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Year Abroad Photography Competition (2017/18)

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is delighted to announce the results of the Year Abroad Photography Competition (2017/18).

Publication date: 13 December 2017

Languages in schools mentoring scheme honoured with Chartered Institute of Linguists accolade

A unique mentoring scheme, designed to encourage language learning amongst young people in Wales, has been awarded the prestigious Threlford Cup by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL).

The Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Mentoring Scheme, which is led by Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages, is funded by Welsh Government as part of its Global Futures plan which aims to improve and promote the take up of modern foreign languages in schools. In partnership with Swansea, Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities, the project undertakes a nationwide approach to increasing inter-cultural understanding and promoting language learning at key stages.

Publication date: 22 November 2017

Seeing events in Catalonia through the lens of Spanish twentieth-century history

The violent scenes which accompanied the referendum in Catalonia at the beginning of the month, and the general strike which followed, may have seemed surprising and shocking to us, but not so to those who are more familiar with the history of Spanish politics.

According to Dr Helena Miguélez-Carballeira at Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages & Culture, current events should be viewed and analysed through the longer lens of history.

Dr Miguélez-Carballeira has organised a student and public meeting to place these events in their wider political and historical context.

Publication date: 13 October 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