Student Life at Bangor University

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Ethical Internet hacker scoops £1,000 bounty

A Bangor University student recently scooped a £1,000 prize at a hackathon weekend in Russia. Jamie Woodruff, 21, a student at the School of Computer Science was invited to the Startup Weekend event in Moscow to do a live hack in front of around 1000 people. He was also a guest speaker at the event and gave a talk about cyber security. The Startup Weekend is a 56-hour hackathon where programmers, designers and entrepreneurs hacked up mind blowing websites, amazing apps, and incredible services in order to build fully functional businesses.

Publication date: 2 October 2014

Bangor University: How to keep Law students happy!

It’s official: Bangor University has some of the most satisfied graduating law students not only in Wales, but also across the UK!

In the most recent National Student Survey, Bangor Law School was ranked as the no.1 law school in Wales and joint 5th in the whole of the United Kingdom for overall student satisfaction. One aspect the students are particularly happy with is teaching: in the ‘staff are good at explaining things’ category, Bangor scored a phenomenal 100% satisfaction rating from its three-year LLB students, making it the top law school throughout the UK for this.

Publication date: 1 October 2014

Another year of study gets under way

Following a busy week of ‘Welcome’ and ‘orientation’ activities, over 2000 new students at Bangor University are this week settling in to academic life. They will no doubt be pleased that they’ve chosen to study at the university which is the best in Wales and seventh in the UK for student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey.

Publication date: 30 September 2014

A Special Welcome for Bangor Uni International Students

The University’s International Student Support Office organised an earlier orientation for Bangor’s international students this year. This was the first time this was done and the aim was to provide a bespoke and focused welcome programme - giving international students a chance to organise all the practicalities of living and studying in a new country…before the busy central Welcome Week programme!

Publication date: 25 September 2014

Bangor Business School introduces Film Club

New for the 2014-15 academic year, the Bangor Business School Film Club will show films and documentaries relevant to business and management, followed by a discussion (in English) led by a member of staff.

Publication date: 23 September 2014

Bangor Uni’s special welcome day for local students

Around one hundred new students from north Wales, who are about to begin a new degree course at Bangor University, and who will be travelling  daily to the university, got a special opportunity to meet each other and get to know the university recently (16 September).

Publication date: 17 September 2014

Bangor Students Law start-up expands to Canary Wharf

Kawa, Guimaraes & Associates Solicitors, a recently established firm of solicitors in Holyhead, have opened a sister company in prestigious premises at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London.

The company was established by entrepreneurs, Mehedi Rahim Kate Kawa. Kate is the CEO & Managing Partner, while Mehedi is the Senior Partner. Mehedi is a PhD student in his final year researching Islamic Law and UK Marine Insurance at the Law School and Kate is an MBA graduate of Bangor Business School.

Publication date: 11 September 2014

‘Visceral Mind’ Course Attracts Bright Brains to Bangor

For a fifth year, Bangor University hosted forty bright young brain scientists from over 20 countries including Israel, Colombia, Ecuador, Lithuania and Sri Lanka at its annual international summer school. The Visceral Mind: A Hands on Course in the Anatomy of Human Cognition was held from 1-5 September. 

Publication date: 5 September 2014

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