University News: February 2013

Bangor students win Cân i Gymru

Two friends who are in the same Band and who both study at Bangor University won the Cân i Gymru (Song for Wales) competition with a song composed during a car journey on their way home from uni.

Publication date: 28 February 2013

How much protection is enough?

Protection of marine areas from fishing increases density and biomass of fish and invertebrates (such as lobster and scallops) finds a systematic review published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Evidence. The success of a protected area was also dependent on its size and on how it was managed, however even partial protection provides significant ecological  benefits.

Publication date: 28 February 2013

Identifying Reptiles at Risk

Dr Anita Malhotra of Bangor University's School of Biological Sciences is one of 200 leading reptile experts who has co-authored a paper assessing the extinction risk of 1,500 randomly selected reptiles from across the globe.

Publication date: 27 February 2013

Bangor Students ‘Pitch’ their marketing expertise in welsh Final Round

A team of from Bangor University students made it through to the Welsh final round of ‘‘Brolio/ The Pitch’, a competition  organised by the chartered Institute of Marketing which gives students the opportunity to ‘pitch’ their ideas in a prestigious marketing competition.

Publication date: 26 February 2013

First ever Bangor University prestigious 125th anniversary research scholarship completed

Marco Giudici, 29, from Milan, recently completed his 125th anniversary research scholarship in History. Marco, who now lives in Hitchin, Hertforshire, is the first to complete one of the 125th anniversary research scholarships from Bangor University.

Introduced to mark the 125th Anniversary of Bangor University, the Anniversary Research Scholarships are part of the University’s programme of postgraduate expansion. They aim to attract outstanding students who wish to study in this dynamic and research focused university.

Publication date: 26 February 2013

Free bus travel launches Climate Week and Bangor University’s Travel the World campaign

To mark Climate Week and launch Bangor University’s Travel the World campaign, Bangor University has teamed up with Arriva Buses Wales to provide a period of free travel to and from its campuses.

Publication date: 26 February 2013

Chinese New Year Reception 2013 Hosted by the FM and the Chinese Ambassador

Dr Wei Shi, the Director of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University, was among those invited to attend a Chinese New Year Reception in the Senedd  Building of the Welsh Government in Cardiff recently. First Minister of Wales Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM and His Excellency Liu Xiaoming from the Chinese Embassy welcomed around 200 guests from across Wales. The Chinese New Year this year was on 10th February, which is the Year of the Snake.

Publication date: 22 February 2013

Improvement Science Fellowship

Chris is a senior research fellow and one of a group of implementation scientists at Bangor University. Led by Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, staff are supporting healthcare professionals and organisations across the globe to close the gap between evidence of ‘what works’ in healthcare, and the services provided to patients. Prof. Rycroft-Malone commented "This prestigious award is a great achievement that rightly recognizes the excellence of Chris's application and proposed project. I am looking forward to being one of his award mentors and in continuing our efforts to put implementation science at Bangor University on the world stage."

Publication date: 22 February 2013

New agreement brings Barristers to north Wales

Solicitors in north Wales are to gain easier access to the best legal advice, following an agreement between Bangor University’s Law School and Linenhall Chambers, one of Wales’s leading Barristers Chambers.  A historic partnership with Bangor University will see the Barristers’ Chambers opening a base within the Law School, with students given the opportunity of experiencing life within one of the UK’s leading practices.

Publication date: 22 February 2013

F1 in Schools – Regional Final 2013

Bangor University’s School of Education hosted the North Wales F1 Regional Final recently.

Publication date: 20 February 2013

Wales - buying its way to a strong economy

The recent announcement of a Wales Procurement Policy Statement by the Welsh Government in the run-up to the convening of the internationally prestigious Annual Procurement Week is sure to cause feathers to be ruffled among the public sector in Wales.

Publication date: 19 February 2013

Nurse training in north Wales

Following a review of Non Medical Healthcare Education in Wales, and a subsequent tendering process, Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences, has been successful in their bid for undergraduate nursing provision in North Wales.

Publication date: 18 February 2013

Treborth Playing Fields will see more play thanks to generous former students

Student clubs playing at the Universities Treborth Playing fields will have a better chance of keeping games on when the heavens open, thanks to the arrival of a Vertidrain machine.

Publication date: 18 February 2013

An evening with Jackie Kay MBE - renowned novelist and poet

Jackie Kay, one of Britain’s most versatile writers, will be visiting Bangor University in March.

Publication date: 13 February 2013

Wales - buying its way to a strong economy

The recent announcement of a Wales Procurement Policy Statement by the Welsh Government in the run-up to the convening of the internationally prestigious Annual Procurement Week is sure to cause feathers to be ruffled among the public sector in Wales.

Publication date: 13 February 2013

Bangor University could still reach the semi-finals on University Challenge

The Bangor University team took part in their third televised round of University Challenge on BBC 2 Wales last night.

Publication date: 12 February 2013

GPs refer Eighty per cent of suspected Cancers after two visits

MORE THAN eighty per cent of patients suspected of having cancer are being referred by their GP in the first two consultations, with more than half being sent to see a specialist at the first appointment, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Friday).

Publication date: 8 February 2013

Bangor Academic is prize-winner of the AHGBI-Spanish Embassy Publication Award for 2012

Dr David Miranda-Barreiro, Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the School of Modern Languages, has been awarded the first Publication Prize for the most distinguished thesis in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies awarded in 2012 by any university in the UK and Ireland.

Publication date: 5 February 2013

Expert contributes to UN World Consultation on Aquatic genetic Resources

Professor Gary Carvalho of the University’s School of Biological Sciences was one of 13 world-renowned experts attending a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations State World Consultation on Aquatic Genetic Resources, at the UN Regional Pacific and Asian FAO Office in Bangkok (28 January-1 February 2013).

Publication date: 5 February 2013

International writers visit the Creative Writing seminar

The close association between Translators' House Wales and the School of Welsh at Bangor continues with two visits to the School by writers in residence at Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy.

Publication date: 5 February 2013

£1m EU boost for pilot project to exploit behaviour change research for industry

Deputy Minister for European Programmes, Alun Davies, has announced £1m EU funding for a pilot project that will pioneer cutting-edge research to help businesses develop new products, processes or services.

Publication date: 1 February 2013

All-Wales project to increase technology transfer between Welsh universities and business

 A new initiative to transfer more of Wales’ cutting-edge university research into business to help boost Wales’ economy and build an ‘innovation culture’ has received a funding boost from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).

Publication date: 1 February 2013