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News: September 2014

Another year of study gets under way

Following a busy week of ‘Welcome’ and ‘orientation’ activities, over 2000 new students at Bangor University are this week settling in to academic life. They will no doubt be pleased that they’ve chosen to study at the university which is the best in Wales and seventh in the UK for student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey.

Publication date: 30 September 2014

Archive of the month

Publication date: 30 September 2014

Four New Lecturers Appointed to Bangor University

For the fourth consecutive year, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has appointed individuals to work in various areas at Bangor University in order to increase the Welsh medium provision.

Publication date: 26 September 2014

A Special Welcome for Bangor Uni International Students

The University’s International Student Support Office organised an earlier orientation for Bangor’s international students this year. This was the first time this was done and the aim was to provide a bespoke and focused welcome programme - giving international students a chance to organise all the practicalities of living and studying in a new country…before the busy central Welcome Week programme!

Publication date: 25 September 2014

Minister to Lecture at Bangor

Leighton Andrews AM, the newly appointed Minister for Public Services in the Welsh Government will be at Bangor University on Thursday 2 October.

Publication date: 24 September 2014

Microscopic marine biodiversity mirrors larger life

Distribution of microscopic plants and animals in our oceans mimics the distribution pattern of larger land-based plants and animals, research reveals.

Publication date: 23 September 2014

Bangor Uni in Top 50

Bangor University has leapt up the tables to be placed among the UK’s top 50 best Universities according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

Publication date: 19 September 2014

Bangor University staff member wins inaugural Eryri50 Ultra Tour of Snowdonia

John Parkinson, acting Head of Bangor University’s School of Psychology is also a mean fell-runner. John Parkinson has just won the men’s category of the inaugural Eryri50 ultra Tour of Snowdonia (Sat 13 September).

Publication date: 18 September 2014

Bangor Uni’s special welcome day for local students

Around one hundred new students from north Wales, who are about to begin a new degree course at Bangor University, and who will be travelling  daily to the university, got a special opportunity to meet each other and get to know the university recently (16 September).

Publication date: 17 September 2014

Doors open to Bangor University museum collections

Bangor University’s museum collections will be open to the public as a part of the Open Doors events on Saturday 27 September.

The Open Doors event, led by Cadw, gives the public the opportunity to have a look at some of Gwynedd and Conwy’s historical buildings, gardens and interesting and unusual locations all for free throughout September

Publication date: 17 September 2014

Pontio opening postponed until 2015

Following recent announcements regarding the delay in the opening of Pontio, and a further review of the building schedule, Bangor University regretfully has to announce that there will be no productions staged at the building until 2015.

Publication date: 17 September 2014

Higher Education Academy Principal Fellowship

Dr Charles Buckley has been recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Publication date: 15 September 2014

Bangor Students Law start-up expands to Canary Wharf

Kawa, Guimaraes & Associates Solicitors, a recently established firm of solicitors in Holyhead, have opened a sister company in prestigious premises at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London.

The company was established by entrepreneurs, Mehedi Rahim Kate Kawa. Kate is the CEO & Managing Partner, while Mehedi is the Senior Partner. Mehedi is a PhD student in his final year researching Islamic Law and UK Marine Insurance at the Law School and Kate is an MBA graduate of Bangor Business School.

Publication date: 11 September 2014

Freshers get directed routes to University

Welcome Week at Bangor University has come around again this year, and, as the University and its Peer Guides prepare to greet its new students, local residents are advised that there may be some traffic delays in and around Bangor over the weekend of 20-21 September. Traffic can be expected to be heavy with around 2,000 students and their parents arriving at the University’s various halls of residence.

Publication date: 11 September 2014

Participant Appreciation Day

NeuroSKILL hosts research participant appreciation day at Bangor University

The NeuroSKILL program hosted an appreciation day for community members who have participated in psychology research at Bangor University on August the 29th.  Patients and members of the local community who have been participants in research studies were welcomed to the Brigantia Building today, and through a series of informative talks by researchers and students at Bangor University told about some of the research taking place, and the results of these studies.

Publication date: 10 September 2014

Update on theatre delay

Following last week’s announcement regarding the delay in the opening of the theatre in Pontio, and a further review of the building schedule, Bangor University regretfully has to announce that there will be no productions staged at the Pontio building until 15 October at the earliest.

Publication date: 9 September 2014

Wales’ first prescribing Physiotherapists

Four physiotherapists working for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have become the first among their profession in Wales to be able to prescribe medication for their patients, as a General Practitioner would do.

Publication date: 8 September 2014

At Bangor University, first impressions count

Bangor University has once again been placed in the top 10 among UK universities.

With only weeks to go until the new academic year, a survey by YouthSight has placed Bangor University among the top 10 UK universities for the favourable first impressions gained by new students.

Publication date: 4 September 2014

Bringing 18th century Anglesey to life

A fascinating set of diaries recording life on Anglesey during the 18 century are to be brought to life in a series of dramatic performances at the diarist’s home.

Publication date: 4 September 2014

Celto-Slavica Colloquium: to Bangor, from Moscow and beyond

From today (Thursday) until the end of the weekend, Bangor University will be welcoming prominent academics from the length and breadth of Europe, as the 7th Colloquium of the Societas Celto-Slavica visits Bangor, 4-7 September.

Publication date: 4 September 2014

£1M worth of equipment available to businesses for the first time in Wales.

Bangor University’s CLARET project has recently taken delivery of a Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer system or ToF-SIMS. This advanced system is the first of its kind in Wales and one of only a handful available for commercial use across the UK.  The highly technical equipment and experts who operate it are based at the University’s School of Electronic Engineering.

Publication date: 3 September 2014

Bangor Poetry Season announced

The third annual North Wales International Poetry Festival presents the Bangor Poetry Season, a series of readings and performances running throughout October 2014 (1-24th).

Publication date: 3 September 2014

Delay in theatre opening

Following an intensive period of construction work over the last few months, regretfully, Bangor University has to announce that Theatr Bryn Terfel will not be ready in time for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s production of ‘Chwalfa’ in September.

Publication date: 3 September 2014

Journal edited by Bangor academic ranked #1 in its field

A journal edited by an academic at Bangor University which is an essential resource for all of those interested in the biology, conservation and exploitation of fish has been ranked number one it its field.

Publication date: 3 September 2014

Archive of the month

Publication date: 1 September 2014

Austrians are interested in archaeology

As Austria prepares to change the way archaeology is handled, by ratifying the European Convention for the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage (revised), the European framework for national policies and practices of protecting the archaeological heritage, more than 20 years after it came into force  in most of the European Union, Professor Raimund Karl, a leading a leading expert on public engagement and participation in archaeology, has been working with the Austrian government to research Austrian attitudes to archaeology.

Publication date: 1 September 2014

Launch of the Wales Think German Network

A new network has just been launched, with the aim of encouraging interest across Wales in the German language and the cultures of German-speaking countries. The project is led by the Universities of Bangor (Dr Anna Saunders) and Swansea (Prof. Julian Preece), and is one of several regional networks to start up across the UK, as part of a nation-wide initiative supported by the German Embassy to promote German language and culture.

Publication date: 1 September 2014