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30 Years of Mathematics Masterclasses

Bangor University’s Mathematics Master Classes are celebrating their 30th year.

Publication date: 12 March 2014

30 Years of Mathematics Master Classes

Bangor University’s Mathematics Masterclasses are celebrating their 30th year.  These are exciting hands-on and interactive sessions led by education and industry experts for keen and talented young people from across North West Wales. The unique sessions go beyond the school curriculum and bring maths, computer science and engineering to life in surprising topics such as art and sculpture, computer science, design, medicine and even cryptography - the art of protecting information by encrypting it an unreadable format, called cipher text.

Publication date: 17 March 2014

Academics elected as Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

Two Bangor University academics elected as Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

The Learned Society of Wales announced the results of its 2014 Election of new Fellows this week.  Of the forty three new Fellows, two were from Bangor University – Professor James Scourse from the School of Ocean Sciences and Professor Nigel John from the School of Computer Science. 

Publication date: 16 April 2014

Access All Areas at the 2015 Hidden Worlds exhibition

‘Hidden worlds’  the flagship event at Bangor University’s Science Festival, which runs 13-22 March 2015, is offering even more hands on activities and demonstrations in this the Festival’s fifth year.

Publication date: 11 March 2015

Anglesey’s Standing stones take a leap into the digital age

Anglesey’s standing stones are set to be the subject for an exciting new 3D visual information database thanks to a computer scientist at Bangor University.

Publication date: 19 February 2014

Bangor Academics elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales

Seven Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

Publication date: 20 April 2016

Bangor Academics elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales

Four Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

Publication date: 23 April 2015

Bangor at the Ynys Môn National Eisteddfod

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:

Publication date: 2 August 2017

Bangor student creates entertainment portal for train passengers

A Bangor University student recently won an award for Best Developer at Europe's first ever hackathon held on a train.

Jamie Woodruff, a BSc Computer Information Systems student took part in the HackTrain event along with his team Captivate. 

Publication date: 22 April 2015

Bangor University hosts an international Audience

An international Conference brought top researchers in computer graphics to Wales for the first time recently as the Eurographics conference took place in Llandudno in April.

Organised by staff from the School of Computer Science at Bangor University, the delegates visited the University’s Pritchard Jones Hall for a Gala Dinner on the final evening.

Publication date: 18 May 2011

Bangor University rated Gold

Bangor University has been awarded the Gold standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, and is the only University in Wales to achieve this standard.

The framework assesses universities against a range of criteria and is part of the UK government’s plans for raising standards in higher education. It also gives students more information so that they can make the most informed decisions when deciding which university to attend.

Publication date: 22 June 2017

Bangor University’s satisfied students

Bangor University continues to rise in popularity among its students. The University again retains its place at 14th in the UK and is second in Wales in a new university experience survey (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016).

Publication date: 17 March 2016

Bangor University student bags “life changing” grant to develop his ed-tech idea

A Bangor University student has been announced as a winner of a national competition to come up with ideas for new digital tools and apps for learning.

Publication date: 14 July 2016

Bangor University students look forward to the launch of their first App

Publication date: 15 March 2013

Bangor University students making the internet a safer place

A Bangor University student won the ‘Best Hack’ category at a hackathon at Southampton University recently.

Publication date: 2 April 2014

Bangor University welcomes opportunity to work with nuclear training providers

Bangor University has welcomed Horizon Nuclear Power’s recent announcement of a partnership with Tecnatom, a global nuclear training services provider, as it looks to grow the future operational workforce for its Wylfa Newydd nuclear new-build project on Anglesey, North Wales.

Publication date: 21 July 2017

BBC news report on virtual learning iPad app to help train future neurosurgeons

BBC News reports on a pioneering 'app' developed by Bangor University to help trainee surgeons hone their life saving skills on the operating table.

Publication date: 9 January 2013

Blowing the whistle on blowing the whistle at the top of Snowdon

Before Hafod Eryri, the exciting new visitor centre, opened at the top of Wales’ highest peak, the Stationmaster would announce the departure of the train by blowing his whistle. This did not quite seem in keeping with the new 21century development so Snowdon Mountain Railway (SMR) turned to Bangor University for assistance.

The result has been the installation of a brand-new fully-automated announcement system for Hafod Eryri, which is now fully operational and has quickly become an essential for the day to day running of the summit terminus.

Publication date: 2 November 2010

Boost for Bangor University as new term gets underway

Welsh language provision at Bangor University has received a significant boost due to funding by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

The university has appointed four lecturers through the Coleg’s Academic Staffing Scheme to work in Psychology, Law, Computer Science, Nursing and Health Care and Accountancy.

Publication date: 3 October 2013

Brilliant ideas from Bangor Students need your vote

Innovative Bangor University students need your votes to bring their ideas to fruition. As part of Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation 2016, the student ideas competition seeks the best ideas for using technology that could improve the student experience in further or higher education.

Publication date: 26 May 2016

Chris Coleman visits Bangor University to receive Honour

Chis Coleman, Wales’ national football team manager joins Bangor Business School graduating students to receive an Honorary Fellowship, marking Wales’ outstanding achievement at Euro 2016, when the national team reached the semi-finals in an historic and memorable campaign.

Publication date: 17 July 2017

Computer science PhD work to be exhibited in Paris Art show.

An unusual event for Computer Science, PhD student Zainab Ali Aboodd from Iraq recently completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr Franck Vidal at Bangor University and her work on Evolutionary Art is going to be on display in an art gallery in Paris the work will be exhibited in an art gallery in Paris (Gallerie Louchard, 

Publication date: 3 November 2017

Computer Science student performed ‘live hack’ at top London event

A Bangor University student and certified ethical hacker recently participated at a prestigious London event amid speakers such as Boris Johnson and Lord Alex Carlile. Jamie Woodruff, 21, from Rishton, Lancashire a second year student at the School of Computer Science performed a live hack on stage at the ‘Legislating for LulzSec’ event - a discussion on privacy, data & policy for the digital economy.

Publication date: 17 November 2014

Computers that can understand our emotions?

Having a computer that can read our emotions could lead to all sorts of new applications, including computer games where the player has to control their emotions while playing. Thomas Christy, a Computer Science PhD student at Bangor University is hoping to bring this reality a little nearer by developing a system that will enable computers to read and interpret our emotions and moods in real time.

Publication date: 19 January 2011

Creating a ‘computer-simulated’ virtual patient to train clinicians

In the future, should you need complicated surgery, the surgeon will be able to prepare and even practice for the procedure on a virtual simulation of your own body or body part that needs attention.

The technology is currently in development to create complete whole body ’simulations’ to train surgeons and other medical professional how to undertake various medical procedures, using ‘virtual’ dummies that appear to be there, and even ‘feel’ as though they’re there, by use of 3D computer graphics  haptic or ‘force feedback’ devices.

Leading the field in Wales in developing this technology is Bangor University’s Professor Nigel John, an expert in visualisation technology at the School of Computer Science.

Publication date: 29 August 2013

Determined student overcomes cancer to graduate

Inspirational Creative Technologies graduate Ronald Rodriguez Winter (Ronnie) has battled cancer to graduate from Bangor University with a First Class degree. To add to his achievements he has also been awarded the Jane Rudall Prize in recognition of his determination and effort in pursuing his studies.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Dream computer science degree for Kieran

Computer Science student, who has enjoyed every moment of his time at Bangor University, graduates this week. Kieran Bold, 21, from Rhos-on-Sea, has always had a passion for Computer Science, blogging about various games since the age of 15.

Publication date: 14 July 2016

Enterprising Students rewarded by Bangor University

Bangor University has awarded new Entrepreneurship Scholarships worth a total of £5,000 to its students to mark the end of the academic year.

Publication date: 31 July 2013

Entrepreneurial students selected for Santander Universities competition

Entrepreneurial students pitched their ideas against each other to be selected to represent Bangor University at the UK Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.

Having presented their ideas or fledgling businesses to the judges and responded to some hard questioning, the successful Bangor University students will now be submitted for consideration for the final shortlist to win the UK Awards, which offer cash prizes of up to £15,000, mentoring and start-up support.

Publication date: 3 May 2016

Ethical Internet hacker scoops £1,000 bounty

A Bangor University student recently scooped a £1,000 prize at a hackathon weekend in Russia. Jamie Woodruff, 21, a student at the School of Computer Science was invited to the Startup Weekend event in Moscow to do a live hack in front of around 1000 people. He was also a guest speaker at the event and gave a talk about cyber security. The Startup Weekend is a 56-hour hackathon where programmers, designers and entrepreneurs hacked up mind blowing websites, amazing apps, and incredible services in order to build fully functional businesses.

Publication date: 2 October 2014

Fancy building your own internet or even a robot?

Fancy some robot building? Some interesting free events for 11-19 year olds are being organised by Technocamps, so come along and get involved.

Publication date: 4 July 2013

Fourth Bangor Science Festival is on the horizon

Planning for the fourth annual Bangor Science Festival is well under way and the 2014 Festival is certainly shaping up.  The Science Festival will be held during National Science and Engineering Week from Friday 14th March and Sunday23rd March 2014.

Publication date: 28 January 2014

Fujitsu win contract to boost super computing in Wales

Global technology giant Fujitsu has today (March 22) been named as the successful bidder to partner with the Universities in Wales to create a unique £40 million world-class super computing network, a research and innovation institute and a skills academy.

The supporting infrastructure will stretch to the four corners of Wales and have a reach across the rest of the globe.

Publication date: 22 March 2011

Helping local organisations to fill the gaps

A new online job vacancy portal is enabling employers and voluntary organisations across north Wales and beyond, to fill vacancies and opportunities within their organisations. Bangor Prospects is promoting their vacancies to thousands of students and graduates who are currently looking for part-time or casual work; graduate level opportunities; paid placements, internships & voluntary opportunities.

Publication date: 6 October 2015

Hitachi-GE, Imperial and Bangor University developing UK and Welsh BWR expertise

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Imperial College London and Bangor University, enhancing its commitment to support Welsh and British expertise.

Publication date: 31 October 2016

Hobby and career change leads to First Class Honours!

Creative Technologies graduate Spencer Rose from Denver, Colorado, United States, enrolled in university with the goal of becoming an airline pilot 9 years ago. He soon discovered that his day-in, day-out passion was working on video games - which had been a hobby for many years.  This week he will be graduating with a First Class Honours degree. 

Publication date: 14 July 2016

How computer visualisation can assist medics

If you’re about to undergo a medical procedure, it might be good to know that the person conducting the procedure has been able to prepare in advance or been trained using a life-like computer generated simulator, or even been able to prepare based on simulations of your own actual body.

Publication date: 10 January 2014

HPC Wales to lead European HPC network

High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales, with support from Bangor University, has been awarded a grant by the European Commission under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme to lead Europe’s Network of HPC Competency Centres for SMEs.

The unique Network will promote access to computational facilities, pool expertise and resources across Europe and share best practice in HPC industrial use, raising awareness of the benefits of HPC and contributing to the implementation of the European HPC Strategy.

Publication date: 12 May 2015

International Year of Light Celebration Lecture

Publication date: 15 October 2015

IT Employability Expo

On Friday 31st May Software Alliance Wales, together with Technocamps and the Schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Bangor University are organising an IT Employability EXPO at the University’s Neuadd Reichel, on Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor .

Publication date: 20 May 2013

IT Employability Expo 31st May 2013, Neuadd Reichel, Bangor

On Friday 31st May Software Alliance Wales, together with Technocamps and the Schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Bangor University are organising an IT Employability EXPO at the University’s Neuadd Reichel, on Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor .

Publication date: 20 May 2013

Jamie Woodruff - My Life at Bangor

Watch the Video Profile of Jamie Woodruff as he talks to BangorTV about his experiences as a Computer Information Systems student at Bangor. He tells us more about his interest in Ethical Hacking and the support he's received from the Miles Dyslexia Centre.

Publication date: 27 February 2015

Local school children learn to code thanks to Bangor University

Pupils from five Llŷn primary schools visited Bangor University recently as part of a collaboration between the University’s Widening Access Centre and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Pwllheli campus.

Publication date: 17 September 2015

Mature Student gains a First Class Honours Degree and Award

Wendy Ann Evans, 43, from Bangor is graduating this week with a first class honours degree in Information Communications Technology.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Out and about this weekend?

This bank holiday weekend, how about going out and walking the countryside and taking photographs of prehistoric monuments? Around Wales there are some fantastic walks, and you will be able to see our past heritage as well. 

Publication date: 25 August 2016

Professor Nigel John receives prestigious Churchill Medallion

Professor Nigel John from Bangor University's School of Computer Science was presented with a Churchill medallion at a prestigious biennial award ceremony in London recently, after successfully completing his Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship.

Publication date: 25 June 2014

REF confirms growth in quality of research

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework results show that the School of Computer Science has improved the quality of its research outputs profile.

Publication date: 22 December 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: Results Overview

Periodically the UK government sponsors a process, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) that grades the research activity in all UK Universities, the most recent results have now been released for REF 2014.

Publication date: 23 January 2015

Research from Bangor presented at the premier Data Visualization Conference

Professor Jonathan C. Roberts and Dr Panagiotis (Panos) Ritsos, from Computer Science, represented Bangor University at the IEEE Visualization (VIS2017) Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA this month.

Publication date: 3 November 2017

Santander reward students’ bright ideas

Bangor University held the finals for the first stage of the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards recently.

On the day, five undergraduate and five postgraduate students presented their ideas to a panel of judges, which included the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor John G. Hughes, with the hope of making it through to represent Bangor at the national Santander finals in July.

Publication date: 31 March 2014

Satisfied students place Bangor University among top UK universities

Bangor University’s students have again given the University a resounding testimonial in the annual National Student Satisfaction survey, placing the University eighth among the UK’s non-specialist universities in the UK and second among Welsh Universities.

The news follows hard on the heels of the University’s recent success in being awarded a Gold Standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, the only Welsh university to achieve this standard.

Publication date: 9 August 2017

School children create art inspired by Anglesey’s standing stones

An exhibition of Artwork inspired by Anglesey’s Standing Stones will be visiting Galeri in Caernarfon between 15 August and 5 September.

Publication date: 5 August 2014

Schools to host IET Present around the World competition for students with £250 first prize

The schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering will host an IET competition on the 19th March at 2pm in the Library Reading Room Dean Street.

Publication date: 19 January 2015

Snowdonia walking ‘app’ launched

A Bangor graduate has recently developed his first mobile ‘app’ - Walking in Snowdonia

Publication date: 15 October 2012

Software Alliance Wales hosts Computer Science EXPO at Bangor University

Software Alliance Wales and Bangor University host a Computer Science EXPO on the afternoon of Thursday 3rd April. The event will take place on campus at Bangor University and will see up to 50 of Bangor’s brightest computer science undergraduates present their final year projects to local SMEs who may be looking to recruit IT graduates for their businesses.

Publication date: 3 April 2014

Stroke sufferer graduates with pride

A prize-winning gifted computer programmer graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Supercomputers used to model disaster scenarios

Undergraduate students from the School of Computer Science at Bangor University will be using supercomputers to run programmes that can predict how lethal disease might spread, or how people are likely to react in a disaster.

Publication date: 27 May 2014

Technocamps to encourage young people to follow in the footsteps of Bill Gates

An £6million project to encourage young people to follow in the footsteps of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and other successful technologists and entrepreneurs has been announced  today (2.2.11) by Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills, Lesley Griffiths AM.

Publication date: 2 February 2011

The Appliance of Science!

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

The Appliance of Science!

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: 7 March 2017

Top marks for Nigerian student

Eta Uso from Nigeria emerged as Best Graduating Student by achieving the highest overall marks for all students who were taking the MSc Computing & Internet Systems programme at Bangor University’s School of Computer Science.

Publication date: 18 July 2014

Understanding our Oceans

Bangor University’s Schools of Ocean Sciences, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with company partner Tidal Lagoon Power are looking for a computer science student to help them build an autonomous vehicle that will answer questions that have bugged ecologists and fisheries scientists for years – how and where do fish swim? The new project being developed by SEACAMS, Bangor University and funded by KESS 2 aims to track small marine fish to understand where  fish swim in a way that has previously only been applied to large sharks. 

Publication date: 7 August 2017

Underwater-world software developed for launch of new Samsung Gear VR mobile device

Bangor University Lecturer Dr Llyr Ap Cenydd from the School of Computer Science has been working on a top secret project with Samsung and Oculus to develop an app called “Ocean Rift” that is expected to launch alongside  the new Samsung Gear VR mobile device.

Publication date: 30 October 2014

Virtual Learning iPad app to help train future neurosurgeons

A new mobile ‘app’, downloadable free of charge, will assist with the training of future neurosurgeons, and is just one of a stream of programmes being developed, adapting visual computing and three dimensional realities to provide cost-effective virtual learning for a range of medical procedures.

Publication date: 8 January 2013

Web-Chats with Assembly Members

We are looking for students and apprentices to take part in a web-chat with Assembly Members about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Skills in Wales. We want to hear your views on whether you think enough is being done to encourage young people to enter Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses. We would also like to hear your views on whether these courses enable young people to develop the required skills for a career in these fields.

Publication date: 8 April 2014

Windows 95 turns 20 – and new ways of interacting show up desktop's age

This article by Jonathan Roberts of the School of Computer Science was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article


The arrival of Microsoft Windows 95 on August 24 1995 brought about a desktop PC boom. With an easier and more intuitive graphical user interface than previous versions it appealed to more than just business, and Bill Gates’ stated aim of one PC per person per desk was set in motion. This was a time of 320Mb hard drives, 8Mb RAM and 15” inch CRT monitors. For most home users, the internet had only just arrived.

Publication date: 21 August 2015