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Three receive funding to study doctorate degrees through Welsh

Three new Bangor University students are among the nine to receive funding from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to enable them to follow a doctorate degree through the medium of Welsh over the next few years. The three are among nine Scholarship winners announced and join another nine students at Bangor University, who are already studying under the scheme.

Publication date: 9 October 2015

Using Welsh within the community

As part of an evaluation of the Welsh Government’s Welsh Language Strategy, Dr Rhian Hodges and Dr Cynog Prys, of Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences conducted a research study into the opportunities to use Welsh in six communities in Wales. The Welsh Language was found to be in a fragile state within the communities studied: Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Llanrwst, Porthmadog and Ammanford. Despite this, evidence of the use of Welsh was found in the communities, along with a desire to have more varied opportunities to use Welsh within daily life (i.e while shopping or receiving Public Services).

Publication date: 9 October 2015

Three Bangor research projects among top 20 contributing towards development

No fewer than three research projects at Bangor University have been selected from nearing 7,000 submissions to be included among the top 20 most impressive examples of UK research contributing to development.  

Publication date: 9 October 2015

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics visit University for training

In April 2015, Bangor University and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding committing both organisations to work more closely together in the future.

Publication date: 8 October 2015

A fantastic opportunity for A-level students in Welsh

A three-day Course for students of Welsh as a Second Language (16-18 November) and Welsh as First Language (18-20 November)

Publication date: 7 October 2015

Health and Medical Research Showcase

Bangor University and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) held their first open Joint Research Showcase recently. The event showcased current research interests across the two organisations and sought to create opportunity for greater research collaboration in the region. Over 110 delegates were registered for the conference and 50 research abstracts were submitted for the event which included a poster conference. 

Publication date: 7 October 2015

Helping local organisations to fill the gaps

A new online job vacancy portal is enabling employers and voluntary organisations across north Wales and beyond, to fill vacancies and opportunities within their organisations. Bangor Prospects is promoting their vacancies to thousands of students and graduates who are currently looking for part-time or casual work; graduate level opportunities; paid placements, internships & voluntary opportunities.

Publication date: 6 October 2015

Student’s play receives welcome on tour

An student at the University's School of Welsh is behind a new currently touring Wales and taking the world of Welsh theatre by storm.

Llŷr Titus is being described as ‘one of Wales’ hottest young playwrights’, and his latest play, ‘Drych’, is produced by Cwmni’r Frân Wen, under the direction of Ffion Haf, who also happens to be a Theatre and Performance Lecturer at Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies & Media, as well as an associate Director with Cwmni’r Frân Wen.

Publication date: 6 October 2015

Bangor Alumnus returns from Canadian Climbing Expedition

An experienced professional mountaineer and Bangor University alumnus has recently returned from a challenging expedition in the breathtakingly beautiful Canadian Rockies.

Publication date: 5 October 2015

Archive of the month

Here is an extract taken from a notebook discovered recently by Sarah Vaughan, Archivist, whilst cataloguing the Penrhyn Castle Papers.

Publication date: 30 September 2015

Ad industry may gripe about adblockers, but they broke the contract – not us

The latest version of Apple’s operating system for phones and tablets, iOS9, allows the installation of adblocking software that removes advertising, analytics and tracking within Apple’s Safari browser. While Apple’s smartphone market share is only around 14% worldwide, this has prompted another outpouring from the mobile and web advertising industry on the effects of adblockers, and discussion as to whether a “free” web can exist without adverts.

This article  by Andrew McStaySenior Lecturer in Media Culture, at the School of Creative Studies & Media was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 29 September 2015

Bangor Academics create impact with BMJ papers

A paper co-authored by a Bangor academic has made the front cover of the prestigious British Medical Journal while another research re-evaluation published by the BMJ, in the same month, received international media attention.

Publication date: 29 September 2015

Child development programme to share resources globally

A child development expert at Bangor University is involved in the international launch of project materials which will assist governments around the globe to support healthy and successful child development.

Publication date: 29 September 2015

Bangor University project aims to enhance NHS services

A new £300,000 project aims to ensure that NHS decisions about patient-focused services will be informed by greater in-depth feedback from patients.

The two-year project will improve the way researchers use existing qualitative research on health services, to increase the likelihood that it will be used by NHS decision-makers.

Publication date: 28 September 2015

Best UK radiography course tops University league table

Bangor University is listed as the best place to study Radiography according to the Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016. Bangor‘s Radiography students also had the best graduate prospects of any UK radiography graduates and the University was listed 3rd for radiography entry standards.

Bangor University also appears among the top 10 UK universities for a further five subjects. In addition to Radiography, these are Celtic Studies (Welsh) (2nd), Social Policy (2nd), Agriculture & Forestry (7th),Creative Writing (8th) and Education (10th).

Publication date: 28 September 2015

How to take the pressure off the cost of our water supply

For most people in the developed world, getting access to clean drinking water is as simple as turning on a tap. Would that paying for water were so simple. But when we think about the water we consume, few of us realise that as much as 80% of its cost is associated with electricity use – a figure that’s as high in Britain as in drought-prone California.

This article by John Gallagher, Postdoctoral Researcher, at the School of Environment, Natural Resources & GeographyBangor University was originally published on The Conversation.

Read the original article.

Publication date: 25 September 2015

North Wales International Poetry Festival

The North Wales International Poetry Festival returns for a fourth time in 2015, with a series of readings and performances in Aberystwyth and Bangor October 7th-10th. Events will take place in both universities and at local venues. International poets will perform alongside Welsh writers with translations into English and Welsh.

Publication date: 23 September 2015

Bangor academic features on Bear Grylls’ new TV series

A Bangor University academic has been providing her expertise for adventurer Bear Grylls’ new TV series.

Publication date: 21 September 2015

Local school children learn to code thanks to Bangor University

Pupils from five Llŷn primary schools visited Bangor University recently as part of a collaboration between the University’s Widening Access Centre and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Pwllheli campus.

Publication date: 17 September 2015

Bangor University soars in World Rankings

Bangor University has risen 60 places in a newly published league table. The University is now listed in 411th position in the world in this year’s influential ‘QS World University Rankings’ (

Publication date: 17 September 2015

Doors open to Bangor University archives and museum collections

Bangor University’s collections will be open to the public as a part of the Open Doors events on Saturday 26 September.

Publication date: 17 September 2015

Bangor Professor works with Bear Grylls

A Bangor University Professor provided his expertise for the opening episode of adventurer Bear Grylls’ new three-part TV series, Britain’s Biggest Adventures with Bear Grylls.

Publication date: 16 September 2015

Travel routes for Bangor University’s new students

Bangor University will be welcoming the first students to the University’s newly remodelled St Mary’s Village this September.

Publication date: 15 September 2015

Bangor Welcomes Coleg Cymraeg Posts and Provision

Once again this year, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has funded more lecturers to teach in various fields at universities across Wales.

Publication date: 14 September 2015

Bangor University's President welcomes the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, H.E Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, to a special reunion event in Bahrain

H.E. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain and Chairman of the Specific Council for Vocational Training (Banking Sector) of the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), was recently welcomed to a special alumni reunion in Bahrain by Bangor University’s President, Professor John G. Hughes.

Publication date: 11 September 2015

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