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News Archive: August 2012

Wales leads the way in the science of Light

An exciting new Pan-Wales project was launched at the Cardiff Millenium Centre recently.  The CAMPUS (CApability Matrix for Photonics Up Skilling) project, lead by the School of Electronic Engineering, is focussing on collaboration with Welsh companies.  The project aims to give local companies exclusive access to specialist research and development equipment, facilities and staff, in order to position Wales as a leader in the science of photonics.

Publication date: 24 August 2012

Alaska Climbing Challenge for Bangor Students

Two Bangor University students could be the youngest pair ever to climb the classic Cassin Ridge on Denali’s South Face in Alaska.

Publication date: 23 August 2012

A Flexible Route to Getting Your Chemistry Degree - The OpenPlus entry route

Bangor University and the Open University have formed a partnership to create a flexible way for you to obtain a Chemistry degree.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Chemistry awards its high achievers

First year students were awarded for their hard work today when they were presented with the First Year Chemistry Achievement Awards.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Dr Anna Croft on how a simple cup of tea can help battle problems of ageing

DO YOU drink tea with milk? Perhaps with lemon? Or maybe you prefer your tea black? Find out tea could potentially make a diffrerence in your life.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Dr Vera Thoss paints the mountains blue

Read about Dr Vera Thoss's research activites and her work with wild bluebells.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Enigmatic Eliseg reveals its secrets

An Open Afternoon between 2-5 on Saturday 8 September will give the public an opportunity to find more about the third season of excavations at the Pillar of Eliseg, a ninth-century AD stone monument which stands on a prehistoric mound near Valle Crucis Abbey Llangollen, in north-east Wales. Archaeologists from Bangor and Chester Universities are returning to carry out a third season of excavations at the site between 26 August -16 September 2012.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Exciting new developments at the School of Chemistry…

School of Chemistry successful in securing two significant funding bids.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

'MATLAB for Experimental Psychology' Workshop Proves Very Popular

On 26th and 27th July, the School of Psychology hosted a two-day 'MATLAB for Experimental Psychology' workshop. With only eighteen places available, we received interest from over 150 students from around the UK.

Publication date: 21 August 2012

Amputation rates fall

Patients' limbs saved thanks to Diabetic Foot Service at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

BA Fine Art student wins 1st prize in the a n Degrees Unlimited blog

Rob Stephen wins first prize in blog.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Culture Colony Film: BA Fine Art Degree Show

Short film raises the profile of part-time BA Fine Art at Bangor University.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Fine Art student on international exchange to Australia

Llewelyn Buckingham heads down under to study fine art full time at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Honorary Senior Lecturer publishes book on trench diseases

Dr Rob Atenstaedt publishes “The Medical Response to the Trench Diseases in World War One”.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Interested in becoming a teacher? Up to £15,000 training bursary available!

Training bursaries available for September 2012. Apply now.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Learning Disability - community/university event Thursday 21 June 2012

Accessible conference for people with a learning disabilty.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Making A Difference To Children’s Lives

During Easter 2012, a team of past and present Childhood Studies students from the School of Education at Bangor University will visit Oradea in Romania for ten days, in partnership with a Romanian charity, People2People.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Places available through Clearing

If you’re looking for a course for this September, we still have some places available through Clearing.

Publication date: 16 August 2012

Bangor Students perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Students from Bangor University will have the incredible opportunity of performing at the largest arts festival in the world this month.

Publication date: 14 August 2012

Blaenavon to Bangor Cycle Challenge for Valleys Pair

Two friends from the Pontypool area are gearing up for a tough, 450 mile cycle challenge in aid of Cancer Research Wales.  

Publication date: 14 August 2012

Get married at Bangor University

Bangor University now holds a full wedding license which means that happy couples can have both the civil ceremony and the reception on site. To celebrate, the University will be holding their first ever Wedding Fayre on Sunday September 2nd which will give guest a chance to see what’s on offer.

Publication date: 14 August 2012

School of Ocean Sciences staff feature on BBC Radio Wales Science Cafe Programme

BBC Radio Wales' Science Cafe will feature the work of climate researchers at the School of Ocean Sciences in a half-hour programme to be broadcast next Tuesday (14th August) at 7pm.

Publication date: 10 August 2012

A NICE appointment

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone from the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University has recently been appointed as the new chair of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's (NICE) Implementation Strategy Group.

Publication date: 9 August 2012

Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities launch joint company

Today, Wednesday 8th August 2012, Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities’ Strategic Alliance launched a joint consultancy company at the Welsh Government stand at the National Eisteddfod, Vale of Glamorgan.

Publication date: 8 August 2012

How heat helps to treat cancer

Research at Bangor University has identified a switch in cells that may help to kill tumors with heat. Prostate cancer and other localized tumors can be effectively treated by a combination of heat and an anti-cancer drug that damages the genes. Behind this novel therapy is the enigmatic ability of heat to switch off essential survival mechanisms in human cells. Although thermotherapy is now more widely used, the underlying principles are still unclear.

Publication date: 8 August 2012

Lecturer wins commision

Jo Wright has been commissioned to make a new video for Blinc digital arts festival in Conwy this year:

Publication date: 6 August 2012

A chance to learn more about new research about the author Kate Roberts.

Visitors to the Bangor University stall at the National Eisteddfod will have the opportunity to learn more about the work and life of Wales’ “queen of literature” this year.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Bangor University at the National Eisteddfod 2012

Bangor University is looking forward to an active week at the national Eisteddfod. Staff at the University have organised a week of activities on their stand on the Eisteddfod field.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

BARN magazine is 50 years old

Barn magazine, which offers independent and intelligent feedback to all the excitement of contemporary Wales and the rest of the world, is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. In collaboration with the School of Welsh, Bangor University, a reception will be held on the University’s stand at the National Eisteddfod of Wales on Tuesday, August 7 at 3.30, to launch its summer double issue.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Everybody Counts

'Mae Pawb yn Cyfrif' (Everybody Counts) is the claim made by Emeritus Professor Gareth Roberts in a Welsh-language publication of the same title. Written in Welsh, this 'popular' book will appeal to all tastes - those who love mathematics as well as those who hate it!

Publication date: 2 August 2012

GreenWood Forest Park win Green Innovation Network prize

GreenWood Forest Park is the winner of a recent prize draw organized by the Green Innovation Network Project at Bangor University.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Llafar Gwlad Bibliography Launch

As part of the Access to Masters project in partnership between the School of Welsh, Bangor University and Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, student, Siôn Pennant Tomos has drawn up a bibliography for Llafar Gwlad - a quarterly magazine covering folklore, crafts, characters, colloquial language and humor

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Texting in Welsh

Sending written messages by mobile phones and computers is a very popular method of communication, via text message, Twitter or Facebook.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Welsh Music Scence competition - chance to win an Ipod

Can you recognise the artist that performed during the ‘Noson Pinaclau Pop’ in 1968? Then pay a visit to Bangor University’s stall during the National Eisteddfod to be in with a chance of winning an Ipod.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Bangor University and Bangor Students' Union Pledge to Stamp Out Homophobia and Transphobia in Sport, Together.

Bangor University and Bangor Students' Union have proudly declared a commitment to challenge discrimination and tackle homophobic and transphobic abuse by signing a recently-launched government charter.

Publication date: 1 August 2012