University News: June 2011

Study reveals US turtles’ movements

A study of the movements of an entire sub-population of marine turtle has been conducted for the first time. The study confirms that through satellite tracking we can closely observe the day-to-day lives of marine turtles, accurately predicting their migrations and helping direct conservation efforts.

Publication date: 24 June 2011

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol attracts Oxford academic

An academic from Oxford University is the latest to be appointed to a post funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (the new national institution for the development of Welsh medium education and scholarship) to a new post at Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages.

Publication date: 23 June 2011

£3.2m for cross-border organisations to win new contracts

Small businesses and charities in Wales and Ireland will be in a stronger position to compete for public sector contracts thanks to a £3.2 million project launched next week. 

Publication date: 20 June 2011

Chair of influential BMA Committee from Bangor

Professor Michael Rees, Professor of Cardiovascular Studies at Bangor University’s School of Medical Sciences, has been elected to a key post within the British Medical Association (BMA). He has been re-elected to a further term as Chairman of the British Medical Association Medical Academic Staff Committee for 2011 -12.

Publication date: 20 June 2011

Professor John G Hughes to Chair Higher Education Wales.

Less than a year after taking up his role as Bangor University’s seventh Vice- Chancellor, Professor John G. Hughes has been appointed Chair of Higher Education Wales.

Publication date: 20 June 2011

Birthday Honours reward Bangor academics

Four individuals connected with Bangor University featured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Publication date: 16 June 2011

North Wales Heroes’ Memorial Arch open to the public

Cooperation between Bangor University and the Royal British Legion has enabled the University to open the Memorial Arch on Deiniol Road to the public on summer Saturdays.

Publication date: 16 June 2011

Research project from Bangor University celebrated as Big Idea for the Future

Research selected for leading national report  

Groundbreaking work from Bangor University has been chosen as one of the most important research projects currently taking place in universities, with the publication today of the Big Ideas for the Future report.

Publication date: 16 June 2011

‘Hey Punk sort your Junk gets the message across

An end of term campaign to reduce waste problems in Bangor has been carried out by Bangor University, Bangor Students’ Union, Gwynedd Council and North Wales Police.

Publication date: 15 June 2011

Birthday Honours reward Bangor academics

Four individuals connected with Bangor University featured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Publication date: 13 June 2011

First Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Lecturer Posts Announced

Following the establishment of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (the new national institution for the development of Welsh medium education and scholarship) in March this year, Bangor University has just announced two key academic appointments under the Coleg’s academic staffing plan. These are the first appointments sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. The new lecturers will commence their five year appointments in September 2011.

Publication date: 13 June 2011

Bangor University welcomes Chinese delegation

Bangor University was the location for a study tour for a delegation from the Chinese Education Ministry and a number of Chinese Universities. The delegation was keen to learn how British universities contribute to developing the regional economy.

Publication date: 9 June 2011

Over consumption of sugary drinks dull our taste buds and our enjoyment

If your children are thirsty, encourage them to drink water- that would be the clear health message from research into taste preferences at Bangor University.

Publication date: 9 June 2011

Bangor University’s First Class Environment

Bangor University’s environmental credentials continue to go from strength to strength. Following an intensive and independent audit of its policies and procedures, the University  successfully attained Level 4 of the prestigious Green Dragon Environmental Standard.

Publication date: 8 June 2011

New concept could lead to energy-efficient water supply technology

The water industry, their consumers and the environment could benefit from a new research project to assist the industry to cut its energy bills.

Researchers from Bangor University and Trinity College Dublin have identified a way of using water pressure within the water storage system to generate renewable energy. That energy can then be used by the water industry and sold to the grid.

Publication date: 8 June 2011

‘One-stop-shop’ for Welsh in the University

Today (Wednesday 8 June), Bangor University is launching Cymorth Cymraeg a new resource on the University’s website that will help staff and students to use Welsh.

Publication date: 8 June 2011

SEACAMS Round Wales Business Event

Sustainable Expansion of the Applied Coastal and Marine Sectors (SEACAMS), an ambitious project to support a whole range of coastal and marine related industries, sets sail around Wales to promote its services to businesses in June.  The SEACAMS team are ‘launching’ their project at a number of venues round Wales in June, starting with an opportunity to meet the team aboard the RV ‘Prince Madog’, at Menai Bridge on the 8 June.  The ‘Prince Madog’ will then set sail, visiting Swansea on the 13 June and Cardiff on the 15 June.  The team are holding shore-based exhibitions at all venues including Aberystwyth on the 16 June.

Publication date: 8 June 2011

Project that assists farmers in saving money and safeguarding the environment awarded

A Bangor University project that is helping farmers in Conwy to save money and protect the environment has been recognised as an example of work which promotes good environmental practice with an award from the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW), Conwy branch.

Publication date: 7 June 2011

University Students bring the middle ages to Beaumaris

Last  Bank holiday weekend, tourists to Beaumaris were amazed to find the whole town alive as a medieval lord, returning from the crusades, attempted to reclaim his castle. Nearly 100 performers from Bangor Students Union entertained the public in the castle and across the whole town, with re-enactment, archery, fire breathing, comedy, Morris dancing, traditional Welsh music and more!          

Publication date: 7 June 2011

Bangor students’ success at Urdd Eisteddfod

So far this week, two Bangor University students have been awarded two of the major prizes at the Urdd Eisteddfod.

Publication date: 1 June 2011

Students shine in Santander Business Ideas Competition

Enterprising students at Bangor University have demonstrated their business skills in the first round of a national competition run by Santander.

Publication date: 1 June 2011