News: October 2019

Ambidexterity – the next phase of leadership?

The golden age of stability and predictability that was the third quarter of the 20th century has abruptly drawn to a close, succeeded by a period of heightened uncertainty referred to as the new age of uncertainty. This new age is characterised by a fast-paced, technology driven and ever-competitive business environment where innovation has become an essential strategy vital to firm performance, growth and survival (Bagheri, Mitchelmore, Bamiatzi and Nikolopoulos, 2018). Leadership and innovation as a result have become critical concepts in academic research...

Publication date: 31 October 2019

Bangor University Visits the Uzbek Banking Association

On the 17th October, Bangor University visited the Uzbek Bankers Association in their impressive headquarters in Tashkent.

Publication date: 30 October 2019

Congratulations to over 300 Bangor University students graduating in Tashkent

We would like to congratulate the over 300 Bangor University students who have graduated in Tashkent last week.

Publication date: 29 October 2019

Film Festival to showcase new filmmakers’ short films

A film festival in partnership with Bangor University will host an afternoon showcasing new European short films by young film makers.

The screenings by the Wicked Wales Film Festival and British Film Institute Future Shorts will take place at Pontio next Wednesday 23rd, 1pm-5pm.

Screenings will include UK and international short films in documentary, fiction and animation. The event is open to both students and the public and free tickets are available here.

Publication date: 18 October 2019

Henry VIII’s marital troubles may have influenced other splits, newly-discovered documents show

Newly-discovered documents show Henry VIII’s legendary marital troubles may have led to other copy-cat splits around the country.

The extraordinary story of a teenager who flip-flopped between two wives in a similar way – and at the same time - as the monarch was trying to change his spouse suggests other couples were watching and being influenced by the impact the King’s case had on the law.

Publication date: 15 October 2019

Bangor Student competes for Bryn Terfel Scholarship

A Bangor University student is competing for the Bryn Terfel Scholarship 2019.

Cai Fôn Davies, 19, from Bangor, as second year Welsh and History student, will take part in the competition on Friday, 11 October at Barry Memorial Hall.

Publication date: 11 October 2019

When did the people of Wales become Welsh?

It’s Rugby World Cup season, which means that expressions of Welsh identity are broadcast on the big screen for the world to see. But, amidst the singing of the anthem, the dragons and the daffodils, do you ever wonder when people began to consider themselves as Welsh, and their country Wales?

Most historians agree that a sense of Welsh identity was in existence by the twelfth century, but we don’t yet know when exactly this developed and why. Medieval historian Dr Rebecca Thomas thinks that suggestions of a Welsh identity can be found as early as the ninth century.

Publication date: 11 October 2019

Bangor Professor appointed President Elect of the Incorporated Society of Musicians

Prof Chris Collins, Head of Bangor University’s School of Music & Media, has been elected President Elect of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.  He will be acting as a member of the Society’s presidential trio until April 2020, when he steps into the role of President.

Prof Collins follows in the footsteps of another leading musician and Head of School, as composer Professor William Mathias undertook the same role in 1989-90.

Publication date: 10 October 2019

Bangor University receives two Athena SWAN awards - first for Bangor Business School

Bangor University is delighted to announce that two recent Athena SWAN applications from the Bangor Business School and the School of Psychology have been successful. The Bangor Business School is the first School from the College of Arts, Humanities & Business to hold an award. The School of Psychology has held a Bronze award since 2016 and was successful in renewing this award. These awards recognise the University’s and Schools’ ongoing commitment to gender equality for staff and students.

Publication date: 10 October 2019

Creative student records charity record

Aly Shields, a mature Bangor University student and carer from Llandudno, has launched a record in aid of PANS PANDAS UK, a charity which raise awareness of little known and understood conditions which often lead to miss-diagnosis for the people concerned, and which supports them and their families.

Aly’s song Warriors is available on iTunes and Google Play for around £1 ($1.29). Search for Warriors and PANS PANDAS UK.

Publication date: 9 October 2019

EMPYRE Project of Youth Work in Europe

The School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences has become a partner in the Erasmus EMPYRE project on youth work in Europe. With other EU wide HEIs and partner charity organisations in four countries, the project explores, collects and develops successful youth work practices used to empower young people in Europe. 

Publication date: 4 October 2019