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News: June 2013

More film successes for SCSM

On Sunday June 23rd the film NOT won best Welsh Language Film and Long I Stood There won best Narrative Film at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival.

Publication date: 28 June 2013

Bangor University Lecturer to receive UK Teaching Award

Dr Fay Short of Bangor University’s School of Psychology has been made a National Teaching Fellow. This is the most prestigious award that can be made to recognise excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

Publication date: 27 June 2013

Musicians get ready to burn a piano!

Members of Bangor University’s school of Music will be joining New Zealand / USA sound artist Annea Lockwood in performance of 'Piano Burning' at The Old Goods Yard in Treborth, Bangor, on Saturday 29 June at 6.15pm as the launch to the new Bangor Sound City season.

Publication date: 25 June 2013

Robotics of the future, Schools Lego-Robot competition

Schools across the whole of Wales will be taking part in a simultaneous “Robotics of the future” Lego challenge. Bangor University’s Technocamps team are running the north Wales heat of this exciting new competition.

Publication date: 25 June 2013

Women with urinary cancers missing out on prompt diagnosis

Around 700 women in England with symptoms of kidney or bladder cancer are missing out on prompt diagnosis and treatment every year, reveals research in the online only journal BMJ Open, co-authored by Professor Richard Neal, North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research at Bangor University.

Publication date: 25 June 2013

The wettest drought on record - the weather of 2012

Come along to Bangor University’s Main Arts Lecture Theatre, on Monday 24th June 2013, at 6.30pm and learn about “the wettest drought on record – the weather of 2012”.

This is a timely Lecture, considering the recent meeting of the UK’s leading meteorologists to discuss recent unusual weather patterns in the UK.

Publication date: 21 June 2013

Bangor and Pontio: a Global Bloomsday Hit

Earlier this week, as part of an international event, Global Bloomsday, Pontio teamed up with Bangor University's Schools of English and Music to produce a wonderful performance of the Sirens chapter of Irish author James Joyce's book Ulysses.


Publication date: 20 June 2013

US visit to research Kubrik- possibly the greatest post-war American Film Director

Dr Nathan Abrams, a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies & Media, has won a prestigious highly-competitive, and internationally-recognised Dorot Foundation Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin.

Publication date: 19 June 2013

New book could help protect ancient monuments in Wales

A Professor from Bangor University has just published the third and final volume of a series of books that provides valuable insights into the early medieval monuments of Wales.

Publication date: 18 June 2013

Bangor University Archives material feature on ITV1 landmark show

Bangor University Archives material will appear on a new ITV1 landmark series this summer. ‘Britain’s Secret Homes’ is a brand new, five-part documentary series revealing the 50 remarkable stories behind the UK’s most secret, surprising and intriguing homes.

Publication date: 17 June 2013

Bangor University hosts Neuroimaging in Dementia Workshop

It’s been called a time-bomb, as the population is living longer, so the cases of dementia are on the increase. Within north Wales alone there are about 12,000 people diagnosed with dementia, and with an ageing population this number will rise.

Publication date: 17 June 2013

BBC Countryfile appearance for Bangor University scientists

Think of reefs and your mind may wander to blue tropical oceans or the famous Barrier Reef. But reefs exist in a variety of locations- and not all are made of coral…

Publication date: 14 June 2013

Enterprise by Design

A pilot project developed for the Pontio Centre has seen academics from across Bangor University working with students, enterprise support staff and local business partners.

Publication date: 13 June 2013

National Award for Nesta

A Bangor University PhD student recently won a national award at the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Annual Conference in Cardiff.

Nesta Roberts, 25, from Criccieth, won the annual Alun Islwyn Giles memorial nursing scholarship. The award was given towards her doctorate study and is for Royal College of Nursing members in Wales, to promote the advancement of the art and science within nursing.

Publication date: 13 June 2013

Bangor tops Wales’ Green Universities

For the second successive year, Bangor University has been named the ‘greenest’ University in Wales by People and Planet, the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.  In the 2013 Green League published in the Guardian, Bangor topped the League of Welsh Universities and appeared in the top 20 greenest Universities in the UK. 

Publication date: 12 June 2013

People Anticipate Others’ Genuine Smiles, But Not Polite Smiles

Smile and the world smiles with you – but new research suggests that not all smiles are created equal. The research shows that people actually anticipate smiles that are genuine but not smiles that are merely polite. The differing responses may reflect the unique social value of genuine smiles.

Publication date: 12 June 2013

New research shows higher education sector creates £3.6bn annually in the Welsh economy

New research released today, Tuesday 11 June, from leading higher education experts has found that Welsh universities have an impact of almost £2.6bn on the nation’s economy, with this figure reaching £3.6bn once total off-campus spending by students is taken into account.New research released today, Tuesday 11 June, from leading higher education experts has found that Welsh universities have an impact of almost £2.6bn on the nation’s economy, with this figure reaching £3.6bn once total off-campus spending by students is taken into account.

Publication date: 11 June 2013

‘Summer School’ for student business ‘start-ups’

With small to medium sized companies providing a vital foundation to Wales’ economy, Bangor University places an emphasis on supporting and encouraging students to consider entrepreneurship as an important avenue of future employment. Students and graduates often have the creativity and knowledge to venture into this important economic sector- which spans industries and services.

Publication date: 7 June 2013

Unused energy sources could contribute to farm sustainability

Parts of the British agriculture industry could be generating their own energy from a source right under their noses and make a valuable contribution to wider society while they’re at it.

That‘s the conclusion of a PhD conducted by John Walsh, a student at Bangor University in conjunction with Fre-energy Ltd, a company based outside Wrexham, north Wales.

Publication date: 7 June 2013

Drapers’ Medals Awarded to outstanding students

Two students at Bangor University have been awarded prestigious Drapers’ Medals recently.

The Medals were awarded by the Drapers’ Company, one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London, and now a philanthropic organisation. A handful of medals are awarded each year. The Awards are made to outstanding students, based on academic achievement and engagement with the academic community both at the University and internationally, as well as cultural and social contribution through scholarship, impact of research, pastoral support and mentoring.

Publication date: 6 June 2013

A Local Food Charter for Gwynedd and Anglesey

Bangor University is co-operating with two local authorities by hosting a high level workshop for the Local Services Management Board of Gwynedd and Môn and local food sector representatives including local food businesses.

Publication date: 4 June 2013

Capturing nature’s wealth to reduce poverty

Researchers from Bangor University will lead a £2 million project to investigate whether international schemes that pay people in low income countries to protect globally important habitats can reduce poverty.

Publication date: 4 June 2013

Olympic Gold medalist and Monty Python actor among those receiving Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University

Bangor University has announced the names of distinguished individuals who will be awarded Honorary Fellowships in 2013.

Publication date: 3 June 2013