News Archive: June 2012

An ACE event!

Academic Champions of Enterprise (ACEs) from Bangor, Aberystwyth and Swansea Universities consortium met in Aberystwyth University on 18th and 19th May to network, share ideas and plan the enterprise agenda for the future. The first day of the mini conference comprised a training session for all delegates from Bio-TRIZ, a consultancy company based in Bath who have developed a unique toolkit for problem solving and invention.

Publication date: 29 June 2012

Arts Council of Wales awards a Capital Lottery grant to Pontio, Bangor University’s new arts and innovation centre

Multi million pound arts and innovation centre, Pontio, in the heart of Bangor has received a major funding boost of £3,250,000 from the Arts Council of Wales. Pontio, due to open in 2014 will become a cultural and economic power-house for the city and provide a fitting platform for the best of our home grown companies.

Publication date: 28 June 2012

State of the Art Research Facility assists ‘Green’ industry

A £1M industrial facility, operated by the BioComposites Centre (Bangor University) on the Llangefni Industrial Estate at Mona, has been helping local companies test new eco-friendly alternatives to existing products.

Publication date: 28 June 2012

Bangor University Celebrates Bilingualism

A Centre which has influenced the public perception of bilingualism and the formulation of language and educational policy, not only in Wales but worldwide, is celebrating five years of research and contribution.

Publication date: 27 June 2012

Santander Mobility Scholarships

Closing date for applications is July 12th.  Click here for more details. 

Publication date: 27 June 2012

Ministerial prize-giving marks National HE Stem Programme success

During The Wales Celebration Event for the National HE STEM Programme event  held in Cardiff Bay recently, a Bangor University student received Second prize of the Wales HE STEM Cutting Edge Research Poster Competition.  Huw Waters, of Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering was congratulated by  Edwina Hart Hart AM, Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science for his poster explaining his research on ‘New polymers and oligomers for printing of next generation solar cells’.

Publication date: 26 June 2012

Exciting new collaboration between Bangor University Law School and Amnesty International offers Armed Conflict workshop

Bangor University is joining forces with Amnesty International to offer expert training in the protection of women and children in armed conflict.

Publication date: 25 June 2012

Welcome to our new member of staff, Dr. Thora Tenbrink

The School of Linguistics is pleased to announce the addition of a new member of staff. Dr. Thora Tenbrink, a specialist in cognitive linguistics, will join us in September 2012 and offer several modules in her area of expertise.

Publication date: 25 June 2012

Best wishes to Steve as he carries the Olympic Flame today

Steve Barnard, an MSc student at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences is running with the London 2012 Olympic Torch in Morecambe on July 22.

Publication date: 22 June 2012

International Symposium on Peatland in Wales

The UK’s peatlands hold over 3 billion tonnes of carbon, but unless we urgently take steps to repair past damage, these stores could release massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. The UK has some world leading examples of peatland restoration, which is helping not only prevent carbon loss, but also protecting important biodiversity and valuable water resources.

Publication date: 22 June 2012

Developing ‘Mental toughness’ can help footballers cope with high pressure penalty shoot outs

Penalty shoot-outs are possibly the most stressful situations that footballers have to contend with. They need to be able to focus on the task and block out noise and other distractions coming from the stands.

Publication date: 21 June 2012

A summer of global performances

A Bangor University lecturer will be busy performing all over the world this summer. Dr Ed Wright, who teaches composition and music technology at the School of Music, will be busy performing his own electroacoustic compositions at various venues.

Publication date: 20 June 2012

Inspiring for Peak Performance

Behind every successful Olympic athlete, he or she will have their coach supporting them every step of the way towards their goal of bringing home an Olympic medal. Researchers from the Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP) at Bangor University have been conducting research into the motivational effects of coaching and leadership in various settings so that they can better understand the factors that underpin effective coaching and leadership.

Publication date: 19 June 2012

Student chosen for film awards

SCSM PhD student Jenni Steele's "1.1 miles of daffodils" has been selected for Hansel of Film 2012. Film critic Mark Kermode has an interesting article in the Guardian on the significance of these awards here.

Publication date: 18 June 2012

Bangor research helps with new Victoria and Albert Museum book

A research student at Bangor University has confirmed suspicions that a pattern design by Morris & Co is actually older than previously thought.

Publication date: 16 June 2012

University Welsh Language initiatives win Inspires Wales Award

Bangor University’s pioneering work in promoting and facilitating the use of Welsh in the workplace has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony. In a glittering event at Cardiff City Hall, sponsored by the Institute of Welsh Affairs and the Western Mail, the University was awarded an ‘Inspire Wales Award’ following its success in the ‘Bilingual Workplace’ category.

Publication date: 14 June 2012

What you see is what you get? Bangor academics to research impression management by business organisations

‘Impression management’, or how organisations control the way they are perceived by the public, will be the focus of cutting-edge research undertaken by a new centre at Bangor University.

Publication date: 14 June 2012

Longest-lived animals reveal climate change secrets

Researchers at Bangor University have used some of the world’s longest-lived animals to look at how the North Atlantic Ocean has affected our climate over the past 1,000 years.

Publication date: 12 June 2012

Food Dudes win international acclaim

Dr Pauline Horne and Professor Fergus Lowe of Bangor University have been presented with an award for their pioneering work on childhood obesity in front of an audience of 4,000 academics from many different countries, at a conference held in Seattle recently.

Publication date: 11 June 2012

Appiness is ... the Termiadur Addysg app on your phone or tablet!

The Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews, was the first to have the Termiadur Addysg app downloaded to his mobile phone at the Urdd Eisteddfod this year.

Publication date: 10 June 2012

Every Teacher is a Language Teacher

Introducing the Welsh language across the curriculum was the focus of a timely discussion organised by Bangor University at the stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod on Friday 8 June.

Publication date: 10 June 2012

Bangor University explains why there are two tides to Coast viewers

Dr Tom Rippeth of Bangor University’s renowned School of Ocean Sciences takes part in the new series of the highly popular Coast series on BBC 2 at Sunday 10th June at 9pm, on BBC2.

Publication date: 8 June 2012

Llŷr wins Drama Medal

Congratulations to Llŷr Titus Hughes of the School of Welsh, who has won the Drama Medal at the Urdd National Eisteddfod 2012.

Publication date: 7 June 2012

Volunteers honoured by Urdd Award

Bryn Thomas, a lecturer at Bangor University's School of Education, along with his wife, Marian Thomas, are to be awarded the John and Ceridwen Hughes Medal 2012 tonight (Thursday, 7 June) at the Urdd Eisteddfod Pavilion at Glynllifon.

Publication date: 7 June 2012

Bangor University plans action-packed week for their stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod

Mr Urdd will be in the dock during a mock trial at Bangor University’s stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod on Friday. The ‘trial’ will be staged by staff and students from the University’s School of Law, when the Urdd mascot Mr Urdd will play the part of the accused.

Publication date: 1 June 2012

Careers Service - June 4th and 5th

Publication date: 1 June 2012

CoHaBs staff and students carry Olympic Flame

The Olympic Flame has now passed through Bangor and Anglesey.

Publication date: 1 June 2012

Food Dudes has spun out

Over the past ten years the Food Dudes programme at the School of Psychology has gone from strength to strength – winning grants, accolades, and awards around the world. In the process, it has improved the eating habits and health of hundreds of thousands of kids.  And recently, leading the school’s drive toward commercialisation, the programme has become its own spin-out company -  Food Dudes Health Ltd (FDH).

Publication date: 1 June 2012

Fresh start to the summer

The Bangor University Summer Ball can be the pinnacle of the University social calendar and for some it marks the end of an era of a student’s time at Bangor. 

This year was no different as we saw the grounds of the Main Arts building transformed over the weekend and an array of artists and DJs come entertain throughout the night.

Publication date: 1 June 2012