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Positive news for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences as University celebrates best ever performance in National Student Survey

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Birmingham students are more satisfied with their teaching and learning than ever before according to The National Student Survey (NSS) – the most comprehensive measure of student satisfaction within higher education. The success was reflected in the College with the majority of the nine Schools seeing an increase in subject satisfaction. Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science saw outstanding results with 98% overall satisfaction.

Drones are fun toys until you get hit in the face by one

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Professor Bob Stone writes for The Conversation:

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - August 2014

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From virtual reality systems in the gaming industry to drones and more...

'Mapping the Underworld' research informs new industry standard

'Mapping the Underworld' research informs new industry standard
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The vast network of utility services buried underground is fundamental to the way we live today, however around 4 million holes are dug into UK roads each year resulting in traffic disruption, high costs and wasted man hours. Not only this, inaccurate, incomplete and/or out-of-date information on the existence and location of utility assets poses problems for new construction or rehabilitation works and many projects don't go according to plan. Dr Nicole Metje, School of Civil Engineering, has spent nearly two years as the academic advisor for a dedicated committee working on the development of a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) project, which sought to address some of these challenges.

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, becomes Honorary Professor in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, becomes Honorary Professor in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
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Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, Dean of Engineering at Taylor's University, Malaysia, was appointed Honorary Professor of the University of Birmingham, this summer.
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CETL MSOR Conference 2014

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08 - 09/09/2014

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) – informal drinks reception

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20 - 21/09/2014
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The College invites all new EPS students and parents to an informal drinks reception over Arrivals Weekend.

Trusting Atoms: The Last Trials of Ludwig Boltzmann

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24 - 27/09/2014
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Trusting Atoms: The Last Trials of Ludwig Boltzmann brings to life the passion, drama and suffering of one long-forgotten scientist of the 19th Century. Join Ludwig Boltzmann in his battle to save the dying theory of atoms, his equation and so his career in a hostile scientific environment.
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