News: April 2018

Research helps net £90 million for schools

Research from Bangor University showing the effectiveness of extra funding to schools has enabled the Welsh Government to increase funding levels to schools in order to tackle poverty in Wales.

The collaborative research commissioned by GWE and ERW, two school improvement services providers, provided Welsh Government with evidence on which to base its decision to increase funding to schools under the Pupil Development Grant funding by a further 90 million in 2018-19.  Educationalistspsychologistssocial scientists, and legal experts who have amassed vast experiences of working with schools, pupils and children, worked together to conduct a comprehensive review of how poverty could be affecting educational achievement in Wales.

Publication date: 30 April 2018

#ITSFORUS EVENT

Join Internationals Go Green and Source to Sea Productions for an event celebrating what we can do to make an environmental difference! The #itsforus event will feature booths, free giveaways, fun games, and the premier of a short film about how you can save money and the planet!

Publication date: 24 April 2018

FfitCymru and Bangor University getting the nation fit and healthy

Bangor University’s expertise will be seen on S4C over the next few weeks as an innovative new show, FfitCymru, is broadcast. The show will follow 5 member of the public as they introduce significant changes to their lives in order to lose weight and develop their fitness. What sets this show apart from countless other similar programmes is that viewers will be able to choose and follow whichever participant they identify with the most and then follow the same fitness regimes and utilise the same recipes so that they too benefit.

Publication date: 10 April 2018

Internationals Go Green! – Beach Clean 2018

A team of 50 international students from all over the World took part in a Beach Clean in Cricieth recently. This was organised by the International Student Support Office at Bangor University as part of their Sustainability Project: Rhyngwladol Wyrdd!/Internationals Go Green! together with The North Wales Wildlife Trust.

Publication date: 9 April 2018

Tesni wins Bronze!

Tesni Evans, a Bangor University Local Athlete Bursary winner, has added a Bronze medal to Wales’ tally at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, beating Nicol David of Malaysia in a thrilling encounter on the Gold Coast.

Publication date: 9 April 2018

‘Bangor team’ member wins Wales’ first Commonwealth Gold

Wales’ first Gold medal in the Commonwealth Games has just been secured by one of Bangor University’s Commonwealth Games team.

Gareth (Gaz) Evans, a member of Bangor University staff working at the University’s Canolfan Brailsford, has just secured gold in the men's weightlifting in the 69kg category, lifting 299kg. 

Publication date: 6 April 2018