The 16th International Clays Conference (16ICC) began in the beautiful surroundings of the Carmen de los Martires, Granada, on a very balmy Sunday evening in July. This being my first major conference, I was unsure what to expect. Being the only person (to my knowledge) currently researching a topic within applied clay science at University ...more
Earlier this year the University allocated funding, awarded by HEFEC, towards supporting teaching activities on the HPC service. Since, the team have been busy working with our suppliers in designing a mid-life enhancement to the Balena HPC service. The new hardware will consist of:
17 Intel Skylake nodes, with 24 cores and 192GB RAM
7 new ...more
I thought it’s about time I introduced myself more officially and wrote a blog about my experience so far with One Young World. I’ve recently been selected by the University of Bath to be a delegate for this year’s summit in Bogotá Colombia. I’m Sophie a student about to start my second year studying ...more
An early-career researcher workshop on "Improving healthcare operations through modelling and simulation" brought together scholars from the UK and Turkey in Bath, 28-30 July 2017.
Invited by the School of Management, 25 early career and senior researchers from the UK and Turkey explored innovative decision-making tools to pressing challenges in healthcare planning and management, with a ...more
It has been over a year since we received our seed funding from the Public Engagement (PE) Unit to undertake a community based participatory research project and there is plenty to reflect on as I sit here in Sydney, Australia preparing to present the findings at a conference!
I worked with Caroline Hickman and Sam ...more
We’re delighted that The Quads and Norwood House (pictured above) have been listed in the top 50 best student accommodation halls in the UK.
The feedback comes from 10,834 students, who scored seven different elements of their accommodation:
Value for money
Common room or social space
Internet / Wi-Fi
The Quads scored ...more
On Sunday 13 August 2017 the Action Medical Research Charity will be undertaking a London to Bath (and return) cycle ride and will be using the East Extension car park as a refreshment stop and turn around point for 350 cyclists.
The nominated refreshment point will be the East extension car park, which as a consequence ...more
Majid Bin Ayed Al-Ayed is Head of Research and Studies at the National Center for Performance Measurement (ADAA) in Saudi Arabia. He is currently studying for his Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice with the IPR.
Vision 2030 is the blueprint for Saudi Arabia’s ambitious economic transformation and it rests on three pillars: A Vibrant Society, A ...more
From 10 - 13 July, the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool hosted the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13). This conference happens every two years and always attracts hundreds of delegates from all over the world with diverse interests relating to materials chemistry.
After the long (and frankly dull) train ...more
Welcome to the seventh monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution Project. Site manager Firhan Rudorf-Saeed is on site throughout the working day, and alongside him is a new addition to the site team, Tomasz Magiera – they should be the first point of contact for ...more
Welcome to the August Agent newsletter from the University of Bath. This focuses on important information about UG admissions including protocol around A level results and Clearing; PG applications opening date for entry 2018; Updates on communications with the University and the International recruitment team going forward; Agents conference feedback and action plan; and updates ...more
We're looking for a talented Digital Editor to help plan, create and manage digital content for bath.ac.uk.
Using your knowledge of content and user experience design, you'll work closely with colleagues from across the University to transform Bath's marketing and communications.
An experienced content professional you'll be a skilled copywriter and proofreader. You'll also have a proven ...more
Two days ago marked the weekversary of my move to Argentina! I have been met with new people, foods, behaviours, climates and much more! All these new experiences I will talk in greater detail in future posts however here I will focus on my whistle stop tour of Buenos Aires and dealing with homesickness.
Before moving ...more
I've written before about Mrs M's hold on the German people, and to understand modern Germany, I think it's helpful to recall the idea of the panopticon.
As you know, the original panopticon was the brainchild, we're told, of Jeremy Bentham, the English philosopher social theorist. Its design enabled all the inmates of an institution (say, ...more
My (naïve) background
A few months ago, I signed up to go on the Transgender Awareness Training offered by the University, and with Pride having gripped the nation recently I thought it would be a good time to go through what I learned and remind myself why it was so important.
Before I went to the training, ...more
After what feels like (another) whirlwind period, and as we approach the implementation of our new structures for doctoral study from 1st August, it seems timely to take a few moments to reflect on the progress we have made towards the Doctoral College in the last couple of weeks.
Tuesday 18th July marked the first opportunity ...more
I went to a fascinating talk a couple of weeks ago, organised by the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation, by the Government Office for Science about career opportunities for scientists and engineers in the Civil Service. Go-Science provides policy advice and support to the Government Chief Scientific Adviser in carrying out his role in advising ...more
Soapbox science is a unique platform for women scientists and postgraduate researchers to showcase and engage the public with their research. Organised at various cities in the UK and abroad, popular public places are converted to speaker arenas and each speaker gets about an hour to explain and interact with the public about what they ...more
It is becoming increasing important these days for research data to be seen to be FAIR. That is, they should abide by the FAIR Data Principles that we discussed back in January. Not only is the Horizon 2020 Data Management Plan template based around these principles, they also form part of the criteria that the ...more