News Archive: November 2012

Pontio’s first ever artist residency broadcast on S4C - "Corneli Cudd” / "Hidden Corners”

A short film of the Pontio project’s first artistic residency will be shown as part of S4C’s ‘Calon Cenedl’ (Heart of the Nation) series this December. Footage shot by Bangor University student Osian Williams at the Plas Hedd care home in Maesgeirchen, Bangor will air at 7.55pm, Monday 3 December 2012.

Publication date: 30 November 2012

Confucius Centre hosts Chinese Costumes Exhibition

Following the successful launch of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University earlier this academic year, the Confucius Institute has embarked on an interesting and varied programme of activities to raise awareness and understanding of Chinese culture.

An exhibition of Chinese National Dress takes place in Rathbone Teaching Room 5, Rathbone Building, College Road on Thursday 29 November at 6.00.

For more information about this aspect of Chinese culture see an interesting illustrated article in the Confucius Centre Newsletter .

Publication date: 29 November 2012

Wardens Tackle Snowdon

A group of eight University Halls Wardens took on the challenge of climbing Snowdon in the dark, with the aim of reaching the summit by sunrise recently.  Setting off at 3.00 am the intrepid crew: Stephen Clear (School of Law), Alexander Aldred (Business School), Caoimhe Martin (School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science), Chin Wei Ong (School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science), Hayley French (School of Modern Languages), Gwawr Parker (School of Healthcare Sciences), Lindsey Swift (School of Modern Languages), and Max Davidson (School of Psychology), all Ffriddoedd Site University Wardens, took up the challenge.

Publication date: 29 November 2012

School of Welsh and Urdd partnership goes from strength to strength

The School of Welsh at Bangor has played a major role in organizing two highly successful residential courses for year 12 and year 13 students of Welsh at the Urdd’s Glan-llyn centre near Bala. Working in partnership with the Urdd – Wales’s largest youth movement – this is the fourth year in succession that such courses have been organized by the School. On November 19-21, second-language students attended a course devoted to numerous aspects of their Welsh AS/Advanced studies.  A similar course for first-language students followed on November 21-3. In all, the courses were attended by 180 AS/Advanced students from all over Wales.

Publication date: 27 November 2012

Bangor’s brightest benefit from Excellence Scholarship awards

Some of Bangor University’s brightest first year students have had their academic achievement at A-Level recognised with the University’s most prestigious scholarship award.

The Bangor University Excellence Scholarship is awarded to new undergraduate students from the UK and EU who achieve the highest academic attainment upon entry in the relevant subject areas.

Publication date: 26 November 2012

'Top Gun Academy' for Social Entrepreneurs in Wales - Bangor University launches learning network for businesses with a social conscience

The "best of the best" in the social enterprise world are about to get even better- Social entrepreneurs and social enterprises in Wales and Ireland are to benefit from greater professional support to help them develop this emerging and important business sector.

Publication date: 26 November 2012

SENRGY PhD students scoop awards from the Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland.

The Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland’s annual early research seminar recently took place at University College Dublin. Bangor University was represented by SENRGy students John Walsh and John Hyland and we are delighted to announce that both students won their respective categories.

Publication date: 22 November 2012

Special issue of the International Journal of Bilingualism (ed. Chondrogianni, Cornips, Vasić)

Vicky Chondrogianni (Bangor University) with Leonie Cornips (Meertens Institute) and Nada Vasić (University of Amsterdam) will be the guest editors of the International Journal of Bilingualism Special Issue entitled “Cross-linguistic aspects in child L2 acquisition” to be published in March 2015.

Publication date: 20 November 2012

Vicky Chondrogianni at BUCLD in Boston

Dr. Vicky Chondrogianni (Bangor University) with Theo Marinis (University of Reading) will be presenting a poster entitled “Production of definite articles in English-speaking L2 children and children with SLI” at this year Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 37) on November 3, 2012.

Publication date: 20 November 2012

Bangor University student features on popular television show

A Bangor University student will feature as the ‘student of the month’ on the popular rural affairs programme, ‘Ffermio’ on Monday 19 November ( S4C 8.25)..

Publication date: 19 November 2012

Bangor University students to take part in community tree plant for BBC’s The One Show

Bangor University students will be rolling up their sleeves in front of BBC’s The One Show cameras to help the Maes y Pant community group in Gresford (near Wrexham) to help transform a former quarry into a biodiverse community resource.

Publication date: 16 November 2012

Welsh poetry to give voice to those with dementia

With estimates suggesting that as many as one on three of us will receive a diagnosis of dementia in the future, dementia is certainly a condition that is going to touch all our lives in some way.

Publication date: 16 November 2012

A fascinating cutting-edge visual journey into the patterns of our minds while moving ...

What is it that grabs your attention when a dancer takes the stage? Costume, choreography, the dancer’s technical expertise? Renowned contemporary dancer Riley Watts and Bangor University neuroscientist Dr.Emily Cross show that there are less tangible factors that influence your perception.

Publication date: 15 November 2012

Hard to fish areas of the seabed may act as refuges for endangered skate

Marine scientists working in the Celtic Sea have discovered a natural refuge for the critically endangered flapper skate. Many elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates) are highly vulnerable to over-fishing, but a new paper in the open access journal PLOS ONE shows that small areas of the seabed that experience below-average fishing intensity can sustain greater populations of these species.

Publication date: 15 November 2012

Through revolutionary methods . . . ? A conference to evaluate five decades of language campaigning.

On Friday and Saturday 16-17 November, the School of Welsh at Bangor – in conjunction with Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Welsh Politics (and with the financial support of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol) – will host a major interdisciplinary conference in order to evaluate the influence of more than fifty years of language campaigning on the political and cultural life of Wales.

Publication date: 13 November 2012

Young Enterprise Programme

The B-enterprising team, part of the University’s Careers and Employability Service, are very excited to be offering students the chance to participate in the Young Enterprise Programme (YE) this year - an opportunity to experience real-life creation and running of a business and to develop all the skills and expertise that are associated with it. Bangor University will be setting up 4 new businesses that students can be involved in shaping. Bangor is the first university in Wales to participate this year and will be competing against universities across the UK.

Publication date: 13 November 2012

Bangor University contributes to ‘Buildings as Power Stations’ technology

Bangor University’s School of Chemistry is contributing to a research project which could put Wales at the forefront of global renewable energy technology.

Publication date: 12 November 2012

PhD student takes top prize at Legal Wales Conference

A Bangor University student beat legal students from across the country to take a top prize at this year’s Legal Wales Conference.

Publication date: 12 November 2012

£2M investment in Electronic Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory

New Laboratory Equipped with Agilent Instruments Supports Undergraduate teaching in Wales.

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Bangor University recently opened a new Agilent Branded laboratory equipped with Agilent instruments.  The lab, located in the School of Electronic Engineering at Bangor University, will support teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in Electronic Engineering.

Publication date: 8 November 2012

Bangor student to perform with Frank Zappa's son

A Bangor University music student is looking forward to performing Frank Zappa’s work on a UK tour later this month.

Sioned Eleri Jones, 30, from Bangor, will be performing one of the legendary guitarists’ songs on the clarinet with his son, Dweezil, who is touring with his band Zappa Plays Zappa.

Publication date: 7 November 2012

The Importance of Clinical Trials

As reported in the Western Mail on 5th November, Rhiannon Whitaker of Bangor University's North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health (NWORTH) has been highlighting the fact that more data is not necessarily better data.

Publication date: 7 November 2012

Bangor academic celebrating 100 years of Scholarships to women graduates

A Bangor University academic, Dr Raluca Radulescu addressed an Awards ceremony in London recently. The British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) are celebration a hundred years of awarding Scholarships to women academics, and have invited leading academics who have been recipients of their scholarships earlier in their careers.

Publication date: 5 November 2012

Increasing Broadband capacity two thousand-fold - for the same price

Could you use a broadband service that is two thousand times faster, but costs you the same?  A revolutionary “future-proof” technology, first proposed by Bangor University, is the front-runner in satisfying future demand for dramatically increased internet speeds and capacity.

Publication date: 5 November 2012

Majority favours assisted dying

New international research reveals that the majority responding to questions about assisted suicide, are in favour.  This contrasts with a recent review of research that suggests that UK doctors consistently oppose euthanasia.

The results, drawn from the views of over 62,000 people who contributed views to a large number of research papers on the subject from different countries, reveals for the first time, that people from very different backgrounds and experience, on the whole, share similar views on this topic.

Publication date: 5 November 2012