None of the five selected invasion beaches were well enough connected to the others to allow mutual assistance when the going got extra tough. The planned landing was the equivalent of making five separate attacks instead of advancing on a continuous battle line. Defeat at any one of those Normandy beaches could spell doom for the largest seaborne assault in world history.
University of Bath named country’s best for sports with The Times Good University Guide 2018 award win’Very few universities can combine excellence on the sporting pitches with excellence in the parallel academic discipline of sport science’12:00, 22 SEP 2017Hurdler Megan Southwart Hurdler on the running track next to the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village (Image: IDPS University of Bath) Get Daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThe University of Bath is the country’s best for sports, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.The Sports University of the Year Award is based on:the quality of its sporting facilities, the ranking of its sports related subjects success of its student sports teams Some of the leading British athletes of recent years including Jason Gardener, Amy Williams, Michael Jamieson, Samantha Murray, Sophie Kamlish, Siobhan Marie O’Connor and Paul Blake have based themselves in Bath to train with the university and achieved outstanding sporting success in recent years.It was the first UK university to offer sporting scholarships in 1976 and now provides more than 50 each year to student athletes.Former Deal or No Deal star Noel Edmonds gives tearful interview as he opens up about suicide attemptThe Sports Training Village, which has hosted Invictus Games trials for the past two years, is used by 1.6 million people a year.The University of Bath also came top in the region’s academic rankings, and 12th in the UK. Bath Spa University fell 17 places to 75th in the overall rankings.Dame Glynis speaks during the university’s 50th anniversary festivalUniversity of Bath Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Bath has been named Sports University of the Year.”We have always endeavoured to deliver cutting edge research which makes a difference and the best possible teaching for our students.”Achieving first place in the Sports Science rankings is a testament to years of hard work by our faculty.”I could not be more proud of this achievement, and the people who have worked so hard to deserve this accolade.”New gym to be built at University of Bath in two storey extensionDirector of Sport at the University of Bath Stephen Baddeley said the award was “a tremendous honour and a worthy reflection of all the hard work put in by our dedicated staff, students, athletes, coaches and volunteers to make this the most vibrant and dynamic sporting environment in the country”.Mr McCall said: “Very few universities can combine excellence on the sporting pitches with excellence in the parallel academic discipline of sport science.Student accommodation and Sport England standard Bath cricket school plans lodged”This year Bath has risen to the top of our academic rankings for sport science while moving up the tables in inter university competition. The facilities for Team Bath are among the best in Europe and the conveyor belt of top class athletes to emerge from them shows no signs of abating..