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Bangor students celebrate graduation

Read our graduation stories and view the image gallery.

Publication date: 20 July 2014

Top marks for Nigerian student

Eta Uso from Nigeria emerged as Best Graduating Student by achieving the highest overall marks for all students who were taking the MSc Computing & Internet Systems programme at Bangor University’s School of Computer Science.

Publication date: 18 July 2014

Bangor graduate designs power pack for third world countries

A Bangor University student who has spent the last six months working on designs for a power pack for Third World countries graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 18 July 2014

Prize-winning product designer graduates

A talented, prize-winning designer graduates from Bangor University this week thanks to the support from his mum.

Publication date: 17 July 2014

Sian lands Council job before graduating

A young woman from the Lleyn Peninsula who has landed a full-time job with Gwynedd Council before she completed her course, graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Graduation 2014 Chemistry

This year we had 14 Undergraduate students graduating with first class degrees and 9 with 2i degrees.  Meaning that 40% of our graduating students at the school of chemistry achieved a 1st.  Another impressive statistic is that 100% of our students who graduated with an MChem degree gained a 1st class degree!

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Law teacher celebrates the completion of her PhD

A law teacher from Anglesey went from ‘Miss’ to ‘Dr’ last week as she graduated from Bangor University with a PhD in law.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

MEng Team Project Students give back to local community

Seven students graduating this year on the MEng Electronic Engineering and MEng Computer Systems Engineering have designed and built an electric train for the Llanberis Railway (Rheilffordd Llyn Padarn) as part of their degree studies. All MEng students take a substantial team project in their final year in partnership with an external company. This year’s partner company was Rheilffordd Llyn Padarn.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Computer Systems Engineer develops power pack for developing Countries

Graduating student Jonathan Hedge has spent the last six months working on designs for a power pack for developing countries, in collaboration with the charity International Health Partners and the company Mobile Power Solutions.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Occupational Therapist graduates after studying from a distance

A hectic working life, the loss of a parent and the fear of returning to education after a 30 year gap didn’t stop a tenacious mother of three from graduating from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 15 July 2014

PhD awaits Samuel

Publication date: 15 July 2014

Love of nature inspires Malaysian student to study in Wales

A prize-winning student graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 15 July 2014

Congratulations to all SML graduates 2014!

Congratulations to all our students who graduated with BA, MA and PhD degrees from the School of Modern Languages in 2014!

Publication date: 14 July 2014

Electronic Engineering degree for Ralph

Ralph Maclumbe from Zimbabwe graduated with a BEng Electronic Engineering, First Class degree from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

First-class degree for Ji

Ji Wu from China graduated with a first-class BEng Electronic Engineering degree this week.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

Local support worker graduates

A Conwy Council employee graduated from Bangor University this week after studying part-time concurrently whilst working full time.

Andy Foulkes, 49, from Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay, a support worker with Conwy’s Children’s Services, graduated this week with a BA in Biopsychosocial Studies in Substance Use from the School of Lifelong Learning.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

First Commonwealth Scholarship Commission student graduates

Grace Mutali is the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography’s first CSC scholar to complete MSc Forestry Distance Learning. She lives in Zambia, from where she has completed the entire course, except for a summer school that she attended in 2012 in Tanzania. She completed her dissertation with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), with whom SENRGy has very close links.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

Graduation time for prizewinning Flintshire student

Three years have flown by for a hard working Bangor University student who graduates with a first-class honours degree this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Young Sports Ambassador graduates

An Olympic Torchbearer and Commonwealth Games Baton Bearer proudly graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

From statutes to stitches for Thomas

Thomas Eckersley thought his dreams of becoming a doctor were shattered when he failed to meet the grades he required to study Medicine.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Street Law directors Scott and Rachel bow out

A successful student-led project bids farewell to its directors this week as they graduate with honours from Bangor University’s Law School.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Salma secures internship with the United Nations

A student from London is one step closer to her dream career having secured a coveted internship with the United Nations.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Hannah returns to her roots to graduate in Law

A Bangor University student who returned to her roots is celebrating with a 2:1 degree this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Ceri goes the extra 400 miles for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

A Bangor University student who graduates this week has developed such a passion for her subject that she cycled across Vietnam in its name.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

North Wales students come top of their class

Two Bangor University students from North Wales are celebrating success this week as they graduate with the highest marks in their year.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Legal eagle Adam reaches new heights as he comes top of the class

A former Rainhill High School pupil has a bright future ahead of him having come top of his class at law school.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Local Lawyer graduates from Bangor University

A local lawyer who has had a wealth of legal and business experience graduated with an MBA from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prize-winning conservation student graduates

Having always been fascinated by the environment and the countryside, a prize-winning Bangor University student graduates from its beautiful setting of between the mountains and the sea this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Welsh Agriculture Student of the Year graduates from Bangor University

A Bangor University student who will be awarded the Richard Phillips Agricultural Student of the Year, at the Royal Welsh Show later on this month graduated this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prize winning Mother graduates

After three years of hard work, an award-winning student graduated from Bangor University week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

A taxing time ahead of Business graduate Ross

When Ross Starkie, from Poynton, was preparing to apply to university, he had a very specific career in mind: accounting.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Partnership student Maryam comes top of her year

A student who came to Bangor as part of an overseas partnership programme has come top of her year.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Jessica on course to achieve her accountancy dreams

A Bangor University student from Peterborough is on course to achieve her dream of becoming an accountant having secured a place on a prestigious training scheme in London.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Janine is ready for a new adventure

A Bangor University graduate from Chester is preparing for a new life having secured a place on a highly competitive graduate training scheme.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Karate star Emma excels in and out of the classroom

A karate-mad local student is celebrating success of a different kind this week as she graduates from Bangor University with a First Class degree in Business and Accounting.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Model student Bogdan picks up more than a degree

A Romanian student who was awarded £1,000 for his participation in extracurricular activities has further cause for celebration this week as he graduates with a First Class degree.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Love of the outdoors inspires career change

A successful software company director graduates from Bangor University this week after taking the necessary step in a transitioning career.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Stroke sufferer graduates with pride

A prize-winning gifted computer programmer graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

High flying zoology student graduates

A former Shrewsbury High School Head Girl graduates with a first class degree at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prizewinning student graduates

A local student accumulated an impressive total of six prizes throughout his time Bangor University during the last four years.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Cayman Islands student graduates from Bangor University

After an astronomical amount of effort, a Bangor University student has followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and graduated this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Excellence Scholarship winner graduates

Hard work and dedication has paid off for a Bangor University student who graduates this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Media student graduates

A budding writer and director graduated this week at Bangor University after an amazing three years.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

American media student receives PhD

An American study abroad student who fell in love with north Wales received her PhD at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

A first class degree for Llŷn student

After an incredible three years, a former Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor student will receive a first class degree during the celebratory graduation ceremonies at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Talented young playwright graduates

A local young playwright graduated from Bangor University this week after a successful three years of hard work which has led to the commissioning of his play.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Award winning student graduates

"It was purely by chance that I came to Bangor, and as a result I have just experienced the happiest three years of my life.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prize-winning Rhyl student graduates after the turmoil of the 2013 floods

Unperturbed by the devastation of the north Wales coastline floods of 2013, a Rhyl student, whose home was affected, graduates with a first-class History degree from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Porthmadog student graduates

After three years of hard work, a Bangor University student will receive a first class honors degree this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

First class linguist lands dream job

A trilingual graduate is celebrating this week after securing a dream job in Italy.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

“We did it!” Husband and wife graduate together

Most of us would find working full-time whilst raising three small children demanding enough; but an Anglesey couple who managed to study for part-time degrees, graduate together from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

First novel wins Award and Doctorate

A novel written as part of a Creative Writing course at Bangor University has just won The Write Factor Shortlist Award, 2014 and been published  for new author, Rhian Waller.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Auf Wiedersehen Rebecca

A modern languages student graduates from Bangor University this week and will soon be heading to Zurich to teach English.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Former BT worker graduates with pride

A research secretary at Bangor University has fulfilled her dream of gaining a degree.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Bangor Student lands top job at the Co-operative Bank

Initiative has paid off for a Bangor University student who has recently secured a job at The Co-operative Bank in Manchester after impressing bosses during work experience.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prize-wining languages student graduates

Four years of hard work has paid off for a Bangor University student who returned to education after a period of working as a learning support assistant in a special needs school.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prize-winning Bangor graduate lands Canadian teaching post

Four years of hard work have paid off for a Bangor University languages student who graduates this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Music success for Media graduate Cara

A graduate from Criccieth has been busy juggling her music career as well as managing to complete her degree.

Bangor University Media Studies graduate, Cara Braia, 22, 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 recently went to LA to further her career.

Publication date: 9 July 2014

Mum celebrates after three challenging years

Through hard work and determination, a mother of four will be graduating this week in BA Health and Social Care.

Beverly Price, from Amlwch, gave up work to raise four children, one which has mild autism and another with visual impairments.  She enrolled on a course at Coleg Menai, and her tutors encouraged her to think about studying for a degree at Bangor University.

Publication date: 9 July 2014

Business Student faces 15 Peak Challenge

A Bangor University student is set to undertake Snowdonia’s gruelling 3000s 15 Peak Challenge to support people with osteoporosis.

Publication date: 2 July 2014

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