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News Archive: April 2011

NOVELS written by two lecturers in the School of Welsh have been selected for the long list of the Book of the Year 2011 competition

NOVELS written by two lecturers in the School of Welsh have been selected for the long list of the Book of the Year 2011 competition.

The ten Welsh language books on the long list this year include Caersaint, the popular humorous novel by Angharad Price, and Gwenddydd, which won the Prose Medal at last year’s National Eisteddfod for Jerry Hunter.

Publication date: 19 April 2011

Bangor University’s innovative course to develop business focused creativity

Be inspired, creative, sustainable, solvent and convincing:

Bangor University has cut through traditional academic boundaries to bring students from different subjects together to compete in  multi-disciplinary teams for an 'Enterprise by Design' challenge with a winning prize of £2,500.

Publication date: 18 April 2011

Bangor’s gift to aid Japan

Bangor University’s Japanese students have been able to contribute over £7,500 towards Japanese Red Cross Society.


Publication date: 15 April 2011

Welsh Assembly Government Invite Lecturer to address Communicators Network

Journalism lecturer Dr Llion Iwan was invited by WAG to address a meeting of public service communicators in Wales.

Publication date: 13 April 2011

Schools benefit from Science Visits

School pupils from Gwynedd and Anglesey took part in exciting experiments, challenges and demonstrations – with some even getting their hands dirty at Henfaes farm - during visits to the University as part of Bangor Science Festival.

Publication date: 12 April 2011

University researchers seek patients’ views on medicines

The views of people in Wales who are currently being prescribed tablets for high blood pressure are being sought by researchers at Bangor University, as part of a Europe-wide research project.

Publication date: 8 April 2011

Bangor PhD Student has her work published in the National Geographic.

A Bangor University PhD student was one of the scientists who featured in the National Geographic recently after they identified a new species of viper.

Publication date: 7 April 2011

Fishing for Success

Anglesey Sea Zoo is one of many businesses taking advantage of GO Wales, an initiative that provides university graduates with placements and work tasters in an area related to their degree.  GO Wales offer opportunities that provide excellent skills and experience to enhance a graduate’s CV in this tough economic climate. 

Publication date: 7 April 2011

Student wins iPad at Postgraduate Fair


 When Joanne Keeler attended the Postgraduate Courses Fair in February, little did she realise that as well finding out more about the postgrad options available to her she would soon be the proud owner of a brand new iPad!



Publication date: 7 April 2011

Students volunteer to help local environment

 new environmental project set up by Student Volunteering Bangor, Greener Gwynedd proves a popular hit with students this academic year.

Publication date: 6 April 2011

Bangor Students strike a pose!

Bangor University has brought together students from across the world to star in one of its key publications, the 2012 University prospectus.  The prospectus which is hot off the press is already being handed out to prospective students in Higher Education Fairs throughout the UK and overseas.

Publication date: 5 April 2011

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol invests in Bangor’s expertise

Bangor University has welcomed the news that the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (the new national institution for the development of Welsh medium education and scholarship at universities in Wales) has awarded nine academic posts and five PhD scholarships to Bangor University for the next academic year. The awards acknowledge the leading role that Bangor University is expected to take as the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol comes into existence in September 2011. Through this new investment, which is worth half a million pounds per annum over the next five years, the University will be able to develop its Welsh medium provision to a greater extent than ever before.

Publication date: 4 April 2011

Recreated ‘Medieval’ Organ to complement Medieval Church

An unique musical instrument is being unveiled at St Fagans National History Museum on 8-9 April. The highly decorated organ, which has quite a different sound to the modern church organ, recreates the now lost medieval organ.

Publication date: 1 April 2011