News: July 2019

Ellie has the winning formula!

Electronic Engineering student Ellie Frost is to receive a prestigious and highly valued Engineering Scholarship programme.

Ellie heard the news that she had been accepted on the Santander Universities Women in Engineering Scholarship Programme at a recent event at Silverstone. The successful students were announced by Santander UK’s CEO Nathan Bostock and ambassador Jenson Button at the 2019 Formula Student global competition.

Publication date: 29 July 2019

Lynx reintroduction research wins UK student award

A student whose research made national and international news has been awarded the first UK Masters Student of the Year Award by the FindAPhD website.

Thomas Ovenden, currently a PhD student at the University of Stirling, conducted his MSc in Environmental Forestry at Bangor University. His masters research project was on the potential to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx, a species extinct in Britain for over 1,000 years.

Publication date: 29 July 2019

Does Ellie have the winning formula?

Electonic Engineering student Ellie Frost is heading for Silverstone tomorrow (20 July) for the experience of a lifetime, as she attends an exclusive event at Silverstone with Santander executives and prominent figures from motorsport.

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Emma Watson

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Harry Riley

Publication date: 19 July 2019

The best of (pri)mates!

Four students who bonded over a shared passion for primates will all graduate together this week, having had an adventure-packed time during their undergraduate degrees at the School of Natural Sciences.

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Alumnus of the Year 2019

Bangor University has over 80,000 alumni living all over the world, working in every field and industry imaginable. The University is proud of the achievements of its former students and, to highlight this, every year the University’s Alumni Advisory Board chooses an Alumnus of the Year, honouring a graduate who has excelled in his or her field and has remained engaged with their alma mater. Previous Alumnus of the Year recipients include Gwilym Rees-Jones (Maths, 1963), Dr Ross Piper (Zoology, 1998) and Ray Footman (History & Philosophy, 1961).

Publication date: 16 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Elizabeth Crooks

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Graduation Profile - Mohammad Bazil Bin Mohd Shahriman

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Graduation Profile – Sam Hamill

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Identical Degrees for Identical Twins

They share the same DNA, the same features, the same love for Snowdonia, and this week, identical twin sisters from Wigan will graduate from Bangor University with identical Degrees.

Publication date: 15 July 2019

James maps his success after a year down under

After three years of study, and year’s work experienced in New Zealand, a Bangor University student graduated this week amongst lifelong friends.

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Trees spark ambition for busy Forestry entrepreneur!

A student who described herself as being a ‘nervous, shy and worried’ youngster when she first arrived at university says that, four years later, she’s leaving Bangor University as a ‘confident, ambitious forester and entrepreneur ready to take on the world’.

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Back-to-back heatwaves kill more than two-thirds of coral

Study shows severe loss of central Indian Ocean coral reefs between 2015 and 2017

By comparing reefs before and after two extreme heatwaves only 12 months apart, a collaborative team of researchers including scientists from Bangor’s School of Ocean Sciences found that living hard corals in the central Indian Ocean reduced by 70%. Despite this, their results suggest that some coral species are more resilient to rising temperatures, which offers hope for these vital habitats.

Publication date: 12 July 2019

How your choice of afternoon tipple could help save the rainforest

It’s the season for a cold afternoon ‘gin & tonic’ on ice. We may question the health impact of one too many, but what is the environmental footprint of that classically delicious aperitif? An international team of researchers teamed up with a pioneering distillery manager to answer this question in a study published in the scientific journal Environment International.

Publication date: 10 July 2019

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

Talking About the Real Lion King

With the release of the remake of Disney’s The Lion King approaching, Dr Graeme Shannon from the School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University looks at how the original film portrays the social behaviour of animals.

Publication date: 5 July 2019

Bangor foresters head to the Italian Alps

Forestry graduates and students from Bangor University experienced high quality alpine forestrt managements when they  visited the Piedmont region of Italy as part of a  recent foreign study tour.

Publication date: 1 July 2019