News: December 2018

Renowned poet receives further accolade

Carol Rumens, Professor of Creative Writing at the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, has been awarded the Michal Marks Award for the best poetry pamphlet published between September 2017 and September 2018. The Award was for Bezdelki/Small Things which was launched at Pontio earlier this year.

Publication date: 14 December 2018

Teaching Fellow awarded to President of MDIS

Bangor University has awarded a prestigious Teaching Fellowship to Dr Eric Kuan, President of the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) at a special ceremony.

Publication date: 14 December 2018

Administrative justice affects us all- now is the time to give it some more thought

You may never have considered administrative justice, but it affects each one of us- and a large amount of it is devolved in Wales. This means that we have access to specific bodies to seek redress if we’re unhappy about the service we’ve received in a wide range of settings.

Sarah Nason, a Law Lecturer at Bangor University has just published a report which reviews where we are and asks where next for administrative justice in Wales by  bringing together the administrative decisions already devolved to Wales and making recommendations for the future.

Publication date: 13 December 2018

Administrative justice can make countries fairer and more equal – if it is implemented properly

There is a little known, but hugely important, justice system which impacts everyone’s life – administrative justice. Made up of various different bodies (including courts, tribunals, complaint handlers and more), it is concerned with the laws surrounding decision-making and dispute resolution of public bodies. In many countries, it deals with more cases than criminal or private civil justice.

This article by Sarah Nason, Lecturer in Administrative Law and Jurisprudence, Bangor University is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 13 December 2018

Psychotherapy can make you richer - especially if you are a man

Psychotherapy is good for mental health, but it can be very expensive too. As economists we try to carefully model and evaluate the monetary effects of different actions and policies. So, for our recent study we decided to use our methodologies to look into psychotherapy, and work out how it can affect labour income.

This article by Noemi Mantovan, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Bangor Business School Guido Cozzi, Professor of Macroeconomics, University of St.Gallen, and Silvia GalliUniversity of St.Gallen is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 11 December 2018

Addressing Food Poverty

Three members of staff at Bangor University attended the inaugural meeting of The North Wales Food Poverty Alliance (NWFPA) in The OpTIC Centre St Asaph recently. 

The North Wales Food Poverty Alliance NWFP is a round table of multi-sector organisations chaired by Flintshire County Council, which aims to address the multiple challenges of food poverty in North Wales.

Publication date: 7 December 2018

British Education Award Shortlist for Mark

Mark Barrow, who graduated from Bangor University earlier this year, has been nominated for a British Education Award (BEA). These Awards promote excellence in British education and celebrate individuals who have excelled within the UK education system.

Publication date: 7 December 2018

A burst of creativity – six books published in three months!

Between September and November this year, staff and students at the School of Welsh have had a total of six books published – novels, short story collections and a volume of poetry – adding to the School’s long-established reputation in the field of creative writing.

Publication date: 6 December 2018