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Creative Studies student music success

A trip to Los Angeles and appearances at various festivals are in store for a young singer/songwriter, who has already attracted a large on-line following.

Bangor University Media Studies student, Cara Braia, 21, from Criccieth had her first taste of success with an online competition to re-interpret a classic song by popular 60’s group, The Kinks. As a result she has gone to collaborate with various artists and producers from all over the world, and will soon be jetting off to LA to further her career.

Publication Date: 28/03/2014

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BAFTA Cymru winning student runs Masterclass

A Bangor University postgraduate student from the School of Creative Studies and Media who won a BAFTA Cymru Best Short award in 2013 ran his own Masterclass for students and lecturers at the University of South Wales recently.

Publication Date: 18/03/2014

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Bangor film academy ‘an amazing experience’

Young people from around Wales and the UK have given Bangor’s BFI Film Academy documentary film training program the thumbs up.

As well as filming and editing a short documentary, participants were also given the chance to network with award winning documentary professionals and respected practitioners in their field.

Publication Date: 19/02/2014

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Bangor student’s film impresses the BBC

A short documentary by a Bangor film student has been chosen to feature on the BBC website.

School of Creative Studies and Media student Phil Coleman charts his own battle with anxiety in the film Breaking the Cycle.

Publication Date: 08/02/2014

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Are you sharing your living room with others?

How would you feel if advertisers could see what you were doing and target adverts to suit your activity level or even your mood?

It’s not as futuristic as it sounds.

Publication Date: 01/02/2014

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Welsh booksellers turn to social media

Welsh bookseller’s attitudes to social networking will be the subject of a pioneering new research project at the School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor University.

Dr. Eben Muse, Deputy Head of the School, has received a grant from the Strategic Insight Program to work in partnership with the Welsh Books Council on the project over the coming months.

Publication Date: 17/01/2014

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Former student wins ‘journalist of the year’ award

A former student at the School of Creative Studies and Media has won a prestigious journalism award for her work.

Noellin Imoh, who graduated from Bangor in 2010, won a BEFFTA (Black, Entertainment, Film, Fashion,Television and Arts Awards) for her work as editor of African Dazzle Magazine.

Publication Date: 05/11/2013

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Brainy Bangor student takes on the zombies

They often come out at night, and are always on the hunt for more brains – Yes, students and zombies have always had a lot in common.

And this halloween weekend a postgraduate student at the School of Creative Studies and Media will appear in a TV special to discuss the living dead.

Publication Date: 01/11/2013

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PhD student breaks new ground with heritage website

A PhD researcher at the School of Creative Studies and Media has helped to create a ground-breaking new website that will benefit the local area.
 
Susanne Skubik Intriligator, a journalist-turned-PhD researcher in digital media, says that the aim with “Anglesey: A Bridge Through Time” was to get people involved.

The website for Menter Môn allows local enthusiast to share video and images, add events, and link to social media.

Publication Date: 07/10/2013

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Bangor student wins BAFTA Cymru Award

Bangor University graduate, Osian Williams has won a British Academy Cymru Award. His short film ,“Can i Emrys (A song for Emrys)”, which he directed during his third year at Bangor University, won the award for the “Short Form” category.

Publication Date: 30/09/2013

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School of Creative Studies and Media part of UK-wide search for film talent

Staff and alumni at Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media will this year be part of an UK-wide search for the next generation of British film industry talent.

The school will be working together with Media Academy Wales to run workshops in North Wales for the BFI Film Academy.

Publication Date: 10/09/2013

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Student film accepted at Eisteddfod’s Lle Celf Visual Art Exhibition

Bangor University student Jenni Steele of Deganwy is to have a short film exhibited in Y Lle Celf which is the highly regarded Visual Arts Exhibition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Denbigh (6-13 August).

Publication Date: 02/08/2013

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Friday's Eisteddfod Activities - A Day of Poetry, music and film

A Day of Poetry, music and film.

Publication Date: 02/08/2013

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Bangor Graduates Take On The Fringe

This summer four Bangor University graduates are taking an original sketch show to the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival!

Publication Date: 31/07/2013

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Role reversal for Bangor University graduate

An entrepreneurial Bangor University student will himself become a tutor at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff this summer.

Osian Williams, originally from Pont-y-pridd, south Wales, who graduated recently with a BA in Communication and Media, will pass on his skills to youngsters who have an interest in film-making.

Publication Date: 23/07/2013

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First Class achievement for Hannah

Hannah Mundy, 22, from Leek, Staffordshire, is graduating from Bangor University with a first class degree in English Language and Creative Studies this week.

Publication Date: 12/07/2013

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Llŷn Student Graduates

Work experience has led to a job for a Bangor University student graduating this week.

Publication Date: 12/07/2013

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Louis celebrates with a First!

Louis Rhys Waters, 21, from Pencoed, Bridgend, is graduating from Bangor University with a first class degree in Journalism and Media Studies this week.

Publication Date: 12/07/2013

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“That’s a wrap” Film-making student graduates

A business-minded Bangor University student graduates this week after three years of hard work and an illustrious beginning to his film-making career.

Publication Date: 12/07/2013

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TransForm - Telling new stories about body image

Bibliotherapy is the idea that we can use stories about other people to help us think differently and more positively about our own concerns. Bringing bibliotherapy into the 21st Century, this project explores how we might use digital fictions online story-games to support young women in developing frameworks for more positive thinking regarding their body
image.

Publication Date: 28/06/2013

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More film successes for SCSM

On Sunday June 23rd the film NOT won best Welsh Language Film and Long I Stood There won best Narrative Film at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival.

Publication Date: 28/06/2013

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US visit to research Kubrik- possibly the greatest post-war American Film Director

Dr Nathan Abrams, a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies & Media, has won a prestigious highly-competitive, and internationally-recognised Dorot Foundation Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin.

Publication Date: 19/06/2013

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For Sale: SGB Youngman Two Stage Scaffolding Tower

The School of Creative Studies & Media have a SGB Youngman two stage scaffolding tower for sale, it is very good condition but sold as seen.

Publication Date: 03/06/2013

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Research symposium, "Computer Gaming Across Cultures: Perspectives from Three Continents"

Prof Astrid Ensslin from the the School of Creative Studies and Media is organising a trilateral research symposium, "Computer Gaming Across  Cultures: Perspectives from Three Continents", to be held in JP Seminar Room (former TV Studio), on Wednesday, 8th May, 9.00h to 17.00h.

Publication Date: 01/05/2013

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Red Carpet School of Creative Studies and Media Showcase 2013

The School of Creative Studies and Media (SCSM) Showcase event will be held on Friday May 3rd from 7pm in MALT. Now in its second year,  it is a free event that is open to the public, but it is ticketed. Anyone who would like to book a ticket can contact Mikey Murray (m.murray@bangor.ac.uk). 

Publication Date: 23/04/2013

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New book by Andrew McStay

Andrew McStay, SCSM lecturer, has a new book out with Routledge titled "Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process”.

Publication Date: 22/04/2013

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More American success for Osian

A documentary film on which Bangor University student Osian Williams worked as both cameraman and sound recordist has won a prize at the New York Festivals Awards this week. The Boom Pictures Cymru/S4C production ‘Fy chwaer a fi’ (My sister and I) was awarded a World Gold Medal in the Human Interest category.

Publication Date: 12/04/2013

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A postgraduate student from Bangor University has been nominated for an award at the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

Lester Hughes, from Pwllheli, is a mature student and a father of two and has just started a PhD in Film. His short 12 minute film, Waves, Taid & Time, has been nominated in the Experimental category at the festival. The winners will be announced at the festival, in Llanelli, between the 8th-12th of April.

Publication Date: 22/03/2013

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New journal on East Asian Popular Culture

Kate Taylor-Jones is co-editor of a new journal titled "The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture". This is the first academic peer-reviewed journal for scholars, teachers, and students from around the world who have an active and passionate interest in the Popular Culture of East Asia.

Publication Date: 20/03/2013

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Film selected for Festival

Congratulations from the School to Lester Hughes. His film 'Waves, Taid & Time' has been selected for the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival. http://www.carmarthenbayfilmfestival.co.uk/

Publication Date: 15/03/2013

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Film awards triumph for Bangor University students

As stars and directors from across the globe were gearing up for the Oscars awards night, two Bangor students were grabbing their own gongs on the other side of the Atlantic.


Classmates John Evans and Mathew Allan Owen from the School of Creative Studies and Media won the Royal Television Society award for Best Fiction at an award ceremony in North Wales for their dissertation film ‘Long I stood there’. In addition, John Evans won the Ffresh Best Welsh Language Film award for ‘Not’ which also scooped a Best Actress award for his 11 year old step-daughter Ceri Williams. Both sets of awards were handed out at the Ffresh student moving image festival 2013 in Wrexham on 22nd of February.

Publication Date: 15/03/2013

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Ffresh Awards success for students

The School of Creative Studies and Media (SCSM) have won big at this year's Ffresh film awards!

Publication Date: 26/02/2013

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Student on Awards shortlist

Congratulations to Nathan Moore. His entry for the Ffresh Film Festival competition "Terror in 20 seconds" has been shortlisted for an award.

Publication Date: 21/02/2013

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Developing the research network: Media, Persuasion and Communication (MPC) symposium

Developing the research network: Media, Persuasion and Communication (MPC) symposium

Publication Date: 14/02/2013

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Bangor University student to work with world’s number one bestselling writer on next project

Ashwin Sanghi, a Bangor University PhD Creative Writing student- who is already a publishing phenomenon in his own right in his native India, is to co-author a novel with a writer currently described as the world’s most popular crime fiction writer: author James Patterson.

Publication Date: 25/01/2013

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Ffresh Nomination for student

"Not", directed by John Evans, has been nominated for Best Fiction and Best Welsh language film at Ffresh, the student moving image festival in Wales.

Publication Date: 18/01/2013

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Personal Chair for Lecturer

Creative Studies and Media is delighted to announce the award of a personal Chair to Astrid Ensslin. Many congratulations to Astrid from the School.

Publication Date: 09/01/2013

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Artist Film Maker in Residence

Publication Date: 09/01/2013

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“This is how we do it at Bangor!”

Christmas has come early for a first year Film Studies student after he won a HD GoPro camera for coming first in a Viral Video Competition run by the University’s Corporate Communications and Marketing Department.

Publication Date: 21/12/2012

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Student filmmaker contributes to television film-making and receives University commissions

A third year BA Communication and Media student at Bangor University who started his own media company, has already worked on a film for the BBC, had a film broadcast on S4C and been commissioned to produce short videos for the University.

Publication Date: 15/12/2012

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SCSM lecturer at blinc digital arts festival

SCSM lecturer Jo Wright is to have work shown at the blinc digital arts festival. More details at http://blincdigital.com/

Publication Date: 30/10/2012

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Lecturer wins commision

Jo Wright has been commissioned to make a new video for Blinc digital arts festival in Conwy this year: http://blincdigital.com/

Publication Date: 06/08/2012

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Project wins award

A project set up by film maker and SCSM lecturer Joanna Wright, in partnership with the Snowdonia National Park Authority and Ysgol Bro Hedd Wyn in Trawsfynydd, has won an award at the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative.

Publication Date: 23/07/2012

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Student chosen for film awards

SCSM PhD student Jenni Steele's "1.1 miles of daffodils" has been selected for Hansel of Film 2012. Film critic Mark Kermode has an interesting article in the Guardian on the significance of these awards here.

Publication Date: 18/06/2012

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Call for papers extended until May 31st

Call for papers extended until May 31st for the Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art conference. More detail here: https://sites.google.com/site/culturaltranslationbangorwales/

Publication Date: 28/05/2012

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British Student Film Festival

A self directed collaborative project by undergraduate and postgraduate students in SCSM has been selected for the British Student Film Festival and is screening in London, Bristol, Newcastle and Liverpool during April.
Congratulations to the production team on the film "31st May".

Publication Date: 27/04/2012

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Sion Griffiths selected for Doc/Future,

Sion Griffiths has been selected for Doc/Future, A professional development scheme from the BFI and Skillset designed to develop the up & coming generation of directors and producers in the UK’s documentary, film & digital media industries.  http://sheffdocfest.com/view/doc_future

Publication Date: 27/04/2012

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SCSM researcher awarded prestigious place on the Welsh Crucible leadership scheme

SCSM's Astrid Ensslin has been awarded a place on the prestigious HEFCW-funded Welsh Crucible 2012 scheme.

Publication Date: 11/04/2012

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Bangor’s Enterprise by Design students take entrepreneurship skills and innovative products to a ‘Dragon’s Den’

Forty Bangor University students have taken part in a competition to win up to £10,000 prize money to see the development of their own innovative product creations ready for market.

‘Enterprise by Design’ students were challenged to design a product from conception to prototype and to deliver a winning pitch to a judging panel.

Publication Date: 29/03/2012

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Students attend Ffresh Film Festival

Last week SCSM students attended Ffresh Film Festival in Newport, where their documentary "Luck" was 1 of 5 shortlisted (in the factual catergory) from projects submitted from across the UK. Master classes were given by filmmakers including Mike Leigh and Asif Kapadia (BAFTA winner, best documentary for 'Senna')

Publication Date: 15/02/2012

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Student work shorlisted for the Ffresh Award: Student Moving Image Festival Of Wales.

Second year SCSM documentary project has been shortlisted in the factual category at Ffresh, the Student Moving Image Festival Of  Wales. 

Publication Date: 12/01/2012

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War Veterans Aided by Nature films produced by student

Short wildlife films produced by second year student Osian Wiilliams have been snapped by up therapists at an American hospital treating soldiers suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Publication Date: 15/11/2011

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Journalism student wins spot on UK Snooker championship qualifiers team

Second year journalism student Danny Griffth will be spending this week reporting at the British Snooker championship qualifiers.

Publication Date: 15/11/2011

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Nathan Abrams has been awarded an AHRC fellowship to take forward his research on Stanley Kubrick

Nathan Abrams has been awarded an AHRC fellowship to take forward his research on Stanley Kubrick.

Publication Date: 12/11/2011

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Research Creates BBC Radio series for Remembrance Week

Researching conflict reporting has led to the producing of a documentary series which is being broadcast on BBC Radio Wales this month as part of their season of Remembrance programmes.

Publication Date: 11/11/2011

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Celtic Media Festival Shortlist

A Bangor University lecturer is on the short list at the annual Celtic Media Festival for his latest documentary. Dr Llion Iwan directed a tribute to master poet Dic Jones following his death in 2009, and which was broadcast on S4C in 2010. Llion lectures in journalism and documentary film at the School of Creative Studies and Media.

Publication Date: 15/03/2011

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BBC’s The One Show revisits Beatles’ Bangor visit

Remember to watch The One Show on BBC 1 at 7.00 on Tuesday 23 November to find out about when The Beatles came to Bangor.

Publication Date: 23/11/2010

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Hold the front page!

Nicholas Whitmore, a third year Journalism and Media student, has had an article he has written printed on the front page of the Daily Post, Thursday, November 11.

Publication Date: 12/11/2010

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Bangor University Researchers Invited To Present Flagship Project To Welsh Assembly Members

Bangor University researchers have been invited to present their work to an audience of Assembly Members for the second time this year. Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker, from the Schools of Creative Studies and Media and Social Sciences respectively, were awarded £19,000 from Beacon for Wales to hold a touring exhibition of Jewish Life of North Wales. Beacon for Wales promotes public engagement work by universities, bringing the general public and universities together. The exhibition has so far visited Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bangor and is currently in Pwllheli, having attracted visitors from across Wales, Europe and the US. Fifty people attended a reception with kosher wine and snacks in Bangor University’s Main Arts Library to mark the arrival of the exhibition in Bangor.

Publication Date: 05/11/2010

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Opening of Exhibition of Jewish Life - With Kosher Reception

Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker from Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media and School of Social Sciences respectively, in collaboration with Esther Roberts of Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, have been awarded £19,000 by Beacon for Wales to hold a touring exhibition of Jewish life in North Wales. Through this exhibition, local people have the opportunity to learn about Jewish history in North Wales. Jews have been resident in North Wales for at least the last one hundred and fifty years and have played an important part in its history. For example, Isidore Wartski was mayor of Bangor and the first Jewish mayor in Wales. The exhibition will be held at a combination of university and public venues across North Wales. A series of workshops at the university, local venues and schools will be held. On November 1st at 2-50pm, Sally and Nathan will also be giving a presentation to the staff and students of Coleg Menai Bangor Campus, in particular the religious studies A level class, who are currently studying Judaism.

Publication Date: 06/10/2010

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