Students from the Faculty of Engineering launched their Formula Student car on campus on Wednesday (30 May).

Quote for the week
"When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough."
Ayrton Senna, Formula 1 Triple World Champion.
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Friday 1 June 2012


Executive Committee: May statement of business | Apr summary outcomes

Council Report - 17 May 2012
A list of items discussed at the recent meeting of Council.

Professor of health & exercise joins Department for Health from Louisiana
Welcome to Professor Conrad Earnest who has joined the Department for Health where he will be continuing research into the effects of exercise as strategy for treatment and prevention various populations with, or at risk of disease.

Steve Wharton receives French Knighthood
Congratulations to Dr Steve Wharton, a Senior Lecturer in French and Communication at our University, who has been made a Chevalier (knight) by the French government in recognition of his services in the promotion of French culture.

Bath wins Best Student Enterprise Experience & Best Student Start-up
At the recent second annual SETsquared student entrepreneurship awards the University won the Best Student Enterprise Experience and Best Student Start-up awards.

Launch of the car Bath students hope will take them to the podium
Students from the Faculty of Engineering launched their Formula Student car on campus on Wednesday (30 May).

Bath students head to Zambia to help improve lives through sport
A group of students is preparing to go to Zambia to teach school children sports skills that they can also use to improve their lives.



Queen’s Anniversary Prize conference - videos now online
You can view videos from a number of our prize winning pieces of academic research that led to us receiving the Queen's Anniversary Prize.

Research: impact & public engagement Thursday 7 June
You are invited to attend a seminar to explore issues of research impact and public engagement in the context of the Research Excellence Framework.

Synthetic Chemistry paper given ‘Featured Article’ status in US journal
A paper on the total synthesis of a chemically modified cell signalling molecule by researchers at Bath has been accorded ‘Featured Article’ status by the US chemistry journal The Journal of Organic Chemistry, including a cover illustration specially designed by the Bath group.

We’ve made the shortlist for two impact awards
The University has been shortlisted for two awards in the PraxisUnico Impact Awards 2012.

University spin-out relocates as part of £2M funding round
University spin-out company Glythera, an emerging biopharmaceutical company, has successfully completed a fundraising round totalling £2m.


Staff training & development


Foriegn Languages Centre (FLC) Saturday conversation classes Throughout June
The FLC conversation classes aim to develop speaking skills, whilst using topics and grammar structures learnt during the academic year. The classes are open to existing students or to anyone interested in practising the language, but not to complete beginners.

Programme of staff development courses for 2012

New IT training courses now available


Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) media training days for mid and advanced career researchers
There are still a limited amount of available on the ESRC media training days for ESRC mid-career funded researchers. Book now to not miss out.

IT skills


Learning & teaching

Research student personal web page competition Deadline Monday 18 June
Please let your students know that the University is running a competition for the best research web page or blog created by a Bath research student. The winner will receive an Amazon Kindle.

Higher Education Academy (HEA) seminar: supporting cultural diversity in group work Wednesday 20 June
This seminar, supported by the HEA, will explore how we can encourage mutual engagement between International and Home students.



Election of staff representatives to serve on two university committees Closing date Monday 11 June at 5pm
Nominations are invited for FOUR vacancies for staff representatives to serve on EACH of the Equalities and Diversity Committee & Health and Safety Committee following Committees from 1 August 2012 until 31 July 2015.

Vacancy: Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) Faculty of HSS
An opportunity has arisen for an Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences from 1 August 2012 for one year in the first instance (with reappointment subject to a review of performance).

Bath international music festival staff & student offer
As a sponsor of this year's festival (30 May - 10 June), University staff and students can take advantage of a 10% discount on tickets.

Summer Loans 2012 - key information for all library users

Staff: Please return graduation procession forms by 13 June
The 2012 Summer Graduation Ceremonies will be held on Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 July in Bath Abbey. Please ensure you return your graduation forms by 13 June to guarantee you recieve the correct gown and hat.

Funding Opportunities for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) Wednesday 27 June, 12.45pm - 1.45pm
This workshop will explore funding opportunities directed to, or mainly for women, including post-doctoral funding, research fellowships and funding to return to SET after a career break. 

Have your say on the UK’s e-infrastructure
A working group has been set up for a new leadership council advising the UK government on e-infrastructure and investment into data science, training, software, and computing resource.

A new, bigger Fresh grocery store is on its way
Plans have just been approved for an expansion to the main ‘Fresh’ grocery store on campus; the improved store is expected to open week commencing 10 September 2012.

Interested in having a go at Bobsleigh on our push start track?
Taster sessions are coming soon.To find out more information, please contact Sarah Stone on 01225 383690 or e-mail immediately.

Six-month fellowships at Commonwealth universities
The ACU Titular Fellowships provide opportunities for staff from member universities and employees working in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country to spend periods of time at other member universities or relevant institutions outside their own country. Click here to find out more.

View our current vacancies


In the media

Would you like to receive a daily email of news stories that feature the University? Please email and include the word 'Headlines' in the subject box. A selection of HE stories in the national media is also included. For a more comprehensive list of the University's media coverage, visit the bathinthemedia page.

Stephen Pennock’s EPSRC multi-University collaborative project "Mapping the Underworld" is the subject of a half hour programme on Radio 4
David Brown
discusses variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), commonly known as Mad Cow disease, Daily Mail
Hugh Lauder
has been interviewed about his new book, The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs and Income.on the Asia News breakfast programme
Emma Tonkin
interviewed and mentions Innovation Support Centre research in Science Magazine
Jessica Francombe
contributes to a Government report on Body Image
Paul Gregg
discuses UK austerity in the French Media, L'Express
Anthony Dooley talks about his appointment at Bath, THE
Brian Kelly's
blog on Facebook use in universities features in the THE



Understanding and treating anxiety: Making sense of the transition between a necessary emotion and an unnecessary disorder Thursday 14 June
Paul Salkovskis' lecture will explain developments in the understanding of anxiety and the ways in which it can go beyond being adaptive and become an exaggerated and self-perpetuating response in anxiety disorders.

Inaugural lecture explores active materials, structures and devices Wednesday 20 June
Professor Chris Bowen will be delivering his inaugural lecture on active materials.

Public lectures programme New forthcoming lectures now added


Work perks

Omnibus staff society events programme:


Alumni News

Economics network launch
Professor Roger Eatwel and Professor Christos Ioannidis were delighted to welcome nearly 50 Bath economics alumni to the launch of the Economics Network at the offices of UBS on 22 May.

Mhairi Spence 
Mhairi Spence (BA (Hons) Coach Education & Sports Development, 2008) features in the Guardian discussing her aspirations to compete in the Olympics modern pentathlon for Team GB.

Griff Holland and Ed Brown
Griff Holland's (BSc (Hons) Economics & International Development, 2006) and Ed Brown's (BSc (Hons) Economics, 2006) lunch business Friska looks to be building.

Nigel Hampson
Nigel Hampson (MBA, 2007) has been appointed head of business development for The Al Dobowi Group.



ICIA Upcoming events:   

Exhibitions - Photography Exhibition - ICIA Art Space 1 until Friday 15 June, Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm

Student Productions - Bath University Student Theatre Tom Stoppard Double Bill: The Real Inspector Hound and After Magritte - Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, Bath | Wednesday 6 & Friday 8 June, 7.30pm

Dance Workshops - Laïla Diallo Contemporary Dance Workshop (Intermediate/Advanced) ICIA Arts Theatre | Wednesday 6 June, 10am-12.30pm

Music - JeMOO - Thursday 12 July / Creole Choir of Cuba - Thursday 19 July

Sign up for the ICIA's e-bulletin for all the latest news or keep up to date on Facebook or on Twitter @iciabath



Helen Kelly completes charity triathlon
Bath graduate Helen Kelly, who collapsed while jogging due to a stroke less than a year ago has completed a triathlon to raise money for charity.

Yasmin makes senior international debut as England win Netball Europe Open
Team Bath’s Yasmin Parsons made her senior international debut this weekend as England retained the Netball Europe Open trophy.

Team Bath store sale
Visit the Team Bath Store at the Sports Training Village for up to 50% off last season’s sports kit. Offer runs until 1 June.