News Archive: July 2012

Climbing Challenge for Son’s Memorial Fund

Hazel Frost, a Clerical Assistant at the School of Psychology, Bangor University, along with her friend Emma Wynne-Hughes, an administrator at the Bangor Business School are preparing for their toughest fund-raising challenge so far.

Publication date: 31 July 2012

Snacking and BMI linked to double effect of brain activity and self-control

Snack consumption and BMI are linked to both brain activity and self-control, new research has found.

The research, carried out by academics from the Universities of Exeter, Cardiff, Bristol, and Bangor, discovered that an individual’s brain ‘reward centre’ response to pictures of food predicted how much they subsequently ate. This appeared to have more effect on the amount they ate than their conscious feelings of hunger or how much they wanted the food.

Publication date: 26 July 2012

Wales' future research leaders at Bangor 'Lab'

Thirty academics identified as the future research leaders in Wales are attending a Welsh Crucible 'Lab' session at Bangor University on 26 - 27th July 2012.

Publication date: 25 July 2012

Who’s Challenging Who?”

A new training programme on challenging behaviour has been researched and developed by Mencap Cymru.

‘Who's Challenging Who?’ is an 18-month knowledge transfer partnership between Mencap Cymru and Bangor University. It aims to improve challenging behaviour services for people with a learning disability by improving staff attitudes and increasing empathy.

Publication date: 25 July 2012

Bangor bids Bon Voyages to prestigious Fulbright Scholars

Bangor University has said a fond farewell to eight Fulbright Scholars, who are among the USA’s brightest students, who visited the University as part of their study of Wales’ culture, history, politics and landscape.  The students were competitively selected from Universities spanning the USA, from Seattle to South Florida for the top-flight summer study Institute by the leading US scholarship programme.

Publication date: 24 July 2012

Project wins award

A project set up by film maker and SCSM lecturer Joanna Wright, in partnership with the Snowdonia National Park Authority and Ysgol Bro Hedd Wyn in Trawsfynydd, has won an award at the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative.

Publication date: 23 July 2012

Drinking sugar-sweetened soft drinks leads to fat gain

New research from Bangor University has shown that regularly drinking sugar sweetened soft drinks can increase fat gain, inhibit fat metabolism, and increases blood glucose in your body.  So if you’re thirsty and think of reaching for a sugary soft drink- don’t - it can compromise your long-term health. Reach for water instead.

Publication date: 20 July 2012

The Inaugural Bangor Conference of Celtic Studies

The Inaugural Bangor Conference of Celtic Studies will take place at Bangor University this weekend, the first-ever such event at Bangor. This major international conference has drawn scholars from all over the world, including Russia, Japan, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, France, North America, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales.

Publication date: 19 July 2012

Graduation 2012

Publication date: 18 July 2012

North American Study of Welsh History and Culture Conference comes to Wales

The North American Association for the Study of Welsh History and Culture (NAASWCH) biennial international Conference takes place at Bangor University, for only the second occasion that the Conference has met outside North America. Traditionally held in the US and Canada, the Conference takes place between 26th and 28th of July and has come to Wales once before.

Publication date: 17 July 2012

Graduation Success Stories 2012

To celebrate graduation week at Bangor University, here are some inspirational student success stories:

Publication date: 16 July 2012

Bangor’s Arthurian expertise sought by National Geographic’s Ancient X Files

The makers of National Geographic’s Ancient X Files series turned to Arthurian expert Dr Raluca Radulescu at Bangor University’s School of English when they wanted to explore the myths and legends relating to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Publication date: 12 July 2012

Bangor students tackle waste problems

For the third year running an end of term campaign to reduce waste problems in Bangor has been carried out by the University and Gwynedd Council.

Publication date: 12 July 2012

Bangor University Graduation 2012: 14 - 20 July

Over two thousand students will graduate from Bangor University in thirteen ceremonies, running over six days this week (14 -20 July 2012). The students will be joined by friends and family as they celebrate their achievements.  Also joining them at some of the ceremonies will be individuals who are receiving Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University.

Publication date: 12 July 2012

Cultural views should influence conservation polices

Conservation policy needs to take account of diverse cultural views about the value of different species, according to the results of a new study led by Bangor University.

Publication date: 11 July 2012

Local scientists and teachers unite to bring cutting-edge science to Bodedern School (Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern)

Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern (Bodedern  High School) in Anglesey, north Wales, has been chosen by The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, to receive a Partnership Grant – only the second in north Wales - that will enable local scientists from Bangor University to work with teachers from the school to implement an innovative science project.

Publication date: 10 July 2012

Bangor Students Get Fit for Business!

Twelve Bangor students from a range of academic Schools  at the University took part in a dynamic Business Bootcamp on 25th June.  The bootcamp was facilitated by two external experts, Tim Ashcroft, an entrepreneur and experienced business mentor from Cheshire who is currently supporting many final year students and graduates from Bangor University who are starting a business, and Mike Chitty, a renowned leader in the development of young entrepreneurs and teams.

Publication date: 4 July 2012

Listen to our Sports Psychologists on Science Café tonight

As the London 2012 Olympics approaches, the team from Radio Wales’ Science Café visit Bangor University’s Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance at the School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences to discover the research that can help give top athletes the edge in high pressure sports events.

Publication date: 3 July 2012

WISERD Immigration Study makes the news

A Welsh Government funded study carried out by researchers at Bangor University, as part of WISERD (The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods), has provided new data on what people in Wales think about immigration and how this compares to other parts of the United Kingdom.

Publication date: 3 July 2012