Author: William Easdown
Since October my team of eight students from Bath SpaceSoc, Aqua Lunae, has been working on a small lunar rover engineering model for the national UKSEDS Lunar Rover Competition. The competition challenges teams from UK universities to design and build a small rover to collect a dry ice sample from within a crater ...more
This is a quick update following the gathering of participants, mentors and others at the conclusion of the 2017 workshop series, including the key dates for 2017-18.
1) This year’s participants were as positive as ever, citing the most rewarding aspects of the programme as:
a) The dedicated time, support and insight to take more active control ...more
Our new Course Search is now live. It has been built from scratch to meet the needs of prospective students.
The new pages have been designed to make it easy to find courses and learn about them. Course Search works on mobile devices and is optimised so that it plays well with search engines.
For the first ...more
Following a successful series of workshops showcasing good practice of using technology to facilitate public engagement within teaching at the University of Bath, a project led by Dr Jessica Francombe-Webb, Lecturer in the Department for Health, funded by the University's Teaching Development Fund (TDF), has successfully launched its online hub. The online hub, which can ...more
The following blog post was contributed by Jannis Wenk, Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
The 83rd meeting of the German Water Chemistry Society, with a record attendance of more than 300 participants, was held from 22 – 24 May 2017. This year the meeting took place in Donaueschingen, a town in the Black Forest, ...more
Professor Timo Kivimäki is Professor of International Relations and Director of Research in the University of Bath's Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies.
When Theresa May called her disastrous snap election, she justified it by saying she needed a longer and stronger mandate to negotiate a Brexit deal. Her campaign was based on the claim that she embodies ...more
The International Relations Office hosted its three-day Agents’ Conference from 13 to 15 June 2017, welcoming 31 international representatives from 16 different countries to the event showcasing the University of Bath.
A background to the agents we work with
As part of our international recruitment strategy, the University has a global network of local representatives who receive ...more
Great news from UNESCO.
On 20 June 2017, the National Platform on ESD, the UK´s supreme steering body for the implementation of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP), has adopted the National Action Plan for GAP implementation. It defines 130 objectives and 349 measures to scale up ESD in all areas and at all levels of ...more
Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the railway through tunnels between Bristol Parkway and Swindon.
They are also building a new platform at Bristol Parkway station, making everything ready for the new Intercity Express Trains in autumn 2017.
Services in the area will be amended, and some journeys will be extended. Buses will replace trains ...more
Professor Hugh Lauder is Professor of Education and Political Economy at the University of Bath
The general election provided an opportunity for the political parties to demonstrate a vision for the future of education. In the recent past, more has united the parties than divided them, but this election there has been clear water between them ...more
We welcomed in mid-summer with our first SAMBa conference. The conference was organised by students Ben Robinson and Adwaye Rambojun, with many more of our students presenting talks or posters over the two days. These presentations showcased the range of excellent research that is taking place across the continuum of statistical applied mathematics.
External speakers Anja ...more
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With many recognised illnesses, there is one group that is still tough for people to talk about; mental illness. Like any illness, it can impede your progress, but quite often it can remain unnoticed and undiagnosed, making it even more difficult. In fact, I’m often surprised about how many ...more
In an effort to enhance the end user experience of using Ansys software on campus, Computing Services are implementing a solution that will dedicate Ansys research licenses to staff members and postgraduate students.
After the new license settings are applied, undergraduate students will be assigned Ansys teaching licenses only.
On 10 and 11 June, our first year students took their ‘Island of Sustainability’ exhibition to the Festival of Nature 2017, where they ran activities to answer questions such as: “Can fruit waste make plastic?” and “How do you clean water?” Watch this video, created by Vicky De Groof, showcasing the highlights of the ...more
I’m pleased to confirm that we have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). This is a remarkable achievement and something about which the whole University community can be rightly proud.
The Gold rating signifies that the teaching here at the University of Bath ...more
Alumnus Amit Kothari is the CEO of a business process automation software startup called Tallyfy. This is a story of how he got there, starting with his wonderful years at University of Bath.
Life as a student
My start at the University of Bath – in the year 2000, was ridiculously mad and exciting.
I missed the entire ...more
Siena, Italy June, 2017
Today marks a month until I leave Siena, where I have been doing my Erasmus study exchange for five months as part of my Year Abroad. I’m getting all the feels. I don’t want to leave. And I’m thinking of all the things this year has taught me. Here are some of ...more
The University's internal digital signage system is a great way to raise awareness of events, opportunities, PGR projects, and student activities - plus is saves printing costs and the environment too!
How the system works in our Faculty
Our TV screens in the foyers of 6 East, 4 East, 2 East, 9 West and on each floor ...more
In our post-truth times, we are in need, more than ever, of public intellectuals. Sadly, we recently lost one of our own most spirited and courageous free thinkers in the business and society field, Malcolm McIntosh, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the School of Management. Malcolm passed away on 7th June 2017 after a long battle with ...more
I am pleased to announce the latest development in the University’s response to the current refugee crisis: this week we agreed to provide dedicated funding, accommodation and support for refugee students.
Two PGT students holding UK asylum seeker status will have their fees waived and be given a £10,000 bursary, provided by the alumni fund. All ...more