Latest Graduation News and Profiles

Graduation Profile: Mbivnjo Etheldreda Leinyuy

Publication date: 13 December 2019

Sacrifice leads to success

A clinical nurse specialist from Kenya graduates with distinction from Bangor University this week.

Bernard Ojiambo Okeah, 32, from Busia, Kenya graduated with an MSc Public Health & Health Promotion degree feeling “genuinely proud of this achievement”.

Publication date: 13 December 2019

Dr Ephraim Kisangala – the Bangor graduate prescribing dignity to Ugandan refugees

A student whose work attracted the interest of the HRH Duchess of Sussex earlier in the year, graduated from Bangor University this week.

Dr Ephraim Kisangala, 30, from Kampala in Uganda, a fully-funded Commonwealth Scholar received an MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion with distinction. He is a qualified medical doctor who holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Kampala International University.

Publication date: 13 December 2019

Determined to pursue the dream – Jade graduates as First Class midwife

Despite having always wanted to be a midwife, circumstances got in the way and Jade Parsons was forced to put her dreams on hold.

Leaving school aged sixteen with no qualifications and becoming pregnant soon after meant that Jade, from Holywell, had to devote all her time and energy on raising her young family.

Publication date: 13 December 2019

Graduation Profile – Alec Jukes

Alec is 23 and from Morfa Nefyn graduating from: MSc in Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics (with Distinction).

Publication date: 12 December 2019

The psychology of success – how Yang Li’s research broke new ground

December has been an incredibly special month for one Chinese student, not only has her research been published in a prestigious journal, but she also received her PhD during the Bangor University winter graduation ceremonies.

After graduating with a degree in English Language and Literature in China, Yang Li, 31 from Henan Province, originally dreamt of becoming an English language teacher. After studying for both her postgraduate degrees in the UK, one in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and the second in Linguistics, she developed an interest in psychology

Publication date: 12 December 2019

Young Stroke Survivor Graduates

A determined young stroke survivor graduated with an MSc Principles of Neuropsychology degree at Bangor University’s winter graduation ceremonies.

Mother of two, Nicola Brown, 36, from Llanberis, was diagnosed with dyslexia aged 12, and began having seizures in her sleep when she was 17; suffering a stroke when she was just 24 years old. Left partially sighted, and losing her ability to recall information accurately, Nicola persevered with her strong ambitions, and overcame these challenges using assistive technology. 

Publication date: 12 December 2019

Graduation Profile: Ann-Sophie Warkentin

Ann-Sophie Warkentin, 25, from Bad Bramstedt – Germany, came to Bangor to earn her MScRes in Biological Sciences and BSc in Zoology with Animal Behaviour

Publication date: 12 December 2019