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News: July 2013

Bangor Graduates Take On The Fringe

This summer four Bangor University graduates are taking an original sketch show to the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival!

Publication date: 31 July 2013

Enterprising Students rewarded by Bangor University

Bangor University has awarded new Entrepreneurship Scholarships worth a total of £5,000 to its students to mark the end of the academic year.

Publication date: 31 July 2013

Inherent racism within bank credit systems reduces access to credit for ethnic minorities

As we await the publication of a government report into racism in British banks’ lending practices, research by one leading banking expert suggests that racism is rife and appears inherent in the bank lending system, and has existed through the ‘boom’ years as well as during the current and recent financial crises.

Publication date: 29 July 2013

Bangor's Biomedical Science Degree Amongst The Best In the UK

The renowned Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) has for the third time in succession announced the award of a further five-year accreditation to Bangor University’s BSc program in Biomedical Science at the University’s School of Biological Sciences.

Publication date: 26 July 2013

Different motivations for high-risk activities revealed for the first time

For over 50 years the motive for high-risk activities has been thought of simply as “sensation seeking”. New research unequivocally challenges that simplistic view.

Publication date: 26 July 2013

Bangor RAG Donations 2013

Volunteers from Bangor University RAG, a group within Student Volunteering Bangor recently made their annual awards of funds to their four chosen charities. At the beginning of each academic year, the group, who hold numerous fundraising events throughout the year, choose 4 charities for which to fundraise.

Publication date: 24 July 2013

Free Chemistry Training for Individuals and Companies in Interreg Regions

Individuals and companies in the counties of north and west Wales can access free training in a range of chemistry-related topics at Bangor University over the coming 12 months.

Publication date: 24 July 2013

New sculpture at Bangor University celebrates self-educated scholar

A new sculpture was unveiled at Bangor University recently.

Publication date: 24 July 2013

‘The Big Give’ Project 2013

Bangor University students keen to affect the amount of rubbish produced by those moving out of halls of residence have been hard at work recently. The Big Give is a volunteering project run annually by Student Volunteering Bangor where volunteers work with residents in the university halls and enable them to donate items that they don’t wish to take home with them.

Publication date: 24 July 2013

Welsh households go green with fire wood

Rising energy costs and a greater awareness of just how unsustainable fossil fuels are – namely gas, oil and coal – has led to greater interest in the use of our oldest source of fuel – fire wood.  But important questions remain, such as how many households in Wales are actually using fire wood? Where do they get it from and how much renewable energy does it generate across Wales as a whole?

Publication date: 23 July 2013

Ocean Sciences scientists escape the heat to research Arctic sea-ice melt

Members of the School of Ocean Sciences have just joined a research cruise to the Arctic Ocean.  Research Officers Ben Powell and Ben Lincoln and PhD student Suzie Jackson are all part of the School’s Ocean Physics research group. They will be joined later by Dr Tom Rippeth and another PhD student, Josh Griffiths.

Publication date: 18 July 2013

Bangor University seals reputation for wetland science excellence

International award and groundbreaking new course confirms Bangor University as world leader in wetland science.

One of Bangor University's top academics has scooped a major scientific prize the same week as he launches a UK-first course.

Publication date: 16 July 2013

Graduation Success Stories 2013

Congratulations to all our 2013 graduates, some of who have achieved success against all odds. Read about our inspirational students. Read about our inspirational students and watch our Graduation videos on BangorTV.

Publication date: 15 July 2013

Awards for Bangor University’s research impact

Three research projects which have made outstanding impacts in very different areas have been recognised at Bangor University’s inaugural Research and Enterprise Impact Awards.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Law graduate scoops prestigious sporting prize

Bangor University’s Sport and Leisure department have awarded this year’s Llew Rees Memorial Prize to Law student Benjamin Pritchard.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Researchers reveal that thresher sharks use tail-slaps to hunt

Scientists have shown that thresher sharks hunt schooling fish by bullwhipping their tails hard enough to maim and kill several prey at once, according to research published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Dr Simon Oliver, Dr John Turner and Tim D’Urban Jackson from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, and Klemens Gann and Medel Silvosa of the Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project in the Philippines.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Project which assists small companies shortlisted for UK Award

A project which has improved local small companies and contractors’ success in bidding for local authority tenders in Wales has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply "Best Procurement Project of the Year" Award at the upcoming Annual UK Procurement Awards.

Publication date: 11 July 2013

Sustainable nutrient management of soils is key to future food security

Global food security is being threatened by soils that are stripped of nutrients that are essential for the high yield of crops. A recent study at Bangor University outlining strategies to ensure the sustainable production of food through a holistic approach to soil nutrient management has been published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.

Publication date: 11 July 2013

North Wales schools invest in financial and business skills competition

Students from across north Wales got the opportunity to experience the excitement and the adrenalin of dealing on a live trading floor thanks to a Bangor University initiative called Stock Market Challenge.

Publication date: 9 July 2013

School pupils create aspirin at Bangor University

Over 50 school pupils from north Wales and the North West of England took part in ChemPharma at Bangor University recently.

Publication date: 9 July 2013

Bangor University shortlisted for the best Postgraduate Prospectus in the UK

Bangor University has been shortlisted for the best Postgraduate Prospectus in the UK at this year’s Heist Awards for marketing in education.

Publication date: 7 July 2013

Fancy building your own internet or even a robot?

Fancy some robot building? Some interesting free events for 11-19 year olds are being organised by Technocamps, so come along and get involved.

Publication date: 4 July 2013

British Senior Weight Lifting Championships comes to Maes Glas

Bangor University’s Sports’ Centre, Maes Glas, will be hosting the British Senior Weight Lifting Championships on Saturday, July 13th.

The hosting of the prestigious event follows on from the success of having the Olympic Chinese weight lifting team train at the centre and holding the Home Nations weight lifting competition in 2012.

Publication date: 2 July 2013

How climate-friendly is your cup of coffee?

Coffee drinkers are encouraged to buy environmentally-friendly coffee, whether it be certified, organic or shade coffee (grown under the shade of trees that are important habitat for birds), but how effective are these ways of growing coffee at combating climate change?

Publication date: 2 July 2013

World Health Organisation visits the School of Chemistry for Conference on TB

Bangor University’s School of Chemistry were joined by scientists, government officials and representatives from the World Health Organisation for a conference on Tuberculosis testing and detection recently.

Publication date: 2 July 2013

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Publication date: 1 July 2013

Bangor staff and students featured at the Royal Academy of Music

Professor Andrew Lewis was featured in concert at the Royal Academy on July 1st alongside a work by Bangor student Kimon Grigoriadis performed by another student Katherine Betteridge.

Publication date: 1 July 2013

Dr Emily Cross to get on her soapbox for science

Dr Emily Cross of Bangor University’s School of Psychology is one of 12 exceptional women scientists selected to bring science directly to the public.  On 5th July, London’s Southbank will be transformed into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.  The event by Soapbox Science, organised by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, enables some of the UK’s most prominent female scientists to bring science out of the laboratory and onto the streets.

Publication date: 1 July 2013

Xavier prepares for Ironman Wales challenge

A member of staff from Bangor Law School is preparing to take part in one of the toughest athletic challenges in the world – the Ironman triathlon.

Publication date: 1 July 2013