News Archive: May 2011

Graduate contribution from 2012

In a move to maintain and enhance its reputation for a top-quality student experience, Bangor University has proposed tuition fees of £9,000 for new Home/EU undergraduate and PGCE students from September 2012. In accordance with the Welsh Government’s policy, students domiciled in Wales will pay only the current fee level of approximately £3,400 p.a.

Publication date: 31 May 2011

How to start a business for under £5,000

Students, graduates and staff of the University recently learned how to start a business for less than £5,000 in a ‘Start-Up Smart presentation organised by the B-Enterprising Project at the Careers & Employability Service. The event was well attended by over sixty people from a variety of academic subject backgrounds and University departments.

Publication date: 31 May 2011

Major AHRC Grant awarded to PRoMS – 'The Production and Reading of Music Sources, 1480-1530'

Music manuscripts and printed editions from the 'Golden Age' of polyphony are to come under close scrutiny in a three year research project.

 

The Renaissance period has bequeathed upon us an unrivalled richness of musical sources. Manuscript from across Europe have survived - providing a breadth of examples from the large and highly decorated to the very small and unadorned copies of musical notations.

Publication date: 31 May 2011

Meet the School of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge

You are invited to step aboard the Research Vessel, Prince Madog and visit Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences.

Publication date: 31 May 2011

On a wild goose chase after the world’s highest migrant

The remarkable achievements of the world’s highest flying geese have been revealed by researchers from Bangor University and are reported in the prestigious American scientific journal:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Publication date: 31 May 2011

Royal Botanic Garden, Kew graduates get their hands dirty at Botanical Beats

Bangor’s number-one summer music event, where local bands, artists and exhibitors from local wildlife organisations come together at Bangor University’s Botanic Garden at Treborth in a feel-good extravaganza of music, art and wildlife! The combination of music festival and biodiversity event is probably the only one of its kind! We even have our own house band! This year we are getting some very special volunteers from Royal Botanic Garden Kew!

Publication date: 31 May 2011

Excellent work up for Award

Tonight,  (26.5.11) Bangor University's Marketing team  find out if they are to win the Euro RSCG Heist's Marketing Department of the Year award.  This follows recent statistics that show that Bangor University has increased its undergraduate applications by 21 % compared with an increase of 3% amongst similar universities.

Publication date: 26 May 2011

Bangor Students’ Union go the extra mile to break the record for the world’s longest bunting

Fairtrade fans in Bangor Students’ Union are celebrating after contributing to a world record breaking line of Fairtrade bunting.  

Publication date: 23 May 2011

Inaugural FAW Futsal Cup ready for kick off in Maes Glas!

On Sunday the 22nd May, 28 teams from across Wales will visit Maes Glas Sports centre at bangor University to compete for the inaugural FAW National Futsal Cup and the chance to qualify for Europe.  

Publication date: 20 May 2011

Quantifying melting glaciers’ effect on ocean currents

A team of scientists from Bangor University and the University of Sheffield have used a computer climate model to study how freshwater entering the oceans at the end of ice-ages 140,000 years ago, affected the parts of the ocean currents that control climate. This is the first study of this kind for the time period.

Publication date: 20 May 2011

Bangor Business School Student Visit to China

In April 2011, 16 Bangor Business School students took part in the Business School’s first ever student visit to China, led by Professor John Goddard, Deputy Head of School; Sarah Wale, School Manager; Yizheng Wang, International Liaison and Support Officer; and Peter Westmoreland, Student Liaison and Research Assistant.

Publication date: 19 May 2011

Bangor University welcomes latest Sustainable Fisheries Accreditation

Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences has welcomed the news that the fishery producing Manx Queenies, the Isle of Man’s queen scallops, has been awarded a sustainability certification under the Marine Stewardship Council programme. 

Experts in sustainable fisheries at the School have worked with the Isle of Man  (IOM) Government’s Department of Environment Food and Agriculture since 2006, to advise them how to manage the fishery sustainably.

Publication date: 19 May 2011

Bangor University Words/Music researchers involved in two events in central London

Lecturer in French Dr Helen Abbott and Honorary Research Fellow in French pianist Sholto Kynoch co-presented a session on their ongoing research collaboration looking at the performance of French song recently.

Publication date: 19 May 2011

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 University hosts an international Audience

An international Conference brought top researchers in computer graphics to Wales for the first time recently as the Eurographics conference took place in Llandudno in April.

Organised by staff from the School of Computer Science at Bangor University, the delegates visited the University’s Pritchard Jones Hall for a Gala Dinner on the final evening.

Publication date: 18 May 2011

Bangor’s Peer Guides thanked by University

A record breaking 486 students volunteered to help first year students settle into life as Bangor University students this year.

The ‘Peer Guides’, as they’re called, were thanked and awarded certificates at a Peer Guide ceremony at the University recently, where their skills and contribution to the University were recognised.

Publication date: 17 May 2011

Ross Awarded Peer Guide of the Year

Ross Davies, from Bridgend, South Wales, has been voted Peer Guide of the Year at Bangor University.

Ross was one of a record breaking 486 students who all undertook training to volunteer as Peer Guides - students who support and guide first year students at Bangor University.

Publication date: 17 May 2011

Bangor’s Student Representatives given Awards

Bangor University’s Students’ Union, with the help of the University Executive, has created an outstanding system of student representation to ensure the student voice is loud and clear. The Students Union has worked with all Schools in the University to produce a team of 225 Student Representatives to cover different year groups and courses.

Publication date: 16 May 2011

Excellent work recognised

Bangor University's Marketing team has been shortlisted for the Euro RSCG Heist's Marketing Department of the Year award.  This follows recent statistics that show that Bangor University has increased its undergraduate applications by 21 % compared with an increase of 3% amongst similar universities.

Publication date: 16 May 2011

Gwynedd Business Week 23-27 May 2011

 

Gwynedd Business Week is back again this year, bringing businesses together to exchange ideas, get advice and information, and to celebrate local achievement.

Publication date: 16 May 2011

Students plan to run the length of Ireland to raise money for charity

Sport Science Students Philip Clarke, 21, and Michael O’Reilly, 21, are currently training to run 385 miles through Ireland in 13 days in early July.

Publication date: 13 May 2011

B-Enterprising Business Start-Up School

This Easter a group of students and graduates came together for Bangor’s annual Business Start-Up School, organised by the B-Enterprising Project, part of the University’s Careers and Employability Service.  Over twenty-five students from a variety of academic subject backgrounds attended the series of workshops over a four day period.

Publication date: 12 May 2011

Welsh Professor visits Ohio to celebrate the fourth-hundred anniversary of the publication of the English King James Bible

Professor Peredur Lynch, of the School of Welsh, has been invited to participate in a prestigious series of lectures at Ohio State University in celebration of the fourth-hundred anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible in 1611.

Publication date: 12 May 2011

Bangor University Students’ Union Wins for the Environment

Bangor University Students’ Union has picked up not one or two but three Awards for their environmental work recently.

Publication date: 11 May 2011

Former student completes epic 30,000 mile journey to South Africa to raise money for charity

A Bangor Univerity graduate has just completed an epic 30,000 mile drive to South Africa and back in a bid to raise £10,000 for two charities, Link Ethiopia and Alzheimer’s Research Trust.

Publication date: 11 May 2011

A member of staff completed a 152 mile marathon in the Sahara desert!

Alan Edwards, from Caernarfon, Head of International Student Services at Bangor University, has just arrived back from Morocco where he finished the 150 mile Marathon Des Sables. He crossed the finish line in 198th position out of 849 competitors. He was a massively impressive 74th position in his age category and raised almost £4,000 for Mencap.

Publication date: 10 May 2011

Researchers measure the value of a smile

Researchers at Bangor University have placed an economic value on a smile, demonstrating scientifically the effect that a genuine smile can have on our decision-making.

Publication date: 10 May 2011

University Honours Wales and Bangor’s best

Poets, singers, rugby players - a true representation of Wales some might say! They are among the individuals set to receive Honorary Fellowships during the Degree Ceremonies held between 9 and 15 July this year.

Publication date: 9 May 2011

Get out your Bikes for Dyslexia help on Sunday May 15th

Following last year’s successful Bike Ride, which raised £270 for Bangor University’s Miles Dyslexia Centre’s work with dyslexic children, another ride is being organised for Sunday 15th May. Like last year, it will take a route between Bangor, Bethesda and towards Caernarfon, and will all be on lanes or cycle paths. 

The main ride is 35 miles, with a shorter route of 15 miles for the less ambitious.  

Publication date: 4 May 2011