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University News: September 2010

Olivia’s Commonwealth Challenge

Olivia Orchart, a student at Bangor University, is currently representing the Wales in the Commonwealth Fencing Championships (CFC10) in Melbourne, Australia.

Publication date: 28 September 2010

It’s never too soon to start thinking about what comes next!

This may be your first week at University- or the first week of a new academic year -but don’t let that stop you giving some thought to your career and work options- you don’t need to be deciding on the whole deal now- but thinking about a part time job could ease your finances as well as improve your employability skills later on.

Publication date: 24 September 2010

Support for Bangor’s new students shortlisted for Award

Bangor University’s Peer Guide Scheme, which supports new students and ensures easy transition to University life for them, has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards in the Outstanding Student Support Category.

Publication date: 23 September 2010

2010 Llew Rees Memorial Prize winner announced

The highest Sporting Award at Bangor University, the Llew Rees Award, presented to the most outstanding sportsman or woman from among the student body has been awarded this year to Postgraduate Sports Science PhD student Vicky Gottwald.

National league Basketball player, Vicky, of Grove, Oxfordshire has received a cash prize of £750 in order to advance her performance.

Publication date: 21 September 2010

Television drama crew film at University

Bangor University’s neo-gothic main University building provided some of the ‘moody’ exterior for the filming of a new TV series to be broadcast on the Living channel in early 2011.

Publication date: 21 September 2010

Major marine science boost for North Wales

A major £23.6m investment to grow Wales’ growing marine sector by increasing collaborative research projects between business and universities has been announced today (Weds 8th Sept) by Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones.

Bangor University’s SEACAMS (Sustainable Expansion of the Applied Coastal and Marine Sectors) project has been given the go-ahead following EU backing of £12.6m from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Assembly Government. 

Publication date: 8 September 2010