Graduation News and Profiles: July 2015

European Champion Rafter becomes a Doctor

A student who began white water rafting at Bangor University, and has represented Great Britain in the sport, has also just added to her degrees from Bangor University.

Publication date: 24 July 2015

12 Medical Sciences Graduates Make History

On Friday 17th July 2015 twelve Bangor University students will be the first to graduate from the pioneering BMedSci Medical Sciences programme developed by the School of Medical Sciences, the University’s youngest academic department.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Determined student overcomes cancer to graduate

Inspirational Creative Technologies graduate Ronald Rodriguez Winter (Ronnie) has battled cancer to graduate from Bangor University with a First Class degree. To add to his achievements he has also been awarded the Jane Rudall Prize in recognition of his determination and effort in pursuing his studies.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Fantastic Finnish opportunity for Charlotte

A talented Bangor University student with a keen interest in the environment has recently began a PhD at Helsinki University. Charlotte Angove, 22, from Rawcliffe, York, received a Master of Marine Biology degree (MMBiol) after studying for four years at the School of Ocean Sciences.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

First Class celebration for Clearing student Cyan

A Master of Chemistry student who came to Bangor University through Clearing is graduating this week with a First Class degree. Cyan Abigail Williams from Dunmow in Essex is also celebrating as she has been accepted to pursue a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

First in her family to graduate thanks role model mum

Zoology graduate Alexandra Harvey from Stroud, Gloucestershire, has become the first person in her family to graduate from university - and has done so with a First Class Honours degree.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Juggling self-employment and studying paid off for talented future geoscientist

A self-employed dressage rider and horse trainer who juggled working whilst studying, graduates from Bangor University this week. After studying for four years at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bonita Barrett-Crosdil, 22, from Pulborough, West Sussex graduated with a MOcean Geological Oceanography

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Keeping it in the family

Three members of a Kuwaiti family graduate with pride from Bangor University this week. Aqeel and Mohammad Hamoud and Duhar Al-Etabi from Kuwait came to study for a BEng in Electronic Engineering, had mixed emotions about their three years at Bangor coming to an end. 

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Prize Winners 2015

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Prizewinning student lands Graduate Research Engineer job at Jaguar Land Rover

Inspired by the real world problems engineers face on a daily basis, a prizewinning student graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Stephanie en route to dream career

A north Wales student who is well on the way on her “dream career” path after securing a temporary role at Chester Zoo graduates from Bangor University this week. Stephanie Davies, 27, from Connah’s Quay, Flintshire studied at the University’s School of Biological Sciences for three years and graduated with a first-class BSc Zoology with Herpetology degree.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Back to school for aspiring teacher Kerry

It’s back to school for one Bangor University graduate as she heads to London to work at an international summer school. Days after graduating with a 2:1 in Law with French, Kerry Westgate will take up the role of Activity Leader with Embassy Summer, a UK-wide summer school scheme for international students wishing to learn or improve their English.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Cricieth amateur brewer graduates

A local electrical engineer whose research sought to explain the phenomena behind the increasing popularity of the craft brewing industry in north Wales graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Exciting career in marketing ahead for Timur

A thirst for knowledge saw a Russian-born student work hard to graduate from Bangor University this week. Timur Pavlivskiy, 22, from Saint-Petersburg, Russia graduated with a joint LLB Law and Business degree after studying at the School of Law and Bangor Business School.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

From Bondi Beach to Bangor: “the best decision I ever made!”

A Kilkenny girl whose dream to study Law took her from Australia to Wales is celebrating after achieving her life-long ambition. Belinda Bambrick, a former pupil of Yates College, Waterford, was living and working in Sydney when she decided the time was right to pursue a Law degree.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

From Nurse to Doctor

Charlotte Hillier will be graduating from Bangor University this week for the third time as she is awarded a PhD in Management Studies.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Graduate Andra looks forward to a life of crime

Many Law students undertake office-based placements during their degrees, but for one Bangor University student, that wasn’t quite hands-on enough. Andra Filimon completed two internships with the Homicide Department of the Romanian police, where she reconstructed a crime scene, questioned a defendant and facilitated communication with London’s Metropolitan Police.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Great future ahead for Ana

Four years of hard work has “fully paid off” for a Romanian-born Bangor University student who now “feels confident” that her “future will turn out great”.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

“Life-changing”: Ashley overcomes anxiety to pursue barrister dream

A Bangor University student who was diagnosed with anxiety during her second year of study has overcome her condition to graduate with a degree in Law and Criminology. Anxiety often leaves Ashley Covill, from Manchester, feeling insecure and low in self-confidence, making even simple tasks like socialising overwhelming.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Moot champion Aaron wins £3,000 scholarship to fund barrister dream

A Bangor University Law graduate has been awarded a £3,000 scholarship to train as a barrister thanks to his superb courtroom skills. Aaron Clegg, from Oldham, who graduates this week with a First Class Honours degree, was one of only four candidates to be awarded BPP Law School’s 4x4 Advocacy Award.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Scholarship winner Miriam proves her excellence

A Warminster student who was awarded a £3,000 scholarship to study Law at Bangor University has been recognised for excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Not only is 21-year-old Miriam Mbah graduating with First Class Honours degree, but earlier this year she was awarded the University’s Employability Excellence prize in recognition of her commitment to improving her career prospects.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Top of the class: Mature student Bryn discovers hidden talents

A mature student from Anglesey who left school with just a handful of “poor GCSE results” has finished top of his class at Bangor University. 43-year-old Bryn Moore, who left school at 16, graduates this week with First Class Honours in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the top marks in his year at the School of Social Sciences.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Catrin is a ‘First Class’ mum

An inspirational young mum who juggled a degree with childcare and a part-time job is celebrating this week as she graduates from Bangor University with First Class Honours. Catrin Nia Hughes, from Llangefni, was working as an assistant manager for Spar when she decided the time was right for a career change.

Publication date: 15 July 2015

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

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

First-class masters for Ryan

A Bangor University student graduates this week after four years of hard work, satisfied with the fact that choosing Bangor was “the best choice” he has ever made. Ryan Doggart, 22, from Belfast graduated with a first-class Masters of Environmental Science degree after four years of study at the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography.

Publication date: 15 July 2015

From college students to university graduates: four friends celebrate another milestone together

A group of students who made the transition from college to university together are celebrating another milestone in their friendship this week as they graduate from Bangor University. Gwenno Williams, Nia Gwynedd, Medi Griffiths and Catrin Williams became firm friends as students on the Business Studies A-Level at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, Pwllheli.

Publication date: 15 July 2015

HND takes Dyfan from redundancy to a promising new career

An Anglesey man who was made redundant is celebrating the start of a new career in accountancy after graduating from Bangor University. When Dyfan Phipps, from Benllech, lost his job with payroll company McKesson in 2011, he decided to return to education and pursue his life-long interest in business and finance.

Publication date: 15 July 2015

Merseyside conservationist graduates with pride

Inspired by the sheer beauty of Snowdonia and its surrounding area, a keen conservationist graduates from Bangor University this week. Former Carmel Sixth Form College student, Christopher Glass, 21, from Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, graduated with a first class BSc Geography degree after three years of study at the University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy).

Publication date: 15 July 2015

Prizewinning talented musician overwhelmed with joy at graduation

A Bulgarian student who broke with the family tradition of a career in engineering and construction graduated with a first-class honours Music Technology and Electronics degree from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 15 July 2015

Talented Anglesey-born choir leader and singer graduates

After a rollercoaster three-year journey and initially feeling out of his depth, a talented Anglesey-born student graduated with confidence at Bangor University this week. Former Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones pupil, Kiefer Jones, 22, from Amlwch, received a first-class BMus Music degree. 

Publication date: 15 July 2015

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

Zambian student ambassador celebrates graduation

An international student from Zambia is celebrating graduating from Bangor University with a Master of Environmental Management degree.

Publication date: 15 July 2015

An award and a degree for Bala student

After an incredible three years, a former Ysgol Y Berwyn, Bala pupil will receive a first class degree during the celebratory graduation ceremonies at Bangor University this week. Not only will Anna Prysor Jones, 20, from Arenig, Bala graduate with BA Welsh and Welsh History degree, but she will also receive the Blanche Elwy Hughes Prize of £100.

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Better late than never!

Lowri Mererid from Botwnnog is graduating with a First Class degree from the School of Welsh

Lowri is a familiar face to many in Wales, after spending nearly twenty years singing as a member of Bryn Fon a'r Band, as well as acting.

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Enthusiastic prize winning languages student graduates

A Bangor University Excellence Scholarship winner will graduate with a first class degree in French and Italian this week.

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Entrepreneurial mum graduates with pride

Local mum of three, Carol Mead, achieved a lifetime achievement and graduated with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Fflur gains first class honours and the University's top prize

Fflur Elin from Tonyrefail is the winner of the Dr John Robert Jones Prize in the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology this year. This is one of Bangor University's main prizes and is given to the best graduates in their field of study.

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Memorial Prize achievement for Fine Art student

A mature student is celebrating this week having won a prestigious award for her degree. BA Fine Art student Sarah Whiteside has won the Dr Barbara Saunderson Memorial Prize for Fine Art 2015. 

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Mixing with film stars and a life- changing 48 hours in New York for Bangor Student

A Bangor University graduate HanJie Chow has been mixing with stars and experienced a life-changing 48 hours during his ‘year abroad’ as part of his studies at Bangor University.

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Prizewinning student graduates

A talented, hardworking student graduates this week after “three fantastic years at Bangor University”.

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Bolton student first to graduate in her family

The first member of a Bolton family to go onto higher education feels ‘amazing’ as she graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Bright Future after a difficult childhood

A student has overcome extreme childhood hardships to graduate from Bangor University with a degree in Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology. 32 year old Liverpudlian Louise Brinton, now settled in north Wales, now hopes to eventually become a Clinical Psychologist and to help others.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

First Class student overcomes health problems to graduate

A Psychology student who credits Bangor University for ‘taking a chance’ on her is graduating with a First Class Honours degree.

Ashleigh Johnstone from Douglas on the Isle of Man has battled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since high school and her health issues meant that she struggled with her GCSE and A Level exams. But despite setbacks, Ashleigh aspired to study at university.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Mindfulness changed my life

Two Bangor University graduates are experiencing a new way of life thanks to the Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice at the University. After graduating in mindfulness related subjects, Jane Brendgen and Jean Nash are embarking on new ventures in Mindfulness. 

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Mixing with film stars and a life- changing 48 hours in New York for Bangor Student

A Bangor University graduate HanJie Chow has been mixing with stars and experienced a life-changing 48 hours during his ‘year abroad’ as part of his studies at Bangor University.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Three years of work and study pays off for hard-working Jake

Not everyone could cope with working full-time alongside studying for a degree, even fewer would be able to travel the world and fit in some voluntary work on top; but one dynamic Bangor University student did, and he graduates this week.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

100% employability for graduating radiography students

Final year Radiography students who are graduating from Bangor University this week have all secured employment at various health boards in England and Wales.

Publication date: 11 July 2015

Determined carer graduates for the second time with pride

Caring for an elderly relative whilst working part-time is quite a task, but to do this whilst concurrently studying for a degree is quite remarkable. A Bangor University student has succeeded against the odds to work, care and study and graduates this week. 

Publication date: 11 July 2015

Bangor University Honours Awarded during Graduation Week

Two cousins who both in the music business received honours together at Bangor University graduation ceremonies this year (11-17 July 2015).

Rock musician and Super Furry Animals member, Gruff Rhys from Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens both received Honorary Fellowships at Bangor University.

Publication date: 10 July 2015