News: September 2017

High achieving Modern Languages graduate’s academic work recognised globally

A Bangor University graduate’s final year dissertation has been ‘highly commended’ in the Music, Film & Theatre category of The Undergraduate AwardsProgramme 2017. Maisie Prior, 23, originally from Enderby, Leicester, graduated in July 2017 with a first-class BA Spanish with International Experience degree, whilst also scooping the Dr John Robert Jones Prize of £1,000 which is awarded annually to the best students across all disciplines at the University.

Publication date: 15 September 2017

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

What language tells us about changing attitudes to extremism

The words “extreme”,“extremist” and “extremism” carry so many connotations these days – far more than a basic dictionary definition could ever cover. Most would agree that Islamic State, the London Bridge and Manchester Arena attackers, as well as certain “hate preachers” are extremists. But what about Darren Osbourne who attacked the Finsbury Park Mosque? Or Thomas Mairwho murdered Labour MP Jo Cox? Or even certain media outlets and public figures who thrive on stirring up hatred between people? Their acts are hateful and ideologically-driven, but calls for them to be described in the same terms as Islamic extremists are more open to debate.

This article by Josie Ryan, PhD Researcher,  at the School of Linguistics & English Language, Bangor Universitywas originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 1 September 2017