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News: July 2014

Bangor University at the National Eisteddfod

Staff from Bangor University are preparing to take part in the National Eisteddfod, which is held in Carmarthenshire this year.

Publication date: 31 July 2014

Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness shortlisted for UK Health Award

Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) have been awarded  a prestigious UK health Award which highlights the people and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of health and wellbeing in the UK.

Publication date: 30 July 2014

Bangor Law School’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies nominated for two prestigious Impact Awards

Bangor University Law School’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS) has once again been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Bangor University Impact and Innovation Awards.

Publication date: 25 July 2014

Another step forward for the Science Park

The Menai Science Park will take another step forward this week as archaeology work gets underway. The Archaeology work will form a part of the planning application to be submitted in the autumn. The project will see cutting edge facilities for businesses and researchers established on the outskirts of Gaerwen and aims to open in 2017.

Publication date: 23 July 2014


14-18 NOW, the cultural programme for the First World War Centenary Commemorations, in collaboration with Artes Mundi, will present Traw a major outdoor public artwork in Bangor by Bedwyr Williams, one of Wales’ leading visual artists, as part of LIGHTS OUT, a nationwide event on 4th August 2014 marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Publication date: 23 July 2014

The Welsh Language and Volunteering

Research by Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences and Wales Council for Voluntary Action has underlined how important it is to have a healthy voluntary sector that can meet the needs of a bilingual Wales. The research, conducted on behalf of the Welsh Language Commissioner, draws attention to the importance of attracting bilingual volunteers to offer activities and provide services to the public in Wales. The work has also highlighted potential areas of improvement on current provision and opportunities.

Publication date: 23 July 2014

Biotechnology for green Pesticides

Bangor University in conjunction with Almac Group and Hockley International have been awarded a grant to develop an organic natural based pesticide. The work will be carried out at the University’s College of Natural Sciences (CNS) and Almac’s laboratories based in Northern Ireland commencing in September.

Publication date: 22 July 2014

Help in a Blizzard

Special jackets made in Wales could help keep Welsh athletes warm when the competition hots up in Glasgow.

Publication date: 22 July 2014

Shedding New Light on a First World War Classic

On Monday, 28 July, to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the First World War, Professor Gerwyn Wiliams will be presenting a documentary which attempts to reassess one of the best novels written about the 1914-18 international conflict.

Publication date: 22 July 2014

Two world-renowned documentary makers come to Bangor

Two world-renowned documentary makers will be amongst the speakers at the biannual Cyfrwng conference at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 22 July 2014

Bangor students celebrate graduation

Read our graduation stories and view the image gallery.

Publication date: 20 July 2014

Bangor University Honorary Fellowships 2014

UK newsreader, an opera singer and an international rugby player  were among the individuals joining Bangor University’s new graduates to receive Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University during this summer’s Graduation ceremonies (12-18 July).

Read what they had to say.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Impact and Innovation at Bangor University

Bangor University has rewarded its finest and most innovative academics at the University’s second annual Impact & Innovation Awards.

These Awards recognise outstanding research and enterprise activities from across the institution, which have succeeded in benefiting the wider economy and society.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

Arthurian Legends take academic home

An academic who fell in love with Arthurian literature while an undergraduate student in Romania is returning to her homeland to present her latest research at an international conference of Arthurian experts from around the world.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

First film training programme for Wales up for Lottery award

A film training programme which aims to give young people the opportunity to forge a career in the film industry, and which was offered in Wales for the first time this year, has been named as one of the finalists for a National Lottery award.

The BFI Film Academy, which is run at various locations, including at Bangor University by staff and alumni at the University’s School of Creative Studies and Media, is one of seven finalists nominated in the Education Award category of the National Lottery Good Causes Award 2014.

Publication date: 8 July 2014

First Minister first to volunteer for Welsh Speech Recognition resource

Carwyn Jones, Wales’ First Minister, was the first to respond to a new appeal by Bangor University for volunteers to record their voices to help create a new Welsh language Speech Recognition Resource.

Publication date: 7 July 2014

Tickling the ivories for McDonald's World Cup Campaign

A Lecturer in Composition at Bangor University is to be heard on the McDonald’s World Cup Web Advertising Campaign which has had over five million views on YouTube alone.

Publication date: 7 July 2014

Canolfan Brailsford opens

This Saturday (5 July) at 8.30, the public will get their first view of the newly extended Sports Centre at Bangor University. 

Renamed Canolfan Brailsford, the Sport Centre will reopen, having been closed for the last two weeks for the final touches of a year-long remodelling and refurbishment project, and an investment of £2.5 million.

Publication date: 4 July 2014

Slavery is a crime – it shouldn’t be up to consumers to fight it

‘Slavery is not a consumer choice. It is a crime against humanity.’ So writes Dr Nicola Frith, Lecturer in French and a specialist in Francophone Postcolonial and Slavery Studies at Bangor University's School of Modern Languages.

Publication date: 4 July 2014

Bangor participates in Wales’ largest social science conference

Now in its fifth year, the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) Annual Conference brings together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists to discuss and debate themes such as health; social care; wellbeing; education; culture & values; environment; labour markets; devolution; and civil society.

Publication date: 3 July 2014

Business Student faces 15 Peak Challenge

A Bangor University student is set to undertake Snowdonia’s gruelling 3000s 15 Peak Challenge to support people with osteoporosis.

Publication date: 2 July 2014

Professor receives Honorary membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health

Professor  Rhiannon Tudor  Edwards, Co-Director of the  Centre for Health Economics  and  Medicines Evaluation, Schools of  Health Sciences and Medical  Sciences,  is  being  presented  with an Honorary  membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health, at an Award Ceremony  at the Faculty  Conference in Manchester  today (2nd July). 

Publication date: 2 July 2014

Winning a penalty shootout takes mental toughness: luckily, that can be taught

The dreaded, game-deciding penalty shootouts have begun. After 120 minutes of physically and emotionally draining play, players must line up and one by one take the goalie on from the spot. Heroes and villains are made with penalties, and anyone watching – whether or not they’re supporting one of the teams involved – would sympathise with the players involved.

Publication date: 1 July 2014