News Archive: May 2013

Archive of the month

Publication date: 31 May 2013

Music Student Scoops Composer’s Medal at Urdd Eisteddfod

Music School postgraduate student Lois Eifion Jones, from Penisarwaun, near Carenarfon, is to be congratulated on winning the Composer’s Medal at the Urdd Eisteddfod.

Publication date: 30 May 2013

60th anniversary of the climbing of Everest – Bangor University’s continued involvement

Being so close to Snowdonia, it is unsurprising that Bangor University is indistinguishably linked with climbing Mount Everest. Mallory and Irvine were regulars to Snowdonia’s mountains before their unsuccessful attempt on Everest in 1924. The successful expedition that reached the summit on 29th May, 1953 also met regularly before their departure for Nepal, staying in the shadow of Snowdon itself.

Publication date: 28 May 2013

Bangor’s forgotten link to the conquest of Everest

As we reached the 60th anniversary of the conquest of Everest by a British-led team, it is interesting to recall Bangor University’s link with this dramatic event.

Publication date: 28 May 2013

‘Lend me your ears ...’

A conference for individuals and families in North Wales who suffer from hearing impairment

Publication date: 28 May 2013

Team Chemistry Zip Challenge for Hope House

A team of thrill-seekers from Bangor University’s School of Chemistry took to the wires recently to raise money for Hope House Children’s hospice.

Publication date: 24 May 2013

A groundbreaking way to exercise your Welsh

New options for using Welsh while exercising are to become available following a  collaboration between Bangor University and a leading  fitness equipment manufacturer. A high specification exercise bike that features a Welsh language interface will be showcased on the University’s stand at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Pembrokeshire next week.

Publication date: 23 May 2013

Dr Emily Cross to get on her soapbox for science

Dr Emily Cross of Bangor University’s School of Psychology is one of 12 exceptional women scientists selected to bring science directly to the public.  On 5th July, London’s Southbank will be transformed into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.  The event by Soapbox Science, organised by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, enables some of the UK’s most prominent female scientists to bring science out of the laboratory and onto the streets.

Publication date: 23 May 2013

Anniversary Research Scholarship - Doctoral Studentship in Linguistics: Bilingualism

The School of Linguistics and English Language at Bangor University is pleased to offer a fully funded studentship for a PhD study in bilingualism, starting in September 2013, on a project entitled “Is ‘reversed diglossia’ coming to Wales?  Investigating the linguistic habits of adolescents in Wales and beyond.”  The studentship covers all fees for three years and provide an annual stipend of £13,900 plus an annual research allowance of up to £1,500.

Publication date: 22 May 2013

Anniversary Research Scholarship - Fully-funded PhD in Literary Modernism/Modernity

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University for a fully-funded PhD Studentship in literary registrations of modernity and/or modernism.

Publication date: 22 May 2013

Anniversary Research Scholarship - Paternalism, Patronage and Power: The Pennant family of Penrhyn Castle, c.1760-1907

Paternalism, Patronage and Power: The Pennant family of Penrhyn Castle, c.1760-1907

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University for a PhD Anniversary Research Studentship to begin in September 2013. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Lead Supervisor, Dr Lowri Ann Rees (Lecturer in Modern History), and in close contact with the supervisor team, Professor Huw Pryce (Professor of Welsh History) and Dr Peter Shapely (Senior Lecturer in Modern History).

Publication date: 22 May 2013

Students get ready for the triathlon European Championships

Three of our students are getting ready to compete in the triathlon European Championships in Turkey.

James Briscoe, Owen Mitchell and Ben Pritchard are currently busy training for the ETU Triathlon European Championships in Alanya, Turkey, on June 14th 2013.

Publication date: 22 May 2013

IT Employability Expo

On Friday 31st May Software Alliance Wales, together with Technocamps and the Schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Bangor University are organising an IT Employability EXPO at the University’s Neuadd Reichel, on Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor .

Publication date: 20 May 2013

IT Employability Expo 31st May 2013, Neuadd Reichel, Bangor

On Friday 31st May Software Alliance Wales, together with Technocamps and the Schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Bangor University are organising an IT Employability EXPO at the University’s Neuadd Reichel, on Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor .

Publication date: 20 May 2013

Bangor Young Enterprise team pick up Award in London

Congratulations to Bangor University's 'University of Ales' team who represented Wales in the UK finals of the Young Enterprise Start Up Programme in Canary Wharf, Londonrecently. the Team won the Best Investment Proposal/Company Report- one of the four Awards presented on the night.

Publication date: 19 May 2013

Sea Shells and climate change 3rd International Sclerochronology Conference (ISC2013) Caernarfon, North Wales, UK - Sunday 19th May to Wednesday 22nd May 2013

A major international conference is being hosted at the Galeri in Caernarfon by scientists at Bangor University.  Scientists from around the world – including Japan, Australia, India, the Falkland Islands, Canada and the USA as well as all parts of Europe and the UK - will be talking about how they use shells, corals and bones to study past and present changes in the marine environment.  Topics include the marine climate of the past, biology, ecosystems, fisheries and archaeology.

Publication date: 17 May 2013

Conducting students learn from a maestro

The School of Music was delighted to welcome world-famous conductor (and Bangor University Honorary Fellow) Owain Arwel Hughes to Bangor recently to lead a student masterclass. Five lucky students, from first-year undergraduate to final-year postgraduate, were given the opportunity to conduct three Slavonic Dances by Dvořák, under Dr Hughes’s watchful eye.

Publication date: 16 May 2013

Bangor University Peer Support Volunteer of the Year 2013 Awarded

“Still makes sure we’re OK”, “Treated me with respect,”  “Has gone over & above what was needed and will probably carry on for the remainder of his time here,”                 “Is a big part of our friendship group”…

These glowing tributes and recommendations come from the nominations for one particular student for the Bangor University’s Peer Support Volunteer of the Year Award.

Publication date: 15 May 2013

EU-backed project helps maximise the potential of Welsh businesses in the green economy

Economy Minister, Edwina Hart, today (15 May) launched the next phase of a project aimed at helping businesses in West Wales and the Valleys become more sustainable and support the low carbon economy.

The WISE Network is a collaborative project between Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea universities that enables businesses across the region to take full advantage of the growth in the green economy.

Publication date: 15 May 2013

Three year PhD studentship in Welsh/Celtic Studies funded by AHRC

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University for an AHRC PhD Studentship in Welsh/Celtic Studies, to start on October 1, 2013.

Publication date: 15 May 2013

Student Led Teaching Awards 2013

Bangor Students’ Union held its second Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTA) in the PJ Hall recently, together with the Course Representative Awards.

Publication date: 14 May 2013

Important piece of Health Service Improvement research begins

An important new piece of research about the best ways to incorporate patients and service users’ opinions to improve the Health Services has begun in earnest at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 13 May 2013

Recognition for a Twittering Poet

An innovative volume of poetic tweets by Dr Llion Jones has been shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award for 2013.

Published by Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, Trydar mewn Trawiadau (Strict Metre Twittering), has been described as a ground-breaking collection of Welsh language tweets and possibly one of the first ever collections of twitter verse in any language.

Over a period of three years, Llion Jones, Director of Canolfan Bedwyr and chaired poet, has been making creative use of the popular Twitter platform to tweet solely in ‘cynghanedd’ - a complex system of internal assonance, alliteration and rhyme unique to Welsh poetry. Within the constraints of the 140 characters allowed by Twitter, he has been twittering his view on the world through couplets and ‘englynion’.

Publication date: 13 May 2013

Celebration of Employability

A special event to celebrate the success of employability schemes was held at Bangor University recently.

During the event, Excellence Awards were presented to six students taking part in the Bangor Employability Award (BEA) and the Undergraduate Internship scheme, both run by the University. The evening also gave students an opportunity to share their experiences and explain how these schemes will benefit them when they graduate.

Publication date: 8 May 2013

Bangor students celebrate success at famous Telders Moot Court competition

A team of Law students from Bangor University is celebrating success at a world-renowned competition for law students.

Cathal McCabe, Adam Gulliver, Damian Etone and Andrew Jones made history this month when they became the first team ever to represent Wales at the Telders International Law Moot Court contest.

Publication date: 3 May 2013

Bangor University's Language Scheme Sets the Standard

On Tuesday 7 May, Bangor University will reinforce its commitment to the Welsh language when the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Hughes, launches its revised Language Scheme.

Publication date: 3 May 2013

Lauren Court-Dobson is Bangor’s Queen of Comedy!

Last Monday evening psychology graduate, Lauren Court-Dobson was crowned winner of the Bangor University Comedy Society’s Annual Stand Up Comedy Competition.

Lauren will be performing alongside TV comedian, Sean Walsh at J.P. Hall, Bangor University on May 6th.

Publication date: 3 May 2013

Archive of the month

An unusual informal picture taken of the wives and children of some of the main lecturers of the College c. 1900

Publication date: 2 May 2013

Bangor University Health Academics appointed to new National body

Four leading health academics at Bangor University are among the first to be appointed Senior Faculty members of Wales’ new National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR). Their appointments were announced by Health Minister Mark Drakeford AM recently.

Publication date: 2 May 2013

Four Bangor academics appointed Fellows of Learned Society

Four Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of The Learned Society of Wales as a result of the Society’s 2013 Election of new Fellows.

Publication date: 2 May 2013

Research symposium, "Computer Gaming Across Cultures: Perspectives from Three Continents"

Prof Astrid Ensslin from the the School of Creative Studies and Media is organising a trilateral research symposium, "Computer Gaming Across  Cultures: Perspectives from Three Continents", to be held in JP Seminar Room (former TV Studio), on Wednesday, 8th May, 9.00h to 17.00h.

Publication date: 1 May 2013