Dr Eilir Hedd Morgan, alumnus and member of staff at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, was tragically killed in an accident in April 2013 at the young age of 29.
Eilir originally came to Bangor in 2002 to read Marine Biology, staying on to gain a distinction in his MSc in Shellfisheries Biology and Management in 2007 and completing a PhD in November 2012. He was subsequently appointed to a 5-year position as the first Welsh medium lecturer in Marine Ecology. He was dedicated to the Welsh language and was a fantastic ambassador for the University and for Wales.
In his memory, Bangor University has established the ‘Dr Eilir Hedd Morgan Bangor University Scholarship Fund’. Money donated to the fund will support an annual 5-week summer placement for a Welsh-medium second year undergraduate Marine Biology student to undertake research work and the establishing of a prize for the best first year PhD talk at the annual College of Natural Sciences Postgraduate Research Student Conference.
If you would like to contribute to the fund, please click here and send your completed form and contribution to Paula Fleck, Development and Alumni Relations Office, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG.