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50 years on: welcoming some of the first graduates back to Bangor

As it celebrates its 50th year, the School of Social Sciences was honoured recently to be able to welcome back three of its very first students.

Eryl Davies, Les Jones and David Simmonds joined the School – then known as the Department of Social Theory and Institutions – in 1966, its year of inception. They were amongst the very first cohort to graduate from Bangor with a degree in the Social Sciences. 

Publication date: 1 December 2016

A burst of creativity – six books published in three months!

Between September and November this year, staff and students at the School of Welsh have had a total of six books published – novels, short story collections and a volume of poetry – adding to the School’s long-established reputation in the field of creative writing.

Publication date: 6 December 2018

Addressing Food Poverty

Three members of staff at Bangor University attended the inaugural meeting of The North Wales Food Poverty Alliance (NWFPA) in The OpTIC Centre St Asaph recently. 

The North Wales Food Poverty Alliance NWFP is a round table of multi-sector organisations chaired by Flintshire County Council, which aims to address the multiple challenges of food poverty in North Wales.

Publication date: 7 December 2018

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

After years in the undergrowth, English nationalism is up and prowling - and voting Leave

In this article originally published in Discover Society, Dr Robin Mann, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, and Professor Steve Fenton, University of Bristol, explore how voting ‘Leave’ in the EU referendum was driven by the rise of a resentful English nationalism.

Publication date: 16 June 2017

A great year for signed languages in film – and what we can learn from it

Looking back at the films released in 2017, and those honoured at the Oscars, it is quite remarkable to note the prominence of signed languages. Three lms in particular stand out for their sensitive portrayals of signed languages as bona fide languages: Baby Driver, The Shape of Water and The Silent Child. Two of these films, Baby Driver and The Silent Child, also make an important contribution – both onscreen and off – towards recognising and respecting Deaf culture, identity, and community; they both have Deaf actors playing characters that demonstrate the importance of signed languages in their everyday lives.

This article by Dr Sara Louise Wheeler, Lecturer in Social Policy (Welsh medium) at the School of Social Sciences was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 26 March 2018

A History Festival comes to town

Leading historians David Starkey, Lucy Worsley, David Olusoga and Trevor Fishlock seen regularly on our TV screens will be joining experts from Bangor University and across the UK to participate in the first History Festival being held in Bangor on 25th & 26th October 2019.

Publication date: 23 September 2019

AHRC PhD Studentship in Archaeology

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University for an AHRC PhD Studentship in Archaeology beginning on 1st October 2012. 

Publication date: 15 March 2012

A life in Labour Politics: Kim Howells in conversation

Former MP and member of Tony Blair’s Labour cabinet, Dr Kim Howells will be in conversation at Bangor University on Thursday 23 February.

The third annual Professor Duncan Tanner Annual Memorial Seminar and Debate, which starts at 5.30 in Terrace Room 3 at the University’s Main Arts Building, promises an interesting evening of insights from Kim Howells, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Pontypridd, who held a number of ministerial positions within the Blair and Brown governments.

Kim Howells will be in conversation with Professor Andrew Edwards, Labour historian and Dean of Arts & Humanitries at Bangor University.

Publication date: 14 February 2017

All aboard for a train ticket to bring Europe together again

In many countries, turning 18 marks the transition into adulthood. With it comes the delights and difficulties of all new rights and responsibilities, from voting to drinking alcohol. Now, there’s talk that it could also be the beginning of an international adventure.

Publication date: 19 April 2017

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’s Standing stones take a leap into the digital age

Anglesey’s standing stones are set to be the subject for an exciting new 3D visual information database thanks to a computer scientist at Bangor University.

Publication date: 19 February 2014

An important talk on the Holocaust

Thursday evening, 1 February 2018, Dr David Tollerton of Exeter University gave a talk on ‘Holocaust memory and the religious-secular landscape of contemporary Britain’ as part of the School of History and Archaeology seminar series in conjunction with the School of Philosophy and Religion. 

Publication date: 9 February 2018

An introduction to work placement and volunteering opportunities at Penrhyn Castle

Publication date: 22 February 2017

An Irish Visit

Publication date: 18 May 2015

Anniversary Research Bursaries

The School of Social Sciences is offering 5 Anniversary Research Bursaries worth £7,000 each.

Publication date: 19 April 2011

Anniversary Research Scholarship - Paternalism, Patronage and Power: The Pennant family of Penrhyn Castle, c.1760-1907

Paternalism, Patronage and Power: The Pennant family of Penrhyn Castle, c.1760-1907

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University for a PhD Anniversary Research Studentship to begin in September 2013. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Lead Supervisor, Dr Lowri Ann Rees (Lecturer in Modern History), and in close contact with the supervisor team, Professor Huw Pryce (Professor of Welsh History) and Dr Peter Shapely (Senior Lecturer in Modern History).

Publication date: 22 May 2013

Applications invited for PhD Fellowships in Social Care

The All-Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration Academy (ASCCA) is pleased to announce funding for a number of PhD Fellowships in Social Care to commence in 2014. Applications are invited from eligible social care practitioners, managers and educators for up to 9 ASCCA funded fellowships.

Publication date: 23 August 2013

Applications sought for fully-funded research Masters Studentships

Eligible candidates are invited to apply for a full-funded Masters by Research role at the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University.

Publication date: 2 October 2013

Applied Research in Criminology: undergraduate student internship won for the fourth year

Criminology student Catherine Suddaby will support a research group led by Professor Stefan Machura studying perceptions of crime among students and police officers, having secured a paid internship through Bangor University.

Publication date: 6 February 2017

Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings - A new series of papers

A series of papers published in Implementation Science this week provides guidance on how to apply the GRADE-CERQual approach. CERQual helps assess how much confidence to place in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses.

Publication date: 25 January 2018

Archaeological ‘dig’ opens to the public for British Festival of Archaeology

Members of the public are being invited to visit an archaeological excavation of a settlement unique to North West Wales, near Rhiw on the Llŷn peninsula this week-end (15-16 July).

Led by Prof Raimund Karl, Dr Kate Waddington, and Katharina Möller of Bangor University’s School of History and Archaeology, archaeologists, students and volunteers have been excavating ‘The Meillionydd Project’ (http://meillionydd.bangor.ac.uk/) since 2010, and are taking part the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology (www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk).

Publication date: 11 July 2017

Archaeologists at Bangor Science Festival

Join us at the Hidden Worlds Exhibition during Bangor University’s Science Festival

Publication date: 12 March 2014

Article short-listed for the Western Mail’s ‘The most important object in Welsh History’ competition

An article written by Nia Powell, Lecturer in Welsh History, is short-listed for the Western Mail’s  ‘The most important object in Welsh History’ competition.

Publication date: 4 June 2013

A tale of two nations: why the Scottish nationalists outperformed Plaid Cymru

Originally published on The Conversation by Dr Mari Wiliam, Lecturer in Modern and Welsh History and Dr Andrew Edwards, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Senior Lecturer in Modern History. Read the original article.

Imagine the post-apocalyptic scenario, where the Welsh rugby team is thrashed 56-3 by Scotland. Amidst the doomsday spectre of an empty Millennium Stadium would be calls for the coach to be sacked, the team dismantled and the tactics radically overhauled.

Publication date: 19 May 2015

Austrians are interested in archaeology

As Austria prepares to change the way archaeology is handled, by ratifying the European Convention for the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage (revised), the European framework for national policies and practices of protecting the archaeological heritage, more than 20 years after it came into force  in most of the European Union, Professor Raimund Karl, a leading a leading expert on public engagement and participation in archaeology, has been working with the Austrian government to research Austrian attitudes to archaeology.

Publication date: 1 September 2014

Awarding academic excellence

We would like to congratulate two of our second year students who have recently received awards for the outstanding work they have produced over the last twelve months. 

Publication date: 10 November 2017

Award Winning month for History

Three members of staff from the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology were invited to attend the Bangor University Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTA) on April 30th in PJ Hall, as they had been short-listed in two of the prestigious categories.

Publication date: 12 May 2014

Bangor Academic backs Young Parents.

From headlines on pre-teen fathers to pervasive beliefs about benefit and housing claims, young parenthood has come to be seen as a risk for society. A recent Bangor research study on the ‘Rhieni Ifanc Ni’ project run by GISDA across North West Wales, challenges those views.

The Rhieni Ifanc Ni project provided individual support to over 100 parents aged under 25, most of whom were mothers. Its primary aim was to build parents’ resilience. Aspects of this included promoting economic inclusion through supporting parents to gain relevant qualifications, supporting family and co-parent relationships and enabling parents to form networks with other parents.

Bangor University undertook a year-long study of parents’ experiences of ‘building resilience’.  The study was led by Dr. Myfanwy Davies and was undertaken by Karen Wyn Jones and Elin Williams in the School of Social Sciences.

Publication date: 29 March 2017

Bangor Alumnus returns to north Wales as Antiques Roadshow specialist

A Bangor University Alumus will return to north Wales as a specialist for the popular BBC Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow this week. On Thursday 4th June, Antiques Roadshow will come to the grounds of Plas Newydd, Anglesey.

Publication date: 2 June 2015

Bangor appears in UK Top 10 League Tables

Bangor University is among the top 10 universities in the UK for six subjects taught at the university according to the Complete University Guide for 2019.

The University appears third in the Wales University table, coming equal 62nd overall in the first free-to access complete ranking of all the UKs universities.

Publication date: 25 April 2018

Bangor Archaeology courses and field-school receives high praise in CIFA publication

Bangor University Archaeology degrees and Bangor University’s Meillionydd Archaeology Field School were highly praised recently in The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists’ (CIfA’s) magazine, The Archaeologist (Autumn 2014 volume)!

Publication date: 17 December 2014

Bangor archaeology research on early Iceland attracts international attention

Publication date: 20 January 2011

Bangor at the Ynys Môn National Eisteddfod

As the major provider of Welsh medium higher education, Bangor University is particularly active again in this year’s National Eisteddfod in Anglesey.

Full details and news about the University’s activities at the Eisteddfod is available on the University’s website at: www.bangor.ac.uk/eisteddfod

Publication date: 2 August 2017

Bangor Awards Catherine Peer Guide of the Year 2017

Bangor University Peer Guides have been congratulated and awarded certificates in thanks for the vital role they have been playing in supporting their fellow students.

Bangor University runs one of the oldest and largest ‘Peer Guiding Schemes’ in any UK university. The trained ‘Peer Guides’ play a vital role in assisting new students to settle in to university life, helping with everything from  the practicalities of moving in and finding their way around university, to  assisting in supporting students in adapting to university life and signposting them to further information and support when necessary.

Publication date: 8 May 2017

Bangor expert in mental health research helps launch the European Mental Health Integration Index

Marking World Mental Health Day (10 October) The Mental Health Integration Index (MHII) explores, for the first time, the challenges of integrating Europeans with mental illnesses into society and employment within Europe’s 28 member states & Norway and Swizerland.  The research initiative was commissioned by Janssen and undertaken by the Economics Intelligence Unit.

Publication date: 9 October 2014

Bangor historian on legacy of Tony Benn

Dr Andrew Edwards, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Bangor, has published a piece for BBC History magazine on the legacy of the left-wing Labour stalwart, Tony Benn, who died on March 14th this year.

Publication date: 20 March 2014

Bangor History at the NAASWCH conference, Harvard

Publication date: 6 October 2016

Bangor Hosts 7th Medieval Wales Colloquium

This weekend Bangor University will be welcoming prominent academics from the length and breadth of Britain and beyond, for the Seventh Bangor Colloquium on Medieval Wales.

Publication date: 7 November 2014

Bangor Hosts 8th Medieval Wales Colloquium

Publication date: 20 October 2016

Bangor hosts Welsh Labour Market Summit on Skills and Jobs

Dr. Tony Dobbins (Bangor Business School) and Dr. Alexandra Plows (School of Social Sciences) organized a Welsh Labour Market Summit on Skills and Employment at Bangor University on Friday September 18th.

The Labour Market Summit was a knowledge exchange event to promote research impact. It attracted a mixed audience of policy-makers, labour market practitioners, employer representatives, trade unionists, careers advisors, and academics.

Publication date: 21 September 2015

Bangor in UK top 20 for student experience

Publication date: 10 June 2014

Bangor joins The Guardian Live Webchat for Sociology students and graduates today

Dr Roger Slack, Lecturer in Sociology and Research Methods at Bangor University's School of Social Sciences joins The Guardian's Live Q&A for sociology students and graduates today  (Wednesday 18 May) between 1.00-4.00.

Publication date: 18 May 2011

Bangor Lecturer Takes Expertise to Finland

Dr Stefan Machura, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Research at the Bangor School of Social Sciences, recently spent a week as a Visiting Lecturer at a Finnish university.

Publication date: 3 May 2011

Bangor participates in Wales’ largest social science conference

Now in its fifth year, the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) Annual Conference brings together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists to discuss and debate themes such as health; social care; wellbeing; education; culture & values; environment; labour markets; devolution; and civil society.

Publication date: 3 July 2014

Bangor Photography and Poetry Competition

The School of Social Sciences is hosting a Photography and Poetry Competition as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Sciences. There are two categories: 14-18 years and 18+. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 1 November 2016.

Publication date: 17 October 2016

Bangor Professor elected a Fellow of the British Academy

An eminent historian and archaeologist from Bangor University has been made aFellow of the British Academy.

Nancy Edwards, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at Bangor University’s School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology receives the  Fellowship, which is the highest honour in the UK for a scholar of the arts and humanities, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research in archaeology. She is also the only academic from a Welsh university among this year’s new Fellows.

Publication date: 15 July 2016

Bangor Professor speaks to the European Parliament Interest Group on Mental Health, Well-being and Brain Diseases

Professor Peter Huxley of Bangor University's Centre for Mental Health & Society provided expert guidance to the development (by the Economist Intelligence Unit) of a mental health social inclusion index which compares the mental health inclusion policies and practices in 38 countries in Europe.

Publication date: 22 December 2014

Bangor ranked above Manchester, Liverpool and others for student experience

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

Publication date: 21 May 2014

Bangor researchers mark First World War Centenary

Tim Jones, one of our Archaeology MA students, has recently filmed a short documentary for Sky News. 

Publication date: 14 November 2018

Bangor research helps with new Victoria and Albert Museum book

A research student at Bangor University has confirmed suspicions that a pattern design by Morris & Co is actually older than previously thought.

Publication date: 16 June 2012

Bangor scholars contribute to The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature

An extensive new volume on the literature of Wales, from its origins to the present day, features contributions from numerous Bangor University experts and will be officially launched at the Hay Festival on 24 May.

The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2019) is described by the publisher as being the “biggest history of Welsh literature ever published” and is a chronological guide to fifteen centuries of Welsh literature and Welsh writing in English.

Publication date: 23 May 2019

Bangor Shares Experiences of Welsh Devolution

On Friday May 31, 2019, a group of researchers from the School, and other parts of the university, went to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA - the body co-ordinating the devolution of powers to the Greater Manchester region) to lead a workshop sharing Wales' experience of devolved administration.

Publication date: 18 June 2019

Bangor Social Sciences Conference on Intersectionality and Belonging (28-29 June)

On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June, Bangor University will be hosting an international conference exploring the themes of intersectionality and belonging.

The conference is a collaborative venture between the School of Social Sciences Bangor University, the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data and Methods (WISERD), the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London, as well as the British Sociological Association Social Theory Study Group.

Publication date: 20 June 2012

Bangor student wins European Celtic Studies Prize

Bangor University PhD student Dr Greta Anthoons, a mature student from Belgium, has been awarded this year’s European Celtic Studies Society (Societas Celtologica Europaea) Johann Kaspar Zeuss Prize. The Prize of €750 is awarded for the best dissertations at MA and PhD level in the field of Celtic Studies.

Publication date: 25 October 2012

Bangor University Alumna inaugurated as a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Fellow

A Bangor University Alumna was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s Annual Congregation recently. The Fellowships were awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to Welsh-medium Higher Education and the work of the Coleg generally.

Publication date: 8 March 2016

Bangor University and North Wales Police – Police Degree Programmes

Bangor University and North Wales Police are delighted to announce their collaboration on the Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) developed by the College of Policing.

Bangor University entered a competitive commissioning process and was successful in applying for the contract with North Wales Police based on its commitment to excellent teaching and its track record in relation to teaching and research in policing.

Publication date: 13 November 2019

Bangor University awarded grant to reveal contents of 17th century Mostyn letters

Three thousand rare letters surviving from the 17th and 18th centuries are to be made available to the international scholarly community following a new research award from the Marc Fitch Fund.

Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates has been awarded the £40,000 grant to digitise and research an exceptional collection of letters kept in the library of Mostyn Hall in Flintshire.

Publication date: 9 July 2018

Bangor University Awards Peer Guides of the Year 2014

Victoria Allen and Joe Barnett have been named Peer Guides of the Year 2014 at Bangor University in recognition of the fantastic support that they both have provided to first year students at the University.

Publication date: 1 May 2014

Bangor University a world-ranked University

Bangor University has risen substantially in Times Higher Education World University rankings 2011-12, and is now placed among the world’s top 275 universities, alongside universities such as Bath and Queen’s.

Publication date: 19 October 2011

Bangor University History student wins prestigious award

Congratulations to Ceiri Coker, a postgraduate student at the School of History and Archaeology, on winning the Dr John Davies Memorial Award at the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2017. The prize is awarded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol for the best Welsh history dissertation presented through the medium of Welsh.

Publication date: 9 August 2017

Bangor University hosts Medieval Fun Day at Caernarfon Castle

Nearly 500 local school pupils and their teachers enjoyed a packed program full of history, education, creativity and fun at a Medieval Fun Day at Caernarfon Castle, organised by Bangor University recently.

Publication date: 21 July 2016

Bangor University launches the Bangor Employability Award

The Bangor Employability Award (BEA) scheme is currently being launched to undergraduate students in all academic schools. The scheme has been designed to enhance the career prospects of Bangor University students through the provision of a programme of personal development and career management exercises, alongside recognition of many extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

Publication date: 11 October 2012

Bangor University launches Undergraduate Internship Scheme

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

Publication date: 19 December 2012

Bangor University Law Fair, 20 November 2019

Publication date: 14 November 2019

Bangor University leads Welsh Universities in student satisfaction

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

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

Publication date: 12 August 2014

Bangor University lecturer's prestigious role at the Urdd Eisteddfod

Dr Rhian Siân Hodges from the School of Social Sciences, Bangor University and Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has been chosen as the Master of Ceremonies at this year’s Urdd National Eisteddfod in Caerphilly.

Publication date: 26 May 2015

Bangor University maintains leadership position in Student Satisfaction

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

Publication date: 12 August 2015

Bangor University MA Studentship

Publication date: 16 August 2014

Bangor University PhD Student takes part in new BBC Radio Wales feature

A Bangor University PhD student has had a fantastic opportunity of working as a resident historian for a new two-part music feature on BBC Radio Wales. 

Publication date: 2 September 2016

Bangor University placed in the Times Higher Education Art & Humanities rankings

Bangor University’s arts and humanities courses have been ranked second in Wales and amongst the top 250 worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 by subject released today.

Publication date: 13 September 2017

Bangor University project aims to enhance NHS services

A new £300,000 project aims to ensure that NHS decisions about patient-focused services will be informed by greater in-depth feedback from patients.

The two-year project will improve the way researchers use existing qualitative research on health services, to increase the likelihood that it will be used by NHS decision-makers.

Publication date: 28 September 2015

Bangor University rated Gold

Bangor University has been awarded the Gold standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, and is the only University in Wales to achieve this standard.

The framework assesses universities against a range of criteria and is part of the UK government’s plans for raising standards in higher education. It also gives students more information so that they can make the most informed decisions when deciding which university to attend.

Publication date: 22 June 2017

Bangor University Researchers invited to present flagship project to Welsh Assembly Members

Bangor University researchers have been invited to present their work to an audience of Assembly Members for the second time this year.  Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker, from the Schools of Creative Studies and Media and Social Sciences respectively, were awarded £19,000 from Beacon for Wales to hold a touring exhibition of Jewish Life of North Wales.

Publication date: 19 April 2011

Bangor University Researchers Invited To Present Flagship Project To Welsh Assembly Members

Bangor University researchers have been invited to present their work to an audience of Assembly Members for the second time this year. Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker, from the Schools of Creative Studies and Media and Social Sciences respectively, were awarded £19,000 from Beacon for Wales to hold a touring exhibition of Jewish Life of North Wales. Beacon for Wales promotes public engagement work by universities, bringing the general public and universities together. The exhibition has so far visited Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bangor and is currently in Pwllheli, having attracted visitors from across Wales, Europe and the US. Fifty people attended a reception with kosher wine and snacks in Bangor University’s Main Arts Library to mark the arrival of the exhibition in Bangor.

Publication date: 4 November 2010

Bangor University Sociologist at Europe Day in Kazan, Russian Federation

Professor Howard Davis was one of the invited speakers at a public debate held on the topic of ‘Religion and Diversity’ in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation on 26th March 2011.

Publication date: 19 April 2011

Bangor University’s satisfied students

Bangor University continues to rise in popularity among its students. The University again retains its place at 14th in the UK and is second in Wales in a new university experience survey (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016).

Publication date: 17 March 2016

Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Award Nominations

We are pleased to announce that seven School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology staff have been nominated for the Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Awards, 2013: five for Teacher of the Year, two for Dissertation/Thesis Supervisor of the Year, and one for Support Staff Member of the Year.

Publication date: 14 March 2013

Bangor University student publishes ground-breaking book on local mining history

A Bangor University student has launched a book about mines in Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen after starting work on it when he was just eight years old.

Publication date: 29 October 2018

Bangor University students awarded prestigious Drapers’ Company medals

Two Bangor University students have been presented with Drapers’ Medals. The Drapers’ Company is one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London, and now a philanthropic organization. The Drapers’ Company kindly donates two medals each year to be awarded to outstanding postgraduate students. These prestigious awards takes into account the quality of a student’s research, teaching, and service to the University and community.

Publication date: 18 July 2018

Bangor University to work with clinical academics in South India to prevent deaths by suicide

A social psychiatrist from  the University's School of Social Sciences is leading a team of psychiatrists and social scientists to work with colleagues in South India to prevent deaths by suicide.

Publication date: 21 August 2015

Bangor Welcomes Coleg Cymraeg Posts and Provision

Once again this year, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has funded more lecturers to teach in various fields at universities across Wales.

Publication date: 14 September 2015

Best UK radiography course tops University league table

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

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

Publication date: 28 September 2015

Book Prize for Prof. Nancy Edwards

Professor of Medieval Archaeology, has been awarded the G. T. Clarke Prize by the Cambrian Archaeological Association.

Publication date: 13 August 2012

'Bowling together? Civil society in a North East Wales village' - Bangor WISERD research team

'Bowling together? Civil society in a North East Wales village': a guest lecture by Bangor University's WISERD research team

Publication date: 9 March 2016

Bringing the Middle Ages into the digital age

Publication date: 10 February 2015

Bringing the Social Sciences to life at Bangor

Sixth formers from across north Wales have had the chance to get ‘hands on’ with the social sciences at an event at Bangor University.

Over 100 pupils attended the School of Social Sciences’s Festival Day on Wednesday, 9th November, where Bangor staff and students guided them through a series of interactive sessions covering sociology, criminology and health and social care.

Publication date: 11 November 2016

British Education Award for Mark

For the second year in succession, a Bangor graduate has won a British Education Award.

Mark Barrow, who graduated from Bangor University earlier this year, won the Wales Gradauate category of these increasingly prestigious awards, which celebrate individuals who have excelled within the UK education system.

Publication date: 1 February 2019

British Education Award Shortlist for Mark

Mark Barrow, who graduated from Bangor University earlier this year, has been nominated for a British Education Award (BEA). These Awards promote excellence in British education and celebrate individuals who have excelled within the UK education system.

Publication date: 7 December 2018

Britons see volunteering as a hobby or a way to network rather than a chore

Despite the UK being named Europe’s most generous country last year, new data from the Office for National statistics has shown that volunteering for charities and other organisations in the country declined by 7% in the three years to 2015. Furthermore, over the past decade there has been a 15.4% fall in the total number of regular hours dedicated to volunteering, dropping from to 2.28 billion from 1.93 billion hours.

This, according to the Office for National Statistics, resulted in a loss of more than £1 billion between 2012 and 2015.

This downturn doesn’t show the whole picture, however: the ONS also found that more young people are getting involved with volunteering initiatives. And that though the amount of time spent volunteering has declined, more people are signing up to volunteer.

This article by Stephanie Jones, PhD student of sociology, studying civil society, volunteering and participation, at the School of Social Sciences Bangor University, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 24 March 2017

CAHB Graduate Research Induction Event (MRes, MPhil, PhD)

Publication date: 15 August 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: PATRIARCHAL PARADIGMS? THE ROLES AND EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN ON THE LANDED ESTATES OF WALES

Publication date: 12 April 2018

Careers and Employability Fair

Publication date: 11 October 2018

Carto Cymru 2017: ‘Measuring the Meadows’

Publication date: 6 February 2017

Celebrating 50 years of research excellence

The School of Social Sciences held an All School Research Day last week as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Publication date: 21 April 2016

Celtic Studies Summer School

A summer school in Welsh Literature, History and Archaeology at Bangor University took place over two weeks during July.

Publication date: 31 July 2013

Celtic Summer School

Enjoy a summer of study in the Celtic-language heartland of Bangor, Gwynedd (GB), in June and July 2013.

Publication date: 21 January 2013

Centre for Mental Health and Society awarded British Council Grant

The School of Social Sciences is developing an important relationship with researchers in India. 

Professor Rob Poole and Professor Catherine Robinson from the Centre for Mental Health and Society have been successful in obtaining a Knowledge Economy Partnerships (KEP) grant from the British Council’s Internationalising Higher Education (IHE) framework programme.

Publication date: 21 May 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

CERQual: A new approach for supporting the use of qualitative evidence in decision making

A new paper published in PLOS Medicine describes an innovative and transparent approach for assessing how much confidence to place in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses.

The new approach, known as CERQual (‘Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research’), is designed to help decision makers use qualitative evidence for decisions and policies about healthcare and social welfare.

Publication date: 6 November 2015

Changing Wales: National research centre marks tenth anniversary

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) is celebrating ten years of influencing policy and debate.

A collaboration of five Welsh universities (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea), WISERD has carried out a decade of pioneering research, providing important insights into the social and economic challenges facing Wales.

Publication date: 22 October 2018

Chartered Institute of Housing validates undergraduate module

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has validated the third year Social Sciences’ module SXP3210 Issues in Housing. This will bring benefits to students who are thinking of a housing career or further study in housing. The benefits include partial credit towards CIH Chartered membership.

Publication date: 6 April 2016

Chief Constable of North Wales Police in Bangor Public Lecture

The Chief Constable of North Wales Police, Mark Polin, came to Bangor to discuss ‘Policing – Today and for Tomorrow. In the well-received lecture, attended by students and staff from across the University, the Chief Constable outlined recent changes in police governance, priorities, and demand as well as the challenges facing North Wales Police in the future.

Publication date: 9 March 2018

Chinese academic visitor – Dr Qin Li

Dr Qin Li is an Associate Professor in the College of Economics and Management, Northeast Forestry University, which is located in the northern city of Harbin, China. He has just returned home after a successful year-long stay in Bangor hosted by the School of Social Sciences and funded by the China Scholarship Council.

Publication date: 26 September 2017

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

Class of 2013 graduates from the School of Social Sciences

118 students graduated from Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences on Monday, 15th July 2013.

Publication date: 16 July 2013

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol appoints student Ambassadors at Bangor University

Three Bangor University students have been recruited as Ambassadors by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol with the aim of encouraging more prospective students to study part of their degree courses through Welsh.

Publication date: 7 January 2016

‘Community, Environment and Sustainability in Wales’ WISERD Networking Event

This well attended event on 15th June 2011 brought together grassroots activists, NGOs, policy makers and academics from across Wales and further afield, with interests in local community sustainability and environmental campaigns and initiatives. The event provided a network and knowledge exchange opportunity, and also ‘launched’ the WISERD thematic network on environment, tourism and leisure.

Publication date: 7 July 2011

Community, Environment and Sustainability in Wales - WISERD Networking Event

This event will bring together grassroots activists, policy makers and academics from across Wales with interests in local community sustainability and/or environmental campaigns and initiatives, as a network and knowledge exchange opportunity, and will also 'launch' the WISERD thematic network on environment, tourism and leisure. Dr John Barry from Queens University Belfast will be giving a keynote talk on the topic of 'Vulnerability and Resilience in Contemporary Green Thought'.

Publication date: 13 June 2011

Conference at Bangor to set research agenda on benefit revolution in the lives of up to half a million Welsh people

During 2015 around 500,000 households across Wales will start to feel the effects of the new Universal Credit. What effects, will this huge change have on the disabled and unemployed; landlords and tenants or paying for child care?

A Conference at Bangor University will discuss this momentous change. It is organised by Bangor University with the cooperation of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and will be held at Reichel Hall on Friday 23 January 2015. It is the only open event in Wales, as far as organisers are aware, which will discuss the new changes.

Publication date: 5 January 2015

Confucius institute joins the College of Arts Humanities and Business

This summer the Confucius institute at Bangor University will become part of the University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Business.

Publication date: 1 August 2019

Course rep of the year rewarded

A Bangor University student recently picked up an award for his dedication to representing his fellow students.

David Loveday, 34, from Rotherhithe, London won the Ede & Ravenscroft “Best Course Rep” for years 1 or 2 title along with a £1,000 cash prize. A former student of St Dunstans College, London, David, is currently on this third year of the Social Policy and Criminology with Criminal Justice degree.

Publication date: 23 October 2014

‘Critical Language Awareness – the missing key component in Welsh language revitalization policy and planning’ – Dr Steve Eaves

‘Critical Language Awareness – the missing key component in Welsh language revitalization policy and planning’: a guest lecture by Dr Steve Eaves, Welsh Centre for Language Planning.

Publication date: 19 February 2016

Cultures, challenges and injustices: Festival of Social Sciences in Bangor

From dance forms to welfare reforms, Bangor University is taking part in the Economic & Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Sciences again this year, and is inviting the public to take part in a wide variety of events.

Publication date: 29 October 2018

Death of a champion of Welsh History

4 October 2017 saw the passing away of Professor Emeritus John Gwynn Williams, former Professor of Welsh History at the University College of North Wales at Bangor 1963-83, and its Vice-principal 1974-1979 under Sir Charles Evans.

Publication date: 13 October 2017

Digital platforms offer the Welsh language a new medium

New digital platforms which we use frequently these days, offer an opportunity for the Welsh language to play a wider role in everyday life.

Researchers at Bangor University are interested to find out how people use the language within digital platforms, and are therefore carrying out two surveys that are available to the public.

Publication date: 5 October 2016

Dr Andrew Edwards discusses Thatcherism and Wales on Radio Wales

In a new programme for Radio Wales, Bangor Historian Dr Andrew Edwards (Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities) scrutinises the often tempestuous relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Wales.

Thatcherism and Wales was first broadcast as part of the Histories of Wales series on Radio Wales on Thursday, 2nd January.  It is now available to ‘listen again’ on the Radio Wales website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03mnmbf

 

Publication date: 2 January 2014

Drapers’ Company Medal awarded to Bangor students

Bangor University students were presented with the Drapers’ Medals recently. The Drapers’ Company is one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London, and now a philanthropic organization. The Drapers’ Company kindly donates two medals each year to be awarded to outstanding postgraduate students.

Publication date: 20 May 2014

Dr Bethan Loftus invited to present her research on covert policing at the University of Oxford

Publication date: 8 June 2018

Dr Eryl W Davies presents at the Society of Biblical Literature

Dr Eryl W Davies to present in Chicago, November 2012.

Publication date: 2 July 2012

Dr Farhaan Wali wins 'New Teacher of the Year' at Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Awards

Dr. Farhaan Wali won ‘New Teacher of the Year’ at Bangor University’s Student-Led Teaching Awards.  Farhaan teaches undergraduates and postgraduate students.  Run by Bangor Students’ Union together with the University, the Student-Led Teaching Awards recognise the dedication and commitment of Bangor’s teaching and support staff. All awards are nominated for by the students.  Farhaan contributes to the School’s tradition of teaching excellence and dedication to the student experience.

Publication date: 27 May 2014

Drink a Glass of Water for World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday in March. Every year, countless local, national and international events are organised by kidney charities, health and social care professionals, patient groups and individuals who want to make a difference. Why not drink a glass of water and show your support on twitter #@kidneydayUK

Publication date: 9 March 2017

Dr. Karen Pollock awarded the Special Recognition award at the Student Led Teaching Awards

We are really glad to announce that Dr. Karen Pollock has been awarded the Special Recognition award at the Student Led Teaching Awards at Bangor University this year. Congratulations, Karen, thoroughly deserved!

Publication date: 23 April 2018

Dr Lucy Huskinson awarded with Teaching Fellowship

Dr Lucy Huskinson has been awarded a Teaching Fellowship for her outstanding contribution to teaching, to the enhancement of students’ learning experiences, and to the support and welfare she provides to students at Bangor University.

Publication date: 10 October 2014

Dr Lucy Huskinson, co-Chair of international conference, at Yale University, co-sponsored by Yale Divinity School

Dr Lucy Huskinson is co-Chair (with Dr Joe Cambray, former President of the IAAP) of the Program Committee for the international conference, Psyche, Spirit, and Science: negotiating contemporary social and cultural concerns, July 9-12, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Publication date: 27 January 2015

Dr Lucy Huskinson to give keynote addresses at two international conferences

Dr Huskinson will be travelling to Portugal and the USA to deliver keynote conference papers.

Publication date: 11 July 2012

Dr Lucy Huskinson wins 'Teacher of the Year' at Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Awards

Dr. Lucy Huskinson won ‘Teacher of the Year’ at Bangor University’s Student-Led Teaching Awards.  Lucy teaches undergraduates and postgraduate students. In addition to winning this award, she was nominated for two other awards: ‘Outstanding Pastoral Care’, and ‘Supervisor of the Year’.  Run by Bangor Students’ Union together with the University, the Student-Led Teaching Awards recognise the dedication and commitment of Bangor’s teaching and support staff. All awards are nominated for by the students.

Publication date: 20 June 2013

Dr Marcel Stoetzler made an Honorary Research Fellow by the Pears Institute

Dr Marcel Stoetzler, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Bangor, has become an Honorary Research Fellow with the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck College, University of London.

Publication date: 14 February 2017

Dr Marcel Stoetzler on Erasmus exchange to Free University Berlin

Dr Marcel Stoetzler visited the Free University Berlin during July on an Erasmus exchange. He contributed to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in social theory and took part in a symposium on ‘Antisemitism and the Constitution of Sociology’. Click to read a full report of his enjoyable and educational trip.

Publication date: 6 September 2016

Dr Martina Feilzer chairs major Probation symposium

Dr Martina Feilzer, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, recently chaired and co-organised a symposium on ‘Probation and Offender Management: the prospects and pitfalls of marketisation’.

Publication date: 26 February 2014

Dr Martina Feilzer delivers keynote speech at Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice conference

Dr Martina Feilzer, Senior Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice, recently delivered a keynote speech at a major Welsh conference.

Publication date: 27 May 2015

Dr Rebecca Thomas appointed as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Rebecca Thomas has joined the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences from September 2019, working on a three-year project entitled ‘Writing the Medieval Welsh World’. 

Publication date: 23 September 2019

Dr Stefan Machura elected to International Sociological Association research board

Stefan Machura, Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, has been recently elected to the board of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Sociology of Law.

Publication date: 20 August 2014

Duncan Tanner Award 2013

Martin Andrew Hanks 50, from Penmaenmawr, graduated with an MA in History and also received the Duncan Tanner Award for the Best MA Dissertation, Entitled: Can I Help You? The Early Life of Douglas Houghton.

Publication date: 23 September 2013

Early Christian Irish and Scots ‘first-footers’ in Iceland

The first Icelandic inhabitants were not Vikings or Scandinavians, but early Irish or Scottish people, newly published archaeological work reveals. The Icelandic people have long had an interest in the early settlers who founded their nation, one of youngest islands to be inhabited worldwide, and have held that their forbearers, the island’s first inhabitants, were Vikings.

An article "Viking beaters: Scots and Irish may have settled Iceland a century before Norsemen" has been published on The Conversation (23/05/15). It was written by Kristjan Ahronson. 

Publication date: 25 May 2015

EMPYRE Project of Youth Work in Europe

The School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences has become a partner in the Erasmus EMPYRE project on youth work in Europe. With other EU wide HEIs and partner charity organisations in four countries, the project explores, collects and develops successful youth work practices used to empower young people in Europe. 

Publication date: 4 October 2019

Enigmatic Eliseg reveals its secrets

An Open Afternoon between 2-5 on Saturday 8 September will give the public an opportunity to find more about the third season of excavations at the Pillar of Eliseg, a ninth-century AD stone monument which stands on a prehistoric mound near Valle Crucis Abbey Llangollen, in north-east Wales. Archaeologists from Bangor and Chester Universities are returning to carry out a third season of excavations at the site between 26 August -16 September 2012.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Erasmus + Application on the theme of Radicalisation and Deradicalisation Strategies

A planning meeting for an Erasmus + funding application on the theme of ‘Radicalisation of Young People in Europe: Strategies of Deradicalisation’, was attended by Dr Hefin Gwilym, on behalf of the School of Social Sciences, at the Georg-Simon-Ohm University, Nuremberg, on 15th November. Preventing the radicalization of young people and enhancing their active citizenship are important European wide topics at the moment.

Publication date: 12 December 2016

Erin wins the Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2018 Crown

The winner of the Brecon and Radnorshire Urdd Eisteddfod Crown 2018 is Bangor University student, Erin Hughes from Pen Llŷn. She wins the crown for her prose on the theme ‘terrorism', to very high praise from the judges, Catrin Beard and Lleucu Roberts.

Publication date: 1 June 2018

ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

The ESRC Festival of Social Sciences is back in Bangor for its second year. This week long celebration of social sciences takes place every year across the whole of the UK. After a number of successful events last year, Bangor University is again holding two events to join in the celebration.

Publication date: 27 October 2017

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grants awarded to College academics

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

Publication date: 18 October 2016

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grant to fund collaborative project with North Wales Police

 

Innovation and learning within North Wales Police will be the focus of a new collaborative project led by Bangor Business School, thanks to the award of a major research impact grant.

Publication date: 7 March 2016

ESRC Small Grant Awarded

Dr Simon Cottee has been awarded an ESRC small grant to undertake a research project on the experiences and challenges of ex-Muslims living in Britain.

Publication date: 19 April 2011

Exhibition: Celtic Studies in Bangor

Publication date: 7 June 2019

Exhibition offers opportunity to take part in historic tax debate

An exhibition which outlines the history of taxes in Wales and which encourages visitors to offer their views on the country’s first piece of tax legislation in modern times will be on show in Bangor University’s Management Centre until 28 November.

Finance Minister Jane Hutt launched the exhibition in Bangor before attending the first north wales meeting of the Tax Forum. The Forum, which includes Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor Law School, is a group of stakeholders which provides advice on tax law, administration and the way in which Welsh tax policy and legislation is developed.

Publication date: 20 November 2014

Experts to gather at Bangor University to discuss the future of language planning

Experts are set to gather at Bangor University on Friday, 8th March for a one-day symposium on the future of language planning.

‘Beyond the Classroom: the future of Language Planning’ comes in the wake of the 2011 Census results, which reveal a decline in the number of Welsh speakers over the past decade.

Publication date: 20 February 2013

Extension of deadline for ASCC PhD Studentships

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for the All-Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration Academy (ASCCA) PhD Studentships has now been extended. Those wishing to apply must submit their completed application by the new deadline which will now be Monday, 30th September 2013.

Publication date: 19 September 2013

Family habit of inheriting volunteer roles could help small charities

Though many of us live increasingly busy lives, the number of those actively involved in volunteerism in the UK is growing. In fact, every year more than 21m people volunteer at least once. But for many people, volunteering is not just a one off, or infrequent thing. In fact, it can be a legacy, a form of tradition which is often passed down through family generations.

This article by Stephanie Jones, PhD student at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, is republished from The Conversationunder a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 30 October 2018

Fears for offender rehabilitation as Britain embraces US-style probation

An article by Martina Y. FeilzerBangor University's School of Social Sciences and John DeeringThe University of South Walesoriginally published on The ConversationRead the original article.

One of the most dramatic and radical changes the last coalition government made to criminal justice went almost unnoticed. In 2014, the probation service that had stood for more than 100 years was broken up. It was split into a National Probation Service, responsible for about 30% of the previous probation workload, and community rehabilitation companies responsible for the remaining 70%.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Bangor University has its second ever Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences with the  awarding of a Fellowship to Howard Davis, Professor of Social Theory & Institutions at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Science.

Publication date: 5 April 2019

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

Financial Management Graduate Scheme 2019 - NHS Wales

Publication date: 21 September 2018

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 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 MSocSci students graduate from the School of Social Sciences

Amongst the 3,062 students graduating from Bangor University last week were the first cohort to graduate with a totally unique qualification in the social sciences.

Publication date: 18 July 2016

Flagship civil society research centre enjoys official inauguration

The Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) will celebrate the launch of its flagship WISERD Civil Society Research Centre on Thursday 5th February, 2015. WISERD has received funding in excess of £10 million to found a national research centre which will undertake a five year innovative and far-reaching research programme of policy relevant research addressing Civil Society in Wales, the UK and Internationally. This funding includes £7 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and a further £3m from Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea Universities. WISERD Civil Society is a collaborative venture, involving researchers from across twelve UK Universities and a range of international partners.

Publication date: 4 February 2015

Food banks are becoming institutionalised in the UK

I was one of 58 academics, activists and food writers who published a stark open letter warning against food banks becoming institutionalised in the UK. We believe the country is now reaching a point where “left behind people” and retailers’ “leftover food” share a symbiotic relationship. Food banks are becoming embedded within welfare provision, fuelled by corporate involvement and ultimately creating an industry of poverty.

This article by Dave BeckPostdoctoral Teaching FellowBangor University  is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 2 April 2019

Four New Lecturers Appointed to Bangor University

For the fourth consecutive year, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has appointed individuals to work in various areas at Bangor University in order to increase the Welsh medium provision.

Publication date: 26 September 2014

Free seminar: Co-production and Social Care – translating the Wellbeing Agenda into Practice

Free seminar event organised by the All Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration (ASCC) and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)

Publication date: 30 April 2014

Free tours offered by the School of History and Archaeology

Free tours offered by the School of History and Archaeology

Publication date: 6 June 2018

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 Salad Cream to the Severn bridge, renaming is an emotive issue

This article by Dr Sarah Louise Wheeler, Lecturer in Social Policy (Welsh medium), at the School of Social Sciences was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

The American food giant Heinz sparked controversy with a recent proposal to change the name of one of its best known products. If it goes ahead, there will be no more Salad Cream in the world’s kitchens. We will have to make do with bottles of Sandwich Cream instead.

Publication date: 14 June 2018

Fully-funded KESS Research Masters: closing date 29/01/14

Applications are now open for a fully-funded KESS Research Masters based at the School of Social Sciences, Bangor.

Publication date: 9 January 2014

Fully-funded PhD Studentship: 'Local Forms of Civil Society in Societies in Transition'

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship, funded by WISERD within the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University, beginning 1st October 2015. 

Publication date: 14 April 2015

Fully-funded PhD Studentship: WISERD Civil Society

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship, funded by WISERD within the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University, beginning 1st October 2015 or soon thereafter.

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Fully-funded PhD Studentship: WISERD Civil Society

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship, funded by WISERD within the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University, beginning 1st October 2015.

Publication date: 6 January 2015

Funded internship opportunity at the Meillionydd excavation

As part of the Bangor University Undergraduate Internship Scheme 2014-15 the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology offers an internship at the excavations conducted for The Meillionydd Project from 01-29/06/2014 at the double ringwork enclosure of Meillionydd, near Rhiw, on the Llŷn peninsula in northwest Wales.

Publication date: 20 April 2015

Funding boost for the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research

Bangor, Swansea and Cardiff Universities have recently won £2,249,927 funding from Health and Care Research Wales (formerly NISCHR) to lead the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research (NCPHWR), an all Wales Research Centre.

Publication date: 27 May 2015

Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2015

to embrace a woman is to embrace a sack of manure’  Odo of Cluny

On the 7-9 January 2015, Bangor University will be hosting a conference which will  explore the relationship between medieval women and dirt from the perspective of a variety of different disciplines.

Publication date: 27 November 2014

Generation Beth reveals that Wales’ youth value their vote and feel European

S4C are calling on the young people of Wales to share their experiences as part of an interactive European project. Lecturer Dr. Cynog Prys and a doctoral student Shân Pritchard of the School of Social Science, have been invited to discuss and analyse the finding of the project that has partners in in 12 European countries.

This innovative project, called 'Generation Beth' is an evolution of a highly successful survey conducted in France in 2013 called 'Generation quoi'. This time, 12 countries, including Wales have joined France to create a truly European event. The project is led in Wales by S4C and the production company Cwmni Da.

Publication date: 6 May 2016

German and Danish partners visit Bangor

This month, we have been pleased to welcome colleagues from two of our partner institutions.

Publication date: 24 May 2016

Getting by in Bangor

An increasing number of students are seeking part-time employment during their time at university. Their reason might not be solely to earn money but also to enhance their employability after graduating.

Publication date: 10 March 2015

‘Golden thread’ should be sought to support region’s economy

One of the main thrusts of a new scoping report on the north Wales economy suggests that regional stakeholders are seeking to ensure that a 'golden thread' runs through the supply chain to enable local small firms to benefit from incoming economic opportunities.

The report also identifies that Welsh Government have the opportunity, through the potential for devolved powers on procurement rules, to ensure quality jobs and good terms and conditions for workers on inward investment projects.

Publication date: 7 July 2017

Graduation 2013 Image Gallery

Congratulations to all our School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology graduates. Click here to view our Graduation 2013 Image Gallery.

Publication date: 1 August 2013

Graduation 2014

Registration for the 2014 graduation ceremonies is now open.

Publication date: 12 March 2014

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: Gwenlli Thomas

Publication date: 19 July 2019

GRADUATION SUCCESS FOR ‘MOSTYN PROJECT’ STUDENT

Publication date: 22 August 2016

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

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

Henry VIII’s marital troubles may have influenced other splits, newly-discovered documents show

Newly-discovered documents show Henry VIII’s legendary marital troubles may have led to other copy-cat splits around the country.

The extraordinary story of a teenager who flip-flopped between two wives in a similar way – and at the same time - as the monarch was trying to change his spouse suggests other couples were watching and being influenced by the impact the King’s case had on the law.

Publication date: 15 October 2019

Hidden Histories

Anyone interested in local history will be eager to book a place on a Hidden Histories ‘Day School’ at Bangor University on Saturday November 4th.

The event promises to reveal the history, archaeology and architecture of Bangor University.  

Publication date: 13 October 2017

High Sheriff Awards for Voluntary Work

The annual High Sheriff Award ceremony took place at Bangor University recently. The High Sheriff's Award recognises and rewards both individual and group volunteering efforts by Bangor students

Publication date: 16 April 2013

History Staff and Students discuss NSS Action Plan

On Wednesday, 9 October staff and students from the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology met to discuss the results of the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS).  This was part of a College of Arts and Humanities’ conference to consider the NSS, and to encourage Schools to develop an action plan in conjunction with students.

Publication date: 17 October 2013

History Student Partakes in Prestigious Westminster Work Placement

Bangor History student Sean Collier recently completed a parliamentary work placement at Westminster. This work placement formed part of Sean’s 2nd year studying for a BA in Modern and Contemporary History, and here he share’s some of his experiences of his time.

Publication date: 19 June 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day Service at Bangor University

A service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 will be held at the Prichard-Jones Hall, Main Arts Building, College Road, in Bangor on Monday, 28 January, from  10:30am to 11:30am.

The theme of this year’s service is ‘Torn from Home’ and will feature music and readings from local schools, members of the local community and council, the Students Union, The Chaplaincy Team, and University Staff.

The service, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Prichard-Jones Hall, Main Arts Building, and refreshments will be served afterwards.

Publication date: 9 January 2019

Honorary Fellowship to Meave Leakey

Bangor University has presented an Honorary Fellowship to Dr Meave Leakey, the world-renowned palaeontologist who graduated from Bangor University with a BSc and PhD.

Publication date: 6 May 2014

How babies became the baked beans of the childcare world

Most of us are used to seeing crazy bargains when we go into the local supermarket, with items such as baked beans, bananas or milk being sold at a price that seems far below what they must cost to grow/make and sell. It’s a well-tried method – “loss leaders” are used to draw us into shops where we are also enticed to buy non-discounted items. So, unless we only plan to eat baked beans, our shopping basket usually gives the retailer an overall profit by the time we get to the checkout.

This article by David DallimoreWISERD Researcher, at the School of Social Sciences was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 30 May 2018

"How does the HMRC affect the financial hardship of claimants? A critical discourse analysis of power asymmetries in the UK tax credits system"

"How does the HMRC affect the financial hardship of claimants? A critical discourse analysis of power asymmetries in the UK tax credits system" - a guest seminar by Sara Closs-Davies, Koen Bartels & Doris Merkl-Davies, Bangor Business School

 

Publication date: 25 April 2016

How jobs figures mask bogus self-employment in the shadow economy

The UK has posted disappointing jobs data. Unemployment rose slightly for the first time in seven months, by 21,000 to 1.7m. It is still at a respectable rate of 5.1% and employment remains very high at 74.1%. But the figures need unpicking to identify the problems that lie beneath the surface of the country’s economy, despite months of positive headlines.

This article by Tony Dobbins, Professor of Employment Studies, Bangor UniversityAlexandra Plows, Research Fellow, Bangor University, and Howard Davis, Professor of Social Theory & Institutions, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 20 April 2016

How should we in Wales produce a successful society?

Will David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ mend ‘Broken Britain? Indeed will it have a better track record than any of the other community building programmes of the last half century? How should we in Wales produce a successful society?

Publication date: 30 April 2013

How to become a great impostor

Unlike other icons who have appeared on the front of Life magazine, Ferdinand Waldo Demara was not famed as an astronaut, actor, hero or politician. In fact, his 23-year career was rather varied. He was, among other things, a doctor, professor, prison governor and monk. Demara was not some kind of genius either – he actually left school without any qualifications. Rather, he was “The Great Impostor”, a charming rogue who tricked his way to notoriety.

This article by Tim Holmes, Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciencesis republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 22 August 2019

Humphrey Llwyd: the Renaissance scholar who drew Wales into the atlas, and wrote it into history books

This article by Huw Pryce, Professor of Welsh History, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 23 August 2018

Important achievement of Timothy Jones, student of the School of History and Archaeology

Timothy George Jones, a third year undergraduate student at the School of History and Archaeology, achieved a remarkable accomplishment.

Publication date: 27 September 2017

Inaugural Duncan Tanner memorial lecture

Devolution in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum: some observations from Chinese scholars

Professor Zhanpeng Wang, Beijing Foreign University

Publication date: 25 February 2015

INAUGURAL NORTH AMERICAN MEETING

Publication date: 4 October 2016

Inspired by 2001 A Competition for Bangor University Students

Publication date: 20 April 2018

Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates - Conference

Publication date: 18 May 2015

Institute for Welsh Estates at Bangor University

On Friday 15 November a dinner was held for families who have donated estate papers to Bangor University Archives.  Following a welcome by Professor John Hughes (Vice-Chancellor), Einion Thomas (University Archivist and Welsh Librarian) drew attention to a selection of documents found amongst the fifty or so collections of estate papers housed in the University Archives.  Nia Powell (Lecturer in Welsh History) talked about the main aims of the institute and discussed the history of several estates in north Wales, whilst Dr Lowri Ann Rees (Lecturer in Modern History) presented an over view of the nature of estates in south Wales. 

Publication date: 19 December 2013

International Round Table at Bangor

Publication date: 18 May 2015

Invitation to the launch of the Centre for Arthurian Studies

Publication date: 10 January 2017

Is there such thing as a ‘European identity’?

The outcome of the UK’s 2016 referendum on EU membership has sent shockwaves across Europe. Among other impacts, it has prompted debates around the issues whether a “European culture” or a “European identity” actually exist or whether national identities still dominate.

This article by Nikolaos Papadogiannis, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary History at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 22 May 2019

ISWE at the Eisteddfod

Publication date: 27 November 2015

ISWE SEMINAR SERIES 2016/17

Publication date: 1 September 2016

ISWE welcomes moves to safeguard historic place names of Wales

Publication date: 22 February 2017

James Martin's work placement at Westminster

James Martin has just completed his work placement at Westminster. He would like to share his experiences: 'The placement was thoroughly enjoyable and definitely something I can suggest applying for.

Publication date: 30 April 2018

KESS PhD student presents poster at Intellectual Disabilities conference

Daron Owens, who is in her first year of a PhD KESS ll studentship, recently presented a poster outlining the method for her first piece of work - a systematic literature review – at the Research in Intellectual Disabilities conference in Glasgow. Daron is exploring the experiences of people with a learning disability in the early stages of the new Social Services and Wellbeing Act (2014) Wales.

Publication date: 21 December 2016

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS II) Awards in the School of Social Sciences

We are pleased to announce that the School of Social Sciences has been awarded two KESS scholarships: one 12 months Masters by Research grant and one three year PhD grant. KESS projects provides opportunities for funded PhD and Masters by Research students in collaboration with a company partner.

Publication date: 18 February 2016

Land Agent Workshop

Publication date: 2 November 2015

Later Medieval Commemorative Monuments in Wales

Professor Nancy Edwards has been awarded a grant of £2,000 by History Research Wales for a workshop on Later Medieval Commemorative Monuments in Wales to be held in National Museum Wales on 13 December 2013.

Publication date: 5 December 2013

Latest edition of School newsletter online NOW

The latest edition of our School newsletter is now available online.

Publication date: 13 September 2012

Launch of Bangor’s Centre for Arthurian Studies

Bangor University will be seeing in 2017 with the launch of a new Centre for Arthurian Studies on Friday 20 January, just as Wales begins to celebrate a Year of Legends. Throughout 2017 events will be held at historic sites the length and breadth of Wales in celebration of its rich culture and heritage.

Publication date: 11 January 2017

Launch - School of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Many staff and administrators from the College of Arts & Humanities came to the launch of the new School of Philosophy and Religion in the Council Chamber on Friday October 12th.

Publication date: 22 October 2012

Lecturer awarded Senior Fellowship

Dr Sue Johns, Chair of Teaching and Learning for the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology, has been awarded recognition as a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA). She is responsible for the quality of the School’s teaching and learning; this includes all aspects of delivery, from overseeing new module validation processes to developing a strategy to ensure the ongoing development of the degree scheme. 
 
Senior Fellowship is a category of recognition that indicates extensive experience in leading and delivering learning and teaching in Higher Education. Senior Fellows typically have experience of strategic leadership at School level, responsibility for quality assurance and policy making as well as being able to demonstrate impact across their School and also in the wider academic community within their School and within their Institution.

Publication date: 27 February 2014

Lecturer publishes unconventional textbook

Marcel Stoetzler, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, has just published his new book, Beginning Classical Social Theory, with Manchester University Press.

Publication date: 29 August 2017

Lecturers recognised by Bangor University for contribution to teaching and learning

Two lecturers from the School of Social Sciences recently received awards from Bangor University in recognition of their contribution to teaching and learning.

Publication date: 18 November 2015

Lecturer takes part in staff exchange to the Basque country

A lecturer from the School of Social Sciences recently took part in an Erasmus staff exchange to the Basque country, located in the north of Spain.

Publication date: 14 December 2012

Lecturer to use Twitter to help pupils revise

A lecturer from the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University is planning to use Twitter as a revision resource for sixth form students.

As a programme of work which aims to bridge the gap between schools and studying Sociology at University, Cynog Prys, a Sociologist specialising in the use of Welsh online, will  tweet Welsh medium revision advice from @CymdeithasegUG in the three weeks leading up to A Level exams this summer.

Publication date: 14 April 2014

Lecturer uses Twitter to help pupils revise

Following the success and popularity of the Adolygu Cymdeithaseg (Sociology Revision) Twitter account launched last year, a lecturer at Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences will restart tweeting sociology revision messages through the medium of Welsh to A Level pupils this week.

Publication date: 23 March 2015

Lecturer welcomes new students having received two new Awards

Dr Teresa Crew, a Lecturer in Social Policy at Bangor University is beginning a new year of Lecturing at Bangor University with two new accolades to her name.

Dr Crew has been awarded an Outstanding Teaching in Social Policy Award by the Social Policy Association.  Teresa Crew, who is the Year One Coordinator (for Social Sciences) in the School of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences also received a Bangor University Teaching Fellowship during the University’s recent degree Ceremonies.

Publication date: 28 September 2018

Leo takes on London Marathon Challenge

A Bangor student will be amongst the thousands of runners taking part in this year’s London Marathon, to raise money for the St John Ambulance.

History and Archaeology first year student Leo Atkinson has a gruelling training programme for the 26-mile race, running 36 miles a week and undertaking cardiovascular training in the University’s Maes Glas gym.

Publication date: 26 February 2013

Lessons from the Beeching cuts in reviving Britain's railways

More than 50 years ago the Beeching Report was published, spelling the end of hundreds of miles of British railway lines and stations. Pretty much immediately, local campaigns sprang up to protest what became infamously known as the “Beeching Axe”. Now, the transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced that some of the lines could be re-opened.

This article by Andrew Edwards, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Senior Lecturer in Modern History, at the School of History & Archaeology was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 7 December 2017

Lessons in bilingualism: what can Corsica learn from Wales?

A Corsican student is currently visiting the School of Social Sciences on an internship to learn about bilingualism in Wales. Petru Filippi, who is enrolled in a Masters degree program in the University of Corsica, will be spending four months in Bangor under the supervision of Dr Cynog Prys, Lecturer in Sociology and an expert in language planning in Wales.

Publication date: 18 March 2016

Looking back at 50 years of social sciences

It was a ‘golden’ moment for Bangor University last week as the School of Social Sciences celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Staff and students from past and present united on campus to commemorate the growth and achievement of the School since its inception in 1966.

Publication date: 22 September 2016

Lucy Huskinson lectures to architecture students at the University of Bath

Staff member Lucy Huskinson recently gave a guest lecture to over a hundred architecture students in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath. 

Publication date: 30 January 2017

Magical History Tour

Bangor University are offering the chance to take a magical history tour of the Isle of Anglesey.

Publication date: 24 October 2018

Magical History Tour

Let Bangor University’s historians take you on a ‘Magical History Tour of Ynys Môn or the Isle of Anglesey on Sunday 7 July.

Staff and students from Bangor University will be leading a guided journey through the Island’s historic landscape. This is an excellent opportunity to discover the wealth of history on the university’s doorstep.  The trip will explore a range of sites from Neolithic tombs to Romano-British roundhouses and medieval mottes.

Publication date: 4 July 2019

Major grant awarded to ‘smART cities and waste’ project

Dr Alexandra Plows has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council network grant worth £37,449 towards the ‘smART cities and waste’ project.

Publication date: 18 February 2016

Major Recognition for University Archives

Publication date: 6 February 2017

Maritime history award for Bangor student

Publication date: 5 November 2015

Marzana Kamal’s Important Talk at the University of California

Marzana Kamal, a PhD Sociology and Social Policy student, recently gave a talk entitled ‘Wives Left Behind: A Study of the Impact of Men’s International Labour Migration on their Wives in Bangladesh’ at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Publication date: 3 September 2019

Masters by Research students awarded WISERD prizes

Two Masters by Research students from the School of Social Sciences were awarded prizes at the recent WISERD (Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods) Conference in Cardiff.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

MA students visit the Basque country to see language planning in practice

Students on the MA Language Policy and Planning degree have had a unique insight into the subject of their studies thanks to an insightful trip to the Basque region of Northern Spain.

Publication date: 6 February 2012

Mature student overcomes the odds to win 1st Class Degree

A former bench joiner from Rhyl has graduated with a first class honours degree after a drastic change of career due to an occupational illness.

Publication date: 18 July 2011

Meet us in Canada!

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

Publication date: 20 February 2015

Meet us in Canada!

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

Publication date: 10 September 2015

Meet us in Canada!

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

Publication date: 7 September 2016

Meet us in Canada this February/March

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

Publication date: 14 January 2014

Meet us in Canada this March

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

Publication date: 25 February 2013

Meet us in Canada this March

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer for the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law, will be visiting Canada between 1st and 7th of March to meet students interested in studying Business, Law and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University.

Publication date: 20 February 2012

Meet us in Hong Kong and Brunei!

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

Publication date: 20 July 2015

Meet us in India!

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

Publication date: 30 April 2015

Meet us in India in May and June

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer for the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law, will be visiting India between 23rd of May and 4th of June to meet students interested in studying Business, Law and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University.

Publication date: 3 May 2012

Meet us in India – January / February

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

Publication date: 14 January 2013

Meet us in India this November!

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

Publication date: 6 November 2014

Meet us in Jordan this month

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer for the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law, will be visiting Jordan on the 9th and 10th of May to meet students interested in studying Business, Law and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University.

Publication date: 1 May 2012

Meet us in New York and Canada this September

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

Publication date: 13 August 2013

Meet us in NYC and Canada this September/October!

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

Publication date: 27 August 2014

Meet us in Thailand!

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

Publication date: 20 January 2016

Meet us in Thailand!

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

Publication date: 2 June 2015

Meet us this February in India

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer for the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law, will be visiting India between 12th and 22nd of February to meet students interested in studying Business, Law and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University.

Publication date: 7 February 2012

Modern archaeology to reveal Eliseg’s secrets

Archaeologists from Bangor and Chester universities begin a  second season of excavations (4 – 16 September 2011) at the Pillar of Eliseg, a ninth-century AD stone monument which stands on a prehistoric mound near Valle Crucis Abbey Llangollen, in north-east Wales.  There will be an open afternoon at the archaeological site on Friday 16 September, between 3 – 6pm.

Publication date: 31 August 2011

"Modern Maritime Battlefield Archaeology: Case Studies from the Battle of Jutland and the U-boat Wars".

Publication date: 15 February 2017

Moving from children’s to adult palliative care services: Gap is still too wide for young people with life-limiting conditions to negotiate

The differences between children’s and adult palliative care services are too wide for young people with life-limiting conditions to negotiate, according to research by Bangor University. Commenting on the findings, the researchers call for adult palliative care services to extend their scope to better meet the needs of young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Publication date: 21 October 2014

MP praises pioneering Food Bank research

Local MP Hywel Williams praised pioneering research at Bangor University following a recent (21 March 2016) one-day Local Stakeholders’ Conference: Mapping Food Poverty, which exchanged information and opinion on the current rise in food bank use. 

research project by Bangor University Social Sciences PhD student David Beck, shared at the Conference (Hyperlink to full story) revealed that Wales now has 157 foodbanks which support people at risk of not being able to feed themselves and their families (data collected July 2015) compared to 16 in 1998.

Publication date: 23 March 2016

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

My two semesters at Bond University in Australia

Read Alex Wuergler’s International Experience Year blog.

Publication date: 7 March 2018

National Assembly for Wales pilots Academic Fellowships with Bangor University

Two Bangor University academics are to share their expertise to enable Assembly Members to develop policy and practice for the benefit of the people of Wales.

Dr Alexandra Plows of Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences and Dr Catrin Hedd Jones of the School of Healthcare Sciences will spend time working on specific projects alongside the Assembly’s Research Service under new Academic Fellowships being piloted by the National Assembly for Wales.

Publication date: 29 March 2017

Nation, Class and Resentment

Bangor University sociologist and lecturer Robin Mann discusses the differences in the way that national identity is expressed in Wales, Scotland and England, and how national identity  affects attitudes towards current issues such as Brexit and immigration in a unique comparative study, just published.

Publication date: 27 February 2017

New Bangor University and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai policing degree will go live from 2019/20

From September 2019, Bangor University in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (GLLM) will offer an undergraduate degree in Professional Policing which is licensed by the College of Policing. This will introduce students to the skills required to work as a police officer and is building on the highly successful Foundation Degree in Policing that has been offered for some years by GLLM.

Publication date: 23 May 2019

New book could help protect ancient monuments in Wales

A Professor from Bangor University has just published the third and final volume of a series of books that provides valuable insights into the early medieval monuments of Wales.

Publication date: 18 June 2013

New Course: MA Social Work

From September 2012, the School of Social Sciences will be offering an MA in Social Work, subject to validation by Bangor University and recognition by the Care Council for Wales.

Publication date: 29 March 2012

New Director for leading Social Science Research Centre

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Method (WISERD) has appointed a new Director.

Professor Ian Rees Jones has been appointed as the new Director at WISERD.  Based at Cardiff University, he will lead the Institute which has become a major centre for social science research excellence in Wales and beyond.

Publication date: 27 September 2013

New perspectives on Wales at North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History Conference

International academics and students of Welsh history converge on Bangor University this week (25th to the 27th of July), as the University hosts the 12th biennial North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH) Conference of 2018

Publication date: 24 July 2018

Nia Powell on BBC Radio

Listen to Nia Mair Watkin Powell from @BangorHistory Bangor University talking about her research into her great-uncle Morgan Watkin, who was in Zurich during the First World War mingling with intellectuals such as James Joyce and Lenin in places such as Cafe Odeon, whilst also 'listening' on behalf of Lloyd George.

Publication date: 7 November 2017

Nikos Papadogiannis wins small grant

Nikos Papadogiannis has won a small grant (300 euros) for the authorship of a text on culture in post-dictatorship Greece between 1974 and the late 1980s. 

Publication date: 12 December 2017

North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History Conference

From the 25thto the 27thof July, Bangor, the City of Learning, will be welcoming a plethora of young post-graduates, emerging academics and established scholars from all over the UK, and from as far afield as Ontario, Canada, as its hosts the 12thbiennial North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH) Conference of 2018.

Publication date: 19 July 2018

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

NSS success for History and Archaeology at Bangor University

The release of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) results has seen phenomenal success for the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology.

Publication date: 18 August 2015

One-day symposium: ‘BEYOND THE CLASSROOM – the future of Language Planning’ (8th March 2013)

On Friday, 8th March 2013, the School of Social Sciences, with the support of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, will hold a one-day symposium: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM – the future of Language Planning, for those working in language policy and planning and related fields.

Publication date: 22 January 2013

ONE WEEK left to register for our Anniversary Dinner

The School of Social Sciences’s 50th anniversary celebrations will culminate in a black-tie dinner and conference next month. 

Publication date: 19 August 2016

Open call for proposals for Research Development Groups

The All-Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration (ASCC) has an open call for proposals for Research Development Groups (RDGs). The purpose of the RDGs is to increase social care research capacity and outputs in Wales. RDG funds are available specifically to enable groups to write and submit bids for large scale research projects.

Publication date: 6 March 2014

Opening of Exhibition of Jewish Life - With Kosher Reception

Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker from Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media and School of Social Sciences respectively, in collaboration with Esther Roberts of Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, have been awarded £19,000 by Beacon for Wales to hold a touring exhibition of Jewish life in North Wales. Through this exhibition, local people have the opportunity to learn about Jewish history in North Wales. Jews have been resident in North Wales for at least the last one hundred and fifty years and have played an important part in its history. For example, Isidore Wartski was mayor of Bangor and the first Jewish mayor in Wales. The exhibition will be held at a combination of university and public venues across North Wales. A series of workshops at the university, local venues and schools will be held. On November 1st at 2-50pm, Sally and Nathan will also be giving a presentation to the staff and students of Coleg Menai Bangor Campus, in particular the religious studies A level class, who are currently studying Judaism.

Publication date: 6 October 2010

Opportunity to Study for 20 Credits in Germany during 1st Semester

There is an opportunity for 6 second year Social Sciences students to study in Germany for 10 days during this first semester, from 12th - 22th November 2012. This 20 credit module, Volunteer Engagement in Europe, is supported by Erasmus and validated by Bangor University.

Publication date: 28 September 2012

OPSWISE – Improving the care of older people

A study led by Bangor University has provided a fresh insight into how health services for older people are carried out.

Publication date: 18 March 2016

Out and about this weekend?

This bank holiday weekend, how about going out and walking the countryside and taking photographs of prehistoric monuments? Around Wales there are some fantastic walks, and you will be able to see our past heritage as well. 

Publication date: 25 August 2016

Owain Jones wins prestigious Drapers’ award

Congratulations to Owain Jones who has been awarded the top Drapers’ Company medal for an exceptional postgraduate contribution to Bangor University. This prestigious award takes into account the quality of a student’s research, teaching, and service to the University and community

Publication date: 18 February 2014

Partner visit by Ruhr-Universität Bochum

The School of Social Sciences recently welcomed a guest from one of its partner institutions, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, in a bid to maintain and strengthen the link between the two universities.

Publication date: 9 May 2016

Party like it’s 1884!

The School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology held their first student-staff Christmas party on December 17th 2013, when everyone was encouraged to help raise money for charity and ‘Party like it’s 1884’!

Publication date: 4 March 2014

PENRHYN LECTURE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Publication date: 10 November 2016

Peter Huxley to continue as Visiting Research Fellow at LEWI

Professor Peter Huxley of the Centre for Mental Health and Society has been awarded visiting research fellow status of the David C Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) for a further two years.

Publication date: 23 June 2017

Peter Lord: ‘Portreadu pobl Môn’ [‘Portraying the People of Anglesey’]

The Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, in partnership with the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust is delighted to announce details of a special guest lecture at Bangor University's stand at this year’s National Eisteddfod of Wales. The Lecture takes place at 12.15pm on Friday, 11 August 2017.

Publication date: 24 July 2017

PhD awarded to History student

The School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology has a new doctor in the house, after Dr Owain Wyn Jones successfully passed his PhD viva examination on the 8th of January.

Publication date: 14 January 2014

PhD candidate Anne scoops University Impact Award

Congratulations to Anne Collis, a PhD student in the School of Social Sciences, who has been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Impact Award for Postgraduate Research Students.

Publication date: 16 December 2015

PhD student attends launch of parliamentary report on hunger

A PhD candidate who contributed evidence towards a major parliamentary report on hunger in the UK has attended the London launch of its follow-up document.

Publication date: 17 December 2015

PhD student Izaddin Rasool published in The Sociological Review

An article by PhD student Izaddin Rasool has been published in The Sociological Review, one of the world’s leading journals for sociological research.

Publication date: 24 February 2015

PhD student Miyoung presents paper at South Korean conference

A PhD student was recently invited to present a paper at a major conference in South Korea.

Miyoung Ahn travelled to her home country to deliver a paper entitled ‘Social Engagements as the Key Factor for Students’ Sense of Belonging to University’ – co-written by Professor Howard Davis – at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Society and Psychology (APCESP 2016) in Seoul last month.

Publication date: 5 February 2016

PhD student Stephanie scoops symposium poster prize

Congratulations to PhD student Stephanie Jones on winning the prize for ‘best postgraduate poster’ at a recent research symposium.

Publication date: 5 July 2017

Philosophy and Religion Student wins the 'Ede and Ravenscroft Innovation Award' at the Student Led Teaching Awards

Helen Marchant, a course representative for the second year undergraduates in the School of Philosophy and Religion won the ‘Ede and Ravenscroft Innovation Award’ at the 2015 Student Led Teaching Awards.

Publication date: 18 May 2015

Pre-registration and Welcome Week activities for first years

For details of how to carry out pre-registration, and to see a schedule for Welcome Week, please click here

Publication date: 15 August 2013

Prestigious appointment for Dr Eryl W Davies

The British Society for Old Testament Study appoints Dr Eryl W Davies President elect.

Publication date: 2 July 2012

Prestigious European history research grant for Bangor historian

Dr Katharine Olson, lecturer in medieval and early modern history at Bangor, has recently been awarded a prestigious Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European History by the American Historical Association

Publication date: 25 September 2012

Prestigious grant awarded to recent PhD graduate of the School

Recent PhD student of the School of Philosophy and Religion, Philip Walker Jacobs has been awarded a prestigious prize to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute entitled 'Representation of the "Other": Jews in Medieval England' which will convene from 13 July through August 2014 at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in Oxford, England. Dr Jacobs will present work on 'Artistic Depictions of Joseph the Carpenter in Medieval England' which builds upon his PhD thesis. Dr Jacobs teaches at Cape Fear Community College in Cape Fear, North Carolina, USA.

Publication date: 9 April 2014

Prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Awarded

Dr Alexander Sedlmaier, a reader in Modern History at Bangor University has been awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. These highly competitive fellowships are aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research, innovative academic training and international collaborations.

Publication date: 10 April 2017

Prestigious Research Fellowship awarded to Bangor Archaeologist

A prestigious three year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Nancy Edwards, School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology

Publication date: 14 January 2015

Prestigious visiting research scholarship awarded to Bangor philosopher

Dr Lucy Huskinson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Religion, has been awarded a prestigious Mythos grant of $4500 to further her research into the phenomenology of architecture and urban design at the Opus Archives and Research Center, in Santa Barbara, US.

Publication date: 6 March 2013

Prize for the best PhD thesis in Celtic Studies

Dr Greta Anthoons, who recently gained her doctorate in Archaeology at Bangor University, has been awarded the Johann-Kaspar-Zeuss prize for the best PhD thesis in Celtic Studies by the SCE (Societas Celtologica Europaea).

Publication date: 16 August 2012

Prizes awarded to the best of the ‘Class of 2015’

Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the School of Social Sciences last week.

The graduation ceremony was followed by a reception for graduates and their families at the Management Centre, where prizes were awarded to the best performing undergraduates of the year.

Publication date: 21 July 2015

Prizes galore for literary alumni at 2019 Eisteddfod

It was a week to remember for Bangor University at this year's Eisteddfod with some of the main literary prizes being won by individuals who have close links with the institution.

Publication date: 15 August 2019

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 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

Professor elected to Learned Society of Wales

Huw Pryce, Professor of Welsh History at Bangor University, has been elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in the Society’s Inaugural Election of new fellows in 2011.

Publication date: 13 August 2012

Professor Horst Unbehaun to visit the School of Social Sciences on an Erasmus Teaching Exchange

Professor Horst Unbehaun will be visiting Bangor University on an Erasmus Teaching Exchange between 2nd and 6th May. Prof. Unbehaun is Professor of Social Work at the Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg.

Publication date: 30 April 2013

Professor Nancy Edwards: First female Chair of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

The School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences is delighted to announce that Professor Nancy Edwards (Professor in Archaeology) has been appointed Chair of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales - the first female chair for the first time in its 110-year history.

Publication date: 5 April 2019

Professor Peter Huxley appointed to Health and Care Research Cymru board

Peter Huxley, Professor of Mental Health Research, in the Centre for Mental Health and Society, has been appointed as a board member for Health and Care Research Cymru.

Professor Huxley will represent the Senior Research Leader group, bringing with him to the role many years’ experience and expertise in the field of social care and mental health. 

Publication date: 20 October 2015

Professor Peter Huxley presents social inclusion research findings to Hong Kong mental health service providers

Peter Huxley, Professor of Mental Health Research, in the Centre for Mental Health and Society has shared the findings of his ESRC-funded project at a workshop in Hong Kong.

Publication date: 20 October 2015

Professor Ray Karl captures over £575,000 in collaborative grant success

Professor Ray Karl, who is Professor of Archaeology and Heritage at Bangor University, is joint leader of a project entitled 'Co-production of alternative views of lost heritage' which has secured a grant worth c. £575,000 under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s ‘Connnected Communities’ call. 

Publication date: 9 September 2013

Professor Stefan Machura visits the University of East of Finland

Professor Stefan Machura recently visited the University of East of Finland, Joensuu campus with support from the EU’s Erasmus programme.

Publication date: 9 May 2016

Prof. Peter Huxley appointed to Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders Group

Congratulations to Professor Peter Huxley, who has been appointed to the Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders Group.

Publication date: 5 April 2016

Public lecture focuses on early medieval Wales

Identity is a hotly contested topic in contemporary society and is equally a matter of debate amongst early medieval archaeologists. This will be the subject of a public lecture to be given by the prominent historian Professor Nancy Edwards at Bangor University on Tuesday, 31 January at 6.30pm, in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre of the Main Arts Building.  The lecture is entitled 'Early medieval Wales: material evidence and identity' and all are welcome. 

Publication date: 23 January 2017

Putting poverty under the spotlight

Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences is combining discussion and drama to put the spotlight on poverty at a public event on Wednesday 8 November.

Poverty: Local, National and International’ will showcase pioneering research from academics and students at the School, which shows how poverty affects people's identities and shapes their lives. The event forms part of a week of the UK’s Economic & Social Research Council Festival of Social Sciences public engagement activities.

Publication date: 30 October 2017

Reaching out to reduce self-harm and suicide

While self-harm and suicide in European and American populations are well researched and the risk factors understood, much less is known about these behaviours in South Asia, where rates are very high.

Bangor University’s Centre for Mental Health and Society has been awarded a prestigious Research Council UK Global Challenges Research Fund grant to work with colleagues in India and Pakistan to address these issues. The project will be equipping local researchers with the skills they need to develop long-term programmes to reduce death, disability and distress.  The Capability Grant award is a key component in the UK Aid strategy to grow both the research base in the UK and strengthen capacity overseas. The aim is to address research challenges which respond to the expressed needs of developing countries.

Publication date: 21 July 2017

Read the latest edition of the Bangor School of Social Sciences Newsletter

Click here to catch up on all the latest news and developments in the Bangor School of Social Sciences newsletter.

Publication date: 15 August 2011

REF 2014: High ranking success and research impact

Research by Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences has been highly ranked across several disciplines and placed in the top 20 in the UK.  Research covered a broad range of areas including health, social policy, modern languages and history. In all areas over 76% of outputs were rated as world leading and internationally excellent; in health this rose to a spectacular 95% of outputs. 

Publication date: 18 December 2014

REF 2014: High ratings for History research

Research submitted by Bangor University’s History, Welsh History and Archaeology has been recognised as being in the top half within its sector within the UK.  

Publication date: 19 December 2014

Research Funding Opportunities

The All-Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration Academy (ASCCA) is pleased to announce funding for two PhD Fellowships in Social Care to commence in 2014. Applications are invited from eligible social care practitioners, managers and educators.

Publication date: 3 March 2014

Research helps net £90 million for schools

Research from Bangor University showing the effectiveness of extra funding to schools has enabled the Welsh Government to increase funding levels to schools in order to tackle poverty in Wales.

The collaborative research commissioned by GWE and ERW, two school improvement services providers, provided Welsh Government with evidence on which to base its decision to increase funding to schools under the Pupil Development Grant funding by a further 90 million in 2018-19.  Educationalistspsychologistssocial scientists, and legal experts who have amassed vast experiences of working with schools, pupils and children, worked together to conduct a comprehensive review of how poverty could be affecting educational achievement in Wales.

Publication date: 30 April 2018

Research on the use of Welsh presented at International Conference on Bilingualism in Education

Dr Rhian Siân Hodges and PhD student Sioned Wyn Williams have presented the results of their research on the use of Welsh within the community at Bangor University’s first International Conference on Bilingualism in Education last week.

The pair, who are both supported by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, undertook the research project – ‘Defnyddio’r Gymraeg yn y Gymuned’ (‘Using Welsh in the Community’) – on behalf of the Welsh Government.

Publication date: 14 June 2016

Research partnership projects under the spotlight

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

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

Publication date: 7 December 2017

Research project to explore impacts of estates on the communities of the Ogwen Valley

Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates has received a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to work with the communities of the Ogwen Valley in Gwynedd to explore the lives and experiences of those generations of people who lived and worked on the Penrhyn estate during the course of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Publication date: 22 January 2018

RESEARCH SEMINARS – CANCELLATION

Publication date: 8 March 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

Roundtable on the social history of Greece co-published by Nikolaos Papadogiannis attracts a very high number of visits

Nikolaos Papadogiannis has recently co-published a roundtable on the social history of Greece in Social History vo. 43, issue 1, 2018.

Publication date: 23 January 2018

Satisfied students place Bangor University among top UK universities

Bangor University’s students have again given the University a resounding testimonial in the annual National Student Satisfaction survey, placing the University eighth among the UK’s non-specialist universities in the UK and second among Welsh Universities.

The news follows hard on the heels of the University’s recent success in being awarded a Gold Standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, the only Welsh university to achieve this standard.

Publication date: 9 August 2017

Scholarship opens doors to television production company experience for Shân

A student from Bangor University has recently had a great opportunity to work on a TV series for S4C. Shân Pritchard, a Bangor Univerity graduate with a first class degree in Sociology and Social Policy, was awarded a KESS scholarship to study for a PhD in partnership and television production company,Cwmni Da. Thanks to this special scholarship, Shân had opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects, such as 'Dyma Fi'.

Publication date: 18 November 2015

Scholarship winners 2015

Scholarship winners have been awarded their prizes at a special presentation evening.

Nine students from the School of Social Sciences were presented with their awards by the Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University, Professor John Hughes, at last week’s ceremony.

Publication date: 3 December 2015

School awarded grant towards Language Planning Symposium

Dr Rhian Hodges and Dr Cynog Prys have been awarded a grant by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol towards the School’s first ever Language Planning Symposium.

Publication date: 14 December 2012

School Celebrates Black History Month

The School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences are proud to support Race Council Cymru’s Icons of Black Wales. The project seeks to celebrate diversity by publicising the achievements and contributions of Black people to local and national history and culture.

Publication date: 28 November 2018

School Celebrates The Festival of Social Sciences

The School would like to congratulate all staff and students who were involved in this year’s ESRC Festival OF Social Sciences.

Publication date: 28 November 2018

School children create art inspired by Anglesey’s standing stones

An exhibition of Artwork inspired by Anglesey’s Standing Stones will be visiting Galeri in Caernarfon between 15 August and 5 September.

Publication date: 5 August 2014

School leads panel discussion on I, Daniel Blake

On Saturday evening, 3rd December, a special event was held at Theatre Ardudwy, Harlech, where acclaimed film director Ken Loach’s new award winning film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ was screened followed by a panel discussion involving three academics form the School of Social Sciences, Dr Hefin Gwilym, David Beck and Gabriella Simak.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

School welcomes new academic staff

The department of Philosophy and Religion would like to welcome two new staff members, Mr Joshua Andrews and Mr Gareth Evans-Jones, who will both be lecturing in the field of Religious Studies.

Publication date: 10 November 2017

School welcomes representatives from Central College University, Iowa

Senior management representatives from Central College University, Iowa, USA, visited the School of Social Sciences on Monday 7th December as part of a four-day visit to Bangor.

Publication date: 22 January 2016

Shaun Evans secures generous funding

Shaun Evans from the Institute or the Study of Welsh Estates has won a £40,000-grant from the Marc Fitch Fund for a project to digitise and transcribe the volumes of late-17th-18th century correspondence at Mostyn Hall.

Publication date: 17 April 2018

Should the state provide free meals to children in the school holidays?

This article by Dr Hefin Gwilym, Lecturer in Social Policy at the School of Social Sciences was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 11 May 2016

Sioned Davies named ‘Support Staff of the Year’

Congratulations to Sioned Davies, School Administrator and Personal Assistant, who was awarded the Support Staff of the Year prize at the University’s Student Led Teaching Awards recently.

Publication date: 9 May 2016

Six from Bangor University appointed Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders

Six health and social care researchers at Bangor University have been appointed Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders by Health Care Research Wales.

Publication date: 25 March 2016

Social class a barrier to successful ageing

Research by Ian Rees Jones, Professor of Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, has shown that improving access to education and housing and increasing people’s material circumstances through income and pension levels could have a more profound effect on the health of the population than interventions aimed at changing an individual’s health behaviours.

Publication date: 19 April 2011

Social Policy lecturer presents at major Social Work conference

Hefin Gwilym, Lecturer in Social Policy, recently delivered a presentation at the ‘Social Work without Borders: Building an International Community of Practice’ Conference at the University of Lincoln.

Publication date: 26 February 2014

Social Policy makes UK top 10 in two areas of latest Guardian league tables

Social Policy at Bangor University has been ranked within the UK top 10 in two areas in the latest Guardian University Guide. 

Publication date: 7 June 2017

Social Sciences Society Trip to Barcelona

On 26thMarch 2018 the social sciences society jetted off to sunny Barcelona for five days on the society trip. This trip came after the success of the Berlin trip last year and everyone was very excited about the trip, even with a very early start at Manchester airport!  

Publication date: 18 April 2018

Social Sciences staff make a knowledge exchange visit to India

Staff from the School of Social Sciences accompanied a group from the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board on a knowledge exchange visit to India earlier this year.

Publication date: 6 March 2013

Social Work students attend conference on child poverty

A conference on the theme of 'Child Poverty' was held in January at Cardiff University. It was supported by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and attended by 11 students and staff from Bangor (this is a report by the students).

Publication date: 11 April 2016

Society for Old Testament Study meeting comes to Bangor

Meeting to be held at Bangor University in Summer 2013.

Publication date: 2 July 2012

Special edition of journal to focus on estate archives

Publication date: 14 June 2017

SPECIAL VISIT BY IRISH ARCHIVE CENTRE

Publication date: 2 July 2019

Staff member, Dr Lucy Huskinson, short-listed for three Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Awards.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Lucy Huskinson has been shortlisted for the following three Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Awards: Dissertation/Thesis Supervisor of the Year; Outstanding Pastoral Support; and Teacher of the Year.

Publication date: 23 April 2013

Student and staff member recently presented at the international conference, City Margins, City Memories

Student, Dan Phillips, and staff member, Lucy Huskinson recently presented at the international conference, City Margins, City Memories.

Publication date: 25 April 2014

Student assists on major S4C series asking who are the Welsh youth?

A Bangor University student has had a fantastic opportunity to work on a major TV series for S4C which aims to produce an honest portrayal of the lives of young people in twenty-first century Wales.

Having already graduated with a first class degree in Sociology and Social Policy at Bangor University, Shan Pritchard has been working on a series of programs in partnership and television production company, Cwmni Da, as part of her Masters degree.

Publication date: 19 November 2014

Student, Emma Buchanan awarded a College of Arts and Humanities PhD scholarship

Emma Buchanan will work with supervision from Dr Lucy Huskinson on ‘A Jungian re-evaluation of Gender theory in the television programme,The Walking Dead.’

Publication date: 10 November 2017

Student Led Teaching Awards

Publication date: 14 May 2014

Students organise Wales and War 1914-2014 Conference

Three postgraduate students at Bangor University’s School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology are today (8 April 2014) hosting a Conference that will provide new insights on Wales during and since the First World War.

Publication date: 8 April 2014

Students organise Wales and War 1914-2014 Symposium

Publication date: 29 May 2014

Student support recognised for third consecutive year

Congratulations to School Administrator Mrs Sioned Davies on receiving her third consecutive nomination for student support in the university’s annual Student Led Teaching Awards.

Publication date: 14 March 2017

Students visit Berlin

Berlin was the exciting destination for Social Sciences students during the first week of the Easter holidays in April. Thirty students and three staff members set off for the German capital for the first joint School and Social Sciences Society trip abroad in recent years. The idea for the trip was initially linked to the School’s 50th anniversary celebrations last year. Berlin was the students’ first choice destination because of its historical, cultural and social attractions.  

Publication date: 16 May 2017

Student visit highlights Welsh language status

Postgraduate students have visited the Basque country to compare the Basque language’s current status with Welsh.

Publication date: 6 December 2013

Student volunteers help to support the recovery of mental health patients

People with complex mental health problems are being supported in their recovery thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of student volunteers.

For the past 20 years kind-hearted students from Bangor University have volunteered their time to run various therapeutic groups for patients on Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Hergest Mental Health Un

Publication date: 5 February 2018

Study suggests that social science graduates have the best job prospects

Social science graduates have better job prospects than graduates of arts or science subjects, according to a study by the Campaign for Social Science.

Publication date: 30 October 2013

Successful NRCF application for 21 radiocarbon dates

Dr Kate Waddington has been successful in obtaining a NRCF (NERC Radiocarbon Facility) grant for 21 radiocarbon dates to provide a detailed chronological sequence of the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age hilltop enclosure of Meillionydd (this relates to the Eastern Area Excavation, Seasons 2010-2014). 

Publication date: 22 November 2017

Supporting ‘Brass for Africa’ in Uganda

Brass for Africa is a UK based charity which uses brass music and music education as a route out of poverty for Ugandan orphans, ex-street children and other vulnerable children and young people living in and around Kampala. Brass for Africa works closely with M-Lisada, which is a Ugandan orphanage and child support organisation, whose motto is ‘Music to the Rescue’. 

This summer Fiona Macdonald, Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Social Sciences, was able to spend some time in Kampala volunteering with both these organisations for the second year running. 

Publication date: 21 October 2016

Taboo: working for the East India Company could make you rich ... or dead

This article by Lowri Ann Rees, Lecturer in Modern History, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

BBC1’s latest historical drama certainly brings something different to the table. Taboo is dark, menacing, violent and at times shocking. In episode one we see James Delaney (played by Tom Hardy at his swaggering best), thought long dead and gone, suddenly return home from his travels overseas. His arrival is dramatic, to say the least. As he comes bursting through the church doors in the middle of his late father’s funeral service, the congregation is shocked to see the returned son.

A key player in this intriguing story is the East India Company. What started as a trading company in 1600 became a powerful imperial interest, with substantial commercial and political influence which ruled over India from the late 18th century. Tales of misconduct, dishonest dealings and exploitation abounded. The famous impeachment trial of Warren Hastings during the 1780s and 1790s reinforced contemporary perceptions of a corrupt and unscrupulous organisation.

Publication date: 10 February 2017

Talk by Lord Wood of Anfield

Lord Wood of Anfield, who is visiting the University on Friday, 8 December, is giving a short paper to the students of the School of History and Archaeology,  entitled ‘New Labour, Corbyn and the future of the Left in Britain’.

Publication date: 4 December 2017

Talking About The Crown

As The Crown returns for Season 3 on Netflix this month, fans will see a north Wales town transformed back into the sixties. Dr Euryn Roberts, Lecturer in Medieval History and Welsh History at Bangor University explains how Season 3 will feature real-life events of the British Royal Family between 1964 and 1977.

Publication date: 7 November 2019

Teaching awards for two teachers in the School

The School of Philosophy and Religion is celebrating the success of two of its teachers, who both won Student Led Teaching Awards in recognition of their excellent teaching and pastoral support.  

Publication date: 4 May 2017

TED x

Publication date: 11 September 2019

The Heritage Environment Group

The Heritage Environment Group (HEG) is a body which advises the Welsh Assembly on the historic environment of Wales, and in November 2013 it met at Bangor University.  Several members of the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology are participants on the HEG, led by Professor Ray Karl.

Publication date: 19 December 2013

The Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates at large

Publication date: 18 May 2015

The international Conference, City Margins, City Memories, April 7-8, 2014.

The School of Philosophy and Religion in collaboration with the School of Modern Languages at Bangor University have organised the international interdisciplinary conference, City Margins, City Memories, to be held April 7-8, 2014 at the University of London School of Advanced Study, Senate House London.

Publication date: 5 November 2013

The Mostyn Manuscripts: a Centennial Exhibition

Publication date: 24 July 2018

The Official Launch of a Toolkit for Promoting the Welsh Language in the Community

On Thursday, the 10th of August at 10 o’clock on Bangor University’s Stand in the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Bodedern; A Toolkit for Promoting the Welsh Language in the Community was launched in the company of Alun Davies, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language. The toolkit was created by Dr Rhian Hodges and Dr Cynog Prys, School of Social Sciences, in co-operation with Mentrau Iaith Cymru. The toolkit will include practical examples of ways in which to promote the Welsh Language in the community. These examples were collected across 8 communities in Wales as part of a research project funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.

Publication date: 2 August 2017

The Passing of Revd Dr Owen E Evans

It is with deepest sympathy that the School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences notes the passing of Revd Dr Owen E Evans.

Publication date: 5 November 2018

The Penrhyn Project: 3 year PhD Studentship in the social and political history of north west Wales, c.1860-1980.

A funded 3 year PhD Studentship in in the social and political history of north west Wales, c.1860-1980, commencing Autumn 2017/ January 2018.

Publication date: 12 September 2017

The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr In Our Time

Professor Huw Pryce will be among the guests on Radio 4’s In Our Time (31 January 2019 at 21:00), discussing the life and times of Owain Glyndŵr, the man who was behind the major revolt against England (1400-1412), and who took control of large areas of Wales until his defeat by Henry V. Remember to tune in!

Publication date: 31 January 2019

The Rhug Project

Publication date: 27 September 2017

The Rhug Project: Fully funded 3 year PhD Studentship

Publication date: 16 May 2017

The School of History at the National Eisteddfod

Staff and students from the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology are getting ready for this year's Montgomeryshire and the Marches National Eisteddfod.

Publication date: 28 July 2015

The School of History at the National Eisteddfod!

Staff from the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology will be contributing to the activities at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Denbigh [3-11 August 2013]…

Publication date: 5 August 2013

The School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology’s peer guides are thanked and awarded by the University

The School’s undergraduate peer guides were awarded certificates at a recent Peer Guide ceremony. Their skills and contribution to student life and student recruitment at the University were recognised. The School wishes to congratulate them and to thank them for all their hard work and achievements this year!

Publication date: 4 June 2013

The School welcomes new Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion

The School is delighted to welcome Dr Toby Betenson to the faculty.

Publication date: 29 September 2015

The Welsh Language and Volunteering

Research by Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences and Wales Council for Voluntary Action has underlined how important it is to have a healthy voluntary sector that can meet the needs of a bilingual Wales. The research, conducted on behalf of the Welsh Language Commissioner, draws attention to the importance of attracting bilingual volunteers to offer activities and provide services to the public in Wales. The work has also highlighted potential areas of improvement on current provision and opportunities.

Publication date: 23 July 2014

'The working lives of judges in the criminal courts' - Professor Penny Darbyshire

‘The working lives of judges in the criminal courts’: a guest lecture by Professor Penny Darbyshire, Kingston Law School, Kingston University

Publication date: 26 January 2016

Three receive funding to study doctorate degrees through Welsh

Three new Bangor University students are among the nine to receive funding from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to enable them to follow a doctorate degree through the medium of Welsh over the next few years. The three are among nine Scholarship winners announced and join another nine students at Bangor University, who are already studying under the scheme.

Publication date: 9 October 2015

Top 10 in the UK for Social Policy

Bangor University has been ranked as 8th in the UK – and top in Wales – for Social Policy, according to the latest subject league tables published by the Complete University Guide.

Publication date: 5 May 2017

Top achieving undergraduates of 2016 honoured

Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the School of Social Sciences earlier this month.

This year’s graduation ceremony was followed by a reception for graduates and their families at John Pritchard Hall, where prizes were awarded to the highest achieving graduands.

Publication date: 25 July 2016

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

Tuesday's Eisteddfod activities

Pontio to Reveal First Welsh Language Production to be Staged at New Centre & Celebrating training Social workers in Welsh

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Two Lectures on Welsh history

Two very different periods of Welsh history come under the spotlight of two lectures at Bangor University on November 7 and 12th.

Publication date: 4 November 2014

Two new publications by Nancy Edwards

A new book Transforming Landscapes of Belief in the Early Medieval Insular World and Beyond,edited by Nancy Edwards (Bangor University), Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (University of Cambridge) and Roy Flechner (University College Dublin) has been published by Brepols.

Publication date: 18 January 2018

Two staff members of the School, short-listed for Student-Led Teaching Awards

We are pleased to announce that both Dr Farhaan Wali and Dr Lucy Huskinson have been shortlisted for the following Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Awards.

Dr Farhaan Wali: New Teacher of the Year

Dr Lucy Huskinson: Dissertation/Thesis Supervisor of the Year; Teacher of the Year.

Publication date: 16 April 2014

Undergraduate Alex recognised for commitment to employability

Congratulations to third-year undergraduate Alex Wuergler, who has been awarded an Employability Excellence Award by Bangor University for her commitment to improving her employability prospects.

Publication date: 5 April 2017

Undergraduates are Poland-bound for Volunteer Engagement study programme

Six undergraduates from the School of Social Sciences will travel to Lodz, Poland in November, thanks to a EU-funded scheme.

Publication date: 22 October 2013

Undergraduates head to Nuremberg to attend special Erasmus programme

Six students from Bangor’s School of Social Sciences were able to attend a 10 day learning programme in Nuremberg, Germany, thanks to funding by the European Union’s Erasmus scheme.

Publication date: 4 December 2012

Universities must look at local employment markets when building their graduates' skills

Students are often reminded that a degree is “not enough”, and that they will also need “employability skills” – a complex combination of personal attributes, discipline-specific knowledge and generic talents – to succeed after university. They are encouraged while studying to develop skills such as problem solving, self-management and the ability to work as part of a team.

This article by Teresa Crew, Lecturer in Social Policy, School of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 4 October 2018

University conference set to explore the future of social services in Wales

A Bangor University conference will explore the implications of a historical new act set to transform social services’ provision in Wales.

Publication date: 23 June 2014

University of Lodz visits the School

Two academics from the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Lodz, Poland recently visited the School of Social Sciences.

Publication date: 23 April 2018

University seeks International Student Ambassadors for 2013/14

The University is seeking to appoint a number of international students to the role of INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AMBASSADOR for the 2013/14 academic year.

Publication date: 23 May 2013

University to stem decline of RE teachers

Bangor University is to contribute towards increasing the number of teachers available to teach Religious Education and improve the teaching materials available to both teachers and students.

Religious Education has been facing a crisis in recent years, with teachers feeling increasingly underqualified to teach an ever-changing syllabus at GCSE and A level, while recruitment of new graduates as subject teachers is failing to keep up with demand.

A new three-year project at the University’s School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences will collate and develop new teaching materials for use by both teachers and students and encourage more current university students to become subject teachers.

Publication date: 7 November 2018

Using the social sciences to tackle poverty

Local sixth form students from Ysgol David Hughes, Ysgol Tryfan and Ysgol Friars attended a one-day conference at Bangor University on the 7th November to celebrate the Social Sciences and to discuss ideas for their Welsh Baccaulaureate assignments.

Publication date: 28 November 2016

Using Welsh within the community

As part of an evaluation of the Welsh Government’s Welsh Language Strategy, Dr Rhian Hodges and Dr Cynog Prys, of Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences conducted a research study into the opportunities to use Welsh in six communities in Wales. The Welsh Language was found to be in a fragile state within the communities studied: Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Llanrwst, Porthmadog and Ammanford. Despite this, evidence of the use of Welsh was found in the communities, along with a desire to have more varied opportunities to use Welsh within daily life (i.e while shopping or receiving Public Services).

Publication date: 9 October 2015

Visit of Professor Vera Trappmann to the School of Social Sciences on an Erasmus Teaching Exchange

Professor Vera Trappmann of Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, will be visiting the School on an Erasmus Teaching Exchange during the week beginning 18 March.  She is a Professor of Sociology and European Societies and her comparative research deals with labour relations, welfare and corporate social responsibility in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.

Publication date: 14 March 2013

Visit of two Professors from partner institutions

The School of Social Sciences was recently visited by two professors from Erasmus partner institutions.

Publication date: 9 May 2013

Visitor from the House of Commons learns more about Bangor Research

On Friday 15 February Dr Rhinannon Williams, Wales Affairs Specialist for the House of Commons, visited Bangor University and addressed a packed audience of academics and researchers. Dr Williams’ role is to co-ordinate the collection and submission of evidence to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee.

Publication date: 6 March 2019

WALES’ COUNTRY HOUSES SET TO OPEN THEIR DOORS THIS SEPTEMBER

Publication date: 5 September 2016

Wales Labour Market Summit 2016 (WLMSII)

Dylan Williams, head of Regulatory and Economic Development at Isle of Anglesey County Council, was one of the speakers at the second Wales Labour Market Summit (WLMSII) - a free knowledge exchange event which took place at Bangor University recently. 

Mr Williams profiled the major transformational projects on the horizon for North Wales and Anglesey, and offered insights into how North Wales can take advantage of the supply chain opportunities offered by such developments.

Publication date: 21 September 2016

Wales’ Largest Social Science Conference

Wales’ largest social science conference is taking place at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium this week (30th June – 2ndJuly).

Publication date: 29 June 2015

Wales's tourism problem is down to a disconnect with its own people

Wales is a country bursting with ancient culture and beautiful landscapes. It is home to a vibrant people, who are intensely proud of their heritage. It sounds like the perfect place for many a traveller to visit – so why then, has it long struggled to attract foreign tourism?

This article by Euryn Rhys Roberts, Lecturer in Medieval and Welsh History, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 14 August 2018

Wales takes a lead in Researching Civil Society - Cardiff University based research institute receives £7 million for social science research

The Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD), based at Cardiff University, has received major funding in excess of £7 million following a successful bid to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Publication date: 3 April 2014

Want to learn more about opportunities to study abroad?

Andrew Griffith, the University's International Officer, will be holding a general information session about studying abroad at the following times...

Publication date: 12 October 2012

Wednesday's Eisteddfod Activities - History, Music and a Reunion for former students and staff

The University Yesterday & Today; Bangor University Reunion &  Music: Our nation’s Third language?

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Welsh Chronicles Research Group – website launch

The Welsh Chronicles Research Group, a consortium of scholars and researchers studying the chronicles of medieval Wales, are pleased to announce the launch of their website, hosted by Bangor University.

Publication date: 28 October 2015

Welsh Food Banks on the increase

Wales now has 157 foodbanks which support people at risk of not being able to feed themselves and their families (data collected July 2015) compared to 16 in 1998.

These new statistics come from a research project by Bangor University Social Sciences PhD student David Beck.

Publication date: 14 March 2016

'Welsh in the Community' Discussion Panel

Innovative ideas to promote the use of Welsh in the community are to be shared at a ‘Welsh in the Community’ Discussion Panel on Wednesday 25th of October, 6.30-8pm, at Menter Iaith Bangor’s Popdy Centre, Lon Bopty, Bangor.

Experts who are involved in promoting Welsh in the community, both locally and nationally, will share some new ideas being used by community groups and businesses in Wales at the event.

Publication date: 18 October 2017

Welsh Medium Postgraduate Scholarship: Social Policy

The School of Social Sciences at Bangor University is offering a Welsh medium postgraduate scholarship in the field of Social Policy to start 1 October 2011. This scholarship is funded by Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.  Funding is available for up to five years, including three/four years as a doctorate research student and an additional year as a teaching fellow. The postgraduate scholarship will include the university’s tuition fees (the current rate for home/EU students is £3,466) and also a maintenance grant (the current rate is £13,590 a year). Applications are invited from prospective researchers with a background in social sciences and who have an interest in health policy in Wales since devolution. The successful candidate will also need to undertake some Welsh medium teaching in the School of Social Sciences as one of the scholarship’s conditions. The final year of the scholarship will be considered a fellowship year when the teaching commitments will increase.

Publication date: 31 August 2011

‘Welsh out of School? Factors Influencing School Pupils’ Social Use of Welsh and Implications for Other Minority Languages – Some Initial Findings’ - Siôn Aled Owen

‘Welsh out of School? Factors Influencing School Pupils’ Social Use of Welsh and Implications for Other Minority Languages – Some Initial Findings’: a guest lecture by Siôn Aled Owen, School of Education

Publication date: 12 April 2016

‘Welsh Women’s response to the First World War’.

This year Elin Jones, AM, Llywydd of the National Assembly for Wales will be welcoming Dr Dinah Evans to deliver the National Assembly for Wales Remembrance Lecture  on the subject of ‘Welsh Women’s response to the First World War’. This will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Dr Elin Royles and a short reception when there’ll be an opportunity to view exhibitions in the Oriel.

Publication date: 2 November 2018

What prevents us from standing for the Assembly?

Researchers in Bangor University's College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences have been awarded a prestigious research contract by the National Assembly for Wales’ Independent Remuneration Board to identify and research barriers that may inhibit persons from otherwise putting their names forward for election to the Assembly.

Publication date: 5 June 2014

What Theresa May could learn from Ted Heath about how to respond to a humanitarian crisis

In the first seven months of 2016 more than 3,000 people died seeking asylum in Europe and refugees are still seeking sanctuary from war-torn countries such as Libya, Syria and Iraq.

This article by Peter Shapely, Reader and Head of History, Welsh History and Archaeology, Bangor University and Marc David Collinson, PhD researcher in History Bangor University appears in The Conversation, read the original article.

Publication date: 4 October 2016

When did the people of Wales become Welsh?

It’s Rugby World Cup season, which means that expressions of Welsh identity are broadcast on the big screen for the world to see. But, amidst the singing of the anthem, the dragons and the daffodils, do you ever wonder when people began to consider themselves as Welsh, and their country Wales?

Most historians agree that a sense of Welsh identity was in existence by the twelfth century, but we don’t yet know when exactly this developed and why. Medieval historian Dr Rebecca Thomas thinks that suggestions of a Welsh identity can be found as early as the ninth century.

Publication date: 11 October 2019

Why does the growth of food banks matter?

This article by Dave Beck, PhD Researcher at the School of Social Sciences was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

In the last 50 years, we have observed a number of subtle, yet substantial revolutions in the way we approach our choices over food. One of the earliest revolutions saw us shift from shopping little and often with local producers – and investing in the local economy – to being swayed by the “stack ‘em high, sell 'em cheap” rhetoric, sold by supermarkets and the international economy.

Publication date: 19 April 2016

Why we should give prejudiced students a voice in the classroom

In the space of a few years, Britain’s political landscape has changed. Now, generally, young people are proportionately more likely to have socially liberal and socialist views, and want to remain part of the EU. Meanwhile, older demographics proportionately voted for Brexit, and were said to be largely responsible for voting the Conservatives into office in 2017.

This article by Corinna Patterson, Lecturer in Sociology, at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Science is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 3 October 2018

‘Why write the history of Wales – then and now?’: public lecture by prominent historian

At a moment when the opportunities to learn about Welsh history are a topic of public debate in Wales, it is timely to consider approaches to writing the history of Wales, both in the distant past and more recently.  The prominent Welsh historian Professor Huw Pryce is to discuss this topic at Bangor University on Monday, 25 March at 6pm, in Lecture Room 4 of the Main Arts Building.  All are welcome to attend the lecture, entitled `Why write the history of Wales – then and now?`.

Publication date: 19 March 2019

Winter Graduation success

Congratulations to all our students who graduated last week, especially our School of Social Sciences prize winners.

Publication date: 20 December 2017

WISERD highlighted as ‘major resource’ in Diamond Review

The Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangements in Wales led by Professor Prof Sir Ian Diamond was published this week (27 September).  The review, commissioned in 2014, focuses on widening access; supporting the skill needs of Wales; strengthening part-time and postgraduate provision in Wales; and long-term financial sustainability. 

As part of the review, quality research funding and knowledge transfer were also assessed.  The review comments on the contribution the Wales Institute of Social & Economic, Data & Methods (WISERD) makes in this area 

Publication date: 30 September 2016

WISERD Immigration Study makes the news

A Welsh Government funded study carried out by researchers at Bangor University, as part of WISERD (The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods), has provided new data on what people in Wales think about immigration and how this compares to other parts of the United Kingdom.

Publication date: 3 July 2012

WISERD Lecturer discusses patterns of migration to Wales on BBC Radio Cymru

Dr Robin Mann, Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and WISERD at Bangor University, took part in the BBC Radio Cymru programme Taro'r Post, to discuss migration to Wales.

Publication date: 10 June 2014

WISERD to receive major funding from ESRC for continuation of civil society research

WISERD is one of four social science research centres in the UK to be successful in the highly competitive Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centres Competition. WISERD will receive £6.3 million as reinvestment into the continuation of its civil society research – the third major funding to be awarded in WISERD’s ten-year history.

Publication date: 3 September 2019

Workshop on migration, protest and institutional responses in Western Europe, 1960s-1980s

The School of History and Archaeology is running a workshop on Monday, 30 April, which is addressing migration, protest and institutional responses in Western Europe in the 1960s-1980s.

Publication date: 18 April 2018

Workshops on Community Building held at Bangor

Two successful workshops on Community Building were held at Bangor University in May 2013, co-organised by Dr Peter Shapely, Head of the School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology, and Dr Dinah Evans, a Lecturer in Modern History.

Publication date: 3 October 2013

Wrexham psychiatrist given lifetime achievement award

A Wrexham based psychiatrist has received a lifetime achievement award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for his tireless work to improve mental health services for deprived and marginalised people.

Publication date: 9 November 2017