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News: October 2018

Family habit of inheriting volunteer roles could help small charities

Though many of us live increasingly busy lives, the number of those actively involved in volunteerism in the UK is growing. In fact, every year more than 21m people volunteer at least once. But for many people, volunteering is not just a one off, or infrequent thing. In fact, it can be a legacy, a form of tradition which is often passed down through family generations.

This article by Stephanie Jones, PhD student at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, is republished from The Conversationunder a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 30 October 2018

Professor Jonathan Williams visits Bangor Business School’s Partners in China

This September saw Professor Jonathan Williams visit Bangor Business School’s valued university partners in BFSU (Beijing Foreign Studies University), TNU (Tianjin Normal University), SUFE (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics), CCZU (Changzhou University) and ZUFE (Zheijiang University of Finance and Economics).

Publication date: 30 October 2018

The School of Welsh’s Residential Courses at the Urdd’s Glan-llyn Centre return for tenth year

Welsh First Language Courses (19-21 November 2018) and Second Language (21-23 November 2018)

Residential courses run in partnership with Bangor University’s School of Welsh and the Urdd’s Glan-llyn Outdoor Centre are well established among pupils and teachers. Now in their tenth year, they offer an annual opportunity for second language and first language students to come together for a packed agenda of discussions on the areas and issues that apply to their Welsh AS/A2 level courses.

Publication date: 30 October 2018

Bangor University student publishes ground-breaking book on local mining history

A Bangor University student has launched a book about mines in Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen after starting work on it when he was just eight years old.

Publication date: 29 October 2018

Cultures, challenges and injustices: Festival of Social Sciences in Bangor

From dance forms to welfare reforms, Bangor University is taking part in the Economic & Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Sciences again this year, and is inviting the public to take part in a wide variety of events.

Publication date: 29 October 2018

Bangor Filmmaking students chart ‘mind-blowing’ Eisteddfod performance

Two MA Filmmaking students at Bangor University have played a key part in bringing a project for people with physical disabilities, special educational needs and mental health issues to a wider audience.

Publication date: 25 October 2018

Bangor Students represent Community Engagement projects in the House of Commons

A group of Bangor University delegates delivered recently a presentation in the House of Commons in Westminster on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages. The event was chaired by Tonia Antoniazzi, MP for Gower, and attended by other MPs and representatives of the House of Lords, British Council, European Commission, Goethe Institut, Confucius Institute and other institutions and universities from across the UK.

Publication date: 24 October 2018

Magical History Tour

Bangor University are offering the chance to take a magical history tour of the Isle of Anglesey.

Publication date: 24 October 2018

Changing Wales: National research centre marks tenth anniversary

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) is celebrating ten years of influencing policy and debate.

A collaboration of five Welsh universities (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea), WISERD has carried out a decade of pioneering research, providing important insights into the social and economic challenges facing Wales.

Publication date: 22 October 2018

Bangor University hosts Music Masterclasses in China

Iwan Llewelyn Jones, an academic from the School of Music and Media, Bangor University will be visiting China later this month to perform and host masterclasses for music students in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Publication date: 17 October 2018

Quantum Theory and Medieval Welsh Legends at Harvard

This month, Dr Aled Llion Jones from Bangor University's School of Welsh delivered the keynote lecture at the Harvard Celtic Colloquium. The prestigious annual gathering draws scholars of Celtic Studies from across the US and Europe.

Publication date: 17 October 2018

German Studies Conference introduced Alexander Kluge to Wales

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Bangor University was delighted to host the annual conference of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland (AGS)on 29-31 August 2018.

Publication date: 16 October 2018

Careers and Employability Fair

Publication date: 11 October 2018

Four Bangor University students compose 100 poems in 24 hours

On this year’s National Poetry Day, four Bangor University students took up Literature Wales’ annual challenge to compose 100 original poems in 24 hours.

Publication date: 5 October 2018

Universities must look at local employment markets when building their graduates' skills

Students are often reminded that a degree is “not enough”, and that they will also need “employability skills” – a complex combination of personal attributes, discipline-specific knowledge and generic talents – to succeed after university. They are encouraged while studying to develop skills such as problem solving, self-management and the ability to work as part of a team.

This article by Teresa Crew, Lecturer in Social Policy, School of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 4 October 2018

Why we should give prejudiced students a voice in the classroom

In the space of a few years, Britain’s political landscape has changed. Now, generally, young people are proportionately more likely to have socially liberal and socialist views, and want to remain part of the EU. Meanwhile, older demographics proportionately voted for Brexit, and were said to be largely responsible for voting the Conservatives into office in 2017.

This article by Corinna Patterson, Lecturer in Sociology, at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Science is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 3 October 2018

Fulbright enables Triple Harp research

An American student has just embarked on a postgraduate research degree at Bangor University having received a highly prestigious Fulbright Award.

Publication date: 2 October 2018

Tours of Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections accompanied by poetry

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held in conjunction with English Literature at Bangor University this October and November. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

Publication date: 2 October 2018