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Visitors to Storiel, Gwynedd’s museum and art gallery can enjoy a new exhibition, 100 treasures of Bangor University, displayed in a case in the reception area. This case highlights Bangor University collections and a new exhibition is programmed for every six months.
Publication date: 18 December 2018
The Centre for Film, Television and Screen Studies at Bangor University will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey in Pontio on Saturday 16th June 2018.
Publication date: 3 May 2018
Thirteen former students visited the newly renovated St Mary’s residential village recently. As well as a well-enjoyed trip down memory lane, they were delighted by the way the site had recently been developed by the University.
The friend group were all former students of St Mary’s College a Teacher Training College which later became part of Bangor University.
Publication date: 19 October 2017
As the date of the National Eisteddfod, taking place this year on Anglesey, fast approaches Pontio have announced that 9bach and friends will return to Theatr Bryn Terfel to perform LLECHI, the brand new visual, musical and aerial collaboration inspired by the slate quarry and the story of Bethesda on Monday 7th and Wednesday 9th August 8pm.
Publication date: 22 June 2017
Experts from Bangor University including Professor Bob Woods an international expert in psychosocial approaches worked with the Darlun production company to create a new programme, Hen Blant Bach, to be broadcast on 28 December. The programme is a new factual format for S4C, developed in partnership with Sony Pictures Television. It brings two unlikely generations together to share their day care in a centre for older people in North Wales.
Publication date: 22 December 2016
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
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
As thrill seekers head to north Wales, the ‘capital’ of adventure tourism, Bangor University’s Pontio Innovation Centre and Go North Wales, co-host the annual North Wales Tourism conference in Pontio on 6 December. The title of the conference is “Adventure and Beyond”.
Keynote speakers are include Lord Ellis- Thomas, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, television presenter, Kate Humble, writer and public speaker, John Thackara as well as Yangtze River Walk adventurer and extreme athlete, Ash Dykes, from North Wales, who will join by video conference.
Publication date: 30 November 2018
On Wednesday, 26 October at 6.00 o’clock in PL2 in Pontio, Guto Dafydd will be discussing his award-winning nofel, Ymbelydredd. The novel was awarded the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize in this year’s National Eisteddfod and highly praised by the adjudicators. A graduate of the School of Welsh, Guto will be in conversation with his former lecturer, Professor Angharad Price, who is herself a successful novelist. The evening is hosted by Bangor University’s School of Welsh and entry is free – tickets are obtainable from Pontio box office.
This event will be through the medium of Welsh.
Publication date: 19 October 2016
A Bangor University Professor is to launch an exhibition, map and app about the Jewish history of Bangor.
Titled A Jewish History of Bangor, the new exhibition and map celebrate the presence of Jews in Bangor from medieval times to the Second World War (and beyond).
Publication date: 6 March 2019
A brand new educative resource about community energy was trialled amongst pupils in Dyffryn Ogwen Secondary School, Bethesda on Wednesday the 12th of July. The cartoon novel ‘Tick-Tock: A graphic novel about energy, ownership and community’ was developed by Sioned Hâf and Angharad Penrhyn Jones, as a part of an initiative to raise awareness of the community energy sector in Wales. This online graphic novel follows in the footsteps of Gwenno, the main character of the story, as she questions the present energy system and discovers the potential of community energy in contributing towards her villages’ long-term future sustainability.
Publication date: 13 July 2017
Members of the public are being invited to visit an archaeological excavation of a settlement unique to North West Wales, near Rhiw on the Llŷn peninsula this week-end (15-16 July).
Led by Prof Raimund Karl, Dr Kate Waddington, and Katharina Möller of Bangor University’s School of History and Archaeology, archaeologists, students and volunteers have been excavating ‘The Meillionydd Project’ (http://meillionydd.bangor.ac.uk/) since 2010, and are taking part the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology (www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk).
Publication date: 11 July 2017
George Hartley Bryan was Professor of Pure & Applied Mathematics at Bangor from 1896 until his retirement in 1926. In 1911 he published ‘Stability in aviation; an introduction to dynamical stability as applied to the motions of aeroplanes’, a book that established Bangor at the forefront of new scientific advances.
Publication date: 7 January 2019
Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held between June and September. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes
Publication date: 26 May 2017
Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held between June and September. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.
Publication date: 8 June 2016
Routes Cymru’s Language Feast 2019 was hosted by Bangor University recently, and run with the support of several Student Language Ambassadors from the university and a group of year 8 Pupil Language Ambassadors from Ysgol Friars. Four primary schools from the north Wales area took part in the event (Ysgol Sarn Bach, St. Brigid’s School, Ysgol Abererch and Ysgol Tudweiliog) and seventy-four pupils from years five and six feasted themselves of the activities on offer throughout the day.
Publication date: 18 July 2019
Aelwyd JMJ, the Urdd Aelwyd of Bangor University’s Welsh-medium Halls of Residence, have experienced an excellent Eisteddfod yr Urdd this year, with the Chair, Crown and awards in the main choral competitions being won by the Aelwyd and its members.
Publication date: 5 June 2018
As the major provider of Welsh medium higher education, Bangor University is particularly active again in this year’s National Eisteddfod in Anglesey.
Full details and news about the University’s activities at the Eisteddfod is available on the University’s website at: www.bangor.ac.uk/eisteddfod
Publication date: 2 August 2017
Bangor University’s Confucius Institute brings its annual Chinese New Year event back to Bangor on 24 February, with a colourful dragon parade and Chinese gala to celebrate 2018, Year of the Dog.
Publication date: 14 February 2018
The student centered and initiative approach to teaching that has resulted in Bangor University being awarded the gold medal for teaching, is typified by a new project.
The University’s School of Education is working with Microsoft, to empower trainee teachers to become 21st century digital citizens. Bangor is the only University in Wales, and one of three in the UK, to pilot using Microsoft Education material within a course
Publication date: 6 July 2017
Bangor University has cemented its reputation as a centre of weightlifting excellence as student athletes broke numerous records at the Welsh Senior Weightlifting Championships recently.
Publication date: 6 March 2019
Innovative specialisms at Bangor University have meant that a man who lost his voice following cancer treatments two years ago is now able to communicate in his own synthetic voice.
The second episode of the DRYCH series on S4C on Sunday, 28 April, features the story of former University staff member, John Wyn Jones, from Beaumaris, and the efforts of the Language Technologies Unit at Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University's Center for Welsh Language Services, Technology and Research, to create a synthetic voice for him.
Publication date: 24 April 2019
Horizon Nuclear Power (a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd), is currently looking to invest over £10bn in a new nuclear power station at their Wylfa Newydd site, Northern Anglesey. It will provide 2,700MW of new power station capacity to the UK, enough to power around 5 million homes. Given its proximity to the University, Bangor University and Horizon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will enable both organizations to collaborate and work more closely together in future years.
Publication date: 11 February 2016
Six Bangor University students and their business ideas have reached the final round of a national competition that promotes and celebrates entrepreneurship amongst young people. The novel and varied business ideas include a reusable nappy made from bamboo fibre as well as a social project that teaches children about conservation by having them construct little houses for hedgehogs!
Publication date: 21 March 2018
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
Bangor University has announced the individual who are to receive Honorary Fellowships during this year’s degree ceremonies.
The University awards Honorary Fellowships to reward individuals who have connections with the University or with Wales, to mark their outstanding contribution in their chosen fields.
This year the University is to award Fellowships to 10 individuals. The Award will be made during the University’s Graduation Week, this year, 16-20 July.
Publication date: 8 June 2018
25 A Level pupils from Anglesey schools, Ysgol Tryfan, Ysgor Friars, Ysgol Y Berwyn and Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen came together to participate in a bilingual physical education revision day at Bangor University recently.
Publication date: 24 May 2016
Bangor University is excited to announce that academic staff and students from the Arts and Humanities will be hosting a range of events as part of this year’s special 6th anniversary of Festival No. 6 - a bespoke banquet of music, arts, culture and gastronomy which takes place over the weekend of the 7-10 September in the magical village of Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner. This year’s headliners at the Festival include Bloc Party, The Flaming Lips, and Mogwai, alongside special talks by Irvine Welsh and Maxine Peake.
Publication date: 22 August 2017
On 9 May, the University, along with many establishments across the UK and Europe, will mark Europe Day with a number of events and activities. The European Union celebrates this day to mark the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950, considered to be the first official step in the creation of the European Union as it is today.
Publication date: 8 May 2019
Bangor University has been nominated for three awards in publishing company Wales Business Insider’s Business and Education Awards, to be held in Cardiff on 3 November. The awards shine a light on collaborative work between Wales’ education institutions and the nation’s economy.
Publication date: 31 October 2016
Bangor University has been crowned University of the Year for its work with the business sector and won two other awards at the Business Insider Awards ceremony in Cardiff last night (3 November). Also on the same night, the University received an award for sustainability campaign by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) at an event in London.
Publication date: 4 November 2016
Bangor University’s Sport Centre, Canolfan Brailsford, welcomes its first ever professional women’s squash event this week, with five days of intense action kicking-off on Wednesday 20 June and culminating in the $5000 final on Sunday.
Publication date: 19 June 2018
The Confucius Institute at Bangor University celebrated the official launch of its five new Confucius Classrooms this week with representatives of Bangor University, Welsh Government and the Chinese Embassy in attendance alongside local schoolchildren.
Publication date: 16 June 2017
Bangor University is ranked eighth in the world for its commitment to sustainability according to an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions.
Publication date: 15 January 2019
A research project running at Bangor University, with vital input from members of communities across north Wales, features in the next BBC 2 science documentary programme Horizon (11 May 2016 BBC 2 8.00).
Publication date: 5 May 2016
The Confucius Institute at Bangor University has recently secured prestigious funding for five Confucius Classrooms at schools in north Wales from a total of only 60 awarded worldwide this year.
An initiative of China’s cultural agency Hanban, Confucius Classrooms are based within schools and colleges around the world and are intended as local hubs to stimulate and support the innovative teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture across communities.
Publication date: 16 September 2016
The Management Centre at Bangor University celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, having been created by the University as a £15m Project with major EU and other external funding support.
Since its launch in 2008, the Centre has outperformed all of the learning and jobs created targets as set out by its European funders and currently has a workforce of 71 staff.
Publication date: 15 August 2018
As we look forward to this summer's European Championships, two Bangor University students have been assisting a new football team in Amlwch for a new series on S4C.
Publication date: 22 May 2016
For the first time in its history, UniBrass will be hosted in Wales at Bangor University on Saturday 2nd February 2019.
UniBrass, the University Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is being organised by current students and alumni of Bangor University supported by the UniBrass Foundation; a charity set up to aid the development of the contest and to encourage students to continue playing in brass bands through university.
Publication date: 23 January 2019
Bangor University is the best University in the UK for its Students’ Union Clubs and Societies and is the third best University in the UK according to this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017, with the nominations based on the excellent reviews and opinions of the University’s own students.
Publication date: 7 April 2017
Bangor University’s Brambell Natural History Museum, will be open to the public on Saturday, 4th November as part of the Welsh Museums Festival. The theme of the day is ‘Animals in Welsh Mythology’. Using specimens from the Museum as inspiration, workshops on drawing from specimens to create imaginative collages, prints, narrative and illustrations with be held with artist Jŵls Williams.
Publication date: 1 November 2017
The renowned broadcaster Huw Edwards will give a special public lecture in Bangor University on Friday, 24 November. In the lecture, he will discuss the early history of Welsh chapels in London. The Archives and Special Collections annual lecture, entitled ‘Duw a’r Gin-shop: hanes cynnar capeli Cymraeg Llundain’, will take place in Pontio Lecture Room 5 at 6pm. The event is free and all are welcome, but tickets are required. The lecture will be given in Welsh, with simultaneous translation. Please book tickets and translation headsets through the Pontio Box Office on 01248 382828.
Publication date: 1 November 2017
The Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, visited Bangor University on Thursday (16 March), attending the North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership Conference as well as visiting the Students’ Union and Arloesi Pontio Innovation (API) spaces at the Pontio building.
Publication date: 17 March 2017
This talk has had to be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.
As glaciologists, climatologists and oceanographers await an anticipated break in an Antarctic ice shelf, set to create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded – around one quarter of the size of Wales – staff and students at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences are eagerly anticipating a talk on the subject from a member of the British Antarctic Survey.
Professor Hilmar Gudmundsson from the British Antarctic Survey discusses “Ocean-induced thinning of Antarctic Ice Shelves and the impact on the ice flow of the Antarctic Ice Sheet” at 6.00 on February 2 at 6pm in the Main Arts Lecture Theatre. This lecture to the University’s students and academics may be of interest to the public given the current fate of the Larsen C ice shelf, which is within 20 kilometres of breaking free.
Publication date: 31 January 2017
Staff members at Cylch Meithrin Seiont a Pheblig in Caernarfon received certificates recently, after they had completed a bespoke language improvement course designed and delivered by tutors from Bangor University’s Canolfan Bedwyr.
Publication date: 1 July 2016
In the context of an increasingly polarised world, is the UN more or less important? How vital is multilateralism in facing current global issues? In a revealing public lecture to be delivered on Friday, 8 December at 5.30pm in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre, Main Arts Building, Bangor University, Lord Wood, Chair of the United Nations Association (UK), will discuss the relevance of the UN at a time when it is increasingly being attacked and misunderstood. The lecture is entitled ‘Can the UN trump Trump?’, and it will be followed by a question and answer session. The speaker will be introduced by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Hughes.
Publication date: 22 November 2017
Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences held its annual careers fair to highlight the huge jobs potential in one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK Economy, the Marine sector.
Publication date: 22 March 2018
Bangor University student and Bangorian Catrin Jones has come Fourth in the World Junior Weightlifting Championships held in Uzbekistan recently.
Publication date: 11 July 2018
On 9 May, Bangor University will be celebrating Europe Day.
Publication date: 8 May 2018
We are an island nation, and yet we know surprisingly little about parts of our coastline.
Publication date: 1 July 2016
Pupils from local schools are being welcomed to Bangor University today to attend a Youth Summit on Climate Change.
Having recently joined with many organisations worldwide in declaring a climate emergency, the University is keen to work on the solution and this must be done in collaboration with the children and young people of Wales.
Publication date: 5 July 2019
An economic evaluation of the value of Sistema Cymru - Codi’r To, a musical initiative in two schools in Gwynedd, reveals that the value of the project extends far beyond the playing of musical instruments and has brought a greater harmony to many of the households involved.
The Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis conducted by Bangor University’s Centre for Health Economics & Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) placed monetary values on all aspects of the benefits deriving from Codi’r To activities with pupils in the two schools and found that every £1 spent generates a social value return of £6.69.
Publication date: 10 July 2018
The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has recruited ambassadors with the aim of encouraging more prospective students to study part of their degree courses through Welsh.
Publication date: 22 January 2018
Concert represents Bangor University’s ties with the East and stellar work of performers and composers
A concert will take place at Pontio Studio this Thursday, 11 April 7.30pm to capture the synergies of two distinct cultures and highlight the wealth of talent within Bangor University’s School of Music.
Publication date: 9 April 2019
People working in creative industries in north Wales are to come together with experts from Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies & Media on 19 January in a networking event; Beyond Borders, expected to be the first of a series of similar workshops.
This first event between lecturers and researchers and members of Creative North Wales is seen as an opportunity for the School to work more closely with companies and practitioners in the creative industries, and to discuss opportunities for future collaboration.
Publication date: 17 January 2018
People living with dementia, their family and carers are being invited to join with professionals who support people with dementia in the health service, commercial and third sectors and with experts researching the condition, in a new network of groups across North Wales. The newly established groups intended to provide support, information and an opportunity to share information and experience.
Publication date: 4 October 2016
Bangor University, in partnership with Flintshire Social Services, and the renowned author John Killick has recently celebrated their latest project in supporting people with dementia - Creative Conversations.
The project was led by Dr Kat Algar-Skaife from the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) Wales, at the College of Human Sciences, Bangor University and was funded by Health and Care Research Wales, Welsh Government.
Publication date: 24 September 2018
From dance forms to welfare reforms, Bangor University is taking part in the Economic & Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Sciences again this year, and is inviting the public to take part in a wide variety of events.
Publication date: 29 October 2018
Julie James, Minister for Skills and Science officially opened Suprex, a cutting-edge technology company and joint venture between Bangor University and Phytovation Ltd recently (Monday 10th October).
Publication date: 11 October 2016
Bangor University’s collections will be open to the public as a part of the Open Doors events on Saturday 24 September.
The Open Doors event gives the public the opportunity to have a look at some of Gwynedd and Conwy’s historical buildings, gardens and interesting and unusual locations all for free throughout September.
Publication date: 13 September 2016
As part of Chinese New Year celebrations, the annual Dragon’s Parade was held in Bangor on Saturday. Hand made in China, the 14 meters long dragon, together with dancers, drummers and pupils from Our Lady’s RC School Bangor paraded from Bangor Cathedral along the High Street to the Town Clock before returning to the Cathedral. The parade was followed by the Chinese Gala Performance within the Cathedral where a variety of performances were staged, including Chinese songs and instrumental pieces, various Chinese traditional dancing and a performance by the Bangor Taekwondo group.
Publication date: 11 February 2019
A delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s UK Embassy visited Bangor University recently. The group included the Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires, Madame Marie-Louise Kafenge Nanga, who was keen to explore contents of the University Archives and Special Collections relating to the Reverend William Hughes, founder of the Congo Training Institute at Colwyn Bay.
Publication date: 4 July 2016
Dr Sophie Williams inaugurates the Moongate entrance to the new Chinese Garden at Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor.
During the 2016 summer vacation at Bangor University, Treborth Botanic Garden hosted a visit by Dr Sophie Williams and her partner Robert, with staff from Ysbyty Gwynedd’s High Dependency Unit. Dr Williams (32) is continuing on the road to recovery after contracting the viral brain infection Japanese Encephalitis, while on a research project in southern China during 2015.
Sophie cut the ribbon on the ‘Moongate’ entrance to the Chinese Garden, which is a newly-developed area of Bangor University’s Treborth Botanic Garden facility.
Publication date: 1 November 2016
Following the annual ‘Clust i wrando/Lend me Your Ears …’ conference (2017) held in Neuadd Powis, Bangor University, in June last year and on the basis of delegates’ suggestions, a scheme was established to offer British Sign Language (BSL) to all Welsh medium nursery schools in Wales (Mudiad Meithrin). This is the first scheme of its kind in Welsh.
Publication date: 1 February 2018
Bangor University is helping to build a brighter future by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.
Celebrating the tenth Earth Hour in Wales, the University will be switching off the floodlighting on its iconic Main University Building for the hour, and encouraging staff and students to join in by taking what action they can.
Publication date: 21 March 2018
The Welsh Government’s Economy and Transport Secretary, Ken Skates visited Bangor University’s BioComposites Centre recently to see examples of the centre’s collaborative research.
Publication date: 1 August 2018
An annual Employability Celebration event was held in Pontio on Tuesday, 30th April to congratulate and showcase Bangor University students who have taken part in the Bangor Employability Award and University internship schemes, and demonstrated exceptional commitment to developing their employability through extra-curricular activities whilst at University.
Publication date: 3 May 2019
Listening to your favourite music lifts your spirits, whatever your age. That's why Bangor University and Merched y Wawr are launching an appeal on the Welsh Day of Music, for people to get in touch and suggest their favourite Welsh language songs from all times.
The most popular suggestions will be collated to create a free digital CD and downloadable resource, which will be shared free of charge to care homes and dementia care homes to ensure that Welsh music is available to residents enjoy.
Publication date: 7 February 2019
The ESRC Festival of Social Sciences is back in Bangor for its second year. This week long celebration of social sciences takes place every year across the whole of the UK. After a number of successful events last year, Bangor University is again holding two events to join in the celebration.
Publication date: 27 October 2017
Glastonbury festival-goers will be able to see an e-tree as part of a ‘Hidden wonders of the Woodland’ themed stand at the world-famous festival.
The e-tree, produced by Dr Andy Smith Senior Lecturer in Forestry at Bangor University in conjunction with Nigel Fisher, Conservator of Wytham Woods, and his team at Oxford University, will be part of the ‘Sex & Bugs & Rock 'n Roll’ road show dreamed up by researchers at Lancaster University and championed by the British Ecological Society as a way of bringing science to the public.
Publication date: 15 June 2017
Have you ever wondered how others see us? A new public exhibition, drawing on research at Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures, looks at how European visitors – including explorers, tourists and refugees – have viewed Wales since the mid-eighteenth century. The exhibition at Bangor’s new Storiel is called EuroVisions: Wales through the Eyes of European Visitors, 1750-2015 and runs from April to 2 July.
Publication date: 29 April 2016
A ‘petting zoo’ with a difference is coming to Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre, Bangor University between 4 - 10 December.
It will be feeding time at the ‘zoo’ - but instead of goats or lambs, the public will be able to interact with and feed ‘animals’ with a difference- in the shape of little vacuuming robots, each one with a distinct personality and all vying for special ‘robot food’ from the public.
Publication date: 1 December 2017
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
One of S4C’s most popular shows from last year, FFIT Cymru, is returning for a second series in April and Bangor University’s involvement with the Cwmni Da production is set to be even greater this time around, with a student from the School of Welsh and Celtic Studies chosen to be one of the series’ inspirational ‘leaders’.
Publication date: 27 March 2019
Psychology students at Bangor University are getting involved in an innovative international project which could provide creative new solutions for complex modern problems faced in Bangor, as well as by other communities.
Publication date: 11 October 2016
Staff at Bangor University’s School of Education and Human Development have welcomed Education Minister Kirsty Williams’ recent announcement that the existing financial incentives for teacher training is to be extended into the academic year 2019-20.
The incentives, of up to £20,000 per student, aim to attract the best graduates into teaching priority subjects such as maths, chemistry, physics, computer science and modern foreign languages.
Publication date: 29 January 2019
As the Welsh Government seeks views on its recently launched dementia strategy, Bangor University is bringing together people living with dementia, and organisations who are also working on dementia related support and research projects to share best practice in north Wales.
Living with dementia in North Wales – we’re in it together, a Conference at the University on 27 January, will hear the experiences of people living with dementia, as well as those of a number of organisations providing dementia supportive programmes and conducting dementia-related research.
Publication date: 26 January 2017
Around 90 school teachers attended the first ever North Wales Welsh Baccalaureate Conference organised by Bangor University recently.
The event, held in the University’s Pontio building, focussed on the individual project component of the revised Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, which all schools and colleges in Wales have to deliver as part of their curriculum.
Publication date: 4 October 2016
Bangor University has reached the 2016 finals of the Green Gown Awards with all four of its entries. It is the first year that the University has entered these prestigious awards, run by The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC). The University joins over 100 other finalists representing a combined population of 1.5 million students and nearly quarter of a million staff who benefit from pioneering sustainability initiatives in teaching, leadership, research, and student life.
Publication date: 13 July 2016
A project to raise the profile of modern foreign languages has received extended funding from Welsh Government to reach pupils in rural parts of Wales.
Publication date: 2 June 2017
As the likes of Bale, Ramsey and Hennessey prepare for the forthcoming UEFA Euro 2016 football championships in France, Bangor University student Gavin Lloyd-Jones will also be aiming for the back of the net as a member of the Wales Universities football team.
Publication date: 4 April 2016
One of the main thrusts of a new scoping report on the north Wales economy suggests that regional stakeholders are seeking to ensure that a 'golden thread' runs through the supply chain to enable local small firms to benefit from incoming economic opportunities.
The report also identifies that Welsh Government have the opportunity, through the potential for devolved powers on procurement rules, to ensure quality jobs and good terms and conditions for workers on inward investment projects.
Publication date: 7 July 2017
The number of adults learning Welsh in the north-west is on the up, with both Bangor University and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai recording their highest ever learner numbers in 2015/16 – a total of 3043; an increase of 8% on the previous year.
Publication date: 27 September 2016
Public Health Wales (PHW) wants to hear your views about what we can do in Wales to help people avoid physical and mental ill-health. This work is being conducted in collaboration with Bangor University.
Everyone in Wales (aged 16 years and over) is being urged to visit www.staywellinwales.com to say what’s important to them, their friends and communities, and what they think will help people live healthier, happier and longer lives.
Publication date: 29 September 2017
Sometime last year, friends of the Bangor University lecturer Sophie Williams wanted to help raise funds to make Sophie’s home ready for her to come home to. Sophie was struck down by Japanese encephalitis three years ago whilst working in China.
They came up with the idea of a one-day festival, Draig Beats, that could involve all the people who wanted to help and more. It was exactly ten years ago that Bangor University students organised the first Botanical Beats to raise awareness of Bangor University’s Treborth Botanic Garden.
Publication date: 7 June 2018
Anyone interested in local history will be eager to book a place on a Hidden Histories ‘Day School’ at Bangor University on Saturday November 4th.
The event promises to reveal the history, archaeology and architecture of Bangor University.
Publication date: 13 October 2017
Bangor University students who had demonstrated outstanding commitments to volunteering whilst at university received High Sheriff’s Awards recently. The prestigious ceremony took place in the presence of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and University Council and was delivered by Peter Harlech Jones, High Sheriff for Anglesey and Gwynedd.
Publication date: 4 May 2016
A service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 will be held at the Prichard-Jones Hall, Main Arts Building, College Road, in Bangor on Monday, 28 January, from 10:30am to 11:30am.
The theme of this year’s service is ‘Torn from Home’ and will feature music and readings from local schools, members of the local community and council, the Students Union, The Chaplaincy Team, and University Staff.
The service, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Prichard-Jones Hall, Main Arts Building, and refreshments will be served afterwards.
Publication date: 9 January 2019
Following the unanimous approval of the outline planning application in May 2015, Menai Science Park Ltd has now secured full planning consent for Wales’ first dedicated Science Park, which will be based on Anglesey. Working with FaulknerBrowns Architects and the recently appointed main contractors, the detailed designs for this exciting Bangor University project can now be completed. M-SParc intend to complete the build in 2017/18.
Publication date: 25 July 2016
An innovative project established by Canolfan Bedwyr and Behaviour Change researchers at the University in order to increase the use of Welsh in the workplace received praise from the Welsh Language Commissioner recently.
Publication date: 12 November 2018
On Wednesday the 21st of February, students at Bangor University celebrated ‘International Mother Language Day’
With students from nearly 90 countries represented at the University, the day celebrated the linguistic diversity at Bangor, with students from all over the world promoting and sharing their own language.
Publication date: 22 February 2017
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
The International Student Support office collected a record number of international students on its airport pick-up service from Manchester this September.
Publication date: 23 September 2016
Bangor University hosted Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK recently and showcased some of the ongoing research collaborations between Bangor and Irish partner institutions.
Publication date: 13 July 2017
On Monday October 9, the Law Commission of England & Wales is visiting Bangor University to consult the public of North Wales on how best it should propose to reform the law on making a will.
Publication date: 28 September 2017
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
On 8 March, Bangor University joined in with International Women’s Day 2019 (#IWD2019) celebrations by hosting an exciting event that highlighted the careers and contributions of women in leadership positions in and around Bangor as well as providing a University-wide forum for discussion of issues around gender equality that affect all staff and students.
Publication date: 13 March 2019
A new website giving modern tourists insights from past visitors to Wales from France and Germanywas launched at Bangor University today (24 May).
Publication date: 24 May 2018
Stanley Kubrick’s executive producer, Jan Harlan, has praised Bangor’s facilities as the best had had ever seen while on a visit to the university.
Harlan was speaking to staff and students from the School of Creative Studies and Media on the subject of music as a scripting tool.
Publication date: 15 March 2016
A unique mentoring scheme, designed to encourage language learning amongst young people in Wales, has been awarded the prestigious Threlford Cup by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL).
The Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Mentoring Scheme, which is led by Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages, is funded by Welsh Government as part of its Global Futures plan which aims to improve and promote the take up of modern foreign languages in schools. In partnership with Swansea, Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities, the project undertakes a nationwide approach to increasing inter-cultural understanding and promoting language learning at key stages.
Publication date: 22 November 2017
Leading dance theatre company balletLORENT makes their first visit to Wales with new fairytale production Snow White at Pontio
balletLORENT are making their first visit to Wales this November, bringing their latest dance theatre fairytale production, Snow White, to Theatr Bryn Terfel in Pontio, Bangor’s new Arts and Innovation Centre, on 11th-12th November.
balletLORENT’s 11 professional dancers will be joined by a cast of 12 local children, aged 6-9 years old.
Publication date: 2 October 2016
Graham Allen, who was the driving force behind the establishment of the Early Intervention Foundation, will discuss “Early Intervention-why leave it so late?” on Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 6 pm in the Eric Sunderland (MALT) Lecture Theatre, Bangor University. This is the annual Anne Marie Jones 2018 Memorial Lecture organized by the Children’s Early Intervention Trust, based at Bangor University. The public Lecture is free to attend and open to all.
Publication date: 24 January 2018
The More than just Words Showcase Event recognises and celebrates the importance of Welsh language provision in health, social services and social care, and the exceptional achievements of individuals and teams.
Publication date: 11 October 2017
Five local schools will be joining in a colourful procession through Bangor High Street at 1pm on Thursday 20 July as Pontio kicks off its biennial 9 day circus extravaganza.
Publication date: 22 June 2017
Dementia and Imagination, an exciting Bangor University led project which gives people with dementia an opportunity to get involved in art, will be one of a number of stall holders at Somerset House for their UTOPIA 2016 Fair.
UTOPIA 2016 is a collaboration between three London neighbours: Somerset House, Kings College, London and the Courtauld Institute and Gallery, in partnership with the British Library, the AHRC, the British Council, London School of Economics and Politics, M-Museum in Leuven, Guardian Live and Verso.
Publication date: 24 June 2016
Lord Mostyn has met with leading researchers, scientists and clinicians in North Wales who are pioneering advances in cancer research and treatment.
Gregory Mostyn made the visit to the North West Cancer Research Institute at Bangor University's School of Medical Sciences recently and met with Institute chair Dr Edgar Hartsuiker, who gave a behind the scenes tour of the state of the art research laboratories.
Publication date: 15 December 2016
Let Bangor University’s historians take you on a ‘Magical History Tour of Ynys Môn or the Isle of Anglesey on Sunday 7 July.
Staff and students from Bangor University will be leading a guided journey through the Island’s historic landscape. This is an excellent opportunity to discover the wealth of history on the university’s doorstep. The trip will explore a range of sites from Neolithic tombs to Romano-British roundhouses and medieval mottes.
Publication date: 4 July 2019
Behaviour change is widely recognised as an essential tool for public services and organisations responding to the considerable contemporary social and demographic changes we are experiencing in Wales, and beyond.
A major Festival of Behaviour Change (#BehFest16) running for two weeks between 9-20 May at Bangor University, will showcase the latest thinking in applied behaviour change science, to individuals and organizations interested in learning about, designing, and implementing some of these behaviour change techniques for the benefit of their organisations or of the public at large.
Publication date: 27 April 2016
On Sunday 11th June 2017 Henfaes Research Centre (Bangor University’s farm) near Abergwyngregyn (LL33 0LB) is opening its gates to visitors for LEAF Open Farm Sunday to showcase the fascinating world of agricultural research alongside commercial sheep farming.
Publication date: 6 June 2017
The prominent art critic Martin Gayford will be discussing Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London painters at Bangor University on Wednesday, 12 June at 6.30pm, in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre of the Main Arts Building. Entry is free, and all are welcome to attend the lecture, entitled `Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney & the London Painters’.
Publication date: 28 May 2019
An arts participatory project involving 122 care homes across Wales (nearly 20% of the total) has brought fundamental changes to the way staff view some of their most vulnerable residents. This was one of the key findings of an evaluation of Age Cymru’s cARTrefu project and presented to ministers and AMs at a special celebration in the Senedd today (Tuesday 10 October 2017).
Publication date: 10 October 2017
Haemodialysis patients can now increase their physical activity while receiving lifesaving treatment, thanks to a new website developed by exercise specialists.
Exercise Physiologists, Dr Jennifer Cooney and Dr Jamie Macdonald from Bangor University’s PAWB Centre in the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences put their research into practice by creating MOVE, a website and resources which help people with kidney disease feel better by moving more, despite having to spend a large amount of time being sedentary while receiving their essential lifesaving treatment.
Publication date: 9 April 2019
Welsh speakers living with dementia can now enjoy songs from their past in Welsh, thanks to a Bangor University and Merched y Wawr initiative supported by the Welsh Government to help care givers across Wales improve their quality of life.
Music is said to help soothe, stimulate and bring to mind long-forgotten memories. As part of the initiative, care homes across Wales are to be provided with a new CD and playlist of specially curated Welsh language music.
Publication date: 19 July 2019
Two Bangor University academics are to share their expertise to enable Assembly Members to develop policy and practice for the benefit of the people of Wales.
Dr Alexandra Plows of Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences and Dr Catrin Hedd Jones of the School of Healthcare Sciences will spend time working on specific projects alongside the Assembly’s Research Service under new Academic Fellowships being piloted by the National Assembly for Wales.
Publication date: 29 March 2017
Bangor University, Grwp Llandrillo Menai, and the Primary Mental Health Counselling Service (PMHCS), part of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), are forming an exciting new partnership, working together to support MSc Counselling students.
Publication date: 5 July 2017
‘No Offence’ TV star Joanna Scanlan is coming home to PONTIO to promote her new indie movie ‘Pin cushion’
Staff at Pontio are delighted to be able to welcome famed actor and screenwriter Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It, Getting On, No Offence) to the Arts Centre's cinema for a post screening Q&A session following a screening of her latest film PIN CUSHION by first time director Deborah Haywood on Saturday 15th September at 8.15pm.
Publication date: 12 September 2018
Bangor University will hold its annual One World Gala celebration of cultural diversity on Thursday 16th March.
The concert will see students from all over the world, as well as members of local community, showcase their cultures by performing dance and music acts. Expect performances from India, China, Africa, Japan, and of course the UK and Wales!
Publication date: 14 March 2017
Imagine an evening of traditional instruments, vibrant dances and beautiful voices from all over the World.
Bangor University recently held its annual One World Gala concert, where students and performers from the local community showcased their particular cultures via song, dance and instrumentals.
Publication date: 20 March 2019
Flavours of world cultural traditions were on display to over 400 students, staff and members of the community who came to Bangor University’s annual celebration of diversity and talent.
The One World Gala saw twenty acts representing many corners of the globe, performed by individual students and student Clubs and Societies and invited local groups, perform acts ranging from Tongan songs to Ghanaian drumming, Welsh folk singing to Japanese martial arts.
Publication date: 30 March 2017
Bangor University’s Natural History collections housed at Brambell Building will be open to the public on Saturday 14May between 11am and 3pm.
Publication date: 4 May 2016
A new piece of music created by using data from the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator will be performed at festival in North Wales.
The performers at Bangor Music Festival will be using laptops to alter the sounds from the particle smashing done by the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, in Geneva.
Publication date: 6 December 2017
Building on Wales’ link with Chongqing in south-west China, Bangor University’s Confucius Institute brought the Chongqing Performance Company to Holyhead’s Ucheldre Centre earlier this week (1 November), enthralling audiences with a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance.
Publication date: 3 November 2017
Pioneering programme helping elderly people access specialist care nominated for national healthcare award
A pioneering programme using video technology to help frail and elderly people in rural communities access appointments with consultants has been highly commended at a national award ceremony.
Publication date: 16 June 2016
Poorer children priced out of learning instruments but school music programmes benefit the wider community
Years of austerity in the UK have bitten away at school budgets, and the arts have suffered heavily. Schools can no longer afford to employ teaching assistants, so it is little wonder that local authorities have cut school music funding.
Schools are responsible for their own budgets, and musical instrument lessons that were traditionally subsidised by councils have been cut down in some districts. Now, the Musicians’ Union has found that children living in the poorest areas are no longer getting the exposure to music and the arts that they so often only get in school. With parents being asked to subside instrument lessons, 41% of low-income families have said that they cannot do so due to their limited household budget.
This article by Eira Winrow, PhD Research Candidate and Research Project Support Officer and Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Professor of Health Economics, at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicinces Evaluation is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.
Publication date: 13 November 2018
Positive Psychology project aims to improve work place wellbeing and individuals job prospects in Rhyl
In a world where most of us spend a large part of our lives at work, we need to create environment that fosters productivity, motivation and in-work support. A student at Bangor University has been given just this task. Kate Isherwood, a PhD student in the School of Psychology will be researching the use of Positive Psychology and Behaviour Change techniques, in the workplace, under the supervision of Professor John Parkinson.
Publication date: 10 November 2016
Brambell Natural History Museum, Bangor University will be joining museums from across the country for this year’s Welsh Museums Festival, which will be taking place from 27 October – 4 November.
This wonderful annual event is an opportunity for everyone who lives in Wales, or visiting over the half term, to engage with and explore the fantastic museums we have across Wales. As ever, this year’s event will have a varied programme of events to cater for all tastes, which include exhibitions, re-enactments and workshops, through to Halloween themed activities.
Publication date: 24 October 2018
Profi, an experiential learning and mentoring supporting year 12 pupils from secondary schools in Anglesey and Gwynedd has been shortlisted for an Arts & Business Cymru award.
Profi boosts confidence and helps young people develop transferable employability skills and self-worth through a series of weekly workshops aimed to offer a number of different experiences to help widen horizons. The project has just completed its fifth successful year.
Publication date: 23 May 2018
A Welsh Government-supported project to help Welsh speakers who are at risk of losing their voice to continue to communicate in their native language has received a visit from Minister for the Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan.
Publication date: 31 January 2018
Local students can get their uni questions answered at the North West Wales UCAS Higher Education Conference being held today (Monday 4 April).
Students from across north west Wales applying for university or college should visit the UCAS exhibition at Bangor University to learn all about life in higher education.
Publication date: 3 April 2017
Almost 50 pupils from schools and colleges throughout North Wales got to experience university life for themselves at Bangor University recently.
Publication date: 11 July 2018
More than 150 pupils of eight schools in north Wales met in Bangor University to celebrate the third year of success of the award-winning MFL Student Mentoring Project. This project, funded by the Welsh Government as part of their Global Futures scheme, aims to increase the number of pupils studying modern foreign languages in schools across Wales. The schools attending were Tryfan, Emrys ap Iwan, Rhyl, Friars, Dyffryn Ogwen, Argoed, Holyhead and Glan-y-Môr.
Publication date: 11 June 2018
Around 150 pupils aged 13-14 visited Bangor University recently in order to receive awards at the end of their participation in the Modern Foreign Language Student Mentoring Scheme, which introduces school pupils to the value of studying foreign languages, before they make their GCSE subject choices. The North Wales School Effectiveness and Improvement Service (GwE), Bangor School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Bangor Confucius Institute, the Centre for Galician Studies in Wales and the North Wales Deaf Association delivered a series of motivational speeches and taster sessions in Mandarin, Galician and Sign Language.
Publication date: 5 April 2017
Pupils from Ysgol Aberconwy have been on an ‘Arthurian’ quest to investigate story-telling.
Inspired by Wales’ ‘Year of Legends’, Ymgais 2018 Quest, a project by Bangor University’s Centre for Arthurian Studies, invited a selected number of pupils aged 11-13 to develop modern digital storytelling adventures.
Publication date: 4 May 2018
Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences is combining discussion and drama to put the spotlight on poverty at a public event on Wednesday 8 November.
‘Poverty: Local, National and International’ will showcase pioneering research from academics and students at the School, which shows how poverty affects people's identities and shapes their lives. The event forms part of a week of the UK’s Economic & Social Research Council Festival of Social Sciences public engagement activities.
Publication date: 30 October 2017
Building on a successful pilot project, which saw pupils enjoying Arthurian literature and creating their own modern ‘Arthurian’ quests, the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University are sharing what they’ve learnt with primary and secondary school teachers today (5th of July 2019).
Publication date: 5 July 2019
On her visit to Bangor recently, Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan AM, learned more about the work of the Confucius Institute in promoting Chinese language and culture within the communities of North Wales.
Publication date: 1 February 2019
Research and expertise by Canolfan Bedwyr's Language Technologies Unit were referenced the European Parliament recently, as Plaid Cymru's European MP, Jill Evans, credited the work of the Unit as being at the forefront of minority language technology. The MEP presented findings of the recommendations made by the Digital Language Diversity Project (DLDP) in its report on ensuring linguistic equality in the fields of digital technology. Following the speech by Jill Evans MEP, the head of the Language Technologies Unit, Delyth Prys, and the Unit's Chief Software Engineer, Dewi Bryn Jones, were invited to speak at a conference on language technologies and digital equality within a multilingual Europe.
Publication date: 4 October 2018
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. Educationalists, psychologists, social 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
Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates has received a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to work with the communities of the Ogwen Valley in Gwynedd to explore the lives and experiences of those generations of people who lived and worked on the Penrhyn estate during the course of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Publication date: 22 January 2018
An innovative outreach project delivered by Bangor University’s School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering in partnership with the University’s Widening Access Centre has secured a £30,000 grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering as part of its Ingenious scheme – a programme that seeks to engage the public with engineering.
Publication date: 16 April 2019
To coincide with Bangor University’s popular Bangor Science Festival, Storiel has launched its latest foyer display, on the theme reptiles.
The display has been curated by Melissa Green, a zoology student volunteer.
Publication date: 16 March 2017
On 25 January, academic researchers, local developers and representatives from some of the digital sector’s most prominent companies met to discuss and share best practice in the field of language technologies, at the Technology and Welsh Language Conference 2019. This is the third annual conference held by the Language Technologies Unit at Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University’s Centre for Welsh Language Services, Research and Technology.
Publication date: 28 January 2019
We are very pleased to announce that Sir Bryn Terfel will perform for the first time at Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio to launch the Wales International Harp Festival IV (April 1-7 2018) on the day that Festival President, Dr Osian Ellis CBE, celebrates his 90th birthday Thursday, February 8th 2018 at 7.30pm.
Publication date: 13 July 2017
Bangor University’s presence will be seen and heard at the National Eisteddfod field this year with a full programme of events taking place at their stand during the festival week.
Publication date: 28 July 2016
Staff and students at Bangor University are queueing up to join Sign Language courses provided at the University.
Through the University’s Widening Access Centre, the decision was made to provide a number of Deaf Awareness and 10 week Introduction to Sign language courses to staff and students.
Publication date: 26 April 2016
A team from St Gerard’s School in Bangor won this year’s North Wales heat of the Top of the Bench competition hosted by Bangor University’s School of Chemistry.
The National Competition for 14-16 year olds is run by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and heats are held all over the country.
St Gerard’s beat nine other teams to win the opportunity to visit Loughborough University’s Chemistry Department for the Final, which will be held on the 29th April 2017.
Publication date: 31 January 2017
Over thirty year seven pupils from eleven schools across Wales came to Bangor University recently to compete in the national final of the Routes into Languages Cymru Spelling Bee competition, a collaborative project between five Welsh universities, the four regional consortia and the British Council to promote language learning and increase the number of young people choosing to study modern foreign languages.
Publication date: 15 July 2019
People with complex mental health problems are being supported in their recovery thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of student volunteers.
For the past 20 years kind-hearted students from Bangor University have volunteered their time to run various therapeutic groups for patients on Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Hergest Mental Health Un
Publication date: 5 February 2018
Aelwyd John Morris-Jones, the University's Welsh students’ choral society, has won a national award at the National Societies Awards 2019. The society was awarded the Best Arts Society trophy at a ceremony in Manchester recently.
Publication date: 2 May 2019
A very successful Jobs Fair was held in PJ Hall at Bangor University recently(28/09/16). There were over 45 stalls with representatives present from graduate employers, local companies and voluntary organizations.
Publication date: 11 October 2016
Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography and School of Biological Sciences are working with partners to support the reintroduction of red squirrels to the Ogwen Vally in nearby Bethesda, Gwynedd.
Publication date: 12 June 2017
With Island Games fever ready to hit North Wales when the 2019 Gibraltar Island games begin on Saturday 6th July, the School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University have teamed up with Ynys Môn Island Games Association to provide expert support to Island games athletes in their pursuit for success at the games.
Publication date: 28 June 2019
Over recent months, in care centres across Wales, an innovative social experiment has been taking place - and the results are astonishing.
In a new series of three emotional programmes on S4C, starting Sunday, 10 December, Hen Blant Bach shows what can happen when six children share their day care with a group of pensioners - and the potential transformational effects it can have.
Publication date: 7 December 2017
Tesni Evans, a Bangor University Local Athlete Bursary winner, recorded a stunning victory at the Women’s Final of the National Squash Championships in Manchester on Sunday (18 February), becoming the first Welsh woman to do so and further cementing her position as the most successful female squash player Wales has produced.
Publication date: 19 February 2018
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 University’s Science Festival is back for its seventh year and welcomes everyone to explore and discuss science through talks hands-on activities exhibitions demonstrations - all free to attend.
Publication date: 16 February 2017
Dr Prysor Williams, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University’s School of Environment Natural Resources and Geography is one of the authors of a report on the vision for Welsh agriculture, launched by Welsh Government today (27 November 2017).
Amaeth Cymru the future of agriculture in Wales: the way forward, has been authored by Amaeth Cymru, a group whose membership covers a spectrum of interests, including farming unions, levy bodies, government, academics and industry experts.
Publication date: 27 November 2017
Leaving the EU poses opportunities as well as challenges for Welsh upland farmers, say organisers of a Conference which will see farmers, academics, conservation bodies, and Government officials come together to develop a vision for the future of land use policy in Wales’ iconic uplands landscape.
Publication date: 20 February 2017
Friends organise festival to raise money to support brain-injured lecturer, and the Botanic Garden she loves.
On the 8th June, Bangor University’s botanic garden at Treborth will be filled with fantastic music across three stages, revellers enjoying vegetarian food, children exploring the ancient woodlands and meadows, families learning drumming and dance together, and so much more. All of this is part of Draig Beats, a family friendly festival at Treborth Botanic Garden from 10:00am to 9:00pm. The event is organised by friends and colleagues of Dr Sophie Williams, a former Bangor University lecturer who contracted Japanese encephalitis while on fieldwork in China in 2015.
Publication date: 31 May 2019
“The Toddlers who Took on Dementia” is a BBC Wales documentary that follows three days of planned activities which aimed to examine what happens when nursery children come together with people living with Dementia.
Publication date: 21 May 2018
Three learners from the Learn Welsh North West provision have won the Basil Davies memorial prize at a ceremony in this year’s National Eisteddfod.
Daniela Schlick, Rebecca Bateson and Karin Koehler gained the highest marks throughout Wales in their exams over the summer.
Publication date: 14 August 2018
Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held February to April. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.
Publication date: 5 February 2019
Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held on Saturday 23rd June. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.
Publication date: 12 June 2018
Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held in conjunction with English Literature at Bangor University this October and November. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.
Publication date: 2 October 2018
Treborth Botanic Garden hosted a music festival, Draig Beats, to raise money for adaptations to the home of Sophie Williams, a former Bangor University lecturer and conservationist, who is now paralysed after contracting Japanese encephalitis three years ago while doing research in China.
Publication date: 20 June 2018
An eco-awareness company set-up by a Forestry student following a period of ill-health has been given a seal of approval from an influential business network in the region.
Publication date: 4 October 2018
Acrobat-musicians of French company Circa Tsuica bring their Big Top to Bangor joining forces with local Tryfan Jazz Band for their latest circus show, Now or Never
Presented by Crying Out Loud as part of Circus250, the nationwide celebration of the 250thanniversary of modern circus
Publication date: 6 September 2018
Prime-time TV viewers across the UK are to get an opportunity to learn about the life around the Menai Strait as ITV Wales’ popular series The Strait is to be broadcast across the national channel re-titled as ‘The Island Strait’ and shown at 8.00 on ITV for four weeks from September 14.
The series looks at the lives of people who live and work on the Menai Strait- the magical stretch of sea that separates the Isle of Anglesey from mainland Wales. Among the individuals profiled in the series is Dr Mike Roberts, of Bangor University. Through the eyes of the cast of men and women who work in and around this dramatic and unique stretch of water, viewers get an opportunity to understand what an important environmental asset the Menai Strait really is.
Publication date: 7 September 2018
"Ocean Rift", one of the world’s most popular Virtual Reality programmes is the first to be available in Welsh for use with VR headsets. (English version here).
Created by Dr Llŷr ap Cenydd, a lecturer at Bangor University’s School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, Ocean Rift was one of the first programmes to be released alongside the Samsung Gear VR headset, and has become one of the most popular with an estimated 2.5 million downloads since 2013.
Publication date: 28 November 2018
On Friday 15 February Dr Rhinannon Williams, Wales Affairs Specialist for the House of Commons, visited Bangor University and addressed a packed audience of academics and researchers. Dr Williams’ role is to co-ordinate the collection and submission of evidence to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee.
Publication date: 6 March 2019
A series of special events next month will see members of the public join together in building a more accurate picture of the diversity of marine life around the UK’s coastline.
Scientists are working with a trained army of ‘citizen scientists’ during the upcoming ‘CoCoast Unite’ weekend, taking place between World Ocean’s Day Thursday 8 June – Sunday 11 June at locations across the UK. This call to arms will gather vital information about the variety and abundance of intertidal species living on our rocky seashores. Moelfre beach is just one of the locations across north Wales and the UK where members of the public will be taking part in a ‘citizen science’ project to build a more accurate picture of the diversity of marine life around the UK’s coastline.
Publication date: 5 June 2017
A new festival produced and curated by Invertigo Theatre Company and Pontio will take place during the Chinese New Year weekend (16 - 18 February 2018), exploring the creative connection between Wales and China.
Eclectic performances, pop-up events, films, a special Chinese specials menu at Gorad restaurant and family-friendly activities will showcase the cultures, languages and art of both countries. The first of its kind in Wales, this multi-lingual festival provides a platform for British East Asian stories, and enables collaborations between Welsh and Chinese musicians, playwrights and artists.
Publication date: 12 February 2018
Bangor University’s annual T Rowland Hughes art lecture will this year commemorate the centenary of the birth of Sir Kyffin Williams, an Honorary Fellow of the University and a man regarded by many as Wales’s greatest artist.
Publication date: 23 May 2018
Last week, Bangor University ran its second ever ‘Waste Awareness Week’ (WAW) between Saturday the 29th September and Friday the 5th October 2018. The campaign was launched to share ideas and raise awareness about the importance of resource efficiency both in the University and in Bangor City, to reduce our environmental impacts both locally and nationally and to encourage our students to become responsible global citizens.
The Sustainability Lab worked in partnership with Campus Life, Halls of Residence, Student Housing, Catering, the International Office, Gwynedd Council, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and British Heart Foundation Cymru(BHF) to run an exciting range of WAW activities and events during the week. These included a beach clean, waste awareness visits in student halls and private accommodation, waste career talks, a campus cleaning event, an information sharing day, recycling quizzes, a debate night, a film night and an eco-craft night, along with other smaller idea-sharing events.
Publication date: 12 October 2018
Information regarding travel routes for Bangor University's new students.
Publication date: 14 September 2016
Bangor University will once again be welcoming the return of students this September.
In order to accommodate arrivals at St Mary’s Student Village, in conjunction with the local council and the police, a temporary one-way system has been arranged for arriving traffic, up Lôn Bobty to the St Mary’s Student Village.
Publication date: 11 September 2018
Today (Friday 7th June 2019) is the one year anniversary of the launch of the Welsh language Common Voice Platform ( http://voice.mozilla.cy) which is international software developer, Mozilla’s Crowdsourcing platform for speech data in multiple languages, in order to create open source speech technology for these languages.
Publication date: 7 June 2019
Innovative ideas to promote the use of Welsh in the community are to be shared at a ‘Welsh in the Community’ Discussion Panel on Wednesday 25th of October, 6.30-8pm, at Menter Iaith Bangor’s Popdy Centre, Lon Bopty, Bangor.
Experts who are involved in promoting Welsh in the community, both locally and nationally, will share some new ideas being used by community groups and businesses in Wales at the event.
Publication date: 18 October 2017
A number of University staff who have been undertaking Welsh language courses have received certificates for their efforts today as part of Shwmae Su'mae Day, a day that promotes the use of Welsh by encouraging everyone to start chatting with simple greetings in the language.
Publication date: 15 October 2018
Ninety Year 7 pupils from 30 schools came together recently to compete in the seventh annual national final of the Routes into Languages Spelling Bee Competition, held at Aberystwyth University. Pupils from all over Wales, representing all the regions involved in Routes into Languages, came together to compete for one of four Routes into Languages Cymru National Spelling Bee Champion 2017 titles, in either French, German, Spanish or Welsh 2nd Language.
Publication date: 24 July 2017
At a moment when the opportunities to learn about Welsh history are a topic of public debate in Wales, it is timely to consider approaches to writing the history of Wales, both in the distant past and more recently. The prominent Welsh historian Professor Huw Pryce is to discuss this topic at Bangor University on Monday, 25 March at 6pm, in Lecture Room 4 of the Main Arts Building. All are welcome to attend the lecture, entitled `Why write the history of Wales – then and now?`.
Publication date: 19 March 2019
Work has begun on a new 3G all-weather pitch at Bangor University’s Treborth site.
The pitch will provide year-round rugby and football facilities for student teams as well as being available for hire by the local community.
Publication date: 29 March 2019
World War One U-boat partnership project gets green light from Heritage Lottery Fund for Wales’ Year of the Sea, 2018
The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a grant of £409,700 for the Royal Commission’s partnership project: Commemorating the Forgotten U-boat War around the Welsh Coast, 1914-18. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, over the next two years the project will use the latest imaging techniques to reveal underwater wrecks from the Great War, and will support coastal communities around Wales to tell their previously untold stories about the Great War at Sea.
Publication date: 15 November 2017
Worth her weight in silver and bronze! Catrin brings in medal haul at European Weightlifting Championships
A local athlete awarded a sports bursary by Bangor University has returned from the European Youth Weightlifting Championships in Poland with a silver medal in the Snatch Lift and an overall bronze medal for her efforts in the 48k category.
Publication date: 22 September 2016
Teams of young Chemists from schools in north and mid Wales and the borders played the role of analytical chemists in checking the sodium (salt) content of tortilla crisps as they competed in the regional final of the Royal Society of Chemistry Schools Analyst Competition at Bangor University recently.
Publication date: 11 June 2018
Pupils from Ysgol Tryfan, Bangor were among eight teams of 11-13 year olds from across North Wales who enjoyed a fun-filled day in the Chemistry laboratories at Bangor University for this year’s Salters’ Festival of Chemistry.
Publication date: 1 June 2018
In a new initiative, Bangor University has offered local Schools the opportunity to showcase work by their best designers in a dedicated Design and Technology exhibition.
Publication date: 16 June 2017
Pupils will be using body percussion to create their own compositions at top festival in north Wales.
9 and 10 year old pupils from Ysgol Bro Lleu, Penygroes have been invited to take a significant part in an event at the Bangor Music Festival, which takes place in Pontio arts centre on 8 and 9 February.
Publication date: 8 February 2019