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News: June 2019

Bangor foresters in Westminister

Five Bangor University foresters were privileged to be invited to join other students, forestry professionals, Members of Parliament and forest industry representatives and experts to mark the  recent launch of a national Confor #TheFutureIsForestry competition.

Publication date: 28 June 2019

Bangor University flies Pride flag today!

Bangor University welcomes students and staff from all backgrounds, origins, beliefs and sexual orientations. And we are proud of it!

Publication date: 28 June 2019

‘Team Anglesey’ have specialist support for the Island Games!

With Island Games fever ready to hit North Wales when the 2019 Gibraltar Island games begin on Saturday 6th July, the School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University have teamed up with Ynys Môn Island Games Association to provide expert support to Island games athletes in their pursuit for success at the games.

Publication date: 28 June 2019

BPS Awards for Psychology PhD Students

Two PhD students at the School of Psychology have won awards organised by the BPS Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DART-P) in association with PsyPAG.

Publication date: 24 June 2019

Bangor University joins organisations declaring climate emergency

Bangor University has decided to join the many organisations around the world that have declared a climate emergency and calls for urgent action to be taken in order to tackle climate change.

The University, which is ranked eighth in the world for its commitment to sustainability according to an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions (UI Green Metric), calls on Governments around the world to respond as a matter of urgency to the imminent threat posed by the global climate crisis.

Publication date: 21 June 2019

Bangor University new Honorary Fellows announced

Bangor University has announced the Honorary Fellowships to be awarded during the University’s Graduation ceremonies this year. The Honorary Fellowships will be presented during ceremonies during the week 15-19 July 2019.

Honorary Fellowships enable the University to rewards individuals who have made significant contribution in their chosen field. Honorary Fellows are chosen from among those who work within Wales or have a link with the University.

Publication date: 18 June 2019

New perspectives on everyday wonders as the arts and science come together at Pontio

Innovative Pontio-led project Synthesis, which brings the arts and science together, will hold a free fun discovery event for the public next Saturday 22 June 2-6pm.

Publication date: 14 June 2019

Bangor University hosts a successful alumni event at the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry in Montpellier, France

On Monday the 20th May 2019, with support from the International Education Centre, staff from the School of Natural Sciences (SNS) hosted an event at the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry in Montpellier, France.  Bangor University has a large number of international students and makes efforts to keep in touch with alumni wherever they are in the world. At the hotel Oceania, staff, alumni, current and prospective students shared stories, networked and learned about recent developments at Bangor University as well as far beyond. 

Publication date: 12 June 2019

Bangor University student to embark on kayak trip of a lifetime

A second-year product design student, adventure athlete and Christian from Bangor University has been selected to participate in the bi-annual British Universities Kayak Expedition (BUKE).

Publication date: 11 June 2019

Leading Language Experts Visit Bangor

Experts from around the world visited Bangor last week to share their experience and to explain how foreign languages ​​could be taught successfully.

This was the second time for the Confucius Institute of Bangor University to organise a conference such as this, attracting over 70 delegates from Britain, France, Russia and Romania to Bangor.

Publication date: 11 June 2019

Teachers in Wales are a class act, says Education Minister Kirsty Williams

The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, has been travelling across Wales over the past few weeks, hearing from trainee teachers what attracted them to a career at the front of the classroom. Her latest stop saw her visit Bangor University recently, where she met with staff members and students from the School of Education and Human Development and held a Q&A session on the Welsh Government’s latest recruitment campaign for teaching, Teach in Wales.

Publication date: 7 June 2019

Welsh Common Voice Campaign’s 1st Anniversary

Today (Friday 7th June 2019) is the one year anniversary of the launch of the Welsh language Common Voice Platform ( which is international software developer, Mozilla’s Crowdsourcing platform for speech data in multiple languages, in order to create open source speech technology for these languages.

Publication date: 7 June 2019

Rapid change in coral reefs prompts global calls for a rethink

Coral reef experts from around the world are calling for an urgent re-evaluation of our climate goals in the light of increasing evidence of unprecedented speed of change to these fragile ecosystems.

Coral reefs, which have functioned relatively unchanged for some 24 million years, are now going through profound changes in their make-up.

Publication date: 6 June 2019

Bangor foresters at Buckingham Palace

Bangor foresters Sarah Ellis and James Walmsley were privileged to attend a royal Garden Party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace recently, as a result of their work with the small charity Woodland Heritage.  The foresters spent much of their afternoon exploring the extensive gardens, a 40-acre oasis in the centre of London and host to an impressive collection of specimen trees.  They also enjoyed glimpses of members of the Royal family, including Her Royal Highness the Queen and His Royal Highness, Prince Harry.

Publication date: 5 June 2019

Consultation on the development of an Estates Strategy

Bangor University is conducting a consultation as part of plans to develop a new ten-year estates strategy.

Publication date: 5 June 2019

A successful 2019 Urdd National Eisteddfod for Aelwyd JMJ

Aelwyd JMJ, the Urdd Aelwyd of Bangor University’s Welsh-medium Halls of Residence, have experienced an excellent Eisteddfod yr Urdd again this year, with the the Aelwyd and its members claiming victories in the main choral competitions.

Publication date: 3 June 2019