News: March 2013

Caring for Foster parents so that they are better placed to care for the children

Parenting has its own stresses and its own rewards, but as the UK faces a crisis in the numbers of foster parents available, one university is finding ways to improve personal well-being and reduce the stress-levels of those currently working in that role.

Publication date: 21 March 2013

Protecting the amazing Chagos archipelago - Blog

Publication date: 21 March 2013

Bangor University to lead £1.2 million Dementia and visual Arts project

Bangor University is to lead one of a number of projects that will see university researchers, community groups and national charities and trusts working together to explore community health and wellbeing, community engagement and mobilisation.  The University has been awarded a Large Grant in the Cultures, Health & Well-Being theme, one of five Connected Communities Programme themes which share funding in excess of £7m.

Publication date: 14 March 2013

Visit of Professor Vera Trappmann to the School of Social Sciences on an Erasmus Teaching Exchange

Professor Vera Trappmann of Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, will be visiting the School on an Erasmus Teaching Exchange during the week beginning 18 March.  She is a Professor of Sociology and European Societies and her comparative research deals with labour relations, welfare and corporate social responsibility in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.

Publication date: 14 March 2013

Research search for ‘invisible’ carers

There are thought to be over 70,000 people with a learning disability living in Wales today and yet only 12,000 or so are known to social services. This would, therefore, appear to indicate that many tens of thousands of people with a learning disability are living with family carers. 

Publication date: 13 March 2013

Business on Anglesey (BOA) offer bursary to SENRGy Research Students.

BOA is a network of SMEs who are based in Anglesey. They would like to provide a £3,000 bursary to a PhD student whose research will be of benefit to Anglesey's environment, economic or community development.

Publication date: 11 March 2013

Bangor Psychology Students 'Pitch' up just short after fantastic effort in Cardiff

Two teams of Consumer Psychology masters students went to Cardiff  recently to participate in the Chartered Institute of Marketing's "Pitch" competition. The teams were: "The Three Marketeers" (Jamie Muir, Will Morgan, Manuel Calatrava Conesa) and "The National Thrust" (James Gudgeon, James Gillespie, Bryan Walls).

Publication date: 6 March 2013

Prestigious visiting research scholarship awarded to Bangor philosopher

Dr Lucy Huskinson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Religion, has been awarded a prestigious Mythos grant of $4500 to further her research into the phenomenology of architecture and urban design at the Opus Archives and Research Center, in Santa Barbara, US.

Publication date: 6 March 2013

Social Sciences staff make a knowledge exchange visit to India

Staff from the School of Social Sciences accompanied a group from the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board on a knowledge exchange visit to India earlier this year.

Publication date: 6 March 2013