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News Archive: April 2013

Bangor music festival wins award

Bangor University music festival has been selected for the PRS New Music Biennial and awarded £20,000 to commission a new work by Arlene Sierra

The INTER/actions Festival of Interactive Electronic Music, which will be held in Bangor next year,  has been selected for the PRS for music foundation New Music Biennial to commission a new work by American composer Arlene Sierra.

Publication date: 30 April 2013

Bangor’s three ‘Best Translator’ results in European Competition

Three students at Bangor University have come tops in ‘University Challenge’, a fierce pan-European translation competition offered by Veritas Language Solutions. The three students, who are all studying at Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages, have each won ‘Best Translators’ their respective language categories.

Publication date: 30 April 2013

How should we in Wales produce a successful society?

Will David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ mend ‘Broken Britain? Indeed will it have a better track record than any of the other community building programmes of the last half century? How should we in Wales produce a successful society?

Publication date: 30 April 2013

Fairest workload and second in Wales for Student Care

Bangor University has the fairest workload in the UK according to a recent survey of students, who placed Bangor in joint first place for that element, and second in Wales for overall student satisfaction.

Publication date: 29 April 2013

New drugs may be better at preventing stroke

New oral anticoagulants that have been approved by NICE are at least as effective, and may be more effective at preventing strokes in people with atrial fibrillation than the widely used drug warfarin. This finding published in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (DOI: 10.1038/CLPT.2013.83) may help to inform decisions about treatment options for different patients who are at risk of strokes.

Publication date: 26 April 2013

History opens its doors to the public

With manuscripts dating back the twelfth century and a huge range of rare books on display, researchers and historians are in for a treat. Following recent refurbishment work, the Archives and Special Collections Department at Bangor University will open its doors to the public for an open day on 26th April, between 12 – 4.00 pm.

Publication date: 24 April 2013

Psychologists contribute to enjoyment of new Art Exhibition

Bangor University’s renowned School of Psychology has worked with MOSTYN contemporary art gallery in Vaughan Street, Llandudno for their new exhibition to be launched soon. Entitled ‘YOU’ the Exhibition is all about the viewer.

Publication date: 24 April 2013

Discover Science Saturday Club for Girls

DEVISING new electronic products or exploring plants - inside and out -  isn't how most teenage girls spend their Saturday mornings.

Publication date: 23 April 2013

Red Carpet School of Creative Studies and Media Showcase 2013

The School of Creative Studies and Media (SCSM) Showcase event will be held on Friday May 3rd from 7pm in MALT. Now in its second year,  it is a free event that is open to the public, but it is ticketed. Anyone who would like to book a ticket can contact Mikey Murray ( 

Publication date: 23 April 2013

MEng students receive their bursary cheques

Professor Paul Spencer and Dr Iestyn Pierce present cheques to some of the MEng students.

Publication date: 22 April 2013

Film producer’s challenge to politicians and the media

Oscar-winning producer David Puttnam who produced Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields and Memphis Belle, will deliver a Public Lecture at Bangor University on Wednesday 1 May, and he promises some incisive comments about the Leveson Report and the state of the media.

Publication date: 19 April 2013

Students pitch in at local social enterprise

During the third week of the Easter holidays, Student Volunteering Bangor (SVB) held its first residential volunteering opportunity for Bangor University students. Eighteen Bangor students and two from Aberystwyth University joined forces to spend a week working at the Felin Uchaf centre near Aberdaron on the Lleyn Peninsula.

Publication date: 19 April 2013

School of Psychology staff on S4C

Corff Cymru is a science programme looking at the human body from the perspective of the Welsh. In the second episode of the series we will be focusing on the brain. We'll be looking at the effects of bilingualism on the brain at Bangor University School of Psychology with Professor Debbie Mills' team and Dr Enlli Thomas from the School of Education. We will also be learning how the brain works, at CUBRIC in Cardiff, and finding out more about intelligence.

This episode of Corff Cymru is to be shown on Thursday 18th April on S4C at 8.25pm

Publication date: 18 April 2013

Mindfulness in Society Conference: delivered by Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice

Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice hosted a scientific conference in March 2013 in Chester entitled ‘Mindfulness in Society’. It was a three day conference with additional pre and post conference day long institutes.

Publication date: 17 April 2013

Bangor students win national awards!

One of Bangor Students’ Union’s societies and one of its Sabbatical Officers won awards recently at the Nightline Association awards nights.

Publication date: 16 April 2013

High Sheriff Awards for Voluntary Work

The annual High Sheriff Award ceremony took place at Bangor University recently. The High Sheriff's Award recognises and rewards both individual and group volunteering efforts by Bangor students

Publication date: 16 April 2013

Bangor University students organise a fund-raising event celebrating the biodiversity and culture of Madagascar

Have you ever wanted a chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with Madagascar’s incredible lemurs? Have you ever wondered what Malagasy food is like? Have you been inspired by nature documentaries to do something to support conservation of Madagascar’s unique wildlife? On the 27th April, a special event at the National Zoo of Wales in Colwyn Bay, organised by staff and students from Bangor University, will give you the chance to do all three.

Publication date: 12 April 2013

More American success for Osian

A documentary film on which Bangor University student Osian Williams worked as both cameraman and sound recordist has won a prize at the New York Festivals Awards this week. The Boom Pictures Cymru/S4C production ‘Fy chwaer a fi’ (My sister and I) was awarded a World Gold Medal in the Human Interest category.

Publication date: 12 April 2013

Archive of the month

Valuable National Gallery paintings being unloaded at Prichard-Jones Hall in 1939.

Publication date: 10 April 2013

David Evans (1943-2013)

Dr David Evans, former Senior Lecturer in Music at Bangor University, has died at the age of 69. A good friend to all, he will be fondly remembered by colleagues and hundreds of former students.

Publication date: 10 April 2013

Nuclear Course a Resounding Success

Fifty pupils from north Wales had to opportunity to learn how to solve some of the challenges facing the nuclear industry recently.

Publication date: 8 April 2013

AHRC Doctoral Studentship in Music

The School of Music at Bangor University is pleased to offer an AHRC-funded studentship for a PhD study in music, starting in September 2013. The scholarship consists of Home/EU fees + a tax-free maintenance grant at the current RCUK rate (currently £13590).

Publication date: 4 April 2013

Bang Goes the Theory comes to Bangor!

Following the recent furore over horse meat contamination in other meats, BBC’s popular science show, Bang Goes the Theory (on BBC 2 Wales at 18.30on Tuesday 9 April 2013/ Monday 8 April 19..30 BBC One not in regions) looks at how new DNA techniques can be used to identify the fish on your plate.

Publication date: 4 April 2013

Bangor University make it through to the semi-finals on University Challenge.

Bangor University are now through to the semi final round of University Challenge, in the 50th anniversary series of TV’s most challenging quiz show.  Bangor university take on the University of Manchester on Monday April 22 at 8.00 pm on BBC 2.

Publication date: 4 April 2013

Bangor makes history by qualifying for internationally prestigious Telders Moot Competition

Bangor Law School has made history by becoming the first team ever to represent Wales at a world-renowned mooting competition.

Publication date: 3 April 2013