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Successful 2nd Pan Wales Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences PhD conference

Bangor recently hosted the 2nd Pan Wales Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences PhD conference and welcomed over 50 PhD researchers from across Wales. The conference was developed as a result of the desire to increase collaborative research within Sport, Health and Exercise Science within Wales, as well as the highly successful ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Pathway in Sport and Exercise Science.

Publication date: 8 June 2018

Soapbox Science Success – Taking Martial Arts & The Brain to the High Street

Bangor Psychology PhD student Ashleigh Johnstone, from the Isle of Man, recently travelled to Cardiff to take part in the 2018 Soapbox Science event. She applied for the event after seeing a large number of Bangor Psychology PhD students and staff get involved in previous years, being first inspired by Professor Emily Cross in 2013. 

Publication date: 7 June 2018

Psychology Students prove they are ‘Born to Run’ at Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon Festival

Congratulations to the 19 final year students in the School of Psychology who took on the Liverpool Rock n Roll marathon festival this year. 

Publication date: 29 May 2018

Obese people enjoy food less than people who are lean – new study

Global obesity rates have risen sharply over the past three decades, leading to spikes in diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. The more we understand the causes of obesity and how to prevent it, the better.

We are interested in understanding reward-driven eating. Laboratory experiments have shown that obese people are less rewarded by food than people who are lean. We wanted to know if this held true when people were in a more natural environment – that is, going about their everyday lives.

This article by Hans-Peter Kubis, Director of the Health Exercise and Rehabilitation Group, School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 25 May 2018

Five brain-boosting reasons to take up martial arts – at any age

This article by Ashleigh Johnstone, PhD researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience at the School of Psychology was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy. However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – martial arts can boost your brain’s cognition too.

Publication date: 8 May 2018

Commonwealth weightlifter awarded Llew Rees Memorial Prize

Bangor University has awarded its annual highest sporting award, the Llew Rees Memorial Prize, to a Team Wales, Commonwealth Games weightlifter.

Publication date: 8 May 2018

Student Led Teaching Awards 2018

The seventh annual Student Led Teaching Awards ceremony was held Friday 20th of April and celebrated the high standard of teaching and pastoral support in Bangor University.

Publication date: 21 April 2018

Women in Science Scholarships Awarded

Two ‘Women in Science’ Scholarships have been awarded to outstanding Bangor University students – Hannah Davies and Lily Stokes. Both were undergraduate students at Bangor and graduated with First Class Honours in July 2017. The scholarships, which cover the full course fees, will enable the talented and enthusiastic students to continue their studies and the recipients of these scholarships are now enrolled in postgraduate research courses at Bangor.

Publication date: 26 March 2018