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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

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

Academic career beckons Emma

A local Bangor University student is well on her way to a career in academia after receiving her postgraduate degree at the winter graduation ceremony recently.

Former Ysgol Tryfan pupil, Emma Sara Hughes, 22, from Bangor graduated with a MRes Management with Accounting degree from the Bangor Business School.

Publication date: 17 December 2015

A Degree and an Award for Llio

Bangor University student will be celebrating this week by graduating with first class honours and also winning an award for her hard work.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

A Degree and an Award for Toghrul

Bangor University student will be celebrating this week by graduating with a first class Master’s degree and also winning an award for his hard work. Toghrul Sharifzade, 22, from Baku, Azerbaijan is graduating this week with an MSc in International Finance from Bangor Business School as well as receiving the award for Best Performance in Banking and Finance.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

Adiós Bangor, Hola Seville

A Bangor University student who has set her sights on running her own language school in Spain is a step closer to realising her dream after graduating this week. Elise Davies, 22, from Bristol graduated with a BA honours degree in French and Spanish after four years of “endless opportunities and experiences.”

Publication date: 12 July 2016

A family affair

13 July will be a special day for one family from Garndolbenmaen this year as a mother and daughter take part in the same degree ceremony. Stepping onto the stage to be presented with her degree in Welsh will be Margiad Elen Lloyd Dobson, 21. On the same stage will be her mother, Bethan, who will recite a poem written by the late Emeritus Professor Gwyn Thomas, ‘Y Coleg ar y Bryn / The College on a Hill’.

Publication date: 13 July 2016

A first class degree for Llŷn student

After an incredible three years, a former Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor student will receive a first class degree during the celebratory graduation ceremonies at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Agricultural Student of the Year Graduates

A Bangor University student graduating this week will never forget the amazing feeling of receiving his degree results.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Alumnus of the Year 2017

Every year Bangor University’s Alumni Advisory Board considers candidates and advises the University on an Alumnus of the Year award. The award recognises outstanding achievement by a Bangor graduate in his/her chosen field, particularly highlighting those who retain an active association with the University after graduation.

Bangor University was proud to present Ray Footman with 2017’s Alumnus of the Year award during graduation week. 

Publication date: 21 July 2017

Alumnus of the Year 2018

Every year Bangor University’s Alumni Advisory Board considers candidates and advises the University on an Alumnus of the Year award. Bangor University was proud to present Gwilym Rees-Jones with 2018’s Alumnus of the Year award during graduation week. 

Publication date: 18 July 2018

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

American media student receives PhD

An American study abroad student who fell in love with north Wales received her PhD at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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

Anglesey student lands Translation job before graduating

An Anglesey student has begun a full-time post as a Translator for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board at Ysbyty Gwynedd before graduating!

Publication date: 17 July 2017

Applying to Bangor was a First-Class decision for Rebecca

Scrolling through her social media feed, Rebecca Holian, saw a life changing post that enabled her dream to come true.

Publication date: 19 July 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

Aspiring solicitor overcomes disability to graduate with Law degree

A Bangor University law student graduated this week after three years of ‘hard graft’ and coping with an eye disability.

Christian Bolton-Edenborough, 22, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire graduated with an LLB Law degree and feels grateful for all the support he has had from his parents during a very difficult second year of his degree.


Publication date: 11 July 2016

A taxing time ahead of Business graduate Ross

When Ross Starkie, from Poynton, was preparing to apply to university, he had a very specific career in mind: accounting.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Auf Wiedersehen Rebecca

A modern languages student graduates from Bangor University this week and will soon be heading to Zurich to teach English.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Au revoir to prizewinning Bangor University languages graduate

The last four years have “gone too quickly” says one Bangor University student graduating this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Award winning student graduates

"It was purely by chance that I came to Bangor, and as a result I have just experienced the happiest three years of my life.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Award-winning student on her way to a PhD

Hard work and determination has paid off for a Bangor University student who graduates this week, scooping an award in the process. Ho Phuong Lan Dang, 23, from Tra Bong Khoi Nghia, Quang Ngai Town, Vietnam graduated with an MA in Finance with distinction from Bangor Business School

Publication date: 15 December 2016

A week of graduation celebration at Bangor University

Publication date: 17 July 2017

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

Bangor Breeds Creativity – Graduate’s dissertation to be broadcast on BBC Radio Stoke

A talented Bangor University student graduates this week having not only achieved the award for best overall academic performance in the School of Creative Studies and Media, his dissertation project, a satirical radio show with an accompanying critique, was such outstanding work, it will be broadcast on BBC local radio in September.

Publication date: 16 July 2018

Bangor graduate designs power pack for third world countries

A Bangor University student who has spent the last six months working on designs for a power pack for Third World countries graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 18 July 2014

Bangor graduate joins Cheshire solicitors as Paralegal

A Bangor University student graduating this week is feeling happy having had an amazing three years at university. Former Yale College student, Keira Jayne Hand, 21, from Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, will be graduating with a first class LLB Law degree

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Bangor graduate lands place on the Teach First programme

Three years of hard work have paid off for a Bangor University English Literature student who graduates this week.

Publication date: 19 July 2018

Bangor student graduates with ‘dream degree’

A passionate urban conservationist graduated from Bangor University with his “dream degree” this week. Former Sparsholt College student, Macauly Gatenby, 22, from Portsmouth graduated with a BSc Zoology with Conservation degree after studying at the University’s School of Biological Sciences.

Publication date: 14 July 2016

Bangor Student lands top job at the Co-operative Bank

Initiative has paid off for a Bangor University student who has recently secured a job at The Co-operative Bank in Manchester after impressing bosses during work experience.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Bangor University announces Honorary Fellows for 2016

The highest-ranked female in the British Armed forces, an international rugby referee and an opera singer are among those receiving Honorary Fellowships at Bangor University (11-15 July).

Major General Susan Ridge, Director General Army Legal Services, was appointed to the rank in 2015, becoming the highest ranking female within the British Armed Forces. She is in charge of 130 lawyers. Susan Ridge graduated from Bangor University with a History degree in 1984.  She is to receive an Honorary Fellowship for services to Law.

Nigel Owens, widely regarded as one of the best rugby referees in the world, is to be honoured for his services to rugby.

Elin Manahan-Thomas, the leading British soprano of her generation will also receive an Honorary Fellowship for her services to music.

These three individuals are among 14 new Honorary Fellowships awarded to individuals who have made an important contribution in their chosen fields, whether in industry, business, public life or the arts. Each will join the University’s own graduating students during one of the degree ceremonies taking place 11-15 July, to receive their award.

Publication date: 25 April 2016

Bangor University announces new Honorary Fellows

Bangor University has announced the individual who are to receive Honorary Fellowships during this year’s degree ceremonies.

The University awards Honorary Fellowships to reward individuals who have connections with the University or with Wales, to mark their outstanding contribution in their chosen fields.

This year the University is to award Fellowships to 10 individuals. The Award will be made during the University’s Graduation Week, this year, 16-20 July.

Publication date: 8 June 2018

Bangor University award Honorary Fellowships during Graduation Week 2016

Lucky graduates at one of Bangor University’s 10 degree ceremonies to be held next week will hear renowned opera star Elin Manahan-Thomas sing during their degree ceremony, as she receives an Honorary Fellowship at the University.

Other Honorary Fellowship recipients during the week include the highest-ranked female in the British Armed forces, a renowned sculptor, television presenter, actor and other notable individuals.

They will be joining over 3,000 graduating students for the ceremonies which take place at the University’s splendid Prichard Jones Hall between 11-15 July.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Bangor University Bahrain Celebrates Graduation

Congratulations to 87 students who graduated at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) recently.

Publication date: 25 September 2019

Bangor University Celebrates Graduation Week

Staff and students at Bangor University are celebrating another week of Graduation ceremonies at the University this week (15-19 July 2019).

The University will be welcoming students’ friends and families to ten Ceremonies over five days to mark the achievements of the University’s new graduates. 

Publication date: 14 July 2019

Bangor University Graduate Scoops a Top UK Award

A Bangor University graduate recently picked up a prestigious ‘Best Student Award’ by The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF). Joseph White, 21, from Aldershot, Hampshire graduated recently with a BSc Forestry degree, and was presented with the prize at his graduation ceremony by Antony Griffiths, who represented the ICF.

Publication date: 13 August 2013

Bangor University Graduation 2012: 14 - 20 July

Over two thousand students will graduate from Bangor University in thirteen ceremonies, running over six days this week (14 -20 July 2012). The students will be joined by friends and family as they celebrate their achievements.  Also joining them at some of the ceremonies will be individuals who are receiving Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University.

Publication date: 12 July 2012

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

Bangor University new Honorary Fellows announced

Bangor University has announced the Honorary Fellowships to be awarded during the University’s Graduation ceremonies this year. The Honorary Fellowships will be presented during ceremonies during the week 15-19 July 2019.

Honorary Fellowships enable the University to rewards individuals who have made significant contribution in their chosen field. Honorary Fellows are chosen from among those who work within Wales or have a link with the University.

Publication date: 18 June 2019

Bangor University shares honours during Graduation Week

It’s going to be a rock and roll themed affair at Bangor University’s Graduation Ceremonies this year, as the University awards musician Gruff Rhys and Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens.

They are among the individuals who will be receiving Honorary Fellowships during the University’s annual graduation ceremonies (11-17 July 2015).

Publication date: 15 May 2015

Bangor University student bags “life changing” grant to develop his ed-tech idea

A Bangor University student has been announced as a winner of a national competition to come up with ideas for new digital tools and apps for learning.

Publication date: 14 July 2016

Bangor University Student celebrates graduation in late mother’s memory

Relief, happiness, fear and sadness are just some of the emotions that a Bangor University student will be feeling during her graduation ceremony this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Bangor University student takes local business from strength to strength

Whilst most of us would find running a business challenging, a Bangor University student also studied for her degree at the same time. Rebecca Orford, 21, from Llanfairpwll, graduated with a BSc Environmental Conservation degree this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Bangor University’s Winter Graduation Ceremony

Over 300 degrees were awarded to Bangor University students at its winter graduation ceremony recently.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

Bangor University’s Winter Graduation Ceremony

Over 400 degrees were awarded to Bangor University students at its winter graduation ceremony recently. During the ceremony Professor John G Hughes, Vice-Chancellor congratulated graduates and thanked parents, families and friends of the graduates for their support during their years of study.

Publication date: 14 December 2017

Bangor University’s Winter Graduation Ceremony

Over 500 degrees were awarded to Bangor University students at its winter graduation ceremonies.

Publication date: 13 December 2018

Bangor University’s Winter Graduation Ceremony

Over a hundred and twenty postgraduate degrees were awarded to Bangor University students at its first winter graduation ceremony recently.

Publication date: 17 December 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

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

Britta gains First in Cancer Biology

A hard working student has graduated with a First Class Honours degree after a memorable three years at Bangor University.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Call of the Sea(World)

A Bangor University student from Tenerife is on course to achieve his lifelong dream of pursuing a career in the marine environment. 

Publication date: 20 July 2018

Canadian student a step closer to a career in international human rights

A Canadian international student will now pursue her dream of “changing the world” after graduating from Bangor University this week. Elizabeth Megan Strange, 23, from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, graduated with a LLB Law degree after an incredibly busy and successful two years of study.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Career change leads to First Class Honours and a ‘job in the profession that I love’!

Adult Nursing graduate Natasha Rowe from Llansantffraid, Powys, obtained a Law Degree and then went on to work as a legal assistant.  She soon discovered that her passion was helping others and enrolled on the Adult Nursing degree course.  This week she will be graduating with a First Class Honours degree.

Publication date: 19 July 2017

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

Cayman Islands student graduates from Bangor University

After an astronomical amount of effort, a Bangor University student has followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and graduated this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Ceri goes the extra 400 miles for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

A Bangor University student who graduates this week has developed such a passion for her subject that she cycled across Vietnam in its name.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Chemistry success for local graduate

A former Ysgol Tryfan student is delighted to be graduating after three years of hard work this week.

Publication date: 19 July 2013

Child rights volunteer graduates with pride

A Bangor University student with a passion for children’s rights graduated this week. The former Coleg Gwent SU President, Christian James-Watkins, 23, from Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, graduated with an LLB Law degree.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

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

Circolombia: Acelere at Pontio in Graduation Week

Publication date: 31 May 2017

Congratulations to over 300 Bangor University students graduating in Tashkent

We would like to congratulate the over 300 Bangor University students who have graduated in Tashkent last week.

Publication date: 29 October 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Distinguished alumni Professor John Porter awarded Bangor University Honorary Fellowship

The graduation ceremonies at Bangor University celebrate the great achievements of hundreds of students each year.  They also provide an opportunity to recognise the achievements of individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to their chosen field of endeavour, through the award of an Honorary Fellowship.  

Publication date: 27 July 2016

Double whammy for Shammi!

An engineering student’s dream comes true this week as she graduates from Bangor University.

Publication date: 16 July 2018

Dream computer science degree for Kieran

Computer Science student, who has enjoyed every moment of his time at Bangor University, graduates this week. Kieran Bold, 21, from Rhos-on-Sea, has always had a passion for Computer Science, blogging about various games since the age of 15.

Publication date: 14 July 2016

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

Dunn deal! Emily heads to World Championships in Australia

A Bangor University student will represent Great Britain at a prestigious cycle road race in Australia in September, following an impressive display at the Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo in June.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Electronic Engineering degree for Ralph

Ralph Maclumbe from Zimbabwe graduated with a BEng Electronic Engineering, First Class degree from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

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 international student graduates

A Bangor University international student graduated this week after jam packed year of study and entrepreneurial activities. Suita Manuela Díaz Nolasco, from El Progreso, Honduras was awarded an MA Business and Marketing postgraduate degree.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

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

Eurliw's on the way to realizing her dream

Eurliw Hydref Lloyd Williams, 21, will graduate from Bangor University this week with a degree in Law with Welsh.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

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

Excellence Scholarship winner graduates

Hard work and dedication has paid off for a Bangor University student who graduates this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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

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

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

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

First Class achievement for Hannah

Hannah Mundy, 22, from Leek, Staffordshire, is graduating from Bangor University with a first class degree in English Language and Creative Studies this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

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-class degree for Ji

Ji Wu from China graduated with a first-class BEng Electronic Engineering degree this week.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

First class degree for Zoology graduate Emilie

Despite facing some criticism about her decision to pursue with her studies, a Bangor University student will be graduating with a first-class degree this week.

Publication date: 24 June 2014

First Class Honours for busy mum Eira

Eira Winrow, 38, originally from Holyhead, has just graduated with a first class joint honours degree in Health & Social Care and Social Policy.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

First class linguist lands dream job

A trilingual graduate is celebrating this week after securing a dream job in Italy.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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

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

First-class zoology student graduates

An exceptionally active student with a passion for animals graduated from Bangor University this week. Rebecca Snell, 25, from West Kirby, Wirral graduated with a first-class BSc Zoology with Animal Behaviour degree after three years of study at the School of Biological Sciences.

Publication date: 20 July 2017

First Commonwealth Scholarship Commission student graduates

Grace Mutali is the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography’s first CSC scholar to complete MSc Forestry Distance Learning. She lives in Zambia, from where she has completed the entire course, except for a summer school that she attended in 2012 in Tanzania. She completed her dissertation with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), with whom SENRGy has very close links.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

First in family to graduate

The first from a Warwickshire family to be awarded a Masters degree felt ‘a big relief’ to be graduating after ‘a lot of hard work’.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

First in family to graduate wins award

A prize winning student, who was the first member of his family to go to University, graduates from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

First in her family to graduate

Linguistics and French graduate Ruby Ettle, originally from Halesowen, West Midlands, has become the first person in her family to graduate from university.  Ruby said: “I’m the first person from my family to go to university, so it’s been a new experience for all of us from UCAS applications all the way to graduation and my family are very proud.”

Publication date: 18 July 2017

First in her family to graduate

Business Economics graduate Ilona Coulson-Ashworth from Bolton, has become the first person in her family to graduate from university - and has also been awarded the William and Myfanwy Eames Prize.

Publication date: 12 July 2016

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

First novel wins Award and Doctorate

A novel written as part of a Creative Writing course at Bangor University has just won The Write Factor Shortlist Award, 2014 and been published  for new author, Rhian Waller.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

First ‘Women in Science’ scholarship recipient graduates

The recipient of Bangor University’s first, innovative ‘Women in Science’ scholarship graduated with a Masters degree in Neuroimaging with distinction this week.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

Former BT worker graduates with pride

A research secretary at Bangor University has fulfilled her dream of gaining a degree.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Former Navy Engineer graduates in Nursing

After moving out of the family home and renting it out for 3 years to pay for higher education, a Bangor University student will graduate this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Former Professional Footballer graduates

A former professional footballer who came back home to North Wales to study at Bangor University is graduating this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

From Bangor to Abbey Road Studios

A chance meeting at a ‘career day’ led a Bangor University student to work with A-list musicians at Abbey Road Studios, the most famous, purpose built recording studio in the world.

Publication date: 12 July 2016

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 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

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

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

From Saddleworth to South Korea – and now a First Class Sab!

A Bangor University student graduates this week after three years of hard work and embracing the opportunities offered. Mark Barrow, 21, from Saddleworth, Oldham not only graduated with BA History with Journalism degree, the former Oldham Sixth Form College student also won the Dr John Robert Jones Prize of £600, which is awarded annually to the best students across all disciplines at the University.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

From statutes to stitches for Thomas

Thomas Eckersley thought his dreams of becoming a doctor were shattered when he failed to meet the grades he required to study Medicine.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

From Ugandan street child to First Class student

Julius Muyombya's life changed when he met a Llandudno pupil who was on an African outreach project.

Publication date: 16 July 2019

From UMCB and JMJ to the BBC – university experience is the perfect training for Liam

BBC Radio Cymru listeners may have heard a new voice reporting news stories from north-east Wales recently. Liam John Evans, 21 and from Old Colwyn, is now a journalist with the national station, despite him not yet having received his BA degree in Welsh and History - an event that will surely be the day’s top story for his family and friends on Tuesday morning, 17 July.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Gerallt’s turn in the limelight

A renowned local photographer and former Gwynedd County Councillor proudly graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

Globally significant work by Bangor graduate to be put to the test

A new global policy, initiated by a Bangor University graduate will be put to the test for the first time, now that a huge iceberg, estimated to be more than a quarter of the size of Wales, has broken free from Antarctica.

Publication date: 19 July 2017

Globetrotting student returns to Bangor to pick up an award

Now travelling the world sourcing sustainable suppliers for Waitrose, a Bangor University postgraduate student returned to Bangor this week to pick up an award for his excellent dissertation.

Publication date: 18 July 2017

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

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

Graduation Profile: Alex Wuergler - BA Criminology & Criminal Justice with International Experience

Alex Wuergler, 22, is from Davos, Switzerland. She is graduating with a BA Criminology & Criminal Justice with International Experience degree and has also won the Dr John Robert Jones Prize of £600. This prize is awarded annually to the best students across all disciplines at the University.

Publication date: 16 July 2018

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

Graduation Profile: Arddun Rhiannon Arwel – BA Welsh

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Celyne Rathod

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Graduation Profile: Claire Golding

Publication date: 16 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Ehren Pawley

Publication date: 13 December 2018

Graduation Profile: Elin Lloyd Wallace - BA French and Spanish

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Elizabeth Crooks

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Emma Watson

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile – Freya Whelan - Law LLB (Hons)

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Gwenlli Thomas

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Graduation Profile: Harry Riley

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Graduation Profile: Jessica Nixon

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Graduation Profile: Jiri Benacek – BSc Psychology with Neuropsychology

Publication date: 19 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Lleucu Myrddin

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Matilda Pears-Cooper

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Mbivnjo Etheldreda Leinyuy

Publication date: 13 December 2019

Graduation Profile - Mohammad Bazil Bin Mohd Shahriman

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Osian Sanderson Evans

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Osian Wyn Owen – BA Welsh

Osian Wyn Owen, 21, from Felinheli has received a first-class Welsh BA degree and has also won the School of Welsh’s John Morris-Jones Award for the best third year results. He has also won a Dr John Robert Jones Award which are awarded annually to the best students across all disciplines at the University.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Priyogi Patel

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Sabria and Salima Behilil – Bangor Business School

Sabria and Salima Behilil are 22 year old twin sisters from Scotland, who have both achieved first class degrees from Bangor University’s Business School. Salima graduated with a BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance degree whilst Sabria graduated with a BSc (Hons) Financial Economics degree.

Publication date: 16 July 2018

Graduation Profile – Sam Hamill

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Teleri Wyn Davies - LLB Law

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation time for award-winning volunteer

A former Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr pupil graduates from Bangor University this week, having embraced the vast array of opportunities available.

Publication date: 19 July 2018

Graduation time for ChildLine volunteer

A former Cardiff High School pupil graduates from Bangor University this week, having embraced the vast array of opportunities available.

Publication date: 18 July 2017

Graduation time for Olympic Weightlifter

One of Bangor University’s elite athletes is celebrating a different kind of achievement this week and has swapped the medal podium for the graduation stage.

Publication date: 19 July 2017

Graduation time for prizewinning Flintshire student

Three years have flown by for a hard working Bangor University student who graduates with a first-class honours degree this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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

Hannah overcomes dyslexia to graduate with a First Class degree

A student who feared she wouldn’t pass her GCSEs is celebrating graduating with a First Class degree in Psychology with Child Language Development.   

Hannah Jukes from Cannock, Staffordshire struggled throughout school and suspected from her early teens that she was dyslexic. However, Hannah wasn’t formally diagnosed with dyslexia until she began studying at Bangor.

Publication date: 15 July 2016

Hannah returns to her roots to graduate in Law

A Bangor University student who returned to her roots is celebrating with a 2:1 degree this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Hard work earns Tom a distinction

A Bangor University student with aims to climb the corporate ladder graduated at the winter graduation ceremony recently.

Former Sale Grammar School student Tom Brady, 24, from Sale, Cheshire was awarded an MA Business and Marketing with distinction from the Bangor Business School.

Publication date: 17 December 2015

Hard working volunteer wins award for dissertation

A hard working student, who volunteered throughout his studies, is graduating from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

High flying zoology student graduates

A former Shrewsbury High School Head Girl graduates with a first class degree at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Historic Medals go under the hammer

Medals belonging to a pioneering Bangor scientist are to go under the hammer at a world leading auction house this week (Thursday 21 July)

Lot 167 and 168 in the Spink Sale of Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria are medals awarded to Dr Harold King, who graduated in Chemistry from Bangor University (then the University College of North Wales) in 1909.

Publication date: 13 July 2016

Hitting the peaks and finding a cause – Search & Rescue member Harriet graduates from Bangor University

Bangor University’s unrivalled location, between the mountains and the sea, has undoubtedly allured many of its students to explore its beautiful, rugged and wild terrain. One student however, has taken her love of the outdoors to the next level by qualifying as a Lowland Rescue Search Technician during her last year of study.

Publication date: 18 July 2018

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

Hobby and career change leads to First Class Honours!

Creative Technologies graduate Spencer Rose from Denver, Colorado, United States, enrolled in university with the goal of becoming an airline pilot 9 years ago. He soon discovered that his day-in, day-out passion was working on video games - which had been a hobby for many years.  This week he will be graduating with a First Class Honours degree. 

Publication date: 14 July 2016

Honored award a gift for parents

A Bangor University student awarded best performance by a final year Postgraduate in Business, Management or Marketing graduated this week with an MA in Business and Marketing.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

Honouring lifetime contributions

(Updated 5/5: see end) Individuals who have made a lifetime’s contribution to the arts, sciences and business in fields as varied as poetry, international shipping and zoology join Bangor University’s graduating students to be rewarded for their work.

Twelve individuals will receive Honorary Fellowships as a mark of recognition of their significant contribution in their chosen fields during the University’s annual degree ceremonies (17-21 July).

Publication date: 4 May 2017

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

Inspirational student achieves distinction whilst battling cancer

An inspirational student battling advanced prostate cancer graduated from Bangor University this week with distinction.

Ian Roberts, 46, from Y Felinheli not only graduated with a MBA in Management with Distinction, but was also awarded a prize for the final year postgraduate student with the best performance in business, management or marketing.

Publication date: 17 December 2015

It’s never too late to learn!

A member of staff from Bangor University’s Library will be joining students in celebrating graduation week after completing a part-time postgraduate course at the School of Lifelong Learning.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

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

Janine is ready for a new adventure

A Bangor University graduate from Chester is preparing for a new life having secured a place on a highly competitive graduate training scheme.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Jessica converts passion for sports into rugby research

A student who applied to study at Bangor University through the UCAS Extra service after changing her chosen area of study graduates today with First Class honours.

Publication date: 17 July 2019

Jessica on course to achieve her accountancy dreams

A Bangor University student from Peterborough is on course to achieve her dream of becoming an accountant having secured a place on a prestigious training scheme in London.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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

Karate star Emma excels in and out of the classroom

A karate-mad local student is celebrating success of a different kind this week as she graduates from Bangor University with a First Class degree in Business and Accounting.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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

Law graduate scoops prestigious sporting prize

Bangor University’s Sport and Leisure department have awarded this year’s Llew Rees Memorial Prize to Law student Benjamin Pritchard.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Law student Alex wins first court case BEFORE graduating

A Bangor University student who endured discrimination at work took her former employer to court and won – before even finishing her Law degree.

Publication date: 24 September 2013

Law teacher celebrates the completion of her PhD

A law teacher from Anglesey went from ‘Miss’ to ‘Dr’ last week as she graduated from Bangor University with a PhD in law.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Legal eagle Adam reaches new heights as he comes top of the class

A former Rainhill High School pupil has a bright future ahead of him having come top of his class at law school.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

“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

'Life changing' experience for mum

Young mother who left school at 16 says studying at Bangor University has been ‘life changing.’

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Linguist wins top University Prize

Rozzen Grainger, who has graduates with a degree in French, German & Italian from Bangor University was awarded one of the University’s top Prizes. 

Publication date: 16 July 2013

Llŷn Student Graduates

Work experience has led to a job for a Bangor University student graduating this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

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 Lawyer graduates from Bangor University

A local lawyer who has had a wealth of legal and business experience graduated with an MBA from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Local support worker graduates

A Conwy Council employee graduated from Bangor University this week after studying part-time concurrently whilst working full time.

Andy Foulkes, 49, from Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay, a support worker with Conwy’s Children’s Services, graduated this week with a BA in Biopsychosocial Studies in Substance Use from the School of Lifelong Learning.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

Louis celebrates with a First!

Louis Rhys Waters, 21, from Pencoed, Bridgend, is graduating from Bangor University with a first class degree in Journalism and Media Studies this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Love of nature inspires Malaysian student to study in Wales

A prize-winning student graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 15 July 2014

Manager at Gwynedd Council graduates with Distinction

A Gwynedd Council manager returned to education and graduated with distinction after combining part-time study with full time employment.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

Mared – from leading the nation on FFIT Cymru to leading a classroom!

A student who helped inspire the nation to get fit and active as a ‘leader’ on S4C’s popular FFIT Cymru series graduates this week from the School of Welsh and Celtic Studies.

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Mark gets ready for world cycling tour

A BANGOR University student is getting ready for a once in a lifetime round the world cycling trip after he graduates this week.

Publication date: 19 July 2013

Master Forester

A Bangor University student who had a passion for forestry from a very young age and an ongoing quest to implement good forest management graduated this week with an MSc in Forestry with distinction.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

Master of the Moot graduates

Joshua Nelson, 22, from Colwyn Bay graduated with a Law LL.B with French degree after four years of hard work at Bangor University this week. Having lived in the south of England until he was 16, Joshua and his family moved to north Wales in 2010, where he attended Coleg Llandrillo Cymru and did the International Baccalaureate.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Mature Student gains a First Class Honours Degree and Award

Wendy Ann Evans, 43, from Bangor is graduating this week with a first class honours degree in Information Communications Technology.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Media student graduates

A budding writer and director graduated this week at Bangor University after an amazing three years.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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

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

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 Marine Science with Music

Having harboured a passion for both music and marine science, a Bangor University student has graduated with pride, scooping up prizes and accolades along the way. Samuel Hartharn-Evans, 21, from Bebington, Wirral has not only graduated with a first-class BSc Marine Biology & Oceanography degree, but has also won the Dr John Robert Jones Prize of £600, which is awarded annually to the best students across all disciplines at the University.  

Publication date: 20 July 2018

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

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

Model student Bogdan picks up more than a degree

A Romanian student who was awarded £1,000 for his participation in extracurricular activities has further cause for celebration this week as he graduates with a First Class degree.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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

Mum celebrates after three challenging years

Through hard work and determination, a mother of four will be graduating this week in BA Health and Social Care.

Beverly Price, from Amlwch, gave up work to raise four children, one which has mild autism and another with visual impairments.  She enrolled on a course at Coleg Menai, and her tutors encouraged her to think about studying for a degree at Bangor University.

Publication date: 9 July 2014

Mum juggles work and studies to achieve a First Class degree

Natasha Roberts from Abersoch, has graduated from Bangor University with a First Class Honours degree having overcome many obstacles during her studies.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Mum-of-three Victoria scores top marks – and a scholarship

A mature student who juggled the demands of a Law degree with having a baby and caring for a disabled daughter graduates from Bangor University this week, having secured an £8,000 scholarship to train as a barrister.

Publication date: 20 July 2017

Music success for Media graduate Cara

A graduate from Criccieth has been busy juggling her music career as well as managing to complete her degree.

Bangor University Media Studies graduate, Cara Braia, 22, had her first taste of success with an online competition to re-interpret a classic song by popular 60’s group, The Kinks. As a result she has gone to collaborate with various artists and producers from all over the world and recently went to LA to further her career.

Publication date: 9 July 2014

New chapter for budding journalist

Having reported news from London 2012 and Formula 1, a Bangor University student is looking forward to revisiting north Wales for her graduation ceremony this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

North Wales students come top of their class

Two Bangor University students from North Wales are celebrating success this week as they graduate with the highest marks in their year.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

One of the UK’s top law students graduates with a First Class degree

A hard working law student who was shortlisted for the UK Law Student of the Year award is celebrating graduating with a First Class degree from Bangor University. Annabelle Joy from Crewe attended St Thomas More Catholic High School and St Nicholas Catholic Sixth Form before coming to Bangor so study the LLB Law degree.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Partnership student Maryam comes top of her year

A student who came to Bangor as part of an overseas partnership programme has come top of her year.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

PhD awaits Samuel

Publication date: 15 July 2014

PhD next for talented Bala Engineer

A talented engineer graduated from Bangor University after four years of hard work this week.

Publication date: 20 July 2017

Philippe graduates with a First after an action packed three years

A student from Cameroon is celebrating graduating with a First Class degree in Electronic Engineering after what he describes as ‘years of hard work, sleepless night and perseverance’. 

Publication date: 14 July 2016

Porthmadog student graduates

After three years of hard work, a Bangor University student will receive a first class honors degree this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prizes for forestry students at Bangor University Graduation 2016

A total of 59 forestry degrees were awarded at Bangor University in July 2016, including students who had completed undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning programmes. 

Publication date: 26 July 2016

Prize-wining languages student graduates

Four years of hard work has paid off for a Bangor University student who returned to education after a period of working as a learning support assistant in a special needs school.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prize Winners 2015

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Prize-winning Bangor graduate lands Canadian teaching post

Four years of hard work have paid off for a Bangor University languages student who graduates this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prize-winning business student graduates

A prize-winning, former Welshpool High School pupil celebrates her success at Bangor University’s graduation ceremony this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

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 conservation student graduates

Having always been fascinated by the environment and the countryside, a prize-winning Bangor University student graduates from its beautiful setting of between the mountains and the sea this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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 Rhyl student graduates after the turmoil of the 2013 floods

Unperturbed by the devastation of the north Wales coastline floods of 2013, a Rhyl student, whose home was affected, graduates with a first-class History degree from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prizewinning student gets ready for PhD

Hard work and determination has paid off for a Bangor University student who graduates this week, scooping a top prize in the process.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Prize winning student graduates

A Bangor University student who has a passion for the environment and an ongoing quest for finding new ways of providing socially acceptable, ecologically friendly and economically sustainable development graduated this week.

Publication date: 17 December 2015

Prizewinning student graduates

After a strong performance throughout her studies, an award-winning student from Bangor University graduated this week.

Publication date: 18 July 2017

Prizewinning student graduates

After a strong performance throughout his studies, an award-winning student from Bangor University graduated this week. As well as graduating with a first class BA History degree, Sean Martin, 27, also won the Dr John Robert Jones Prize of £1,500, which is awarded annually to three of the best students across all disciplines at the University.

Publication date: 13 July 2016

Prizewinning student graduates

A local student accumulated an impressive total of six prizes throughout his time Bangor University during the last four years.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Prizewinning student graduates

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

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Prize Winning Student Graduates

A Bangor University prize-winning student will be celebrating her success during graduation week this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Prizewinning student lands forestry job before graduating

Providing a good impression whilst on a professional placement led to a full-time job for a Bangor University student before graduating.

Publication date: 18 July 2017

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

Prize winning student overcame a serious illness to graduate

A prize winning student overcame a serious illness to graduate at the top of her class at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

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

Prizewinning talented musician overwhelmed with joy at graduation

After a strong performance throughout her studies, an award-winning student from Bangor University graduated this week.

Publication date: 17 July 2017

Promising future ahead for photographer Kristopher

The School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University has been highly praised by an Irish student who will be graduating this week. Kristopher Humphreys, from Drogheda in Ireland decided to study Marine Biology after hearing positive comments about the course and the University.

Publication date: 14 July 2016

Psychology student graduates after best time of her life

An exuberant Bangor University student graduates after five of the ‘best years’ of her life, having immersed herself completely in every opportunity that became available. Aimee Boyd, 23, from Wolverhampton, graduated with a BSc Clinical and Health Psychology with International Experience degree.

Publication date: 15 July 2016

Quest for a Dream Career

A Malawi graduates from Bangor University this week and is now on the path to success. Having changed his career direction whilst studying for his undergraduate degree in Malawi, Gracious M. Ali, graduated with an MSc Public Health and Health Promotion postgraduate degree after securing a Commonwealth Scholarship.

Publication date: 13 December 2018

‘Risk-taker’ Kate graduates with a first

A mature student who has taken an alternative approach to life and education feels like she has ‘finally accomplished something’ after graduating from Bangor University this week. Kate Maura Jones, 28, from Llanberis graduated with a First Class BA Criminology & Criminal Justice degree despite being diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia, and juggling work and basketball commitments.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Ryan celebrates the nature of his achievement in obtaining dream job

Inspired by broadcaster and naturist, Sir David Attenborough, a Bangor University student hopes to follow in his footsteps by bringing important conservation issues to the attention of future generations.

Publication date: 18 July 2018

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

Salma secures internship with the United Nations

A student from London is one step closer to her dream career having secured a coveted internship with the United Nations.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Sara lands her dream job

A Bangor University student has landed her dream job of designing and developing foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate business courses as well as teaching after completing her PhD.

Former Upton-By-Chester High School student, Sara Fisher, 27, from Chester, recently received a PhD in Management from the Bangor Business School. Sara’s higher education journey began at Bangor eight years ago when she began a BSc Product Design degree.

Publication date: 17 December 2015

Saran celebrates after Law degree achievement

Saran Enfys Jones, 25, from Llanfair PG, Anglesey, has graduated from Bangor University with a 2:1 in LLB Law.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

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

Scouting volunteer graduates

Owen Jones, 21, from Redditch, Worcestershire graduated with and MEng Electronic Engineering degree after an ‘amazing’ four years.


Publication date: 14 July 2016

Shelf stacker turns award winning First Class graduate

A mature postgraduate student, who left school at 15,  is graduating from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Sian lands Council job before graduating

A young woman from the Lleyn Peninsula who has landed a full-time job with Gwynedd Council before she completed her course, graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Smashing down the hurdles – Libby graduates with a first-class Sport & Exercise Psychology degree

Libby Steele, 21, from Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire graduates with a first-class BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology degree this week after playing a key role in developing a new starting system for deaf athletes.

Publication date: 18 July 2018

Steffie overcomes many obstacles to achieve a first class degree

Steffie Williams Roberts from Bangor, has graduated from Bangor University with a First Class Honours degree in Law having overcome many obstacles during her studies.

Publication date: 19 July 2017

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

Stroke sufferer graduates with pride

A prize-winning gifted computer programmer graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Student Midwife of the Year graduates

A student whose life ambition to work as a midwife, has been fulfilled as she graduates from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 13 December 2018

Student with the best results in his final year graduates

A local student will receive an award during his graduation ceremony this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Successful North Wales Jewellery Business Owner Graduates

Leaving the security of the teaching profession was a risk that paid off for a local entrepreneur who this week, adds being awarded a masters degree with distinction to her list of successes.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

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

Talented young playwright graduates

A local young playwright graduated from Bangor University this week after a successful three years of hard work which has led to the commissioning of his play.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Teaching Fellow awarded to President of MDIS

Bangor University has awarded a prestigious Teaching Fellowship to Dr Eric Kuan, President of the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) at a special ceremony.

Publication date: 14 December 2018

“That’s a wrap” Film-making student graduates

A business-minded Bangor University student graduates this week after three years of hard work and an illustrious beginning to his film-making career.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

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

‘The Changing Face of Food Poverty’ researcher awarded PhD

David Beck left school in 1999 with very little qualifications. He worked as a milkman and bricklayer in Bolton for 10 years until, along with his wife and six children, David moved to Bangor to study for his first degree. Today, David received a PhD in Sociology & Social Policy from Bangor University.

Publication date: 13 December 2018

The full weight of the Law Degree – embracing new experiences sees Sioned graduate with a First

With her sights set on a career in the legal profession since a very young age, a Bangor University student has become a step closer to achieving her dream.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

The power of music driving Alistair's achievements

For Alistair OʼMahoney, 21, from Neath, choosing to study Music at university was a natural step. Raised in a musical family, he received piano lessons from an early age and was also a member of his county’s brass band, playing at one of the greatest First World War monuments, the Menin Gate, on the site of the Ypres battlefield, during one tour abroad with the band.

Publication date: 18 July 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

The Urdd Welsh learner of the year graduates

After three years of hard work, and of making the most of the opportunities available to her, a Bangor University student proudly graduates this week.

Publication date: 17 July 2017

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

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

Top Student Nurse Graduates

Through hard work and commitment, a Bangor University student will be graduating with a first-class Bachelor of Nursing – Learning Disabilities degree this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

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

University degrees lead to Canada

After an initial bumpy ride into higher education, a prizewinning student graduates for the second time from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 20 July 2017

“We did it!” Husband and wife graduate together

Most of us would find working full-time whilst raising three small children demanding enough; but an Anglesey couple who managed to study for part-time degrees, graduate together from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Welsh Agriculture Student of the Year graduates from Bangor University

A Bangor University student who will be awarded the Richard Phillips Agricultural Student of the Year, at the Royal Welsh Show later on this month graduated this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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

Young Sports Ambassador graduates

An Olympic Torchbearer and Commonwealth Games Baton Bearer proudly graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

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

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

Zoology degree delight for Victoria

Victoria Ella Warren, 21, from Loughborough, is graduating from Bangor University with a first class BSc in Marine Vertebrate Zoology this week.

Publication date: 12 July 2013