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Bangor University secures £4.6m EU funds for research into low carbon energy efficiency

A new data science hub for green energy is to be created at Bangor University, backed by £4.6m EU funds.

The new Smart Efficient Energy Centre (SEEC) will develop joint research between Welsh and international organisations and businesses. It will investigate the options for using big data science to improve the efficiency of low carbon energy systems including nuclear, marine and offshore wind energy.

Publication date: 16 August 2019

Prizes galore for literary alumni at 2019 Eisteddfod

It was a week to remember for Bangor University at this year's Eisteddfod with some of the main literary prizes being won by individuals who have close links with the institution.

Publication date: 15 August 2019

New research collaboration for sustainable use of seas around Wales

The Welsh Government and Bangor University are joining forces to help ensure that the seas around Wales are clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse.

Bangor University’s research vessel, the Prince Madog will be used to gather data from the seas around Wales which will assist the Welsh Government to fulfil its marine and fisheries evidence requirements.

Gathering evidence from the seas around Wales is essential in order to maintain good standards in our marine environment. This involves developing appropriate targets, indicators, assessment criteria and monitoring programmes to acquire relevant data.

Publication date: 14 August 2019

Being left-handed doesn't mean you are right-brained — so what does it mean?

There have been plenty of claims about what being left-handed means, and whether it changes the type of person someone is – but the truth is something of an enigma. Myths about handedness appear year after year, but researchers have yet to uncover all of what it means to be left-handed.

This article by Emma Karlsson, Postdoctoral researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 12 August 2019

An innovation to ease our way into the next digital revolution

A new algorithm which can be introduced into existing components could speed up the advent of the next digital revolution.

The ‘internet of things’ and 5G mobile communications are expected to revolutionise the way we conduct our lives and businesses.

However, there are some problems than need solving before the true ‘internet of things’ is able to makes the best use of our current data networks and before 5G networks become a reality.

Publication date: 12 August 2019

Come and share a Welsh Business Breakfast Boost at the Anglesey Show.

Businesses and individuals working in the food and drinks sector can learn about a new innovative collaboration that supports ‘buying local’ and how this can advantage their local economy at a Business Boost event at the Anglesey Show on Wednesday, August 14th.

A series of businesses will discuss opportunities arising from supporting short food supply chains from producers and procurement perspectives in North Wales. These will be presented by Bangor University at the Menter Môn Tent at the Anglesey Show from 9.00-11.00am.

Publication date: 7 August 2019

Bangor University Alumnus wins the Daniel Owen Memorial Medal at the National Eisteddfod

Guto Dafydd is the winner of this year’s Daniel Owen Memorial Medal, presented at a special ceremony on the Pavilion stage today.

Guto is more than familiar with standing in Eisteddfod ceremonies, having won the Conwy County Eisteddfod Crown yesterday and the Crown at Carmarthenshire in 2014, and the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize two years later at the Monmouthshire festival.

Publication date: 6 August 2019

Bangor University Alumnus wins the Eisteddfod Crown

The young poet from Pwllheli came out top in a competition which attracted 29 entries.

The Crown, sponsored by housing association, Grŵp Cynefin, is presented for a sequence of poems not in cynghanedd, of no more than 250 lines, on the subject of Cilfachau (inlets). The adjudicators are Manon Rhys, Ceri Wyn Jones and Cen Williams.  The prize money is donated by John Arthur and Margaret Glyn Jones and the family, Llanrwst.

Publication date: 5 August 2019

Bangor University set for another busy National Eisteddfod week at Llanrwst

Bangor University is proud to be taking part again this year at the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst.

As well as contributing to activities the on the Maes, there will also be buzz on the University's stand again this year.

Publication date: 1 August 2019

Brexit uncertainty boosts support for Welsh independence from the UK

In a move that surprised many, in June 2016, 52.5% of people in Wales voted to leave the European Union. But concerns over Brexit negotiations, and “chaos in UK politics” have mounted since then, and recent polls suggest that support for remain has risen considerably in Wales.

Now, the Welsh government has announced that it will campaign for the UK to remain in the EU while public attention is turning to the question of whether the Welsh should become independent from a post-Brexit UK.

This article by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Law, was originally published on The Conversation under a Creative Commons Licence. Read the original article.

Publication date: 31 July 2019

Lynx reintroduction research wins UK student award

A student whose research made national and international news has been awarded the first UK Masters Student of the Year Award by the FindAPhD website.

Thomas Ovenden, currently a PhD student at the University of Stirling, conducted his MSc in Environmental Forestry at Bangor University. His masters research project was on the potential to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx, a species extinct in Britain for over 1,000 years.

Publication date: 29 July 2019

Ellie has the winning formula!

Electronic Engineering student Ellie Frost is to receive a prestigious and highly valued Engineering Scholarship programme.

Ellie heard the news that she had been accepted on the Santander Universities Women in Engineering Scholarship Programme at a recent event at Silverstone. The successful students were announced by Santander UK’s CEO Nathan Bostock and ambassador Jenson Button at the 2019 Formula Student global competition.

Publication date: 29 July 2019

A First Class Sustainable University

Bangor University has been awarded a 'First Class Honours' for its sustainability credentials. by People & Planet, the largest student network in the UK campaigning for social and environmental justice. Only 29 of the 154 universities in the UK are placed in this category.

Publication date: 24 July 2019

Bangor rated one of the best in the UK for student satisfaction

For the third year running, Bangor University has been ranked in the top 10 of the UK’s non-specialist Universities, according to the latest annual National Student Survey (NSS).

Publication date: 3 July 2019

Bangor University student to embark on kayak trip of a lifetime

A second-year product design student, adventure athlete and Christian from Bangor University has been selected to participate in the bi-annual British Universities Kayak Expedition (BUKE).

Publication date: 11 June 2019

A successful 2019 Urdd National Eisteddfod for Aelwyd JMJ

Aelwyd JMJ, the Urdd Aelwyd of Bangor University’s Welsh-medium Halls of Residence, have experienced an excellent Eisteddfod yr Urdd again this year, with the the Aelwyd and its members claiming victories in the main choral competitions.

Publication date: 3 June 2019

Young Italian from Mold wins Learners Medal

Francesca Elena Sciarrillo from Mold has won the Learner Medal at the Cardiff and Vale Urdd Eisteddfod 2019. She was awarded the Medal at the main ceremony at the Urdd Eisteddfod today (Tuesday, May 28).

Francesca, 23, received an MA in English Literature in 2018, and is now a postgraduate apprentice in Marketing. From an all-Italian family, she is the only one who speaks Welsh.

Publication date: 28 May 2019

How did the moon end up where it is?

Nearly 50 years since man first walked on the moon, the human race is once more pushing forward with attempts to land on the Earth’s satellite. This year alone, China has landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the moon, while India is close to landing a lunar vehicle, and Israel continues its mission to touch down on the surface, despite the crash of its recent venture. NASA meanwhile has announced it wants to send astronauts to the moon’s south pole by 2024.

This article by Mattias Green, Reader in Physical Oceanography, School of Ocean Sciences and David Waltham, Professor of Geophysics, Royal Holloway is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 25 April 2019