University News: November 2011

Authentic Medieval images for Christmas cards

Christmas Cards with a particular Bangor link are for sale at Bangor Cathedral and from Bangor University this Christmas.

Publication date: 28 November 2011

Bangor students host annual World Aids Day service

Facing the reality of HIV & AIDS

Students from Bangor University will converge in the city’s Cathedral next Wednesday (1st December) for Bangor’s annual World AIDS Day service. Bangor Students' Union and the Anglican Chaplaincy will be hosting this service to remember the people who have been lost to this terrible disease, give hope to those suffering from it and to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS charities working in our area.

Publication date: 24 November 2011

Cancer experts gather for Bangor Conference

On Wednesday and Thursday this week (23/24/11/11), delegates from across the UK will be gathering at Bangor University for the second conference exploring how services for patients with cancer can be provided in a rural environment.

Publication date: 23 November 2011

‘Public Question Time’ session on Climate Change

A ‘Public Question Time’ Debate on climate change will give people an opportunity to get closer to the facts, dispel the myths and understand the way forward in our changing climate and world.   Interested public are invited to come to the Main Arts Lecture Theatre, Bangor University, at 7 pm,  29th November, equipped with questions, ready for the session, which is to be broadcast on BBC Radio Wales’ Science Café Programme on the 6th of December 2011, at 7pm. Adam Walton, presenter of the Science Café programme,   is acting as the chair for the debate.

Publication date: 23 November 2011

B-Enterprising launches New Start-Up Fund

Sometimes the only barrier to developing a fledgling idea for a new product or service is funding. With this in mind, the  B-Enterprising Project at  the University’s Careers and Employability Service  has developed an entirely new  initiative for Bangor University – the Start-Up Fund, whereby individual students, groups or Student Union societies can submit a business idea and if shortlisted have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges.  Through this initiative, funded by the Welsh Government, students can win up to £150 in funding to take the first steps into business in a risk-free environment.

Publication date: 21 November 2011

Climate change effect on release of CO2 from peat far greater than assumed

Drought causes peat to release far more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than has previously been realised.

Publication date: 21 November 2011

Minister sees support for a living language at Canolfan Bedwyr

The Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews, heard about several innovative projects and developments that promote the use of Welsh when he visited Canolfan Bedwyr in Bangor University recently (17 November 2011).

Publication date: 18 November 2011

Bowel, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers show biggest improvement in diagnosis time

NEW research shows that bowel, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers have seen the greatest improvement in the time it takes from when a patient first visits their GP with symptoms to when they are diagnosed with the disease.

Publication date: 16 November 2011

It's a 'Rubbish Survival Guide' !

Bangor University Students Union have produced a 16 page bilingual Rubbish Survival Guide booklet aimed at encouraging students to recycle more and keep the streets clear of waste.

Publication date: 15 November 2011

Launch of Citizenship Education in Wales

“Thank the Lord I’m Welsh!”, sings Cerys Matthews. But what does it now mean to be Welsh? What should it feel like to be a citizen of Wales? Has the development of the Assembly helped to mould and enhance that feeling?

Publication date: 15 November 2011

Pontio welcomes 'Anton Chekhov’ to Wales

West End veteran actor Michael Pennington brings his one-man show ‘Anton Chekhov’ exclusively to Bangor this month (November 19).

A Shakespearean actor of world renown, Pennington has proved his versatility as an actor with an impressive career on stage and film – and as writer and director. Star Wars fans will also recognise him as one of the commanding officers of the Death Star in the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

Publication date: 14 November 2011

Celebrating the Centenary of the University Building One day Conference

To commemorate the opening of the Main University Building in Bangor in July 1911, and the importance of the role of the quarrymen of north Wales in establishing the University, a Conference 'The need for education in Wales- the reaction of the north Wales’ Quarrymen' is to be held at Bangor University, to study the significance of education in the lives of the quarrymen and their families.

Publication date: 11 November 2011

Giving the community an opportunity to hear about the latest research on Cancer and Palliative Care

A lecture focusing on Cancer and Palliative Care, takes place at Venue Cymru  at 6pm on 15th November. The lecture series is free to attend, open to the public and includes refreshments, networking opportunities and a certificate of attendance. 

Publication date: 10 November 2011

Research Creates BBC Radio series for Remembrance Week

Researching conflict reporting has led to the producing of a documentary series which is being broadcast on BBC Radio Wales this month as part of their season of Remembrance programmes.

Publication date: 10 November 2011

Helping local company who have developed and won the market for outdoor survival products

Working with Dr Sam Oliver and PhD student Jenny Brierley of the University’s Extremes Research Group, Derek Ryden of Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd. has been able to commission tailored research that measures exactly how good the products are. The University has been researching how effective the innovative material is in directing escaping body heat back into the body, preventing or delaying the onset of hypothermia in extreme conditions.

Publication date: 9 November 2011

SHES Research helps local company become market leaders

Bethesda-based Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd, are market leaders in the field of out-door thermal survival products partly thanks to research carried out by Dr Sam Oliver and PhD student Jenny Brierley of the University’s Extremes Research Group.

Publication date: 9 November 2011

Seawash, sediments and mud on Science Cafe

Science Café, Radio Wales’ weekly science show is all about seawash, sediments and mud this week (8 Nov 2011 19:00–19:30 repeat 13 Nov 2011 06:30–07:03).

To make the programme, Adam Walton visited staff from the University’s School of Ocean Sciences at various locations to discuss the topic. Taking part are Prof Alan Davis, Dr Jaco Baas and Dr Simon Neill.

Publication date: 7 November 2011

IPEP’s Lauren Mawn supporting No 1 ranked Super G skier Zac Pierce

Over the last year Zac Pierce has been receiving sport psychology support from IPEP’s Lauren Mawn.

Publication date: 3 November 2011

Pontio to appoint Artistic Director

Bangor University is in the process of seeking an Artistic Director for the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre.

Publication date: 3 November 2011

Bangor University at Coleg Llandrillo

Over 400 new students have begun studying higher education courses at Coleg Llandrillo that will enable them to gain Bangor University degrees for the first time.

Publication date: 2 November 2011

North Wales Heroes’ Memorial Arch opens for Remembrance Week

The Memorial Arch on Deiniol Road, which commemorates the members of the Armed Forces from across all counties of north and mid Wales who died during the First World War, will be open to the public during Remembrance Week 7-13 November (including Sunday). This follows from the successful cooperation between Bangor University and the Royal British Legion which saw the Memorial Arch open to the public on summer Saturdays.

Publication date: 2 November 2011

Ex SHES student wins Snowdonia Marathon

Rob Samuel, a SHES MSc student from 2009 to 2010, won the 2011 Snowdonia Marathon on a wet and windy Saturday, 29 October.

Publication date: 1 November 2011

SHES PhD selected for Special Olympics 2011 Delegation

School of Sport, Health and Exercises Sciences (SHES) PhD student,  Niamh Reilly, has been selected as a Student Delegate for the 2011 Special Olympics World Games in Athens this June.

Publication date: 1 November 2011