University News: August 2010

Investing in fitness.

Cardio just got more interesting! Sports & Leisure have recently invested in 8 new treadmills which have now been installed. 16 new spinning bikes from Star Trac are also part of the new investment and will make future "spin" classes a smoother ride! For those of you more interested in toning that body there's a new barbell rack and barbells for the weights room.

Publication date: 31 August 2010

Bangor website amongst the best in the UK.

Bangor University's website has been voted as one of the best university sites in the UK by prospective students.

A report published in the Times Higher Education today (Thursday, August 19) ranks Bangor's website amongst the most effective sites, in terms of providing potential students with the information they need to decide where to study.

Publication date: 23 August 2010

What can I do with a media studies degree?

9 August, 1pm—4pm

Media graduates are using their qualifications to land a wide range of careers.

Publication date: 18 August 2010

Hormone responsible for Christmas Island Red Crab's dramatic migration identified

One of the most spectacular migrations on earth is that of the Christmas Island red crab, Gecarcoidea natalis. Every year at the start of the monsoon season, in late November or early December, tens of millions of the crabs (which are endemic to this island) simultaneously undergo a breeding migration, travelling several kilometres through the rain forest of Christmas Island, a tiny island in the Indian Ocean nearby Java, to eventually reach the sea where they mate and spawn.

Publication date: 17 August 2010