our marketing ties with Stellenbosch

We're telling the stories behind the many research collaborations that have come about as a result of the University's focus on internationalisation.

Library survey: let us know what you think

The survey takes around 10 mins to complete, in return you could win a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

Undergrad Student receives Special Recognition Award

Undergrad Student Chris Leaney has been awarded the Chairman’s Special Recognition Award at the recent BANES Chairman’s Community awards.

Celebrating our scholarship programme

Scholars gathered at the Roman Baths to celebrate our growing scholarship programme

UN declares International Day of Women in Science

The United Nations has declared that 11 February of every year should be observed as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Activities for all the family at The Edge this half term

Join us at one of our fun and friendly events or workshops

Creating new opportunities for women in Physics

A new student-led group called Network of Women in Physics (NWP) has been launched.

IT maintenance affecting services Tue 14 Feb 7-9am

Maintenance will affect a number of services For a full list of services affected, please read on

Lord Rees: The world in 2050 and beyond

The IPR welcomed Astronomer Royal Lord Rees to lecture on the varying threats to humanity

New system for staff who book flights/hotels

Travel Management Company update is changing due to the old system having been replaced

New program helps women navigate the career ladder

Do women still need special support or encouragement to take on senior leadership roles?

New small-scale public engagement projects launched

Our recent annual seed fund call has already funded 11 small-scale public engagement projects across the University - apply now for up to £500 to deliver your own project

Widening Participation has now moved to The Virgil Building

Widening Participation has moved its offices to the new city centre hub, The Virgil Building, Manvers Street

Update from Senate - February 2017

A summary of issues discussed at the recent meeting of Senate.

Doctoral provision project catch up and what is to come

A catch up on all things that have been happening and to highlight a couple of great activities that are on the horizon for the PGRs

Justin Webb - how to engage your audience

BBC broadcaster & Bath hon grad Justin Webb helps staff & students hone good communication skills

Last chance! Teaching Development Fund bids by 20 Feb

The University is committed to supporting innovation and developments in learning and teaching so makes funding available each year for individuals and teams.

Afternoon screening of award-winning family film HUGO: Sat 18 Feb

Watch HUGO, directed & produced by Martin Scorsese with a star-studded cast, then check out our free, fun children’s activities & crafts, inspired by the film and the James Capper Gallery Exhibition.

Personality styles: understand yourself & others: Tue 7 Mar

This course is designed to enable you to understand your own style, that of others and to enable you to flex your style to communicate more effectively, both inside and outside of work.

Andrew Heath inaugural: Building with the ground: 1 Mar

In his inaugural lecture Andrew Heath, Professor in Geomaterials in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, will focus on how unsuitable developments on particular sites can increase costs and impacts, and how we can develop more sustainable construction materials using the ground.

Is your research about water & its role in environment & health?

Get involved in the NERC-funded Waterscapes project: a range of developmental and engagement opportunities for researchers from postgraduate level and upwards.

'World first' research into digital health

Dr Emma Rich leads collaborative project to investigate teenage use of health software & gadgets

Sporting scholar off to S Africa in England Men’s hockey squad

Sport Performance student Scott, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, will join the England hockey team to gain valuable experience of a senior international trip as part of his continued development.

Prestigious tech award for Semali Perera

Semali Perera has won the Academic Award in the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

Bath Chemical Engineer wins prestigious national tech award

Semali Perera, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath, has been named the winner of the Academic Award in the UK’s biggest programme championing women in technology, the 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.

Bath research asks questions about youth use of health devices

A ‘world first’ research project led by a researcher in the Department of Health is to explore the previously uncharted area of teenagers’ growing use of digital wellbeing software and gadgets, with latest statistics showing a staggering 160,000 smartphone health apps on the market.

Time to Talk Café - actions to provide greater support

Chris Young, Head of UHSE, said, "From some of the conversations we have come away with good ideas for actions to take forward that will help us provide greater support for staff who support students with mental health conditions."

West car park closure: 11-12 Feb

On Sunday 12 February there's a ‘Relish running event’ taking place on campus.

Lord Rees looks ahead to 2050 global challenges in IPR Public Lecture

Lord Rees delivers tonight's sell out IPR Public Lecture looking ahead to the world in 2050 and beyond.

VC's Public Engagement Awards

Nominations now open for this year's awards - submit by the deadline of Mon 27 Mar

Research Rocket 2017: Healthy Futures

2 Mar: Find out how our early career researchers are making a difference by creating healthy futures

Coaching conversations course for managers: 8 Mar

A course for managers, supervisors & team leaders who would benefit from using coaching conversations with individuals and teams within their roles, and who wish to increase their leadership and management of people.

Recent promotions to Professor

Congratulations to our four colleagues who became Professors in the last round of academic promotions

Julian Buchanunn asks: Is the customer always right?

2017 National Student Survey for finalists

This year’s NSS is launching this week - Please promote the completion of the survey in your area

Services in city centre open for business...

Services at The Virgil Building have opened their doors; Learning Commons due to open on 20 Feb

...& a permanent presence in London

Our new base in the capital was officially opened by Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor of London, on Friday

Why do some people sail through life while others struggle?

A new research project to investigate the ways in which different people cope with crises wants to draw on the experiences of people aged 65 and older (because they are most likely to have witnessed and lived through the greatest number of life-affecting events, and the most difficult ones).

Macron, France’s rising star, profiled by Susan Milner (PoLIS)

Dr Susan Milner writes about the French presidential election campaign for the LSE blog: 'Emmanuel Macron and the building of a new liberal-centrist movement'

Creative days for your child whilst you work

Bring your child to work and let them spend their half term with us to take part in either one or two action packed days playing games, getting messy with arts and craft activities and creating colourful stories and characters.

Researchers seek answers to help overcome life’s challenges

A new research project is to investigate the ways in which different people cope with crises, why some sail through life, yet others struggle. Researchers in the Department of Psychology want to draw on the experiences of people aged 65 and older because they are most likely to have witnessed and lived through the greatest number of life-affecting events, and the most difficult ones.

Phishing attempt: Email from HR about a pay rise

Staff: Apply for an NUS Extra card to get great discounts

Great news for anyone looking to save money both online and on the high street - NUS Extra cards are available to all members of staff.

ResearchFish submissions: 6 Feb – 16 Mar

Research Councils require all funded PIs & research students to submit details of their ongoing research

Sabbatical Leave Scheme applications: Deadline 6 Mar

Further details about eligibility and the process, together with application forms are available on the HR webpages.

Library helps to shape students of the future

During vacations, the University Library hosts visits for groups of local school students working towards their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Borrow foreign language DVDs free of charge

The film collection comprises a wide range of feature films, documentaries & popular TV series

Brexit & trade – Maria Garcia (PoLIS) in The Conversation

What the Brexit White Paper says (and doesn't say) about trade

Watch: 'Trust me, I’m a Doctor' feature filmed here on campus

TV presenter Michael Mosley comes to campus to investigate whether exercising makes you hungrier

WIRC open discussion day showcases their research themes

The Water Innovation and Research Centre (WIRC) presented research themes and their future ambitions

Further your research & build up contacts

IMI secondments are a unique opportunity for collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines

WIRC open discussion day showcases their research themes

Professor Jan Hofman said: “The WIRC Open Day was really successful; new contacts have been made which offer opportunities for new multi-disciplinary projects.

Launch of our Pall Mall hub in London

Diane Aderyn, Director of Finance & Commercial Services, on the launch of our new facilities in London

Partnership with McLaren & BMW

We are collaborating to design & develop tech for cleaner, more powerful supercar powertrains

Your Android device’s Pattern Lock can be cracked so easily

The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts – and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal.

Lecture by Hon grad Daron Acemoglu

On 1 Mar, the author of 'Why Nations Fail' will talk about The balance of power: the race between state & society

Conflict management course for non-managers: Tue 21 Feb

This course is suitable for all staff who do not have line management responsibility.

Purchasing announces new Temporary Staff Contract

Purchasing Services have been working with Human Resources to let a new temporary/agency worker contract for the University, which will be in place until April 2019.

Health research & diet success story featured on Radio Bristol

Radio interview with the researcher and one volunteer who lost four stone after taking part in the research.

Operational & Facilities Support staff - your Uni needs you!

Nominations are invited for casual vacancies that have arisen for members of the Operational & Facilities Support job family to serve on the Health & Safety Committee and the Equality & Diversity Committee until 31 July 2018.

Skype for Business: communications within applications

Skype for Business gives you a range of fantastic new communication and collaboration tools that can be used from directly inside your BSS-developed applications such as BSS Boards, Central Contracts Repository (CCR), CAROL, TRAD and C-MIS.

Bookings open for Wednesday Chamber Music Class

Chamber Music Class is open to strings, woodwind, piano, digital, electric, and percussion to a high level.

University of Bath, McLaren Automotive and BMW Group form new partnership

The University of Bath is part of a six-company partnership to design and develop technology for the next generation of cleaner, more powerful supercar powertrains.

Brexit debate update: Nick Startin of PoLIS on BBC Radio Bristol

Latest developments on Brexit as MPs debate Article 50

€5m for smart pacemaker technology

New international research consortium led by Bath to develop pacemakers that adapt to the patient’s body

Dance classes at The Edge start next week

Ballet, jazz and contemporary dance classes start in February.

Chris Budd OBE 'goes to the movies' with Gresham College

Professor Chris Budd OBE delivered a lecture on the relationship between mathematics and film at the Museum of London earlier this month.

Team Bath Netball stars inspire young sportswomen

Dozens of young sportswomen from across the South West have received a training master-class from Team Bath Netball stars during inspirational school visits in conjunction with new Education Partner Mogers Drewett.

Travel to the United States - guidance

Information & advice from the University for staff & students affected by the Presidential Executive Order

Your Android device’s Pattern Lock can be cracked within five attempts

The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts – and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal.

Major €5M project to improve heart disease treatment with smart pacemaker technology

Creating a new generation of advanced pacemakers which adapt to the demands of a patient’s body is the goal of a new €5M international research consortium led by the University of Bath.

Read a preview of VC's report to Senate

The Vice-Chancellor will give her regular update report to members of Senate at this week's meeting

WIN: Helping youngsters progress to HE

We are the lead partner of a national government programme to improve social mobility

The Virgil Building: latest photos

Services on Levels 2 & 3 start on Mon 6 Feb, with Level 1 Learning Commons opening 20 Feb

Conscientious workers face exhaustion

Research shows that going the extra mile comes at a cost to personal well-being & family responsibilities

University Teaching Awards

Nominate a colleague now: Do you know someone whose teaching deserves an award?

Careers Service moves to Virgil Building: Mon 6 Feb

Once in the new building, opening times are changing: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5pm

2017 Images of Research competition

Researchers: Do you want the opportunity to promote your work to thousands of people? Enter now!

Free online course - Modern Building Design: starts 27 Feb

Learn how climate change, technology & regulation are changing modern building design & professional practice in construction.

Sue Milner (PoLIS) on Benoît Hamon – France’s Corbyn?

Brexit: Will divorce be damaging, and could it be amicable?

On Thursday 26 January the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) hosted a lecture by Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, former Ambassador to the European Union and author of Article 50.

Library and alternative study spaces

Apologies for the noise disruption outside the Library, this has now been stopped.
Just to remind you, in addition to the Library there are study spaces in 6WS and 6E2.8.

Mark Foster & Ged Roddy inducted into Hall of Fame

Five-time Olympic swimmer Mark Foster and former Director of Sport Ged Roddy have become the first inductees of 2017 into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport.

Graduate's project wins best in UK & best in Europe

Michael Lewis' MArch project has won both the 3DReid Student Prize and European Architectural Medal

Library L3 Quiet Area closed for refurb: 30 Jan - 10 Feb

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

West region can make UK a global leader

SW England & SE Wales can recapture Brunel's ambitious vision as a hyper-connected, smart & specialist region

Music Tuition goes on sale: Tue 31 Jan at 10am

Music tuition for staff and students is very popular - book early to avoid disappointment.

When you’re (more than) 64, can you help?

New study seeks local volunteers 65-80 to help study into impact of ageing on muscles and fight frailty

Using maths to solve problems in farming

Improving cocoa yields, estimating the quality of meat & refining the design of a hydroponics system

Funeral arrangements for Dr Jim Caunt: Mon 30 Jan

It is with great sadness that we confirm the sudden death last Friday of our colleague, and friend to many, Dr Jim Caunt, Lecturer in Biology & Biochemistry.

‘Great West’ region can make the UK a global leader, say Vice-Chancellors and industry leaders at Westminster event

South West England and South East Wales can recapture the ambitious vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a hyper-connected, smart and specialist region, MPs have heard.

Conscientious workers face exhaustion, shows research

Being conscientious at work has long been linked with career success but new University research shows that going above and beyond the call of duty comes at a cost to personal well-being and family responsibilities.

New study into impact of ageing on muscles: when you’re (more than) 64, can you help?

Scientists from the Department for Health are looking for men and women aged between 65 and 80 to take part in research exploring the role that physical activity and diet play in preserving muscle strength, balance, and overall health as we get older. Researchers are investigating how to prevent, or delay the onset of frailty in older people.

Positive conversations about mental health change lives: 2 Feb

Join us for a conversation about mental health, over a hot drink and a slice of cake Thursday 2 February, 10:15am - 3:30pm, in 1 West 2.01. (Part of the national Time to Talk initiative)

Developing engaged curricula

Wed 8 Feb: A LITEbox workshop focussing on film as critical pedagogy - please register to attend

How to engage audiences with Justin Webb: Thu 2 Feb

Following his honorary degree from the University in 2015, BBC Radio 4 Today Programme presenter Justin Webb will be reflecting on his experiences in journalism and broadcasting to explore the interpersonal skills that are involved in engaging audiences.

Nominations for British Science Festival 2017 Award Lecture

Nominees should be active, early career researchers who are skilled in communicating their research to the wider public

IPR hosts Article 50 author

Lord John Kerr, author of Article 50, is giving an IPR lecture on campus this evening

Article 50 author Lord Kerr speaks at IPR tonight

Author of Article 50, Lord John Kerr, speaks at IPR tonight.

Information about fees

The University can confirm that there will be no change in tuition fees in the next academic year (2017/18) for continuing undergraduate students with Home, EU or Island fee status.
Fee information for new students who will begin their studies in the next academic year (2017/18) can be found on our tuition fees webpage.

Bath Rugby student ticket offer

Students are able to take advantage of an exclusive discounted ticket price for Bath Rugby’s Anglo Welsh Cup match against Gloucester this Friday evening at The Recreation Ground.

Showcase of a vibrant research community

The VC heard from 11 of our early career academics: "Our Research Day is always a highlight in my year"

Bath targeted by graduate employers

Bath has been named as one of the ten universities most often targeted by Britain’s top graduate employers

Bath Rugby staff ticket offer

Staff are able to take advantage of an exclusive discounted ticket price for Bath Rugby’s Anglo Welsh Cup match against Gloucester this Friday evening at The Recreation Ground.

New Visual Arts classes starting this Spring

Why not try something new? Life drawing, painting, sculpture and construction, engraving and printing.

‘Highlight of the year’ showcases vibrant campus research community

The VC's Research Day showcased some of the best examples of research from our early career researchers.

AUA report: DVC Bernie Morley talks about Uni priorities

As part of a series of sessions with senior managers, organised by Bath Association of University Administrators, Professor Bernie Morley talked about his role and highlighted what he sees as the five key priorities for the University.

Skills Centre runs teacher training courses in Brazil

Building on the University’s strategic partnership with our Brazilian partners, the Academic Skills Centre has continued the collaboration by delivering a recent in-service teacher training course at the University of São Paulo.

The empire strikes back: Nick Pearce in New Stateman

Professor Nick Pearce (IPR) coauthors an article comparing comparing the current Government with that of Chamberlain for the New Statesman magazine.

The Future of Materials & Biomaterials

Reduced tickets now available for academics & students for April interdisciplinary conference

Skiing students set to represent GB at World Uni Winter Games

University of Bath students Elodie Wallace and Alice MacAulay are flying out to Almaty, Kazakhstan this week to represent Great Britain at the World University Winter Games.

Customer service course for managers: Wed 22 Feb

This course aims to enable managers to support their teams in delivering an excellent service to their internal and external customers.

Tales for Tots creative sessions: Sat 28 Jan

Interactive workshop designed to introduce children to the wonders of stories.

RCUK Energy Programme visit: Wed 22 Feb

RCUK Energy Programme are running a series of regional visits to share information with academics, researchers and research office personnel about the dynamic energy research landscape and discuss their future plans.

Mark Foster & Ged Roddy to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Five-time Olympic swimmer Mark Foster and former Director of Sport at the University Ged Roddy will become the first inductees of 2017 into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport during a joint ceremony tomorrow (Thursday 26 January).

Welcome to new staff who joined us in December

The new starters update gives the name, job title & department of all new members of staff who started with us in December 2016. Enjoy your time at the University!

Meet Head of Theme, EPSRC Healthcare Technologies: 2 Feb

Learn more about the EPSRC's funding opportunities in the Healthcare Technologies theme and get useful hints and tips.

Chemistry, capoeira & coffee at the Copacabana

Jamie Courtenay, student from CSCT, writes about his recent visit to two Brazilian states.

Who are your customers?

Julian Buchanunn, Computing Services, asks some interesting questions about who our customers are and what customer service means.