29305 Honorary Degree Jason Gardener MBE and Amy Williams MBE 23 June 2017. Amy Williams and Jason Gardener are awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. Orator is Stepehn Baddeley of the STV and Prof Simone Fullagar for Amy and Jason respectively. Client: Gail Gillespie - Corp Comms Events

Olympic champs Amy Williams and Jason Gardener receive honorary degrees from University of Bath

Olympic Gold medallists Amy Williams MBE and Jason Gardener MBE were today awarded honorary degrees from the University of Bath. Amy, who won gold in the women’s Skeleton event at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, has been honoured in recognition of her distinguished sporting career as a skeleton racer. Jason, known as the Bath Bullet, is an Olympic Gold Medallist, World and European Indoor Champion and has been honoured in recognition of his distinguished sporting...

23 June 2017

The IKON Construction-sponsored University of Bath BUCS Super Rugby squad after their win against Cardiff Met, February 2017

Dates for your diary – Blue & Gold BUCS Super Rugby fixtures announced for 2017-18

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV will start their 2017-18 BUCS Super Rugby season with a home match at the Sports Training Village against Leeds Beckett. The fixture list was officially announced on Friday morning, with the IKON Construction-sponsored Blue & Gold returning to The Rec – home of Bath Rugby – on October 25 to face Northumbria University. There are nine teams in Super Rugby next season following Nottingham Trent’s promotion, meaning there...

23 June 2017

Laura Macro and Steph Clutterbuck celebrate after winning the Senior double scull title at the 2017 Henley Women's Regatta. CREDIT: Lewis Todd

Oarsome students earn GB selection for European University Rowing Champs

Three University of Bath students have been selected to represent Great Britain at the European University Rowing Championships in Serbia next month. Management Masters student Steph Clutterbuck, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, will race in the women’s single scull in Subotica where GB will be looking to defend the EUSA Rowing Salver won in 2016. Matrix Sporting Scholar Laura Macro, who studies Sports & Exercise Science, will team up with Business Administration student Carlotta...

23 June 2017

University of Bath students backing Olympic champion in Zambia 5050 fundraising appeal

University of Bath students are playing a key role in a fundraising campaign led by Olympian Mel Marshal and Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty to create sporting opportunities for some of Africa’s poorest children. Zambia 5050 will see Marshal and Peaty, along with their team, undertake ten hours of sport with children each day for five days at five different locations in the capital city of Lusaka and its surrounding communities with the aim of...

22 June 2017

Jason Gardener and Amy Williams with their Olympic gold medals

Join us as we honour two of Bath’s best – Amy Williams and Jason Gardener

Staff, students and members of the public are invited to the conferment of Honorary Degrees on Olympic Champions Jason Gardener MBE and Amy Williams MBE on Friday (June 23). Both are not only outstanding Olympic gold medallists but contribute significantly to the life of the University and the City of Bath. The degree ceremony will start at 4pm in The Edge and will be followed by an interactive talk-show session hosted by BBC Radio 5 presenter Kate Grey, herself a...

21 June 2017

Three more Bath sporting scholars earn GB call for World University Games

Tennis player Emma Hurst and athletes Jenny Nesbitt and Jacob Paul are the latest University of Bath sporting scholars to be selected for this summer’s World University Games in Taipei. It is double cause for celebration for Nesbitt and Paul who, along with fellow student Cameron Chalmers, have also been named in the British Athletics squad for next month’s European U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Nesbitt, who will compete over 10,000m in both Taipei and...

21 June 2017

Take part in the Olympic Day Run at Sports Training Village on Friday

The annual Olympic Day Run will once again be taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village this week - and all are invited to take part. The run, which celebrates International Olympic Day, will get under way at 12noon on Friday (June 23) and will be started by Olympic Champions Amy Williams and Jason Gardener, who are being presented with honorary degrees by the University of Bath later that afternoon. Participants can...

19 June 2017

Historic Henley title and two World Cup medals during successful weekend of rowing

A historic gold medal at the Henley Women’s Regatta and two silvers at the Poznan World Cup in Poland added up to an excellent weekend for past and present members of the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University of Bath. Steph Clutterbuck and Laura Macro, who study Management and Sports & Exercise Science respectively, produced a series of excellent performances in Henley – setting a new course record in the semi-finals – to...

19 June 2017

Ben Fletcher MJ Church ambassador Team Bath Judo

Super silver in Mexico earns World Championship qualification for Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher achieved the qualifying standard for this year’s World Championships by recording his best Grand Prix result to date – a silver medal in Cancun, Mexico. The Rio 2016 Olympian was in fantastic form in the men’s -100kg category on Sunday, beating LA Smith III of the United States by two waza-ari scores before overcoming Cuba’s Andy Granda after forcing a third Shido penalty in the golden-score period. Fletcher – an ambassador for...

19 June 2017

Team Bath Futures Academy athletes Ed Nightingale and Spencer Armstrong have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior European Canoe Sprint Championships

Team Bath Futures Academy duo earn GB call for Junior European Canoe Sprint Champs

Team Bath Futures Academy athletes Ed Nightingale and Spencer Armstrong have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Junior European Canoe Sprint Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, later this month. Nightingale, aged 15, and 18-year-old Armstrong will contest the K2 500m after winning the selection race at the National Canoe Sprint Regatta in Nottingham recently. Both are members of the British Canoeing England National Training Squad and are coached by British Canoeing Coaches Kevin Bowerbank...

16 June 2017

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