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Bangor University’s Management Centre marks 10th Anniversary

The Management Centre at Bangor University celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, having been created by the University as a £15m Project with major EU and other external funding support. 

Since its launch in 2008, the Centre has outperformed all of the learning and jobs created targets as set out by its European funders and currently has a workforce of 71 staff.

Publication date: 15 August 2018

Jamaican High Commissioner visits Bangor University

Bangor University hosted the Jamaican High Commissioner recently (15 August) during His Excellency Mr Seth George Ramocan’s historic visit to Wales. HE Mr Ramocan is the 13th Jamaican High Commissioner (HC) to the UK since Jamaica gained its independence in 1962 and is the first HC to officially visit Wales.

Publication date: 15 August 2018

Wales's tourism problem is down to a disconnect with its own people

Wales is a country bursting with ancient culture and beautiful landscapes. It is home to a vibrant people, who are intensely proud of their heritage. It sounds like the perfect place for many a traveller to visit – so why then, has it long struggled to attract foreign tourism?

This article by Euryn Rhys Roberts, Lecturer in Medieval and Welsh History, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 14 August 2018

Top marks for Welsh learners

Three learners from the Learn Welsh North West provision have won the Basil Davies memorial prize at a ceremony in this year’s National Eisteddfod.

Daniela Schlick, Rebecca Bateson and Karin Koehler gained the highest marks throughout Wales in their exams over the summer.

Publication date: 14 August 2018

Five ways that natural nanotechnology could inspire human design

Though nanotechnology is portrayed as a fairly recent human invention, nature is actually full of nanoscopic architectures. They underpin the essential functions of a variety of life forms, from bacteria to berries, wasps to whales.

This article by John Thomas Prabhakar, Lecturer of Physical Chemistry (Nanocrystals and Nanoparticles), was originally published on The ConversationRead the original article.

Publication date: 13 August 2018

University experts welcome moves to counter child hunger

Bangor University education experts have welcomed initiatives such as Flintshire County Council’s Holiday Hunger Programme, which seek to address poverty related hunger out of school term times.

Recent research by Bangor University on the effects of poverty on children’s academic achievement in rural schools in Wales has revealed that hunger was affecting children’s concentration levels at primary schools in particular and that this lessened to a degree at secondary schools.

Publication date: 13 August 2018

Bangor University secures further EU funding for new research hub

Bangor University will benefit from a further £2.8m of EU funding for a new science and innovation hub to boost Wales’ shellfish industry, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford announced today [Monday 13 August].

Publication date: 13 August 2018

Inspiring Research

Several of the poems in Siôn Aled’s new collection, Meirioli, were inspired by his experiences while conducting research with the School of Education at Bangor University into the factors influencing school pupils’ social use of Welsh.

Publication date: 3 August 2018

Bringing Bangor’s buzz to the Bay

Again this year, staff from Bangor University are contributing their expertise to a number of  core and fringe events at this year’s National Eisteddfod, which is being held in Cardiff between 30-11 August.

Publication date: 3 August 2018

Widespread giant African cobra revealed to be five distinct species

Cobras are among the most widely known venomous snakes, and yet a new research paper (ZOOTAXA 1 August 2018   http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4455.1.3) has revealed that what was thought to be a single widespread cobra species, the forest cobra, is, in fact, made up of five separate species. Two of these species, the Black Forest Cobra and the West African Banded Cobra, are new to science and are first named in this paper.

Publication date: 2 August 2018

Bangor University receives a glowing report by the Quality Assurance Agency

Bangor University has welcomed the findings of the Quality Assurance Agency’s (QAA) Institutional Review which has commended the way the university manages academic quality.

Publication date: 2 August 2018

Economy Secretary visits BioComposites Centre

The Welsh Government’s Economy and Transport Secretary, Ken Skates visited Bangor University’s BioComposites Centre recently to see examples of the centre’s collaborative research.

Publication date: 1 August 2018

Older people helping to grow the Welsh economy

With more people living and working in Wales past the age of 65 years, the contribution that they make to the Welsh economy is growing.

So say health economists from the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) at Bangor University in their report Living well for longer: The economic argument for investing in the health and wellbeing of older people in Wales launched today (30 July 2018).

Publication date: 30 July 2018

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

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

The news follows the University’s inclusion among the top 100 European Universities in the recent Times Higher Education (THE) European Teaching Rankings, the first university league table to focus solely on teaching and learning.

Publication date: 27 July 2018

Bangor University welcomes extension of work experience programme

A three-year programme designed to provide tailored work experience for fulltime students under the age of 25 has been extended.

GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience provides tailored support to eligible younger students from more disadvantaged backgrounds to get the best out of their work experience and plan their next steps.

Publication date: 25 July 2018

Dr Zoë Skoulding Receives Society of Authors Award for Poetry

Dr Zoë Skoulding, poet and Reader in Creative Writing at Bangor University, has received a Cholmondeley Award for the achievement and distinction of her body of work and her contribution to poetry.

Publication date: 24 July 2018

New perspectives on Wales at North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History Conference

International academics and students of Welsh history converge on Bangor University this week (25th to the 27th of July), as the University hosts the 12th biennial North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH) Conference of 2018

Publication date: 24 July 2018

Alumnus of the Year 2018

Every year Bangor University’s Alumni Advisory Board considers candidates and advises the University on an Alumnus of the Year award. Bangor University was proud to present Gwilym Rees-Jones with 2018’s Alumnus of the Year award during graduation week. 

Publication date: 18 July 2018

Eight bedtime stories to read to children of all ages

This article by Raluca Radulescu, Professor of Medieval Literature and English Literature and Dr Lisa Blower, Lecturer in Creative Writing, both from the School of English Literature was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 15 June 2018

From Salad Cream to the Severn bridge, renaming is an emotive issue

This article by Dr Sarah Louise Wheeler, Lecturer in Social Policy (Welsh medium), at the School of Social Sciences was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

The American food giant Heinz sparked controversy with a recent proposal to change the name of one of its best known products. If it goes ahead, there will be no more Salad Cream in the world’s kitchens. We will have to make do with bottles of Sandwich Cream instead.

Publication date: 14 June 2018

Bangor University announces new Honorary Fellows

Bangor University has announced the individual who are to receive Honorary Fellowships during this year’s degree ceremonies.

The University awards Honorary Fellowships to reward individuals who have connections with the University or with Wales, to mark their outstanding contribution in their chosen fields.

This year the University is to award Fellowships to 10 individuals. The Award will be made during the University’s Graduation Week, this year, 16-20 July.

Publication date: 8 June 2018

Response to the Reid report on research and innovation

Following today’s publication of Professor Graeme Reid’s review of Government-funded research and innovation in Wales, Bangor University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research & Impact, Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone said: “Wales has a number of strengths in research and innovation and it’s important that we continue to support existing areas of excellence, as well as develop and nurture new areas of expertise.

Publication date: 6 June 2018

Erin wins the Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2018 Crown

The winner of the Brecon and Radnorshire Urdd Eisteddfod Crown 2018 is Bangor University student, Erin Hughes from Pen Llŷn. She wins the crown for her prose on the theme ‘terrorism', to very high praise from the judges, Catrin Beard and Lleucu Roberts.

Publication date: 1 June 2018

Osian wins Urdd Eisteddfod 2018 chair

The winner of the Urdd Eisteddfod at Brecon and Radnor 2018 is Bangor University student, Osian Owen, from Felinheli. He competed under the pseudonym, Afallon.

Publication date: 1 June 2018

Five brain-boosting reasons to take up martial arts – at any age

This article by Ashleigh Johnstone, PhD researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience at the School of Psychology was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy. However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – martial arts can boost your brain’s cognition too.

Publication date: 8 May 2018

Commonwealth weightlifter awarded Llew Rees Memorial Prize

Bangor University has awarded its annual highest sporting award, the Llew Rees Memorial Prize, to a Team Wales, Commonwealth Games weightlifter.

Publication date: 8 May 2018

Bangor weightlifters bring home the gold

Bangor University students secured podium positions at the British University and College Weightlifting Championships which took place at St Mary’s University, Twickenham recently.

Publication date: 25 April 2018

WhatUni Awards Success for Bangor University

Bangor University has been chosen as the best in the UK for its Students’ Union Clubs & Societies as well as its Student Accommodation in this year’s WhatUni.com Student Choice Awards. The University was also placed third in the UK in the University of the Year category and second in the UK for Courses and Lecturers.

Publication date: 20 April 2018

Performance from Chongqing boosts Wales-China link

Building on Wales’ link with Chongqing in south-west China, Bangor University’s Confucius Institute brought the Chongqing Performance Company to Holyhead’s Ucheldre Centre earlier this week (1 November), enthralling audiences with a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance. 

Publication date: 3 November 2017

Launch of Bangor’s Centre for Arthurian Studies

Bangor University will be seeing in 2017 with the launch of a new Centre for Arthurian Studies on Friday 20 January, just as Wales begins to celebrate a Year of Legends. Throughout 2017 events will be held at historic sites the length and breadth of Wales in celebration of its rich culture and heritage.

Publication date: 11 January 2017