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Bath chemist announced as Royal Society Fellow

Dr David Liptrot will take up the new post, Royal Society University Research Fellow, from the start of October.

3L Programme – applications close Friday

You have only three days left to submit your application for our management and leadership development programme.

My year on placement, here at the University of Bath

School of Management student, Damla talks about her experience on placement in the Engineering marketing team.

Closure of the lay by and pedestrian route opposite The Edge

The lay by and pedestrian route opposite the main entrance to The Edge will be closed from Monday 22 July for two weeks.

Staff volunteers needed for Confirmation and Clearing

Admissions & Outreach are looking for volunteers to answer phone calls in the University's Confirmation and Clearing Call Centre.

Ede and Ravenscroft PGR Student Prize

Isabella Poli was awarded the prize for her presentation, 'Clean hydrogen fuel powered by the sun'.

UK PM race: Personal ambitions and public welfare

Dr Richard Fairchild writes for CGTN.

Seven-foot tsunamis threaten oil tanker expressway in Persian Gulf

Dr Philippe Blondel comments on an important study for The Independent.

AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers 2020

The Arts Humanities and Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Thinkers Scheme is a chance for early career researchers to cultivate the skills needed to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community.

Guests raise a toast to Bath

The Chancellor, HRH The Earl of Wessex, and Vice-Chancellor paid tribute to the many individuals who contribute to Bath's success at the Chancellor's Dinner.

Vice-Chancellor’s end of year message

Professor Ian White reflects on the year’s highlights.

Staff spotlight on... Ian Fairholm, Teaching Fellow, Psychology

We talked about peer assisted learning, geocaching and his radio show.

Bath honours world-leading astronomer

The University has awarded Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell an Honorary Degree as part of its summer graduations.

New high-definition satellite radar can detect at risk bridges

Researchers from NASA and the University of Bath have developed a satellite-based early warning system that could spot bridges at risk of collapse.

Access to ‘best available’ stop smoking treatments denied

New research suggests that rethinking prescriptions for smokers with mental health conditions wishing to kick the habit could have a significant impact.

Indoor Plant Sale

Indoor Plant Sale Monday 15 July - 11am

Placement firm welcomes inspirational Bath graduate back

Hollie Baker, who is registered blind, celebrates her first class degree today before joining Mayden, her placement firm.

Degree success for strength and conditioning coach

A postgraduate student who has combined her degree studies with training England’s top female tennis player will graduate today.

Free rainbow lanyards for staff

Kaleidoscope, the LGBT+ group for Staff and PGRs, is launching its Allies Network for Pride.

Three ash trees to be removed

Three trees located south of Arrivals Square on campus have recently been inspected by a tree consultant.

Autism and the Christian Church

Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones, SPS, is mentioned on Mike Hill's BBC Radio Tees show.

Why the border matters: Brexit and Northern Ireland

Charlie Larkin discusses the history of Northern Ireland and the ongoing complexities of Brexit.

What it's really like to live with Tourette's

Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones, SPS, writes for The Conversation on what it's really like to live with Tourette's.

Ian Walker cycles across Europe top to bottom to smash World Record

Bath psychologist Dr Ian Walker has claimed a new world record for crossing Europe by bike solo and unsupported in the quickest time ever.

Paralympic skier to receive honorary degree

Visually impaired alpine ski champion, Kelly Gallagher MBE will receive an honorary degree at the University's summer award ceremonies.

Celebrating Summer Graduations

More than 3,500 students will graduate from the University this week, held at the Theatre Royal in the city centre.

Temporary closure of Norwood House Prayer room

Due to heating works in Norwood House Prayer room, alternative room 8W 2.4 has been arranged for staff and students from 10 to 12 July.

Sam's story: first in my family to graduate

Sam Chung will be collecting his mechanical engineering degree this week. He is the first in his family to go to university.

ED&I Masterclasses

ED&I Masterclasses available for staff groups, teams and departments.

Watch: Mathematical sciences support for your research

IMI’s Research Associates provide mathematics, statistics and machine learning expertise to academics from all disciplines.

Do you cycle to work, or are you thinking you might?

Then you should join the Bicycle Users Group mailing list!

Introducing Yammer

We’re excited to introduce the next Office 365 app to the University, known as Yammer! – a social networking tool to connect and engage with others.

Staff Spotlight on… Chris Bonfield

We spoke to Chris, Technology Enhanced Learning Manager, about opera, medieval history, and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Water Security – a global issue

Last month the UK's largest water research community met for an annual conference themed “delivering water security through co-designed research”.

Life in death studies: grief, funeral fees & coffin calendar girls

Dr Kate Woodthorpe, Dr Christine Valentine, Professor Tony Walter and Dr John Troyer, Centre for Death and Society, speak to Matthew Reisz at Times Higher Education (THE).

University rated among UK’s best in National Student Survey 2019

Students studying at Bath are among the most satisfied in the UK, according to the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

Perspective Tour of Borderlines with Dr Oliver Walton

Dr Walton's tour of Borderlines will focus on the relationship between borders, conflict and peace.

Change to location of coach bays

The designated coach bays are now at the rear of East Car Park.

Change of location for the Parking Office

All parking services are now provided from the Library instead of Wessex House.

Professor Cathryn Mitchell awarded IoP prize

Professor Mitchell will receive the 2019 Edward Appleton Medal and Prize in November.

New study challenges mouse sperm function claim

Scientists show sperm that haven't acquired short RNA chains during development can still produce healthy mice pups.

Research challenges perceptions of disability at exhibition

An art exhibition exploring society’s responses to disabled bodies is open in London in July, showcasing installations from across the art community.

People behind the research – Dr Richard Bowman

Meet Richard from the Department of Physics, and learn more about his research into 3D printed microscopes.

The Importance of Research Integrity & Research Ethics

Professor Jonathan Knight's latest blog focuses on research integrity and the processes underpinning our management of research ethics.

2019 Energy and Environment Report out now

The annual Energy and Environment Report charts the University's progress in meeting its sustainability targets.

Windows 10 updates are coming

Find out what you need to do to ensure your PC stays up to date.

Exhibition Perspective Tour with Dr Emma Carmel - 4 July

Emma will focus on authority and belonging; thinking about who has authority to determine what belonging is.

Meetings: Effective Committee Servicing (24 July 2019)

This workshop is an opportunity to consider good practice and the skills you will need when asked to act as secretary to a formal meeting. Places available to book using Employee Self-Service (ESS).

Watch: MSc Public Policy: The Course Experience

Students on the MSc in Public Policy share their views about this part-time, distance learning degree at the University of Bath.

Whither the middle class?

Following the release of a new OECD report, Peter Whiteford and Jane Millar analyse the results and discuss the shrinking middle class in the UK.

Death of Adam Foulkes

The University is saddened to announce the death of Adam Foulkes, a student in the School of Management.

Update on Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity

An update from Richard Brooks, Director of HR, on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity.

Solar panels installed on roof of Polden residences

In March 2019 the project to install solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of our new accommodation was completed.

Traffic Light Controls on Convocation Avenue

The Convocation Avenue entrance to the University will have traffic management in place between Wednesday 3 July - Tuesday 9 July. During this period a section of Convocation Avenue by the School of Management site entrance will be reduced to single lane traffic. Traffic light controls will be in place.

The Edge: After Hours

Take a tour of the exhibition, get creative with adult workshops from printmaker and artist educator Vicky Willmott, listen to live music from Chloe Merilla Tyghe, watch art film Episode of the Sea, and relax with friends over a drink from our bar.

University film premiered at the UN in New York

The award-winning ‘Voices of the Mine’ from Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf was showcased to policymakers at the UN HQ last week.

Buses to use temporary stops

As work continues on Arrivals Square, buses will now operate via temporary stops in the East Car Park and outside the STV.

Staff spotlight on… David Galbreath, Dean, HSS

We talked about packing airplanes, Haruki Murakami and speaking Russian.

G20: US-China trade war points to the real crisis

Professor Bill Durodie, PoLIS, writes for The Conversation.

Revealing the extent of pharmaceutical industry funding

Emily Rickard, Piotr Ozieranski, and Shai Mulinari examine pharmaceutical industry funding of patient organisations in the UK.

Society pays heavy price for failure to diagnose and treat conduct disorder

A new Nature Reviews article suggests much more needs to be done to improve diagnosis and treatment for children with behaviour problems.

Allergen Labelling: A Case of Goliath versus David?

Simon Oldham, a postgraduate research student at Royal Holloway University of London and Bath alumnus, considers the implications.

International Olympic Day staff walk

Staff are encouraged to join in the celebrations this Friday lunchtime by walking round the University boundary path and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine with colleagues.

Faculty of Science Networking Event

Celebrating the contribution of technical and professional services staff.

Pay & display machines in East Extension Car Park unavailable

The pay and display machines in the East Car Park Overflow are currently out of order, meaning visitors, staff and students are only able to pay for car parking in this location using the JustPark app.

Bath Professor sells Nanopharm Ltd to Aptar Group

Professor Rob Price from the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology has sold the business he founded whilst at the University, Nanopharm Ltd., to AptarGroup, Inc.

PSS staff at University supporting gender equality

Professional and Support Services staff engage in initiatives, projects and events to support gender equality efforts.

Helen Featherstone wins prestigious national award

Helen, Head of Public Engagement, has been awarded the prestigious Beetlestone Award.

CTI-Bath International Showcase 2019 fosters innovation

This international event brought together multiple disciplines from the clinic, industry and academia to address unmet medical needs.

Lack of evidence for drugs prescribed to treat chronic pain

A new study has suggests much more needs to be done to improve the evidence base for treating chronic pain in children.

Mental Health and Wellbeing workshops fully booked

More workshops will be coming soon.

Giving constructive feedback: BOOST model (Dev Toolkit)

A Development Toolkit article summarising the BOOST feedback model which encourages you to focus on positive outcomes to create a mindset for success.

Cloud Nine: Award Showcase

Presentations by Nine Award Winners of the Santander Technology Fund who are leading the change by embedding technology into teaching and learning.

The rise of eco-anxiety - Caroline Hickman

Caroline Hickman, Social and Policy Sciences, explores the rise of eco-anxiety and how to come to terms with climate change in this article which featured in the Independent.

3L Management and Leadership Programme information session

Attend these sessions to find out more about the programme.

Be aware of phishing emails

Don't get caught out by phishing emails. They can be difficult to spot so make sure you know what to look for.

Claim your free three-day weekend pass

Come and try out the newly-extended Team Bath Gym & Fitness centre for free. The pass include use of the Gym and Fitness Classes.

University named a Leader in Openness in animal research

The University has been recognised for its commitment to openness and transparency around the use of animals in research.

Science celebrates excellence in teaching

Congratulations to the winners of the Faculty of Science Teaching Awards 2019.

22 undergraduate students take on research challenge

Aspiring young academics from across campus are taking a first step into the world of research, leading their own summer research project.

Staff Spotlight on... John Evans

We spoke to John, Freedom of Information Officer, about the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, Bruce Springsteen and New Zealand.

Watch: helping more amputees walk again

Our researchers have developed a new way of designing and manufacturing bespoke prosthetic liners, in less than a day.

New: Staff Basketball

New to Omnibus - Staff Basketball.

Global Technology Centre joined by 25 partners

GKN announces the University amongst collaboration partners, which sees the renewal of Professor Richard Butler's Research Chair.

The Edge After Hours 4 July *Save the Date*

The Edge is pleased to launch its first After Hours, a free evening of music and creativity.

Chancellor's Prize winner 2019

Leen Jabban, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, is this year's prize winner.

Exploring Fellowship with technical staff

David Williams, Technical Manager, Faculty of Engineering & Design, demonstrates the work of technical staff and their role in teaching.

SDPR Getting the most out of your review - 8 July 2019

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

SDPR Conducting an effective review - 8 July 2019

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. Book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS).

Bath Zero successfully competes at Isle of Man TT 2019 race

Bath Zero, the University of Bath’s zero emissions motorcycle team are celebrating success in competing at the iconic Isle of Man TT race meeting.

Major economics conference heads to Bath

This year’s Annual Conference for ESPE takes place in Bath, hosted by the University’s Department of Economics.

Lunchtime water research seminar - by PhD students

Olivia Bailey and Vicky De Groof will discuss their PhD research projects in this Water Innovation & Research Centre (WIRC) Colloquium.

Exploring Confidence workshop

A 3 hour workshop exploring personal strengths to gain insight into how out habits shape our view of the world and others perceptions of us.

Voice and Vocal Control workshop

Voice and Vocal Control is a 3 hour voice workshop based on theatrical as well as practical experience, and aimed towards anyone wishing to develop their vocal ability.

Year end and new supplier requests to Procurement

A key deadline is approaching.

Shanghai-London Stock Connect: symbol of cooperation

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

Detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets

The polarisation signature reveals magnetic fields in the universe's most powerful explosions to be much more patchy and tangled than first thought.

Today: BOF furniture catalogue launch

Please come along and meet the BOF team, who will be onsite in the Claverton Rooms foyer between 10am -2.30pm on 19th June, to launch our latest catalogue.

Is it time to open your wings?

A fantastic development opportunity for those in Team Leader, Supervisor and Management roles or those that aspire to be.

Fears over smartphone “addiction” based on flawed evidence

Most studies into the impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures say researchers.

Fitness trackers and personalised training programmes

Max Western, Department of Health, writes for The Conversation.

A Walk for Truth and Reconciliation with Richard White

Sat 29 June 1:30-4pm. Meet at The Edge for a free walk on ancient land exploring frontiers, limits, time and where ‘here’ might be.