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News: July 2011

A book to encompass Wales’ music

A project that will lead to the publication of an authoritative reference book on Welsh Music (Cydymaith i Gerddoriaeth Cymru) is being launched today (1 August) on Bangor University’s stand at the national Eisteddfod. When published, the volumewill include references to all types of Welsh music.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Award-winning resources launched at the Eisteddfod

Prize-winning Welsh-medium Teaching Resources that have been awarded the Welsh Government Welsh Language in Healthcare (Education and Training) Award, are being officially launched at the Bangor University stand at the National Eisteddfod at 11.00 on Friday 5 August 2011.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Bangor University’s activities at the Eisteddfod

Bangor University is looking forward to an active week at the national Eisteddfod. Staff at the University have organised a week of activities on their stand on the Eisteddfod field.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Breuddwydion Bro - Community discusses its vision of the future

Residents of one community in Gwynedd have been studying the past and present of their communities in order to draw up plans for an acceptable future for their community.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Discussing English and Welsh in everyday conversations

“When was the word ‘adferteisio’ used for the first time in Welsh: (a) 1974, (b) 1880 or (c) 1763?”

The answer to this question and several other interesting facts about the Welsh language and its relationship with English will be revealed in a discussion session on ”Cymraeg a Saesneg mewn sgyrsiau pob dydd” in Bangor University’s stand at the National Eisteddfod on Tuesday 2 August from 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm. Anyone who is interested is welcome to call in at the stand.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Discussing Literature at Bangor University’s Eisteddfod stand

Two volumes are to be launched at Bangor University’s stand on the Eisteddfod field on Monday 1 August at 12.00.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Discussing the future of the Welsh Music industry- and enjoying a musical day

Going for a song... The Welsh music industry is facing the biggest challenge in decades, and this challenge provides the subject for a discussion forum at Bangor University’s stand on the Eisteddfod field at 2.00 on Thursday 4 August.

The Forum forms part of Cerdd Iau- the School of Music’s day of activities at the Eisteddfod. In addition to the debate, there’s plenty of enjoyment to be had – and something to everyone’s taste.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Scientists find gold in British bogs

The price tag of Britain’s bogs could be set to soar, making them just as valuable as prime farmland.

Publication date: 28 July 2011

Leading Oceanographers produced for over 45 years- a case study for Science Impact

When Wales’ rugby team were at their zenith, there was a newly created ‘myth’ of a ‘production line’ producing star rugby players, hidden somewhere in the depths of the valleys. At the other end of Wales, there continues a lasting success which has been producing excellent oceanographers for a very real world for 45 years.

Publication date: 27 July 2011

Bangor University base for Chinese Olympic Weightlifting Team

The Welsh Government and Anglo-Chinese Sports and Culture Association (ACSCA) in partnership with Bangor University, Welsh Weightlifting Federation, Gwynedd Council and Sport Wales have announced that the Chinese Olympic Weightlifting Team will be based in Bangor for their 2011 pre Games training camp in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Monday 25 July 2011.

Publication date: 26 July 2011

Aberystwyth and Bangor universities to launch venture capital fund

Aberystwyth University and Bangor University are to launch an ambitious programme to develop an innovation fund to support small businesses in mid and north Wales.

Publication date: 21 July 2011

'Love your body' to lose weight

New research published by BioMed Central's open access journal International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity shows that improving body image can enhance the effectiveness of weight loss programs based on diet and exercise.

Publication date: 21 July 2011

1st Class Sara wins Lloyd Jones Prize

Local student Sara Lois Roberts, 21, from Llanbedrog celebrated achieving a First Class Honours degree in Product Design this week as well as being awarded the Lloyd Jones prize on Monday, July 11.

Publication date: 19 July 2011

Bangor Physical Oceanographers score a million pound hat-trick!

Physical Oceanographers from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences have recently won three research grants from the Natural Environment Research Council, one of the bodies which funds UK research. Together, the research grants bring a million pounds’ worth of new research to be conducted by the University.

Publication date: 19 July 2011

Bangor academic invited to lecture at Shakespeare’s Globe

Professor Helen Wilcox of Bangor University’s School of English is one of the leading academics who will be providing pre-performance lectures at the world-renowned Globe Theatre on the bank of the Thames in London. The Globe Theatre recreates the theatre of the Elizabethan era and stands a few hundred yards from its original site.

Publication date: 18 July 2011

'Love Your Body' to Lose Weight

New research involving SHES senior lecturer Dr David Markland shows that improving body image can enhance the effectiveness of weight loss programmes based on diet and exercise.

Publication date: 18 July 2011

University Launches £3.2 million Project Set to Boost Economic Growth

Bangor University Law School has officially launched a £3.2 million project that is set to encourage economic growth in Wales and Ireland.

Publication date: 18 July 2011

Creative Studies students invited to a film festival in LA

Frances Malpass, 21, from the Wirral, who graduated in Creative Studies and Media this week, was lucky enough to fly to LA earlier this year with fellow student Paco McGrory, to show their film at LifeFest Film Festival.

Publication date: 15 July 2011

Student challenge: Make people love your research…in 3 minutes

Make people love your research…in 3 minutes - That’s exactly what a group of PhD students from across Wales did at an awards event at Bangor University recently. The event was held to recognise the impact and enterprise skills being developed by the collaborative, doctoral research being undertaken in partnership with businesses across Wales as part of the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) programme.

Publication date: 15 July 2011

Employer and University collaboration celebrate graduation success

The first students graduated from the Foundation Degree in Substance Misuse on 11 July, at Bangor University and the course has proven to be a real triumph.

Publication date: 14 July 2011

Graduation Success Stories 2011!

Congratulations to all our graduates!

Read our graduation success stories here

Publication date: 14 July 2011

Celebrating graduation and winning a University prize

A BA History graduate has won the Dr John Robert Jones prize, which is awarded to the four students across the university who have achieved the highest marks in their degree subjects. Cerys Hudson, 21, from Llanfrothen, Gwynedd, was presented with a cheque of £1,000 during her graduation ceremony.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Choir helps celebrate University Building’s centenary

One of the oldest male voice choirs in Wales, the Penrhyn Choir, will join forces with staff and students of Bangor University to celebrate the centenary of the Main University Building today  (Thursday 14 July 2011) at 11.00.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Film career beckons for promising graduate

Drama and Media studies graduate David Stanley hopes to carve out a career in the film industry after getting the chance to work on Hollywood film during his degree course.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

From ‘average’ student to First Class Graduate!

Bangor University Creative Studies graduate, Matthew Neale had never imagined he could succeed at university. Describing himself as an ‘extremely average’ student, Matthew had no intention of furthering his education after leaving school – until a family holiday brought him to North Wales and he fell in love with Bangor University.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Gabrielle rekindles her appetite for learning

A retired head teacher from Dolgellau celebrated her graduation success at Bangor University recently. After spending a lifetime in education where her mother, father, sister and husband were teachers, Gabrielle Wilkinson has spent the last 8 years on the Lifelong Learning Fine Art programme, culminating in a BA (hons) Fine Art.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Graduate prize winner launches business idea

A mature student at Bangor University is hoping to launch the product he developed during the final year of his degree course internationally over the coming months.


Publication date: 13 July 2011

Prize winning graduate sad to leave Bangor!

Paul James Davison, 21, from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, who graduated with a Masters in Zoology this week, was awarded the Ian Herbert Memorial Prize for the best masters student in Applied Biology.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Local Graduate wins top Student prize

Danial Richard Hemmings,25, from Gaerwen, Anglesey, graduated in Accounting and Finance BSC and received a cheque for £1,250 at his graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 10th.

Publication date: 11 July 2011

Dawn’s flying high after graduating!

Dawn Thompson from Holyhead left school in Singapore at 17 with a handful of CSEs. Due to her father being in the RAF there wasn’t much opportunity to go on to further education at that time, so when the family returned to the UK, she started work as a receptionist with a horticultural firm.

Publication date: 10 July 2011

Mature student overcomes the odds to win 1st Class Degree

A former bench joiner from Rhyl has graduated with a first class honours degree after a drastic change of career due to an occupational illness.

Publication date: 10 July 2011

Medical Student gains First Class Intercalated degree and wins top graduation prize

A Sports Science graduate at at Bangor University has been awarded one of the University’s most prestigious prizes for his academic achievement on his degree course.

Huw, a former pupil of Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari who is now a Medical student at Cardiff University, decided study at Bangor for a year as part of his Medical degree.

Publication date: 10 July 2011

School of English Celebrates Mature Student Successes

The School of English is delighted to celebrate the award-winning successes of two of its mature students.

Publication date: 10 July 2011

Student wins graduate place with Landrover

A Bangor graduate who is a Landrover enthusiast will be taking up a position with the firm this summer. Masters of Electronic Engineering graduate Robin Boyd credits his time at Bangor for helping him to ‘think like an engineer,’ and will soon be putting all he’s learned into practice as a Product Development Engineer.

Publication date: 10 July 2011

A ‘Normal’ life

A new book provides a glimpse into the history of the Normal College, now part of Bangor University, from the perspective of its students.

Dr Tudor Ellis, a former lecturer at the Coleg Normal, has written the book, which has  been launched this week (8.7.11).

Publication date: 9 July 2011

Bangor University's contribution to Africa's newest nation

On Saturday 9th July 2011, the world will welcome its newest nation, the Republic of Southern Sudan (more usually called South Sudan), born out of the suffering caused by decades of civil war.

Publication date: 9 July 2011

Consultant Survey gives overwhelming endorsement to North Wales Clinical School

New survey results have shown that the North Wales Clinical School is helping to attract doctors to work in North Wales.

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Duffy joins Bangor University graduates in celebration

Over two thousand students will graduate from Bangor University in twelve ceremonies, running over six days this week (9-15 July 2011). The students will be joined by friends and family as they celebrate their achievements.
Also joining the new graduates at some of the ceremonies will be individuals who are receiving Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University. 

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Outstanding American students visit Bangor University to study Welsh culture and industrial heritage

Bangor University is delighted to be hosting eight of the USA’s brightest students  as they study Wales’ culture, history, politics and landscape at a pioneering new Summer Institute.

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Top Student Marine Scientist graduates with 1st Class degree

Bangor University student Philip Hollyman has two reasons to celebrate this summer. Not only has he graduated with a First Class Honours degree, he has also been nominated for the IMarEST Wales Prize: Marine Scientist of the Year award in recognition for his hard work and academic success.

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Dr. Suzannah Linton: Appointment as Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School

Dr. Suzannah Linton is the Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School and heads the International Law team.  She recently joined Bangor Law School from the University of Hong Kong and brings much practical and academic expertise in the field of International Law to her teaching.

Publication date: 7 July 2011

North Wales author donates copy of his new book to Bangor University Library

A copy of a newly published book by a north Wales author, Dr Robert Atenstaedt, on First World War Medicine, has been donated to Bangor University Library.

Publication date: 7 July 2011

Bangor University student sells film rights to latest best-seller

A student studying at Bangor University has just sold the film rights for his second novel- an Indian bestseller. Ashwin Sanghi’s novel Chanakya’s Chant is to be adapted into a film by UTV Motion Pictures.

Publication date: 5 July 2011