Watch the 'Behind the scenes' video of Winter Graduation 2011
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has become patron of 'Action on Addiction', a chaity in partnership with the University in delivering a Foundation and Honours degree in Addictions Counselling.




"A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool."

Henry Fielding (1707-1754),
English novelist and dramatist.



Friday 13 January 2012



Parental education not always linked to child’s earnings
Researchers from the Department of Economics claim a parents’ background doesn’t necessarily affect the long-term financial success of their children.

Research to help reduce violence and aggression in Accident & Emergency departments
Alistair Brandon-Jones and Nigel Caldwell from the School of Management form part of a project hoping to reduce levels of violence and aggression in Accident & Emergency departments across the country.

Congratulations to Hui-Chen Wang for winning poster prize at MASC
Congratulations to postgraduate student Hui-Chen Wang who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Meeting in Bath on 19 to 20 December 2011.

Bath graduates team up with local producers to promote ‘big isn’t always best’
Two of our graduates have set up their own company to help consumers reconnect with where their food comes from.

Volunteers needed to help find out the importance of breakfast
Researchers from the Department for Health are looking for volunteers to take part in a project designed to explore how important breakfast is to our health.

Architects appointed for new Centre for the Arts
The University has appointed Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios as architects for its new Centre for the Arts following a rigorous selection process.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge becomes patron of Action on Addiction
A charity working in partnership with the University to deliver a Foundation and Honours degree in Addictions Counselling, 'Action on Addiction', has announced the patronage of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.



Skills development for Research Supervisors
Internationally recognised expert, Hugh Kearns, will be running a course entitled ‘Creating the seven secrets of highly successful research students’ on Friday 10 February 2012.

Promoting your research via social media – places available on workshop 26 January 2012
This workshop will show you how you can use social media to help your research and your career. The session will provide you with information to make informed decisions about using social media and help you select from the vast range of tools available.

Good Practice in Research
Our Code of Good Practice in Research has been revised and updated.

David Parkin Visiting Professorship 2012/13
Applications are invited for the David Parkin Visiting Professorship for the academic year 2012/13.

Uni to nominate an academic for Leverhulme Research Leadership Award
The Leverhulme Trust has announced their ‘Research Leadership Awards’ scheme that allows the University to nominate one academic to make an application.

ERSC media training days
The ESRC are pleased to advise that they have organised a series of media training days for ESRC funded researchers who are beyond their first five years as a researcher.

KT Champion funding continues to support showcasing, secondments and website development
Academics across the University have received funding from the Knowledge Transfer Account. Funding is available for activities aimed at building new collaborative links with external organisations.


Learning & teaching

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2012: call for nominations
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has announced this year’s National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS). The Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office (LTEO) is inviting initial nominations with a deadline of Monday 16 January 2012.

Call for Teaching Development Fund bids 2012/13
The University’s Learning & Teaching Quality Committee (ULTQC) is pleased to invite bids for the latest round of teaching development funding for projects in academic year 2012/13. The deadline for bids is 5.00 pm on Monday 16 April 2012.

Developing Training Courses for Commercial Clients
This one-day workshop will take place on Wednesday 8 February.



Room Design Competition – Win an iPod Touch or a Kindle!
Get your students to put their design skills to the test for a chance to win an Apple ipod Touch or a new Kindle.

New programme of Staff Development courses for 2012
Dates for staff development courses throughout 2012 are now available.

iTrent: Have you checked your personal details yet?
All staff are now able to securely view and update more of their personal details through the upgraded iTrent system over the web.

Change to wireless to improve performance - removal of 802.11b
As a measure to improve the speed of the wireless network and provide a better user experience, BUCS will be phasing out the slower 802.11b wireless standard at the end of Semester 1 (4 February 2012). After the transition is complete, only the faster 802.11g and n standards will be in use.

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In the media

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Work perks

Omnibus staff society



HPC Symposium (powerpoint) Monday 16 January 2012
A one-day networking event for high performance computing (HPC) at the University. Users of the HPC facilities will be giving talks and presenting posters on their research.

STEM projects to be showcased on campus Monday 30 January 2012 (pm only)    
This half-day, afternoon event aims to showcase HE STEM-funded projects being developed and implemented by all University staff.


Training & development

IT skills


Alumni News

Ceri Weaver promoted to Head of Internal Audit
Ceri Weaver (BSc Mathematics) has joined the Oman insurance company senior management team as Head of Internal Audit.

Toby Strokes named EMEIA aviation leader
Toby Stokes (BSc International Management) of Ernst & Young has been named as their aviation sector leader for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA).

Dr. David Woodland appointed as new Chief Scientific Officer
David Woodland (BSc Biochemistry) has been appointed as the new Chief Scientific Officer of Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology.




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Rhythmic gymnasts at STV feature in ITV West Country Tonight
The preparations of the Rhythmic gymnasts who train in the STV were covered by local television station, ITV West Country Tonight.

Alan Buckingham finishes third in 10k run
Department for Health Teaching Fellow, Alan Buckingham, finished third place in the Kewstoke Hangover 10k run on New Year's Day.