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First annual competition for research students in all disciplines-Communicate your research in a single image!

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The Doctoral School runs various competitions throughout the year. Details of each can be found below.


Inspired by 2001

A Competition for Bangor University Students

Bangor University students are invited to submit entries for the best piece of creative work inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) that can be projected either visually or sonically. It is open to any original digital output, such as films, games, music, animation, photography, virtual reality. 

Short-listed entries will be displayed in the White Box in Pontio during the 2001: Beyond 50 event to be held on 16th June 2018.

The winner will receive £200 in Amazon vouchers. The runner up will receive a signed copy of Piers Bizony's The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' (Taschen).

Submit your entries to

All queries to: Professor Nathan Abrams,

Deadline: 1st June 2018.


Research Visions: A photography competition for Staff and Postgraduate Researchers

Bangor University and Bangor University’s Doctoral School are pleased to announce the first annual research image competition for staff and postgraduate researchers. You are invited to submit images that inform, engage and intrigue a non-specialist audience and offer a visual perspective on research at Bangor. More Details

Research Excellence Awards 2016

In recent years we have recognised the significance and quality of the impact of our research by running an Impact Awards competition and associated awards ceremony.

It’s now time to celebrate the excellence of the research itself and with the support of the University’s Development and Alumni Relations Office we are pleased to launch a Research Excellence Awards scheme.

Details of the overall scheme are contained in the document below:

Entry forms for the Doctoral Awards Research Excellence is available to dowload below:

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Impact 2015

The VC's Impact Award is intended to recognize and celebrate current and recent (i.e. within one year of defending their viva) doctoral candidates at Bangor whose research has the potential to directly contribute to the educational, economic, physical or social well-being of the community. Bangor University held its third annual Impact and Innovation Awards on the 3rd December 2015. More Details