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12 Medical Sciences Graduates Make History

On Friday 17th July 2015 twelve Bangor University students will be the first to graduate from the pioneering BMedSci Medical Sciences programme developed by the School of Medical Sciences, the University’s youngest academic department.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Bright Future after a difficult childhood

A student has overcome extreme childhood hardships to graduate from Bangor University with a degree in Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology. 32 year old Liverpudlian Louise Brinton, now settled in north Wales, now hopes to eventually become a Clinical Psychologist and to help others.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Teaching Fellowship Dr Caroline Bowman

Dr Caroline Bowman has just been awarded a Bangor University Teaching Fellowship in recognition of her excellence in teaching and her outstanding contribution to student support.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

High achieving Psychology student graduates

Having a keen interest in clinical psychology since her school days, a high achieving student graduated from Bangor University this week. Sophie Venters, 21, from Allesley Park, Coventry, graduated with a first-class honours BSc Psychology degree after studying at one of the UK’s top psychology schools.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Bolton student first to graduate in her family

The first member of a Bolton family to go onto higher education feels ‘amazing’ as she graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

First Class student overcomes health problems to graduate

A Psychology student who credits Bangor University for ‘taking a chance’ on her is graduating with a First Class Honours degree.

Ashleigh Johnstone from Douglas on the Isle of Man has battled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since high school and her health issues meant that she struggled with her GCSE and A Level exams. But despite setbacks, Ashleigh aspired to study at university.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Three years of work and study pays off for hard-working Jake

Not everyone could cope with working full-time alongside studying for a degree, even fewer would be able to travel the world and fit in some voluntary work on top; but one dynamic Bangor University student did, and he graduates this week.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Determined carer graduates for the second time with pride

Caring for an elderly relative whilst working part-time is quite a task, but to do this whilst concurrently studying for a degree is quite remarkable. A Bangor University student has succeeded against the odds to work, care and study and graduates this week. 

Publication date: 11 July 2015

100% employability for graduating radiography students

Final year Radiography students who are graduating from Bangor University this week have all secured employment at various health boards in England and Wales.

Publication date: 11 July 2015

Bangor University: making a difference in Welsh language healthcare

Ground-breaking work to extend and improve the use of the Welsh language in health and social care has been recognised with Awards to Bangor University in two categories.

The Awards were made at the Welsh Language in Health, Social Services and Social Care Conference and Awards. The Awards raise awareness of the importance of the Welsh language in the health and social services sectors in particular when dealing with patients, their families and the public.

Publication date: 8 July 2015

Ground-breaking healthcare research showcased

Ground-breaking research which is set to improve healthcare in Wales and the UK was showcased at Bangor University today (Thursday 2 July).

Three projects in particular were given prominence, during a visit by Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford to the University’s College of Health & Behavioural Sciences, due to their potential to impact on services and patients.

Publication date: 2 July 2015

Wales to launch ground-breaking dementia research service

A nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launches in Wales today (2/7/15). Join Dementia Research promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research in Wales by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, and helping researchers find the right participants at the right time.

Mark Drakeford, Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services will make the announcement during a visit to the Wales Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at Bangor University.

Publication date: 2 July 2015

Final Year Biomedical Science Student Makes Break-Through Cancer Discovery

A long standing enigma in cancer biology is how the cell growth regulator Cdc2 can be active and inactive at the same time. Human cells stop dividing in the presence of genetic damage by inactivating Cdc2, but they also need active Cdc2 to remove the genomic defects.

Publication date: 2 July 2015

How cancer abducts your immune cells – and what we can do about it

Thomas Caspari, Reader in Cancer Biology writing in The Conversation. Read the fully illustrated original article.

Cancer cells play it dirty to get what they want. They are survival artists with a strong criminal streak. They surround themselves with a protective shield of extra-cellular material and then secure supply lines by attracting new blood vessels.

To achieve both of these aims, they set immune cells a honey trap by releasing attractants in the form of messenger molecules which lure immune cells to growing tumours. At the cancer site, the abducted immune cells release growth hormones to guide new blood vessels to the tumour and help build a protective shield.

Publication date: 1 July 2015

Leading experts share latest Mindfulness research

World-leading researchers into mindfulness will gather to present and consider ground-breaking research in this emerging field this week (3-7.7.15).

Organised by experts at Bangor University’s pioneering Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice, at the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the event will discuss how mindfulness can bring benefits to individuals and society.

Publication date: 1 July 2015

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