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News: December 2012

First Welsh Bursaries at School of Psychology lead to local posts

Having become the first University to introduce an MSc qualification in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in Europe in 2003, a student at Bangor University’s School of Psychology following the ABA MSc, has become the first Masters students at the School to submit a Master’s thesis written in Welsh. Applied behavioural science focuses on the use of basic learning principles to develop positive behaviour change for individuals, groups of people, and society at large.

Publication date: 21 December 2012

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Publication date: 21 December 2012

Golden Age of Welsh Pop

The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea displays more than 300 years of Welsh industry and innovation and a new exhibition next year (2013) will focus on an important, if not so immediately apparent Welsh industry.  Hannah Way, currently living in Talysarn is researching the 'Golden Age' of Welsh pop on behalf of the Museum. She is investigating the impact of small independent labels on the Welsh pop scene and the impact of new media on those who have survived.

Publication date: 21 December 2012

Law School Head invited to lead discussion at Institute for Welsh Affairs Conference on improving Welsh Public Procurement, alongside Minister for Finance and Leader of the House, Jane Hutt AM, Welsh Government”, Cardiff, November 5th 2012

Professor Cahill critiqued John McClelland’s report on how to maximise the Welsh pound in public procurement in Wales at the IWA on Nov 5th 2012.  The main findings of John McClelland’s very well written report is that, although the Welsh Government has developed excellent policies in public procurement, unfortunately, the Welsh Government procurement policies are not being fully accepted and implemented by a significant minority of public sector organisations in Wales.

Publication date: 21 December 2012

Stevie sails the Atlantic

A member of Bangor University staff successfully sailed the Atlantic recently to raise money for the Beaumaris Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Stevie Scanlan, Marketing Manager at Bangor University’s College of Physical and Applied Sciences, recently took a month’s unpaid leave to complete this once in a lifetime challenge with her brother and father.

Publication date: 20 December 2012

“This is how we do it at Bangor!”

Christmas has come early for a first year Film Studies student after he won a HD GoPro camera for coming first in a Viral Video Competition run by the University’s Corporate Communications and Marketing Department.

Publication date: 20 December 2012

Understanding Shoppers – can a smile or a smell affect what you buy?

Over the past six months, Bangor’s School of Psychology has been working with one of the world’s leading shopping research groups, Shopping Behaviour Explained (SBXL), to find out how people shop as part of the pan Wales Strategic Insight programme (SIP).

So next time you are shopping and notice a lovely smile on some packaging or perhaps an enticing smell in the air then you may well be experiencing sales techniques which are based on research that was pioneered at Bangor.

Publication date: 20 December 2012

New WHO recommendations: Optimizing health worker roles through task shifting

The World Health Organization’s recommendations on optimizing the roles of health workers aim to help address critical health workforce shortages that slow down progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A more rational distribution of tasks and responsibilities among cadres of health workers can significantly improve both access and cost-effectiveness – for example by training and enabling ‘mid-level’ and ‘lay’ health workers to perform specific interventions otherwise provided only by cadres with longer (and sometimes more specialized) training. 

Publication date: 18 December 2012

Another successful Student Christmas Market

Once again the Bangor University Student Christmas Market has attracted overwhelming support from customers across the university and beyond.  A total of 150 students with 70 stalls between them offered a wide range of handmade products such as jewellery, arts & crafts, cards and decorations, knitted & crochet goods, cakes and chutneys, international foods, photography, pottery and Santa’s grotto. Over 1500 visitors who came through the doors during the afternoon had an opportunity to buy unique gifts with some of the profits going to charity.

Publication date: 14 December 2012

Learning about Calligraphy

Following the successful launch of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University earlier this academic year, the Confucius Institute has embarked on an interesting and varied programme of activities to raise awareness and understanding of Chinese culture.

Publication date: 14 December 2012

Sound and vision piece inspired by dyslexia to feature on Radio 4 All in the Mind programme

A new sonic art work inspired by dyslexia and the science behind dyslexia is to be covered by Radio 4’s flagship All in the Mind programme, which explores the limits and potential of the human mind. The programme will be broadcast on Tuesday 18 December at 9.00pm and repeated on Wednesday 19 at 3.30 and will be available online after the first broadcast.

Publication date: 14 December 2012

Student filmmaker contributes to television film-making and receives University commissions

A third year BA Communication and Media student at Bangor University who started his own media company, has already worked on a film for the BBC, had a film broadcast on S4C and been commissioned to produce short videos for the University.

Publication date: 14 December 2012

Lab experiments for Ysgol Bodedern pupils participating in Antarctica, Climate Change and Icefish project

Pupils from Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern working on an innovative and exciting climate change project, visited Bangor University to work in the laboratories there as part of their project Antarctica, Climate Change and Icefish.

Scientists from the University’s School of Biological Sciences have been leading the project under a Partnership Grant from The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, and have been working with the pupils since September. The project is introducing pupils to the effects of climate change on marine animals in a part of the world where biodiversity and habitats are especially vulnerable to environmental change. 

Publication date: 10 December 2012

Victorian Christmas in Beaumaris

With Christmas fast approaching, the Bangor English Drama Society took part in an annual local event which is sure to put anyone in the Christmas spirit.

Publication date: 9 December 2012

Bangor University hosts its first Polar Symposium

A ‘Polar Symposium’ being held this week-end (Saturday 8 December) is the first of its kind to be held at Bangor University.

The 'Bangor Polar Symposium' at the School of Ocean Sciences has been jointly organized by the UK Polar Network and the Endeavour Society, a Bangor University student society focussing on ocean sciences.

Publication date: 7 December 2012

Confucius Centre brings Chinese language learning to Bangor

Chinese is among the top five languages to learn according to an article in the Confucius Centre Newsletter

Following the successful launch of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University earlier this academic year, the Confucius Institute embarked on an interesting and varied programme of activities to raise awareness and understanding of Chinese culture.  These include a range of Chinese language classes.

Publication date: 7 December 2012

Bangor University Strictly Went Dancing

On the 17th November 2012, BU Dance Society hosted their very own Strictly Come Dancing event in aid of Children in Need.  

Publication date: 6 December 2012