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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 hosts a successful alumni event at the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry in Montpellier, France

On Monday the 20th May 2019, with support from the International Education Centre, staff from the School of Natural Sciences (SNS) hosted an event at the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry in Montpellier, France.  Bangor University has a large number of international students and makes efforts to keep in touch with alumni wherever they are in the world. At the hotel Oceania, staff, alumni, current and prospective students shared stories, networked and learned about recent developments at Bangor University as well as far beyond. 

Publication date: 12 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

Modernists & Mavericks’: public lecture by prominent art critic

The prominent art critic Martin Gayford will be discussing Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London painters at Bangor University on Wednesday, 12 June at 6.30pm, in the Eric Sunderland Lecture Theatre of the Main Arts Building.  Entry is free, and all are welcome to attend the lecture, entitled `Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney & the London Painters’.

Publication date: 28 May 2019

New innovation receives Meterological Society Award

The Royal Meteorological Society’s Vaisala Award for Weather Observing and Instrumentation for 2018 has been awarded to Professor Tom Rippeth and his research team at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences.

Prof Rippeth is interested in how different water masses mix within our oceans and how the mixing of waters of different temperatures and salinity drives and affects global climate and weather patterns.

Publication date: 24 May 2019

Designing for people living with dementia

For ten years, Enterprise by Design has worked with different companies across North Wales, mostly focused in the adventure tourism sector. This year, student teams had a rewarding and challenging brief over the 10 week process, creating memorable experiences for dementia visitors to North Wales.

This year’s finale, held in Pontio recently, saw a wide variety of product ideas from undergraduate teams made up across PsychologyComputer Science & Electronic EngineeringBusinessProduct DesignMusic & Media, and Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences. The goal for 2019’s team was to create a product or service that would make North Wales more memorable to dementia tourists.

Publication date: 24 May 2019

Bangor academic wins Hugh Owen Medal

Professor Enlli Thomas, Professor and Director of Research and Impact, School of Education, Bangor University, has been awarded the Learned Society of Wales Hugh Owen Medal for contributions to educational research, in recognition of her expertise on the Welsh language, bilingualism, and studies into teaching, learning and using Welsh.

Publication date: 24 May 2019

Bangor’s Expertise helps win Gold at Chelsea

Bangor University's Botanic Garden Curator, Natalie Chivers spent the whole of last week up to her elbows in soil as she was part of the planting-scheme design team for the Montessori St Nicholas Garden at the Chelsea Flower show.  Natalie spent the week planting all the carefully selected blooms for this Garden which has won the coveted Chelsea Gold award.

Publication date: 24 May 2019

New Bangor University and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai policing degree will go live from 2019/20

From September 2019, Bangor University in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (GLLM) will offer an undergraduate degree in Professional Policing which is licensed by the College of Policing. This will introduce students to the skills required to work as a police officer and is building on the highly successful Foundation Degree in Policing that has been offered for some years by GLLM.

Publication date: 23 May 2019

Is there such thing as a ‘European identity’?

The outcome of the UK’s 2016 referendum on EU membership has sent shockwaves across Europe. Among other impacts, it has prompted debates around the issues whether a “European culture” or a “European identity” actually exist or whether national identities still dominate.

This article by Nikolaos Papadogiannis, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary History at the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 22 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