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BPS Awards for Psychology PhD Students

Two PhD students at the School of Psychology have won awards organised by the BPS Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DART-P) in association with PsyPAG.

Publication date: 24 June 2019

Bangor University joins organisations declaring climate emergency

Bangor University has decided to join the many organisations around the world that have declared a climate emergency and calls for urgent action to be taken in order to tackle climate change.

The University, which is ranked eighth in the world for its commitment to sustainability according to an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions (UI Green Metric), calls on Governments around the world to respond as a matter of urgency to the imminent threat posed by the global climate crisis.

Publication date: 21 June 2019

Bangor University new Honorary Fellows announced

Bangor University has announced the Honorary Fellowships to be awarded during the University’s Graduation ceremonies this year. The Honorary Fellowships will be presented during ceremonies during the week 15-19 July 2019.

Honorary Fellowships enable the University to rewards individuals who have made significant contribution in their chosen field. Honorary Fellows are chosen from among those who work within Wales or have a link with the University.

Publication date: 18 June 2019

New perspectives on everyday wonders as the arts and science come together at Pontio

Innovative Pontio-led project Synthesis, which brings the arts and science together, will hold a free fun discovery event for the public next Saturday 22 June 2-6pm.

Publication date: 14 June 2019

Bangor University student to embark on kayak trip of a lifetime

A second-year product design student, adventure athlete and Christian from Bangor University has been selected to participate in the bi-annual British Universities Kayak Expedition (BUKE).

Publication date: 11 June 2019

Teachers in Wales are a class act, says Education Minister Kirsty Williams

The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, has been travelling across Wales over the past few weeks, hearing from trainee teachers what attracted them to a career at the front of the classroom. Her latest stop saw her visit Bangor University recently, where she met with staff members and students from the School of Education and Human Development and held a Q&A session on the Welsh Government’s latest recruitment campaign for teaching, Teach in Wales.

Publication date: 7 June 2019

Rapid change in coral reefs prompts global calls for a rethink

Coral reef experts from around the world are calling for an urgent re-evaluation of our climate goals in the light of increasing evidence of unprecedented speed of change to these fragile ecosystems.

Coral reefs, which have functioned relatively unchanged for some 24 million years, are now going through profound changes in their make-up.

Publication date: 6 June 2019

Consultation on the development of an Estates Strategy

Bangor University is conducting a consultation as part of plans to develop a new ten-year estates strategy.

Publication date: 5 June 2019

A successful 2019 Urdd National Eisteddfod for Aelwyd JMJ

Aelwyd JMJ, the Urdd Aelwyd of Bangor University’s Welsh-medium Halls of Residence, have experienced an excellent Eisteddfod yr Urdd again this year, with the the Aelwyd and its members claiming victories in the main choral competitions.

Publication date: 3 June 2019

The return of Draig Beats

Friends organise festival to raise money to support brain-injured lecturer, and the Botanic Garden she loves.

On the 8th June, Bangor University’s botanic garden at Treborth will be filled with fantastic music across three stages, revellers enjoying vegetarian food, children exploring the ancient woodlands and meadows, families learning drumming and dance together, and so much more. All of this is part of Draig Beats, a family friendly festival at Treborth Botanic Garden from 10:00am to 9:00pm. The event is organised by friends and colleagues of Dr Sophie Williams, a former Bangor University lecturer who contracted Japanese encephalitis while on fieldwork in China in 2015.

Publication date: 31 May 2019

Talking About Music in Gaming

A Bangor University student has turned his love for computer games into a postgraduate degree in interactive narratives.


Publication date: 30 May 2019

Third of people in Wales use digital technology to self-diagnose – new report

More than a third of people in Wales (34 per cent) use digital technology to self-diagnose health conditions, whilst only 14 per cent make a healthcare appointment online.

These insights are from a novel survey exploring how people in Wales use digital technology to support and monitor their health, by Public Health Wales and Bangor University.

Publication date: 30 May 2019

Young Italian from Mold wins Learners Medal

Francesca Elena Sciarrillo from Mold has won the Learner Medal at the Cardiff and Vale Urdd Eisteddfod 2019. She was awarded the Medal at the main ceremony at the Urdd Eisteddfod today (Tuesday, May 28).

Francesca, 23, received an MA in English Literature in 2018, and is now a postgraduate apprentice in Marketing. From an all-Italian family, she is the only one who speaks Welsh.

Publication date: 28 May 2019

Teaching Fellow awarded to President of MDIS

Bangor University has awarded a prestigious Teaching Fellowship to Dr Eric Kuan, President of the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) at a special ceremony.

Publication date: 14 December 2018