News Archive: August 2018

Bangor University’s Management Centre marks 10th Anniversary

The Management Centre at Bangor University celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, having been created by the University as a £15m Project with major EU and other external funding support. 

Since its launch in 2008, the Centre has outperformed all of the learning and jobs created targets as set out by its European funders and currently has a workforce of 71 staff.

Publication date: 15 August 2018

Jamaican High Commissioner visits Bangor University

Bangor University hosted the Jamaican High Commissioner recently (15 August) during His Excellency Mr Seth George Ramocan’s historic visit to Wales. HE Mr Ramocan is the 13th Jamaican High Commissioner (HC) to the UK since Jamaica gained its independence in 1962 and is the first HC to officially visit Wales.

Publication date: 15 August 2018

Top marks for Welsh learners

Three learners from the Learn Welsh North West provision have won the Basil Davies memorial prize at a ceremony in this year’s National Eisteddfod.

Daniela Schlick, Rebecca Bateson and Karin Koehler gained the highest marks throughout Wales in their exams over the summer.

Publication date: 14 August 2018

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

Bangor University secures further EU funding for new research hub

Bangor University will benefit from a further £2.8m of EU funding for a new science and innovation hub to boost Wales’ shellfish industry, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford announced today [Monday 13 August].

Publication date: 13 August 2018

Five ways that natural nanotechnology could inspire human design

Though nanotechnology is portrayed as a fairly recent human invention, nature is actually full of nanoscopic architectures. They underpin the essential functions of a variety of life forms, from bacteria to berries, wasps to whales.

This article by John Thomas Prabhakar, Lecturer of Physical Chemistry (Nanocrystals and Nanoparticles), was originally published on The ConversationRead the original article.

Publication date: 13 August 2018

University experts welcome moves to counter child hunger

Bangor University education experts have welcomed initiatives such as Flintshire County Council’s Holiday Hunger Programme, which seek to address poverty related hunger out of school term times.

Recent research by Bangor University on the effects of poverty on children’s academic achievement in rural schools in Wales has revealed that hunger was affecting children’s concentration levels at primary schools in particular and that this lessened to a degree at secondary schools.

Publication date: 13 August 2018

Bringing Bangor’s buzz to the Bay

Again this year, staff from Bangor University are contributing their expertise to a number of  core and fringe events at this year’s National Eisteddfod, which is being held in Cardiff between 30-11 August.

Publication date: 3 August 2018

Inspiring Research

Several of the poems in Siôn Aled’s new collection, Meirioli, were inspired by his experiences while conducting research with the School of Education at Bangor University into the factors influencing school pupils’ social use of Welsh.

Publication date: 3 August 2018

Bangor University receives a glowing report by the Quality Assurance Agency

Bangor University has welcomed the findings of the Quality Assurance Agency’s (QAA) Institutional Review which has commended the way the university manages academic quality.

Publication date: 2 August 2018

Widespread giant African cobra revealed to be five distinct species

Cobras are among the most widely known venomous snakes, and yet a new research paper (ZOOTAXA 1 August 2018   http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4455.1.3) has revealed that what was thought to be a single widespread cobra species, the forest cobra, is, in fact, made up of five separate species. Two of these species, the Black Forest Cobra and the West African Banded Cobra, are new to science and are first named in this paper.

Publication date: 2 August 2018

Economy Secretary visits BioComposites Centre

The Welsh Government’s Economy and Transport Secretary, Ken Skates visited Bangor University’s BioComposites Centre recently to see examples of the centre’s collaborative research.

Publication date: 1 August 2018