Postgraduate Student Profiles
Michela Cortese – PhD Creative Studies
Michela is a PhD candidate and associate lecturer in journalism and visual media studies at Bangor University. She is an expert in risk communication and environmental communication, and she is a member and adviser for the Media and Persuasive Communication Network at Bangor.
Adekemi Olabisi Adebowale – PhD Law
Adekemi is 34 years old and from Nigeria. She is in her third year of studying for a PhD in Law.
Prospective students will definitely find Bangor welcoming because it is a friendly community and the people are always ready to assist and support to make them feel at ease.
Syed Aslam – Computer Science
Syed Aslam from Pakistan is studying for a PhD in Computer Science.
Being a PhD student is a totally different experience for me from my previous studies. The best thing is that I have to do self-study, which makes me feel free.
Leanne Rowlands – PhD Neuropsychology
Leanne Rowlands is from Anglesey. Before she came to study at Bangor she went to Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni (Llangefni High School).
The Psychology department is amazing, there are lots of opportunities for development, and the staff are so supportive.
Mohammed Alyami – Analytical Chemistry
Mohammed Saeed Alyami is from Saudi Arabia and is studying a PhD in Analytical Chemistry.
I chose to study in Bangor because it's a nice university and there is always support for the students.
Gurjiven Malhi – MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Gurjiven is from Hong Kong. Previously, he attended The Education University of Hong Kong (formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Education), where he did his undergraduate studies.
The generous ‘Bangor International Scholarship’ and the opportunity to be a Graduate Assistant at SSHES provided additional financial support and the latter also provided valuable work experience.
Zexi Li – MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis
Zexi is from Beijing in China. She has recently graduated in a BSc in Psychology and is now studying an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Bangor Psychology has enabled ne to expand my knowledge, grow up healthy, find my career aims and Bangor has been a very good platform to help and support me to achieve my goals.
Tara Johnston – MSc Clinical and Health Psychology
Tara Johnston is from The Wirral. She went to Upton Hall School before coming to Bangor to study Psychology.
Life in Bangor has a really friendly, community feel. I enjoy everything being so close by, you don’t feel alone in a big city or lost very often.
Dominic Wodehouse – PhD in Environmental Science
Dominic is studying part-time for a PhD in Environmental Science Community Mangrove Management and Restoration.
This PhD has allowed me to follow my passion and study exactly what I wanted to learn. The most stimulating and fun element of the Academic School is the fact that the PhD students come from all over the world, which makes discussions and socialising very interesting and entertaining.
Bukola Adetonwa – PhD in Management Studies
Bukola Adetonwa is from Nigeria. She's in her first year studying a PhD in Management Studies.
The Bangor Business School is a great, supportive, multi-diverse establishment made up of very supportive lecturers who guide students through their academic journey.
Beverly Pickard-Jones – MSc in Psychological Research
Beverley Pickard-Jones lives near Bangor and worked as a business consultant before studying at Bangor. She's now studying a MSc in Psychological Research.
One of my favourite modules explored conceptual issues in psychology. We were able to define our own essay title and research an area that interested us. I loved that assignment!
Kristin Lissel – PhD in Critical and Creative Writing
Kristin studied Creative and Professional Writing at Bangor and is now pursuing a part-time PhD at Bangor, whilst being based in Sweden.
As I am a PhD student, I have had the privilege of choosing and tailoring my own research topic, which is an extension of what I learned during my undergraduate course. In simple terms, I research a possible link between Scandinavian folklore and modern Nordic noir through practice based research.
Connor Ryan – MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
Connor Ryan graduated from Bangor University with a 2:1 in BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology and is now studying a MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology here.
Academically Bangor is brilliant, the support from the staff is excellent, especially in extreme circumstances where I broke my leg and couldn’t attend lectures, the amount of support I had was unwavering.
Sue Jackson – MA Education Studies
Sue Jackson from Llandudno. She attended Bangor University to a BSc in Health Studies in 2003 and since then have undertaken a PGCE at Llandrillo college followed by her counselling qualification and Masters.
Shailaja Bakshi – PhD in Linguistics and English Language
Shailaja, who is from India, is currently a second year PhD student.
Linguistics is research driven and we as students are encouraged to participate in new research and come up with any new ideas. Also, our department has a very friendly atmosphere where everyone knows each other.
Kajenje Magessa – Phd in Forestry
Kajenje Magessa from Tanzania is studying a PhD in Forestry
The university is well located with a good landscape and security, which promotes learning. The university has enough research facilities with excellent staff who are ready to provide support to students at any time when required.
Arpita Gargesh – PhD Linguistics
Arpita Gargesh, 29, is from India, studying a PhD in Linguistics.
The most wonderful part about my course is that it allows me to follow my own path when it comes to research, albeit with excellent guidance from my supervisors.
Elliott Ward – MSc Neuroimaging
Elliott Ward from Cambridge is studying MSc Neuroimaging
There is always someone you can email with any kind of problem. There are peer guides who will show you around the town, personal tutors who will know all about your course, not to mention the email buddy system. You never feel like you’re alone as there’s always someone you can get in contact with!
Nebu George – PhD in Archaeology
Nebu George is from Mumbai, India. After having completed his undergraduate degree in Archaeology and masters in Celtic Archaeology at Bangor, he is currently pursuing a PhD in Archaeology with period ranging from prehistory to Viking age in Britain.
After having a great experience doing my undergraduate and master’s degree, I had no hesitation in choosing Bangor for a PhD.
Isabel Vincent – PhD in Creative Studies
Isabel Vincent from Cardiff studied both her undergraduate degree and Master's at Bangor and is studying for a PhD
I am undertaking practice led research, looking at transmedia storytelling within science fiction. I left Bangor for a year after my Masters degree, but when I came back up for graduation I knew that I wanted to come back to Bangor to continue my studies. I was fortunate enough to be offered a fee waiver for my PhD.
Junaidu Isah Bungudu – PhD in Chemistry
Junaidu Isah Bungudu from Nigeria is studying for a PhD in Chemistry.
The International student service has been a source of happiness for me and my personal tutor has been wonderful.
Elliot Sampson – MSc Applied Marine Geosciences
Elliot Sampson from Oxfordshire is studying MSc Applied Marine Geosciences.
Bangor is one of the few universities in the UK where it is completely free to join all societies. My favourite club this year is the Canoe Club, where there are weekly trips to local rivers to do white water kayaking.
Jamie Potten – MBA Management
Jamie Potten is from Maidstone in Kent. He graduated from Bangor with a degree in Creative Studies and is now studying for an MBA in Management.
Bangor offered everything I wanted, I’d heard great things about the course and it’s such an amazing and unique place to study, There really is nowhere like it.
Jordan Glendenning – PhD in Digital Fiction
Jordan Glendenning is 25, from Darlington, and studied as an undergraduate at Bangor University before commencing a PhD in Digital Fiction. Jordan also works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the school.
Saniya Kulkarni – MSc in Consumer Psychology with Business.
Saniya Kulkarni is from India. She is studying MSc in Consumer Psychology with Business.
Life in Bangor is easy and comfortable as everything is nearby and at a walking distance. Bangor is lovely as it is located between the Snowdon mountains and the menai strait. The sunsets are beautiful from the Bangor pier.
Nicola Brown – Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Nicola Brown is from Llanberis, North Wales and is studying Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology MSc/PGDip/PGCert. Before coming to Bangor she studied at Coleg Menai.
Charu Dada – EdD Education Studies
Charu Dada is studying an EdD in Education Studies.
For me the best thing about living in Bangor is the peaceful, quiet, beautiful views of the Snowdonia Mountains and the sea.