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£1.8m funding for large-scale online resource of contemporary Welsh language

As a leading authority on Welsh language technologies, Bangor University will be participating in a multi-institution project to develop the first mass corpus to capture and inform the past, present and future use of the Welsh language.

Publication date: 13 October 2015

A bold experiment in intergenerational care

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

Advances In The Study Of Bilingualism

New - Advances In The Study Of Bilingualism. This book provides a contemporary approach to the study of bilingualism. Find out more..

Publication date: 23 June 2014

Advocating for Children’s Rights @lleisiaubach

On Thursday the School of Education and Human Development hosted the Little Voices/Lleisiau Bach training day for practitioners, organised by Arwyn Roberts (Bangor) and Helen Dale (Swansea).

Publication date: 10 May 2019

A focus on wellbeing

This week our very own Dr Anne-Marie Smith was at the Cultural Education Research Initiative (CERI) conference in Liverpool, presenting some initial themes emerging from a collaborative research project on Wellbeing in Schools and Cultural Spaces. 

Publication date: 10 May 2019

A shared bond of success – mother and daughter graduate

One family’s link with the PJ Hall stage will continue this year, as a mother and daughter from Garndolbenmaen graduate during the week and in doing so, follow in the footsteps of the eldest daughter and sister who graduated from the University in 2016.

Publication date: 19 July 2018

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 academic wins Hugh Owen Medal

Professor Enlli Thomas, Professor and Director of Research and Impact, School of Education, Bangor University, has been awarded the Learned Society of Wales Hugh Owen Medal for contributions to educational research, in recognition of her expertise on the Welsh language, bilingualism, and studies into teaching, learning and using Welsh.

Publication date: 24 May 2019

Bangor Education Degree leads to further success for educational entrepreneur

The Winner of a national Entrepreneurial Award attributes her success to a Bangor University School of Education Masters course.

Ms Ayan Aliyeva, of Baku, Azerbaijan, has been awarded the British Council Entrepreneurial Alumni Award for Azerbaijan.

Publication date: 21 December 2018

Bangor joins global Microsoft trial

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 ranked above Manchester, Liverpool and others for student experience

Bangor University has been ranked 18th out of 111 UK universities for student experience, in a survey by the Times Higher Education group.

Publication date: 21 May 2014

Bangor’s elite athletes awarded Sports Scholarships

Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area.

Publication date: 9 December 2016

Bangor’s Santander Entrepreneurs

Carley Williams a student studying Product Design with Qualified Teacher Status will represent Bangor University in the UK round of the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards, having won Bangor University’s Competition. She will be joined by winning postgraduate student Hernan Diazgranados in the national competition later this year.

Publication date: 19 March 2015

Bangor’s Santander Entrepreneurs

Undergraduate student Catrin Hicks of Blaenau Ffestiniog and a team of postgraduate students have won the Bangor University round of the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards and will be representing Bangor at the UK round later this year.

Publication date: 25 March 2013

Bangor two in Santander Entrepreneurship Competition

Bangor University is well represented in the penultimate round of the 2018 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards taking place at Strathclyde University on 26th June.

Having been selected from undergraduate and graduate students competing at Bangor University recently, Tim Hunt and Joe Perkins are among 20 entrepreneurs to have made it through to the next round to pitch their ideas at the Regional Finals.

Publication date: 22 June 2018

Bangor University Alumnus Shares Story of His Epic Round of Wales Charity Odessey

On 26th July 2016, Bangor University Alumnus, Tom Davies left his home in Presteigne. Nine weeks later he arrived home, having walked the 1,100-mile perimeter of Wales, raising £6,700 for Alzheimer`s Society.

Publication date: 12 May 2017

Bangor University involved in accreditation of National School Leadership Programme

This week’s national day for the Newly Appointed and Acting  Headteachers Leadership Development Programme, which includes keynote inspirational speaker Sir John Jones, is the culmination of a term of firsts for the welsh education consortia.  This is the first national leadership development programme resulting from a collaboration of all four consortia, the first to successfully achieve programme validation through Accreditation Partners Bangor University and Yr Athrofa (University of Trinity Saint David) and the very first to be successfully endorsed by the recently established National Academy for Educational Leadership (NAEL).

Publication date: 8 November 2018

Bangor University launches Undergraduate Internship Scheme

Bangor University has launched an Undergraduate Internship Scheme aimed at providing opportunities to help enhance the employability of its students.

Publication date: 19 December 2012

Bangor University leads Welsh Universities in student satisfaction

Bangor University is top in Wales in the most recent measure of student satisfaction, and is in the top 10 of the UK’s best non-specialist universities, the traditional institutions who offer a broad range of subjects.  

The results are drawn from the National Student Survey, a poll of around half a million graduating students at each university in the UK, which provides the most comprehensive feedback on the student experience at each institution.

Publication date: 12 August 2014

Bangor University Lecturer selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert

Owen Davies from Bangor University’s School of Education has been recognized as a global leader in using technology to transform education and been named a Microsoft Innovative Educator(MIE) Expert, joining the more than 6,700 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide.

Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educators to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other as a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology.

Publication date: 3 October 2017

Bangor University maintains leadership position in Student Satisfaction

Bangor University again leads Welsh universities in the most recent measure of student satisfaction, and is among the top 10 of the UK’s best non-specialist universities, the traditional institutions who offer a broad range of subjects. 

Publication date: 12 August 2015

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 research informs national policy and provides the evidence base for Wales’ first Rural Education Action Plan

Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams has today (11/10/18) launched the Welsh Government’s new Rural Education Action Plan that introduces a range of initiatives and measures for educational improvements and experiences across rural school areas of Wales.

The action plan forms a pivotal part of the transformation reforms outlined in Education in Wales - Our national mission 2017-21 that sets out Welsh Government’s strategy on how they aim to improve the school system by 2021 and details activities which will transform policy into practices in our schools. The action plan draws upon evidence and recommendations made in a research report led by Gwilym Siôn ap Gruffudd of Bangor University’s School of Education and Human Development. The report: Rethinking Educational Attainment and Poverty- in Rural Wales (REAP) was commissioned by Regional Education Consortia ERW and GwE as a result of a competitive tender process.

Publication date: 11 October 2018

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 selected for Wales Rugby League squad

Wales Rugby League have confirmed their 20-man students’ squad in preparation for the forthcoming Four Nations tournament.

Publication date: 9 June 2016

Bangor University students get ready for the LifeStart challenge

Bangor University is one of only 12 universities taking part in LifeStart – a new challenge platform developed by Virgin Money and Virgin StartUp. LifeStart aims to help students find their edge and achieve greater career and financial success by helping them learn critical enterprise and financial skills through participation in prize-winning Challenges.

Publication date: 30 November 2017

Bangor University student shortlisted for national award

Bangor University’s Students’ Union Vice-President for Societies and Community Elect has been shortlisted for national award.

Publication date: 25 May 2016

Bangor University student to embark on kayak trip of a lifetime

A second-year product design student, adventure athlete and Christian from Bangor University has been selected to participate in the bi-annual British Universities Kayak Expedition (BUKE).

Publication date: 11 June 2019

Bangor University student wins national award

Bangor University’s Students’ Union Vice-President for Societies and Community Elect has won a national award.

Publication date: 13 June 2016

Bangor University to reward outstanding impact from its research and enterprise activities

Twelve projects at Bangor University have been shortlisted for the University’s third annual Impact and Innovation Awards 2015, supported by Santander Universities.

These prestigious awards at Bangor University recognise and celebrate the recent impact that the University’s research, innovation and enterprise activities have on the wider economy and society. This year, the University is also introducing a new award category, Outstanding Contribution to Wales, to recognise activities that have led to impact of national significance in Wales.

Publication date: 27 November 2015

Best UK radiography course tops University league table

Bangor University is listed as the best place to study Radiography according to the Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016. Bangor‘s Radiography students also had the best graduate prospects of any UK radiography graduates and the University was listed 3rd for radiography entry standards.

Bangor University also appears among the top 10 UK universities for a further five subjects. In addition to Radiography, these are Celtic Studies (Welsh) (2nd), Social Policy (2nd), Agriculture & Forestry (7th),Creative Writing (8th) and Education (10th).

Publication date: 28 September 2015

Bubble Challenge for Enterprise by Design

Enterprise by Design 2014 culminated recently with student teams pitching their ideas to a panel of judges and an invited audience. Dr Zigs Extraordinary Bubbles, a toy manufacturer based in north Wales set the challenge: design new packaging for their extraordinary toys.

Publication date: 2 May 2014

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

Climate Experts & Local School Children to discuss the Climate Emergency

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

Count us in

Mathematics is a natural part of our cultural heritage, so argues author Gareth Ffowc Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Education at Bangor University in his new book Count Us In.

Publication date: 8 February 2016

Design graduands make a show of themselves

Bangor’s graduating designers have exhibited their work in an end-of-year show.

Publication date: 17 June 2013

Designing for people living with dementia

For ten years, Enterprise by Design has worked with different companies across North Wales, mostly focused in the adventure tourism sector. This year, student teams had a rewarding and challenging brief over the 10 week process, creating memorable experiences for dementia visitors to North Wales.

This year’s finale, held in Pontio recently, saw a wide variety of product ideas from undergraduate teams made up across PsychologyComputer Science & Electronic EngineeringBusinessProduct DesignMusic & Media, and Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences. The goal for 2019’s team was to create a product or service that would make North Wales more memorable to dementia tourists.

Publication date: 24 May 2019

Design student destined for success

A Bangor University Product Design student is looking forward to start her career following her success at gaining a First Class degree. Ceri Mair Roberts from Abergele has also won the Lloyd Jones Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Publication date: 15 July 2015

Dinah’s fabulous achievement!

Bangor University’s innovative Peer Guiding scheme enables second and third year students to support new students. It has been running for over 20 years and is one of the
 ways in which the University ensures a supportive environment for its students.

Publication date: 29 April 2019

Employability Celebration Event success!

Huge congratulations to Claire Hodgkinson, Childhood and Youth Studies student, Year 3 on her Employability Nomination! Well done Claire!

Publication date: 3 May 2019

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

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grants awarded to College academics

The Director of Research is delighted to announce the success of several colleagues across the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences who have secured ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grants.

Publication date: 18 October 2016

F1 in Schools – Regional Final 2013

Bangor University’s School of Education hosted the North Wales F1 Regional Final recently.

Publication date: 20 February 2013

F1 in Schools – Regional Final 2015

Bangor University’s School of Education Product Design and Technology department hosted the North Wales F1 Regional Final recently. This popular Formula 1 challenge saw nine local secondary schools compete for places in the UK National Finals which will take place later on in March. If successful, they will then participate in the F1 in Schools World Finals 2015 which will be held in Singapore.

Publication date: 5 March 2015

Family tradition of studying at Bangor continues

A Meirionnydd student will continue the family tradition of a teaching career after graduating from Bangor University this week. Awel Pyrs Evans, 21, of Llanfachreth, Dolgellau received a BA Primary Education (QTS) degree after studying at the University’s School of Education.

Publication date: 15 July 2015

Financial incentives to attract new teachers extended

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

Free school meal funds help pay for school trips too – but self-imposed stigma stops parents claiming

Each and every one of us define success in our way. But in schools, it is mostly limited to a grading system, with pupils who achieve better marks considered to be more of a “success”. The barriers to this success are not just natural intelligence, or lack of hard work, however, they come from a variety of different places.

For our recently published study, we looked at how poverty and educational attainment are linked in rural Wales. We spoke to children, teachers and other key stakeholders to explore the problems that they experience and perceive. We also looked at national, regional and local plans and policies for combating poverty and increasing educational attainment in pupils.

This article by Gwilym Siôn ap Gruffudd, Lecturer/ Researcher in Education, School of Education and Human Development, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 6 September 2018

From retail invoices to Little Voices

Claire Hodgkinson had always dreamt of going to university but, upon completing her A-Levels over twenty years ago, she couldn’t see a career path forming in her mind’s eye and so, instead of arbitrarily choosing a subject area to follow for three years, she decided to sign up to a retail management programme instead.

Publication date: 17 July 2019

Fully funded +3 PhD in Bilingualism

Applications are invited for a three-year fully funded PhD studentship within the School of Education, Linguistics or Psychology at Bangor University. The studentship will commence from October 2016 and is funded through a combination of the ESRC Wales DTC and internal funding. The successful candidate will benefit from a rich inter-disciplinary environment sustained in the wake of the ESRC funded Centre for Research in Bilingualism which has now become a centre run by Bangor University. Bangor is a friendly and affordable university town, with good transport links, located in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

Publication date: 27 May 2016

Graduation 2014

Registration for the 2014 graduation ceremonies is now open.

Publication date: 12 March 2014

Graduation Profile: Celyne Rathod

Publication date: 17 July 2019

Hen Blant Bach nominated for International Film & Television Award

A programme, of which Bangor University was an integral part, has received international praise by reaching the 2018 New York Festivals International Film and Television Awards final.

Hen Blant Bach, a production by Darlun production company is nominated in the Community Portraits category. The series was a new factual format for S4C, and followed the social experiment which brought older people and nursery children together to share their day care.  The programmes documented the transformative positive effects that can be brought about by bringing these two groups together.

Publication date: 12 February 2018

Hen Blant Bach wins Silver in International Film & Television Award

A programme, of which Bangor University was an integral part, has won a Silver Award in the 2018 New York Festivals International Film and Television Awards.

Hen Blant Bach, a production by Darlun production company won the Award in the Community Portraits documentary category. The series was a new factual format for S4C, and followed the social experiment which brought older people and nursery children together to share their day care. The programmes documented the transformative positive effects that can be brought about by bringing these two groups together.

Publication date: 12 April 2018

Higher Education Academy Principal Fellowship

Dr Charles Buckley has been recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Publication date: 15 September 2014

How a farm boy from Wales gave the world pi

One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or “pi”, but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn’t come from Greece at all. It comes from the pen of an 18th century farmer’s son and largely self-taught mathematician from the small island of Anglesey in Wales. The Welsh Government has even renamed Pi Day (on March 14 or 3/14, which matches the first three digits of pi, 3.14) as “Pi Day Cymru”.

Publication date: 14 March 2016

How the ‘Santa lie’ helps teach children to be good little consumers

It’s that time of year – the season when parents, schools and retailers sell one of the most magical lies to children: Santa Claus. But far from being a harmless way to fire children’s imagination at Christmas, the “Santa lie” undermines children’s understanding of the world, their savviness and their real imagination in favour of wrapping them up in cotton wool and consumerism.

This article by Anne-Marie Smith, and Nia Youngboth of the School of Education was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 20 December 2016

How to achieve the best outcomes in bilingual education

With this years’ National Literacy and Numeracy tests for primary school children aged 6-14 across Wales just about complete, experts will be discussing the best way to educate children in a bilingual setting at a major international conference on Bilingualism in Education and will be making recommendations on how to ensure that the highest standards are achieved by children in all of their languages.

Bangor University is hosting the International Conference on Bilingualism in Education June 10th – 12th 2016.  This event, sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, draws together researchers and practitioners from a range of countries to discuss developments and best practice in bilingualism in education. 

Publication date: 31 May 2016

How to achieve the best outcomes in bilingual education

With this years’ National Literacy and Numeracy tests for primary school children aged 6-14 across Wales just about complete, experts will be discussing the best way to educate children in a bilingual setting at a major international conference on Bilingualism in Education and will be making recommendations on how to ensure that the highest standards are achieved by children in all of their languages.

Bangor University is hosting the International Conference on Bilingualism in Education June 10th – 12th 2016.  This event, sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, draws together researchers and practitioners from a range of countries to discuss developments and best practice in bilingualism in education. 

Publication date: 6 June 2016

Independent research programme will evaluate the Welsh Medium Education Strategy

A research team that includes three lecturers from the School of Education has won a £275,000 tender from the Welsh Government towards an evaluation of the initial development of the Welsh Medium Education Strategy launched in April 2010.

Publication date: 17 December 2012

Inspiring Research

Several of the poems in Siôn Aled’s new collection, Meirioli, were inspired by his experiences while conducting research with the School of Education at Bangor University into the factors influencing school pupils’ social use of Welsh.

Publication date: 3 August 2018

Institute of Physics Conference 2012

The annual Institute of Physics Conference will be held on the 19th June 2012.

Publication date: 23 May 2012

Interested in becoming a teacher? Up to £15,000 training bursary available!

Training bursaries available for September 2012. Apply now.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Introducing ‘Active Support’ for pupils with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism to local teachers

125 staff from Antur Waunfawr, Ysgol Hafod Lon and Ysgol Pendalar joined with academic staff from Bangor University’s School of Education and Human Sciences recently for a training event providing an introduction to ‘Active Support’. 

Publication date: 12 September 2019

Introducing the new Head of School

Professor Enlli Môn Thomas has been announced as the new Head of Bangor University’s School of Education.

Publication date: 23 February 2015

Investigating vital issues for the future of the Welsh language

A new research project is underway which will investigate why children who are attending Welsh-language schools may be reluctant to use the language outside of school. The research will be conducted by Dr Siôn Aled Owen based at Bangor University.

Publication date: 28 May 2014

Isle of Man student offered scholarship to study in the USA

A Bangor University student has won a 2015/16 Ella Olesen scholarship to spend a year at the University of Idaho in the USA.

Publication date: 22 April 2015

“Is there a will or a way?”

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

Leading design ‘fixer’ among those at Bangor Design Conference

An innovative and inspirational Product Design Conference will bring some of the best leaders and thinkers in the field of Design and Manufacturing together at Bangor University on June 7th 2017.

The conference, which is organised by the University’s School of Education and is in its third year, will include talks by award winning product design engineer Jude Pullen from the BBC series ‘The Big Life Fix’ and Fred Manson (International company, Thomas Hetherwicks). Also, sharing their experiences at the conference will be Bangor University design graduates, Ed Beardsley and Hugh Smith, who are both currently working in the industry. The conference will conclude with the official opening of the Degree Show which will showcase the work of current Bangor design students.

Publication date: 24 May 2017

Leading design ‘fixer’ among those at Bangor Design Conference

An innovative and inspirational Product Design Conference will bring some of the best leaders and thinkers in the field of Design and Manufacturing together at Bangor University on June 7th 2018.

Publication date: 18 May 2018

Local graduate achieves Education Degree

Proud of realising what hard work can achieve, a future teacher from Anglesey receives a 2:1 degree from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 19 July 2013

Local students awarded for their contribution to university life

Two local students have won Peer Guide Awards at Bangor University this year.

Bangor University’s innovative Peer Guiding scheme enables second and third year students to support new students. It has been running for over 20 years and is one of the ways in which the University ensures a supportive environment for its students.

Publication date: 26 March 2019

MA Education Studies

New intake starts soon but some places are still available.

Publication date: 11 September 2018

Making A Difference To Children’s Lives

During Easter 2012, a team of past and present Childhood Studies students from the School of Education at Bangor University will visit Oradea in Romania for ten days, in partnership with a Romanian charity, People2People.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Making maths engaging with Brunel

Trainee teachers were fortunate enough to receive a visit from engineering icon Isambard Kingdom Brunel earlier this semester.

Well, that isn’t quite true: Isambard Kingdom Brunel is the alter ego of highly respected mathematics teacher Peter Ransom, who was guest lecturer for the day as the PGCE Mathematics cohort prepared for their second period of school experience.

Publication date: 2 June 2015

Meet us in Canada!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting Canada in February and March to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK. 

Publication date: 20 February 2015

Meet us in Canada!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting Canada in September and October to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK. 

Publication date: 10 September 2015

Meet us in Canada!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting Canada in September and October to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 7 September 2016

Meet us in Canada this February/March

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting Canada in February and March to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 14 January 2014

Meet us in Canada this March

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting Canada in March to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 25 February 2013

Meet us in Hong Kong and Brunei!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting Hong Kong and Brunei in August to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 20 July 2015

Meet us in India!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting India in May to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 30 April 2015

Meet us in India – January / February

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting India between 28th of January and 7th of February to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 14 January 2013

Meet us in India this November!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting India between 12th and 21st November to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Science degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 6 November 2014

Meet us in New York and Canada this September

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting New York and Canada in September to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 13 August 2013

Meet us in NYC and Canada this September/October!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting NYC and Canada between 22nd September and 5th October to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Science degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 27 August 2014

Meet us in Thailand!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting Thailand in January to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK. 

Publication date: 20 January 2016

Meet us in Thailand!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting Thailand in June to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 2 June 2015

Minister to Lecture at Bangor

Leighton Andrews AM, the newly appointed Minister for Public Services in the Welsh Government will be at Bangor University on Thursday 2 October.

Publication date: 24 September 2014

Mohawk visitors share experience of indigenous language revitalisation

Two visitors from the Mohawk Tribe from Ontario, Canada, visited Bangor University recently to learn about the University’s research in the field of minority languages and to share their own experiences.  The researchers and teachers had several visits with key people at the University and in the region.

Publication date: 15 May 2015

MPhil Scholarship for top childhood studies graduate

Eleanor Morsman who graduated from Bangor University’s School of Education in July with first class honours in childhood studies and was jointly awarded the Gowbr Cronfa Normal Prize for the student with the highest marks in education has just been awarded a scholarship to study for an MPhil   on ‘The Best Model of Pedagogy for Initial Teacher Education and Training in the Primary Education sector’.

Publication date: 15 August 2014

Multidisciplinary innovation in Adventure Tourism at Bangor University: bringing wellness to North Wales

Enterprise by Design is back for its 7th annual competition for 2018, and the winning team has just been awarded a cheque for £2,500. The challenge brings students from the areas of Psychology, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Business, Product Design, and Creative Studies and Media to work together in multidisciplinary teams. Their goal is to create a product or service for local businesses over an 8-week period.

Publication date: 23 March 2018

Owen Davies, Lecturer at the School of Education and Human Development flying our flag at Microsoft's 5th annual E2 in Paris

Owen was selected  to participate in Microsoft's 5th annual E2in Paris on April 2 – 4, 2019. 

Publication date: 29 April 2019

Pioneering Teacher Education partnership launched in North Wales

Bangor University and the University of Chester are delighted with the announcement today that their proposed new courses for Initial Teacher Education, which will be delivered from 2019 onwards, have been accredited by Welsh Government.

Publication date: 29 June 2018

Primary Education students get to grips with Chinese culture

First year students on the BA Primary Education programme have been given a unique introduction to Chinese culture, thanks to Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.

Publication date: 7 March 2014

Primary Education students prepare for Ghana visit

Two Bangor University students are appealing for donations in advance of their trip to volunteer in Ghana.

Publication date: 11 April 2016

Prize-winning children’s rights champion graduates

Inspired by a government schools inspector to pursue higher education, a mother-of-two childcare practitioner has successfully combined family life and full-time study to graduate from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 21 July 2017

Prize winning Mother graduates

After three years of hard work, an award-winning student graduated from Bangor University week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prize-winning product designer graduates

A talented, prize-winning designer graduates from Bangor University this week thanks to the support from his mum.

Publication date: 17 July 2014

Prof Anwei Feng: Key-Note Speech at International Conference, and More

Prof. Anwei Feng forges further links with China.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Professor Appointed to Welsh Language Partnership Council

Professor Enlli Thomas, Head of the School of Education has been appointed a member of the new Welsh Language Partnership Council by Alun Davies, Welsh Government Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language.

The Council was established under Section 149 of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 and its primary role is to give advice and make representations to the Welsh Ministers in relation to Welsh Language matters. The period of the first Welsh language Partnership Council came to an end on 31 March 2017.

Publication date: 3 July 2017

REF 2014: School research 2nd in UK for impact

Research submitted by Bangor University’s School of Education has contributed positively to the University’s success in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for the Modern Languages and Linguistics Unit of Assessment.

Publication date: 19 December 2014

Research helps net £90 million for schools

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.  Educationalistspsychologistssocial 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

Research in Education: a Conference for Teachers

This year the School of Education will be hosting a one-day conference to discuss research conducted by staff, students and teachers relating to current themes within education. 

Publication date: 23 October 2015

Research partnership projects under the spotlight

Some exciting projects involving Bangor University academics working in partnership with communities, charities, government bodies, and businesses – both local and international – are being highlighted at Bangor University this Friday (8 December).

In all, seventeen of 52 projects funded through an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Impact Acceleration Account at Bangor University are featured at the event.

Publication date: 7 December 2017

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 of Education Design Show (05/06/13-07/06/13)

The School of Education will hold a BSc degree exhibition in June.

Publication date: 30 May 2013

Students congratulated on a successful Eisteddfod

Students from the University have been congratulated for their active and very successful participation in this year’s recent Urdd Eisteddfod.

Publication date: 7 June 2017

Students create exclusive jewellery range

An exclusive range of high quality jewellery by design students at Bangor University is currently on sale at MOSTYN in Llandudno.

The contemporary art gallery has worked with BSc Product Design degree course staff and students on a design project to create the range of jewellery items suitable for the MOSTYN shop. 

Publication date: 26 October 2018

Teachers in Wales are a class act, says Education Minister Kirsty Williams

The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, has been travelling across Wales over the past few weeks, hearing from trainee teachers what attracted them to a career at the front of the classroom. Her latest stop saw her visit Bangor University recently, where she met with staff members and students from the School of Education and Human Development and held a Q&A session on the Welsh Government’s latest recruitment campaign for teaching, Teach in Wales.

Publication date: 7 June 2019

Teacher Training Salaries of up to £15,000 for Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Students

Graduates enrolling on the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Education) programme could be eligible for training bursaries of up to £15,000.

Publication date: 22 March 2013

Tears and laughter as young and old share experiences

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

The Toddlers who took on Dementia

“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

The Ugly Foods Shop pop up success

‘The Ugly Foods Shop’ managed and run by Bangor University students for the last four weeks has been a great success.

Publication date: 30 March 2015

Train to Teach - Information Seminar

Find out more about a career as a secondary school teacher during our Information Seminar where tutors from the Secondary Teacher Training team will be on hand to answer your queries.

Publication date: 11 February 2015

Train to Teach - Information Seminar

On 3rd of December come to the Alun Building to find out more about a career as a secondary school teacher during our Information Seminar where tutors from the Secondary Teacher Training team will be on hand to answer your queries. 

Publication date: 13 November 2014

Transforming education in Wales in partnership with the Welsh Government

Welsh Government has identified the need to recruit and retain inspirational leaders in order to deliver its educational mission. As a result, a clear pathway for developing leadership from middle leaders to executive headteachers has been devised. 

Bangor University and University Wales Trinity Saint David’s (Yr Athrofa) won the tender to accredit the National Consortia’s Leadership programmes, with teachers having the opportunity to gain accreditation ranging from a PGCert through to a doctoral qualification. 

Publication date: 15 November 2018

Two firsts for School of Education as international students celebrate success

2012 ended on a high for the School of Education as two international students became the first students to complete their respective degrees.

Publication date: 8 February 2013

University experts welcome moves to counter child hunger

Bangor University education experts have welcomed initiatives such as Flintshire County Council’s Holiday Hunger Programme, which seek to address poverty related hunger out of school term times.

Recent research by Bangor University on the effects of poverty on children’s academic achievement in rural schools in Wales has revealed that hunger was affecting children’s concentration levels at primary schools in particular and that this lessened to a degree at secondary schools.

Publication date: 13 August 2018

Volunteers honoured by Urdd Award

Bryn Thomas, a lecturer at Bangor University's School of Education, along with his wife, Marian Thomas, are to be awarded the John and Ceridwen Hughes Medal 2012 tonight (Thursday, 7 June) at the Urdd Eisteddfod Pavilion at Glynllifon.

Publication date: 7 June 2012

Welsh learners to have new ‘app’ this autumn

As Welsh learners head to the classroom for a new term of Welsh lessons this autumn, whether absolute beginners, or returners, they’ll be pleased to hear that there will soon to be a new ‘app’ especially for them.

Publication date: 19 August 2014

Welsh Minister of Education & Skills visits Bangor University

The Welsh Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis AM, visited Bangor University today. Mr Lewis visited both the ‘North and Mid Wales Centre of Teacher Education’ based at the School of Education and the School of Psychology’s ‘Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice’ (CMRP).

Publication date: 4 June 2015

We need your Welsh!

Work to capture everyday words and phrases used by Welsh speakers is about to get underway with the launch of a specially designed app.

Welsh speakers from all walks of life will be able to record their conversations to form part of the Corpws Cenedlaethol Cymraeg Cyfoes (CorCenCC) project...

Publication date: 15 February 2017

Would-be entrepreneur gains valuable skills and a prize

Thomas Richardson of Anderton, Northwich in Cheshire, who has graduated from Bangor University with a BSc degree in Product Design and was shocked, but also proud and grateful to learn that he had been awarded the Normal Prize at the University.

Publication date: 15 July 2015

Writing Academic Essays and Dissertations – workshops for MA Education Studies students

The School of Education will be conducting a series of tailor-made workshops for students on the MA Education Studies programme throughout March, designed to provide support and guidance on how to write academic essays and dissertations.

Publication date: 31 January 2013

Young designers get opportunity to exhibit their work

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