News: July 2018

Dr Zoë Skoulding Receives Society of Authors Award for Poetry

Dr Zoë Skoulding, poet and Reader in Creative Writing at Bangor University, has received a Cholmondeley Award for the achievement and distinction of her body of work and her contribution to poetry.

Publication date: 24 July 2018

New perspectives on Wales at North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History Conference

International academics and students of Welsh history converge on Bangor University this week (25th to the 27th of July), as the University hosts the 12th biennial North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH) Conference of 2018

Publication date: 24 July 2018

The Mostyn Manuscripts: a Centennial Exhibition

Publication date: 24 July 2018

Bangor Business School success at IBM Business Competition

A team of Bangor Business School students came 2ndat the national final of IBMUniversity Business Challenge,held at IBM’s London HQ earlier on this year.

Publication date: 20 July 2018

Dr Edward Jones selected to take part in Farming Connect’s Rural Leadership Programme

Congratulations to Dr Edward Jones, Lecturer in Economics at Bangor Business School, who has been selected as a candidate to take part in Farming Connect’s flagship Rural Leadership programme, Agri Acadmey (funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development). 

Publication date: 20 July 2018

A shared bond of success – mother and daughter graduate

One family’s link with the PJ Hall stage will continue this year, as a mother and daughter from Garndolbenmaen graduate during the week and in doing so, follow in the footsteps of the eldest daughter and sister who graduated from the University in 2016.

Publication date: 19 July 2018

Bangor graduate lands place on the Teach First programme

Three years of hard work have paid off for a Bangor University English Literature student who graduates this week.

Publication date: 19 July 2018

North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History Conference

From the 25thto the 27thof July, Bangor, the City of Learning, will be welcoming a plethora of young post-graduates, emerging academics and established scholars from all over the UK, and from as far afield as Ontario, Canada, as its hosts the 12thbiennial North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH) Conference of 2018.

Publication date: 19 July 2018

Bangor University students awarded prestigious Drapers’ Company medals

Two Bangor University students have been presented with Drapers’ Medals. The Drapers’ Company is one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London, and now a philanthropic organization. The Drapers’ Company kindly donates two medals each year to be awarded to outstanding postgraduate students. These prestigious awards takes into account the quality of a student’s research, teaching, and service to the University and community.

Publication date: 18 July 2018

First Gwyn Thomas Excellence Awards among Osian's accolades!

A brand new award was presented for the first time this year to recognise an outstanding academic achievement and/or extracurricular contribution.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

From Saddleworth to South Korea – and now a First Class Sab!

A Bangor University student graduates this week after three years of hard work and embracing the opportunities offered. Mark Barrow, 21, from Saddleworth, Oldham not only graduated with BA History with Journalism degree, the former Oldham Sixth Form College student also won the Dr John Robert Jones Prize of £600, which is awarded annually to the best students across all disciplines at the University.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

From UMCB and JMJ to the BBC – university experience is the perfect training for Liam

BBC Radio Cymru listeners may have heard a new voice reporting news stories from north-east Wales recently. Liam John Evans, 21 and from Old Colwyn, is now a journalist with the national station, despite him not yet having received his BA degree in Welsh and History - an event that will surely be the day’s top story for his family and friends on Tuesday morning, 17 July.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Elin Lloyd Wallace - BA French and Spanish

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation Profile – Freya Whelan - Law LLB (Hons)

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Osian Wyn Owen – BA Welsh

Osian Wyn Owen, 21, from Felinheli has received a first-class Welsh BA degree and has also won the School of Welsh’s John Morris-Jones Award for the best third year results. He has also won a Dr John Robert Jones Award which are awarded annually to the best students across all disciplines at the University.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Teleri Wyn Davies - LLB Law

Publication date: 17 July 2018

The full weight of the Law Degree – embracing new experiences sees Sioned graduate with a First

With her sights set on a career in the legal profession since a very young age, a Bangor University student has become a step closer to achieving her dream.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Unused £321m trapped on dormant Oyster cards – and time may be running out to get it back

It is 15 years since Transport for London (TfL) launched the Oyster card on London’s buses and tube trains, but Oyster hasn’t had a very happy birthday.

Instead of cake, candles and raised glasses, news broke that money trapped on dormant Oyster cards amounts to £321m, a princely sum that has effectively been loaned, interest-free from the public to TfL. This “mountain of cash” exists as credit on cards that haven’t been used for at least a year – either lost, damaged, abandoned, or stashed away.

This article by Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Professor of Business History and Bank Management, and Prachandra Shakya, PhD Candidate; both of Bangor Business School, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Bangor Breeds Creativity – Graduate’s dissertation to be broadcast on BBC Radio Stoke

A talented Bangor University student graduates this week having not only achieved the award for best overall academic performance in the School of Creative Studies and Media, his dissertation project, a satirical radio show with an accompanying critique, was such outstanding work, it will be broadcast on BBC local radio in September.

Publication date: 16 July 2018

Bangor University Professor Discovers "Lost" Kubrick Screenplay

Professor Nathan Abrams, a Kubrick expert at Bangor University, has discovered a 1956 screenplay by Stanley Kubrick which was believed to have been lost. Titled Burning Secret, it was an adaptation of Viennese novelist, Stefan Zweig's 1913 novella of the same name.

The novella is told from the perspective of a twelve-year old Jewish boy. He is befriended by a suave but predatory baron at an Austrian holiday spa resort as a means of seducing his married mother. The child acts as an unwitting go-between for his mother and her would-be lover making for a disturbing story with sexuality and child abuse churning beneath its surface.

Publication date: 16 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Aleksandra Kozlowska - BA Journalism and Media Studies

Aleksandra Kozlowska, 22, from Warsaw has graduated with a BA (Hons) Journalism and Media Studies degree.

Publication date: 16 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Alex Wuergler - BA Criminology & Criminal Justice with International Experience

Alex Wuergler, 22, is from Davos, Switzerland. She is graduating with a BA Criminology & Criminal Justice with International Experience degree and has also won the Dr John Robert Jones Prize of £600. This prize is awarded annually to the best students across all disciplines at the University.

Publication date: 16 July 2018

Why football may still be coming home…to France

When England hosted the 1996 European Championships, a song by Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds inspired the popular chant: “football’s coming home”. Ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia, many fans were again talking about football coming home. But were they right to do so? After all, there is a chance that football will still be coming home – despite England’s elimination.

This article, written by Dr Jonathan Ervine, Senior Lecturer at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 13 July 2018

Pupils get taste of Uni Life

Almost 50 pupils from schools and colleges throughout North Wales got to experience university life for themselves at Bangor University recently.

Publication date: 11 July 2018

Theresa May was right to reimpose collective ministerial responsibility – it's the only way to govern

It lasted for 48 hours. Two days after Theresa May told Conservative ministers that they must adhere to the convention of collective responsibility and support the agreed Brexit plan, the prime minister had to accept the resignation of her Brexit secretary, David Davis, and foreign secretary, Boris Johnson.

In his resignation letter, Davis wrote that he did not support the new agreed strategy and was following the collective responsibility convention in resigning.

Collective responsibility only concerns ministers in government serving within the cabinet. Dating back to the 18th century, it is a constitutional convention which holds that members of the cabinet should support all governmental decisions. While it’s a convention rather than a legal requirement, ministers are nonetheless expected to show a “united front” for all government actions and policies.

This article  by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Law, School of Law, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 10 July 2018

Bangor University awarded grant to reveal contents of 17th century Mostyn letters

Three thousand rare letters surviving from the 17th and 18th centuries are to be made available to the international scholarly community following a new research award from the Marc Fitch Fund.

Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates has been awarded the £40,000 grant to digitise and research an exceptional collection of letters kept in the library of Mostyn Hall in Flintshire.

Publication date: 9 July 2018