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University: Review of The Year

by on Jul.16, 2009, under University

A good video of our now former SU President, Alex Nicholson-Evans, discussing achievements for BUSU in the past year and what can be looked forward to in the future.

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Photo: View From The Top of The Library

by on Jun.06, 2009, under Photos

This post is for Tuesday 2nd June, 2009

This photo was taken this past weekend when I was rigging lights at the top of the library for the Summer Ball this year

View Towards The Lake From Level 5 of the Library - University of Bath

View Towards The Lake From Level 5 of the Library - University of Bath

Despite being at the University of Bath for 2 years, it is the first time I had been outside on Level 5 of the library and was therefore the first time I’d seen this view – which I thought was pretty good! I think it was certainly helped by the good weather we were having that day – certainly made rigging for the Summer Ball more enjoyable.

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University: What Bath Students’ Union Has Achieved This Year

by on May.21, 2009, under University

busu-logoI’m bogged down with revision for my last three exams at the moment, but saw this video posted by Bath Students’ Union President – Alex Nicholson-Evans and thought I had to share it

It’s a brief video showing some of the things BUSU has achieved in the last year – from Freshers’ Week to the success of societies to the various campaigns that have run throughout the year and of course – improvements to the buses.

At the end of the video, there is even some good news on their latest project – the new Student Centre.

More can be found out about BUSU at BathStudent.com

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University: Battle of The Buses

by on May.17, 2009, under University

This Post is for Thursday 14th May, 2009

At the start of this week a new battle started around Bath – the Battle of the Buses between First and Wessex Connect.

The Existing Service - The 18/418 - The Bright Orange Bus, provided by First

The Existing Service - The 18/418 - The Bright Orange Bus, provided by First

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The Newcomer - The U18 - UniConnect - Provided by Wessex Connect

The Newcomer - The U18 - UniConnect - Provided by Wessex Connect

This Monday Wessex Connect launched its rival service to the 18/418 – the U18. Concentrating on the Oldfield Park to University route, it has been highly campaigned for from the Students’ Union as an improvement to the bus service from First – a topic of conversation which seems to frequently come up.

The U18 was announced at the same time that Wessex Connect announced that they would start providing an alternative to the cancelled 20a/c service in Bath. As well as providing more buses and lower fares than first, they also announced that they would be donating 1p per ticket sold to a charity, chosen by students.

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University: Hello? Anyone There?

by on Apr.02, 2009, under University

Empty Bath University ParadeThe University of Bath broke up for its Easter holidays last week. Since then, I’ve still be on campus every day doing work of some sort – but it is so desserted up here! It’s almost as bad as it was in the Summer Holidays.

The SU bars are closed, with Pitstop (Sandwich Shop), on reduced hours and extremely reduced options (almost to the point of why bother opening). The University bar is on reduced opening hours too.

Now I know most Freshers’ go home for the holidays, but I feel sorry for those who are still here. Their options are dramatically reduced and they’re even limited with travelling into / out of town itself due to the buses running a reduced frequency service and finishing earlier.

I’ve even been surprised with how empty the Library is. Even with the holidays, I was expecting it to still be reasonably busy with people working on Coursework and final year projects, but it doesn’t seem to be that full when I look through the windows.

The reduced number of people also seems to make a difference on Internet speeds (especially wireless) – everything seems to be running a lot quicker and smoother.

I do quite like looking out of the office window onto an emptier parade, but it does seem to be lacking the atmosphere somewhat.

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Backstage: Keeping Things Simple

by on Feb.18, 2009, under Backstage

At the weekend, I worked on a smallish event which was the Recital concert, for one of the Students’ Union Societies – Chaos

There was only a couple of us working on the event and it reminded me the importance of keeping things simple and how well it could work.

The venue we were working in was University Hall, which is not a frequently used venue (this is the third time we’ve used it since September). As there was only two of us present we decided to meet the client’s needs and keep things sensibe: 6 1K Fresnels to wash the stage area, 2 spots created using source four juniors (one for the piano, the one for the other performance spot) and four par 64s to act as uplighters either side of the projection screen.

That was it. It took us less than half an hour to rig and with so little, programming each peformance on the Jester was effortless, yet in my opinion it was one of the best looking events we’d carried out in Uni Hall.

Chaos Recital - The Lady Choir

Chaos Recital - The Lady Choir

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Snow on University of Bath Campus – 6th Feb

by on Feb.08, 2009, under Photos

I visited campus on Friday afternoon to start setting up for the SIFE show taking place on Saturday night. The amount of snow up there is completely different to the amount still left in the town. Here are some of the photos I took:

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University of Bath Closing – Friday 6 Feb

by on Feb.06, 2009, under University

Bath University Parade in Snow

Bath University Parade in Snow

The University was hoping to open almost as normal today, but how are they doing so far?

Update 8:02am: The university has now cancelled 9.15 lectures as well as 8.15. There are also no buses running up the hill yet. Keep an eye on Twitter or internal news for updates. Should hear more from the university by 8.45.

Update 8:25am: Apparently the STV will be open as normal today.

Update 8:50am: all lectures before midday have been cancelled. The refresh fair has also been postponed to another day. Still no buses running.

Update 10:00am: Buses still not running to the University. Some other bus routes in Bath are attempting to run though. For further bus updates follow the bus service on twitter @bathcsc

Update 10:19am: The University is now closed for the whole day. Further information for people on campus is due to be posted on the internal news page soon. Fresh is open till 2pm today.

Update 10:27am: Looks like the STV can’t saty open and will be closing at 2pm today.

Update 11:15am: The Flirt! Foam Party has also been postponed and will be taking place next week. Check the internal news page for the most up to date list of shop opening /closings. Worthy of note though is Level 1 will be open for food between 11:30am and 2pm tomorrow.

Photo by Katie Mabery

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University of Bath Closed

by on Feb.05, 2009, under University

University of Bath Lake in SnowFor those of you looking, the University of Bath is closed today (5th February).

Look at the internal university news page for updates.

Update (9:50 am): uLive has been cancelled for tonight (The Twang)

Update (11:56 am): All ICIA related things have been cancelled. The busses are running again though if you wish to get on/off campus

Update (7:57 pm): The University should be open again tomorrow, although any 8:15 lectures have been cancelled. Expect an update on the campus homepage by 8am tomorrow if any of this changes.

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University: Lecture Notes

by on Jan.31, 2009, under University

This post is for Thursday, 29th January, 2009

Notes - by Mark Braday

Notes - by Mark Brady

It’s the first week of the new semester at university. It means it’s time for new modules, new lecturers and new methods of receiving notes. I think between all my modules this semester, I cover all possible methods of receiving / taking notes.

  • There is the traditional lecturer who speaks and puts notes up on the board, but it’s up to us to take notes as nothing is published after the lecture.
  • I also have the lecturer who has given us everything in advance, essentially minimizing the need to go to lectures if we didn’t want to.
  • The other method is to give us all of the basic notes in advance, but miss out proofs and examples, requiring us to go the lectures to get these.
  • Finally there are the lectures where you take notes during them, however, at the end of the week the majority of the notes are published online.

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