News: September 2019

BIBF Alumnus of the Year 2019

The Dean of the College of Arts Humanities and Business, Andrew Edwards and the Head of Business School attended the Alumni Reception recently held at BIBF.

Publication date: 26 September 2019

“Tell me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are”

A significant proportion of the world’s population still lacks access to credit. According to World Bank Findex Database, over 1/7 billion adults worldwide do not even have access to a basic bank account and often crucial services such as credit or insurance. This clearly impacts the level of investments in those countries and in general their economic growth. At a more micro-level, this means exclusion of potentially productive individuals from economic activities. 

Publication date: 26 September 2019

Bangor University Bahrain Celebrates Graduation

Congratulations to 87 students who graduated at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) recently.

Publication date: 25 September 2019

A History Festival comes to town

Leading historians David Starkey, Lucy Worsley, David Olusoga and Trevor Fishlock seen regularly on our TV screens will be joining experts from Bangor University and across the UK to participate in the first History Festival being held in Bangor on 25th & 26th October 2019.

Publication date: 23 September 2019

Dr Rebecca Thomas appointed as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Rebecca Thomas has joined the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences from September 2019, working on a three-year project entitled ‘Writing the Medieval Welsh World’. 

Publication date: 23 September 2019

Bangor MBA graduate launches Nigerian book

Bangor Law School played a major role in the launch of an influential Nigerian book. The book, written by a recent MBA Graduate in Law and Management, Air Vice Marshall Francis Bassey entitled ‘Corporate Governance in the Nigerian Airline Industry’, was an adaptation of Francis’ post - graduate dissertation. The book, published by a leading Nigerian publishing house, Fourth Dimension, was launched in Abuja last week and commended as a must read for industry practitioners, investors, policy makers, students of corporate governance, and the general public. 

Publication date: 20 September 2019

Bangor University is delighted to sign new agreements with Jamaican and Botswana Banking and Financial Institutes

Bangor Business School and the Chartered Banker MBA team were proud to Sponsor and Exhibit at WCBI 2019 London. This biannual conference with over 300 delegates provided the perfect opportunity for Bangor University to reconnect with strategically important global partners to include the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Bahamas Institute of Financial Services, IFS Malta, Jamaica Institute of Financial Services and Botswana Institute of Banking and Finance.

Publication date: 18 September 2019

The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services Partner Visit to Bangor University

Bangor Business School and the Chartered Banker MBA team were pleased to host a delegation from the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services during a recent visit to Bangor University. The delegation led by Executive Director Mrs Kim Bodie were welcomed to stay at The Management Centre where they attended a Partners Signing Ceremony and Dinner.

Publication date: 18 September 2019

Are the Amazon fires a crime against humanity?

Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have jumped 84% during President Jair Bolsonaro’s first year in office and in July 2019 alone, an area of rainforest the size of Manhattan was lost every day. The Amazon fires may seem beyond human control, but they’re not beyond human culpability.

This article by Tara Smith, Lecturer in Law, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 17 September 2019

Talking About Music in Gaming

A Bangor University student has turned his love for computer games into a postgraduate degree in interactive narratives.


Publication date: 12 September 2019

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Publication date: 11 September 2019

Marzana Kamal’s Important Talk at the University of California

Marzana Kamal, a PhD Sociology and Social Policy student, recently gave a talk entitled ‘Wives Left Behind: A Study of the Impact of Men’s International Labour Migration on their Wives in Bangladesh’ at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Publication date: 3 September 2019

WISERD to receive major funding from ESRC for continuation of civil society research

WISERD is one of four social science research centres in the UK to be successful in the highly competitive Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centres Competition. WISERD will receive £6.3 million as reinvestment into the continuation of its civil society research – the third major funding to be awarded in WISERD’s ten-year history.

Publication date: 3 September 2019