University News: May 2014

Bangor University awarded International Standard for Environmental Management

Following an intensive external audit in March this year, Bangor University has successfully achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification for its commitment to continual environmental improvement. ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for organisations that proactively control their environmental impacts through a formal Environmental Management System (EMS). This award builds upon our Green Dragon certification which the University has held since 2009.

Publication date: 30 May 2014

Bangor University opens doors to neighbours and the community for Universities Week

Next week, (9-15 June 2014), universities across the UK are opening their doors to the public and demonstrating the impact that university research has on all our lives.

Bangor University is getting involved in the annual Universities Week campaign and has activities during the week enabling people to step inside the University.

Publication date: 30 May 2014

Bangor goes Brazilian

All eyes will be on Brazil this year, with the forthcoming football World Cup, but it seems that our interest in the country is not confined to football. Brazilian music and dance have grown in popularity over recent decades, and one Bangor academic has made this ‘fashion’ for ‘Afro-Brazilian’ music and dance a focus for his research.

Publication date: 28 May 2014

Investigating vital issues for the future of the Welsh language

A new research project is underway which will investigate why children who are attending Welsh-language schools may be reluctant to use the language outside of school. The research will be conducted by Dr Siôn Aled Owen based at Bangor University.

Publication date: 28 May 2014

Angharad reaches Book of the Year shortlist

A book written by a Senior Lecturer from the School of Welsh has been shortlisted for 2014 Wales Book of the Year Award.

Publication date: 27 May 2014

B-Enterprising announces winner of Santander Universities Excellence in Enterprise Award

Through Santander Universities, the B-Enterprising team are proud to announce that a £1000 award goes to a third year Business & Management undergraduate, Bogdan Pop, who has achieved this though his engagement with enterprise and innovation activities throughout his time at Bangor University. 

Publication date: 27 May 2014

Business students tackle Bangor’s waste problems through ‘Junk Genie’ Campaign

Bangor Business School students have been involved in developing an end-of-term campaign to reduce waste problems in Bangor.

Publication date: 27 May 2014

Partners sign agreement for first Wales-China College collaboration

The first collaboration between Wales and China to establish a new College in China has been celebrated by Bangor University and the Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), in China in a signing ceremony at Bangor University attended by both Mr David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales, and Mr Guoqiang Li, First Secretary of the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in the UK.

Publication date: 27 May 2014

Supercomputers used to model disaster scenarios

Undergraduate students from the School of Computer Science at Bangor University will be using supercomputers to run programmes that can predict how lethal disease might spread, or how people are likely to react in a disaster.

Publication date: 27 May 2014

Celebrating the Employability of Bangor University Students

The annual Employability Celebration evening was held recently to congratulate and showcase Bangor University students who have taken part in the Bangor Employability Award and demonstrated exceptional commitment to developing their employability through extra- and co-curricular activities whilst at University.

Publication date: 26 May 2014

University celebrates Green Impact Awards 2014

Bangor University celebrated its first year of participating in the Green Impact Project with an Awards Ceremony recently. The event recognised the hard work teams had undertaken to green their workplaces over the year and the growing contributions of staff to ‘greening’ their workplaces by implementing practices to increase sustainability.

Publication date: 22 May 2014

Double first for Dr Carl Hughes as he is awarded highest possible accolade by SABA

Dr Carl Hughes of the University’s School of Psychology, who is Director of the Applied Behaviour Analysis postgraduate Courses at Bangor University’s School of Psychology and deputy director of the newly established Wales Centre for Behaviour Change, is to receive the Award for Distinguished Service to Behavior Analysis by the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) this week.

Publication date: 21 May 2014

Drapers’ Company Medal awarded to Bangor students

Bangor University students were presented with the Drapers’ Medals recently. The Drapers’ Company is one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London, and now a philanthropic organization. The Drapers’ Company kindly donates two medals each year to be awarded to outstanding postgraduate students.

Publication date: 20 May 2014

From archaeological digs to chemistry experiments- Bangor University’ has activities for everyone at the Urdd Eisteddfod

Children and their families will be heading to Bala for the Meirionnydd Urdd Eisteddfod during Whitsun Half Term (Monday 26-Sat 30 May).

Publication date: 20 May 2014

A Celebration of Welsh and Chinese literature

Welsh and Chinese authors, poets, translators, academics and publishers came together at Bangor University recently to celebrate a sharing of literature between the two countries, in an event organised by Yan Ying of Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages and Sioned Puw Rowlands of the Wales Literature Exchange.

Publication date: 16 May 2014

Bangor in UK top 20 for student experience

Senior staff at Bangor University have welcomed the results of the Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey which places the University in the Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction.

Publication date: 15 May 2014

From glass case to cyber-space:Chaucerian Masterpiece Goes Global

Bangor University and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, have collaborated on a project to bring one of the jewels of English literature, kept at the National Library, freely available to all. The Hengwrt copy of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, produced in London at the close of the fourteenth century and believed to be the earliest existing version of this work, is now fully digitised, and accessible by global users via the Library’s website.

Publication date: 15 May 2014

Scientists from Bangor University win prestigious prize.

A research project, financed by the European Union under the FrameWork7 programme, which involved scientists from Bangor University, has won a prestigious prize.

The ProMine consortium, which included scientists from the School of Biological Sciences (Professor Barrie Johnson, and Drs. Barry Grail, Sabrina Hedrich and Catherine Kay) was funded to generate new products from mineral resources and waste materials found within Europe. As part of this, the Bangor team developed new approaches for recovering metals and synthesizing minerals from waste waters, using novel species of microorganisms.

Publication date: 15 May 2014

Internationalisation Award for Manuela

A dedicated member of staff from Bangor University’s International Education Centre received an award at an Internationalisation Awards ceremony recently.

Publication date: 14 May 2014

Bangor celebrates new all-weather pitch for students and local community

Bangor University and Bangor City Football Club are celebrating the launch of a new all weather pitch project that will bring together students and the local community next year.

Publication date: 8 May 2014

Improved monitoring of endangered Ganges river dolphin revealed in paper by Bangor student

A new study (7th of May) reveals a method to improve the monitoring of the endangered Ganges river dolphin – one of only four remaining freshwater cetaceans since the Yangtze River dolphin became extinct in 2007.

Research author, Nadia Richman, is a scientist at the Royal Zoological Society and also a PhD students at Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography.

Publication date: 8 May 2014

Gwynedd Business Week 2014 - Celebrating and promoting the county’s businesses

A Business Breakfast Launch Event at The Management Centre, Bangor University on Monday, 19 May launches Gwynedd’s main business event, Gwynedd Business Week 2014. The Launch will be an opportunity to network and enjoy a keynote speech from Ieuan Wyn Jones discussing the Menai Science Park over breakfast.

Publication date: 7 May 2014

Bangor University assists with GCSE Revision

School pupils throughout Wales will be able to get extra revision help as a result of Bangor University’s latest support for GCSE Science subjects.

Publication date: 6 May 2014

Bangor University student reaches the final of the Wales International Harp Festival

Bangor University undergraduate Dian Yu, who plays the guzheng (Chinese zither), was one of six finalists to be selected by a panel of internationally renowned judges for the final round of the World Music Competition in the recent Wales International Harp Festival 2014 in Caernarfon.

Publication date: 6 May 2014

Honorary Fellowship to Meave Leakey

Bangor University has presented an Honorary Fellowship to Dr Meave Leakey, the world-renowned palaeontologist who graduated from Bangor University with a BSc and PhD.

Publication date: 6 May 2014

Launch of All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to study the benefits of bringing mindfulness into public policy

Ruby Wax will join experts and parliamentarians to launch an all party parliamentary group on mindfulness in the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday May 7t

Publication date: 6 May 2014

Bubble Challenge for Enterprise by Design

Enterprise by Design 2014 culminated recently with student teams pitching their ideas to a panel of judges and an invited audience. Dr Zigs Extraordinary Bubbles, a toy manufacturer based in north Wales set the challenge: design new packaging for their extraordinary toys.

Publication date: 2 May 2014

Students volunteer for local land based social enterprise

During the first week of the Easter vacation, Student Volunteering Bangor held its second annual residential volunteering opportunity for Bangor University students. 21 Bangor students spent a week working at the Felin Uchaf centre near Aberdaron on the Llŷn Peninsula.

Publication date: 2 May 2014

Two Dragons Garden Project

An exciting new Chinese Garden is to be developed at Treborth Botanic Garden, as part of the wider project at Bangor University.

Publication date: 2 May 2014

Archive of the month

Publication date: 1 May 2014

Bangor University Awards Peer Guides of the Year 2014

Victoria Allen and Joe Barnett have been named Peer Guides of the Year 2014 at Bangor University in recognition of the fantastic support that they both have provided to first year students at the University.

Publication date: 1 May 2014