The Bath Digital Festival is now in its fifth year and this year it ran for 5 days from 17 to 22 October 2017. The festival showcases the thriving scene of anything digital in Bath and beyond, from digital marketing, programming, gaming, data, cyber security and diversity. Each year it’s run by a team of volunteers, overseen by the Bath Digital Festival organisation and supported by an array of sponsors. This ...more
Dr Joanna Bryson is Reader in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath.
Artificial intelligence poses a range of challenges to policymakers. As a technology that is now pervasive, it is impacting on democracy, security and the global economy in ways that are not yet well-known to publics around the world – and, ...more
Olivia Bailey was recently named runner-up in the IChemE Water Special Interest Group 30th Anniversary Young Process Engineer Prize. This prize was created with the aim of engaging and drawing together the young minds of our community. It required the submission of a video presentation, as an individual or a team, on a project or ...more
Every January numerous smokers make an attempt to break their deadly addiction to smoking. This is little wonder given that cigarettes are forecast to kill 1 billion people globally during the 21st Century. If that is not motivation enough to give up, Dr J Robert Branston shares five key research findings about the tobacco industry that might ...more
The government has a 25 year plan to do something or other about nature – or was that the environment? Distressingly, they describe this as the 25 YEP.
Mrs M (our Mrs M, of course), speaking at its launch, said that plan would deliver “clean air, clean and plentiful water, plants and animals which are thriving, and ...more
Are you having strategic impact across the university (not just your department) or beyond in relation to learning and teaching? If so, join us to hear how you can gain recognition for this experience.
The workshop will take place on Thursday, 1 February, 2018 from 09:30 to 16:00 on campus. Professor Sally Bradley from the HEA will ...more
By Keith Brown and Peter Sloan
We are pleased to announce that funding from the Santander Technology Fund has now been confirmed. This blog post provides a brief overview of the project.
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The support and enthusiastic desire of physics undergrads to have a maker club has been wonderfully surprising, and has ...more
January joiners, we welcome you to the Bath doctoral community! As your Doctoral Welcome Team, we have put together a short video and a poster with tons of information to help you settle into doctoral life as quickly as possible. Many of us arrived outside of a main cohort in October, so we understand that ...more
Our final blog in this series of "Tips for achieving your best!" Guest blogger Keon Richardson (Sport and Social Sciences 2107) talks about how getting up early helped to achieve his goals and why he decided to turn down a more exciting social life to reach his goals!
10. WAKE UP EARLY!
Everyone has their optimal hours ...more
This communication attempts to share my experience as a visiting PhD researcher at the Department of Wood and Forestry Sciences, University Laval, Canada. Explicitly, I was part of the Industrial Research Chair in Eco-Responsible Wood Construction (CIRCERB). While the significance of the title may be better realised by those more experienced and engaged with research, ...more
#timeisup #metoo #neverok
If you have been affected by sexual harassment or violence, you can contact Student Services via email or by calling 01225 383838, or come to the drop-in sessions in 4 West.
Alternatively, you can go to the SU Advice Centre in the Student Centre. You can also email them, call them on 01225 386906 ...more
Hoping to be a part of something spectacular at University? Secretly dream of being a performer? Look no further than the University of Bath’s very own A capella group: 'Aquapella'.
Amongst all the interesting lectures, coursework, nights out, and more – a hint of music may be just what you are looking for. Aquapella is less ...more
The University of Bath SIAM-IMA Student Chapter is privileged to be hosting the 7th annual SIAM UKIE National Student Chapter Conference. This will take place at the University of Bath on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June 2018.
Registration is now open. Please complete the registration form by Friday 18th May 2018.
The aim of the conference is to bring together students working ...more
The skill of writing an article – and getting it published in a peer reviewed journal – is highly prized, but rarely taught.
CLAHRC West are offering a free two-day course which concentrates on this skill, and in particular on the process of writing.
Participants should come with an idea for an article, and you will work this up during ...more
Welcome to the twelfth monthly update with news to keep you informed on the new Polden Student Accommodation project.
December has been yet another very busy month, despite the inclement weather the concrete frame has continued to progress, whilst inside the building plastering and decorating are picking up pace!
Due to the bad weather, the first tower ...more
As exam season rolls around, here are our top ten tips for improving your exam scores.
1. Attend revision sessions
Revision lectures and workshops are designed to help you focus on key semester one content. Your tutors will probably provide plenty of hints and nudges towards what areas to focus on for exam prep, so attendance should ...more
“Doom!” always makes good headlines, and some British tabloids fretted about the recent passage of an asteroid close to Earth on January 2nd, and the fact it was only detected 6 days before. But what are the actual risks? How often does this happen?? And is anyone doing anything about it?
First, let us look at ...more
We've probably all found ourselves in the situation at some time or another... We're part way into a sentence - maybe during a lecture, a conference presentation, or just conversation with our colleagues - and find ourselves unsure of what the politically correct language is to describe a particular group.
"Umm, errr... the errr.... they...those who...." ...more
So here we are, on the last couple of days of 2017. I think it is fair to say that we've all had an eventful year. It is very hard to look back on this year and ignore all the unpleasant things that has happened around the world. I'm not going to name them, but ...more