Posts Tagged ‘Sport’

Bath graduate storms to relay gold

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

It’s not what sport kids play but how they play it that matters

A new Conversation article from PhD Researcher Ioannis Costas Batlle (Education).

Budding tennis stars head to campus for tournament

Aspiring tennis aces from around the world will be serving up a treat at the University of Bath later this month when it hosts a Tennis Europe youth competition.

Sports performance experts head to Bath for major conference

More than 200 students, athletes, coaches and researchers – from as far afield as Belgium and Brazil – have already signed up for the day-long event, which will look at the latest developments in physiology, nutrition, coaching education, psychology and talent spotting.

Bio-banding: How scientists can help late bloomers to shine

An article in The Guardian about research by Dr Sean Cumming (Department for Health) evaluating bio-banding, where young athletes are grouped by physical maturity rather than age.

Dynamic dancers welcome Rugby World Cup

A spectacular flash-mob dance involving local schoolchildren ensured the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour arrived at the University of Bath in style yesterday.

Sports Scientist scores top job at Manchester City

Jonathan Woodhouse, graduating today in Sport & Exercise Science, will take up a new, exciting role at Manchester City FC this summer.

Bath hosts college sport National Championships

One of the largest sporting events in England returned to the University as 1,800 college students took part in the AoC Sport National Championships, which was watched by the Vice Chancellor.

Award for Health researcher

Dr Rachel Arnold has been recognised by the British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society award for Health researcher

Dr Rachel Arnold in our Department for Health has been recognised by the British Psychological Society.

500 days to go: Uni-based athletes start countdown to Rio

Nearly 40 athletes who train or trained at the Sports Training Village competed at London 2012 and hopes are high for another big Bath representation when the Olympic cauldron is next lit on 5 August 5 2016.

Department of Health comments on 'This Girl Can' campaign

Professor Simone Fullagar and Dr Jessica Francombe-Webb from the Department of Health critique Sport England's new 'This Girl Can' campaign

'This Girl Can' campaign is all about sexiness, not sport

Professor Simone Fullagar and Dr Jessica Francombe-Webb discuss Sport England's new promotional campaign in The Conversation.

‘Big Brother’ surveillance in elite sport

An article by Andrew Manley and Shaun Williams (Department for Health) has been published in The Conversation

Can parkrun get communities more active?

A new Health study will look at how citizen-led movement initiatives are transforming sedentary lifestyles

Aki Salo recognised for contribution to biomechanics in sports

Dr Aki Salo, from our Department for Health, was recently made a Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (ISBS), "the organisation that is closest to his heart".

Commonwealth Games nationalist rush unlikely to last

Dr Michael Silk, a specialist in media sport and identity politics here at the University, writes about the potential influence the Commonwealth Games might have on the Scottish 'yes' campaign.

Team Bath's Murray faces Sharapova at Wimbledon today

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Samantha Murray faces the biggest challenge of her career to date when she plays French Open champion Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon on Tuesday 24 June.

18 students & alumni selected for Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Currently 25 of the 32 athletes selected to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games currently train at the University. And with 50 days to go until the start of the Games, many more Bath students, alumni and elite athletes are expected to win places at this year’s biggest multi-sport event.

Chemistry student Eloise selected for Wales

Chemistry student Eloise Laity said she was ‘absolutely over the moon’ to be named in the Wales hockey squad for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.