All University News A–Z

£10m EU boost for new Menai Science Park (M-SParc)

A £10m EU boost for the development of the new Menai Science Park has been announced by First Minister Carwyn Jones today.

Publication date: 22 October 2015

10 years of success – businesses come together to celebrate GO Wales at Bangor University

Over 50 businesses from across North West Wales came together at Bangor University last week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of business support and employability project, GO Wales. Also attending the event were a number of business support agencies from across the region as well as representatives from Bangor University who have all provided continuous support to the programme during the past decade.

Publication date: 27 September 2013

12 Medical Sciences Graduates Make History

On Friday 17th July 2015 twelve Bangor University students will be the first to graduate from the pioneering BMedSci Medical Sciences programme developed by the School of Medical Sciences, the University’s youngest academic department.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

£12m EU backed bio-refining research and innovation project gets the ‘green’ light

A new £12 million investment in Wales’ ‘green’ economy has been announced by Welsh Government Finance and Government Business Minister, Jane Hutt  recently.

Publication date: 14 December 2015

£1.7m National Lottery grant to protect UK’s threatened marine life

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £1.7million to “Capturing our Coast”, a project designed to explore how the marine environment is responding to global climate change.

The project will train over 3,000 volunteers – making it the largest experimental marine citizen science project ever undertaken in the UK.  The volunteers will collect data around key species and it is hoped the new research will help inform future policy and conservation strategies.

Publication date: 15 June 2015

£1.8m funding for large-scale online resource of contemporary Welsh language

As a leading authority on Welsh language technologies, Bangor University will be participating in a multi-institution project to develop the first mass corpus to capture and inform the past, present and future use of the Welsh language.

Publication date: 13 October 2015

1950’s Feminist campaigner returns to revisit her Cause célèbre

A new book about the history of the Normal College, now part of Bangor University, sheds light on one very interesting story about a campaign for equality of treatment for women in the 1950s.

Publication date: 21 August 2014

£1m EU boost for Marine Centre Wales

Bangor University Vice-Chancellor John G Hughes has welcomed the news that the £23.6m SEACAMS project, which it leads, has been given a £1m EU boost.

SEACAMS is an EU scheme pioneering collaborative research projects in marine science between business and universities delivered by Bangor University in partnership with Aberystwyth and Swansea Universities. The project is helping to develop the coastal marine economy in Wales and has already worked with more than 60 companies on R&D projects ranging from developing new products to studying marine life to determining management strategies for rising sea levels.

Publication date: 26 June 2014

£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

£1M worth of equipment available to businesses for the first time in Wales.

Bangor University’s CLARET project has recently taken delivery of a Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer system or ToF-SIMS. This advanced system is the first of its kind in Wales and one of only a handful available for commercial use across the UK.  The highly technical equipment and experts who operate it are based at the University’s School of Electronic Engineering.

Publication date: 3 September 2014

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

2016 Bangor Science Festival Success

This year’s Hidden Worlds Exhibition was the biggest ever with over 800 people visiting Bangor University’s Brambell Building on Saturday 12th March between 10am and 4pm for Bangor Science Festival’s flagship event. 

Publication date: 23 March 2016

£2M investment in Electronic Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory

New Laboratory Equipped with Agilent Instruments Supports Undergraduate teaching in Wales.

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Bangor University recently opened a new Agilent Branded laboratory equipped with Agilent instruments.  The lab, located in the School of Electronic Engineering at Bangor University, will support teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in Electronic Engineering.

Publication date: 8 November 2012

£30 million investment in Combined Food and Power facilities in Wales announced.

Orthios Eco Parks Limited and Bangor University have today announced the agreement to work towards the creation of a Combined Food and Power (CFP) Centre of Excellence.

Publication date: 23 October 2015

30 Years of Mathematics Master Classes

Bangor University’s Mathematics Masterclasses are celebrating their 30th year.  These are exciting hands-on and interactive sessions led by education and industry experts for keen and talented young people from across North West Wales. The unique sessions go beyond the school curriculum and bring maths, computer science and engineering to life in surprising topics such as art and sculpture, computer science, design, medicine and even cryptography - the art of protecting information by encrypting it an unreadable format, called cipher text.

Publication date: 17 March 2014

£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

£36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business

A new £36m EU-backed scheme to develop post-graduate research and innovation skills in partnership with small and medium-sized businesses has been announced by the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones.

The Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS II) scheme will partner over 500 businesses with academics and postgraduate research students to develop innovative research projects aimed at driving business growth.

Publication date: 24 May 2016

£36m EU-backed Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships 2 (KESS 2) operation for Wales launched

A £36m EU-backed project  offering Research Masters and PhD opportunities in collaboration with local companies through the eight Universities in Wales was formally launched by Welsh Government Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM at Bangor University on July 26th.

Publication date: 12 August 2016

£4.4m EU-backed scheme to boost leadership and management skills in North Wales

A £4.4m EU-backed scheme to help boost leadership and management skills in North Wales has been announced by Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford.    The North Wales Business Academy will support business growth and competitiveness in the region by delivering university-accredited leadership and management qualifications to more than 1,000 employees over the next three years.  A Young Talent Academy will also be set up to develop and retain the next generation of managers in North Wales.

Publication date: 4 August 2016

£4.9 million pounds to train new generation of environmental scientists

Bangor University is poised to train a new generation of environmental scientists equipped to tackle the challenges of a planet under pressure, under a £4.9 million initiative which has been funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Publication date: 6 November 2013

60th anniversary of the climbing of Everest – Bangor University’s continued involvement

Being so close to Snowdonia, it is unsurprising that Bangor University is indistinguishably linked with climbing Mount Everest. Mallory and Irvine were regulars to Snowdonia’s mountains before their unsuccessful attempt on Everest in 1924. The successful expedition that reached the summit on 29th May, 1953 also met regularly before their departure for Nepal, staying in the shadow of Snowdon itself.

Publication date: 28 May 2013

60 years on, students revisit St Mary’s

Thirteen former students visited the newly renovated St Mary’s residential village recently. As well as a well-enjoyed trip down memory lane, they were delighted by the way the site had recently been developed by the University.

The friend group were all former students of St Mary’s College a Teacher Training College which later became part of Bangor University.

Publication date: 19 October 2017

£7m research programme into water, food and energy provision

The first five research projects to be funded through the Welsh Governments’ £7m Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment are announced in Cardiff today (Thursday 26 March).

Publication date: 25 March 2015

9bach and friends to perform at Pontio during Eisteddfod week

As the date of the National Eisteddfod, taking place this year on Anglesey, fast approaches Pontio have announced that 9bach and friends will return to Theatr Bryn Terfel to perform LLECHI, the brand new visual, musical and aerial collaboration inspired by the slate quarry and the story of Bethesda on Monday 7th and Wednesday 9th August 8pm.

Publication date: 22 June 2017

A 400-year-old shark is the latest animal discovery to reveal the secrets of long life

With an estimated lifespan of 400 years, the Greenland shark has just been reported to be the longest-lived vertebrate on the planet. This is only the latest of a series of recent findings that push the boundaries of animal longevity, and it raises the perennial question of what factors enable some animals to achieve what we might call extreme longevity – lifespans that can be measured in centuries.

Publication date: 12 August 2016

A Bangor graduate has set up a social enterprise to encourage people to get outdoors

Zoology and Conservation graduate Tom Cockbill, originally from Walsall, West Midlands, recently established Wild Elements, a social enterprise based in Bangor, thanks to support from Bangor University’s Careers Service.

A passion for getting people outdoors and enjoying the natural world was the impetus for Tom, 32, to set up Wild Elements. Tom said: “With so much natural beauty right on our doorstep here in Bangor, I felt a responsibility to pass on my own positive experience of the outdoors to others.”

Publication date: 10 December 2015

A Bangor University lecturer is releasing two CDs

Dr Xenia Pestova, from the School of Music, is releasing two new CDs in October and November. "John Cage: works for two keyboards, volume 1" will be available on Naxos Records while "Shadow Piano", her debut solo album, is scheduled for release on Innova Records.

Publication date: 10 October 2013

A Bangor University postgraduate student has recently signed a deal to write a biography of a Punk band

Joe Shooman, 41, from Oswestry, has just signed a deal to write a biography of US Pop-punk band All Time Low. The 75,000 word book will be out on Music Press Limited in the UK in spring/summer 2016.

Publication date: 9 November 2015

A Bangor University student has been nominated for an award at a Welsh Film Festival

The short film Not, directed by John Bryan Evans, a former pupil of Ysgol Friars, has been nominated for Best Fiction and Best Welsh language film at Ffresh, the student moving image festival in Wales.

The 12 minute film is about Nia, a young mother in an abusive relationship, whose two young daughters grow up having to watch their mother beaten and bullied. The story is told through the eyes of the children, and has been described as ‘an unflinching look at oppression in the home.’

Publication date: 25 January 2013

A BEACON of light for the green economy

Bangor University is a partner in a newly announced £20m programme to boost the green economy by helping business in West Wales and the Valleys develop new technologies to turn locally grown plant crops into commercial products, announced by Deputy First Minister, Ieuan Wyn Jones AM, at the Senedd. [Tuesday, 15 February).

Publication date: 15 February 2011

Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities launch joint company

Today, Wednesday 8th August 2012, Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities’ Strategic Alliance launched a joint consultancy company at the Welsh Government stand at the National Eisteddfod, Vale of Glamorgan.

Publication date: 8 August 2012

Aberystwyth and Bangor universities to launch venture capital fund

Aberystwyth University and Bangor University are to launch an ambitious programme to develop an innovation fund to support small businesses in mid and north Wales.

Publication date: 21 July 2011

A bold experiment in intergenerational care

Experts from Bangor University including Professor Bob Woods an international expert in psychosocial approaches worked with the Darlun production company to create a new programme, Hen Blant Bach, to be broadcast on 28 December. The programme is a new factual format for S4C, developed in partnership with Sony Pictures Television. It brings two unlikely generations together to share their day care in a centre for older people in North Wales.

Publication date: 22 December 2016

A book to encompass Wales’ music

A project that will lead to the publication of an authoritative reference book on Welsh Music (Cydymaith i Gerddoriaeth Cymru) is being launched today (1 August) on Bangor University’s stand at the national Eisteddfod. When published, the volumewill include references to all types of Welsh music.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Academics elected as Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

Two Bangor University academics elected as Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

The Learned Society of Wales announced the results of its 2014 Election of new Fellows this week.  Of the forty three new Fellows, two were from Bangor University – Professor James Scourse from the School of Ocean Sciences and Professor Nigel John from the School of Computer Science. 

Publication date: 16 April 2014

Access All Areas at the 2015 Hidden Worlds exhibition

‘Hidden worlds’  the flagship event at Bangor University’s Science Festival, which runs 13-22 March 2015, is offering even more hands on activities and demonstrations in this the Festival’s fifth year.

Publication date: 11 March 2015

Acclaimed Welsh Drama Society to be relaunched

Postgraduate students at the School of Welsh intend to re-launch an old Society, Cymdeithas y Ddrama Gymraeg (The Welsh Drama Society), established in Bangor in 1923 under the guidance of no less an eminence than the poet R.Williams Parry.

Publication date: 8 October 2012

A Celebration of Arthurian Studies at Bangor University

Bangor University can now boast the largest collection of Arthurian books in Wales and the north of England, following an agreement with Flintshire County Council, who have donated a rare and valuable Arthurian Collection to the University’s Library and Archives.

Publication date: 10 April 2015

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

A century after the Battle of the Somme, can we finally explain shell shock?

The Battle of the Somme was one of the most bitterly contested and bloodiest battles of World War I. The five-month attritional offensive saw more than a million casualties: on the first day of fighting alone the British Army suffered their largest loss to life of the war.

This article by Leanne K Simpson a PhD candidate at the School of Psychology & Institute of Elite Preformance was originally published on The Conversation. Read theoriginal article.

Publication date: 30 June 2016

A chance to learn more about new research about the author Kate Roberts.

Visitors to the Bangor University stall at the National Eisteddfod will have the opportunity to learn more about the work and life of Wales’ “queen of literature” this year.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

A conference to make Welsh work

The First Minister of Wales and the Welsh Language Commissioner will be sharing a platform at a conference at Bangor University this week that will be looking at ways of encouraging the use of Welsh in the workplace.

On Friday 13 November, over 100 delegates from organisations and companies from across Wales will be attending the ‘Making Welsh Work’ conference that will focus on sharing examples of good practice when facilitating the use of the Welsh language at work.

Publication date: 9 November 2015

Ad industry may gripe about adblockers, but they broke the contract – not us

The latest version of Apple’s operating system for phones and tablets, iOS9, allows the installation of adblocking software that removes advertising, analytics and tracking within Apple’s Safari browser. While Apple’s smartphone market share is only around 14% worldwide, this has prompted another outpouring from the mobile and web advertising industry on the effects of adblockers, and discussion as to whether a “free” web can exist without adverts.

This article  by Andrew McStaySenior Lecturer in Media Culture, at the School of Creative Studies & Media was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 29 September 2015

Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives

From planning law to social care and beyond, the law has an impact on all our daily lives. With further devolution and changes to the law in those fields in Wales, Bangor Law School are proud to announce a conference on ‘Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives’ on 10th September 2015 at Bangor University.

Publication date: 3 September 2015

A fascinating cutting-edge visual journey into the patterns of our minds while moving ...

What is it that grabs your attention when a dancer takes the stage? Costume, choreography, the dancer’s technical expertise? Renowned contemporary dancer Riley Watts and Bangor University neuroscientist Dr.Emily Cross show that there are less tangible factors that influence your perception.

Publication date: 15 November 2012

Affluent countries contribute less to wildlife conservation than the rest of the world

Some countries are more committed to conservation than others, a new Bangor University research collaboration has found.

In partnership with Panthera, the only organisation dedicated to protecting wild cats, researchers from Bangor University assessed how much, or little, individual countries contribute to protecting the world’s wildlife. By comparison to the more affluent, developed world, biodiversity is a higher priority in poorer areas such as Africa, whose countries contribute more to conservation than any other region.

Publication date: 5 May 2017

A First Class Sustainable University

Bangor University is among the top 30 universities in the UK to receive a 'First Class Honours' degree style classification for the University’s sustainability credentials.

This latest table sees the University, rising nine places, and going from a ‘2:1’ to a ‘First Class Honours degree’.  The University achieved its highest score ever with an increase of nearly 8.5% and also scored a perfect 100% in 4 of the 13 categories.  The University League is drawn up by People & Planet and is the UK's only independent ranking of the sustainability of all public UK universities. It is assessed on a wide range of environmental, social and financial sustainability criteria.

Publication date: 16 November 2017

A First for Gwynedd

The first Age Well Centre in Gwynedd will be officially opened on Wednesday, 12 October, with an Open Day offering special taster sessions and information stalls.

Publication date: 10 October 2011

A Flexible Route to Getting Your Chemistry Degree - The OpenPlus entry route

Bangor University and the Open University have formed a partnership to create a flexible way for you to obtain a Chemistry degree.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

A future where ‘smart’ contact lenses could predict your risk of suffering a common cold: Tear fluid antibodies and the common cold

Why is it that there are some people who can go a whole winter without so much as a sniffle, whilst others seem to catch every common cold that comes their way?

A new study from Bangor University’s Extremes Research Group at the School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences, showed that it could be possible to predict the likelihood of participants succumbing to common cold symptoms by analyzing the level of antibodies in tear fluid.

Publication date: 16 December 2015

A Green Economy Has Never Looked So Good

Bangor University’s Green Innovation Network will be supporting local businesses who want to benefit from the burgeoning green economy with their autumn event at The Quay Hotel in Deganwy on Thursday 4th October.  Peter Jones OBE, resource efficiency guru and former director of BIFFA waste services will be revealing more about the opportunities and challenges of green growth.

Publication date: 28 September 2012

A groundbreaking way to exercise your Welsh

New options for using Welsh while exercising are to become available following a  collaboration between Bangor University and a leading  fitness equipment manufacturer. A high specification exercise bike that features a Welsh language interface will be showcased on the University’s stand at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Pembrokeshire next week.

Publication date: 23 May 2013

AHRC Doctoral Studentship in Music

The School of Music at Bangor University is pleased to offer an AHRC-funded studentship for a PhD study in music, starting in September 2013. The scholarship consists of Home/EU fees + a tax-free maintenance grant at the current RCUK rate (currently £13590).

Publication date: 4 April 2013

Aircraft debris looks like it's from MH370 – now can we find the rest?

Mattias Greenof the School of Ocean Sciences writing in The Conversation. Read the original article.

It appears that the debris washed ashore on Reunion, an island east of Madagascar, may be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which disappeared in March 2014, believed lost at sea somewhere to the west of Australia.

Reunion lies 500km east of Madagascar near the island of Mauritius, around 4,000km from the area (marked in red) where search efforts for the missing aircraft have been concentrated. That’s a huge distance to travel, even in the 500 or so days it has been since the crash. Is this possible from an oceanographic perspective?

Publication date: 30 July 2015

Alcohol industry ‘responsible drinking’ messages failing to address the real issues

Alcohol industry campaigns to promote ‘responsible drinking’ have little effect, and may even be counterproductive. That’s one of the key findings of a new Alcohol Concern Cymru report to be launched on Wednesday 12 October, which has been written by researchers from Glyndŵr and Bangor Universities.

Publication date: 12 October 2011

A life in Labour Politics: Kim Howells in conversation

Former MP and member of Tony Blair’s Labour cabinet, Dr Kim Howells will be in conversation at Bangor University on Thursday 23 February.

The third annual Professor Duncan Tanner Annual Memorial Seminar and Debate, which starts at 5.30 in Terrace Room 3 at the University’s Main Arts Building, promises an interesting evening of insights from Kim Howells, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Pontypridd, who held a number of ministerial positions within the Blair and Brown governments.

Kim Howells will be in conversation with Professor Andrew Edwards, Labour historian and Dean of Arts & Humanitries at Bangor University.

Publication date: 14 February 2017

All aboard for a train ticket to bring Europe together again

In many countries, turning 18 marks the transition into adulthood. With it comes the delights and difficulties of all new rights and responsibilities, from voting to drinking alcohol. Now, there’s talk that it could also be the beginning of an international adventure.

Publication date: 19 April 2017

Alliance to strengthen forestry research in Wales

Two organisations with long records of expertise in forestry education and research will be collaborating more closely with the move of Forest Research’s Welsh office to Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, which is the home of forestry in the University.

Publication date: 19 May 2016

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

Almost Half of Depression in Adults starts in adolesence

A new study by research psychologists at Bangor and Oxford Universities show that half of adults who experience clinical depression had their first episode start in adolescence.  In fact, the most common age to see the start of depression is between 13-15 years-old.

Publication date: 28 February 2012

A Local Food Charter for Gwynedd and Anglesey

Bangor University is co-operating with two local authorities by hosting a high level workshop for the Local Services Management Board of Gwynedd and Môn and local food sector representatives including local food businesses.

Publication date: 4 June 2013

Alumnus launches daredevil cliff camping service

A head for heights is not a pre-requisite for studying at Bangor University, however this specific trait has enabled a School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Devonshire born alumnus to turn his passion into a successful, one of its kind business opportunity.

Publication date: 20 April 2015

Alzheimer's Society commits almost £2million to revolutionise dementia care research

Alzheimer’s Society has announced on 20th June that it has committed almost £2million to a group of UK Universities and organisations, including Bangor University and led by the University of Exeter, as part of its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research.

Publication date: 29 June 2017

A man of many words: a film profile of poet Gwyn Thomas

Welsh poet Gwyn Thomas is so much more than just a poet. He's an academic, a writer, an expert on Welsh myths and legends, a screenwriter, a prolific author who appeals to all ages, a husband – father – and grandfather, a friend, a true Welshman, who's also proud of his deep roots in his beloved Blaenau Ffestiniog, and above all else, a gentleman.

S4C will take an exclusive look at his life on Tuesday, 1 March in Gwyn Thomas: Gŵr Geiriau. On St David's Day, we'll celebrate a career which has contributed so profoundly to Welsh culture, and follow Gwyn Thomas as he asks where poetic and creative inspiration comes from.

Publication date: 29 February 2016

Ambergris: how to tell if you've struck gold with 'whale vomit' or stumbled upon sewage

This article by Vera Thoss, Lecturer in Chemistry, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

When walking along the beach, some objects might seem unusual because they are neither pebble nor shell nor seaweed. They can be covered with a soft white layer that looks a bit like cotton wool. They may appear hard or waxy, and sometimes have objects trapped within. And a smell that has been described as “a cross between squid and farmyard manure”. Dogs with their keen sense of smell often find these objects first.

Publication date: 15 April 2016

A member of Bangor University staff plans to run "the toughest foot race on earth" in April

A member of Bangor University staff is training to run over 150 miles in the Sahara desert in a race that is described as “the toughest foot race on earth.”

Publication date: 22 February 2011

A member of staff completed a 152 mile marathon in the Sahara desert!

Alan Edwards, from Caernarfon, Head of International Student Services at Bangor University, has just arrived back from Morocco where he finished the 150 mile Marathon Des Sables. He crossed the finish line in 198th position out of 849 competitors. He was a massively impressive 74th position in his age category and raised almost £4,000 for Mencap.

Publication date: 10 May 2011

American expedition for Bangor Zoologists

A group of students from North Wales have returned from a research trip which saw them wading through swamps, canoeing through mangroves and swimming over coral reefs.

As part of their degrees in Zoology, Bangor University students spent a week around the Florida Everglades studying the area’s unique wildlife.

Publication date: 14 December 2010

Amputation rates fall

Patients' limbs saved thanks to Diabetic Foot Service at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

AMs, MPs and Experts Call On Welsh Parties to Support Mindfulness Teaching in Health and Education

 AMs from across the parties will join mindfulness experts in calling for more active engagement with mindfulness at a meeting at the National Assembly for Wales Tŷ Hywel building tomorrow (Tuesday 17 November).

Wales is facing a mental health crisis, with a consensus that more needs to be done to support those experiencing mental health problems or at risk of developing them. Mindful Nation UK, a new report by Westminster MPs, presents evidence that mindfulness training - learning techniques including meditation that help people respond to better to difficulties -  can play a vital role in healthcare education and the workplace.

Publication date: 16 November 2015

A musical celebration of International Women’s Day

Bangor University’s School of Music and the Bangor Music Festival will be helping to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March with the broadcast on BBC Radio 3 of a concert of orchestral music by five female Welsh composers.

One of the composers featured is Mared Emlyn, from Eglwysbach in the Conwy Valley, who completed a PhD in Music at Bangor University two years ago. Her piece, Porthor, was inspired by the beach of that name on the Llŷn Peninsula. Known in English as ‘Whistling Sands’, the beach is famous for the singing sound produced by walking on its sands.

Publication date: 7 March 2016

An ACE event!

Academic Champions of Enterprise (ACEs) from Bangor, Aberystwyth and Swansea Universities consortium met in Aberystwyth University on 18th and 19th May to network, share ideas and plan the enterprise agenda for the future. The first day of the mini conference comprised a training session for all delegates from Bio-TRIZ, a consultancy company based in Bath who have developed a unique toolkit for problem solving and invention.

Publication date: 29 June 2012

An Evening in Conversation with writer Guto Dafydd

On Wednesday, 26 October at 6.00 o’clock in PL2 in Pontio, Guto Dafydd will be discussing his award-winning nofel, Ymbelydredd. The novel was awarded the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize in this year’s National Eisteddfod and highly praised by the adjudicators. A graduate of the School of Welsh, Guto will be in conversation with his former lecturer, Professor Angharad Price, who is herself a successful novelist. The evening is hosted by Bangor University’s School of Welsh and entry is free – tickets are obtainable from Pontio box office.

This event will be through the medium of Welsh.

Publication date: 19 October 2016

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

An Evening with the two Dragons

Wales meets China for an inspirational evening of cross-cultural performance as musicians from Shanghai and Gwynedd prepare for a special concert at Bangor University on Thursday 1st May.

Publication date: 24 April 2014

A new scientific framework to plan the conservation of dry forests in tropical America

Dry forests in Latin America are amongst the world’s most threatened tropical forests.  Less than 10% of their original extent remains in many countries, much less than many rain forests such as Amazonia that remains approximately 80% intact.  Dry forests were the cradle of pre-Colombian civilisation in Latin America, and the source of globally important crops such as maize, beans, peanuts and tomato, but despite this and their widespread destruction, they have been long-overlooked by scientists and conservationists.

Publication date: 23 September 2016

A new Strategic Alliance working for Wales

Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities will announce a new Strategic Alliance on Wednesday 7th December that signals a new phase in the partnership between the two institutions.

Publication date: 7 December 2011

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

Anglesey schoolchildren create 'underwater symphony' for Bangor New Music Festival

The water music premiere will one of the highlights of the festival which also features renowned violinist Madeleine Mitchell

Publication date: 4 March 2014

Anglesey’s Standing stones take a leap into the digital age

Anglesey’s standing stones are set to be the subject for an exciting new 3D visual information database thanks to a computer scientist at Bangor University.

Publication date: 19 February 2014

A NICE appointment

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone from the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University has recently been appointed as the new chair of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's (NICE) Implementation Strategy Group.

Publication date: 9 August 2012

A night to celebrate the opening of the JMJ hall of residence in its new home

Bangor University staff and students celebrated the opening of the John Morris Jones hall of residence recently.

On Monday, March 12th the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John G. Hughes, officially opened the hall following its revamp. The singer Meinir Gwilym, a former resident of the hall, and the JMJ choir performed at the event.

Publication date: 14 March 2012

Anniversary Research Scholarship - Doctoral Studentship in Linguistics: Bilingualism

The School of Linguistics and English Language at Bangor University is pleased to offer a fully funded studentship for a PhD study in bilingualism, starting in September 2013, on a project entitled “Is ‘reversed diglossia’ coming to Wales?  Investigating the linguistic habits of adolescents in Wales and beyond.”  The studentship covers all fees for three years and provide an annual stipend of £13,900 plus an annual research allowance of up to £1,500.

Publication date: 22 May 2013

Anniversary Research Scholarship - Fully-funded PhD in Literary Modernism/Modernity

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University for a fully-funded PhD Studentship in literary registrations of modernity and/or modernism.

Publication date: 22 May 2013

Anniversary Research Scholarship - Paternalism, Patronage and Power: The Pennant family of Penrhyn Castle, c.1760-1907

Paternalism, Patronage and Power: The Pennant family of Penrhyn Castle, c.1760-1907

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University for a PhD Anniversary Research Studentship to begin in September 2013. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Lead Supervisor, Dr Lowri Ann Rees (Lecturer in Modern History), and in close contact with the supervisor team, Professor Huw Pryce (Professor of Welsh History) and Dr Peter Shapely (Senior Lecturer in Modern History).

Publication date: 22 May 2013

Annual Lecture- Implicit Modelling Comes of Age Brian Wyvill (University of Bath)

Despite great advances in computer graphics, it still takes many hours to build detailed computer models.  The manufacturing industry is entrenched in parametric models, and the triangle mesh still dominates, both as the subject of most modeling research, and as a medium for content creation for games and the movies. GPU hardware for processing and scanning hardware for capture, support the mesh modelling methodology over all else. 

Publication date: 3 October 2013

An opportunity to hear about the history of an influential student Society

A former member presents the illustrious history of Cymdeithas y Ddrama Gymraeg.

Following the re-founding of Cymdeithas y Ddrama Gymraeg, (the Welsh Drama Society) in 2012 and the success of its first full year of performances and workshops, the Society has invited one of its former members to give a talk on its interesting and influential history.

Publication date: 21 October 2014

A ‘Normal’ life

A new book provides a glimpse into the history of the Normal College, now part of Bangor University, from the perspective of its students.

Dr Tudor Ellis, a former lecturer at the Coleg Normal, has written the book, which has  been launched this week (8.7.11).

Publication date: 9 July 2011

Another First for Bangor University’s Environment!

Bangor University has become the first organisation in Wales (and indeed the UK) to achieve Level 5 of the new, 2016 version of the Green Dragon Standard for Environmental Management.

Publication date: 1 September 2016

Another step forward for the Science Park

The Menai Science Park will take another step forward this week as archaeology work gets underway. The Archaeology work will form a part of the planning application to be submitted in the autumn. The project will see cutting edge facilities for businesses and researchers established on the outskirts of Gaerwen and aims to open in 2017.

Publication date: 23 July 2014

Another year of study gets under way

Following a busy week of ‘Welcome’ and ‘orientation’ activities, over 2000 new students at Bangor University are this week settling in to academic life. They will no doubt be pleased that they’ve chosen to study at the university which is the best in Wales and seventh in the UK for student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey.

Publication date: 30 September 2014

Antarctic flowering plants warm to climate change

The first issue of a new journal in the prestigious Nature series, Nature Climate Change (issue 1; April 2011) highlights how one plant species in the Antarctic appears to be taking advantage of climate change.

Publication date: 29 March 2011

A postgraduate student from Bangor University has been nominated for an award at the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

Lester Hughes, from Pwllheli, is a mature student and a father of two and has just started a PhD in Film. His short 12 minute film, Waves, Taid & Time, has been nominated in the Experimental category at the festival. The winners will be announced at the festival, in Llanelli, between the 8th-12th of April.

Publication date: 21 March 2013

Appiness is ... the Termiadur Addysg app on your phone or tablet!

The Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews, was the first to have the Termiadur Addysg app downloaded to his mobile phone at the Urdd Eisteddfod this year.

Publication date: 10 June 2012

Appointment to Welsh Government’s Working Group on Welsh in the Workplace

Dr Lowri Hughes from Bangor University’s Canolfan Bedwyr has been invited by the Minister for Public Services, Leighton Andrews, to join the Working Group on the Welsh language in Local Government Administration and Economic Development. The group is chaired by Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM.

Publication date: 29 February 2016

Archaeological ‘dig’ opens to the public for British Festival of Archaeology

Members of the public are being invited to visit an archaeological excavation of a settlement unique to North West Wales, near Rhiw on the Llŷn peninsula this week-end (15-16 July).

Led by Prof Raimund Karl, Dr Kate Waddington, and Katharina Möller of Bangor University’s School of History and Archaeology, archaeologists, students and volunteers have been excavating ‘The Meillionydd Project’ (http://meillionydd.bangor.ac.uk/) since 2010, and are taking part the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology (www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk).

Publication date: 11 July 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury honours Bangor Professor

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has announced the award of the degree of Doctor of Music to Professor John Harper, a research professor in music at Bangor University. The Archbishop writes that the award recognises Professor Harper’s ‘distinguished contribution to the development and appreciation of church music as a scholar, administrator, teacher and composer, and to a greater understanding of the relationship between music and the liturgy of the church.’

Publication date: 9 November 2010

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A busy Bangor High Street c. 1910, which appears to have been taken from the clock.

This photograph comes from the collection of R.T. Pritchard of Orme Road, Bangor.

Publication date: 3 December 2014

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An unusual informal picture taken of the wives and children of some of the main lecturers of the College c. 1900

Publication date: 2 May 2013

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A photograph of Britannia Bridge pre. May 1970.

The bridge was opened on the 5th of March 1850, and built by the engineer Robert Stephenson.

Publication date: 6 January 2015

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During the First World War Glanllyn, on the shores of Llyn Tegid, Y Bala, was used as the headquarters for an experiment to see whether seals could be trained to detect enemy submarines in the open seas. The mammals used were no ordinary seals, but ones more used to performing on the stage, with a number also from London Zoo.

Publication date: 12 November 2014

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The Archives are responsible for the care and storage of the early College Records as well as our Archives Collections and General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. All of these manuscript collections are bound by one common factor, their relevance to the history, people and topography of North Wales. However, their subject areas are wide ranging and are of national as well as local historical interest.

 

All images, photographs and documents appearing on this page are subject to copyright restrictions.

Publication date: 1 July 2013

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An early water-colour sketch of the University clearly showing the tower and the library building at a right angle.

Publication date: 4 September 2015

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Here is an extract taken from a notebook discovered recently by Sarah Vaughan, Archivist, whilst cataloguing the Penrhyn Castle Papers.

Publication date: 30 September 2015

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The Main Arts Building of the University College of North Wales in the early 1970s. Note the construction of Theatr Gwynedd which opened in 1974 and the houses of Strand St., Regent St. and Deiniol St. (Upper Bangor) which were demolished and where Brigantia (Psychology) now stands.

Publication date: 5 August 2014

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Valuable National Gallery paintings being unloaded at Prichard-Jones Hall in 1939.

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View of Conwy Castle and Telford’s Conwy Suspension Bridge, late 19th century. The photograph was taken before the Conwy Road Bridge was constructed in 1958 which originally carried the A55 until the Conwy Tunnel was built in 1991. Imagine the traffic jams today if that was the only bridge!

Publication date: 6 September 2013

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Survey of the Bodorgan estate made by Lewis Morris 1724-1727

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Publication date: 1 November 2013

Are Buyers Born or Made?

Are people drawn to a career in purchasing because of their skills or their aptitude?  Which is the most important trait for a buyer: emotional intelligence or IQ?

Is successful procurement about having a range of skills which you can develop to get ahead, or is it a question of your personality type being drawn to the profession because you have the appropriate traits to win through?

Publication date: 27 February 2012

A renowned north Wales' Professor has highlighted the importance of Wales’ wetlands as part of World Wetlands Day

Professor Chris Freeman from Bangor University has thrown his support behind the event aimed and at raising the awareness of wetlands across the globe.

Publication date: 31 January 2014

Are people ‘rolling the dice’ when it comes to food safety?

A new study, conducted by a team of UK based researchers involving The University of Manchester, Bangor University and the University of Liverpool, known as the ENIGMA Project, has revealed the levels of bad behaviours in UK kitchens which increase the public’s risk of getting food poisoning.

Publication date: 29 June 2017

Are you considering postgraduate study?

You can never be too overqualified for today’s job market- a post graduate qualification could assist you in marking you out amongst applicants, could open doors to new career opportunities or could help you to move forward or change direction in your current career.

Bangor University is holding a Postgraduate Courses Fair on Friday 18 February 2011 between 12.30 – 2.30.

This is to enable current students at Bangor and graduates working locally or wanting to study at Bangor to visit the University and learn at first-hand what options for taught and research degrees are available at the University.

Publication date: 19 January 2011

Are you exercising enough to make you sick?

Should you go harder or go longer?

Marathon and endurance races are increasingly popular, as is a new thirst for intense exercise, such as in ‘spike’ or ‘buzz’ intensity training methods and classes. But which is better for you? Or, to put it another way, which will do least damage to your immune system?

New research by Bangor University challenges the current thinking that longer, less strenuous workouts are less harmful to the immune system.

Publication date: 4 December 2014

Are you sharing your living room with others?

How would you feel if advertisers could see what you were doing and target adverts to suit your activity level or even your mood?

It’s not as futuristic as it sounds.

Publication date: 31 January 2014

Around the world in 80 payments – global moves to a cashless economy

This article by Bernardo Batiz-LazoBangor UniversityLeonidas EfthymiouIntercollege Larnaca, and Sophia Michael,Intercollege Larnaca was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Ever since computers were first introduced into the retail banking system in the late 1950s, there has been the vision of a future world where cash is obsolete. The near death of personal cheques, increase in debit and credit card use, and innovations such as PayPal, Square, Apple Pay and Bitcoin, have led us to believe the cashless society is well within our reach.

Publication date: 11 January 2016

Arriva and the University mark climate week with free bus travel offer

Arriva Buses Wales has teamed up with Bangor University to offer FREE travel for students and staff commuting to and from the university during Climate Week.

Publication date: 26 February 2014

Arthur - a leader for all

The legends surrounding King Arthur have broad appeal today, and it seems that that has always been the case.

The audience at the recent launch of Bangor University’s new Centre for Arthurian Studies learnt that, whether he existed or not, the legendary king, or leader of men, has been appropriated by cultures across Europe and down the ages, and has served many different purposes.

Publication date: 27 January 2017

Arthurian Legends take academic home

An academic who fell in love with Arthurian literature while an undergraduate student in Romania is returning to her homeland to present her latest research at an international conference of Arthurian experts from around the world.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Arthur’s Camelot – Is the search finally over?

The quest to find King Arthur’s Camelot has puzzled and intrigued scholars and fans for a thousand years. Now, the search may finally be over.

 

Peter Field, Emeritus Professor in English Literature at Bangor University, has uncovered what he believes to be the location of Arthur’s Camelot.  In a discovery that will be of interest to archaeologists, historians, literary scholars, and Arthurian fans around the world, Professor Field will reveal the location of Camelot during his Shankland Lecture, ‘Searching for Camelot’, at Bangor University on 14 December.

Publication date: 14 December 2016

Arthur’s Camelot – possible location is revealed

The quest to find King Arthur’s Camelot has puzzled and intrigued scholars and fans for a thousand years. Now, the search may finally be over.  

A retired Bangor University English Literature Professor has revealed what he believes to be the location of Arthur’s Camelot- and it turns out to be a small Roman fort at Slack, outside Hebden Bridge in west Yorkshire.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

'Arthur: the King that Never Left Us'

Bangor University is celebrating Arthurian Studies at the University by holding a public lecture and exhibition of rare books focusing on this area of study.  Both events mark a donation by Flintshire County Council of a major Arthurian book collection to Bangor University Library and Archives.

Publication date: 31 March 2015

Articles on enhancing ventilation in homes of children with asthma published

Two articles in the British Journal of General Practice are part authored by researchers from Bangor University.

Publication date: 17 January 2012

Artists and architects think differently compared to other people

Architects, painters and sculptors conceive of spaces in different ways from other people and from each other, finds a new study by University College London and Bangor University researchers.

When asked to talk about images of places, painters are more likely to describe the depicted space as a two-dimensional image, while architects are more likely to focus on paths and the boundaries of the space.

Publication date: 28 June 2017

Artists and architects think differently to everyone else – you only have to hear them talk

How often have you thought that somebody talks just like an accountant, or a lawyer, or a teacher? In the case of artists, this goes a long way back. Artists have long been seen as unusual – 

people with a different way of perceiving reality. Famously, the French architect Le Corbusier argued in 1946 that painters, sculptors and architects are equipped with a “feeling of space” in a very fundamental sense.

This article by Thora Tenbrink, Reader in Cognitive Linguistics, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 11 July 2017

Arts Council of Wales awards a Capital Lottery grant to Pontio, Bangor University’s new arts and innovation centre

Multi million pound arts and innovation centre, Pontio, in the heart of Bangor has received a major funding boost of £3,250,000 from the Arts Council of Wales. Pontio, due to open in 2014 will become a cultural and economic power-house for the city and provide a fitting platform for the best of our home grown companies.

Publication date: 28 June 2012

A 'sapphire rush' has sent at least 45,000 miners into Madagascar's protected rainforests

This article  by Julia P G Jones, Professor of Conservation Science, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

The rainforests of Didy in eastern Madagascar usually ring with the calls of the indri, the island’s largest lemur. There is a different noise now: the chopping of trees, digging of gravel, and cheers of encouragement from the thousands of illegal miners who have flooded to these forests since sapphires were discovered in late September.

Publication date: 21 November 2016

As cash becomes quaint, are ATMs on path to obsolescence?

An article by Bernardo Batiz-Lazo Professor of Business History and Bank Management at Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation

 

Before the advent of the internet, the greatest gain in customer convenience within retail banking came from the creation of automated teller machines (ATMs).

ATMs led to significant advances in how customers access financial services because – coupled with the direct deposit – they freed workers from so many routine tasks. No more depositing a paycheck in person, inquiring about balances or paying utilities solely during banking hours. ATMs enabled impromptu dinners and last-minute shopping over the weekend.

Publication date: 16 June 2015

A series of tours of Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held between February and May. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

The guided tours will start from the foyer of the Main Arts Building, College Road, Bangor on Saturdays 11th February, 11th March, 8th April and 6th May. English tours will be held 11.00am-12.00pm and Welsh tours 12:30pm-1:30pm on these days.

If you are interested in attending then booking is necessary as there is a maximum of 15 spaces per tour. To book your place, please contact Storiel by phoning 01248 353 368 or email storiel@gwynedd.gov.uk

Publication date: 2 February 2017

A series of tours of Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held between June and September. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes

Publication date: 26 May 2017

A series of tours of Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held between June and September. The aim is to raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

Publication date: 8 June 2016

A series of tours of Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections will be held between February and May. The aim is that tours will raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

Publication date: 19 February 2016

A Special Welcome for Bangor Uni International Students

The University’s International Student Support Office organised an earlier orientation for Bangor’s international students this year. This was the first time this was done and the aim was to provide a bespoke and focused welcome programme - giving international students a chance to organise all the practicalities of living and studying in a new country…before the busy central Welcome Week programme!

Publication date: 25 September 2014

As sea ice retreats, will wind stir up Atlantic water heat in the Arctic Ocean?

The Arctic region is warming up at twice the rate as the rest of the planet, and the most obvious symptom of this warming is the retreat of the sea ice that covers the Arctic Ocean.

Publication date: 19 September 2016

Associate Member of The Colclough Centre Invited to Celebration of Best Selling Author's Career

Publication date: 10 May 2017

A summer of global performances

A Bangor University lecturer will be busy performing all over the world this summer. Dr Ed Wright, who teaches composition and music technology at the School of Music, will be busy performing his own electroacoustic compositions at various venues.

Publication date: 20 June 2012

A tale of two nations: why the Scottish nationalists outperformed Plaid Cymru

Originally published on The Conversation by Dr Mari Wiliam, Lecturer in Modern and Welsh History and Dr Andrew Edwards, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Senior Lecturer in Modern History. Read the original article.

Imagine the post-apocalyptic scenario, where the Welsh rugby team is thrashed 56-3 by Scotland. Amidst the doomsday spectre of an empty Millennium Stadium would be calls for the coach to be sacked, the team dismantled and the tactics radically overhauled.

Publication date: 19 May 2015

At Bangor University, first impressions count

Bangor University has once again been placed in the top 10 among UK universities.

With only weeks to go until the new academic year, a survey by YouthSight has placed Bangor University among the top 10 UK universities for the favourable first impressions gained by new students.

Publication date: 4 September 2014

At Royal Command

Two Bangor University academics have  recently received royal invitations to take part in important and influential events.

Publication date: 3 June 2016

Auntie Glenda & her Dementia Friends – Launch Event

A new resource to raise awareness about dementia and created by school pupils at Ysgol Pentreuchaf, is to be launched as part of a celebration of the innovative ‘Auntie Glenda’ project. This takes place at Bangor University’s stand at the National Eisteddfod on Tuesday between 10-1.00.

Dementia is a major public health issue in Wales and the research and teaching at Bangor University is focused on increasing support to those living with the condition. It is estimated between 40,000 and 50,000 people in Wales are currently living with dementia. Symptoms can vary according to the type of dementia but the condition can affect daily tasks, communication, senses and memory.

Publication date: 1 August 2017

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

Autumn brings its spectacular treats

A tree trunk in the woods at Treborth Botanic Garden, part of Bangor University,  has erupted in a profusion of the most amazing array of honey fungus.

Publication date: 10 October 2013

Autumnwatch viewers to learn about the Sea Trout

Autumnwatch viewers across the UK will learn about a project that’s hoping to improve  the situation for the sewin or sea trout, on the programme to be broadcast on Thursday 18 November (BBC 2 21.30pm 18.11.10).

Publication date: 17 November 2010

A very special award for Dr Sophie Williams

A lecturer from the School of School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography received a special award from Bangor University students. On Friday 29th April, Dr Sophie Williams entered, to rapturous applause, a room packed with her students, colleagues, family and friends. On her first trip out of hospital for ten months she was at the University to receive an award for her incredible contribution to teaching.

Publication date: 10 May 2016

A visit from Patagonia

Bangor University’s Library and Archives Service received a special visitor recently, Luned Gonzales, a direct descendant of the Welshmen who colonised part of Argentina 150 years ago.

Publication date: 4 June 2015

Awards for Bangor University’s research impact

Three research projects which have made outstanding impacts in very different areas have been recognised at Bangor University’s inaugural Research and Enterprise Impact Awards.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Awards presented for Developing the Green Economy

Four local companies who have been focussing on their business’ sustainability have won Awards from Bangor University.

The four wining organisations were selected from among over 300 businesses, agencies and social enterprises in Wales who have taken part in a project to develop a sustainable Green Economy in Wales and Ireland.

Publication date: 15 October 2014

Awards success for the second year running at MediWales

A team led by Dr Chris Subbe, Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences  at Bangor University and a practicing clinician at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has been awarded the MediWales Award for "NHS Partnership with UK and International Industry" sponsored by Health & Care Research Wales and Roche.

Publication date: 15 December 2015

Award winning film director Danny Boyle talks about his ‘wonderful time’ at Bangor University

Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle, who graduated with a degree in English and Drama from Bangor in 1978, discussed the fact that he remembers his time at Bangor with great fondness, during an interview with BBC Radio Wales programme Good Evening Wales recently.

Publication date: 3 November 2015

Award-winning resources launched at the Eisteddfod

Prize-winning Welsh-medium Teaching Resources that have been awarded the Welsh Government Welsh Language in Healthcare (Education and Training) Award, are being officially launched at the Bangor University stand at the National Eisteddfod at 11.00 on Friday 5 August 2011.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

A week of graduation celebration at Bangor University

Publication date: 17 July 2017

Awe-inspiring ‘Cathedral of the air’ lands in Bangor to stimulate the senses

An inflatable wonderland is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the Old Bowling Green, Deiniol Rd, over four days. The extraordinary Luminarium, will generate excitement and wonder in the city of Bangor between 29 September and 2 October.  The Luminarium is a giant labyrinthine structure of tunnels and cavernous domes filled with radiant light and colour. Likened to exploring a futuristic space station or the human body, the Luminarium is a sculpture where by people experience a sense of wonder by the beauty of colour and light.

Publication date: 29 September 2011

A Welsh language hackfest at Bangor University

Some 80 technology and Welsh language enthusiasts and developers will converge on Bangor University’s Management Centre this weekend for the fifth Hacio’r Iaith day event , sponsored by the University’s Canolfan Bedwyr and TILT project.

Publication date: 13 February 2014

BAFTA Cymru and Pontio to host special preview of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

BAFTA Cymru and Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre in Bangor, North Wales are proud to announce a very special preview screening of the highly anticipated new epic film KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD at Pontio’s Cinema at 8pm on Sunday 14 May.

Publication date: 11 May 2017

BAFTA Cymru winning student runs Masterclass

A Bangor University postgraduate student from the School of Creative Studies and Media who won a BAFTA Cymru Best Short award in 2013 ran his own Masterclass for students and lecturers at the University of South Wales recently.

Publication date: 17 March 2014

Bang Goes the Theory comes to Bangor!

Following the recent furore over horse meat contamination in other meats, BBC’s popular science show, Bang Goes the Theory (on BBC 2 Wales at 18.30on Tuesday 9 April 2013/ Monday 8 April 19..30 BBC One not in regions) looks at how new DNA techniques can be used to identify the fish on your plate.

Publication date: 4 April 2013

Bangor Academic backs Young Parents.

From headlines on pre-teen fathers to pervasive beliefs about benefit and housing claims, young parenthood has come to be seen as a risk for society. A recent Bangor research study on the ‘Rhieni Ifanc Ni’ project run by GISDA across North West Wales, challenges those views.

The Rhieni Ifanc Ni project provided individual support to over 100 parents aged under 25, most of whom were mothers. Its primary aim was to build parents’ resilience. Aspects of this included promoting economic inclusion through supporting parents to gain relevant qualifications, supporting family and co-parent relationships and enabling parents to form networks with other parents.

Bangor University undertook a year-long study of parents’ experiences of ‘building resilience’.  The study was led by Dr. Myfanwy Davies and was undertaken by Karen Wyn Jones and Elin Williams in the School of Social Sciences.

Publication date: 29 March 2017

Bangor academic becomes a National Teaching Fellow

Dr Frances Garrad-Cole of Bangor University’s School of Psychology is the latest member of University staff to be awarded an important Higher Education Academy (HEA) National Teaching Fellowship.

A National Teaching Fellowship is the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education. Fran joins School of Psychologycolleague Dr Fay Short and Peggy Murphy at the School of Healthcare Sciences in becoming a Fellow, and was nominated by the University.

Publication date: 12 December 2016

Bangor academic celebrating 100 years of Scholarships to women graduates

A Bangor University academic, Dr Raluca Radulescu addressed an Awards ceremony in London recently. The British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) are celebration a hundred years of awarding Scholarships to women academics, and have invited leading academics who have been recipients of their scholarships earlier in their careers.

Publication date: 5 November 2012

Bangor academic features on Bear Grylls’ new TV series

A Bangor University academic has been providing her expertise for adventurer Bear Grylls’ new TV series.

Publication date: 21 September 2015

Bangor academic Helena Miguélez-Carballeira wins award to lead research network on translation in Wales

The Project ‘Translation in Non-State Cultures: Perspectives from Wales’ has been awarded an AHRC Research Development Grant. Dr Helena Miguélez-Carballeira, Lecturer in Spanish and Director of the Translation Studies Graduate Programme at Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages has won £12,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to lead a Wales-wide research network on translation in Wales.

Publication date: 15 February 2012

Bangor academic invited to lecture at Shakespeare’s Globe

Professor Helen Wilcox of Bangor University’s School of English is one of the leading academics who will be providing pre-performance lectures at the world-renowned Globe Theatre on the bank of the Thames in London. The Globe Theatre recreates the theatre of the Elizabethan era and stands a few hundred yards from its original site.

Publication date: 18 July 2011

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

Bangor Academic remains European Champion Rafter

A Bangor University academic has recently represented Great Britain at the European White Water Rafting Championships 2016 in Tacen, Slovenia.

Publication date: 27 May 2016

Bangor Academics create impact with BMJ papers

A paper co-authored by a Bangor academic has made the front cover of the prestigious British Medical Journal while another research re-evaluation published by the BMJ, in the same month, received international media attention.

Publication date: 29 September 2015

Bangor Academics elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales

Seven Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

Publication date: 20 April 2016

Bangor Academics elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales

Four Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

Publication date: 23 April 2015

Bangor academics take S4C cuts to the UN

Cutbacks to the S4C budget in recent years may breach children’s rights, claim two Bangor University Law lecturers. Dr Alison Mawhinney and Ms Carys Aaron of Bangor Law School argue that cuts made by the UK Government to the S4C budget over the last five years may violate the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, which recognises the important role played by mass media in allowing children to enjoy their rights and in developing respect for the child’s ‘cultural identity, language and values’.

Publication date: 24 May 2016

Bangor academic wins Ben Jonson Award

Professor Andrew Hiscock of Bangor University is one of three international academics to receive the Ben Jonson Award this year.

Andrew, from the University’s School of English Literature, won the Ben Jonson Discovery Award for his research article “‘O, Tom Thumb! Tom Thumb! Wherefore art thou Tom Thumb?’: Early Modern Drama and the Eighteenth-century Writer – Henry Fielding and Fanny Burney”.

Publication date: 21 November 2014

Bangor Academic Wins Major Award to Research Stanley Kubrick

The life and works of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick are to come under scrutiny in a new research project at Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media. Dr Nathan Abrams, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, has won £76,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to research Stanley Kubrick’s work from a consideration of his Jewish heritage and intellectual background.

Publication date: 17 January 2012

Bangor achieves top 20 position in global Green Universities League Table

Bangor University’s commitment to sustainability has earned it 19th position in an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions. 301 Universities from 61 countries took part in the league table, which was launched by Universitas Indonesia in 2010 to highlight sustainability and environmental management at universities across the world.

Publication date: 31 January 2014

Bangor Alumnus returns to north Wales as Antiques Roadshow specialist

A Bangor University Alumus will return to north Wales as a specialist for the popular BBC Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow this week. On Thursday 4th June, Antiques Roadshow will come to the grounds of Plas Newydd, Anglesey.

Publication date: 2 June 2015

Bangor and Pontio: a Global Bloomsday Hit

Earlier this week, as part of an international event, Global Bloomsday, Pontio teamed up with Bangor University's Schools of English and Music to produce a wonderful performance of the Sirens chapter of Irish author James Joyce's book Ulysses.

 

Publication date: 20 June 2013

Bangor appears in UK Top 10 League Tables

In addition to being placed third in Wales according to TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk 2018 league table, the University also appears among the ten best UK universities for five subject areas taught at the University.

The Guide complements other data available to would-be students, to help them with their decision making, including the most recent news that Bangor University was placed 3th in Britain according to the WhatUni Student Choice Awards (April 2017) and won the Best Clubs & Societies Award at the same event.

Publication date: 26 April 2017

Bangor archaeology research on early Iceland attracts international attention

Publication date: 20 January 2011

Bangor at the Ynys Môn National Eisteddfod

As the major provider of Welsh medium higher education, Bangor University is particularly active again in this year’s National Eisteddfod in Anglesey.

Full details and news about the University’s activities at the Eisteddfod is available on the University’s website at: www.bangor.ac.uk/eisteddfod

Publication date: 2 August 2017

Bangor Awards Catherine Peer Guide of the Year 2017

Bangor University Peer Guides have been congratulated and awarded certificates in thanks for the vital role they have been playing in supporting their fellow students.

Bangor University runs one of the oldest and largest ‘Peer Guiding Schemes’ in any UK university. The trained ‘Peer Guides’ play a vital role in assisting new students to settle in to university life, helping with everything from  the practicalities of moving in and finding their way around university, to  assisting in supporting students in adapting to university life and signposting them to further information and support when necessary.

Publication date: 8 May 2017

Bangor bids Bon Voyages to prestigious Fulbright Scholars

Bangor University has said a fond farewell to eight Fulbright Scholars, who are among the USA’s brightest students, who visited the University as part of their study of Wales’ culture, history, politics and landscape.  The students were competitively selected from Universities spanning the USA, from Seattle to South Florida for the top-flight summer study Institute by the leading US scholarship programme.

Publication date: 24 July 2012

Bangor Business School enters top 15 in the world for banking research

Bangor Business School is now amongst the top 15 institutions in the world for research in the field of Banking (as of October 2013).

Publication date: 7 November 2013

Bangor Business School PhD candidate selected for internship at the Bank of England

Bangor Business School PhD student Piotr Jan Danisewicz was selected for a coveted internship at the Bank of England. Piotr who is in his 3rd year of his PhD studies will take up his internship in early summer for a 3-month period. Participating in this highly competitive internship program will allow him to collaborate with research economists at the Bank of England in their Financial Stability Directorate on a project about international spill over effects of banks’ lending behaviour.

Publication date: 10 April 2014

Bangor Business School Student Visit to China

In April 2011, 16 Bangor Business School students took part in the Business School’s first ever student visit to China, led by Professor John Goddard, Deputy Head of School; Sarah Wale, School Manager; Yizheng Wang, International Liaison and Support Officer; and Peter Westmoreland, Student Liaison and Research Assistant.

Publication date: 19 May 2011

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

Bangor crowned mooting champions of Wales

A team from Bangor Law School has won the annual Welsh National Mooting Competition for the first time.

Publication date: 10 April 2014

Bangor expert in mental health research helps launch the European Mental Health Integration Index

Marking World Mental Health Day (10 October) The Mental Health Integration Index (MHII) explores, for the first time, the challenges of integrating Europeans with mental illnesses into society and employment within Europe’s 28 member states & Norway and Swizerland.  The research initiative was commissioned by Janssen and undertaken by the Economics Intelligence Unit.

Publication date: 9 October 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

Bangor graduate Awarded World Prize for Work on Marine Biodiversity

Elizabeth Taylor Jay, who gained an MSc Marine Environmental Protection in 1997/98 after studying at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, received the World Award for the Best Action on Biological Diversity 2010, during the UN Summit on the Convention of Biological Diversity, held in Nagoya, Japan last week.

Publication date: 2 November 2010

Bangor graduate has landed a job with the New York Red Bulls

oan Llewelyn, 31, from Llanfairpwll in Anglesey, who graduated from the School of Sport, Health, & Exercise Sciences at Bangor University, was recently selected from hundreds of applicants to join the New York Red Bulls' successful Academy structure. 

Publication date: 28 March 2012

Bangor graduate scoops Pride of Britain Award

Congratulations to Bangor University graduate Llew Davies, who has just scooped a Pride if Britain Award.

Publication date: 5 October 2011

Bangor graduates make a difference on World Challenge project

Two Bangor graduates are working on an environmental project in Madagascar, shortlisted for the World Challenge, a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grassroots level.

Publication date: 9 November 2010

Bangor Graduate’s Social Learning Platform Employs Bangor University Graduate

Polina Cowley, MBA Information Management graduate has set up LearnerNet, an Innovative social learning platform aimed at students in Higher Education.

Publication date: 29 July 2016

Bangor Graduates Take On The Fringe

This summer four Bangor University graduates are taking an original sketch show to the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival!

Publication date: 31 July 2013

Bangor graduate wins British Wildlife Photography Award

A former Applied Marine Biology student at Bangor University has won a prestigious wildlife photography award.  Shetland based Richard Shucksmith claimed the top prize at the 2011 British Wildlife Photography Awards for his stunning ethereal photography of a jellyfish.

Publication date: 3 October 2011

Bangor hosts second annual 'popular' digital fiction writing competition

The first ever UK competition to find the best new examples of popular digital fiction enters its second year through a partnership with Bangor University and local publisher Wonderbox.

The Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition, run by Bangor University and Wonderbox Publishing, funded by a Bangor ESRC Impact Acceleration Award, is inviting entries from people all over the world and in two languages - English and Welsh.

Publication date: 21 November 2017

Bangor hosts Welsh Labour Market Summit on Skills and Jobs

Dr. Tony Dobbins (Bangor Business School) and Dr. Alexandra Plows (School of Social Sciences) organized a Welsh Labour Market Summit on Skills and Employment at Bangor University on Friday September 18th.

The Labour Market Summit was a knowledge exchange event to promote research impact. It attracted a mixed audience of policy-makers, labour market practitioners, employer representatives, trade unionists, careers advisors, and academics.

Publication date: 21 September 2015

Bangor ICPS to help the EU implement the Small Business Act following major grant success

Bangor Law School’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS) has recently been notified of a major grant success under the European Union’s COSME fund – a funding programme designed to raise competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU and to help the EU implement the requirements of the Small Business Act (the overarching framework for EU policy on SMEs).

Publication date: 27 January 2017

Bangor in the Indian Ocean

Marine biologists from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences have recently returned from a science and conservation expedition to the British Indian Ocean Territory, currently the world’s largest Marine Reserve, located 7° south of the equator, below the Maldives.   

Publication date: 2 June 2015

Bangor in top 10% of World’s Greenest Universities

Bangor University’s commitment to sustainability has again earned it a commanding position in an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions. The UI Green Metric, a league table of the world’s greenest universities, was first launched by Universitas Indonesia in 2010 to highlight sustainability and environmental management at universities around the globe. Each year the number of Universities taking part increases; in the current league 360 Universities from 62 countries took part and Bangor has been placed in 28th position.

Publication date: 12 February 2015

Bangor in top 200 World Rankings

Bangor University features among the world's elite institutions in a newly published league table. The University is listed in the top 200 universities for four of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s influential ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject’ (www.topuniversities.com).

Publication date: 28 February 2014

Bangor in top 4 % of World’s Greenest Universities

Bangor University’s commitment to sustainability has once again earned it a commanding position in an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions. In the current UI Green Metric league table, Bangor University has moved up twelve places to 16th position, placing  the University in the top 4% of the participating universities.

Publication date: 10 January 2017

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

Bangor joins global Microsoft trial

The student centered and initiative approach to teaching that has resulted in Bangor University being awarded the gold medal for teaching, is typified by a new project.

The University’s School of Education is working with Microsoft, to empower trainee teachers to become 21st century digital citizens.  Bangor is the only University in Wales, and one of three in the UK, to pilot using Microsoft Education material within a course

Publication date: 6 July 2017

Bangor joins The Guardian Live Webchat for Sociology students and graduates today

Dr Roger Slack, Lecturer in Sociology and Research Methods at Bangor University's School of Social Sciences joins The Guardian's Live Q&A for sociology students and graduates today  (Wednesday 18 May) between 1.00-4.00.

Publication date: 18 May 2011

Bangor Law Fair will highlight employment opportunities for graduates

As part of its tenth anniversary celebrations, Bangor Law School (Gwynedd) will hold a Law Fair on Wednesday 19th November 2014, from 9.45am to 3.30pm. The aim of the Law Fair is to bring together employers and Bangor law students in an environment which will create mutually beneficial results.

The Law Fair is an opportunity for anyone, from the Law School’s own students, to secondary school pupils, to career-changers, and others who might be interested in Law to see what careers are available to people with a law degree.

Publication date: 11 November 2014

Bangor Law Lecturer appointed new Academic Fellow at Inner Temple

Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees, a Lecturer in Law at Bangor University has been appointed to a prestigious three-year role as an Academic Fellows of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Dr McDermott Rees is one of only four leading academics to be selected by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four barrister Inns of Court of England and Wales. The Inns of Court hold the exclusive right to call candidates to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.  The Inner Temple’s Academic Fellows Scheme recognises the outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research of early to mid-career academics. It also aims to support their research and to build a stronger relationship between the Bar, judiciary and legal academia.

Publication date: 3 December 2014

Bangor Law Lecturer wins prestigious research award

Bangor Law Lecturer Evelyne Schmid has been awarded a prestigious research prize by the Academic Platform Switzerland UN.

Publication date: 14 December 2011

Bangor Law School celebrates 10 years of excellence

Over 150 Bangor University alumni and former staff will attend a special celebration next week to mark the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Bangor Law School.

Publication date: 30 July 2015

Bangor Law School contributes to ‘Big Voice London’ Project on legal identity

Bangor Law School welcomed a group of young people from London for a conference at the University in November 2012. The students from the Big Voice London project were researching aspects of legal identity and had a specific interest in the legal tradition in Wales and the Welsh language.

Publication date: 9 January 2013

Bangor Law School highest in Wales

Bangor Law School is the highest positioned law school in Wales, according to the latest university league tables published by The Guardian University Guide for 2018.

The School has risen to 23rd position in the UK, out of the 98 institutions included in the rankings.

Publication date: 7 June 2017

Bangor Law School’s Gary Clifford shortlisted for a national leadership award

Gary Clifford, Director of the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), based at the Bangor University’s Law School, has been named a finalist in Wales’ long-established and only dedicated leadership awards.

Gary has been shortlisted in the ‘Wales’ Leadership for the Future’ category for his ambitious leadership role in steering the Institute through a period of national and international growth, and is one of four finalists in the category.

Publication date: 27 May 2016

Bangor Law School to hold Career Fair

Bangor University Law School is to hold its first ever Law Fair for the benefit of current and prospective students.

Taking place in Reichel Hall on Wednesday, 27 November, the event will give students from twelve local schools a rare opportunity to discuss their career options with practising barristers, solicitors and in-house lawyers. The guest of honour will be Sir Roderick Evans, a retired High Court Judge and former Presiding Judge of Wales.

Publication date: 21 November 2013

Bangor leads pioneering project to change the face of Welsh-medium legal education

Bangor University Law School academics have succeeded in securing a strategic grant from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to lead an exciting, collaborative project. The aim is to publish a series of Welsh language textbooks for students who are studying Law in Wales, written by acknowledged specialists in their relevant fields.

Publication date: 3 April 2014

Bangor leads the field for Welsh-medium higher education provision

According to the latest figures, Bangor University is still leading the field in terms of its Welsh-medium provision. More students study the majority of their courses through the medium of Welsh at Bangor than at any other Welsh university.

Publication date: 15 August 2016

Bangor led project covered by Science

A Bangor- Unversity led European Union funded research project developing techniques to assist in the fight against illegal fishing and to preserve fish stocks is covered in the Magazine Science.

Publication date: 17 December 2010

Bangor makes history by qualifying for internationally prestigious Telders Moot Competition

Bangor Law School has made history by becoming the first team ever to represent Wales at a world-renowned mooting competition.

Publication date: 3 April 2013

Bangor Medical Sciences new agreement with Graduate Medicine at Cardiff

Bangor University and Cardiff University have signed an historic progression agreement for Medical Sciences (BMedSci) graduates from Bangor to the MBBCh Medicine programme at Cardiff. Each year students (up to a maximum of 10) who reach the threshold eligibility criteria will be guaranteed an interview for the 4 year graduate entry MBBCh Medicine programme at Cardiff. The aim of this agreement is to support the widening participation agenda for Medicine and to also support Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) in its efforts to increase the recruitment of Doctors into the NHS in north Wales.

Publication date: 13 March 2014

Bangor music festival wins award

Bangor University music festival has been selected for the PRS New Music Biennial and awarded £20,000 to commission a new work by Arlene Sierra

The INTER/actions Festival of Interactive Electronic Music, which will be held in Bangor next year,  has been selected for the PRS for music foundation New Music Biennial to commission a new work by American composer Arlene Sierra.

Publication date: 30 April 2013

Bangor named the most international university in Wales

Bangor University has been listed among the 200 most international universities globally and the most international university in Wales in a table published today (14 January 2016).

The table of the most international universities is drawn from data contained in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, where the University appears among the top 350 world Universities.

Publication date: 14 January 2016

Bangor New Music Festival 12th – 15th March 2014

As Bangor New Music Festival looks forward to its fourteenth contemporary music festival, we mark the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. The 2014 festival runs over 4 days, featuring a series of events including concerts, workshops, lectures and the INTER/actions conference.

Publication date: 6 March 2014

Bangor offers ten new international Forestry distance learning Scholarships thanks to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Staff at Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) are delighted to announce that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) have agreed to fund 10 places for scholars from developing commonwealth countries to study on the MSc Forestry (distance learning) course.  The scholarship will include international tuition fees, plus a travel scholarship to enable scholars to attend a field course in 2012 or 2013.

Publication date: 26 January 2011

Bangor participates in Wales’ largest social science conference

Now in its fifth year, the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) Annual Conference brings together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists to discuss and debate themes such as health; social care; wellbeing; education; culture & values; environment; labour markets; devolution; and civil society.

Publication date: 3 July 2014

Bangor PhD Student receives award at the 6th World Fisheries Congress

Gwladys Lambert, who recently completed her PhD in the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, was awarded joint second best oral presentation at the 6th World Fisheries Congress held in Edinburgh 7-11th May.

Publication date: 16 May 2012

Bangor Physical Oceanographers score a million pound hat-trick!

Physical Oceanographers from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences have recently won three research grants from the Natural Environment Research Council, one of the bodies which funds UK research. Together, the research grants bring a million pounds’ worth of new research to be conducted by the University.

Publication date: 19 July 2011

Bangor Physicist among world experts discussing climatic effect of disappearing Arctic sea ice

Bangor University Ocean Physicist Prof Tom Rippeth is one of 12 international scientists to be invited to speak at a workshop organised by the International Arctic Science Committee to discuss the future impact of the complete disappearance of Arctic Sea Ice cover in the summer.

Publication date: 13 October 2014

Bangor pioneering a new approach to training Counsellors

One in four adults experience mental health difficulties in any given year, and mental health issues account for the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The NHS has pledged to invest more than one billion pounds to transform mental health care across the UK. Bangor University is delighted to respond to this increased need for trained counsellors with the introduction of a Masters in Counselling. This exciting course provides a new opportunity for therapeutic training in North Wales and aims to create a new generation of counsellors to support those in need.

Publication date: 21 March 2017

Bangor Poetry Season announced

The third annual North Wales International Poetry Festival presents the Bangor Poetry Season, a series of readings and performances running throughout October 2014 (1-24th).

Publication date: 3 September 2014

Bangor Pontifical on the Web: Phase One Complete

The Bangor Pontifical Project, launched exactly one year ago as a partnership between the University and the Cathedral to ensure the long-term preservation of Bangor’s most precious medieval manuscript, has just reached its first significant milestone. Completion of phase one, funded by a Welsh Assembly grant, has enabled conservation and rebinding of the Pontifical and digitization of its 340 pages. The manuscript was photographed by the cutting-edge Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) last spring, and viewers may now zoom in on the excellent high-quality images via the open access Bangor Pontifical Project website.

Publication date: 20 October 2010

Bangor Professor appointed Seafish Deputy Chair

Marine ecologist, Professor Michel Kaiser, of Bangor University, has been appointed to the role of interim Deputy Chair of the Seafish board until March 2012.

Publication date: 14 December 2010

Bangor Professor appointed to UK Research Council’s Science Board

Professor David Thomas, Head of the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, has been appointed to the Science Board of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the UK's largest funder of independent environmental science, training and innovation, delivered through universities and research centres.

Publication date: 27 October 2016

Bangor Professor elected a Fellow of the British Academy

An eminent historian and archaeologist from Bangor University has been made aFellow of the British Academy.

Nancy Edwards, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at Bangor University’s School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology receives the  Fellowship, which is the highest honour in the UK for a scholar of the arts and humanities, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research in archaeology. She is also the only academic from a Welsh university among this year’s new Fellows.

Publication date: 15 July 2016

Bangor Professor speaks to the European Parliament Interest Group on Mental Health, Well-being and Brain Diseases

Professor Peter Huxley of Bangor University's Centre for Mental Health & Society provided expert guidance to the development (by the Economist Intelligence Unit) of a mental health social inclusion index which compares the mental health inclusion policies and practices in 38 countries in Europe.

Publication date: 22 December 2014

Bangor Professor works with Bear Grylls

A Bangor University Professor provided his expertise for the opening episode of adventurer Bear Grylls’ new three-part TV series, Britain’s Biggest Adventures with Bear Grylls.

Publication date: 16 September 2015

Bangor Psychology to play major role in £1.1M MRC research relating to addiction and mania

The School of Psychology at Bangor University is to conduct research into new pharmacological treatment for psychiatric illnesses. Researchers at Bangor and Oxford Universities, and the University of British Columbia, have been funded by the Medical Research Council to evaluate the potential of a new drug to reduce the impulsive behaviours associated with alcohol and drug addictions, as well as mania.

Publication date: 6 March 2014

Bangor RAG Donations 2013

Volunteers from Bangor University RAG, a group within Student Volunteering Bangor recently made their annual awards of funds to their four chosen charities. At the beginning of each academic year, the group, who hold numerous fundraising events throughout the year, choose 4 charities for which to fundraise.

Publication date: 24 July 2013

Bangor Researcher joint winner of the BBC NewsHACK award

Dewi Bryn Jones from the Language Technologies Unit at Canolfan Bedwyr was one of the winners of the Audience Facing award at the BBC’s #newsHack: Language Technology, together with BBC Cymru Fyw, BBC Connected Studio, and BBC Digital in London on the 15 and 16 March 2016. The challenge at the event organised by the BBC News Labs was how to help improve journalism in a multilingual environment in order to take advantage of news and information in other languages, and read content in a number of different languages.  

Publication date: 22 March 2016

Bangor researchers & students plan to get to the bottom of how new fish species are evolving in a Tanzanian crater lake

Charles Darwin called it the mystery of mysteries: how do new species arise? We understand a lot more now than we did in Darwin’s time, of course. But only with the advent of cheap large-scale DNA sequencing have we had a hope to understand how the process works at the most fundamental level.

Professor George Turner from Bangor University has been awarded a £250k grant from the Leverhulme Trust to study fishes from a tiny lake formed in a volcanic crater in Tanzania.

Publication date: 23 October 2014

Bangor researcher to teach chemistry in Africa

A Bangor University research assistant will shortly embark on a once in a lifetime trip to Africa to teach chemistry.

Publication date: 13 August 2013

Bangor research helps with new Victoria and Albert Museum book

A research student at Bangor University has confirmed suspicions that a pattern design by Morris & Co is actually older than previously thought.

Publication date: 16 June 2012

Bangor retains place in World University Rankings

Bangor University has retained its position among the top 350 universities worldwide, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today (Thursday 2 October 2014).

Publication date: 2 October 2014

Bangor’s Arthurian expertise sought by National Geographic’s Ancient X Files

The makers of National Geographic’s Ancient X Files series turned to Arthurian expert Dr Raluca Radulescu at Bangor University’s School of English when they wanted to explore the myths and legends relating to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Publication date: 12 July 2012

Bangor’s Battle against Ovarian Cancer

Saturday, 4th of February marks World Cancer Day. Scientists at the Northwest Cancer Research Fund Institute at Bangor University, Dr Ramsay McFarlane and Professor Nick Stuart, are currently using state of the art technologies to identify novel cancer markers in patient ovarian tumour samples.

Publication date: 1 February 2012

Bangor's Biomedical Science Degree Amongst The Best In the UK

The renowned Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) has for the third time in succession announced the award of a further five-year accreditation to Bangor University’s BSc program in Biomedical Science at the University’s School of Biological Sciences.

Publication date: 26 July 2013

Bangor’s brightest benefit from Excellence Scholarship awards

Some of Bangor University’s brightest first year students have had their academic achievement at A-Level recognised with the University’s most prestigious scholarship award.

The Bangor University Excellence Scholarship is awarded to new undergraduate students from the UK and EU who achieve the highest academic attainment upon entry in the relevant subject areas.

Publication date: 26 November 2012

Bangor Science Festival 2016

Bangor University’s Science Festival is back for its sixth year. The festival runs from 11th-20th March 2016, and welcomes everyone to explore and discuss science through talks, hands-on activities, exhibitions and demonstrations at its FREE events.

Publication date: 23 February 2016

Bangor Science Festival a resounding success

The second Bangor Science Festival, organised by Bangor University, made sure that people of all ages had the opportunity to celebrate the National Science and Engineering Week 2012 in style recently.

The festival drew hundreds of people to Bangor to enjoy science related events including discovery days, schools events, exhibitions, geological walks, public lectures, and competitions.

Publication date: 20 March 2012

Bangor Science Festival Photography, Art and Poetry Competition

As part of the Bangor Science Festival, Bangor University is inviting anyone under the age of 19 to enter their Photography, Art and Poetry Competition.

Publication date: 10 February 2016

Bangor science project shortlisted for EU award

BREAD4PLA, a green science and technology project in which Bangor University’s research played a significant role, has been shortlisted as one of the best 25 LIFE Environment Projects delivered in 2015.

Publication date: 20 May 2016

Bangor science project shortlisted for second EU award

BREAD4PLA, a green science and technology project in which Bangor University’s research played a significant role, has been shortlisted in the ''Green Awards'' as one of the best LIFE Environment Projects of the last 25 years.

Publication date: 28 April 2017

Bangor science project wins EU award

BREAD4PLA, a green science and technology project in which Bangor University’s research played a significant role, has been awarded one of the two ''Green Awards'' as one of the best LIFE Environment Projects of the last 25 years.

Publication date: 19 June 2017

Bangor scientists ask the public to assist in locating ivy crops

Scientists at Bangor University are conducting two cutting edge research programmes which are looking at different uses for our native ivy and need the public’s help to locate easy to pick ivy fruit.

Publication date: 26 March 2012

Bangor scientists contribute to efforts to reduce environmental destruction and poverty in Madagascar

Bangor University is leading research investigating how poverty is closely tied to the state of the environment in countries such as Madagascar. The research project which aims to help understand the linkages between poverty and the destruction of tropical rainforest brings together scientists from Madagascar, the UK, the USA and the Netherlands.

Publication date: 26 November 2013

Bangor scientists contribute to global conservation review.

Conservation scientists at Bangor University have contributed data to the latest comprehensive conservation assessment of the world’s vertebrates.

Publication date: 28 October 2010

Bangor scientists investigate how best to ask difficult questions

Asking people whether they are involved in an illegal activity is difficult as those involved may not wish to incriminate themselves. Managing natural resources often depends upon influencing people’s behaviour; including discouraging illegal activities such as killing protected species. However, targeting interventions is difficult as rule-breakers may not wish to identify themselves.  Scientists at Bangor University’s School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography used a technique designed for investigating sensitive behaviours to estimate the proportion of South African farmers killing carnivores on their land.

Publication date: 8 August 2011

Bangor scientist to help protect Marine Biodiversity in the Caribbean

The School of Ocean Sciences collaborating with the Government of the Cayman Islands and US partner The Nature Conservancy have launched an £817,000 project to protect the marine biodiversity of the Cayman Islands, a UK Overseas Territory in the central Caribbean. 

Publication date: 28 October 2010

Bangor Scientist to Strengthen the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Expertise from Bangor University’s world renowned School of Ocean Science is to contribute towards monitoring and surveying the world’s largest marine reserve, which surrounds a string of tiny islands in the British Indian Ocean Territory of the Chagos Archipelago.

Publication date: 7 March 2012

Bangor’s elite athletes awarded Sports Scholarships

Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area.

Publication date: 9 December 2016

Bangor’s elite athletes awarded Sports Scholarships

Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area.

Publication date: 10 December 2015

Bangor’s elite athletes awarded Sports Scholarships

Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area. These Sports Scholarships are awarded to recognise and support sporting excellence and achievement. They are aimed at helping talented and high performance students to combine their academic study and sporting performance to assist them in achieving their full potential.

Publication date: 13 January 2015

Bangor’s Enterprise by Design students take entrepreneurship skills and innovative products to a ‘Dragon’s Den’

Forty Bangor University students have taken part in a competition to win up to £10,000 prize money to see the development of their own innovative product creations ready for market.

‘Enterprise by Design’ students were challenged to design a product from conception to prototype and to deliver a winning pitch to a judging panel.

Publication date: 29 March 2012

Bangor’s expertise in ‘world-changing’ technology

An area of  research in which Bangor University is a world leader, is described by this month’s (December) issue of Scientific American as one of ten ‘world-changing ideas’.

Publication date: 16 December 2011

Bangor’s forgotten link to the conquest of Everest

As we reached the 60th anniversary of the conquest of Everest by a British-led team, it is interesting to recall Bangor University’s link with this dramatic event.

Publication date: 28 May 2013

Bangor’s graduates - more satisfied than the average student

As the annual scramble for university places gets underway, those students heading for Bangor University will be pleased to know that they’ll be joining some of Wales’s most satisfied students. The results of the latest national student satisfaction survey reflect well on the teaching and student care provided to Bangor University’s students.

Publication date: 17 August 2011

Bangor’s Media, Persuasion and Communications Network ran successful conference

Bangor’s Media, Persuasion and Communications Network hosted the Political Studies Association annual Media and Politics Group Annual Conference, 10-11 Nov 2014. The theme was on Media, Persuasion and Human Rights.

Publication date: 19 November 2014

Bangor’s Peer Guide Scheme has been on show again

Two of our experienced Senior Peer Guides, Ben Pattle of SENRGY and Rhiannon Edwards of Psychology, represented Bangor at the recent Peer Mentoring Works! Seminar at Aston University.

They very much enjoyed the day which involved taking part in various discussion groups and networking with staff and students from other institutions. At the end of the day they both sat on the expert panel to take a number of questions from the delegates. Ben said ‘There was a lot interest and positive feedback about the Peer Guide Scheme. We were kept very busy answering questions.’ Rhiannon added ‘People were particularly impressed with the commitment of the Peer Guides who give their time so willingly. There was also a lot of interest in how we operate an opt-out scheme making our Peer Guides available to everyone.’

Publication date: 18 April 2012

Bangor’s Peer Guides thanked by University

A record breaking 486 students volunteered to help first year students settle into life as Bangor University students this year.

The ‘Peer Guides’, as they’re called, were thanked and awarded certificates at a Peer Guide ceremony at the University recently, where their skills and contribution to the University were recognised.

Publication date: 17 May 2011

Bangor’s Santander Entrepreneurs

Product Design student Tom Purnell and postgraduate Consumer Psychology student Will Osborn have won the Bangor University round of the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards and will be representing the University at the UK round later this year.

Publication date: 8 May 2012

Bangor’s Santander Entrepreneurs

Carley Williams a student studying Product Design with Qualified Teacher Status will represent Bangor University in the UK round of the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards, having won Bangor University’s Competition. She will be joined by winning postgraduate student Hernan Diazgranados in the national competition later this year.

Publication date: 19 March 2015

Bangor’s Santander Entrepreneurs

Undergraduate student Catrin Hicks of Blaenau Ffestiniog and a team of postgraduate students have won the Bangor University round of the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards and will be representing Bangor at the UK round later this year.

Publication date: 25 March 2013

Bangor's second Nurse of the Year

A student from Bangor University has won a prestigious Award which celebrates her exceptional achievements and professionalism.

Stephanie Morris, a third year Adult Field BN Nursing Student at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences has been awarded the Royal College of Nursing Nurse of the Year Student Nurse Award 2016.

Publication date: 17 November 2016

Bangor’s Student Representatives given Awards

Bangor University’s Students’ Union, with the help of the University Executive, has created an outstanding system of student representation to ensure the student voice is loud and clear. The Students Union has worked with all Schools in the University to produce a team of 225 Student Representatives to cover different year groups and courses.

Publication date: 16 May 2011

Bangor’s Students square up for further University Challenge round

Bangor University appears in the  second round in the 50th anniversary series of TV’s most challenging quiz show; University Challenge on BBC 2 Wales at 8.00 pm on Monday 28 January 2013.

Publication date: 22 January 2013

Bangor’s Students Union nominated for seven Awards

Bangor University’s very active Students’ Union has been shortlisted for no less than seven Awards in the Annual NUS Wales Awards this year.

An independent panel of judges narrowed more than 80 nominations to a shortlist for this year’s Awards. The Union itself is shortlisted for the ‘Higher Education Students’ Union of the Year’ while Students Union members have been shortlisted for a range of Awards. Rhys Dart, Director, Bangor Students’ Union is nominated for the Simpson-King Students’ Union Staff Member of the Year. Chair of the Geographical Society, who are nominated for Club or Society of the Year, Chris Bibby also finds himself nominated for the Endsleigh Student of the Year. Two Bangor students are among four shortlisted for the Course Rep of the Year: Martyn Curzey, of the School of Chemistry and Marta Napodano, representing fellow students at the School of English. Bangor University’s Geographical Society has been shortlisted for Club or Society of the Year, and Katherine Young, writing for the Welsh student paper, Y Llef, for the Student Journalist of the Year.

Publication date: 8 March 2013

Bangor staff and students sample Nuclear Skills Training

Horizon Nuclear Power (a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd), is currently looking to invest over £10bn in a new nuclear power station at their Wylfa Newydd site, Northern Anglesey.  It will provide 2,700MW of new power station capacity to the UK, enough to power around 5 million homes. Given its proximity to the University, Bangor University and Horizon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will enable both organizations to collaborate and work more closely together in future years.

Publication date: 11 February 2016

Bangor’s three ‘Best Translator’ results in European Competition

Three students at Bangor University have come tops in ‘University Challenge’, a fierce pan-European translation competition offered by Veritas Language Solutions. The three students, who are all studying at Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages, have each won ‘Best Translators’ their respective language categories.

Publication date: 30 April 2013

Bangor Student enjoy success at Inter-College Eisteddfod

Following eager and very successful competing, the avid competitors among Bangor’s Welsh speaking students came second in the Inter-College Eisteddfod recently. They were closely beaten by the home team, Cardiff University.

Publication date: 23 February 2011

Bangor Student Finalists in Climate Week Awards 2013

Andy O’Callaghan, a second year Marine Science/ Zoology student at Bangor University has been names a finalist in the upcoming Climate Week Awards 2013.

Publication date: 4 March 2013

Bangor student launches book with vegetable orchestra

Melon bongos, pepper shakers, leek violins and carrot kazoos will be just some of the musical instruments created and played by pupils of Nant y Coed Primary School at their Christmas Fair on the evening of the 2nd of December. The performance will launch an exciting new interactive e-book for children called ‘Arnie Williams Talks to Veg!’

Publication date: 25 November 2014

Bangor student makes Nurse of the Year Awards 2016 shortlist

School of Healthcare Sciences student Stephanie Morris is a Royal College of Nursing Nurse of the Year Awards 2016 Nurse Student Finalist.

Publication date: 5 October 2016

Bangor Students aim for Cân i Gymru

With a good track-record  in the Cân i Gymru (Song for Wales) competition, following last year’s success by Rhys Gwynfor and Osian Huw Williams, and Music MA students Nia Davies Williams’ third place in 2012, two more Bangor University Music students have entered and have been selected for the final of the popular TV programme. The programme is to be broadcast (with subtitles) at 7.45, with a special results programme following at 9.30 on Friday 28.2.14.

Publication date: 24 February 2014

Bangor students celebrate graduation

Read our graduation stories and view the image gallery.

Publication date: 20 July 2014

Bangor students celebrate St David's Day

Bangor Students' Union and UMCB (Bangor's Welsh SU) are hosting a week of events to celebrate St David's Day - Welsh Week!

Publication date: 22 February 2011

Bangor students celebrate success at famous Telders Moot Court competition

A team of Law students from Bangor University is celebrating success at a world-renowned competition for law students.

Cathal McCabe, Adam Gulliver, Damian Etone and Andrew Jones made history this month when they became the first team ever to represent Wales at the Telders International Law Moot Court contest.

Publication date: 3 May 2013

Bangor students forging links with local businesses

Students at Bangor University are benefiting from the University’s links with local businesses. Outdoor tourism company, Celticos, based in the Felinheli has been working closely with staff and students to provide multilingual content for its website as well as employing students to enable the company to provide tailor made packages for tourists.

Publication date: 13 May 2015

Bangor Students Get Fit for Business!

Twelve Bangor students from a range of academic Schools  at the University took part in a dynamic Business Bootcamp on 25th June.  The bootcamp was facilitated by two external experts, Tim Ashcroft, an entrepreneur and experienced business mentor from Cheshire who is currently supporting many final year students and graduates from Bangor University who are starting a business, and Mike Chitty, a renowned leader in the development of young entrepreneurs and teams.

Publication date: 4 July 2012

Bangor students given opportunities to embrace social entrepreneurship through Enactus UK

Bangor University is pleased to announce that it has joined the world-wide Enactus organisation by signing up to the Enactus UK programme.

The Enactus programme enables university students to become involved in social entrepreneurship, where projects are designed that can enhance the lives of people within communities.

Publication date: 19 January 2016

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

Bangor Students Law start-up expands to Canary Wharf

Kawa, Guimaraes & Associates Solicitors, a recently established firm of solicitors in Holyhead, have opened a sister company in prestigious premises at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London.

The company was established by entrepreneurs, Mehedi Rahim Kate Kawa. Kate is the CEO & Managing Partner, while Mehedi is the Senior Partner. Mehedi is a PhD student in his final year researching Islamic Law and UK Marine Insurance at the Law School and Kate is an MBA graduate of Bangor Business School.

Publication date: 11 September 2014

Bangor Students perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Students from Bangor University will have the incredible opportunity of performing at the largest arts festival in the world this month.

Publication date: 14 August 2012

Bangor Students perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Students and graduates from Bangor University will have the incredible opportunity of performing at the largest arts festival in the world this month.

Publication date: 8 August 2014

Bangor Students Pitching for Victory

For the third year running Bangor Consumer Psychology masters students have reached the finals of the Brolio/The Pitch 2014 , which take place on Tuesday 18th February. Brolio/The Pitch is organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and part funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and gives students the opportunity to ‘pitch’ their ideas in a prestigious marketing competition.

Publication date: 13 February 2014

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

Bangor students pitch their way to success at Senedd challenge

A team of three students from the School of Psychology impressed a panel of Wales’ leading marketers with a winning business proposal at The Pitch recently (23 Feb), a challenge set by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Big Ideas Wales.

Publication date: 1 March 2012

Bangor students scoop inaugural Nurse of the Year Awards

Two Bangor University students from the School of Healthcare Sciences received awards at the inaugural ceremony of the Royal College of Nursing, Nurse of the Year award in Cardiff recently.

Publication date: 30 January 2013

Bangor students scoop NUS Wales awards

Bangor Students' Union not only won the Course Rep of the Year and Union Staff Member of the Year categories at the annual NUS Wales Awards this year, but also scooped the Higher Education Students’ Union of the Year category.

Publication date: 28 March 2014

Bangor students scoop NUS Wales awards

The tremendous work of Bangor Students’ Union was recognised at the NUS Wales Awards recently, where they were  short-listed in six of the eight categories and won four of the awards, retaining the ‘Students’ Union of the Year’ title in the process.

Publication date: 21 April 2015

Bangor Students strike a pose!

Bangor University has brought together students from across the world to star in one of its key publications, the 2012 University prospectus.  The prospectus which is hot off the press is already being handed out to prospective students in Higher Education Fairs throughout the UK and overseas.

Publication date: 5 April 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

Bangor students tackle waste problems

For the third year running an end of term campaign to reduce waste problems in Bangor has been carried out by the University and Gwynedd Council.

Publication date: 12 July 2012

Bangor Students triumphant at English Weightlifting Championships

Two Bangor University students won gold and silver medals at the 2015 English Weightlifting Championships in Castleford, West Yorkshire recently.

Publication date: 5 March 2015

Bangor Students’ Union up for more awards

Having won three prestigious national environmental awards last year, the Students’ Union at Bangor University is proud to have made it to the final rounds of The Ecologist Communications Challenge once again.

Publication date: 19 January 2012

Bangor Students’ Union wins award for sustainability action

Bangor University Students’ Union have won an NUS Green Impact Excellence award, and were also one of the top five scoring Students’ Unions nationally for their Love Bangor Community Partnershipproject. This reflects local students’ dedication to positive environmental action over the last year, turning their union into a hub of sustainability at the heart of the wider community.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

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

Bangor students win national awards!

One of Bangor Students’ Union’s societies and one of its Sabbatical Officers won awards recently at the Nightline Association awards nights.

Publication date: 16 April 2013

Bangor student to perform with Frank Zappa's son

A Bangor University music student is looking forward to performing Frank Zappa’s work on a UK tour later this month.

Sioned Eleri Jones, 30, from Bangor, will be performing one of the legendary guitarists’ songs on the clarinet with his son, Dweezil, who is touring with his band Zappa Plays Zappa.

Publication date: 7 November 2012

Bangor student wins BAFTA Cymru Award

Bangor University graduate, Osian Williams has won a British Academy Cymru Award. His short film ,“Can i Emrys (A song for Emrys)”, which he directed during his third year at Bangor University, won the award for the “Short Form” category.

Publication date: 30 September 2013

Bangor student wins Student Volunteer of the Year

Bangor University student Steve Barnard has been named British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Student Volunteer of the Year at the BUCS Annual Dinner in Leeds this year.

Publication date: 2 August 2011

Bangor Student Wins Welsh Agriculture Student of the Year for second year in succession

A Bangor University student is to receive the Richard Phillips Agricultural Student of the Year Award, presented annually at the Royal Welsh Show to the best agricultural student studying in Wales.

Twenty-three year old Holly Pratt will receive the Award on the Monday of the Show (2.20pm 21.7.14), the second year in succession that a Bangor student is receiving the Award.

Publication date: 19 June 2014

Bangor SU wins Community Relations Award

 Bangor Students’ Union has been awarded the ‘NUS Wales Award for Community Relations’ at the NUS Wales Conference in Gregynog, beating all other Student associations in Wales for the prize, as a result of the myriad of activity run by Bangor SU in and alongside the local community.

 Over the past year, Bangor SU has both held and supported a number of local events such as the World Aids Day Service in Bangor Cathedral; a reclaim the night march around the city and also supported the Conwy Food Festival by encouraging our student societies to take part in the Medieval-themed day out. The Medieval Re-enactment Society was a huge hit and has been invited back next year.

Publication date: 17 April 2012

Bangor team in Marine Parks review in the Caribbean

A team from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences have been busy in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, consulting the public on marine protection to help plan Marine Parks for the future.

Publication date: 28 September 2011

Bangor Terminologists Help South African Universities

Terminologists from Bangor University’s Language Technologies Unit have been advising staff at the University of South Africa, one of the largest higher education institutions in the world, on improving their multilingual terminology service to staff and students.

Publication date: 3 November 2014

Bangor to host UK's first 'popular' digital fiction writing competition prize night

The first ever UK competition to find the best new examples of popular digital fiction will award its winners on Thursday 25 May 2017 at Bangor University.

Publication date: 15 May 2017

Bangor tops Wales’ Green Universities

For the second successive year, Bangor University has been named the ‘greenest’ University in Wales by People and Planet, the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.  In the 2013 Green League published in the Guardian, Bangor topped the League of Welsh Universities and appeared in the top 20 greenest Universities in the UK. 

Publication date: 12 June 2013

Bangor to welcome prestigious Scholars

Bangor University is to welcome future global leaders to study at the University under the prestigious Chevening Scholarship programme. The University is one of a handful of UK universities to host Chevening Scholars and joins Cambridge and Durham universities in offering Chevening’s Central Partnership Scholarship programme.

Publication date: 17 December 2013

Bangor Uni in Top 50

Bangor University has leapt up the tables to be placed among the UK’s top 50 best Universities according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

Publication date: 19 September 2014

Bangor Uni on 10 Shortlists for Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017

Staff and students will find out this evening whether they are to win any of the ten Awards for which the University has been shortlisted.

Publication date: 3 March 2017

Bangor Uni’s Food Dudes Scheme extended in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton City NHS Primary Care Trust, who have pioneered UK use of the Food Dudes scheme to encourage schoolchildren to eat more fruit and vegetables, have decided to continue for a further two years.  

 

The Scheme, developed by Bangor University’s Food and Activity Research Unit at the School of Psychology, was introduced in Wolverhampton in January 2009 and initially planned to run it until December 2011 - benefitting 20,000 pupils at primary and special schools – at a total cost of £500,000.

Publication date: 14 December 2010

Bangor Uni’s special welcome day for local students

Around one hundred new students from north Wales, who are about to begin a new degree course at Bangor University, and who will be travelling  daily to the university, got a special opportunity to meet each other and get to know the university recently (16 September).

Publication date: 17 September 2014

Bangor University academic invited to international panel on animal by-products disposal

Animal by-products may not be a subject that many give a great deal of thought to, but their safe and effective disposal is something that is extremely important with regards to disease, food security, and even climate change. Millions of tonnes of animal by-products are generated every year as a result of the food and agriculture industry, and the subject is of growing global importance.

Publication date: 31 May 2012

Bangor University accredited to award HEA Fellowships

The University is delighted to announce the success of the Bangor University Continuing Professional Development Framework, which has this month received its accreditation from the Higher Education Academy.

Publication date: 14 October 2014

Bangor University Alumna inaugurated as a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Fellow

A Bangor University Alumna was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s Annual Congregation recently. The Fellowships were awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to Welsh-medium Higher Education and the work of the Coleg generally.

Publication date: 8 March 2016

Bangor University Alumnus honoured with top geographical prize

The Royal Geographical Society has awarded one of its Royal Medals to a Bangor University Alumnus for his work in agricultural development.

Publication date: 12 May 2017

Bangor University among Europe’s best universities

Bangor University is one of the best universities in Europe according to a table published today (10 March 2016) by the Times Higher Education magazine.

With Cardiff University the only Welsh higher education institution appearing above Bangor University in the table, which places Bangor in the 151-160 group, this is further confirmation of Bangor University’s growing international stature. 

Publication date: 10 March 2016

Bangor University among the best in Student Life Survey

As Bangor University gears up to welcome prospective students to two Open Days this month (Saturday 11 & 25 October), staff at the University have welcomed the University’s inclusion in yet another table of Britain’s Top universities.

Publication date: 6 October 2014

Bangor University among the world’s greenest

Bangor University has been placed 22nd in a global league table of the world’s greenest universities.

The UI Green Metric, produced by Universitas Indonesia highlights sustainability and environmental management at universities around the globe and measures each participating university’s commitment in developing an ‘environmentally friendly’ infrastructure,

Publication date: 4 February 2016

Bangor University and Bangor Students' Union Pledge to Stamp Out Homophobia and Transphobia in Sport, Together.

Bangor University and Bangor Students' Union have proudly declared a commitment to challenge discrimination and tackle homophobic and transphobic abuse by signing a recently-launched government charter.

Publication date: 1 August 2012

Bangor University and Horizon Nuclear Power sign up to formal joint-working

Bangor University and Horizon Nuclear Power, which is owned by leading global electronics company Hitachi, Ltd., have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding which will enable both organisations to collaborate and work more closely together in future years.

Publication date: 27 January 2015

Bangor University and Outlook Expeditions working together to make a difference

A PhD student from Bangor University is working with Outlook Expeditions to make sure that young people get the most out of their expeditions.

Samantha McElligott, who currently lives in Llandegfan, Anglesey, is working with Outlook Expeditions under the three year KESS programme at Bangor University to measure the benefits of overseas expeditions as a positive developmental experience for young people.

Publication date: 25 May 2012

Bangor University and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics sign up to future collaborations

Bangor University and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding which will enable both organisations to work more closely together in future years. 

Publication date: 14 May 2015

Bangor University and the Welsh Football Trust team up to create more playing opportunities

Thanks to support from British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and Sport Wales, Bangor University and the Welsh Football Trust are launching an existing new initiative.

Publication date: 9 March 2016

Bangor University and Waitrose branch out into green packaging

A collaborative project led by the BioComposites Centre at Bangor University, in partnership  with Aberystwyth University and Waitrose was on show at the Waitrose Menai Bridge store  recently.

Publication date: 20 November 2014

Bangor University and Wales Squash launch new innovative partnership

Bangor University and Wales Squash & Racketball (WSRB) are celebrating the launch of an innovative new partnership to help the best young squash players achieve success both on and off the court.

Publication date: 23 May 2016

Bangor University and WRU collaboration to help develop North Wales coaching workforce

Students at Bangor University will be offered the chance to be part of the North Wales rugby coaching workforce thanks to a collaboration between Bangor University and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).

Publication date: 26 September 2016

Bangor University announces Honorary Fellows for 2012

Bangor University has announced the names of distinguished individuals who will be awarded Honorary Fellowships in 2012.  All Fellowships will be conferred during Degree Ceremonies between 14 and 20 July.

Publication date: 8 May 2012

Bangor University announces Honorary Fellows for 2016

The highest-ranked female in the British Armed forces, an international rugby referee and an opera singer are among those receiving Honorary Fellowships at Bangor University (11-15 July).

Major General Susan Ridge, Director General Army Legal Services, was appointed to the rank in 2015, becoming the highest ranking female within the British Armed Forces. She is in charge of 130 lawyers. Susan Ridge graduated from Bangor University with a History degree in 1984.  She is to receive an Honorary Fellowship for services to Law.

Nigel Owens, widely regarded as one of the best rugby referees in the world, is to be honoured for his services to rugby.

Elin Manahan-Thomas, the leading British soprano of her generation will also receive an Honorary Fellowship for her services to music.

These three individuals are among 14 new Honorary Fellowships awarded to individuals who have made an important contribution in their chosen fields, whether in industry, business, public life or the arts. Each will join the University’s own graduating students during one of the degree ceremonies taking place 11-15 July, to receive their award.

Publication date: 25 April 2016

Bangor University announces third year of expansion of Postgraduate Research Scholarships

New Research Scholarship places are being offered at Bangor University for the third successive year. The places are part of the University's five year post-graduate expansion programme. They were also created to mark the University’s 125th Anniversary in 2009.

"A strong postgraduate community is an essential element of any international research-led university. As well as contributing to the further growth of our already vibrant postgraduate community, over half the Scholarship students will work on projects that will assist businesses working in key sectors of the Welsh economy. This will enable them to access the expertise that exists within the University to develop their businesses,” said Professor John G. Hughes, the University's Vice-Chancellor.

Publication date: 11 March 2011

Bangor University Archive opens its doors

The historic signatures of Elizabeth I, Florence Nightingale and Charles Darwin,  medieval manuscripts and rare books  are some of the items on display at Bangor University’s Archive on March 25th between 1.00- 4.30.

There will be a warm welcome to the Public to the Archive Open day, which is free and open to all. 

Publication date: 17 March 2011

Bangor University Archives material feature on ITV1 landmark show

Bangor University Archives material will appear on a new ITV1 landmark series this summer. ‘Britain’s Secret Homes’ is a brand new, five-part documentary series revealing the 50 remarkable stories behind the UK’s most secret, surprising and intriguing homes.

Publication date: 17 June 2013

Bangor University Archives on the Cerys Matthews show

Remember to tune into Radio 6 Music this Sunday morning between 10.00 and 1.00 (3rd November 2013).

Publication date: 29 October 2013

Bangor University assists development of 'dementia-friendly' church groups

Five groups of churches across North and Mid Wales have been allocated funding to develop dementia-friendly community projects and work towards becoming “dementia friendly”.

The funding comes from Bangor University’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)* and has been awarded to Professor Bob Woods and Revd Dr Bob Friedrich. It follows a conference at Llangollen Pavilion where 78 delegates from Welsh churches gathered to hear how to create Dementia Friendly Churches.

Publication date: 19 May 2017

Bangor University assists Isle of Man government to understand economically vital fisheries

Work that is leading to a better understanding of important sea fisheries off the Isle of Man is set to continue following the re-appointment of Bangor University as external scientific adviser to the Government’s Department of Environment Food and Agriculture (DEFA).

Publication date: 23 June 2015

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 assists with Physical Education A Level revision

25 A Level pupils from Anglesey schools, Ysgol Tryfan, Ysgor Friars, Ysgol Y Berwyn and Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen came together to participate in a bilingual physical education revision day at Bangor University recently.

Publication date: 24 May 2016

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

Bangor University at Festival No.6

Bangor University is excited to announce that academic staff and students from the Arts and Humanities will be hosting a range of events as part of this year’s special 6th anniversary of Festival No. 6 - a bespoke banquet of music, arts, culture and gastronomy which takes place over the weekend of the 7-10 September in the magical village of Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, home of the cult TV series The Prisoner. This year’s headliners at the Festival include Bloc Party, The Flaming Lips, and Mogwai, alongside special talks by Irvine Welsh and Maxine Peake.

Publication date: 22 August 2017

Bangor University athletes top of the XC league

Congratulations to the Bangor University Athletics Team who recently won the Division 1 title for the first time at the Grand Prix North Wales Cross-Country League in Oswestry. The victory came just 12 months after gaining promotion to the First Division.

Publication date: 11 February 2015

Bangor University at the National Eisteddfod

Staff from Bangor University are preparing to take part in the National Eisteddfod, which is held in Carmarthenshire this year.

Publication date: 31 July 2014

Bangor University at the National Eisteddfod 2012

Bangor University is looking forward to an active week at the national Eisteddfod. Staff at the University have organised a week of activities on their stand on the Eisteddfod field.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

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 award Honorary Fellowships during Graduation Week 2016

Lucky graduates at one of Bangor University’s 10 degree ceremonies to be held next week will hear renowned opera star Elin Manahan-Thomas sing during their degree ceremony, as she receives an Honorary Fellowship at the University.

Other Honorary Fellowship recipients during the week include the highest-ranked female in the British Armed forces, a renowned sculptor, television presenter, actor and other notable individuals.

They will be joining over 3,000 graduating students for the ceremonies which take place at the University’s splendid Prichard Jones Hall between 11-15 July.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Bangor University awards its first round of Higher Education Academy Fellowships

Congratulations to six Bangor academic staff who have been awarded Higher Education Academy Fellowships in the first round of applications to the  Aberystwyth-Bangor Scheme for Recognising CPD in Teaching and Supporting Learning.

Publication date: 5 March 2015

Bangor University awards its first ‘Women in Science’ scholarship

Bangor University has awarded its first, innovative ‘Women in Science’ scholarship worth £9,000 to Elizabeth McManus, 21, from Bolton, who graduated from the University’s School of Psychology in July.

Publication date: 2 September 2015

Bangor University Awards Peer Guide of the Year 2012

Rebecca Earnshaw has been named Peer Guide of the Year 2012 at Bangor University in recognition of the fantastic support that she has provided to first year students at the University.

Publication date: 13 May 2012

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

Bangor University awards three ‘Women in Science’ scholarships

Bangor University has awarded its ‘Women in Science’ scholarships to three outstanding female students: Emily Louise Dunn, Emily O’Regan and Kathryn Howard. All three were undergraduate students at Bangor and graduated with First Class Honours in July 2016. The scholarships, which cover the full course fees, will enable the talented and enthusiastic students to continue their studies and are now enrolled in postgraduate research courses at Bangor.

Publication date: 3 January 2017

Bangor University a world-ranked University

Bangor University has risen substantially in Times Higher Education World University rankings 2011-12, and is now placed among the world’s top 275 universities, alongside universities such as Bath and Queen’s.

Publication date: 7 October 2011

Bangor University base for Chinese Olympic Weightlifting Team

The Welsh Government and Anglo-Chinese Sports and Culture Association (ACSCA) in partnership with Bangor University, Welsh Weightlifting Federation, Gwynedd Council and Sport Wales have announced that the Chinese Olympic Weightlifting Team will be based in Bangor for their 2011 pre Games training camp in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Monday 25 July 2011.

Publication date: 26 July 2011

Bangor University becomes LEAF’s ninth Innovation Centre: a centre of excellence for sustainable farming

A new LEAF Innovation Centre is being launched today ( June 29 2016) by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), the leading organisation promoting sustainable farming.   Bangor University becomes the latest site to join LEAF’s network of Innovation Centres.  It will showcase sustainable farming methods, particularly in the area of lowland and upland livestock systems, and support the development and promotion of sustainable farming through Integrated Farm Management.

Publication date: 29 June 2016

Bangor University begins research in Virtual Joint Centres with Brazil and China to improve nitrogen use in agriculture

Agriculture faces a pressing problem: the need to provide food security for a burgeoning population whilst safeguarding the environment. Whilst the use of fertiliser nitrogen has helped in increasing food production, this has been at the expense of the environment, especially in rapidly developing countries such as China and Brazil.

Publication date: 3 June 2016

Bangor University brings significant European research funding to north Wales

Research funding worth nearing £10 million has been levied by Bangor University researchers from the European Union research funding programme, and the University expects to improve on this results in the new European research and innovation programme.

Forty-two major pan-European research projects led by Bangor University academics were successfully funded, against stiff competition in FP7, the 7th Research Framework Programme of the European Commission, which ran from 2007 to 2013.

Publication date: 10 December 2014

Bangor University campus investment and expansion plans gets GBP 45m European Investment Bank backing

Plans by Bangor University to upgrade teaching and research facilities are among the many developments which have received backing from the European Investment Bank. Europe’s long-term lending institution has agreed to provide GBP 45 million for the Welsh university’s expansion and modernisation plans.

Publication date: 2 April 2014

Bangor University celebrates 110 years of Forestry teaching

One of the oldest “forestry universities” in the UK – and the first to offer a degree in forestry – is celebrating 110 years of forestry teaching.  Over that time Bangor University has awarded forestry degrees to students from more than 100 countries, and today 60 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate MSc students are studying on forestry courses run by its School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography.  Bangor’s international research profile and vibrant research culture in forestry mean that 50% of the School’s research students are working in the areas of forestry, agroforestry and wood science.

Publication date: 13 March 2014

Bangor University Celebrates Bilingualism

A Centre which has influenced the public perception of bilingualism and the formulation of language and educational policy, not only in Wales but worldwide, is celebrating five years of research and contribution.

Publication date: 27 June 2012

Bangor University celebrates Earth Hour

Bangor University is helping to build a brighter future by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.

Publication date: 24 February 2015

Bangor University celebrates WWF’s Earth Hour 2016

Bangor University is joining the global celebration for our brilliant planet by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour – a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.

Publication date: 16 March 2016

Bangor University celebrating S’mae Day– A day to celebrate the Welsh language

Wednesday, 15 October is ‘S’mae Day’, a national day to celebrate and raise awareness of the Welsh language.

Bangor University will support and promote the day in partnership with Menter Iaith Bangor along with other institutions and organisations in Bangor by offering a series of activities and events in order to raise public awareness of the Welsh language. The aim is to show that the language belongs to everyone and that we can all use it.

Publication date: 7 October 2014

Bangor University collaborations with businesses nominated for three awards

Bangor University has been nominated for three awards in publishing company Wales Business Insider’s Business and Education Awards, to be held in Cardiff on 3 November. The awards shine a light on collaborative work between Wales’ education institutions and the nation’s economy.

Publication date: 31 October 2016

Bangor University Conference on ‘the best–hated man in Wales’

A hundred years after the publication of a book which gained its author the title of “the best-hated man in Wales”, a Conference is to be held at Bangor University to mark the centenary. 

The book, My People by Caradoc Evans, was a collection of short stories set in an imaginary west Wales community, based on Evans’s native Rhydlewis in Carmarthenshire.  It ferociously satirised the rural, Welsh-speaking people as avaricious, hypocritical and brutal, their obedience to the rigid codes of the Chapel only emphasizing their emotional repression.

Publication date: 25 June 2015

Bangor University Confucius Institute

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bangor University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) on 17 April 2012 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London to set up a Confucius Institute at Bangor University in collaboration with China University of Political Science & Law, Beijing.

Publication date: 23 April 2012

Bangor University continues to invest in the student experience

Bangor University is announcing the creation of 11 new posts across the range of its student support services with additional staffing in areas such as student welfare and library support, funded as part of the University’s commitment to students under the auspices of its new fee plan. Consideration has been given to providing the maximum benefit to students across all disciplines and from all backgrounds.

Publication date: 30 May 2012

Bangor University continues to rise in University League Tables

Bangor University’s continued success is reflected in the latest University League tables to be published today (Monday 27 April) by The Complete University Guide 2016.

The Complete University Guide places Bangor University third in Wales and in the top 60 UK universities (58th), one of only two universities in Wales improving on last year’s position in the table. The University is also included in the top ten UK universities for four subject areas.

Publication date: 24 April 2015

Bangor University contributes to ‘Buildings as Power Stations’ technology

Bangor University’s School of Chemistry is contributing to a research project which could put Wales at the forefront of global renewable energy technology.

Publication date: 12 November 2012

Bangor University contributes to first Science Advisory Council for Wales

Professor Sian Hope, Executive Director of Innovation and Professor of Computer Science at bangor University and a Director of RIVIC (Research Institute for Visual Computing Wales) has been appointed an inaugural member of the Science Advisory Council for Wales (SACW) by the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, Professor John Harries.

Publication date: 24 November 2010

Bangor University contributes to new PRIME Centre Wales for primary and emergency care research

Bangor University, alongside partner universities Cardiff, Swansea, and South Wales, has been awarded £3.6M for the ‘PRIME Centre Wales’ for Primary and Emergency Care Research.

The funding from Health and Care Research Wales will support PRIME Centre Wales  to improve the health and well-being of people in Wales and internationally, by conducting high quality research on topics of national policy priority in primary, emergency and unscheduled care.

Publication date: 30 June 2015

Bangor University contributes to Welsh Institute of Performance Science

Lecturers from the School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Science at Bangor University are to play a key role in providing research support for Elite Welsh athletes to fulfil their medal hopes ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

As part of the newly formed Welsh Institute of Performance Science (WIPS), Drs Sam Oliver, Stuart Beattie, and Anthony Blanchfield from SSHES have been appointed as research leads for environmental physiology, coaching science, and performance physiology respectively to support Sport Wales in providing practical innovative performance strategies for elite Welsh athletes and support staff.

Publication date: 4 February 2016

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

Bangor University Court expresses deep concern at proposed funding cuts for higher education in Wales

Bangor University’s annual Court meeting today (15 January 2016) expressed deep concern at the significant reduction of funding to universities contained in the draft Welsh Government Budget for 2016/17, and the implications for the wider Welsh economy and society.

Publication date: 15 January 2016

Bangor University crowned for its business collaborations and its sustainability campaign

Bangor University has been crowned University of the Year for its work with the business sector and won two other awards at the Business Insider Awards ceremony in Cardiff last night (3 November). Also on the same night, the University received an award for sustainability campaign by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) at an event in London.

Publication date: 4 November 2016

Bangor University developments to lead to changes for UK research postgraduates

Bangor University’s expertise in improving the student experience is set to benefit other UK institutions, following the University’s selection for an award of funding by the Higher Education Academy.

The Award made to Bangor University will allow the University to develop institutional strategies that can be shared among the sector in order to improve the experience for postgraduate research students.

Publication date: 30 July 2015

Bangor University dominates Snowdonia Marathon Eryri

Bangor University dominated the Snowdonia Marathon Eryri with a current student winning the Women’s category and a local graduate winning the Men’s category.

Publication date: 30 October 2013

Bangor University explains why there are two tides to Coast viewers

Dr Tom Rippeth of Bangor University’s renowned School of Ocean Sciences takes part in the new series of the highly popular Coast series on BBC 2 at Sunday 10th June at 9pm, on BBC2.

Publication date: 8 June 2012

Bangor University graduate plans to create his first illustrated novel

A Bangor University graduate is hoping that the local community will support his efforts to publish his first illustrated novel.

Publication date: 1 April 2014

Bangor University graduate presents for the BBC Natural History Unit

Dr Ross Piper, 37, who studied Zoology and Animal Ecology at Bangor University, recently returned from a six week expedition in Burma, during which he was working as a presenter for the BBC Natural History Unit. The three-part series will be broadcast on Friday November 29th on BBC2 at 9pm.

Publication date: 14 November 2013

Bangor University graduate sets off on journey of a lifetime

A Bangor University student is setting out on an exciting expedition across the world.

Publication date: 8 February 2016

Bangor University graduate spends time reporting on Chile’s fisheries management

Andrew Frederick Johnson, 29, graduated with a PhD in Marine Fish Ecology from the School of Ocean Sciences  this year.  He then went on to win a Vodafone World of Difference Scholarship to work on acoustics of whales and dolphins, before he was funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to travel to Chile for two months to report on their fisheries management scheme.

Publication date: 19 December 2013

Bangor University graduates well-regarded by major employers

Bangor University appears in the top 40 table of UK Universities who produce the best graduates according to an international survey published online by the Times Higher magazine.

The survey of predominantly businesses, IT and engineering sector companies reveals which universities are the most popular and well-regarded sources of excellent recruitment material.

Publication date: 8 December 2015

Bangor University graduate wins Nobel Prize

Bangor University graduate Professor Robert Edwards FRS has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Publication date: 4 October 2010

Bangor University Graduation 2012: 14 - 20 July

Over two thousand students will graduate from Bangor University in thirteen ceremonies, running over six days this week (14 -20 July 2012). The students will be joined by friends and family as they celebrate their achievements.  Also joining them at some of the ceremonies will be individuals who are receiving Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University.

Publication date: 12 July 2012

Bangor University group return from Himalayan expedition

Academics from Bangor University have recently returned from an expedition to the Himalayas as part of a research project to investigate altitude related illness.

Publication date: 4 June 2015

Bangor University Health Academics appointed to new National body

Four leading health academics at Bangor University are among the first to be appointed Senior Faculty members of Wales’ new National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR). Their appointments were announced by Health Minister Mark Drakeford AM recently.

Publication date: 2 May 2013

Bangor University helps develop conservation science teaching in Bangladesh and Ghana

Academics at Bangor University are working with colleagues from Bangladesh and Ghana to increase and improve the teaching of conservation science in these two biodiversity rich countries. The British Council has funded a capacity building project which allows exchanges between students, researchers and staff from Universities in Bangladesh, Ghana and Bangor. Three staff from Khulna University and Rajshahi University in Bangladesh, and Accra University in Ghana, are currently in Bangor taking an MSC module in conservation biology and working with staff in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography to develop conservation biology curricula for their own universities.

Publication date: 2 December 2010

Bangor University helps government of Madagascar develop a strategy to tackle bushmeat hunting

Bushmeat hunting - the hunting of wild animals for food, is recognised as a major conservation issue across much of the tropics. However until recently the threat this poses to Madagascar’s wildlife, including its famous lemurs, was not wildly recognised. Following three years of research by Bangor University with the Malagasy NGO Madagasikara Voakajy (funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative), there is now much more information on the extent of this problem and how it could be tackled.

Publication date: 29 May 2012

Bangor University Honorary Fellowships 2014

A UK newsreader, an opera singer and an international rugby player are to receive Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University during this summer’s Graduation ceremonies (12-18 July).

Publication date: 5 June 2014

Bangor University Honorary Fellowships 2014

UK newsreader, an opera singer and an international rugby player  were among the individuals joining Bangor University’s new graduates to receive Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University during this summer’s Graduation ceremonies (12-18 July).

Read what they had to say.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Bangor University Honours Awarded during Graduation Week

Two cousins who both in the music business received honours together at Bangor University graduation ceremonies this year (11-17 July 2015).

Rock musician and Super Furry Animals member, Gruff Rhys from Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens both received Honorary Fellowships at Bangor University.

Publication date: 10 July 2015

Bangor University Host Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Seminar

Bangor is proud to be the first university in Wales that has hosted a technical seminar on the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) - the technology that will be deployed by Horizon Nuclear Power at Wylfa Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey.

Publication date: 2 December 2015

Bangor University hosts an international Audience

An international Conference brought top researchers in computer graphics to Wales for the first time recently as the Eurographics conference took place in Llandudno in April.

Organised by staff from the School of Computer Science at Bangor University, the delegates visited the University’s Pritchard Jones Hall for a Gala Dinner on the final evening.

Publication date: 18 May 2011

Bangor University hosts Medieval Fun Day at Caernarfon Castle

Nearly 500 local school pupils and their teachers enjoyed a packed program full of history, education, creativity and fun at a Medieval Fun Day at Caernarfon Castle, organised by Bangor University recently.

Publication date: 21 July 2016

Bangor University hosts Neuroimaging in Dementia Workshop

It’s been called a time-bomb, as the population is living longer, so the cases of dementia are on the increase. Within north Wales alone there are about 12,000 people diagnosed with dementia, and with an ageing population this number will rise.

Publication date: 17 June 2013

Bangor University hosts training event for local business

Local companies that work across chemistry, life sciences and material sciences  came to Bangor University recently to attend the first training event  of the Wales Ireland Network for Scientific Skills (WINSS) held for local SMEs.

Publication date: 8 October 2012

Bangor University in top 15 according to satisfied students

Bangor University’s students have given the University an overall satisfaction rating of 90%, placing the University among the UK’s top 15 non-specialist universities, the traditional institutions who offer a broad range of subjects.  These results come from the annual independent National Student Survey (NSS).

Publication date: 10 August 2016

Bangor University in World League

A new table of the world’s top universities, places Bangor University 143rd in the world as a destination for international students. It is also in the top 200 universities (183rd) as a recruiter of international staff.

Publication date: 10 September 2013

Bangor University in World League

Bangor University has been placed in the 100 top universities in the world in a new table listing the most international universities worldwide, published by the Times Higher magazine.

The ranking lists international universities which are the most global in their outlook. Bangor University is ranked 90th in the world in this table. It is the only Welsh university to appear in the top 100.

Publication date: 30 January 2015

Bangor University is improving its Green Impact

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Bangor University has been selected to take part of an exciting programme led by the National Union of Students’ (NUS). Green Impact Universities and Colleges is an environmental accreditation scheme which helps people improve their working environments and positively impact the lives of their students whilst gaining recognition for their efforts. The scheme began in 2006, and has grown rapidly to working with 46 Universities and Colleges, 105 Students’ Unions, and over 44,000 members of staff across the country – all coming together to lessen their environmental impact.

Publication date: 6 November 2013

Bangor University launches a unique Confucius Institute

The first Confucius Institute anywhere in the world to have a focus on Law, is being opened officially at Bangor University.  The Confucius Institute is being launched by First Minister Carwyn Jones, in the presence of Mr SHEN Yang, Minister-Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy. 

Publication date: 10 September 2012

Bangor University launches Confucius Classrooms

The Confucius Institute at Bangor University celebrated the official launch of its five new Confucius Classrooms this week with representatives of Bangor University, Welsh Government and the Chinese Embassy in attendance alongside local schoolchildren.

Publication date: 16 June 2017

Bangor University launches on-line Roll of Donors 2009/10

Bangor University is proud to present the latest edition of the University’s Roll of Donors.

Publication date: 9 September 2011

Bangor University Law reach Semi Final of international criminal law competition

A team of Bangor University Law students have beaten off previous winners and made it through to the semi-finals of a prestigious international competition for law students.

This was Bangor University Law School’s first attempt competing in the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court competition. Held at The Hague and organised by Leiden University’s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, with the support of the International Criminal Court, the ICC moot is one of the more notable international mooting competitions in which law students compete against each other in simulated court proceedings.

Publication date: 31 May 2016

Bangor University leads Welsh Universities in student satisfaction

Bangor University is top in Wales in the most recent measure of student satisfaction, and is in the top 10 of the UK’s best non-specialist universities, the traditional institutions who offer a broad range of subjects.

Publication date: 11 August 2014

Bangor University lecturer honoured for contribution to education in botanic gardens

Dr Sophie Williams, a lecturer in conservation at Bangor University, has been awarded the Marsh Christian Award for Education in Botanic Gardens.

Publication date: 23 October 2015

Bangor University Lecturer selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert

Owen Davies from Bangor University’s School of Education has been recognized as a global leader in using technology to transform education and been named a Microsoft Innovative Educator(MIE) Expert, joining the more than 6,700 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide.

Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educators to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other as a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology.

Publication date: 3 October 2017

Bangor University Lecturers Receive Top UK Teaching Award

Professor James Intriligator and Peggy Murphy of Bangor University have been made National Teaching Fellows. This is the most prestigious award that can be made to recognise excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

Publication date: 12 June 2014

Bangor University looks forward to a busy week at the National Eisteddfod, Montgomeryshire & the Marches

Bangor University staff will be busy during the National Eisteddfod again this year, with a full programme of events on their stand on the Eisteddfod field.

Publication date: 31 July 2015

Bangor University maintains leadership position in Student Satisfaction

Bangor University again leads Welsh universities in the most recent measure of student satisfaction, and is among the top 10 of the UK’s best non-specialist universities, the traditional institutions who offer a broad range of subjects. 

Publication date: 12 August 2015

Bangor University make it through to the semi-finals on University Challenge.

Bangor University are now through to the semi final round of University Challenge, in the 50th anniversary series of TV’s most challenging quiz show.  Bangor university take on the University of Manchester on Monday April 22 at 8.00 pm on BBC 2.

Publication date: 4 April 2013

Bangor University: making a difference in Welsh language healthcare

Ground-breaking work to extend and improve the use of the Welsh language in health and social care has been recognised with Awards to Bangor University in two categories.

The Awards were made at the Welsh Language in Health, Social Services and Social Care Conference and Awards. The Awards raise awareness of the importance of the Welsh language in the health and social services sectors in particular when dealing with patients, their families and the public.

Publication date: 8 July 2015

Bangor University one of Siân’s Special Places

Singer, harpist and composer, Siân James, has the opportunity to choose three places of special significance to her in S4C’s series 3 Lle  in the programme on Wednesday, 1 December.

Publication date: 23 November 2010

Bangor University on your mobile...

Bangor University is one of the first universities in the UK to launch a ‘mobile web’ site aimed at attracting new students and providing the basis for a range of exciting new mobile web-based services for current staff and students.

Publication date: 27 October 2011

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 University opens new Physical Activity for Health and Well-Being Centre labs

Bangor University has invested £1m in a new state-of-the-art facility, the newly-named (Canolfan PAWB Centre) at its internationally recognised School of Sport Health & Exercise Sciences.

Two new exercise physiology laboratories, which research the functioning of the human body and a large new teaching laboratory will extend and complement the School’s existing teaching and research resources. These address the range of health benefits from exercise and physical activity and also investigate performance, sport and extreme environments.

Publication date: 14 March 2017

Bangor University opens the first nuclear research institute in Wales

The first nuclear research institute in Wales has opened at Bangor University.  The Nuclear Futures Institute has been established with funding from the Welsh Government’s Sêr Cymru programme, which is helping to attract world leading researchers to Wales, with funding also coming from the European Regional Development Fund and from the University.

Publication date: 16 November 2017

Bangor University partnership nominated for Award

Horizon Nuclear Power are shortlisted for a prestigious Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services Award. 

The short-listing is for the collaboration and strategic engagement between the company and Bangor University, assisted by other partners such as National Skills Academy for Nuclear, Nuclear Graduates Programme and the North Wales Economic Ambition Board. The partnership aims to raise the profile of the Nuclear Industry, and the opportunities it offers to graduates, amongst staff and students at the University. 

Publication date: 5 April 2016

Bangor University Peer Support Volunteer of the Year 2013 Awarded

“Still makes sure we’re OK”, “Treated me with respect,”  “Has gone over & above what was needed and will probably carry on for the remainder of his time here,”                 “Is a big part of our friendship group”…

These glowing tributes and recommendations come from the nominations for one particular student for the Bangor University’s Peer Support Volunteer of the Year Award.

Publication date: 15 May 2013

Bangor University Peer Support Volunteer of the Year 2015 Awarded

When mention was made that the Peer Guide to receive the Peer Support Volunteer of the Years 2015 had texted her students to see if they were making progress with accommodation arrangements for next year, student Hannah Lee began to suspect that her name was about to be called out to receive Bangor University’s annual Award.

Publication date: 12 May 2015

Bangor University PhD Student takes part in new BBC Radio Wales feature

A Bangor University PhD student has had a fantastic opportunity of working as a resident historian for a new two-part music feature on BBC Radio Wales. 

Publication date: 2 September 2016

Bangor University placed in the Times Higher Education Art & Humanities rankings

Bangor University’s arts and humanities courses have been ranked second in Wales and amongst the top 250 worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 by subject released today.

Publication date: 13 September 2017

Bangor University plans action-packed week for their stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod

Mr Urdd will be in the dock during a mock trial at Bangor University’s stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod on Friday. The ‘trial’ will be staged by staff and students from the University’s School of Law, when the Urdd mascot Mr Urdd will play the part of the accused.

Publication date: 1 June 2012

Bangor University project aims to enhance NHS services

A new £300,000 project aims to ensure that NHS decisions about patient-focused services will be informed by greater in-depth feedback from patients.

The two-year project will improve the way researchers use existing qualitative research on health services, to increase the likelihood that it will be used by NHS decision-makers.

Publication date: 28 September 2015

Bangor University Psychologist to receive Hollywood Award

A Bangor University psychologist has been invited to Hollywood to collect a television and film industry Award.

Publication date: 21 October 2013

Bangor University ranked 7th in the UK for Agri-tech research

Bangor University was ranked 7th in the UK, and 1st in Wales, for the impact of its agri-tech research publications in the recent landmark review for the UK Government, “Encouraging a British Invention Revolution: Sir Andrew Witty’s Review of Universities and Growth”.

Publication date: 5 February 2014

Bangor University rated Gold

Bangor University has been awarded the Gold standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, and is the only University in Wales to achieve this standard.

The framework assesses universities against a range of criteria and is part of the UK government’s plans for raising standards in higher education. It also gives students more information so that they can make the most informed decisions when deciding which university to attend.

Publication date: 22 June 2017

Bangor University receives seven nominations for Whatuni Awards

Bangor University has been nominated for seven prestigious Whatuni Student Choice Awards for 2016, including one for overall University of the Year.

Publication date: 11 March 2016

Bangor University recently presented a cheque for over £12,000 to local charity Ty Gobaith

Bangor University recently presented a cheque for over £12,000 to local charity Ty Gobaith after another successful year of fundraising.

Publication date: 11 December 2013

Bangor University recognised for world-leading research

Bangor University’s research has a major impact around the world according to a national assessment of research quality (REF) published today.

Publication date: 18 December 2014

Bangor University Researchers follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott

We have been fascinated by Captain Scott’s fatal expedition to the geographic South Pole for many years. A hundred years on we continue to be fascinated with the Polar Regions and their exploration. Here we look at three women scientists at Bangor University whose research has led them to these regions.

Publication date: 17 January 2012

Bangor University Researchers Invited To Present Flagship Project To Welsh Assembly Members

Bangor University researchers have been invited to present their work to an audience of Assembly Members for the second time this year. Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker, from the Schools of Creative Studies and Media and Social Sciences respectively, were awarded £19,000 from Beacon for Wales to hold a touring exhibition of Jewish Life of North Wales. Beacon for Wales promotes public engagement work by universities, bringing the general public and universities together. The exhibition has so far visited Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bangor and is currently in Pwllheli, having attracted visitors from across Wales, Europe and the US. Fifty people attended a reception with kosher wine and snacks in Bangor University’s Main Arts Library to mark the arrival of the exhibition in Bangor.

Publication date: 4 November 2010

Bangor University Research Excellence Awards 2016

Bangor University is to highlight and celebrate the high standard of research at the University in a new Research Excellence Awards event to be held for the first time this December, and has just announced the Awards Shortlists.

The inaugural Awards will shine a spotlight on some of the University’s outstanding research teams and individuals.

The winners will be announced at an Awards dinner in Pontio on 5th December 2016.

Publication date: 26 October 2016

Bangor University research features on HORIZON

A research project running at Bangor University, with vital input from members of  communities across north Wales, features in the next BBC 2 science documentary programme Horizon (11 May 2016 BBC 2 8.00).

Publication date: 5 May 2016

Bangor University research into access to rare disease medicines

New research from Bangor University, shows that patients with rare diseases often experience a challenging journey that poses difficulties for the National Health Service. Researchers at the University's Centre of Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation at the University's School of Healthcare Sciencesfound that patients often face difficulties in diagnosing their condition, accessing specialist care, and having effective treatment available.

Publication date: 12 November 2015

Bangor University research is set to assist newly protected species

We know that trade and transport of ivory is strictly controlled to safeguard the elephants, and that other animal by-products such as the use of rhino horn is also controlled in an attempt to clamp down on the poaching and illegal trade which affects some of our most threatened species.

The list extends beyond those charismatic species that we’re probably all familiar with.

The organisation responsible for regulating and monitoring trade in wildlife products is the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), to which 183 countries are signatories.

Another group of species, the devil rays, has now joined that list following a recent CITES meeting, and as of today (4 April 2017) the new regulations will be implemented. One Bangor University student is to play a part in the safeguarding of the devil ray and the already protected manta ray.

Publication date: 4 April 2017

Bangor University retains place in World University Rankings

Bangor University has retained its position among the top 350 universities worldwide for the fourth year in succession, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today (Tuesday 5 September 2017).

Publication date: 5 September 2017

Bangor University retains place in World University Rankings

Bangor University has retained its position among the top 350 universities worldwide for the third year in succession according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today (Wednesday 21 September 2016). This success is despite an increase in the number of eligible universities. The latest table ranks 980 institutions from 79 countries, making it THE’s most comprehensive table to date.

With a strong focus on a university’s international research reputation, the results place Bangor University 38th out of the 91 UK universities that meet the table’s criteria for inclusion.

Publication date: 22 September 2016

Bangor University rewards outstanding impact from its research and enterprise activities

Projects which have benefited local and global communities were rewarded as Bangor University held its third annual Impact and Innovation Awards on the 3rd December 2015.

Publication date: 4 December 2015

Bangor University rewards staff for achieving Research Excellence

A new Research Excellence Awards event has just been held at Bangor University to celebrate the high standard of research at the University.

Publication date: 6 December 2016

Bangor University’s activities at the Eisteddfod

Bangor University is looking forward to an active week at the national Eisteddfod. Staff at the University have organised a week of activities on their stand on the Eisteddfod field.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness shortlisted for UK Health Award

Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) has been shortlisted for a prestigious UK health Award which highlights the people and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of health and wellbeing in the UK.

The Winners of this year’s Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing 2014 awarded by the Bevan Foundation and Aneurin Bevan Society, with the generous support of UNISON, the Open University and the Royal College of Midwives, will be announced at an event in London on Tuesday 15 July.

Publication date: 17 June 2014

Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness shortlisted for UK Health Award

Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) have been awarded  a prestigious UK health Award which highlights the people and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of health and wellbeing in the UK.

Publication date: 30 July 2014

Bangor University scientists take part in world-wide ocean health check

Scientists at Bangor University will be joining forces with marine scientists across the world on 21 June to take part in an ambitious global research project – Ocean Sampling Day.

80% of all life on Earth comes from the World Ocean which covers more than 70% of the Earth surface. Marine microorganisms are responsible for a smooth functioning of global elements’ cycles, however less than 1 % of them are known.  The School of Biological Sciences will join 150 research organisations from Iceland to Anatartica and from Moorea (French Polynesia) to South Africa to study and health check the world’s oceans.

Publication date: 18 June 2014

Bangor University’s continuing role at the centre of world Arthurian studies

Bangor University has been the centre of all things Arthurian this week, and indeed has been an important centre for the study of Arthurian Literature for over 50 years.

Publication date: 11 September 2013

Bangor University's contribution to Africa's newest nation

On Saturday 9th July 2011, the world will welcome its newest nation, the Republic of Southern Sudan (more usually called South Sudan), born out of the suffering caused by decades of civil war.

Publication date: 9 July 2011

Bangor University’s Dr Yue shortlisted for prestigious Newton Prize

Dr Liyang Yue of Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize for his project building a super-resolution metamaterial 3D printing system.

The Prize is an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that supports the economic development and social welfare of developing countries. Dr Yue is in with the chance of winning up to £200,000 from the Prize to be used to advance or develop the work further.

Publication date: 24 October 2017

Bangor University seals reputation for wetland science excellence

International award and groundbreaking new course confirms Bangor University as world leader in wetland science.

One of Bangor University's top academics has scooped a major scientific prize the same week as he launches a UK-first course.

Publication date: 16 July 2013

Bangor University’s English Drama Society present Saunders Lewis’ Iconic historical tragedy, Siwan

BEDS, Bangor’ University’s English Drama Society, will stage a production of the tragedy Siwan by Saunders Lewis on the 23rd and 24th of November at 7.30pm, in Pontio’s Theatr Bryn Terfel.

Publication date: 15 November 2016

Bangor University’s experts and students appear in Channel 4’s new series “Hidden Talent”

Dr Jamie Macdonald  and Dr Tim Woodman of Bangor University’s School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences have been advising on a Channel 4 Series and will be appearing in the first show of the new series: Hidden Talent at 21.00 on Tuesday 24.4.12, along with some students from the University.

Hidden Talent is a new six-part series which discovers people with extraordinary hidden talents they never even dreamed they had. Hundreds of randomly selected people are put through a series of tests to identify those with hidden abilities, and nine participants discover if they can go from being a total novice to a top class performer in record time.

Publication date: 20 April 2012

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

Bangor University’s gender equality commitment earns Athena SWAN award

Bangor University has been awarded a bronze award under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science. The Athena SWAN awards recognise commitment and success in developing practices to support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in academia.

Publication date: 23 April 2015

Bangor University shortlisted for the best Postgraduate Prospectus in the UK

Bangor University has been shortlisted for the best Postgraduate Prospectus in the UK at this year’s Heist Awards for marketing in education.

Publication date: 7 July 2013

Bangor University shortlisted in Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2014

Bangor University has been shortlisted for a Prospects Postgraduate Award, the only annual accolades solely dedicated to celebrating best practice and the most exciting developments in UK postgraduate education.

Publication date: 29 October 2014

Bangor University short video shortlisted for the THE World University Rankings video competition

A short video which captures the three best things about Bangor University has been shortlisted for the Time Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings video competition.

Publication date: 30 October 2013

Bangor University shows knowledge can travel from children to adults

A new study by Bangor scientists shows that environmental education can positively influence the knowledge and attitudes of children.  The paper, published in the journal Animal Conservation, also shows that knowledge gained by children about lemur conservation can be transferred to their parents

Publication date: 14 August 2014

Bangor University signs 10-year partnership agreement with Oxford International

Bangor University has signed a new partnership with Oxford International Education, a unique accredited education provider, a world leader in education in the UK and Canada.

The partnership will launch Bangor International College (BIC), an embedded college on the university campus, which will teach the first stages of a range of integrated and incorporated undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for international students at the university.

Publication date: 25 April 2016

Bangor University’s innovative course to develop business focused creativity

Be inspired, creative, sustainable, solvent and convincing:

Bangor University has cut through traditional academic boundaries to bring students from different subjects together to compete in  multi-disciplinary teams for an 'Enterprise by Design' challenge with a winning prize of £2,500.

Publication date: 18 April 2011

Bangor University's Language Scheme Sets the Standard

On Tuesday 7 May, Bangor University will reinforce its commitment to the Welsh language when the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Hughes, launches its revised Language Scheme.

Publication date: 3 May 2013

Bangor University's Marine Scientists participate in World Fisheries Congress

The official flag of the World Fisheries Congress has resided at Bangor University for the four years since the last Congress in Yokohama when Professor Michel Kaiser of the School of Ocean Sciences was handed the baton for the upcoming 6th World Fisheries Congress which will open next  Tuesday 8th May at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Publication date: 3 May 2012

Bangor University soars in World Rankings

Bangor University has risen 60 places in a newly published league table. The University is now listed in 411th position in the world in this year’s influential ‘QS World University Rankings’ (www.topuniversities.com).

Publication date: 17 September 2015

Bangor University’s part in the world’s largest Marine Reserve

Bangor University is playing a significant role in the management of the world’s largest marine reserve.

Publication date: 18 December 2015

Bangor University’s Peer Guides thanked as one receives Award

Around 500 Bangor University students have been congratulated and awarded certificates in thanks for the vital role they have been playing in supporting their fellow students.

Bangor University runs one of the oldest and largest ‘Peer Guiding Schemes’ in any UK university. The trained ‘Peer Guides’ play a vital role in assisting new students to settle in to university life, helping with everything from  the practicalities of moving in and finding their way around university, to  assisting in supporting students in adapting to university life and signposting them to further  information and support when necessary.

Publication date: 21 April 2016

Bangor University's President welcomes the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, H.E Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, to a special reunion event in Bahrain

H.E. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain and Chairman of the Specific Council for Vocational Training (Banking Sector) of the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), was recently welcomed to a special alumni reunion in Bahrain by Bangor University’s President, Professor John G. Hughes.

Publication date: 11 September 2015

Bangor University’s Prof John Witcombe receives prestigious award

Prof John Witcombe, Professorial Fellow in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, received his award as Development Agriculturalist of the Year for 2014 from the Tropical Agriculture Association recently.

Publication date: 19 December 2014

Bangor University’s Property and Campus Services team win prestigious national award

Bangor University’s Property and Campus Services team has won the title of Principal Contractor of the Year at the National CDM Awards on Thursday 27th October organised by the Association of Project Safety. The title was awarded for the University’s work on the fitting out of the Pontio building in Bangor. The University’s team was also shortlisted for the Client of the Year award.

Publication date: 11 November 2016

Bangor University’s Santander Entrepreneurship Pitchers

Three Bangor University students are have been selected to represent the University in the regional finals of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards competition.

Having competed against over thirty entries to be selected as the final shortlist of six student projects, PhD graduate Ned Hartfiel and Psychology Masters students Alex Bailey and Daniel Pascoe were awarded a cheque for £200 for their entries, and will be eligible for business support through B-Enterprising at the University’s Careers & Employability Service.  

Publication date: 30 March 2017

Bangor University’s satisfied students

Bangor University continues to rise in popularity among its students. The University again retains its place at 14th in the UK and is second in Wales in a new university experience survey (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016).

Publication date: 17 March 2016

Bangor University’s satisfied students

Bangor University continues to rise in popularity among its students. The University has risen to 12th place in the UK and is the only university in Wales to make the top 15 in a new university experience survey (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017).

Publication date: 23 March 2017

Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences exhibits at Westminster

Bangor University’s world renowned School of Ocean Sciences was invited to exhibit at the House of Commons recently, by Ynys Môn MP, Albert Owen.

Publication date: 16 December 2011

Bangor University’s second round University Challenge appearance

Having won their first round programme of University Challenge, by beating neighbouring Aberystwyth University by a resounding 230 points to 110, Bangor University’s team now compete in their second round match of television’s most difficult quiz show. You can watch the programme, on Monday 25 November on BBC 2 at 8.00pm.

Publication date: 20 November 2013

Bangor’ University’s Second Science Festival offers something for all

Bangor’ University’s Second Science Festival offers something for all

Wild science, the microscopic world, geological time scales, hands on events and lectures - there’s something to interest and delight everyone at Bangor University’s second Bangor Science Festival. The Festival events are at various venues and dates between 7-18 March 2012 and are free to attend.

Publication date: 27 February 2012

Bangor University‘s sought-after graduates

Newly released statistics show that Bangor University graduates are increasingly sought after in the market place. The results show that 93.8% of last year’s graduates are in work or further study, six months after graduation.

The great results come from the latest employment statistics for the UK (Higher Education Statistics Agency data) revealing that Bangor University out-performs the UK average in terms of the employability of its students, and is in line with the Welsh average.

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Bangor University’s Students’ Union put Bangor on the map at the annual NUS Wales Awards.

Bangor Students' Union not only won the Course Rep of the Year and Union Staff Member of the Year categories at the annual NUS Wales Awards this year but were also highly commended in the Union of the Year category.

Publication date: 21 March 2013

Bangor University Stadium announced as new name for Bangor City FC Ground following landmark partnership deal

The home of Bangor City Football Club will be renamed the Bangor University Stadium after a new partnership was agreed with the local university.

Bangor University will become Bangor City’s stadium naming rights partner as part of a three year agreement, the second change of stadium name since the football club moved to Nantporth in 2012.

Publication date: 27 August 2015

Bangor University Staff Awarded for their Achievements in Learning Welsh

In a joint event between Bangor University and the North Wales Welsh for Adults Centre, 33 members of the University staff and post-graduates were awarded certificates for achievements in WJEC second language Welsh examinations and Welsh in the Workplace qualifications. A small ceremony was organised to celebrate the learners’ success during the national ‘Celebrate your Welsh day: Shw’mae, S’mae’ recently.

Publication date: 27 October 2014

Bangor University staff member wins inaugural Eryri50 Ultra Tour of Snowdonia

John Parkinson, acting Head of Bangor University’s School of Psychology is also a mean fell-runner. John Parkinson has just won the men’s category of the inaugural Eryri50 ultra Tour of Snowdonia (Sat 13 September).

Publication date: 18 September 2014

Bangor University’s The Great War Exhibition runs until March 2015

August 1914 was the month Sir Edward Grey exclaimed “The lamps are going out all over Europe …We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” August 2014 will mark one hundred years of Britain going to war with Germany, with worldwide plans in place for commemoration and reflection on a conflict which had a fundamental effect on the course of our history.

Publication date: 4 August 2014

Bangor University strengthens research links with Brazil

After signing a research co-operation agreement with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in June 2012, making Bangor the first Welsh University to establish a research partnership with FAPESP, Bangor University is pleased to announce the first research projects funded under the co-operation programme.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Bangor University student awarded Ebola Medal

Following Sierra Leone has being declared free of the Ebola virus, a Bangor University PhD student has been awarded a medal in recognition of her bravery and dedication in tackling the crisis in West Africa.

Publication date: 9 November 2015

Bangor University Student Christmas Market

If you’re looking for unique Christmas gifts for your friends and family, look no further than Bangor University’s Student Christmas Market, which will be held on Friday, 6th December at the University’s Prichard-Jones Hall, between 12 – 5 pm.

Publication date: 4 December 2013

Bangor University student film nominated for RTS Student TV Award

A short film created by an alumnus and current student at Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media has been nominated for a Royal Television Society 2014 Student Television Award in the Postgraduate Drama category.

Publication date: 12 May 2015

Bangor University student Film on RTS Television Awards shortlist

Good luck to School of Creative Studies and Media graduate Andrew Pritchard! Today (18 March) Andy, from Groeslon, near Caernarfon, finds out if his shortlisted film Snowdonia: open all year is to be successful in the Wales round of the RTS Student Television Awards.

Publication date: 18 March 2016

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

Bangor University students and graduates work with local social enterprise to champion green product development

Bangor based company ‘Greenhouse’ (Ty Gwydr) Bangor describes itself as an independent community resource centre working for a sustainable future.  Greenhouse Ltd, a local social enterprise established 30 years ago to raise awareness on green issues and climate change, has been termed ‘the first formal networking centre in Britain’. A new trading website has been developed ‘eBuyGreen’ which is a collaboration Greenhouse and the two Greenhouse directors, Chris Walker and Xuejiao Li (Jojo) – the underlying ethos being to have a site where customers can find good value, organic products that can be trusted to have legitimate green credentials.

Publication date: 4 August 2014

Bangor University students assist new Amlwch football team

As we look forward to this summer's European Championships, two Bangor University students have been assisting a new football team in Amlwch for a new series on S4C.

Publication date: 22 May 2016

Bangor University students awarded prestigious Drapers’ Company medals

Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences students were presented with the Drapers’ Medals at a recent ceremony. 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 February 2017

Bangor University students awarded prestigious Drapers’ Company medals

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: 22 February 2016

Bangor University students awarded prestigious Drapers’ Company medals

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: 21 May 2015

Bangor University Students became ‘Dementia Friends’ in the run up to Dementia Awareness week

On Monday 8th Bangor University School of Healthcare Sciences invited Theresa Davies to deliver a Dementia Friends session for a class of nurses in Wrexham.  

Publication date: 18 May 2017

Bangor University Students conquer Kilimanjaro

After six days of blood, sweat and tears a group of Bangor University students triumphantly reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, all in the name of charity.

Publication date: 22 October 2015

Bangor University Students Demonstrating Excellent Employability

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: 8 May 2015

Bangor University student selected for Welsh Universities Rugby Union Team

A Bangor University student has been selected to play for the Welsh Students Rugby Union team this season.

Publication date: 22 April 2015

Bangor University student sells film rights to latest best-seller

A student studying at Bangor University has just sold the film rights for his second novel- an Indian bestseller. Ashwin Sanghi’s novel Chanakya’s Chant is to be adapted into a film by UTV Motion Pictures.

Publication date: 5 July 2011

Bangor University Students Get Crafty

Handmade crafts dominated Bangor University’s Student Christmas Market this year, showcasing the creativity of student across many disciplines. Nearly 2,000 visitors came through the doors and once again it proved a perfect place for buying Christmas presents while supporting the efforts of student traders. It was exciting to have representation from numerous emerging new businesses who seized the opportunity to test trade their products and hone their entrepreneurial skills in the process.

Publication date: 9 December 2016

Bangor University Students get ready for Medieval Weekend

Join King Arthur and his knights for a fun-filled weekend of fighting, feasting, theatre, music and adventure! Beaumaris Castle and Bangor University student societies come together once again to provide medieval entertainment, including live theatre, archery displays, medieval combat, folk music, and an exciting plot throughout the weekend of 6 and 7 June.

Publication date: 18 May 2015

Bangor university students get their acts together for Conwy Festival

Bangor University Students’ Union’s societies turned out in force to take part and strut their stuff in the extremely popular Conwy Feast Festival. Bangor University Medieval Re-enactment Society, Bangor English Dramatic Society (BEDS) and Cadi Ha Morris Dancing Troupe were all invited to the festival after the highly successful Medieval Day Out in Beaumaris at the end of the last academic year.

Publication date: 26 October 2011

Bangor University student shines in International Student Awards 2011.

German student Ilka Johanna Illers, who is in her second year of a BSc Ocean Science degree at Bangor University, has been named Wales’ International Student of the Year 2011 in a prestigious competition organised by the British Council.  

Publication date: 25 March 2011

Bangor University student shortlisted for national award

Bangor University’s Students’ Union Vice-President for Societies and Community Elect has been shortlisted for national award.

Publication date: 25 May 2016

Bangor University students look forward to the launch of their first App

Publication date: 15 March 2013

Bangor University students meet the Duke of Cambridge in China

Conservation students from Bangor University met the Duke of Cambridge while in China.  In the country as part of the 2 Dragon Garden project which links Bangor University’s Treborth Botanic Gardens and Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Gardens (XTBG), the students met Prince William while taking part in a conference on illegal wildlife trade being attended by the Duke.

Publication date: 4 March 2015

Bangor University Students Release New Books

Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media are pleased to announce the publication dates for two anthologies – Blue Pencils and SCSM’s Media Medley. Four students in the School of Creative Studies and Media (SCSM) have been working together for the past four months to produce and publish an anthology of short, original fiction. 

Publication date: 12 May 2017

Bangor University Students support Anglesey Sixth Formers

Bangor University students have been taking part in Pontio’s learning and mentoring programme PROFI over the last few months culminating in a Dragon’s Den style event at Neuadd Reichel on Tuesday 10th February.

Publication date: 20 February 2015

Bangor University students support top contemporary-folk duo

Bangor University students had an amazing opportunity to perform with a top contemporary-folk duo at the St Mary’s halls of residence recently.

Publication date: 6 May 2016

Bangor University Students’ Union Wins for the Environment

Bangor University Students’ Union has picked up not one or two but three Awards for their environmental work recently.

Publication date: 11 May 2011

Bangor University Students’ Union wins National Environmental Award

Bangor Students’ Union was recently named Union of the Year (non commercial) at the National Union of Students (NUS) Green Impact Awards in Manchester.

The awards recognise the environmental work of students’ unions around the country and this year had a record 105 unions competing. The awards are part of the NUS Green Impact initiative which provides environmental accreditation for students’ unions, helping unions to showcase great environmental practice.

Publication date: 20 April 2012

Bangor University student to lead uncharted river expedition

A sports science student from Bangor University has been selected to lead the UK’s finest white-water kayakers in an extended trip to discover new stretches of world class waters.

Publication date: 15 January 2015

Bangor University student to use new role to inspire others to get involved in volunteering

Bangor University student volunteer Ashlee Prince has been chosen to lead the Wales Points of Light Network of Young Community Leaders after inspiring award organisers with her long term commitment to volunteering.

Publication date: 12 January 2016

Bangor University student wins national award

Bangor University’s Students’ Union Vice-President for Societies and Community Elect has won a national award.

Publication date: 13 June 2016

Bangor University subjects join elite in world table

Newly published analysis of the latest influential QS World University Rankings, which saw Bangor University soar to 411th position worldwide, now provides further information on rankings for different subject areas among the world’s best universities.

Six subjects and one subject area taught at Bangor University feature among the world’s elite universities in this year’s release of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, with Agriculture and Forestry appearing in the top 100 institutions worldwide who teach the subject and rising from among last year’s 200 top Universities.

Publication date: 8 March 2017

Bangor University subjects make the grade in world table

Newly published analysis of the 2016 edition of the influential QS World University Rankings, which saw Bangor University soar 60 places to 411th position worldwide, now provides further information on rankings for different subject areas among the world’s best universities.

Publication date: 23 March 2016

Bangor University support proposal to relocate S4C’s HQ to Caernarfon

Bangor University has declared its support for the proposal to relocate the headquarters of S4C to Caernarfon.

Publication date: 3 March 2014

Bangor University Supports Fairtrade Fortnight 2016

Bangor University is calling on all students, staff and members of the local community to join in the celebrations for Fairtrade Fortnight 2016, which begins on the 29th of February.

Publication date: 24 February 2016

Bangor University’s Vice Chancellor opens new section of Wales Coast Path

The latest section of the Wales Coast Path was opened by the Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University, Professor John Hughes on Tuesday October 4th at the University’s Treborth Botanic Garden.

Publication date: 5 October 2011

Bangor University’s Winter Graduation Ceremony

Over 300 degrees were awarded to Bangor University students at its winter graduation ceremony recently.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

Bangor University’s Winter Graduation Ceremony

Over a hundred and twenty postgraduate degrees were awarded to Bangor University students at its first winter graduation ceremony recently.

Publication date: 17 December 2015

Bangor University team crowned Gaelic Football Champions

Bangor University’s Gaelic Football team are celebrating a surprise win at the British University GAA Championships in Birmingham.

Publication date: 9 March 2011

Bangor University teams up with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Bangor University, via its BioComposites Centre, has been accepted as a ‘network university’ by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a charity dedicated to promoting the idea of a ‘circular economy’.

Publication date: 26 July 2016

Bangor University through to Sustain Wales Awards Finals

Bangor University has reached the 2016 finals of the prestigious Sustain Wales Awards. The 2016 Awards will bring together over 150 business leaders, innovators, community pioneers, educators and their teams, and are open to any business, organisation or individual that can demonstrate a positive impact and approach to sustainable development within their business or community.

Publication date: 30 September 2016

Bangor University to assist in training future soil scientists

Bangor University is to play a crucial role in training scientists of the future who will improve our understanding of soils, which are key to tackling many of today’s global challenges, including food, water and energy security.

Publication date: 14 October 2014

Bangor University to lead a Science and Innovation Audit

Bangor University has been chosen by the UK Government to lead a Science and Innovation Audit of the North West Nuclear Arc Consortium, and to participate as partners in two other audits.

Twelve Science and Innovation Audits will map local research, innovation, and infrastructure strengths. Bangor University will lead an audit into the North West Nuclear Arc Consortium, together with support from Welsh Government, North West England LEPs, the University of Manchester’s Dalton Institute, and the National Nuclear Laboratory.

Publication date: 20 October 2017

Bangor University to lead multi million pound Europe-wide project to study the history of our seas

The history of the European marine environment during the past thousand years is the target of a €3.1 million (£2.6 million) project, funded by the European Union and led by scientists from School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University.  The project, which also involves researchers from Norway, Germany, France, Croatia, Portugal and the Netherlands, will use the shells of very long-lived molluscs as a record of environmental change over the past thousand years.  It builds on research originally developed at Bangor by Professor James Scourse and Professor Chris Richardson that led in 2007 to the discovery of the longest-lived animal known to science – a clam from Iceland that had lived for 507 years.

Publication date: 24 September 2013

Bangor University top of the Welsh class for Teaching Excellence

Bangor is the best University in Wales for its teaching, and is placed in the top 15 of UK universities for teaching excellence according to the Sunday Times University Guide for 2012.

Publication date: 9 September 2011

Bangor University to reward outstanding impact from its research and enterprise activities

Twelve projects at Bangor University have been shortlisted for the University’s third annual Impact and Innovation Awards 2015, supported by Santander Universities.

These prestigious awards at Bangor University recognise and celebrate the recent impact that the University’s research, innovation and enterprise activities have on the wider economy and society. This year, the University is also introducing a new award category, Outstanding Contribution to Wales, to recognise activities that have led to impact of national significance in Wales.

Publication date: 27 November 2015

Bangor University to take Business expertise to the City of London

Bangor University is set to be the only Welsh higher education institution to take its teaching into London as the University’s Bangor Business School, currently ranked as the leading institution in the UK for Accounting and Finance research, launches a new teaching base in the City.

Publication date: 25 November 2010

Bangor University to work with clinical academics in South India to prevent deaths by suicide

A social psychiatrist from  the University's School of Social Sciences is leading a team of psychiatrists and social scientists to work with colleagues in South India to prevent deaths by suicide.

Publication date: 21 August 2015

Bangor University unites employers and students at unique law careers fair

With 91% of first degree Law graduates in work or further study six months after graduating and a commitment to improving the career prospects of its students, it’s easy to see why Bangor University Law School is ranked as the no.1 law school in Wales, according to the latest league tables from The Guardian.

One of the ways in which the School aims to enhance its students’ employability is through its annual Law Fair, where aspiring young lawyers have an invaluable opportunity to meet and network with some of the region’s most prominent employers, including solicitors and barristers, as well as those from the non-legal sector.

Publication date: 29 October 2015

Bangor University Website shortlisted for Award

Bangor University’s Website has been shortlisted for the Best Website Award in the annual Heist marketing awards.

These annual awards are the principal awards for the HE marketing sector, and the winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in July.

Publication date: 30 June 2014

Bangor University welcomes Central College

Bangor University welcomed a delegation from Central College, Iowa in March. Delegates had an opportunity to see the facilities on campus, meet with staff and formally re-sign a partnership agreement.

Publication date: 14 March 2012

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

Bangor University welcomes latest Sustainable Fisheries Accreditation

Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences has welcomed the news that the fishery producing Manx Queenies, the Isle of Man’s queen scallops, has been awarded a sustainability certification under the Marine Stewardship Council programme. 

Experts in sustainable fisheries at the School have worked with the Isle of Man  (IOM) Government’s Department of Environment Food and Agriculture since 2006, to advise them how to manage the fishery sustainably.

Publication date: 19 May 2011

Bangor University welcomes new £17m project to grow world-class scientific research in Wales

Economy and Science Minister, Edwina Hart, has today (Wednesday, 9 September) announced more than £17m funding to bring up to 90 new research fellows from across Europe to grow Wales’ world class scientific research.

Beating off competition from across Europe, the Welsh Government has secured £7m from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND scheme, which is part of the EU Horizon 2020 programme. The Welsh Government, in partnership with Welsh Universities, will provide £10m match-funding and these fellows will work with the best researchers in Wales based at Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities, as well as the University of South Wales.

Publication date: 9 September 2015

Bangor University welcomes opportunity to work with nuclear training providers

Bangor University has welcomed Horizon Nuclear Power’s recent announcement of a partnership with Tecnatom, a global nuclear training services provider, as it looks to grow the future operational workforce for its Wylfa Newydd nuclear new-build project on Anglesey, North Wales.

Publication date: 21 July 2017

Bangor University wetland scientists star in BBC show

Wetland scientists from Bangor University have featured in a BBC show on one of Wales’ most important habitats.

 

Two members of the Bangor Wetlands Group at the  School of Biological Sciences appeared on BBC Radio Wales’ popular Science Café series.

Publication date: 30 September 2015

Bangor University wins Sustain Wales Award

Bangor University came first in the Sustain Wales Awards Further Education category.  The Award recognised the educational institution that demonstrated strong evidence of impact or innovation, and was sponsored by Acuity Legal.

More than 11,000 individuals participated in the vote and we extend a special ‘thank you’ to all who voted for Bangor University!  Congratulations to all the other eight winners and nominees; it was inspiring to learn of all the excellent work on sustainability taking place across Wales.

Publication date: 29 November 2016

Bangor University Wins UK Award

Bangor University has received a prestigious Award at an event in London, as a direct result of rave reviews by the University’s own students. Having been nominated in seven out of ten categories for the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for 2016 including one for overall University of the Year, Bangor University won the Award for Best University Accommodation.

Publication date: 15 April 2016

Bangor University Wins UK Award

Bangor University has received a prestigious Award at an event in London, as a direct result of rave reviews by the University’s own students.

Having received six out of nine nominations for the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for 2015 including one for overall University of the Year, the University received the Award for Best University Clubs & Societies. University staff were also pleased to have been placed  third in the UK for accommodation, fourth in the UK in the Student Support category, and seventh in the overall University of the Year category.

Publication date: 24 April 2015

Bangor University Wins UK Award

Bangor University is the best University in the UK for its Students’ Union Clubs and Societies and is the third best University in the UK according to this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017, with the nominations based on the excellent reviews and opinions of the University’s own students.

Publication date: 7 April 2017

Bangor University Words/Music researchers involved in two events in central London

Lecturer in French Dr Helen Abbott and Honorary Research Fellow in French pianist Sholto Kynoch co-presented a session on their ongoing research collaboration looking at the performance of French song recently.

Publication date: 19 May 2011

Bangor victorious on University Challenge

Bangor University took on and beat Scotland’s oldest University, the University of St Andrews in the traditional arena for university students: University Challenge on BBC 2 Wales at 8.00 pm last night (September 24th).

Publication date: 21 September 2012

Bangor website amongst the best in the UK.

Bangor University's website has been voted as one of the best university sites in the UK by prospective students.

A report published in the Times Higher Education today (Thursday, August 19) ranks Bangor's website amongst the most effective sites, in terms of providing potential students with the information they need to decide where to study.

Publication date: 23 August 2010

Bangor Welcomes Coleg Cymraeg Posts and Provision

Once again this year, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has funded more lecturers to teach in various fields at universities across Wales.

Publication date: 14 September 2015

Bangor Wins Prestigious Higher Education Academy Award

Three academics from Bangor University have been awarded a prestigious Higher Education Academy (HEA) award to support the development of learning and teaching across UK higher education.

Dr Nichola Callow, Dr James Hardy and Dr Calum Arthur of Bangor University’s School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences are to lead a programme researching “The effect of transformational supervision on student engagement, retention and success.”

Publication date: 30 May 2012

Bangor wins the Inter-Collegiate Eisteddfod

Welsh students from universities across Wales enjoyed a week-end of competing and socialising at the Inter Collegiate Eisteddfod, held in Bangor recently (February 17 - 19).

Publication date: 20 February 2012

Bangor Young Enterprise team pick up Award in London

Congratulations to Bangor University's 'University of Ales' team who represented Wales in the UK finals of the Young Enterprise Start Up Programme in Canary Wharf, Londonrecently. the Team won the Best Investment Proposal/Company Report- one of the four Awards presented on the night.

Publication date: 19 May 2013

Barney the dog finds 50 year old drifter

A keen fell-walker and beachcomber was surprised by what his dog Barney found on a beach recently.

Publication date: 15 August 2014

BARN magazine is 50 years old

Barn magazine, which offers independent and intelligent feedback to all the excitement of contemporary Wales and the rest of the world, is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. In collaboration with the School of Welsh, Bangor University, a reception will be held on the University’s stand at the National Eisteddfod of Wales on Tuesday, August 7 at 3.30, to launch its summer double issue.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Bar Uno Serendipity Give Away!

The recent Serendipity 2 event at Maes Glas Sports Centre was a great success and saw one student leave with a great give away!

Publication date: 7 February 2011

Battling over getting your child to read? Help may be at hand!

A reluctance to do any reading may be a classic sign of dyslexia, but there may be other tell-tale signs that can raise a parent’s concern according to Joanna Dunton of Bangor University’s Miles Dyslexia Centre.

Speaking ahead of Dyslexia Awareness Week, (3- 9 November) Language Therapist Jo Dunton explained that children with dyslexia might be having difficulties with reading, spelling and writing, but also with social skills, and with other seemingly unrelated areas.

Publication date: 3 November 2014

BBC commissions two documentaries based on research at Bangor University

Research at Bangor University into Jewish life in Wales will be broadcast by the BBC in August. Two radio documentaries to be broadcast in Welsh and English combine the research work of three academics in the University’s College of Arts Education & Humanities.  They can be heard at 13.15 on 11 August on Radio Cymru (Terfysg Tredegar) and on Sunday 14 at 17.30 on Radio Wales (The Tredegar Riots http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013bzm0 ).

Publication date: 10 August 2011

BBC Countryfile appearance for Bangor University scientists

Think of reefs and your mind may wander to blue tropical oceans or the famous Barrier Reef. But reefs exist in a variety of locations- and not all are made of coral…

Publication date: 14 June 2013

BBC Filming in Psychology Imaging Unit

On Friday 14th September the BBC are filming in Bangor's School of Psychology Imaging Unit with Professor Downing and Dr Mullins.

Publication date: 14 September 2012

BBC Radio Cymru Resident Poet

Chaired poet and Director of Canolfan Bedwyr, Dr Llion Jones, has taken on a new role as resident poet for the BBC’s Welsh language radio station Radio Cymru, this month.

Publication date: 4 June 2014

BBC’s The One Show revisits Beatles’ Bangor visit

Remember to watch The One Show on BBC 1 at 7.00 on Tuesday 23 November to find out about when The Beatles came to Bangor.

Publication date: 22 November 2010

BEACON wins prestigious European Commission RegioStars award

A prestigious European Commission RegioStars Award 2014 has been won by the BEACON Biorefining Centre of Excellence, an innovative Welsh research partnership dedicated to developing industrial products from plants to reduce reliance on fossil-based resources such as coal and gas.

Publication date: 31 March 2014

Be amazed at Brambell Natural History Museum, Bangor University

Bangor University’s Brambell Natural History Museum, will be open to the public on Saturday, 4th November as part of the Welsh Museums Festival.  The theme of the day is ‘Animals in Welsh Mythology’. Using specimens from the Museum as inspiration, workshops on drawing from specimens to create imaginative collages, prints, narrative and illustrations with be held with artist Jŵls Williams.

Publication date: 1 November 2017

Be amazed at the Natural History Museum, Brambell Building, Bangor University

Museums across Wales are getting ready to celebrate and promote Wales’ outstanding cultural offer at the second Welsh Museums Festival from 24 October – 1 November. Over 100 events and exhibitions will be on offer for the whole family from sleepovers, talks, walks, hunts and handling sessions to archaeologist digs, re-enactments, dressing up, tea parties and Halloween themed activities.

Publication date: 12 October 2015

#bedwyr20: Celebrating 20 years of Canolfan Bedwyr

In the first in a series of events to celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University’s centre for Welsh language services, research and technology, will be hosting an open afternoon on Tuesday 13 September.

Publication date: 8 September 2016

Beer, Bread and Better Health

Soapbox Science Swansea 6.6.15

There is apparently a connection between, beer, bread and better health- and that connection is yeast.

Jessica Fletcher, a scientist from Bangor University, will be explaining to the public what that connection is in aSoapbox Science’ event at Swansea University on Saturday 6 June.

Publication date: 27 May 2015

Behaviour Change helps Sustainable Social Enterprise of the Year

A local social enterprise has won a national award with the support of an innovative research centre. Antur Waunfawr was presented with the Sustain Wales Sustainable Social Enterprise 2015 Award at a ceremony in Cardiff. The enterprise was encouraged to apply for the award following a successful project with the Wales Centre for Behaviour Change at Bangor University to create an Impact Report.

Publication date: 27 November 2015

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

B-Enterprising Business Start-Up School

This Easter a group of students and graduates came together for Bangor’s annual Business Start-Up School, organised by the B-Enterprising Project, part of the University’s Careers and Employability Service.  Over twenty-five students from a variety of academic subject backgrounds attended the series of workshops over a four day period.

Publication date: 12 May 2011

B-Enterprising hosts ‘The Story of an Entrepreneur’

Recently, Bangor students and staff enjoyed a presentation from a panel of four entrepreneurs who presented their experience of starting and running a successful business and the highs and lows of self-employment and entrepreneurialism.

Publication date: 1 December 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

Best UK radiography course tops University league table

Bangor University is listed as the best place to study Radiography according to the Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016. Bangor‘s Radiography students also had the best graduate prospects of any UK radiography graduates and the University was listed 3rd for radiography entry standards.

Bangor University also appears among the top 10 UK universities for a further five subjects. In addition to Radiography, these are Celtic Studies (Welsh) (2nd), Social Policy (2nd), Agriculture & Forestry (7th),Creative Writing (8th) and Education (10th).

Publication date: 28 September 2015

Best wishes to Steve as he carries the Olympic Flame today

Steve Barnard, an MSc student at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences is running with the London 2012 Olympic Torch in Morecambe on July 22.

Publication date: 22 June 2012

Bigger, more intensive dairy farms may also mean bigger milk footprints

A new study published in Global Change Biology challenges the idea that the trend towards larger, more intensive dairy farms mitigates climate change by shrinking the carbon footprint of milk production. A team of animal nutrition experts and environmental modellers from Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities looked beyond the farm-system boundaries of typical carbon footprint studies to account for indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emission consequences considering changes to dairy feed production and to beef farms that may compete with dairy farms for grassland.

Publication date: 29 September 2017

Bilingual Prescription labels can now be introduced

A Welsh language or bilingual service is vital for the welfare of Welsh speaking patients, according to an enquiry by the Welsh Language Commissioner.  A recommendation endorsed by the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Wales is for bilingual labels on prescription medicines to be made available to patients.

A team comprising language specialists and pharmacists at Bangor University and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has made the first step by translating 30 cautionary instructions given to patients on prescription medicines.

Publication date: 24 February 2016

Bio-economy innovation recognised

The BEACON Bio-refining Centre of Excellence, an innovative research centre dedicated to developing industrial products from plants to reduce reliance on fossil-based resources such as coal and gas, has been shortlisted for the European Commission’s RegioStarts Awards 2014.

Publication date: 2 September 2013

Biological Sciences Alumnus pens best-selling book

A Bangor University alumnus recalls a heart-thumping account of surviving the sinking of a fishing boat in the waters of Antarctica in his best-selling book, Last Man Off.

Publication date: 16 December 2014

Biotechnology for green Pesticides

Bangor University in conjunction with Almac Group and Hockley International have been awarded a grant to develop an organic natural based pesticide. The work will be carried out at the University’s College of Natural Sciences (CNS) and Almac’s laboratories based in Northern Ireland commencing in September.

Publication date: 22 July 2014

Bird-brained? Not at all: Reed Warblers reveal a magnetic map

We all marvel at those mammals, birds and insects who migrate long distances, and at their innate ability to reach a destination thousands of miles away.

Scientists are still trying to unravel all the mechanisms involved. Now, one group of scientists believe that they have revealed one system being used by some migrating birds, and it reveals a fascinating ‘world-map’ that many of us would marvel at.

Publication date: 17 August 2017

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

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

Blackout Wales at Bangor University

As part of Bangor University’s efforts to highlight and reduce its energy usage‚ the University will be joining Universities across Wales in “Blackout Wales”, a major exercise on the evening of Friday 21st March.

Publication date: 11 March 2014

Bloomageddon: seven clever ways bluebells win the woodland turf war

The appearance of vivid bluebell carpets in British woodlands is a sure and spectacular sign of spring. Bluebells – Hyacinthoides non-scripta (L.) Chouard ex Rothm – are Britain’s favourite wildflower and particularly fine carpets attract visitors to well-known sites such as Kew Gardens in London and Coed Cefn in Powys, Wales.

This article by Vera Thoss, Lecturer in Chemistry, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 10 April 2017

Blowing the whistle on blowing the whistle at the top of Snowdon

Before Hafod Eryri, the exciting new visitor centre, opened at the top of Wales’ highest peak, the Stationmaster would announce the departure of the train by blowing his whistle. This did not quite seem in keeping with the new 21century development so Snowdon Mountain Railway (SMR) turned to Bangor University for assistance.

The result has been the installation of a brand-new fully-automated announcement system for Hafod Eryri, which is now fully operational and has quickly become an essential for the day to day running of the summit terminus.

Publication date: 2 November 2010

Blue Planet II: can we really halt the coral reef catastrophe?

The third episode of the BBC’s Blue Planet II spectacularly described a series of fascinating interactions between species on some of the most pristine reefs in the world. These reefs, analogous to bustling cities, are powered by sunlight, and provide space and services for a wealth of marine life.

This article by John Turner, Professor & Dean of Postgraduate Research, School of Ocean Sciences was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 15 November 2017

‘Bodedern’s musical success

During the National Eisteddfod of Wales’s hymn-singing festival in Bodedern (Anglesey) broadcast on Sunday evening, August 6th, a former Bangor University School of Music doctoral researchers gained a resounding success.

Dr Godfrey Wyn Williams from Pontcysyllte (nr. Llangollen) was awarded the Eisteddfod’s prize for composing an original hymn tune. Following several successes in local and regional festivals throughout Wales (inc. Eisteddfod Llandegfan, Llanrwst, Treuddyn, Mynytho, Bancffosfelen, Powys & Lampeter), Godfrey’s talent was given national recognition and a truly memorable performance during the televised cymanfa ganu

Publication date: 7 August 2017

Boost for Bangor University as new term gets underway

Welsh language provision at Bangor University has received a significant boost due to funding by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

The university has appointed four lecturers through the Coleg’s Academic Staffing Scheme to work in Psychology, Law, Computer Science, Nursing and Health Care and Accountancy.

Publication date: 3 October 2013

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

Breuddwydion Bro - Community discusses its vision of the future

Residents of one community in Gwynedd have been studying the past and present of their communities in order to draw up plans for an acceptable future for their community.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Brexit and Britpop: Europeans have stronger cultural links to the UK thanks to English language music

As the European referendum campaigners try to outdo each other with spectacular claims and counterclaims about the risks and benefits of remaining in or leaving the EU, what has become clear is that it is not just the Tory party that is deeply divided on the issue, but Britain as a whole.

The ambivalence is even part of the “in” rhetoric, with statements frequently prefaced by assurances that the politician is “no lover of European bureaucracy” or some such qualification. And there are suspicions that even at the top there is a lack of wholehearted support for the European project, with both Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron having been accused of previously tending towards Euroscepticism.

Publication date: 13 June 2016

Brexit's impact on farming policy will take Britain back to the 1920s – but that's not necessarily a bad thing

Not much regarding Brexit is clear. But one thing we do know is that the UK’s decision to leave the EU has triggered proposals to implement the most significant changes to agricultural policy since it joined the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 1973.

This article by David Arnott, PhD Researcher at the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 3 July 2017

Brilliant ideas from Bangor Students need your vote

Innovative Bangor University students need your votes to bring their ideas to fruition. As part of Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation 2016, the student ideas competition seeks the best ideas for using technology that could improve the student experience in further or higher education.

Publication date: 26 May 2016

Bringing 18th century Anglesey to life

A fascinating set of diaries recording life on Anglesey during the 18 century are to be brought to life in a series of dramatic performances at the diarist’s home.

Publication date: 4 September 2014

Bringing up children in a bilingual community

Approximately 70% of the population in Gwynedd, the stronghold of the Welsh language, report that they speak Welsh. Many parents who themselves grew up speaking Welsh, and also many who grew up speaking only English, are bringing up their children as bilinguals. And most children begin their schooling in Gwynedd through the medium of Welsh.

Publication date: 1 December 2011

British Ambassador to China and Vice-Chancellor attend Opening Ceremony of CSUFT-Bangor University Joint Research Center & of Bangor College, CSUFT 2016

British ambassador to China, Barbara Woodward and Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University, Professor John G Hughes attended the opening ceremony ofCSUFT-Bangor University Joint Research Center & Bangor College, CSUFT 2016 in Changsha, China recently. Also present there were the British Consulate-General Guangzhou, HM Consul-General, Matthew Rous, Vice-Director of Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Hunan Province, Qiu Aihua, etc. The CPC General Secretary of Central South University of Forestry & Technology, Hu Changqing held the ceremony. Barbara Woodward, John Hughes and President of CSUFT, Liao Xiaoping delivered a speech respectively.

Publication date: 28 October 2016

British Ecology Society Awards Bangor Lecturer

A lecturer at Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography has been awarded the prestigious British Ecological Society’s Founders’ Prize for 2014.

Publication date: 16 December 2014

British gardeners can now grow really tasty, outdoor-grown tomatoes

From next year, British gardeners will be able to buy blight- resistant tomato plants that will grow outside. Developed in conjunction with Bangor University, the tomatoes are far better than any previously available.

Publication date: 16 December 2014

British power stations are burning wood from US forests – to meet renewables targets

Last year, 6m tonnes of “wood pellets” harvested from forests in Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Virginia were shipped across the Atlantic, to be burnt in renewable “biomass” power plants. This was almost double the 2013 figure – the US “wood pellet” industry is booming.

This article by David Styles, Lecturer in Carbon Footprinting, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 19 February 2016

British Senior Weight Lifting Championships comes to Maes Glas

Bangor University’s Sports’ Centre, Maes Glas, will be hosting the British Senior Weight Lifting Championships on Saturday, July 13th.

The hosting of the prestigious event follows on from the success of having the Olympic Chinese weight lifting team train at the centre and holding the Home Nations weight lifting competition in 2012.

Publication date: 2 July 2013

British women will soon be able to serve on the military frontline – but are they ready to fight?

At last, a ban that has long restricted women’s roles within the British military is to be lifted. For years, sceptics and fearmongers have influenced policy and public opinion in the UK preventing women from serving in ground close combat roles, “where the primary role is to close with and kill the enemy”; stopping female soldiers from joining the Royal Marines, RAF Regiment, infantry and armoured regiments.

This article by Leanne K Simpson, PhD candidate at in the Schools of Psychology and Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Britons see volunteering as a hobby or a way to network rather than a chore

Despite the UK being named Europe’s most generous country last year, new data from the Office for National statistics has shown that volunteering for charities and other organisations in the country declined by 7% in the three years to 2015. Furthermore, over the past decade there has been a 15.4% fall in the total number of regular hours dedicated to volunteering, dropping from to 2.28 billion from 1.93 billion hours.

This, according to the Office for National Statistics, resulted in a loss of more than £1 billion between 2012 and 2015.

This downturn doesn’t show the whole picture, however: the ONS also found that more young people are getting involved with volunteering initiatives. And that though the amount of time spent volunteering has declined, more people are signing up to volunteer.

This article by Stephanie Jones, PhD student of sociology, studying civil society, volunteering and participation, at the School of Social Sciences Bangor University, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 24 March 2017

Broadcaster Huw Edwards gives special public lecture

The renowned broadcaster Huw Edwards will give a special public lecture in Bangor University on Friday, 24 November.  In the lecture, he will discuss the early history of Welsh chapels in London.  The Archives and Special Collections annual lecture, entitled ‘Duw a’r Gin-shop: hanes cynnar capeli Cymraeg Llundain’, will take place in Pontio Lecture Room 5 at 6pm.  The event is free and all are welcome, but tickets are required.  The lecture will be given in Welsh, with simultaneous translation.  Please book tickets and translation headsets through the Pontio Box Office on 01248 382828. 

Publication date: 1 November 2017

BTO Cymru nests at new University office

Prof John Hughes, Bangor University's Vice-Chancellor cut a celebratory cake at The British Trust for Ornithology Cymru’s (BTO) opening reception recently. The BTO have newly settled into offices at the Thoday building alongside the School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENERGy), The Head of SENRGy Dr. Christine Cahalan gave a brief speech welcoming the BTO to the University, seconded by the Vice Chancellor.

Publication date: 31 October 2011

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

Business Idea Competition creates interesting possibilities

An outdoor adventure game that promotes an interest in history is the intriguing result of a Business Idea Competition for Bangor University students held recently. The competition, sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government, is one of numerous activities held by the B-Enterprising Project at the Careers & Employability Service to stimulate, create and raise awareness of enterprise amongst students and graduates.

Publication date: 15 December 2010

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

Buzz as Olympic Flame reaches Bangor

 A variety of events have been organised by the University to contribute to the festivities welcoming the Olympic Flame to the city.

Publication date: 25 May 2012

Cabinet Secretary shown innovation at work during Bangor University visit

The Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, visited Bangor University on Thursday (16 March), attending the North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership Conference as well as visiting the Students’ Union and Arloesi Pontio Innovation (API) spaces at the Pontio building.

Publication date: 17 March 2017

Cage fighter Peris features on new S4C series

By day, Peris Tecwyn from Rhosgadfan is a student studying Welsh at Bangor University but when night falls, he spends hours and hours training for his next fight. But not any old fight, Peris is a cage fighter. Peris will be featured in a new S4C series, Cwffio Cawell, starting Thursday 5 April.

Publication date: 2 April 2012

CALIN – New Life Science Innovation Network for Welsh and Irish businesses launched

Bangor University’s School of Chemistry is delighted to contribute to a newly launched life-sciences network.

The new €11.96M EU-funded Ireland-Wales life science network was given the green light by Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford.

Publication date: 28 November 2016

Can applying messages to cigarettes dissuade us from smoking?

Two academics from Bangor University’s renowned Business School have been applying their knowledge of marketing and managerial studies to investigate a new medium for getting the no-smoking message across- the cigarette itself.

Publication date: 22 December 2013

CANCELLED EVENT: Have you decided how you will vote in the Referendum?

Following the events in West Yorkshire yesterday and the fact that both Remain and Leave campaigns have been temporarily suspended, the debate co-arranged by the Law School for tonight, 17 June, has been cancelled as a sign of respect to Jo Cox MP.

Publication date: 7 June 2016

Cancelled: Talk precedes creation of largest-ever recorded ice-berg

 This talk has had to be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

As glaciologists, climatologists and oceanographers await an anticipated break in an Antarctic ice shelf, set to create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded – around one quarter of the size of Wales – staff and students at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences are eagerly anticipating a talk on the subject from a member of the British Antarctic Survey.

Professor Hilmar Gudmundsson from the British Antarctic Survey discusses “Ocean-induced thinning of Antarctic Ice Shelves and the impact on the ice flow of the Antarctic Ice Sheet” at 6.00 on February 2 at 6pm in the Main Arts Lecture Theatre. This lecture to the University’s students and academics may be of interest to the public given the current fate of the Larsen C ice shelf, which is within 20 kilometres of breaking free.

Publication date: 31 January 2017

Cancer Cells do it the “quick-and-dirty way”

The hallmark of cancer is uncontrolled cell growth directed by a cell cycle engine gone into overdrive. The centrepiece of this engine is the enzyme Cdc2 kinase. While Cdc2 kinase is tightly regulated in normal cells, this control is lost in cancer cells.

Cutting-edge research conducted at Bangor University in the North West Cancer Research Institute discovered now that hyperactive Cdc2 kinase not only forces cells into uncontrolled growth but also reprograms the repair of broken chromosomes.

Publication date: 10 June 2014

Cancer Exhibition at the National Eisteddfod Science & Technology Exhibition

As one of the main sponsors of the Eisteddfod Science & Technology Pavilion, Bangor University is taking a lead in getting children and adults involved in the show. The University  has a range of activities at the Exhibition through the week- covering everything from science for the youngest children, with the very popular Fflach Bangor show- to health themes,  including cancer research,  the food we eat and how to check for our ‘vital signs’ as well as revealing a little about how our brains work.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

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

Cancer patients diagnosed more quickly

THE TIME taken to diagnose some of the more common cancers – from the point when a patient first reports a possible symptom to their general practitioner (GP) – fell in adults by an average of five days in just under a decade, according to research* published in the British Journal of Cancer, today (Wednesday 5 February 2014).

Publication date: 5 February 2014

Cancer research group expands thanks to local donations

Thanks to continued support from the local community, the North West Cancer Research Fund Institute at Bangor University has announced the appointment of a research group leader and the arrival of state of the art equipment.

Publication date: 5 January 2012

Cancer research in Wales gets £200k boost for World Cancer Day

A research project which will look at the way in which cancer cells grow and divide has been given a boost of £200,000 thanks to North West Cancer Research.

The money will fund a three-year research project based at the North West Cancer Research Institute at Bangor University.

Publication date: 3 February 2017

“Can earlier symptomatic diagnosis improve cancer outcomes in Wales”

A report prepared for Public Health Wales by Bangor University makes recommendations for improving cancer outcomes in Wales.

The report, “Can earlier  symptomatic diagnosis improve cancer outcomes in Wales” is written by Professor Richard Neal of the University’s North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research  has been launched at a Conference in Manchester (14 June): Cancer Data and Outcomes Conference 2016: Using data to drive services. Professor Neal is a general practitioner and a leading authority on improving GPs cancer detection rates.

Publication date: 15 June 2016

Can environmental documentaries make waves?

Trump’s first 100 days in office were, among other things, marked by a climate march in Washington DC that attracted tens of thousands of demonstrators. No surprises there. Since the beginning of his mandate in January, Trump has signed orders to roll back the number of federally protected waterways, restart the construction of contentious oil pipeline, and cut the budget from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Among the various orders and memoranda, the one signed to overhaul Obama’s Clean Power Plan is probably the most remarkable, along with promoting coal extractions all over the US.

This article by Michela Cortese, Associate Lecturer, School of Creative Studies & MediaBangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 5 May 2017

Can Kiefer Sutherland be US president, please?

This article by Gregory Frame, Lecturer in Film Studies Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

To many, the 2016 campaign for the US presidency has been dispiriting and miserable, featuring the two most unpopular candidates in history. Thanks to the fascistic buffoonery of Donald Trump, it has been characterised by a tone that has swung wildly from facetious to obnoxious to disgraceful and back again.

Publication date: 24 October 2016

Can ‘lay carers’ help more at the end of life?

Most people in the UK who are dying would prefer to be looked after at home.  Health care professionals try to enable this to happen.  A new research project led by Bangor University is investigating one way to make this a reality for more people.

Home care is usually provided by District Nurses, working with many other team members including general practitioners, hospice doctors and nurses, and Macmillan or Marie Curie services.  Family members are taught how to care for their loved one, and generally call a District Nurse if there are difficult symptoms.  As people get weaker in the last few weeks or days of life, they become unable to swallow.  At this point, a syringe driver is set up to give medicines under the skin over 24 hours.  While this often relieves most symptoms, some symptoms may break through and need extra doses of medication (called ‘breakthrough’ symptoms).   Then, the family usually call in the district nurse who can give extra doses of medicine as injections.  But, this can take a long time, often more than an hour.  The wait can be distressing for the patient and their carers, who then feel powerless to help.   Usually, family care would not include giving injections for these breakthrough symptoms, even though this is legal and practical.

Bangor University is working with partners in Cardiff University and Gloucester NHS Trust, to research whether lay carer role extension to give these ‘as needed’ injections should be more widely adopted or not in the UK. 

Publication date: 15 March 2017

Can National Parks benefit both people and wildlife?

National Parks, Nature Reserves and other protected areas have existed in some form since the 19th century and now cover some 13% of the global land area, but we don’t fully understand the impact on human populations of devoting such large areas of land to wildlife conservation. A systematic review of the evidence published today (28 October 2013 in Journal Environmental Evidence) suggests that there can be both positive and negative impacts when protected areas are established, but our understanding of how more win-win outcomes for both people and nature can be achieved is limited.

Publication date: 28 October 2013

Canolfan Bedwyr in the Community

Staff members at Cylch Meithrin Seiont a Pheblig in Caernarfon received certificates recently, after they had completed a bespoke language improvement course designed and delivered by tutors from Bangor University’s Canolfan Bedwyr.

Publication date: 1 July 2016

Canolfan Bedwyr Opens its Doors

A number of innovative projects that promote and support the use of the Welsh language will be celebrated today (12 October 2011) as Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University’s centre for Welsh language services opens the doors of its new home to the world.

Publication date: 10 October 2011

Canolfan Brailsford opens

This Saturday (5 July) at 8.30, the public will get their first view of the newly extended Sports Centre at Bangor University. 

Renamed Canolfan Brailsford, the Sport Centre will reopen, having been closed for the last two weeks for the final touches of a year-long remodelling and refurbishment project, and an investment of £2.5 million.

Publication date: 4 July 2014

Can plants replace oil derived compounds?

Bangor University is responding to the ever increasing price of oil and the global depletion of fossil fuel supplies by pioneering research into the extraction of useful compounds from every day plants.

Publication date: 9 September 2011

Can plants replace oil derived compounds?

With the ever increasing price of oil and the global depletion of fossil fuel supplies, Bangor University is responding by pioneering research into the extraction of useful compounds from everyday plants. It is hoped that this work will provide the next generation of bio-products and fuels, and perhaps even reduce our dependence on oil.

Publication date: 4 September 2012

Can psychology help football academy players to maximise their potential?

Sports psychologists from Bangor University have teamed up with Manchester City Football Club to identify and understand the psychological characteristics that help young academy players to fulfil their potential.

Over the next four years, Manchester City’s academy players will be tracked as part of this unique research project. City’s coaches have already identified the psychological characteristics that they believe are key to talent development, and these will be monitored and regularly assessed. The extent to which they predict improvements in performance levels during this time will be evaluated.

Publication date: 20 October 2017

Can we stop fake news in the next 10 years?

Vian Bakir (Prof. in Political Communication and Journalism at Bangor University's School of Creative Studies & Media) is pessimistic, but urges us not to give up. Andrew McStay (Prof in Digital Life at Bangor University) is more optimistic.

Speaking recently at the CommsCymru conference on trust, Bakir gave an overview of the various solutions to fake news found in the 79 submissions to the UK Parliament’s ongoing Fake News Inquiry. (This overview of proposed solutions was written with Bangor University’s Professor of Digital Life, Andrew McStay.)

Publication date: 30 October 2017

Can we use eDNA as an ‘environmental magnifying-glass’?

An innovative idea submitted by Bangor University has been selected as one of eight projects selected within four “idea” areas to be funded by the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) new “Highlight Topic” research funding stream.

Based on their research, the scientific community were invited to subject project areas which would place environmental science at the heart of the sustainable management of the planet.

“Environmental DNA: a tool for 21st century ecology”, the new idea suggested by Bangor University in collaboration with other academics and stakeholders, was among around 150 submissions. The successful project will assess how we can use new genetic techniques to measure biodiversity.

Publication date: 2 November 2015

Capitalism- on the Brink??!! Lord Davies, former Standard Chartered Bank Chief Executive speaks

Lord Davies of Abersoch, CBE will deliver a thought-provoking Public Lecture at Bangor University’s Main Arts Lecture Theatre at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 October 2012. The Lecture, presented by Bangor University in conjunction with the Menai Branch of the United Nations Association, is free of charge.

Publication date: 8 October 2012

Capturing nature’s wealth to reduce poverty

Researchers from Bangor University will lead a £2 million project to investigate whether international schemes that pay people in low income countries to protect globally important habitats can reduce poverty.

Publication date: 4 June 2013

Carbon scientists go underground to look for answers

An unusual below-ground laboratory, set to be the only one of its kind in the UK, is to begin work at Bangor University later this year, enabling scientists to discover more about carbon held in the soil.

Publication date: 22 February 2011

CARIAD helps Ethiopian researchers to improve food security

Ethiopian researchers working with scientists at Bangor University’s Centre for Advanced Research in International Agricultural Development (CARIAD), have achieved a breakthrough in increasing the food security of poor farmers in drought prone areas of Ethiopia. They have identified two Indian wheat varieties, adapted to Ethiopian conditions, which give higher yields when rainfall is scarce.

Publication date: 8 March 2011

Caring for Foster parents so that they are better placed to care for the children

Parenting has its own stresses and its own rewards, but as the UK faces a crisis in the numbers of foster parents available, one university is finding ways to improve personal well-being and reduce the stress-levels of those currently working in that role.

Publication date: 21 March 2013

Cartoon Camping -Dementia and Imagination roll up at Green Man Festival

People attending the Green Man Festival should keep an eye out for two ‘virtual’ festival-goers- Doris and Ivor.  The mystery cartoon duo, complete with cartoon campsite, car and sausages are the creation of research artist Carol Hanson, who, along with and members of the Dementia and Imagination team are heading to the Green Man Festival this week.

Publication date: 17 August 2015

Cash remains king in Chile but its days could be numbered

This article by Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Bangor University and Juan Felipe Espinosa, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

For more than a year now, Chileans have endured a crisis of cash access. Despite global moves toward new forms of payment such as contactless and mobile transfers, the crisis in Chile highlights the continuing importance of ATMs in today’s payment ecosystem for many people worldwide – particularly those with lower incomes.

Publication date: 25 March 2015

Catching the light with the Rainbow Nation

During September a team of scientists from Bangor and Swansea Universities and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) ran scientific outreach workshops, for children of all ages, in Durban and Mafikeng, South Africa. The event, Catching the Light with the Rainbow Nation, was an extremely ambitious project with the aim of increasing the popularity and understanding of chemistry in South Africa.

Publication date: 25 October 2013

Catering Services & Students' Union work together for sustainability

According to Tip Top Jobs, the majority of people will drink 4 or more cups of tea or coffee everyday. This means that an individual person could be using up to 100 paper cups every week, most of which don’t get recycled and can cost a small fortune. With the fantastic new Eros coffee machines around Bangor University campus it’s likely that this number will be even higher here, but there is now a way to help save the environment and help save you money too…

Publication date: 21 September 2011

Catfish study reveals importance of being ‘similar but different’

A group of armoured catfishes abundant in small rivers and streams across South America are not all they appear- in fact communities are far more diverse and complex than previously suspected.

A new multidisciplinary study, reported in Nature (6.1.11), has enabled evolutionary biologists at Bangor University to establish for the first time that many Corydoras catfish that live together in the same rivers actually mimic each other’s colour patterns.

Publication date: 6 January 2011

Caught in the wire: The rise of border security fences forces reconsideration of wildlife conservation strategies in Eurasia

Between 25,000 and 30,000 kilometres of wire fences and walls surround many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. These are killing wildlife that becomes entangled and act as a barrier to wildlife movements, cutting species off from important seasonal habitats. The long-term consequences are a lower viability of wildlife populations, and a reduction in their ability to respond to climate change. This situation forces a re-think of transboundary conservation strategies.

Publication date: 23 June 2016

Celebrated 'English' poet Edward Thomas was one of Wales' finest writers

Shortly after 7am on April 9 1917, 39-year-old writer Edward Thomas was killed by a shell during the Battle of Arras in northern France. He left a body of mostly unpublished work that has since cemented his place as one of Britain’s greatest poets.

This article by Andrew Webb, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 7 April 2017

Celebrating student success: 2012 Entrance Scholarship results announced

From Holywell to Hereford, from Rugby to Ruthin, new students from across the UK will be sharing Scholarship prizes totalling over £120,000 when they begin their degree courses at Bangor University in September 2012.

Publication date: 15 March 2012

Celebrating student success – Entrance Scholarships Awards 2014

From Bala to Bedforshire, from Ruthin to Rugby, new students from across the UK will be sharing Scholarship prizes totalling over £160,000 when they begin their degree courses at Bangor University in the next academic year.

Publication date: 24 March 2014

Celebrating Success on St David’s Day

Bangor University will mark St David’s Day this year by celebrating the success of three teams who scored the highest possible marks in an independent survey of Welsh language services.  

The Central Switchboard team and the Reception team in Pontio scored 100% in a survey of phone and reception services by the Welsh Language Commissioner. As part of a ‘mystery shopper’ exercise, the Commissioner’s office contacted these teams three times. On each occasion they found that a comprehensive and courteous Welsh language service was offered. The Welsh Language Commissioner’s Assurance Report was a national survey and only a relatively small number of workplaces scored 100%. 

Publication date: 28 February 2017

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

Celebrating the Employability of Bangor University Students

Bangor University’s annual Employability Celebration evening was recently held at Reichel Hall to congratulate and showcase students who have taken part in employability enhancing activities at the University, and demonstrated exceptional commitment to investing in their personal development.

Publication date: 16 May 2016

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

Celebrating Women’s Work in Music

Two classical music concerts at Bangor University’s Pontio are set to be the highlight of the First International Conference on Women’s Work in Music (4-7 September) celebrating the achievements of women musicians. The Conference has been timed to mark the 40thanniversary of the death of Grace Williams (1906-77), one of the first professional Welsh composers of the 20th century to attain international recognition.

The concerts on Monday, 4 September in Neuadd Powis at 5.45pm and Wednesday, 6 September at 7.30pm in Pontio’s Theatr Bryn Terfel will feature Grace Williams’s music and also include world premieres by leading British composers Nicola LeFanu and Eleanor Alberga.  

Publication date: 21 August 2017

Celebration of nursing excellence in north Wales

Excellence in nursing in North Wales was acknowledged recently at the Royal College of Nursing in Wales 2015 Nurse of the Year Awards. Finalists in three of the award categories came from Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences.

Publication date: 20 November 2015

Celtic Media Festival Shortlist

A Bangor University lecturer is on the short list at the annual Celtic Media Festival for his latest documentary. Dr Llion Iwan directed a tribute to master poet Dic Jones following his death in 2009, and which was broadcast on S4C in 2010. Llion lectures in journalism and documentary film at the School of Creative Studies and Media.

Publication date: 14 March 2011

Celto-Slavica Colloquium: to Bangor, from Moscow and beyond

From today (Thursday) until the end of the weekend, Bangor University will be welcoming prominent academics from the length and breadth of Europe, as the 7th Colloquium of the Societas Celto-Slavica visits Bangor, 4-7 September.

Publication date: 4 September 2014

Censorship under Franco’s dictatorship still casts a shadow over literature in Spain

Skyfall, the twenty-third James Bond film, is to be released 26 October 2012 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first film, Dr No  in 1962. But fans of the secret agent may be surprised to learn that Spanish readers of Dr No, one of Ian Fleming’s most popular novels, are reading a version which still bears cuts imposed by censors under Franco’s Dictatorship (1939-1975).

Readers in Spain will be equally surprised to discover that this and many of the published translation of the classics of English and American literature currently available are still the edited versions approved by the Dictator’s censors - and that until very recently many other novels have remained unavailable in Spain due to the legacy of the censorship of the Franco era.

Publication date: 22 October 2012

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

Changing the use of agricultural land could massively reduce greenhouse gas emissions

A Bangor University academic has contributed to a new study which provides a radical and important new perspective on how to address the UK’s climate change commitments. The research has found making farmland more productive could increase the amount of food it produces and bring about significant reductions in the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Publication date: 4 January 2016

Charles Dickens: A Birthday Celebration

The School of English at Bangor University will be celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) on Tuesday 7 February by showing two rarely seen early film adaptations of his works.

Publication date: 6 February 2012

Chefs and home cooks are rolling the dice on food safety

Encouraging anyone to honestly answer an embarrassing question is no easy task – not least when it might affect their job.

For our new research project, we wanted to know whether chefs in a range of restaurants and eateries, from fast food venues and local cafes to famous city bistros and award-winning restaurants, were undertaking “unsafe” food practices.

This article  by Paul Cross, Senior Lecturer in the Environment, School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography Bangor University and Dan Rigby, Professor, Environmental Economics, University of Manchester was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 3 July 2017

Chemistry awards its high achievers

First year students were awarded for their hard work today when they were presented with the First Year Chemistry Achievement Awards.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Child development programme to share resources globally

A child development expert at Bangor University is involved in the international launch of project materials which will assist governments around the globe to support healthy and successful child development.

Publication date: 29 September 2015

Child migrants taken to Britain: now they need support and psychological care

This article by Leanne K Simpson, PhD Candidate, School of Psychology | Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Hundreds of unaccompanied child asylum seekers are being taken to Britain, moved from a camp in Calais, northern France, as its closure begins. There were 387 unaccompanied minors in the French refugee camp known as “the Jungle” with links to the UK and they are arriving in England in groups of 70.

Publication date: 24 October 2016

CHildren and Young people Managing Epilepsy at home: The CHYME study

A research project aimed at improving self-management for children and young people with epilepsy was launched by Mary Burrows, Chief Executive, BCUHB recently (Friday 20th January 2012).

Publication date: 19 January 2012

Children join in Dementia & Imagination- Lost in Art project

School children in Denbighshire worked alongside an art group for people living with dementia to create a large scale piece of art which responded to questions around involving and including people living with dementia in our society.

Year 6 children from Clawdd Offa Primary School, Prestatyn, joined with group members from Denbighshire County Council (DCC) Art Service’s  ‘Lost in Art’ programme to explore questions on creating inclusive and supportive communities for people living with dementia within our own communities. The children also took part in a Dementia Friends awareness session before the workshop to learn more about the illness.

Publication date: 22 April 2016

Children’s project shortlisted for national public engagement award

Researchers at Swansea and Bangor Universities have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for the public engagement work of their projectLittle Voices Shouting Out.

The project has been shortlisted for the ‘Engaging with Young People’ award, in the national Engage Competition run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), which celebrates university researchers who engage with the public in innovative and effective ways.

Little Voices Shouting Out is a Big Lottery funded project run by the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People, based at Swansea and Bangor Universities.

Publication date: 11 November 2016

Child victim or brutal warlord? ICC weighs the fate of Dominic Ongwen

The trial of Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is like none other springing from the killing fields of the Great Lakes of Africa. These include the prosecution of the first person ever to be convicted by the ICC, Thomas Lubanga. He was accused of mass human rights violations as a rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also ongoing is the trial of Bosco Ntaganda, another Congolese.

This article by Yvonne McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Law, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 12 January 2017

Chinese Kites over Treborth

Treborth Botanic Garden is set to host Bangor’s second Chinese Kite Festival on Sunday 4th May, promising a colourful afternoon of family fun in Treborth’s beautiful grounds, organised by Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.

This year’s Kite Festival follows on from the Confucius Institute’s highly successful event last September, when hundreds of people in north Wales took part in Chinese kite painting workshops and flight events across the region.

Publication date: 25 April 2014

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

Chinese Olympic Weightlifting Team enjoy some down time in the hills of north Wales

The Chinese Olympic Weight Lifting team, who are staying at Bangor University for their 2011 pre Games training camp, in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games, enjoyed a rare relaxed morning before their departure, enjoying a sight-seeing trip through the Welsh countryside.  They were shown a few of the sights and how much the area around Bangor has to offer.  The first stop was the impressive Caernarfon Castle where the team were greeted by the Deputy Mayor of Caernarfon, Tudor Owen, as they arrived at the castle entrance.  They were given a guided tour, before having the chance to explore the ancient building for themselves.

Publication date: 10 August 2011

Choir helps celebrate University Building’s centenary

One of the oldest male voice choirs in Wales, the Penrhyn Choir, will join forces with staff and students of Bangor University to celebrate the centenary of the Main University Building today  (Thursday 14 July 2011) at 11.00.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Chris Coleman visits Bangor University to receive Honour

Chis Coleman, Wales’ national football team manager joins Bangor Business School graduating students to receive an Honorary Fellowship, marking Wales’ outstanding achievement at Euro 2016, when the national team reached the semi-finals in an historic and memorable campaign.

Publication date: 17 July 2017

Christmas Market success

For the second year running the B-Enterprising team in the Careers and Employability Service held a Student Christmas Market in PJ Hall, Main Arts recently. The turnout and support from staff and students was overwhelming and B-Enterprising would like to express their thanks to everyone who took part and contributed to its success.

Publication date: 14 December 2011

Chwarae Teg Employer of the Year Award

Bangor University has been awarded the ‘Employer of the Year’ (public sector) category in the Chwarae Teg ‘Womenspire’ awards.

This new awards scheme recognises the remarkable contribution made by women across Welsh society and aims to inspire future generations of women to achieve and prosper.  Categories reflect a wide variety of activities and encourage applications from women of all ages and across all walks of life who are proud of what they are achieving – whether it’s in their private or professional lives or in the wider community. Also nominated for the Employer of the Year award were the South Wales Police, DVLA, and Traveline Cymru.

Publication date: 19 April 2016

Citizen Scientists sought to investigate our saltmarshes

We are an island nation, and yet we know surprisingly little about parts of our coastline.

Publication date: 1 July 2016

Clam found to be over 500 years old

Further research following a field trip carried out by Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences in 2006 has led us to identify the age of a clam more accurately.

The clam in question was dredged during a research cruise in Icelandic coastal waters that formed part of a project investigating climate changes over the last 1000 years.

Publication date: 14 November 2013

Clams reveal secrets of changing marine climate

Marine scientists at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences are collecting useful information about climate change from an unlikely source – seashells.

Publication date: 26 September 2013

Classroom assistants get Welsh-language boost

Fifteen classroom assistants are receiving Welsh-language skills training on a pioneering new course, which is being taught in north Wales for the first time.

Publication date: 20 January 2016

Clean sweep for Psychology – All 3 Bangor University Postgraduate Access Bursaries awarded to Psychology students

Three new Bangor University Masters students have each been awarded a £5,000 bursary by the University’s Widening Access Centre as part of its commitment to postgraduate learning. All three recipients are from economically-deprived areas and have shown considerable fortitude in gaining their undergraduate degrees. The Widening Access bursaries will now allow these individuals to continue with their education

Publication date: 4 November 2014

Click here for art

This article by Lyle SkainsLecturer in Writing, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

To many, museums are like dinosaurs: fossilised. They call to mind Renaissance paintings, Roman sculpture, “don’t touch!” admonishments, and Indiana Jones demanding “it belongs in a museum!” But these associations won’t be true for much longer. While there will always be a Louvre and a National Portrait Gallery, today there are many more types of museum exhibits and art, thanks to the constant evolution of technology and computing.

Publication date: 28 January 2016

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

Climate change should not affect near elimination of malaria

Some good news in the face of climate change has emerged from health economists: a study into the health economics of combatting malaria in countries nearing elimination has shown that climate change will not have too great an effect and should not dissuade health organisations from continuing to scale- up their current elimination methods.

Publication date: 16 February 2015

Climate Change: The Evidence

Prof Bridget Emmett & Dr Clive Walmsley present the latest talks in the Climate Change debate series  on 15 November . The climate change lecture series ends on 29th November with a Public Question Time debate.

Publication date: 20 September 2011

Climate-changing carbon loss from mangroves preventable - say Bangor scientists

The release of dangerous amounts of greenhouse gases from mangrove swamps could be halted, claim scientists.

A team of researchers, led by Bangor University, say they have the potential to stop climate-changing amounts of gases, such as carbon dioxide, from leaving tropical mangroves if they are damaged or cut-down.

Publication date: 9 June 2016

Climate Week: Free bus travel offer for staff and students

Arriva Buses Wales has teamed up once again with Bangor University to offer FREE travel for students and staff commuting to and from the university during Climate Week.

Publication date: 25 February 2015

Climbing Challenge for Son’s Memorial Fund

Hazel Frost, a Clerical Assistant at the School of Psychology, Bangor University, along with her friend Emma Wynne-Hughes, an administrator at the Bangor Business School are preparing for their toughest fund-raising challenge so far.

Publication date: 31 July 2012

Coastal light pollution disturbs marine animals, new study shows

Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time artificial lighting according to new research published in the journal Biology Letters. The results indicate that light pollution from coastal communities, shipping and offshore infrastructure could be changing the composition of marine invertebrate communities.

Publication date: 29 April 2015

Codi’r To ‘Raise the Roof’ during Senedd visit

Year 6 pupils from Ysgol Maesincla, Caernarfon and Year 5 pupils from Ysgol Glancegin, Bangor who ‘raised the roof’ and ‘brought the house down’ with their new-found musical talent when they visited the Senedd Building recently.

Publication date: 16 November 2015

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol appoints student Ambassadors at Bangor University

Three Bangor University students have been recruited as Ambassadors by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol with the aim of encouraging more prospective students to study part of their degree courses through Welsh.

Publication date: 7 January 2016

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

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol invests in Bangor’s expertise

Bangor University has welcomed the news that the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (the new national institution for the development of Welsh medium education and scholarship at universities in Wales) has awarded nine academic posts and five PhD scholarships to Bangor University for the next academic year. The awards acknowledge the leading role that Bangor University is expected to take as the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol comes into existence in September 2011. Through this new investment, which is worth half a million pounds per annum over the next five years, the University will be able to develop its Welsh medium provision to a greater extent than ever before.

Publication date: 4 April 2011

Coleg funds students to study Psychology Doctorate degrees

Students have received funding from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to study for doctorate degrees at universities across Wales for more than a decade and another ten more will do the same over the next three years.

Two of the new research students are to study at Bangor University’s School of Psychology.

Publication date: 22 September 2016

Collaboration on Materials for Flexible Display Electronics Awarded ‘Outstanding’ by the Technology Strategy Board

SmartKem Ltd, a leading developer of high performance, organic semiconductor materials for flexible displays & electronics, and Bangor University are delighted to announce that a recent Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has been awarded a grade of ‘Outstanding’ by the Technology Strategy Board.

Publication date: 10 March 2014

Collaboration to develop and implement new Infection Prevention Link Nurse Programme

A new project has been set up in collaboration between the University's School of Healthcare Sciences and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to develop a new programme to promote best practice in infection prevention.

Publication date: 17 January 2017

Combining daycare for children and elders benefits all generations

We live in a society where care of young and old is increasingly segregated, with very limited opportunity for the two age groups to interact. If we just thought a little more socially, however, these “book end generations” could become great resources for each other – all we need to do is put them in the same place.

This article by Catrin Hedd Jones, Lecturer in Dementia Studies, School of Healthcare Sciences was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.Catrin Hedd JonesBangor University

Publication date: 4 January 2017

Come and enjoy the University’s multicultural community

An eclectic mix of cultures and traditions will be on display at the University’s Prichard Jones Hall at 6.00 on Friday 11 February 2011.

Publication date: 1 February 2011

Come and see what’s on offer at the Bangor University Postgraduate Open Day

Bangor University will be holding a Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 16th March. Doors will open at midday and visitors are welcome to take part in some or all of the activities planned for the day. As well as an exhibition-style event with all the University’s academic Schools and relevant service departments present, visitors can attend a short session relating to postgraduate study and funding issues, visit individual academic Schools/Colleges for a more in-depth look at their specific area of interest and the related facilities, and have the opportunity to take a look at some of the accommodation available to postgraduate students.

Publication date: 2 March 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the death of Hedd Wyn

Bangor University Archives & Special Collections is commemorating the centenary of the death of Hedd Wyn with an exhibition celebrating the life, work and legacy of the Welsh poet and soldier who died on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele on 31 July 1917.
The exhibition is on display from June 5th until December 15th 2017 in the Council Chamber Corridor of the Main Arts Building. Items from the Exhibition wil also be available to be viewed at Bangor University's stand at the National Eisteddfod 2017 on Friday the 11th August.

Publication date: 1 August 2017

Commonwealth Scholarship Success for Marine Science Graduates bound for New Zealand

Three Bangor University students are among eight to have been awarded Commonwealth Scholarships this year.

The Scholarships and Commission are awarded for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens, providing opportunities for student from developing countries to study at Bangor University, and Bangor graduates to study overseas. 

Publication date: 5 January 2016

Community-led marine reserve sees lobsters thrive

The first and only fully-protected marine reserve in Scotland is proving highly beneficial for marine conservation and fisheries, with lobsters more than doubling in numbers and increasing in size.

Conducting potting surveys over four years in Lamlash Bay, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, scientists from the Universities of York and Bangor monitored populations of European lobster (Homarus gammarus), brown crab (Cancer pagurus) and velvet swimming crabs (Necora puber).

Publication date: 3 October 2016

Community Sport Analysis Project to bring sports analysis technology to local grass roots sports clubs

A group of student volunteers have recently been putting the finishing touches to a new community project aimed at bringing sports analysis technology to local grass roots sports clubs in Bangor and the surrounding area.

Publication date: 6 January 2014

Competition seeks young people’s views on science and the environment

The entry date for two exciting competitions marking Bangor’s first week-long Science Festival has been extended.

 

Young people have until February 22 to express their views on science and environmental in  a variety of creative formats. Two competitions, with various age categories,  are giving the opportunity to win digital cameras and cash prizes of £450 and £150 as prizes. 

Publication date: 4 February 2011

Computer Science student performed ‘live hack’ at top London event

A Bangor University student and certified ethical hacker recently participated at a prestigious London event amid speakers such as Boris Johnson and Lord Alex Carlile. Jamie Woodruff, 21, from Rishton, Lancashire a second year student at the School of Computer Science performed a live hack on stage at the ‘Legislating for LulzSec’ event - a discussion on privacy, data & policy for the digital economy.

Publication date: 17 November 2014

Computers that can understand our emotions?

Having a computer that can read our emotions could lead to all sorts of new applications, including computer games where the player has to control their emotions while playing. Thomas Christy, a Computer Science PhD student at Bangor University is hoping to bring this reality a little nearer by developing a system that will enable computers to read and interpret our emotions and moods in real time.

Publication date: 19 January 2011

Concert contributes to Urdd Fund

As a result of a Grand Concert held by Bangor University at the Prichard-Jones Hall, the University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof John G Hughes presented a cheque for £2,242 to Bryn Tomos, Chairman, Bangor Appeal Committee for the Urdd National Eisteddfod at Glynllifon.

Publication date: 4 April 2012

Conducting students learn from a maestro

The School of Music was delighted to welcome world-famous conductor (and Bangor University Honorary Fellow) Owain Arwel Hughes to Bangor recently to lead a student masterclass. Five lucky students, from first-year undergraduate to final-year postgraduate, were given the opportunity to conduct three Slavonic Dances by Dvořák, under Dr Hughes’s watchful eye.

Publication date: 16 May 2013

Conference at Bangor to set research agenda on benefit revolution in the lives of up to half a million Welsh people

During 2015 around 500,000 households across Wales will start to feel the effects of the new Universal Credit. What effects, will this huge change have on the disabled and unemployed; landlords and tenants or paying for child care?

A Conference at Bangor University will discuss this momentous change. It is organised by Bangor University with the cooperation of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and will be held at Reichel Hall on Friday 23 January 2015. It is the only open event in Wales, as far as organisers are aware, which will discuss the new changes.

Publication date: 5 January 2015

Conference to examine minority language music and copyright law

A special bilingual conference is to be held at Bangor to explore recent developments in copyright law and the impact of the law on minority language music.

Hosted by Bangor University Law School, ‘Collecting and Protecting: 21st century copyright and minority language music’ will be held at Bangor University’s Neuadd Reichel on Thursday 13th February, 9.30am-4.00pm.

Publication date: 7 February 2014

Confidence can be a bad thing – here's why

Have you ever felt 100% confident in your ability to complete a task, and then failed miserably? After losing in the first round at Queen’s Club for the first time since 2012, world number one tennis player, Andy Murray, hinted that “overconfidence” might have been his downfall. Reflecting on his early exit, Murray said: “Winning a tournament is great and you feel good afterwards, but you can also sometimes think that your game is in a good place and maybe become a little bit more relaxed in that week beforehand.”

This article by Stuart Beattie, Lecturer of Psychology, Bangor University and Tim Woodman, Professor and Head of the School of Sport, Health and Exercise SciencesBangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 23 June 2017

Confucius Centre brings Chinese language learning to Bangor

Chinese is among the top five languages to learn according to an article in the Confucius Centre Newsletter

Following the successful launch of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University earlier this academic year, the Confucius Institute embarked on an interesting and varied programme of activities to raise awareness and understanding of Chinese culture.  These include a range of Chinese language classes.

Publication date: 7 December 2012

Confucius Centre hosts Chinese Costumes Exhibition

Following the successful launch of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University earlier this academic year, the Confucius Institute has embarked on an interesting and varied programme of activities to raise awareness and understanding of Chinese culture.

An exhibition of Chinese National Dress takes place in Rathbone Teaching Room 5, Rathbone Building, College Road on Thursday 29 November at 6.00.

For more information about this aspect of Chinese culture see an interesting illustrated article in the Confucius Centre Newsletter .

Publication date: 29 November 2012

Congratulations to Aelwyd John Morris-Jones!

Among the 500 competitors who managed to reach the grand stage of Pritchard-Jones Hall during Saturday's annual celebration of cerdd dant and traditional music were members of Aelwyd John Morris-Jones. 

Publication date: 15 November 2010

Congratulations to our University Challenge Team

Congratulations to the University’s new season University Challenge team  who won their first televised round against Aberystwyth University, in the most difficult of tv quiz shows, broadcast last night (Monday 14 October on BBC 2).

Publication date: 10 October 2013

Congratulations to Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Bangor graduate, Llew Davies who has just been voted Teacher of the Year.

Publication date: 1 November 2010

Conservation scientists call for global strategy to halt threatened animal extinctions

Aiming to stop the looming extinction of large wild-animal species across the globe, a group of international conservation scientists has issued a call for actions to halt further declines.

Publication date: 28 July 2016

Consultant Survey gives overwhelming endorsement to North Wales Clinical School

New survey results have shown that the North Wales Clinical School is helping to attract doctors to work in North Wales.

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Consultation Event brings Park a step closer

The Menai Science Park project continues to move forwards and will be consulting on plans in Gaerwen on the 1st of September. Residents are invited to come along to view the initial ideas.

Publication date: 18 August 2014

Consumer Psychology Grad Pulls in Two Prestigious Awards

In just his first year on the job, a recent Bangor graduate has played a key role in earning his new employer not one but two national business awards.

Six months ago, Paul Dazeley was finishing his MSc degree in Consumer Psychology and Business at Bangor University. Then he heard about a job opening at Ella’s Kitchen, the organic baby food company based in Henley, near Reading. Paul asked his advisor at Bangor for advice in preparing for the interview.

Publication date: 14 December 2010

Contribution to sport and exercise science rewarded

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) is pleased to honour Stuart Beattie, Lecturer in Sport Psychology at Bangor University’s School of Sport Health & Exercise Sciences and a member of the Institute of Elite Performance, with a BASES Fellowship in recognition of esteemed professional achievement, skills, knowledge and service to BASES and the sport and exercise science community.

Publication date: 30 September 2016

Cool new uses for Wool

Ever wondered how sheep survive on those cold, wet hills? Their wool has amazing insulation properties to keep them warm, and man has taken advantage of their fleece for millennia. But to keep things cool?

Research scientists at Bangor University’s BioComposites Centre have now helped to further reveal the amazing properties of wool as a cold chain insulation material, to prove its performance in new and valuable applications.

Publication date: 18 January 2016

Cooperation and how to nurture it key theme of Soapbox Science talk

Bangor Psychology PhD student Pippa Beston will be travelling to Swansea to take part in the Soapbox Science event on 8th July. She is following a considerable tradition of Bangor’s School of Psychology taking part in this event with previous participants including Prof. Emily Cross and Dr Kami Koldewyn.

Publication date: 29 March 2017

Côr Glanaethwy through to the final of Britain’s Got Talent

Congratulations to Côr Glanaethwy on topping the public vote on Monday night's live semi final of Britain’s Got Talent. Following their success, the 160-strong choir will compete in the final of the ITV talent programme on Sunday evening.

Publication date: 27 May 2015

Corrugated solar building material reveals potential

Research by Noel Bristow (PhD in electronic engineering) and Dr Jeff Kettle of Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering published in The Royal Society of Chemistry (Energy & Environmental Science, DOI:10.1039/C5EE02162F) suggests that applying organic photovoltaics (OPVs) onto three dimensional substrates (as opposed to flat), can provide substantial improvements to their efficiency and usefulness. 

Publication date: 26 October 2015

Could Disappearance of Arctic Ice signal another cold snap this winter?

Scientists have established a link between the cold, snowy winters in Britain and melting sea ice in the Arctic and have warned that long periods of freezing weather are likely to become more frequent in years to come.

Publication date: 26 September 2011

Could elite athletes use brain ‘doping’ technology to enhance their performance?

A neuroscientist at Bangor University recently wrote an opinion piece published in the August edition of the journal “Sports Medicine” on the possibilities of ‘neurodoping’ enhancing sporting performance.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Could Orkney lead the way in generating low carbon electricity?

Marine renewable energy experts at Bangor University have published a new study which examines the potential of Orkney, in the north of Scotland, to generate low carbon electricity through tidal turbines.

Publication date: 17 March 2014

Could the Arctic be coming out of hibernation?

Reduced ice cover in the Arctic Ocean could be the reason why the UK has experienced colder winters recently.

 

The ice has acted to insulate temperature changes in the sea from the atmosphere. But as the ice decreases in coverage this could have a consequent effect on our climate.

 

“Some climatologists believe the absence of sea ice north of Siberia last autumn allowed the warmer open ocean to heat the atmosphere, resulting in changed wind patterns and the development of a “blocking” atmospheric high pressure system over Siberia. This then results in cold air being channelled south from the Arctic, over northern Europe,” explains Dr Tom Rippeth of Bangor University.

 

Scientists at the University have also just discovered that the Arctic Ocean, is not as tranquil as previously supposed by oceanographers and this too could have an effect on the climate.

Publication date: 16 March 2011

Could wild mangoes solve the world's chocolate crisis?

This Article by Sayma AkhterBangor UniversityMorag McDonaldBangor University, and Ray Marriott,Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Theobroma, the genus to which cacao, or “cocoa” as we know it, belongs, translates from the Latin as “food of the gods”. Ask any serious chocoholic and they would agree that this is an apt name to be used in relation to the sweet treat that many worldwide enjoy.

Publication date: 21 October 2016

Count us in

Mathematics is a natural part of our cultural heritage, so argues author Gareth Ffowc Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Education at Bangor University in his new book Count Us In.

Publication date: 8 February 2016

Course rep of the year rewarded

A Bangor University student recently picked up an award for his dedication to representing his fellow students.

David Loveday, 34, from Rotherhithe, London won the Ede & Ravenscroft “Best Course Rep” for years 1 or 2 title along with a £1,000 cash prize. A former student of St Dunstans College, London, David, is currently on this third year of the Social Policy and Criminology with Criminal Justice degree.

Publication date: 23 October 2014

Creating a ‘computer-simulated’ virtual patient to train clinicians

In the future, should you need complicated surgery, the surgeon will be able to prepare and even practice for the procedure on a virtual simulation of your own body or body part that needs attention.

The technology is currently in development to create complete whole body ’simulations’ to train surgeons and other medical professional how to undertake various medical procedures, using ‘virtual’ dummies that appear to be there, and even ‘feel’ as though they’re there, by use of 3D computer graphics  haptic or ‘force feedback’ devices.

Leading the field in Wales in developing this technology is Bangor University’s Professor Nigel John, an expert in visualisation technology at the School of Computer Science.

Publication date: 29 August 2013

Creating a Surfing Centre of Excellence in Snowdonia

Bangor University and Surf Snowdonia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will pave the way for working together on a range of exciting new opportunities and initiatives.

Publication date: 2 September 2015

Creating dementia supportive communities in North Wales

People living with dementia, their family and carers are being invited to join with professionals who support people with dementia in the health service, commercial and third sectors and with experts researching the condition, in a new network of groups across North Wales. The newly established groups intended to provide support, information and an opportunity to share information and experience.

Publication date: 4 October 2016

Cultural views should influence conservation polices

Conservation policy needs to take account of diverse cultural views about the value of different species, according to the results of a new study led by Bangor University.

Publication date: 11 July 2012

Culture Challenge

Bangor University international students celebrated cultural diversity and collaboration recently (Saturday 03.03.12) with an action-packed Culture Challenge.

Organised by the University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and the International Student Support Office, the Culture Challenge saw six teams made up of two Chinese and two overseas students go head to head in a presentation round and a general knowledge quiz.

Publication date: 8 March 2012

Culture Challenge 2014

Bangor University recently celebrated cultural diversity and collaboration with its annual action packed Culture Challenge.

Publication date: 1 March 2014

Culture Challenge at Bangor University

Bangor University is inviting the public to find out about the cultural diversity among Bangor University’s students and take part in a ‘Cultural Challenge’ quiz. 

On the 2nd December, ten teams of Bangor University students will be competing against each other for some great prizes in a ‘Culture Challenge’ which includes the first prize of a trip to China.

Publication date: 16 November 2015

Current account costs vary widely – but not at the expense of low income customers

The customer costs of current accounts vary substantially depending on the provider and the type of account says a new report, but there is no evidence that low income customers disproportionately bear the burden, as has previously been claimed.

Publication date: 13 February 2014

Cutting-edge Bangor University Spin-Out company opened by Minister

Julie James, Minister for Skills and Science officially opened Suprex, a cutting-edge technology company and joint venture between Bangor University and Phytovation Ltd recently (Monday 10th October).

Publication date: 11 October 2016

Cutting Edge Green Technology Launched at Bangor

A new testing facility, unique in the UK in terms of scale and operational flexibility was launched at Bangor University’s BioComposites Centre recently.

Publication date: 16 January 2013

Danielle represents British University Sports in China

Danielle Giles, has been chosen as one of four UK representatives to the 11th FISU Forum which will held in Taipei City, China from the 26 - 31 March. Read about her experience, updated often at http://daniellegiles.tumblr.com/

Publication date: 20 March 2012

Daredevil circus and non-stop brass rhythms at Pontio

On 4 and 5 November, French circus company Circa Tsuica makes its Welsh debut at Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor with the hit show Opus 7, a feel-good blend of daredevil acrobatics and ripping brass rhythms. Giving the show some local flavor, Circa Tsuica’s eight acrobat-musicians will be joined on stage by Band Jazz Tryfan, the jazz band of Ysgol Tryfan.

Publication date: 2 October 2016

“Darwin’s puddle” shows how new species can emerge without geographic separation

Cichlid fish from a tiny volcanic crater have been caught in the act of sympatric speciation

Can new species really evolve if there is no physical boundary to drive genetic separation? Physical and genomic evidence from the 700-metre wide volcanic crater Lake Massoko appears to have caught the process in the act.

Publication date: 18 December 2015

Dating Anglesey’s birth as an island and formation of the Menai Strait

Research has revealed when Anglesey became a permanent island through the formation of the Menai Strait.

Mike Roberts, a mature student from Amlwch, conducted the research as part of his PhD at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, supported by the Cemlyn Jones Trust and the Countryside Council for Wales.

His research, just published in an academic journal, reveals that the Strait became a permanent feature between 5,800 and 4,600 years ago around the time when hunter-gatherers were replaced by the first farmers in north Wales.

Publication date: 1 March 2011

Day of reckoning for marine invaders

Volunteers in North Wales are being asked to help national campaign to track an invasion taking place around the UK’s coastline.

Publication date: 6 September 2017

Deciphering the connection between language and meaning

A Bangor University academic discusses the connection between language and meaning in a new book published by Cambridge University Press.

In The Crucible of Language, Professor Vyv Evans brings the latest findings together to explain what we know, and what we do, when we communicate using language. He shows how linguistic meaning arises, where it comes from, and the way in which language enables us to convey the meanings that can move us to tears, bore us to death, or make us dizzy with delight. 

Publication date: 8 December 2015

Defining 'evidence'

This week Prof Andrew Pullin, from the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation in the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography, attended a Roundtable Meeting in the Houses of Parliament to discuss the definition of evidence in Parliament

Publication date: 23 October 2015

Delay in theatre opening

Following an intensive period of construction work over the last few months, regretfully, Bangor University has to announce that Theatr Bryn Terfel will not be ready in time for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s production of ‘Chwalfa’ in September.

Publication date: 3 September 2014

Dementia: “illness” label may lower mood

North Walians have taken part in research which has just been published and indicates that people who perceive dementia symptoms as an illness feel more negative than those who see it as an inevitable part of getting older.

Publication date: 1 March 2016

Dementia Services training features in documentary

The work done to support and train carers of people with dementia, carried out by Bangor University’s Dementia Services Development Centre features in Dementia: Making a difference,  to be shown on BBC 2 Wales tonight (24.5.12) at 22.00.

Publication date: 24 May 2012

Designing the 1000 mph Car

Bangor University are hosting a public lecture as part of the Learned Society of Wales’ Frontiers series at 6pm on 7th March at the School of Electronic Engineering’s Main Lecture Theatre.

Publication date: 29 February 2012

Designs unveiled for £20m Menai Science Park as Minister visits site

Development of Menai Science Park (M-SParc) took another step forward today with the unveiling of the architectural designs for the first building proposed at the Gaerwen site during a visit by Minister for Economy, Science and Transport Edwina Hart.

Publication date: 27 October 2015

Deutsche Bank’s Chief UK Economist discusses “Research for Business and the Business of Research”

George Buckley, Deutsche Bank’s Chief UK Economist and a Bangor graduate, is visiting Bangor University to discuss his personal experience and thoughts on the role of research for business, the value of university education and employability at a public lecture at 6pm on Monday 30th April, at the Stephenson Room at Bangor University’s George Building, Normal Site, Holyhead Road, Bangor.

Publication date: 23 April 2012

Developing a system to speak Welsh to your computer

Bangor University’s Language Technology Unit has been awarded a grant of £56,000 from the Welsh Government’s Technology & Welsh Language Fund and S4C’s digital fund to further develop speech recognition technology for the Welsh language.

Publication date: 31 December 2013

Developing ‘Mental toughness’ can help footballers cope with high pressure penalty shoot outs

Penalty shoot-outs are possibly the most stressful situations that footballers have to contend with. They need to be able to focus on the task and block out noise and other distractions coming from the stands.

Publication date: 21 June 2012

Developing new long-range micro backpacks for bees

A project to develop a new means of tracking bees in the landscape is progressing well according to scientists at Bangor University. 

An ecologist and a microsystems engineer are working together to develop micro-backpacks for bees that will enable the bees to be followed by small drones as they fly from plant to plant. 

This will enable scientists to learn more about where the bees collect nectar and what might be affecting their numbers.  

Publication date: 29 August 2017

Dewi wins the 2014 Drama Medal

Congratulations to Welsh and Drama graduate, Dewi Wyn Williams, winner of the Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod Drama Medal. Dewi is an experienced playwright and well-known scriptwriter here in Wales. He received the Drama Medal, in memory of Urien Wiliam, donated by his wife and children Eiryth, Hywel, Sioned and Steffan, and £750 from the Huw Roberts, Pwllheli, Memorial Fund. He will also be given the opportunity to develop the work with Sherman Cymru and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.

Publication date: 8 August 2014

Diabetes UK funds Bangor University research into insulin-producing gene

Leading health charity Diabetes UK has funded a research project at Bangor University to investigate a gene which could identify important new avenues for diabetes treatment.

Publication date: 22 February 2011

Different motivations for high-risk activities revealed for the first time

For over 50 years the motive for high-risk activities has been thought of simply as “sensation seeking”. New research unequivocally challenges that simplistic view.

Publication date: 26 July 2013

Digital platforms offer the Welsh language a new medium

New digital platforms which we use frequently these days, offer an opportunity for the Welsh language to play a wider role in everyday life.

Researchers at Bangor University are interested to find out how people use the language within digital platforms, and are therefore carrying out two surveys that are available to the public.

Publication date: 5 October 2016

Discover Science Saturday Club for Girls

DEVISING new electronic products or exploring plants - inside and out -  isn't how most teenage girls spend their Saturday mornings.

Publication date: 23 April 2013

Discussing English and Welsh in everyday conversations

“When was the word ‘adferteisio’ used for the first time in Welsh: (a) 1974, (b) 1880 or (c) 1763?”

The answer to this question and several other interesting facts about the Welsh language and its relationship with English will be revealed in a discussion session on ”Cymraeg a Saesneg mewn sgyrsiau pob dydd” in Bangor University’s stand at the National Eisteddfod on Tuesday 2 August from 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm. Anyone who is interested is welcome to call in at the stand.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Discussing Literature at Bangor University’s Eisteddfod stand

Two volumes are to be launched at Bangor University’s stand on the Eisteddfod field on Monday 1 August at 12.00.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Discussing the disappearance of the Arctic Sea ice

As Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest-ever recorded level in over three decades, Bangor University physical oceanographers Dr Tom Rippeth and Ben Lincoln of the School of Ocean Sciences are discussing the implications of this data with Adam Walton on Radio Wales’ Science Café programme on Tuesday 18.9.12 at 7.00 pm.

Publication date: 18 September 2012

Discussing the future of the Welsh Music industry- and enjoying a musical day

Going for a song... The Welsh music industry is facing the biggest challenge in decades, and this challenge provides the subject for a discussion forum at Bangor University’s stand on the Eisteddfod field at 2.00 on Thursday 4 August.

The Forum forms part of Cerdd Iau- the School of Music’s day of activities at the Eisteddfod. In addition to the debate, there’s plenty of enjoyment to be had – and something to everyone’s taste.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Discussing the impact of Brexit on the Welsh language

As part of Canolfan Bedwyr’s #Bedwyr20 celebrations, Bangor University will host a symposium on 8 November to discuss the potential impact of Brexit on the Welsh language.

The key note address will be delivered by Emyr Lewis. A highly respected lawyer and specialist on language rights, Emyr Lewis will deliver a lecture on the legal implications for the Welsh language following Brexit, titled 'Dwi isio fy iaith nôl': sofraniaeth, xenophobia a'r Gymraeg yn dilyn refferendwm Ewrop’ ('I want my language back': sovereignty, xenophobia and the Welsh language following the EU referendum)

Publication date: 7 November 2016

Documenting three good things could improve your mental well-being in work

This article by Kate Isherwood, PhD Student, at the School of Psychology, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

The UK is facing a mental health crisis in the workplace. Around 4.6m working people – 64% of the British population – suffer from either depression or anxiety. In total, 25% of all EU citizens will report a mental health disorder at some point in their lives.

Publication date: 4 September 2017

Does a new era of bleaching beckon for Indian Ocean coral reefs?

Despite extensive media coverage, campaigns and scientists’ warnings, still the world is not fully aware of what coral bleaching is and why it is happening. Mention bleaching and some think that it is the death of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral, but the problem is much more widespread. 

This article by Ronan Roche, Research Fellow, Bangor University and John Turner, Professor & Dean of Postgraduate Research, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 10 March 2017

Does north Wales have what it takes to lead the green economy?

With one third of UK businesses investing in the research and development of green products and services, could north Wales be a role model for the green economy and reap the benefits?

Publication date: 28 October 2013

Don't make a mistake; don't make a mistake; DOH!

Athletes at the Olympic Games will strive to perform to their potential under intense pressure this summer. Each one will be trying to win a gold medal and concentrating on not making any mistakes. However, researchers at Bangor University’s Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP) have revealed that some performers are likely to make a mistake that they least want to.

Publication date: 2 May 2012

Don't say 'Hi!' say 'Su’mae?'

Bangor University is encouraging staff and students to greet each other in Welsh on Tuesday October 15th – which is Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae!

Publication date: 14 October 2013

Doors open to Bangor University archives and museum collections

Bangor University’s collections will be open to the public as a part of the Open Doors events on Saturday 16 September.

Publication date: 5 September 2017

Doors open to Bangor University archives and museum collections

Bangor University’s collections will be open to the public as a part of the Open Doors events on Saturday 26 September.

Publication date: 17 September 2015

Doors open to Bangor University archives and museum collections

Bangor University’s collections will be open to the public as a part of the Open Doors events on Saturday 24 September.

The Open Doors event gives the public the opportunity to have a look at some of Gwynedd and Conwy’s historical buildings, gardens and interesting and unusual locations all for free throughout September.

Publication date: 13 September 2016

Doors open to Bangor University museum collections

Bangor University’s museum collections will be open to the public as a part of the Open Doors events on Saturday 27 September.

The Open Doors event, led by Cadw, gives the public the opportunity to have a look at some of Gwynedd and Conwy’s historical buildings, gardens and interesting and unusual locations all for free throughout September

Publication date: 17 September 2014

Dotty about Dot!

A Bangor University student’s music video heads for viral fame; at the time of writing, ‘Everybody Dances to Techno’ by Dot has had over 43,953 views on YouTube, with comments and messages of support from far afield.

Publication date: 13 June 2017

Double degree awarded prestigious prize by the Franco-British Lawyers Society

Bangor University and Université Toulouse-Capitole have been awarded the 2017 Robertson-Horsington Prize by the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS) for their double degree programme: the Licence/Master 1 in International Law / LLB English Law and French Law.

This innovative, transnational, double degree law programme, offered in partnership by Toulouse-Capitole, France, and Bangor University, Wales, offers law students the opportunity to spend two years studying law in each country, leading to the award of the British LLB and the French Masters I after four years.

Publication date: 20 April 2017

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

Double success at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research conference

Emily Holmes and Dr Paul Parham of the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) at Bangor University were awarded best podium presentation overall and best podium presentation for new investigators, respectively, at the 16th annual European congress of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) in Dublin on the 6th November.

Publication date: 8 November 2013

Dragons for St. David's Day

Welsh and Chinese dragons go head-to-head this St. David’s Day weekend with two colourful family events from Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.  

Publication date: 18 February 2015

Drama radio premiere for Bangor students

Sunday 30th October will see Bangor’s Student Radio Station, Storm FM, air the premiere of the radio drama Pontypool. The drama was adapted by members of the Bangor English Dramatic Society (BEDS) from the novel Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess, a horror novel set in Ontario, Canada and recently turned into a feature film.

Publication date: 27 October 2011

Dr Andrew Edwards discusses Thatcherism and Wales on Radio Wales

In a new programme for Radio Wales, Bangor Historian Dr Andrew Edwards (Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities) scrutinises the often tempestuous relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Wales.

Thatcherism and Wales was first broadcast as part of the Histories of Wales series on Radio Wales on Thursday, 2nd January.  It is now available to ‘listen again’ on the Radio Wales website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03mnmbf

 

Publication date: 2 January 2014

Dr Anna Croft on how a simple cup of tea can help battle problems of ageing

DO YOU drink tea with milk? Perhaps with lemon? Or maybe you prefer your tea black? Find out tea could potentially make a diffrerence in your life.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Drapers’ Company Medal awarded to Bangor student

Drapers’ Company Medal (Bronze): One of Six Medals Ever to Have Been Awarded Goes to Elina Hamilton, School of Music, Bangor University

Publication date: 5 September 2012

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

DR Congo Chargé d’Affaires visits University archives

A delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s UK Embassy visited Bangor University recently. The group included the Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires, Madame Marie-Louise Kafenge Nanga, who was keen to explore contents of the University Archives and Special Collections relating to the Reverend William Hughes, founder of the Congo Training Institute at Colwyn Bay.

Publication date: 4 July 2016

Dr Emily Cross to get on her soapbox for science

Dr Emily Cross of Bangor University’s School of Psychology is one of 12 exceptional women scientists selected to bring science directly to the public.  On 5th July, London’s Southbank will be transformed into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.  The event by Soapbox Science, organised by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, enables some of the UK’s most prominent female scientists to bring science out of the laboratory and onto the streets.

Publication date: 23 May 2013

Dr Emily Cross to get on her soapbox for science

Dr Emily Cross of Bangor University’s School of Psychology is one of 12 exceptional women scientists selected to bring science directly to the public.  On 5th July, London’s Southbank will be transformed into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.  The event by Soapbox Science, organised by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, enables some of the UK’s most prominent female scientists to bring science out of the laboratory and onto the streets.

Publication date: 1 July 2013

Drink a Glass of Water for World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday in March. Every year, countless local, national and international events are organised by kidney charities, health and social care professionals, patient groups and individuals who want to make a difference. Why not drink a glass of water and show your support on twitter #@kidneydayUK

Publication date: 9 March 2017

Drinking sugar-sweetened soft drinks leads to fat gain

New research from Bangor University has shown that regularly drinking sugar sweetened soft drinks can increase fat gain, inhibit fat metabolism, and increases blood glucose in your body.  So if you’re thirsty and think of reaching for a sugary soft drink- don’t - it can compromise your long-term health. Reach for water instead.

Publication date: 20 July 2012

Dr Prysor Williams receives Award for his outstanding contribution to science through the medium of Welsh

In a special celebration of Welsh medium higher education, a young Academic from Bangor University was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the field of science through the medium of Welsh.

Publication date: 9 March 2017

Dr Rowan Williams Public Lecture: Worshipping God, Growing the Church, Loving the World.

The Chaplaincy Team at Bangor University is very pleased to announce that their public lecture this year will be given by Dr Rowan Williams.  

This public lecture is open to all and takes place on Monday 24th April at 7 pm in Pontio Level 5 Lecture Theatre. The lecture will be delivered through the medium of English.

Publication date: 3 April 2017

Dr Rowan Williams: ‘R.S. Thomas, Christianity and Buddhism’

Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and former Archbishop of Canterbury, will visit Bangor University on Wednesday 11 December to deliver a public lecture entitled ‘R.S. Thomas, Christianity and Buddhism’.

Publication date: 2 December 2013

Dr Sophie Williams inaugurates the Moongate entrance to the new Chinese Garden at Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor.

During the 2016 summer vacation at Bangor University, Treborth Botanic Garden hosted a visit by Dr Sophie Williams and her partner Robert, with staff from Ysbyty Gwynedd’s High Dependency Unit. Dr Williams (32) is continuing on the road to recovery after contracting the viral brain infection Japanese Encephalitis, while on a research project in southern China during 2015.

Sophie cut the ribbon on the ‘Moongate’ entrance to the Chinese Garden, which is a newly-developed area of Bangor University’s Treborth Botanic Garden facility.

Publication date: 1 November 2016

Dr. Suzannah Linton: Appointment as Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School

Dr. Suzannah Linton is the Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School and heads the International Law team.  She recently joined Bangor Law School from the University of Hong Kong and brings much practical and academic expertise in the field of International Law to her teaching.

Publication date: 7 July 2011

Dr Vera Thoss paints the mountains blue

Read about Dr Vera Thoss's research activites and her work with wild bluebells.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees shortlisted for 2016 Law Teacher of the Year

Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees, Senior Lecturer in Law at Bangor University, has been named as one of the six finalists for the 2016 Law Teacher of the Year Award. The prestigious national teaching award, which is sponsored by Oxford University Press, is aimed at celebrating excellent Law teaching and recognising the vital role played by teachers in building the lawyers of tomorrow.

Publication date: 9 February 2016

Duffy joins Bangor University graduates in celebration

Over two thousand students will graduate from Bangor University in twelve ceremonies, running over six days this week (9-15 July 2011). The students will be joined by friends and family as they celebrate their achievements.
Also joining the new graduates at some of the ceremonies will be individuals who are receiving Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University. 

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Duncan Tanner Award 2013

Martin Andrew Hanks 50, from Penmaenmawr, graduated with an MA in History and also received the Duncan Tanner Award for the Best MA Dissertation, Entitled: Can I Help You? The Early Life of Douglas Houghton.

Publication date: 23 September 2013

Early Christian Irish and Scots ‘first-footers’ in Iceland

The first Icelandic inhabitants were not Vikings or Scandinavians, but early Irish or Scottish people, newly published archaeological work reveals. The Icelandic people have long had an interest in the early settlers who founded their nation, one of youngest islands to be inhabited worldwide, and have held that their forbearers, the island’s first inhabitants, were Vikings.

An article "Viking beaters: Scots and Irish may have settled Iceland a century before Norsemen" has been published on The Conversation (23/05/15). It was written by Kristjan Ahronson. 

Publication date: 25 May 2015

Early research findings show Wales' Child & Adolescent Health falling short of standards

Wales’ Child and Adolescent Mental health services fall short of standards according to early research findings (17 November).

The findings were reported at the launch of Observatory@Bangor, the North Wales branch of the Wales Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People, based at Bangor University Law School.

Publication date: 17 November 2015

ECB enlists Bangor University scientists to help with cricket talent testing

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has turned to sports scientists at Bangor University to assist them in creating a talent forecasting model to help identify future generations of world-class cricketers.

The aim of the research project between the ECB and the University’s School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences is to validate a model for predicting cricket talent. This will be used to help selectors and coaches assess and identify promising young players and increase their conversion rate into successful international cricketers.

Publication date: 9 March 2011

Education Minister visits Schools working in partnership with Bangor University

Education Minister, Huw Lewis AM, visited three primary schools that have worked in partnership with Bangor University on various projects during the last year today (9 Octobert 2014).

Publication date: 9 October 2014

Educator who promotes Welsh language in higher education receives prestigious Award

Dr Charles Buckley of Bangor University has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning. This is the first time such an award has gone to staff at Bangor University.

Publication date: 16 October 2012

Eight myths about women on the military frontline – and why we shouldn't believe them

This article by Leanne K SimpsonPhD Student, School of Psychology | Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance, Bangor University  was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Although women have proven themselves capable in frontline combat situations – most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan – sceptics argue that this does not demonstrate they are capable of the dirty, exhausting, terrifying and chaotic job that is offensive close combat.

Many myths, based on stereotype and perpetuated by a minority of “old and bold” military personnel, are historically unfounded. However, the findings do not seem to be filtering though – and popular opinion still believes that women are incapable of serving in ground close combat roles. It is time to put these myths to bed once and for all:

Publication date: 1 April 2016

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol - Bangor University Activities

University’s stand on the Eisteddfod  field. As one of the main sponsors of the Science & Technology Pavilion at the Eisteddfodl,  the University is hosting a number of activities and exhibitions  at the Pavilion through the week.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Elevate Cymru launched

More than 60 businesses attended the highly successful launch of the innovative project Elevate Cymru held at Bangor University recently. (Thursday March 1st).

Publication date: 15 March 2012

Eminent engineer launches Pontio Innovation

One of the UK's most eminent engineers, Professor Sir John O'Reilly was at Bangor University recently (28 January) to launch Arloesi Pontio Innovation.

Sir John O’Reilly was most recently Director General of Knowledge and Innovation for the UK Government. He is a former Head of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Bangor University. He then became Chief Executive of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University.

Publication date: 11 January 2016

Eminent Scientist to receive Royal Medal

An eminent British chemist who began his academic career at Bangor University, is one of three leading scientists to receive a Royal Medal this year.

Sir John Meurig Thomas Hon FREng FRS is awarded the 2016 Royal Medal for his pioneering work within catalytic chemistry, in particular on single-site heterogeneous catalysts, which have had a major impact on green chemistry, clean technology and sustainability.

Publication date: 9 August 2016

Emma Chappell is the Welsh Learner of the Year

It was a great pleasure to hear that Emma Chappell who attended Welsh for Adults classes at Bangor University and also works at the University in The Management Centre, is the Welsh Learner of the Year at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod this year. 

Publication date: 10 August 2017

Emoji 'fastest growing new language'

A Bangor University professor has teamed up with mobile giant TalkTalk to launch a new national PR campaign to help understand emojis – the picture based language.

Publication date: 19 May 2015

Emojis have hit Hollywood – and thriller or rom-com, they’ll take it by storm

Professor Vyv Evans, of the School of Linguistics and English Language writing in The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 3 August 2015

Encompassing World Culture

Local and international students will be getting dressed up to perform or share activities that provide a glimpse of their native cultures at an international festival taking place at Bangor University on Saturday, 30 November.

Publication date: 8 November 2013

Engineering at Bangor wins £500k for CLARET project

A unique new facility has opened at Bangor University.  The Centre, the first of its kind in Wales, will enable businesses to test a huge range of plastic electronics, space-related equipment and solar cells.

Publication date: 22 January 2014

Enigmatic Eliseg reveals its secrets

An Open Afternoon between 2-5 on Saturday 8 September will give the public an opportunity to find more about the third season of excavations at the Pillar of Eliseg, a ninth-century AD stone monument which stands on a prehistoric mound near Valle Crucis Abbey Llangollen, in north-east Wales. Archaeologists from Bangor and Chester Universities are returning to carry out a third season of excavations at the site between 26 August -16 September 2012.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Enough 'Anthropocene' nonsense – we already know the world is in crisis

At a public seminar at a respected university in Scandinavia on how to promote cross-disciplinary research last year, the dean of one of the faculties passed the comment that “now we are living in the Anthropocene, everything we see around us, everything in our environment, we realise is the result of human activity”.

An article by James Scourse, Professor of Marine Geology and Director of the Climate Change Consortium of Wales, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.


Publication date: 15 January 2016

Enterprise by Design

A pilot project developed for the Pontio Centre has seen academics from across Bangor University working with students, enterprise support staff and local business partners.

Publication date: 13 June 2013

Enterprising Bangor Students’ FLUX Success

A team from Bangor University have come second in the UK in the prestigious nationwide FLUX Competition, the higher education sector’s largest entrepreneurship competition which was held  recently.  Their challenge, which was designed to test business and commercial skills, was set by Costain; an international construction and engineering group.

Publication date: 29 April 2014

Enterprising students hold Christmas market

Handmade crafts and gifts were on offer at a Student Christmas Market which kicked off the festive season at Bangor University recently.  Over 80 enterprising students took part in the event,  which attracted over 500 visitors and was organised by the B-Enterprising Project .

Publication date: 14 December 2010

Enterprising Students rewarded by Bangor University

Bangor University has awarded new Entrepreneurship Scholarships worth a total of £5,000 to its students to mark the end of the academic year.

Publication date: 31 July 2013

Entrance Scholarship Winners 2011

From Bala to Bury St. Edmunds, from Poole to Pwllheli, new students from across the UK will be sharing Scholarship prizes totalling over £130,000 when they begin their degree courses at Bangor University next academic year.

Publication date: 28 March 2011

Entrepreneurial graduate through to Santander regional semi-finals

A Bangor University PhD graduate and entrepreneur has reached the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 regional semi-finals.

Publication date: 26 May 2017

Entrepreneurial students selected for Santander Universities competition

Entrepreneurial students pitched their ideas against each other to be selected to represent Bangor University at the UK Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.

Having presented their ideas or fledgling businesses to the judges and responded to some hard questioning, the successful Bangor University students will now be submitted for consideration for the final shortlist to win the UK Awards, which offer cash prizes of up to £15,000, mentoring and start-up support.

Publication date: 3 May 2016

Environmental Treble for Bangor University

Bangor University is the ‘greenest’ University in Wales according to People and Planet, the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.  In the 2012 League published in the Guardian, Bangor topped the League of Welsh Universities and moved from 28th to 19th in the UK wide table. And, at the same time as the League was announced, the University was being awarded Level 5 of the Green Dragon Environmental Standard for its commitment to achieving continual environmental improvement.

Publication date: 31 May 2012

Erosion of traditional ‘taboos’ threatens Madagascar’s lemurs

Madagascar is world famous for its unique animals, many of which are protected by law, but recent research has demonstrated that illegal hunting of these protected species may be widespread and pose an urgent threat the country’s globally important biodiversity.

Research by a team from Bangor University and the Malagasy organization Madagasikara Voakajy, reported in the online scientific and medical research journal, PLOS ONE  suggests that hunting of protected species in eastern Madagascar is increasing due to rapid social change, as appetites for meat increase and traditional taboos protecting the species, especially lemurs, become less powerful.

Publication date: 15 December 2011

ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

The ESRC Festival of Social Sciences is back in Bangor for its second year. This week long celebration of social sciences takes place every year across the whole of the UK. After a number of successful events last year, Bangor University is again holding two events to join in the celebration.

Publication date: 27 October 2017

ESRC PhD studentship at the School of Linguistics and English Language

One ESRC PhD studentship in Bilingualism is available from October 2014 at the School of Linguistics and English Language. This is a three-year studentship funded by the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre and Bangor University.

Publication date: 14 January 2014

Establishing links with Japan in personalised medicine

Establishing links with Japan in personalised medicine

Professor Dyfrig Hughes, co-Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, was among 7 UK delegates invited by the British Embassy in Tokyo, to participate in a workshop on personalised medicine.  Organised by the Science and Innovation section of the Embassy and with the support of the UK Government’s Global Partnership Fund, the workshop aimed to strengthen collaboration between the UK and Japan to establish long-term, sustainable relationships in science and innovation research & development.

Publication date: 27 February 2012

Ethical Internet hacker scoops £1,000 bounty

A Bangor University student recently scooped a £1,000 prize at a hackathon weekend in Russia. Jamie Woodruff, 21, a student at the School of Computer Science was invited to the Startup Weekend event in Moscow to do a live hack in front of around 1000 people. He was also a guest speaker at the event and gave a talk about cyber security. The Startup Weekend is a 56-hour hackathon where programmers, designers and entrepreneurs hacked up mind blowing websites, amazing apps, and incredible services in order to build fully functional businesses.

Publication date: 2 October 2014

Ethiopian ‘Church Forests’ are a crucial resource deserving of world heritage status

Nearly all of the natural forest cover has been lost in the highlands of Ethiopia, except for small areas of sacred forest surrounding the many individual churches of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church.

The first study to assess the conservation value of these forests has shown that the Ethiopian ‘church forests’, as they are known, play a crucial role in the protection of many species in this global biodiversity hotspot. Although these forests are managed individually, together they form an important network of habitats spread right over the vast area of the central and northern highlands of Ethiopia.

Publication date: 7 March 2016

E-tree with solar leaves heads to Glastonbury

Glastonbury festival-goers will be able to see an e-tree as part of a ‘Hidden wonders of the Woodland’ themed stand at the world-famous festival.

The e-tree, produced by Dr Andy Smith Senior Lecturer in Forestry at Bangor University in conjunction with Nigel Fisher, Conservator of Wytham Woods, and his team at Oxford University,  will be part of the ‘Sex & Bugs & Rock 'n Roll’ road show dreamed up by researchers at Lancaster University and championed by the British Ecological Society as a way of bringing science to the public.

Publication date: 15 June 2017

EU-backed project helps maximise the potential of Welsh businesses in the green economy

Economy Minister, Edwina Hart, today (15 May) launched the next phase of a project aimed at helping businesses in West Wales and the Valleys become more sustainable and support the low carbon economy.

The WISE Network is a collaborative project between Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea universities that enables businesses across the region to take full advantage of the growth in the green economy.

Publication date: 15 May 2013

EU backed project is ready to make more leaders

A flagship project at Bangor University has been granted £2.7m funding from the Welsh Government and the European social fund.

The new programme will be called ION Leadership and promises to deliver partly funded leadership training to 600 business owners and aspiring leaders in the Convergence area of Wales.

Publication date: 25 January 2016

EU-backed project leaves green economy with fresh shoots

Over 300 businesses, agencies and social enterprises in Wales have benefitted directly from a project to develop a sustainable Green Economy in Wales and Ireland.

Publication date: 7 October 2014

EU boost to lead business success

A £3.9m EU backed initiative to help business owners and managers gain new leadership and management skills was announced by Finance and Government Business Minister, Jane Hutt, today [11.12.15].

Led by Swansea University in partnership with Bangor University, the ION Leadership project is backed with £2.7m from the European Social Fund to raise skills and drive forward productivity and turnover in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as in larger organisations.

Publication date: 11 December 2015

EU Referendum

Regarding the EU Referendum.

Publication date: 24 June 2016

European Masters Weightlifting comes to Bangor

Bangor University Sport Centre, Canolfan Brailsford will be hosting the European Masters Weightlifting event from 13th - 20th June 2015.

Publication date: 9 June 2015

European Powerlifting Champion awarded Llew Rees Memorial Prize

Bangor University has awarded its annual highest sporting award, the Llew Rees Memorial Prize, to the 2017 European Powerlifting Champion. Chrystal Williams, 21, from Bolton has been awarded the prize as she has made the greatest contribution to raising the profile of Bangor University sport by her personal achievement at international level.

Publication date: 30 June 2017

European tourists to Wales to have new window on the past

European tourists visiting Wales will be able to read historical accounts of visits to Wales through the ages via a new portal to be completed next year.

Publication date: 12 June 2017

EuroVisions How others have viewed Wales

Have you ever wondered how others see us? A new public exhibition, drawing on research at Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures, looks at how European visitors – including explorers, tourists and refugees – have viewed Wales since the mid-eighteenth century. The exhibition at Bangor’s new Storiel is called EuroVisions: Wales through the Eyes of European Visitors, 1750-2015 and runs from April to 2 July.

Publication date: 29 April 2016

Everybody Counts

'Mae Pawb yn Cyfrif' (Everybody Counts) is the claim made by Emeritus Professor Gareth Roberts in a Welsh-language publication of the same title. Written in Welsh, this 'popular' book will appeal to all tastes - those who love mathematics as well as those who hate it!

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Everybody has a dark side…

Look out for Bangor University’s striking neo Gothic Main Arts Building -‘acting’ as  part of  composite exterior for converted Victorian ‘Asylum’ in ‘Bedlam’, Sky Living’s brand new spooky drama.

The series starts at 10.00 on Monday 7 February. See : http://skyliving.sky.com/top-shows/bedlam

he ‘Bedlam’ crew enjoyed their location filming at University, and turned a few heads during two days last July. They stayed at the accommodation at the Management Centre.

Publication date: 4 February 2011

Every Teacher is a Language Teacher

Introducing the Welsh language across the curriculum was the focus of a timely discussion organised by Bangor University at the stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod on Friday 8 June.

Publication date: 10 June 2012

Excellent Employment policies recognised

Bangor University’s excellent employment policies enable the University to attract some of the best national and international researchers, and this will now been recognised for another four years with the successful review of the University’s European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.

Publication date: 3 November 2016

Excellent Private and Public Procurement can assist in achieving multiple benefits

Carefully written procurement policies can enable local authorities to achieve multiple goals such as achieving efficiency savings and supporting local businesses, according to Professor Dermot Cahill, Director of the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies and Head of Bangor University’s Law Schoo

Publication date: 21 March 2012

Excellent work recognised

Bangor University's Marketing team has been shortlisted for the Euro RSCG Heist's Marketing Department of the Year award.  This follows recent statistics that show that Bangor University has increased its undergraduate applications by 21 % compared with an increase of 3% amongst similar universities.

Publication date: 16 May 2011

Excellent work up for Award

Tonight,  (26.5.11) Bangor University's Marketing team  find out if they are to win the Euro RSCG Heist's Marketing Department of the Year award.  This follows recent statistics that show that Bangor University has increased its undergraduate applications by 21 % compared with an increase of 3% amongst similar universities.

Publication date: 26 May 2011

Exciting new collaboration between Bangor University Law School and Amnesty International offers Armed Conflict workshop

Bangor University is joining forces with Amnesty International to offer expert training in the protection of women and children in armed conflict.

Publication date: 25 June 2012

Exciting new developments at the School of Chemistry…

School of Chemistry successful in securing two significant funding bids.

Publication date: 22 August 2012

Exciting new opportunity to study Social Policy through the Medium of Welsh offered

The School of Social Sciences has 38 full time academic staff members who teach and research in a wide variety of fields. Further information about the School and the research interests of staff members are available on its web site .

Publication date: 7 September 2011

Exciting Programme of Chinese Arts to welcome Chinese New Year

Bangor residents and student can prepare to welcome the Chinese New Year as never before this year, with a packed programme of Chinese Cultural Activities to whet their appetites for all things Chinese, in advance of the Chinese new year celebration period which rund between 10-21 February.

Publication date: 31 January 2013

Exercise training alone does not lead to weight loss in females in the medium term

New research from Bangor University has shown that exercise training alone does not lead to weight loss in women.

Publication date: 15 November 2017

EX- FOREIGN SECRETARY IN CONVERSATION

Former Cabinet Minister David Miliband talked candidly about his life and career at Bangor University recently (Thursday 24 March). Mr Miliband

Publication date: 25 March 2011

Exhibition and discussion “Bilingual Communities of the World”

Local people will have an opportunity to learn more about other bilingual communities in the world at an exhibition and discussion which takes place on Wednesday, 2 November 2011 at Studio 1, Galeri, Caernarfon.

Publication date: 22 September 2011

Exhibition offers opportunity to take part in historic tax debate

An exhibition which outlines the history of taxes in Wales and which encourages visitors to offer their views on the country’s first piece of tax legislation in modern times will be on show in Bangor University’s Management Centre until 28 November.

Finance Minister Jane Hutt launched the exhibition in Bangor before attending the first north wales meeting of the Tax Forum. The Forum, which includes Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor Law School, is a group of stakeholders which provides advice on tax law, administration and the way in which Welsh tax policy and legislation is developed.

Publication date: 20 November 2014

Experience Medieval worship at St Teilo’s Church

Step into the Medieval Church of St Teilo’s next week (Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th  11.30 & 4.00) and you will experience, as closely as possible, the sights and sounds that accompanied our Medieval ancestors at prayer. The rare and unusual services take place at the reconstructed medieval decorated church of St Teilo at St Fagans: National History Museum of Wales.

Publication date: 9 September 2011

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

Experts of the future brought to Wales

The establishment of a Doctoral Training Centre will allow 33 new postgraduate studentships to be offered every year in Wales for the next five years.

 

The postgraduates will be trained in a range of important disciplines, including social policy, psychology, economics, environmental planning and linguistics.

Publication date: 4 February 2011

Explore your Archive

Three Bangor University students will be sharing the fruits of their research at the University’s Archive at an open event on Wednesday 18 November.

The three were chosen by the Archive, part of the University’s Library & Archive Service, as part of a National campaign across the UK, “Archwiliwch eich Archif / Explore your Archive”, which is raising awareness of the amazing archive collections to be found across the Country.

Publication date: 13 November 2015

Explosives detection research being conducted at Bangor University

Scientists at the School of Chemistry in Bangor University are working on novel sensor technology which will, it is hoped, soon be trialled in airports.  The group at the School of Chemistry in Bangor is working as part of a European consortium called Nanosecure.  The group consists of 26 partners both academic and industrial all working towards an integrated system which will detect airborne explosives, narcotics, chemical and biological agents.  The system will also be able to decontaminate the air from chemical and bio agents should some be detected.  It will do this by integrating with a building’s air-conditioning units.  One of the partners in this consortium is Schiphol Airport where it is hoped the units will be trialled.

Publication date: 8 November 2010

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

Extinct Elephant Seal population reveals an evolutionary ‘time-machine’

Genetic diversity within isolated populations can occur quite rapidly in evolutionary terms, according to findings of a paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B (available online 29.1.14 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.3078).

Publication date: 29 January 2014

Extreme athletes gain control through fear, and sometimes pay the price

Originally published on The Conversation by Tim Woodman, Professor and Head of the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University, Lew Hardy, Emeritus Professor, Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance at Bangor University and Matthew Barlow, Post-Doc Researcher in Sport Psychology at Bangor University. Read the original article.

Publication date: 22 May 2015

Extremes Research group to investigate altitude illness in Himalayan expedition

This week, academics from Bangor University will lead an expedition to the Himalayas as part of a research project to investigate altitude related illness. Researchers Dr Samuel Oliver and Dr Jamie Macdonald, PhD student Gabriella Rossetti and undergraduate Sport Science student James Pollard  - all from Bangor University’s School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences - will be part of the 55-strong team comprising of medical doctors, scientists and mountain rescuers, who will embark on the expedition on the 20th March, returning on the 25th April.

Publication date: 19 March 2015

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

Facial cosmetics have little effect on attractiveness judgments compared with identity

The idea that cosmetics make you more attractive is all around us. The internet features thousands of tutorials on how to apply makeup, fashion magazines comment on different makeup styles of celebrities, and many women feel they wouldn’t leave the house without it. This simple, day-to-day behaviour has also been the subject of scientific inquiry, with many studies finding that not only are women rated as more attractive with makeup, but also as healthier, more competent, and more likeable.

Publication date: 28 January 2015

Fact Check: Do six million people earn less than the living wage?

I’m angry and fed up with the way in which six million people earn less than the living wage.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, interviewed on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on April 23.

To assess this claim by Jeremy Corbyn, distinguishing various low-wage floors is important. In 2017, the Living Wage Foundation’s higher voluntary Real Living Wage (RLW) is £9.75 an hour in London, £8.45 elsewhere, based on a calculation of living costs.

The government’s compulsory wage floor is lower and covers all employees. For employees aged 25 and over, it’s called the National Living Wage (NLW) and is £7.50 per hour. For younger employees, it’s called the National Minimum Wage, and ranges from £3.50 to £7.05.

Publication date: 27 April 2017

'Facts are not truth': Hilary Mantel goes on the record about historical fiction

In a recent talk at the Hay literary festival, Cambridge historian and biographer John Guy said he had seen an increasing number of prospective students citing Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning historical novels, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, as supporting evidence for their knowledge of Tudor history.

This article by Michael Durrant, Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, School of English Literature,was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 13 June 2017

Fairest workload and second in Wales for Student Care

Bangor University has the fairest workload in the UK according to a recent survey of students, who placed Bangor in joint first place for that element, and second in Wales for overall student satisfaction.

Publication date: 29 April 2013

Fancy building your own internet or even a robot?

Fancy some robot building? Some interesting free events for 11-19 year olds are being organised by Technocamps, so come along and get involved.

Publication date: 4 July 2013

Fascinating insights offered in new Lecture series in Bethesda

From zombies in the Mabinogi to Welsh on Facebook; from child psychology to the literature of the London Welsh and from Italian cinema to the depths surrounding the Titanic, some of Bangor University’s most talented lecturers will be visiting Neuadd Ogwen in Bethesda over the next six weeks to discuss a wide range of topics.

Publication date: 28 October 2014

Fate of the Language Exhibition

Bangor University will hold a “Fate of the Language Exhibition” to mark the 50th anniversary since the broadcast of ‘Tynged yr Iaith’ by Saunders Lewis.

The exhibition, which will be held in the Council Chamber in the Main Arts Building from February 13 2012, has been organised by the Archives and Special Collections at Bangor University.

Publication date: 13 February 2012

Father and step-daughter win awards at Welsh Film Festival.

The short film Not, directed by John Bryan Evans, a student at Bangor University and former pupil of Ysgol Friars, won the Best Welsh language film award at Ffresh, the student moving image festival in Wales, and his step daughter also received the Best Actress award for her wonderful performance in the film.

Publication date: 11 March 2013

Fears for offender rehabilitation as Britain embraces US-style probation

An article by Martina Y. FeilzerBangor University's School of Social Sciences and John DeeringThe University of South Walesoriginally published on The ConversationRead the original article.

One of the most dramatic and radical changes the last coalition government made to criminal justice went almost unnoticed. In 2014, the probation service that had stood for more than 100 years was broken up. It was split into a National Probation Service, responsible for about 30% of the previous probation workload, and community rehabilitation companies responsible for the remaining 70%.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Ffordd Pawb/ Coherent Connections- an innovative project comes to Bangor

Psychology students at Bangor University are getting involved in an innovative international project which could provide creative new solutions for complex modern problems faced in Bangor, as well as by other communities.

Publication date: 11 October 2016

Film producer’s challenge to politicians and the media

Oscar-winning producer David Puttnam who produced Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields and Memphis Belle, will deliver a Public Lecture at Bangor University on Wednesday 1 May, and he promises some incisive comments about the Leveson Report and the state of the media.

Publication date: 19 April 2013

Final four announced for Eisteddfod Welsh Learner of the Year!

It was a great pleasure to hear that Hugh, Emma, Richard a Daniela, who attended Welsh for Adults classes at Bangor University, had reached the final round of the Welsh Learner of the Year at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod this year.  Emma also works at the University in The Management Centre.

Publication date: 25 May 2017

Final Year Biomedical Science Student Makes Break-Through Cancer Discovery

A long standing enigma in cancer biology is how the cell growth regulator Cdc2 can be active and inactive at the same time. Human cells stop dividing in the presence of genetic damage by inactivating Cdc2, but they also need active Cdc2 to remove the genomic defects.

Publication date: 2 July 2015

Fine Art student on international exchange to Australia

Llewelyn Buckingham heads down under to study fine art full time at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

First Artistic Director of Pontio appointed

Bangor University has appointed Elen ap Robert as the first Artistic Director of Pontio, the University’s new £40m arts and innovation centre.

Publication date: 3 January 2012

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

First count your species- Scientists urge better information before further conservation decisions are made in Australia

Arguments have raged about whether or not dingoes should be culled and how far they are useful in safeguarding threatened smaller fauna, as they prey on the larger cats and foxes.   While the Australian wildlife services are spending thousands on other means of controlling non-native species, without achieving great results, there is evidence that maintaining dingo numbers benefits the smaller mammals.

A paper in the Journal of Applied Ecology (doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12250 published Friday 10 April) urges all the participants in what has been, at times, a heated debate, to lay down their differences and get back into the field to collate the robust data necessary to provide certainty for management action.

Publication date: 9 April 2014

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

First Ever Psychology Conference to be held in Welsh

The first ever Psychology Conference to be held solely in Welsh takes place at Bangor University on Monday 4 November 2013.

Bangor University’s School of Psychology is presenting the event. The School, which is internationally renowned, has also been developing its Welsh medium psychology provision recently. The Conference is free, but delegated need to book in advance. There is also simultaneous translation for non-Welsh speakers.

Publication date: 24 October 2013

First film training programme for Wales up for Lottery award

A film training programme which aims to give young people the opportunity to forge a career in the film industry, and which was offered in Wales for the first time this year, has been named as one of the finalists for a National Lottery award.

The BFI Film Academy, which is run at various locations, including at Bangor University by staff and alumni at the University’s School of Creative Studies and Media, is one of seven finalists nominated in the Education Award category of the National Lottery Good Causes Award 2014.

Publication date: 8 July 2014

First Global Study: Seagrass beds can store twice as much carbon as forests

Globally threatened seabed areas are hotspots for carbon storage according to a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience this week (20.5.11 doi:10.1038/ngeo1477 ). The study “Seagrass Ecosystems as a Globally Significant Carbon Stock” is the first global analysis of carbon stored in seagrass meadows.

Publication date: 22 May 2012

First investigation of eye-tracking in Electronic Gaming Machine play

New research, funded by GambleAware used eye-tracking to investigate how machine players pay attention to Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) displays in local bookmaker offices.

The research, conducted by Professor Robert Rogers and colleagues at Bangor University's School of Psychology is the first study to use eye-tracking to improve our understanding of how machine players pay attention to roulette and slot games in commercial settings. The study describes the distribution of visual attention towards the game features of roulette and slots, and offers methodology for studying and optimizing the timing, placement and content of harm-minimisation messaging. The data show that problem gamblers look less often at the roulette wheel while placing bets and while it spun, compared to non-problem gamblers, and tended to look away from the machine more frequently. By contrast, in slot games, problem gamblers looked more frequently at amount-won messages.

Publication date: 26 April 2017

First Minister announces a welcome for overseas students in Wales

Post-Brexit Wales will welcome overseas students and the Welsh Government will press the UK government to ensure they do not fall victim of plans to reduce immigration. That was the message from First Minister Carwyn Jones when he addressed students and academics at Bangor University recently.

Publication date: 14 November 2016

First Minister first to volunteer for Welsh Speech Recognition resource

Carwyn Jones, Wales’ First Minister, was the first to respond to a new appeal by Bangor University for volunteers to record their voices to help create a new Welsh language Speech Recognition Resource.

Publication date: 7 July 2014

First Minister launches multi-million pound arts centre for Bangor

Pontio, an iconic arts and innovation centre in the heart of Bangor was launched today [Friday 21 January] when First Minister Carwyn Jones visited the development.

Publication date: 21 January 2011

First Minister launches new North and Mid Wales Centre of Teacher Education

The First Minister of Wales, Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, today (14 January 2011) launched the new North and Mid Wales Centre of Teacher Education.
The launch took place at the School of Education & Lifelong Learning at Bangor University, and over 150 staff, students and school mentors at Aberystwyth joined the launch via a live video link. There was also a live video link with the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales studio in Cardiff.

Publication date: 14 January 2011

First Modern Welsh Historian commemorated

A historian who changed the face of modern Welsh history is to be commemorated with a biennial Public Lecture in his name at Bangor University.

 

The inaugural J. E. Lloyd Lecture will discuss J.E. Lloyd’s own reinterpretation of Welsh history. The Lecture takes place at 6.15 on Friday 22 October at Bangor University’s Main Arts Lecture Theatre and is open to all.

Publication date: 12 October 2010

First North Wales Welsh Baccalaureate Conference

Around 90 school teachers attended the first ever North Wales Welsh Baccalaureate Conference organised by Bangor University recently.

The event, held in the University’s Pontio building, focussed on the individual project component of the revised Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, which all schools and colleges in Wales have to deliver as part of their curriculum.

Publication date: 4 October 2016

First novel wins Award and Doctorate

A novel written as part of a Creative Writing course at Bangor University has just won The Write Factor Shortlist Award, 2014 and been published  for new author, Rhian Waller.

Rhian’s debut novel, Eithe’s Way, was written as part of a Creative and Critical Writing PhD at Bangor University’s School of English.

Publication date: 30 June 2014

First partially sighted ascent of Matterhorn

A Bangor University researcher will soon attempt to complete the first partially sighted ascent of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

Publication date: 29 August 2013

First Welsh Bursaries at School of Psychology lead to local posts

Having become the first University to introduce an MSc qualification in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in Europe in 2003, a student at Bangor University’s School of Psychology following the ABA MSc, has become the first Masters students at the School to submit a Master’s thesis written in Welsh. Applied behavioural science focuses on the use of basic learning principles to develop positive behaviour change for individuals, groups of people, and society at large.

Publication date: 21 December 2012

Five-country survey of carers highlights continuing delays in dementia diagnosis across countries

Today, at the 27th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Berlin, Prof. Bob Woods (Bangor University, Wales, United Kingdom) presented the top line results of a five-country survey on the experience of 1,409 carers of a diagnosis of dementia.

Publication date: 3 October 2017

Five things you need to know about the Radovan Karadžić case

Yvonne McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Law at Bangor University wrote this 'explainer' article for  The Conversation prior to the recent International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia  judgment. Read the original article.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is issuing its judgment in the case of Radovan Karadžić, arguably its most high-profile accused since the trial of Slobodan Milošević, which ended in 2005. Here’s all you need to know about this landmark decision.

Publication date: 30 March 2016

Food across the generations

Takeaways, supermarkets, fast foods, runner beans from Kenya and pizza in the freezer. We just can’t do without them today can we? Who can imagine a world without a wide selection of prepared foods? Cast your mind back a couple of generations and this vast choice of food was unimaginable.  On Thursday, 26th February there will be a cross generation community lunch held at Busy Bees café, Penrhyndeudraeth between 12-2 o'clock to discuss the food of yesterday and today.

Publication date: 19 February 2015

Food Dudes has spun out

Over the past ten years the Food Dudes programme at the School of Psychology has gone from strength to strength – winning grants, accolades, and awards around the world. In the process, it has improved the eating habits and health of hundreds of thousands of kids.  And recently, leading the school’s drive toward commercialisation, the programme has become its own spin-out company -  Food Dudes Health Ltd (FDH).

Publication date: 1 June 2012

Food Dudes interactive stories help toddlers get active for life

Bangor University’s research on behaviour change led by the late Professor Fergus Lowe and Professor Pauline Horne has led to the creation of the highly effective Food Dudes Behavioural Change System to improve children’s health and wellbeing. The award-winning System uses the key behavioural principles of role modelling, rewards and repeated tasting to help children aged 2 – 11 years to enjoy eating fruit and vegetables and change their diets for life. The System has been trialled internationally and in 2012 its success led to the creation of a successful spin-out social enterprise company called Food Dudes Health.

Publication date: 2 December 2014

‘Food Dudes’ Professor Appointed European Expert

Professor Fergus Lowe, who leads the successful Food Dudes healthy eating programme at Bangor University, has been appointed a permanent member of the European Commission Group of Experts who provide technical advice on the Commission’s School Fruit Scheme.

Publication date: 19 December 2011

Food Dudes to rescue children from General Junk

At The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Annual Livery Banquet held at the Mansion House in London on Thursday 17th February 2011, Professor Fergus Lowe, co-director of Bangor University’s successful Food Dudes Programme, addressed a distinguished array of guests who included the Lord Mayor of the City of London and the Sheriffs, the New Zealand High Commissioner,  the Dean of Canterbury, four Commanders-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Commissioner of the City London Police, senior representatives of the legal profession, Masters of four other livery companies as well as leaders of the fruit industry.

Publication date: 22 February 2011

Food Dudes win international acclaim

Dr Pauline Horne and Professor Fergus Lowe of Bangor University have been presented with an award for their pioneering work on childhood obesity in front of an audience of 4,000 academics from many different countries, at a conference held in Seattle recently.

Publication date: 11 June 2012

Footballers’ voices: gambling and addiction in football

Media reports have highlighted gambling problems amongst a minority of professional footballers. New research, published in Addiction Research Theory, has revealed how some players could develop difficulties with their gambling, and what can be done to help them seek treatment.

Footballers with a range of professional experiences, who have experienced gambling problems, were interviewed as part of research by Bangor, London and Oxford universities. The researchers had direct access to the players to learn about their experiences of gambling and how and why their gambling became a problem.

Publication date: 19 August 2016

Forest conservation approaches must recognise the rights of local people

Until the 1980s, biodiversity conservation in the tropics focused on the “fines and fences” approach: creating protected areas from which local people were forcibly excluded. More recently, conservationists have embraced the notion of “win-win”: a dream world where people and nature thrive side by side.

This article by Sarobidy Rakotonarivo, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Stirling and Neal Hockley, Research Lecturer in Economics & Policy, Bangor University  was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 9 August 2017

Forget Jon Snow, watch the young women to find out how Game of Thrones ends

For Game of Thrones fans, the current series has been a bit of a mystery. As the television writers have picked up the storyline where author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice novels ended, there is, for the first time, no original text to refer back to.

 

This article by Raluca Radulescu, Professor of Medieval Literature and English Literature, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 25 August 2017

Forging new research talent

The search is on for the next generation of talented researchers building their careers in Wales.

Welsh Crucible, the development scheme for the nation’s research leaders of the future, is recruiting for this summer’s capacity-building programme.

Publication date: 8 February 2012

Former student completes epic 30,000 mile journey to South Africa to raise money for charity

A Bangor Univerity graduate has just completed an epic 30,000 mile drive to South Africa and back in a bid to raise £10,000 for two charities, Link Ethiopia and Alzheimer’s Research Trust.

Publication date: 11 May 2011

Four Bangor academics appointed Fellows of Learned Society

Four Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of The Learned Society of Wales as a result of the Society’s 2013 Election of new Fellows.

Publication date: 2 May 2013

Four New Lecturers Appointed to Bangor University

For the fourth consecutive year, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has appointed individuals to work in various areas at Bangor University in order to increase the Welsh medium provision.

Publication date: 26 September 2014

Four out of four for Bangor University in Green Gown Awards Finals

Bangor University has reached the 2016 finals of the Green Gown Awards with all four of its entries.  It is the first year that the University has entered these prestigious awards, run by The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC). The University joins over 100 other finalists representing a combined population of 1.5 million students and nearly quarter of a million staff who benefit from pioneering sustainability initiatives in teaching, leadership, research, and student life.

Publication date: 13 July 2016

Fourth Bangor Science Festival is on the horizon

Planning for the fourth annual Bangor Science Festival is well under way and the 2014 Festival is certainly shaping up.  The Science Festival will be held during National Science and Engineering Week from Friday 14th March and Sunday23rd March 2014.

Publication date: 28 January 2014

Frankincense, given by the Wise Men, could be the latest super ingredient

Frankincense was considered precious enough to be presented by the Wise Men to the baby Jesus, along with gold and myrrh.

It is a natural substance which was greatly valued in the ancient world.

What was it that made frankincense a precious gift fit for a king?

Publication date: 5 January 2016

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

Free Chemistry Training for Individuals and Companies in Interreg Regions

Individuals and companies in the counties of north and west Wales can access free training in a range of chemistry-related topics at Bangor University over the coming 12 months.

Publication date: 24 July 2013

Free lunch-time concerts

Bangor University has opened its doors to a range of concerts for nearly a hundred years. The Music at Bangor Concert Series brings around thirty concerts to Bangor during the academic year: a diverse mix ranging from concerts for chamber ensembles to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Publication date: 26 October 2011

French grief reflects respect for a certain kind of athlete

France is in mourning after 10 people – including three of the country’s most celebrated sporting icons – died in a helicopter crash in Argentina. Swimmer Camille Muffat, boxer Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were participants in a television survival show.

Since their deaths were confirmed, there has been an outpouring of grief in France. Muffat, Vastine and Arthaud all captured the imagination of the French public. Their fame shows that France celebrates its athletes a little differently to some of its neighbours. Where in the UK or Italy footballers rule the roost, in France, it is sometimes a different kind of athlete in the spotlight.

Publication date: 11 March 2015

Freshers get directed routes to University

Welcome Week at Bangor University has come around again this year, and, as the University and its Peer Guides prepare to greet its new students, local residents are advised that there may be some traffic delays in and around Bangor over the weekend of 20-21 September. Traffic can be expected to be heavy with around 2,000 students and their parents arriving at the University’s various halls of residence.

Publication date: 11 September 2014

Freshers get directed routes to University

Welcome Week at Bangor University has come around again this year, and, as the University and its Peer Guides prepare to greet its new students, local residents are advised that there may be some traffic delays in and around Bangor over the week-end of 21-22 September. Traffic can be expected to be heavy with around 2,000 students and their parents arriving at the University’s various halls of residence.

Publication date: 17 September 2013

Friday's Eisteddfod Activities - A Day of Poetry, music and film

A Day of Poetry, music and film.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

From Antony Gormley to Wolfgang Tillmans, artists' Remain posters leave something to be desired

This article by , Subject Leader for Fine Art, Bangor University, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Artists have risen to the challenge of making posters for political motive throughout history. Now we approach a referendum that could divide Britain from the EU and change the face of Europe; an important enough issue to raise the creative juices if ever there was one. Accordingly, contemporary artists and designers have been commissioned by Britain Stronger in Europe to create new works, a series of posters that can be seen adorning many a window.

Publication date: 14 June 2016

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

From avatars to apps: why we still love to go down the rabbit hole with Alice

This article by Lyle Skains Lecturer in Writing at the School of Creative Studies & Media was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

 

Few in the English-speaking world (and even the non-English-speaking world) are unfamiliar with Alice and her encounters with nonsense and play in Wonderland, whether through the original texts, or their many adaptations. Alice has walked across pages, stages, and screens; she is playable and played.

Publication date: 7 July 2015

From filming the Student Dance Society to working with Dr Who….

A BAFTA winner now running his own film company is quick to credit his success to the support and encouragement he received while studying at Bangor University.

Osian Williams is already making a name for himself as an independent film-maker, having won a BAFTA Cymru award* while he was a student in the School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor University.

Publication date: 17 April 2015

From Geoffrey Chaucer to Jeff Sessions, misspeaking is when you lie about lying

When US attorney-general Jeff Sessions told his confirmation hearing he had not had any communication with any Russians during the presidential election campaign, only for it to turn out that he had twice met with the Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, he was apparently “misspeaking”. So that’s ok then. 

But maybe not – while “misspeak” undoubtedly has the innocent connotation of “speaking incorrectly” or even “mispronouncing”, it is a sad reflection on contemporary life that whenever a politician uses a word, no matter how blameless the context might appear, people are less and less inclined to take the meaning of that word at face value.

This article by John Olsson, Lecturer in Law and Criminology, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 6 March 2017

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

From Mumbai to the Menai Science Park

Bangor University international student, Nebu George, has been appointed as Menai Science Park Ltd’s archaeology intern. The company recently received outline planning permission for M-SParc, a state-of-the-art science park in Gaerwen on Anglesey, and the archaeological survey is part of the conditions for full planning permission.

Publication date: 17 June 2015

From “What? A Woman?” to “What a Woman!”

Public lecture: 

Have women finally broken through the political glass ceiling? Are Hillary Clinton, Theresa May, Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon and Leanne Wood symptoms of a fundamental shift or mere aberrations in a persistently male-dominated arena? Can women also rise to the top in other spheres, or are the odds stacked against them?

Publication date: 22 November 2016

Fujitsu win contract to boost super computing in Wales

Global technology giant Fujitsu has today (March 22) been named as the successful bidder to partner with the Universities in Wales to create a unique £40 million world-class super computing network, a research and innovation institute and a skills academy.

The supporting infrastructure will stretch to the four corners of Wales and have a reach across the rest of the globe.

Publication date: 22 March 2011

Funding awarded to complete cataloguing of Penrhyn Castle papers

Bangor University’s Archives and Special Collections has been successful in a grant application for assistance with the cataloguing of the remaining Penrhyn Castle papers.

The National Cataloguing Grants Programme awarded a grant of £46,487 to complete the cataloguing of 47 linear metres of archival material. The papers relating to the sugar plantations in Jamaica owned by the Pennant family and the material relating to the Penrhyn Quarry Strike of 1900-1903 will be of particular importance to national and international historians.

Publication date: 20 November 2014

Funding boost for language mentoring project

A project to raise the profile of modern foreign languages has received extended funding from Welsh Government to reach pupils in rural parts of Wales.

Publication date: 2 June 2017

Funding boost for the National Centre for Population Health & Wellbeing Research

Bangor, Swansea and Cardiff Universities have recently won £2,249,927 funding from Health and Care Research Wales (formerly NISCHR) to lead the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research (NCPHWR), an all Wales Research Centre.

Publication date: 27 May 2015

Funding for Pontio development welcomed

Bangor University has welcomed the announcement of funding for the Pontio development as a tremendous boost for the north Wales economy. This £27.5m investment by the Welsh Assembly Government and European Regional Development Fund, will create and safeguard hundreds of jobs and become a platform from which economic growth in the area can develop.

Publication date: 2 December 2010

Funding to develop dementia researchers

In Wales there at 45,000 people living with dementia and the cost of illness has been estimated at £1.4 billion per year. The highest part of this cost is unpaid care by family and friends. Support services can be fragmented and difficult for people to access across health and social care sectors. Poor transport links and the risk of carers feeling more isolated and unsupported are particular challenges for rural areas.

Researchers at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences have been awarded over half a million pounds in funding to undertake fellowships in dementia research. These fellowships, funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales, aim to build capacity in health and social care research by supporting individuals to become independent researchers and to undertake high-quality research projects’.

Publication date: 30 August 2017

Further evidence of Bangor University’s increasing popularity

Bangor University achieved the second-highest improvement in overall rankings of UK universities in the results of the 2016 Guardian University Guide league tables, which are published today (Tuesday 26 May) by The Guardian.

Publication date: 26 May 2015

G8 summit announces £4 million research project about improving life with dementia

Researchers at Bangor University have been awarded £4 million to lead the ‘Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active life: Living well with dementia’ (IDEAL) project. The study will be carried out in collaboration with Cardiff University, Brunel University, the London School of Economics, King’s College London, Sussex University, the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE), the Alzheimer’s Society and Innovations in Dementia CIC.

Publication date: 11 December 2013

"Game changing" flagship researcher programme secures national accolade

A flagship Welsh development programme described as “game changing” and which harnesses the talent of top researchers in Wales to help tackle some of society’s major challenges has secured a national accolade.

Publication date: 6 December 2013

Geiriadur Bangor (The Bangor Dictionary)

The BBC’s Welsh English dictionary is back in its new incarnation! 

When the BBC’s dictionary was taken down from the web due to the retirement of its old software, a number of people were sad to lose it. Although there are now a number of other on-line Welsh English dictionaries in existence, many users, including Welsh learners, liked its simple, easy to use interface. Its combination of general vocabulary and the latest technical terms was also very popular.

The Language Technologies Unit at Bangor University’s Canolfan Bedwyr, as original creators of the dictionary, were asked if they could reinstate it and publish it on the university’s website.

Publication date: 27 November 2014

Generation Beth reveals that Wales’ youth value their vote and feel European

S4C are calling on the young people of Wales to share their experiences as part of an interactive European project. Lecturer Dr. Cynog Prys and a doctoral student Shân Pritchard of the School of Social Science, have been invited to discuss and analyse the finding of the project that has partners in in 12 European countries.

This innovative project, called 'Generation Beth' is an evolution of a highly successful survey conducted in France in 2013 called 'Generation quoi'. This time, 12 countries, including Wales have joined France to create a truly European event. The project is led in Wales by S4C and the production company Cwmni Da.

Publication date: 6 May 2016

Generous nursing students spread festive cheer to rehabilitation ward patients

Student nurses from Bangor University are bringing some additional Christmas cheer to patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Second year adult nursing students Ceri Davies, Kate Topple and Fern Williams, along with their lecturer Angela Williams, have filled shoeboxes with festive treats for patients on Bedwen, Onnen and ENT wards

Publication date: 22 December 2016

Geography student pitches in to promote north Wales’ first community- owned hydro project

A Bangor University student is helping members of the community at Abergwyngregyn promote the first large community-owned hydroelectricity generating scheme in north Wales.

Publication date: 13 August 2014

George Osborne Meets the Food Dudes

Primary School pupils following a healthy eating project run by a Bangor University ‘spin-out’ social enterprise, met with UK Chancellor George Osbourne MP recently.

The children at St Vincent’s RC Primary school in Knutsford, Cheshire are following a new pilot programme of the Food Dudes project which is designed to improve healthy eating amongst children.

Publication date: 20 December 2013

Get better at managing multiple medicine use, warns report

Policy, medical training and clinical practice have failed to adapt to a significant increase in the number of patients taking multiple prescription drugs, according to a new report published by The King’s Fund and authored by an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Bangor University.

Publication date: 28 November 2013

Get married at Bangor University

Bangor University now holds a full wedding license which means that happy couples can have both the civil ceremony and the reception on site. To celebrate, the University will be holding their first ever Wedding Fayre on Sunday September 2nd which will give guest a chance to see what’s on offer.

Publication date: 14 August 2012

Get out your Bikes for Dyslexia help on Sunday May 15th

Following last year’s successful Bike Ride, which raised £270 for Bangor University’s Miles Dyslexia Centre’s work with dyslexic children, another ride is being organised for Sunday 15th May. Like last year, it will take a route between Bangor, Bethesda and towards Caernarfon, and will all be on lanes or cycle paths. 

The main ride is 35 miles, with a shorter route of 15 miles for the less ambitious.  

Publication date: 4 May 2011

Getting to the heart of the matter

n a research project for the ESRC Public Services Programme, co-funded by the General Medical Council (the regulatory body for doctors), Dr Mark Exworthy and Professor Jonathan Gabe from Royal Holloway-University of London, and Ian Rees Jones from Bangor University, explored the impact of disclosure of death rates on cardiac surgeons. In 2009, they undertook an in-depth study at the micro level of a surgical unit, the meso level of the hospital in which the unit was based and the local Primary Care Trust, and the macro level of the regulatory environment. The research explored the connections between clinical professionals, managers and regulators.

Publication date: 4 March 2011

Getting Welsh GPs to act more quickly on cancer symptoms

A research project at  Bangor University will look at early cancer diagnosis - a priority area for the Welsh Government, as late presentation of cancer is thought to significantly contribute to the relatively poor survival of Welsh cancer patients compared to the rest of the UK.  The award had been made to Professor Richard Neal from the University's North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, himself a practicing G.P and a world-leader in the field of early cancer diagnosis.

Publication date: 1 March 2016

Giraffes aren’t dangerous – but they will soon be endangered

Dr Matt Hayward, of the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography writing in The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 6 August 2015

Girls get a chance to 'discover science'

Tracking down Rhino DNA, creating electronic clubwear or exploring the rocky shore isn’t usually how 14-year- old girls spend their Saturday mornings. 

However, the Discover Science Saturday Club for Girls - a joint project between Bangor University and Careers Wales – has seen 25 youngsters coming forward to spend their Saturdays finding out more about science, engineering and technology in an informative and fun environment.

Publication date: 8 March 2012

Girls get a chance to 'Discover Science'

Tracking down Rhino DNA, creating electronic clubwear or going through high security check-ins at a Nuclear Power station isn’t usually how 14-year- old girls spend their Saturday mornings.  

However, the Discover Science Saturday Club for Girls -  a joint project between Bangor University and Careers Wales - saw 12 youngsters from local schools spending their Saturdays finding out more about science, engineering and technology in an informative and fun environment.

Publication date: 2 August 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

Global decline of large herbivores may lead to an “empty landscape,” scientists say

The decline of the world’s large herbivores, especially in Africa and parts of Asia, is raising the specter of an “empty landscape” in some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Many populations of animals such as rhinoceroses, zebras, camels, elephants and tapirs are diminishing or threatened with extinction in grasslands, savannahs, deserts and forests, scientists say.

Publication date: 2 May 2015

Global gateway for Welsh research goes live on St David’s Day

A web gateway that brings together Welsh research and global business goes live on St David's Day (March 1 2014).

Wales IP ( www.walesip.com ) acts as a portal for potential investors, helping them locate innovative opportunities developed by five Wales’ research-intensive universities.

Publication date: 3 March 2014

Globally significant work by Bangor graduate to be put to the test

A new global policy, initiated by a Bangor University graduate will be put to the test for the first time, now that a huge iceberg, estimated to be more than a quarter of the size of Wales, has broken free from Antarctica.

Publication date: 19 July 2017

Golden Age of Welsh Pop

The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea displays more than 300 years of Welsh industry and innovation and a new exhibition next year (2013) will focus on an important, if not so immediately apparent Welsh industry.  Hannah Way, currently living in Talysarn is researching the 'Golden Age' of Welsh pop on behalf of the Museum. She is investigating the impact of small independent labels on the Welsh pop scene and the impact of new media on those who have survived.

Publication date: 21 December 2012

‘Golden thread’ should be sought to support region’s economy

One of the main thrusts of a new scoping report on the north Wales economy suggests that regional stakeholders are seeking to ensure that a 'golden thread' runs through the supply chain to enable local small firms to benefit from incoming economic opportunities.

The report also identifies that Welsh Government have the opportunity, through the potential for devolved powers on procurement rules, to ensure quality jobs and good terms and conditions for workers on inward investment projects.

Publication date: 7 July 2017

Gold standard accreditation for University Archives

An accreditation accepted as the ‘gold standard’ in archive management has been awarded to Bangor University’s Archives and Special Collections. The University Archive was among 11 new applicants to achieve The National Archives Archive Accreditation, to become one of the 62 accredited archives in the UK.

Publication date: 3 January 2017

Good Luck Gwen for Bryn Terfel Scholarship Competition

A student from Bangor University is competing in the Bryn Terfel Scholarship Competition, having been shortlisted by the judging panel.

The University wishes Welsh and Theatre & Media Studies student, Gwen Elin the best of luck for the Competition.

Publication date: 19 October 2015

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

Graduate contribution from 2012

In a move to maintain and enhance its reputation for a top-quality student experience, Bangor University has proposed tuition fees of £9,000 for new Home/EU undergraduate and PGCE students from September 2012. In accordance with the Welsh Government’s policy, students domiciled in Wales will pay only the current fee level of approximately £3,400 p.a.

Publication date: 31 May 2011

Graduate hopes to ease the pain of a bad back

Back Care Awareness Week 2016 3rd – 8th October 2016

A Bangor University PhD graduate in Health Economics, Ned Hartfiel, hopes to reduce back pain and sickness absences in the UK through a ‘Healthy Back Programme’ which is being rolled out by his recently established company.

Publication date: 3 October 2016

Graduate on BBC Short Story Shortlist

Lisa Blower, a Bangor University PhD graduate, and part- time lecturer at the School of English, is one of the five shortlisted authors for the BBC Short Story award 2013

Publication date: 25 September 2013

Graduation Success Stories 2013

Congratulations to all our 2013 graduates, some of who have achieved success against all odds. Read about our inspirational students. Read about our inspirational students and watch our Graduation videos on BangorTV.

Publication date: 15 July 2013

Great British Food Revival looks at Bangor University research to safeguard sea trout

Dr Carys Ann Davies of Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences takes part in the new series of the Great British Food Revival series on BBC 2, which begins on Wednesday 10th October at 8pm.

Publication date: 22 October 2012

Greener but not cleaner? How trees can worsen urban air pollution

John Gallagher, of the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography writing in The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 3 August 2015

Green light for marine renewables?

Farms of ‘underwater windmills’ could affect how sand moves around our coastal seas, affecting beaches, sand banks and ultimately the risk of flooding, according to Bangor University oceanographer Dr Simon Neill.

Publication date: 15 September 2011

GreenWood Forest Park win Green Innovation Network prize

GreenWood Forest Park is the winner of a recent prize draw organized by the Green Innovation Network Project at Bangor University.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Ground-breaking healthcare research showcased

Ground-breaking research which is set to improve healthcare in Wales and the UK was showcased at Bangor University today (Thursday 2 July).

Three projects in particular were given prominence, during a visit by Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford to the University’s College of Health & Behavioural Sciences, due to their potential to impact on services and patients.

Publication date: 2 July 2015

Ground-breaking Libraries Services initiative is a Times Higher Education Award-winner

Bangor University Library and Archives Service have received the Outstanding Library Team Award, presented at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2015, along with other Welsh partners in the Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF). WHELF comprises the National Library of Wales, all the Welsh universities, the Welsh NHS Libraries, the Open University in Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Publication date: 10 July 2015

Ground-Breaking project to brain-scan shoppers

Psychologists at Bangor University are to brain-scan supermarket-shoppers to test their reactions to promotions and special offers in a major cutting-edge project  with one of Europe’s leading shopping behaviour specialists.

Publication date: 22 November 2013

Group gears up to support Seafish in enhancing understanding of seafood science in the UK

Michel Kaiser, Professor of Marine Conservation Ecology at Bangor University is to chair a new Science Advisory Group (SAG).

Established by Seafish, SAG will provide high-quality, independent scientific challenge and support  

Publication date: 10 September 2015

Growing oil palm for biofuels can’t save our climate

Growing oil palm to make ‘green’ biofuels in the tropics could be accelerating the effects of climate change, say scientists.

Publication date: 31 January 2013

Growing the Green Economy

Six Welsh businesses are travelling to Ireland this week (3 October) to spread the word about how their green ethos and credentials have helped their business.

The Gwynedd-based companies have been taking part in a green economy project with Bangor University. The Green Innovation Future Technologies Project (GIFT) is working to develop the green economy within Interreg regions in West Wales and Ireland. The project pools relevant expertise at Bangor University’s Business School and School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography and the School of Business and School of Science at Waterford Institute of Technology and University College Dublin’s School of Biology and Environmental Science.

Publication date: 2 October 2013

Growth in number of Welsh learners in NW Wales

The number of adults learning Welsh in the north-west is on the up, with both Bangor University and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai recording their highest ever learner numbers in 2015/16 – a total of 3043; an increase of 8% on the previous year.

Publication date: 27 September 2016

Gruffudd wins Eisteddfod Chair

Publication date: 3 June 2014

Guided Tours of Art and Ceramic Collections, Bangor University

Guided tours of the University’s Art and Ceramic Collections led by an expert guide will be held between June and September. It is intended to hold two tours a month to raise awareness of these important collections. Highlights include a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

Publication date: 10 June 2015

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

Gwynedd Business Week 23-27 May 2011

 

Gwynedd Business Week is back again this year, bringing businesses together to exchange ideas, get advice and information, and to celebrate local achievement.

Publication date: 16 May 2011

Gwynedd marks international Holocaust Memorial Day

A service of remembrance will be held at the Powis Hall, Bangor University on Friday, 27 January 2012 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Publication date: 15 January 2012

Gwyn Thomas Memorial Fund

When Gwyn Thomas died in April 2016, Wales lost a national treasure. For nearly forty years, he influenced generations of students as a lecturer, professor and head of Welsh at Bangor University.

Publication date: 25 July 2016

Happy 100th birthday, Mr President: how JFK's image and legacy have endured

This article by Gregory Frame, Lecturer in Film Studies, School of Creative Industries & MediaBangor University, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

John F Kennedy was born 100 years ago on May 29, 1917. While the achievements of his presidency and the content of his character have been subjects of contestation among historians and political commentators since the 1970s, there is little question regarding the enduring power of his image. As the youngest man to win election to the presidency, entering the White House with a beautiful wife and young children in tow, he projected the promise of a new era in American politics and society.

Publication date: 26 May 2017

hAPPy to Learn Welsh!

This week  the brand new ‘Learn Cymraeg Mynediad’ and ‘Learn Cymraeg Sylfaen’ apps are available to download free from the App Store or Google Play.

Publication date: 12 June 2015

Harnessing our Welsh sunshine

In Wales, we receive on average, 1,390 sunshine hours each year, which could potentially be converted to electricity. If we could capture and convert a small fraction of that, we would need no other source of generation to meet all our energy needs.

The technology to capture this energy is photovoltaics, which harnesses the sun’s rays and converts the energy into electricity which can then be used locally or fed into the national grid.

Publication date: 2 September 2013

Hat-trick of world premieres at Bangor Music Festival

A top music festival will be unveiling a hat-trick of world premieres.

The Bangor Music Festival kicks off with a St David's Day concert by Britain's Got Talent finalists, Cȏr Glanaethwy, and will also star the internationally renowned singing ensemble, The Swingles.

Publication date: 22 February 2016

Have Bangor University researchers helped to solve the chocolate crisis?

Chocoholics around the globe have been aware for the last few years that their favourite sweet treat is under threat. Researchers at Bangor University may have come up with an answer that could help find a solution to the chocolate crisis by using wild mango as a new cocoa butter alternative.

Publication date: 1 September 2016

Have your say, and help shape the next decade of health and well-being in Wales

Public Health Wales (PHW) wants to hear your views about what we can do in Wales to help people avoid physical and mental ill-health. This work is being conducted in collaboration with Bangor University.

Everyone in Wales (aged 16 years and over) is being urged to visit www.staywellinwales.com to say what’s important to  them,  their friends and communities, and what they think will help people live healthier, happier and longer lives.

Publication date: 29 September 2017

Health and Medical Research Showcase

Bangor University and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) held their first open Joint Research Showcase recently. The event showcased current research interests across the two organisations and sought to create opportunity for greater research collaboration in the region. Over 110 delegates were registered for the conference and 50 research abstracts were submitted for the event which included a poster conference. 

Publication date: 7 October 2015

Health Partnerships to teach, train and provide practical assistance to health workers in Lesotho

Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Science will be sending key academics with expertise in healthcare organisation, management and leadership to Lesotho.

The University is working with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) on a Department for International Development funded project awarded via the Tropical Health & Education Trust Health Partnership (THET) Scheme.

Publication date: 3 November 2015

Health Policy Appointment at Bangor University

It will be possible to study Health Policy through the medium of Welsh at the School of Social Sciences, Bangor University, from October this year, following the appointment of Dr. Myfanwy Davies as a lecturer there. This will be a means of expanding the existing provision and be a foundation for research plans in truly innovative fields that are relevant to our era.

Publication date: 10 August 2011

Health service methods could assist police in tackling Anti Social behaviour

Methods used to promote new knowledge across large, complex, health service organisations could also be applied to help police forces tackle anti-social behaviour.

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone and Dr Christopher Burton, of Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences are working with the North Wales Police and the National Police Improvement Agency on developing effective policing solutions to anti-social behaviour.

Publication date: 7 February 2012

Health Services & Implementation Research Professor appointed Director of NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research Programme

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, of Bangor University has been appointed director of the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest funding body for applied health research in the UK. Prof Rycroft Malone follows Professor Ray Fitzpatrick when he steps down from his role leading the HS&DR Programme at the end of October 2015.

Publication date: 26 November 2014

Healthy eating for Denbighshire special schools

Denbighshire Council has become the first Council in Wales to pilot the successful and innovative Food Dudes healthy eating programme. The programme was launched in January in two Special Schools, Ysgol Tir Morfa in Rhyl and Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbigh, where it has been really well received by the staff, parents, and children.

Publication date: 21 August 2014

Hear this: it's no longer enough to just look at paintings

This article by Andrew LewisProfessor of Music at the School of Musicwas originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Art lovers now have the chance to listen to (yes, listen to) some well known paintings at the National Gallery. Six composers and sound artists have been asked to create music or sound installations inspired by paintings of their choice from the gallery’s collection, for its new exhibition, Soundscapes. Their work will be heard only in the presence of the art that inspired it. We will, we are told, “hear the painting” and “see the sound”.

Publication date: 9 July 2015

Heat from the Atlantic Ocean is melting Arctic sea ice further eastwards than ever before

The seasonal sea-ice retreat across the Arctic Ocean is perhaps one of the most conspicuous indicators of climate change. In September 2012, a new record was set for the time that we have been tracking sea ice with satellites: the minimum sea ice extent was some 50% below the climatic average for that month. Four years on, and the September 2016 record tied with 2007 for the second lowest sea ice extent since measurements began in 1978.

Publication date: 19 April 2017

Helpful app for people with dementia

Bangor University is providing expertise to support the development and effectiveness of ‘Book of You’, an ‘app’ being welcomed as having the potential to revolutionise reminiscence therapy for people with dementia.

Publication date: 21 April 2015

Help in a Blizzard

Special jackets made in Wales could help keep Welsh athletes warm when the competition hots up in Glasgow.

Publication date: 22 July 2014

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

Helping local organisations to fill the gaps

A new online job vacancy portal is enabling employers and voluntary organisations across north Wales and beyond, to fill vacancies and opportunities within their organisations. Bangor Prospects is promoting their vacancies to thousands of students and graduates who are currently looking for part-time or casual work; graduate level opportunities; paid placements, internships & voluntary opportunities.

Publication date: 6 October 2015

‘Hey Punk, Sort your Junk’ - end of year campaign to dispose of waste

Bangor Students’ Union and Bangor University are currently working in partnership with Gwynedd Council to reduce waste on the streets in those areas of the city where students live during the last few weeks of term with the ‘Hey Punk, Sort your Junk’ campaign.

Publication date: 9 May 2017

‘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

Hidden Histories

Anyone interested in local history will be eager to book a place on a Hidden Histories ‘Day School’ at Bangor University on Saturday November 4th.

The event promises to reveal the history, archaeology and architecture of Bangor University.  

Publication date: 13 October 2017

Hidden Worlds revealed at fourth Bangor Science Festival

Hidden Worlds’ the flagship event at Bangor University’s Science Festival, which runs 14-23 March 2014, is offering even more hands on activities and demonstrations in this the Festival’s fourth year.

Publication date: 13 March 2014

Higher Education Academy Principal Fellowship

Dr Charles Buckley has been recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Publication date: 15 September 2014

Higher Education Exhibition for the north west arrives in Bangor

Local students can get their uni questions answered at Bangor University’s UCAS higher education exhibition on Wednesday 15 June.

Students from across the counties of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey applying for university or college should visit the UCAS exhibition at Bangor University to learn all about life in higher education.

Publication date: 14 June 2016

Higher use of general health care services throughout adult life linked with traumatic childhoods

Experiencing physical, sexual or emotional abuse as a child, or other stresses such as living in a household affected by domestic violence, substance abuse or mental illness, can lead to higher levels of health service use throughout adulthood.

research paper in the Journal of Health Service Research & Policy provides, for the first time, the statistical evidence showing that, regardless of socio-economic class or other demographics, people who have adverse childhood experiences use more health and medical services through their lifetime.

Publication date: 12 July 2017

High-Flying Geese take low profile over Himalayas

A study published this week (31 October 2012) in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences has tackled the long-standing problem  of assessing the actual altitude and migration path of Bar-headed geese crossingthe Himalayas using state of the art satellite tracking technology. Scientists from Bangor University and an international team of collaborators recorded highly accurate GPS (Global Positioning System) locations from 42 individual geese as they migrated.

Publication date: 31 October 2012

Highlighting Wetlands research at Bangor University to mark RAMSAR World Wetlands Day

A team of scientists at Bangor University are studying how Wales’ wetlands can control flooding, provide clean drinking water and even change our climate.

Publication date: 1 February 2012

High Sheriff Awards for students who volunteer in the community

Bangor University students who had demonstrated outstanding commitments to volunteering whilst at university received High Sheriff’s Awards recently. The prestigious ceremony took place in the presence of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and University Council and was delivered by Peter Harlech Jones, High Sheriff for Anglesey and Gwynedd.

Publication date: 4 May 2016

High Sheriff Awards for Voluntary Work

The annual High Sheriff Award ceremony took place at Bangor University recently. The High Sheriff's Award recognises and rewards both individual and group volunteering efforts by Bangor students

Publication date: 16 April 2013

High Street Challenge for Enterprising Students

The increasing need to transform the customer experience of the high street set the scene for Enterprise by Design 2016. The competition, which has a prize fund of £5,000, brings individuals from diverse academic disciplines within Bangor University to work together as teams to solve a real world design brief provided by a local commercial partner; this year Bangor City Council. 

Publication date: 21 March 2016

His music creates epic atmospheres on screen

A programme full of drama and excitement- such as the X Factor- was just what composer Owain Llwyd had in mind when writing epic music for the media- and he hit the nail on the head- as one of his compositions from that collection was selected to be used on the X Factor itself.

Publication date: 8 November 2010

Historic First as Bangor becomes first Welsh Law School to moot before the Supreme Court

Bangor Law School students made history last month as they became the first Welsh Law School team to be invited to moot before the Supreme Court in London.

Publication date: 9 January 2013

Historic wrecks to assist Wales’ marine renewable energy future

Historic wrecks around Wales’ coastline, such as that of a German submarine sunk 10 miles off Bardsey Island at the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula on Christmas Day 1917, are to play a part in assisting Wales’ growing marine renewable energy sector.

Over the next two years, marine scientists from Bangor University will be surveying the coast of Wales as part of the ERDF-funded SEACAMS2 project led by the University in partnership with Swansea University. The researchers at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences and Centre for Applied Marine Sciences are undertaking collaborative research, including marine surveys, to support the sustainable growth of the marine renewable energy sector in Wales. 

Publication date: 14 August 2017

History opens its doors to the public

With manuscripts dating back the twelfth century and a huge range of rare books on display, researchers and historians are in for a treat. Following recent refurbishment work, the Archives and Special Collections Department at Bangor University will open its doors to the public for an open day on 26th April, between 12 – 4.00 pm.

Publication date: 24 April 2013

History treasure trove opens its doors

A treasure trove of local history resources is opening its doors to the public. Bangor University Archives are holding an Open Day on the 26th of February between 1pm and 4.30pm

Publication date: 18 February 2015

Hitachi-GE, Imperial and Bangor University developing UK and Welsh BWR expertise

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Imperial College London and Bangor University, enhancing its commitment to support Welsh and British expertise.

Publication date: 31 October 2016

Hitler’s signature passed on as security

A heart-warming story of courage and friendship lies behind an interesting letter signed by Adolf Hitler is being displayed at Bangor University’s Main Arts Library.

The letter bearing Hitler’s signature was sent to a senior Civil Servant, Dr Theodor Lewald, thanking him for his assistance in staging the Berlin Olympics in 1936- he was the head of the German Organising Committee. It contains a lie, however, Dr Lewald was not retiring due to old age as the letter states. He was coerced into leaving his post because he was of Jewish descent. He passed the letter on to schoolteacher, Dr Dorothea Wegle, who was one of a number of upper middle class Germans who did not support the Nazi movement and everything it represented. She had become known locally for her opposition to the Nazi regime which eventually led to her being reported and forced to resign her post as a teacher. Dr Lewald hoped that giving the letter to Dorothea Wegle might save her life if she was stopped by the Gestapo.

Publication date: 22 November 2010

Hold the front page!

Nicholas Whitmore, a third year Journalism and Media student, has had an article he has written printed on the front page of the Daily Post, Thursday, November 11.

Publication date: 11 November 2010

Hollaback! Gwynedd joins the international movement against street harassment! Expanding to Wales, the Netherlands and across Europe.

23 April, 2012 (Bangor, Gwynedd) – Students in Bangor, north Wales have joined the international fight against street harassment! The Bangor Women's Society have recruited a bilingual team of students from the University to coodinate and launch a brand new anti-street harassment project for the region. Hollaback! Gwynedd is the first of its kind in Wales and one of a new group launching this week across the United Kingdom.

Publication date: 23 April 2012

Holocaust Memorial Day

Bangor University is proud to be associated with and support the annual Holocaust Memorial Day service of remembrance which will be held at Siambr Dafydd Orwig, Gwynedd Council Headquarters Caernarfon on Wednesday, 27 January 2016.

Publication date: 27 January 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day

People in Gwynedd will join with thousands the world over this month to remember the innocent victims of genocides which plague modern history.

Publication date: 23 January 2013

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

Honorary Senior Lecturer publishes book on trench diseases

Dr Rob Atenstaedt publishes “The Medical Response to the Trench Diseases in World War One”.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Honouring lifetime contributions

(Updated 5/5: see end) Individuals who have made a lifetime’s contribution to the arts, sciences and business in fields as varied as poetry, international shipping and zoology join Bangor University’s graduating students to be rewarded for their work.

Twelve individuals will receive Honorary Fellowships as a mark of recognition of their significant contribution in their chosen fields during the University’s annual degree ceremonies (17-21 July).

Publication date: 4 May 2017

Honours for Bangor Italianists

It has been an excellent six months for scholars of Italian at Bangor.

Publication date: 16 February 2011

Hormone responsible for Christmas Island Red Crab's dramatic migration identified

One of the most spectacular migrations on earth is that of the Christmas Island red crab, Gecarcoidea natalis. Every year at the start of the monsoon season, in late November or early December, tens of millions of the crabs (which are endemic to this island) simultaneously undergo a breeding migration, travelling several kilometres through the rain forest of Christmas Island, a tiny island in the Indian Ocean nearby Java, to eventually reach the sea where they mate and spawn.

Publication date: 17 August 2010

Hot bath after exercise improves performance in the heat

New research from Bangor University shows that taking a hot bath after exercise for 6 days reduces both resting and exercising body temperature and improves running performance in the heat. Prof Walsh, whose team lead the work, said “for sports people who compete in the heat, the new mantra should be: "train-cool, bathe-hot".

Publication date: 11 December 2015

Housing – or Homes? An Introduction to Co Housing, as it could be applied to Gwynedd

An Introduction to Co-Housing, as it could be applied to Gwynedd is to be the topic of a talk organised by Bangor University and the University Students’ Geography Society.  Housing or Homes? Takes place at 6.00 on Monday November 21 in Room g23 of the University’s Thoday Building on Deiniol Road. The talk is open to all and free.

Publication date: 14 November 2016

How a farm boy from Wales gave the world pi

One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or “pi”, but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn’t come from Greece at all. It comes from the pen of an 18th century farmer’s son and largely self-taught mathematician from the small island of Anglesey in Wales. The Welsh Government has even renamed Pi Day (on March 14 or 3/14, which matches the first three digits of pi, 3.14) as “Pi Day Cymru”.

Publication date: 14 March 2016

How a joke can help us unlock the mystery of meaning in language

This article by  Vyvyan Evans, Professor of Linguistics, at the School of Lingusitics & English Language was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

What do you get if you cross a kangaroo with an elephant?

You’ll have to wait for the punchline, but you should already have shards of meaning tumbling about your mind. Now, jokes don’t have to be all that funny, of course, but if they are to work at all then they must construct something beyond the simple words deployed.

Publication date: 15 December 2015

How cancer abducts your immune cells – and what we can do about it

Thomas Caspari, Reader in Cancer Biology writing in The Conversation. Read the fully illustrated original article.

Cancer cells play it dirty to get what they want. They are survival artists with a strong criminal streak. They surround themselves with a protective shield of extra-cellular material and then secure supply lines by attracting new blood vessels.

To achieve both of these aims, they set immune cells a honey trap by releasing attractants in the form of messenger molecules which lure immune cells to growing tumours. At the cancer site, the abducted immune cells release growth hormones to guide new blood vessels to the tumour and help build a protective shield.

Publication date: 1 July 2015

How climate-friendly is your cup of coffee?

Coffee drinkers are encouraged to buy environmentally-friendly coffee, whether it be certified, organic or shade coffee (grown under the shade of trees that are important habitat for birds), but how effective are these ways of growing coffee at combating climate change?

Publication date: 2 July 2013

How computer visualisation can assist medics

If you’re about to undergo a medical procedure, it might be good to know that the person conducting the procedure has been able to prepare in advance or been trained using a life-like computer generated simulator, or even been able to prepare based on simulations of your own actual body.

Publication date: 10 January 2014

How football’s richest clubs fail to pay staff a real living wage

This article by Tony DobbinsBangor University Byusiness School and Peter ProwseSheffield Hallam University, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

English football’s top flight, the Premier League, dominates the sporting world’s league tables for revenue. Star players, managers and executives command lucrative wages. Thanks to the biggest TV deal in world football, the 20 Premier League clubs share £10.4 billion between them.

Publication date: 30 March 2017

How forests recover rapidly on logging roads in the Congo Basin

Large areas of tropical forest worldwide are used for selective logging which requires extensive road networks to access trees harvested for timber. It is well documented that building roads into intact forest can have consequences for forest ecosystems. This is because they lead to fragmentation and facilitate access for people which can lead to long-term forest degradation or deforestation.

This article by John Healey, Professor of Forest Sciences, Bangor University and Fritz Kleinschroth, PhD Graduate and Researcher at CIRAD, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 6 June 2016

How ‘gamification’ is engaging students in learning

Imagine sitting in your University lecture, when one of your fellow students ‘dragged out’ of a lecture by masked militia-men because they have become ‘infected’, that was the scenario played out during a ‘gamified’ psychology module at Bangor University recently.

Gamification’ is when non-game activities are designed to be like a game.

Publication date: 8 December 2016

How heat helps to treat cancer

Research at Bangor University has identified a switch in cells that may help to kill tumors with heat. Prostate cancer and other localized tumors can be effectively treated by a combination of heat and an anti-cancer drug that damages the genes. Behind this novel therapy is the enigmatic ability of heat to switch off essential survival mechanisms in human cells. Although thermotherapy is now more widely used, the underlying principles are still unclear.

Publication date: 8 August 2012

How Humans/children develop social skills: €1.5M ERC funding to examine the Cognitive Neuroscience behind the development of a “Social Brain”

Humans are inherently social creatures and our understanding of the world is shaped from the very beginning by the social interactions we observe and engage in. As a consequence, we are truly excellent at extracting information from social scenes. We can quickly discern if two people are cooperating or competing, flirting or fighting, and helping or hindering each other. Most important of all, we swiftly learn a great deal about people from observing their interactions with others – even a brief interaction give us important clues about their personality, their social abilities and their current mood. How does this remarkable skill develop? What are its brain bases? How is this kind of “social interaction perception” related to real-world social ability and social learning across development?

Publication date: 15 November 2016

How is language related to thought?

How is language related to thought? What can we learn from the structure of language about the human mind? How does this differ between the languages of the world? How has language developed to make us smart?

Over 200 researchers from 35 countries will be attending a top international conference being held in Bangor from July 18-22 to discuss just these issues at the UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference hosted by the University's School of Lingusitics & English Language.

Publication date: 15 July 2016

How jobs figures mask bogus self-employment in the shadow economy

The UK has posted disappointing jobs data. Unemployment rose slightly for the first time in seven months, by 21,000 to 1.7m. It is still at a respectable rate of 5.1% and employment remains very high at 74.1%. But the figures need unpicking to identify the problems that lie beneath the surface of the country’s economy, despite months of positive headlines.

This article by Tony Dobbins, Professor of Employment Studies, Bangor UniversityAlexandra Plows, Research Fellow, Bangor University, and Howard Davis, Professor of Social Theory & Institutions, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 20 April 2016

How King Arthur became one of the most pervasive legends of all time

This article by Raluca Radulescu, Professor of Medieval Literature and English Literature, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

King Arthur is one of, if not the, most legendary icons of medieval Britain. His popularity has lasted centuries, mostly thanks to the numerous incarnations of his story that pop up time and time again.

Publication date: 3 February 2017

How Libya became the International Criminal Court’s latest failure

Yvonne McDermott, of the School of Law writing in The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 6 August 2015

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

How noise pollution is changing animal behaviour

This article by Dr Graeme Shannon, Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 17 December 2015

How operational deployment affects soldiers' children

So many of us have seen delightful videos of friends and family welcoming their loved ones home from an operational tour of duty. The moment they are reunited is heartwarming, full of joy and tears – but, for military personnel who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan post 9/11, their time away came with unprecedented levels of stress for their whole family.

Military personnel faced longer and more numerous deployments, with short intervals in between. The impact of operational deployments on military personnel’s mental health is well reported. Far less is known, however, about how deployment affects military families, particularly those with young children.

This article by Leanne K Simpson, PhD Candidate, School of Psychology | Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 23 June 2017

How penguins use bubbles to 'take to the air'

A  suggestion by Bangor University Professor Roger Hughes of the School of Biological Sciences, that bubble trails seen in footage of emperor penguins swimming to the sea surface are produced to reduce drag is published in the November 2012 edition of National Geographic. Roger Hughes's intriguing idea while watching penguins on TV originally led to a research paper revealing just how the penguins could manage this. Collaborators at University College Cork and the Technical University of Denmark showed that ‘lubrication’ provided by tiny air bubbles released from under the feathers could allow penguins to gain enough speed to leap out of the water and onto the ice shelf.

Publication date: 22 October 2012

How personality affects sporting achievement

At the highest level of sporting performance, the difference between winning and losing may have more to do with your personality than your sporting prowess.

To achieve ‘Gold’, athletes need to be able to perform at a high level while under an immense amount of pressure. The key to success is the combination of the highest level of athletic performance and the ability to perform while also under great personal stress.  While some individuals thrive under pressure, others will ‘choke’ and fail to perform as well as in training - when the stress is reduced.

Publication date: 2 May 2012

How Pokemon Go turned couch potatoes into fitness fanatics without them even realising it

Pokemon Go, the latest version of the Pokemon game has been hailed for increasing physical activity in a group of individuals that have traditionally been seen ascouch potatoes. Since 1980, worldwide obesity has doubled. Likewise, people are spending more time sitting down. Pokemon Go is undoubtedly a great tool for boosting physical and mental health, and could probably claim to be the most successful health app on the market without even trying to be. But why is it so motivating for some, and how can we harness this power to change other behaviours?

Publication date: 11 August 2016

How should top athletes acclimatise for heat?

Top athlete preparing to compete in a hot climate have to acclimatise in order to achieve their peak performance in hot climates. They currently do this by moving to the country ten to 14 days in advance or by training in a climate chamber.

In recently published research, Prof Neil Walsh and his team at Bangor University’s School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences have shown that taking a hot bath after exercise in temperate conditions for six days can trigger changes in the body which mimic how the body adjusts to hot weather.

Publication date: 11 August 2016

How should we in Wales produce a successful society?

Will David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ mend ‘Broken Britain? Indeed will it have a better track record than any of the other community building programmes of the last half century? How should we in Wales produce a successful society?

Publication date: 30 April 2013

How sports science research feeds into medical care

Three articles by researchers at Bangor University’s School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences appear in the latest issue of Arthritis Care and Research, an international journal published by the American College of Rheumatology. The latest edition is a special issue containing 18 articles focussing on state-of-the-art research on muscle and bone in the rheumatic diseases.

Publication date: 18 January 2012

How the ‘Santa lie’ helps teach children to be good little consumers

It’s that time of year – the season when parents, schools and retailers sell one of the most magical lies to children: Santa Claus. But far from being a harmless way to fire children’s imagination at Christmas, the “Santa lie” undermines children’s understanding of the world, their savviness and their real imagination in favour of wrapping them up in cotton wool and consumerism.

This article by Anne-Marie Smith, and Nia Youngboth of the School of Education was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 20 December 2016

How the snake got its extra-long body

The fairground freakshows of the past are a testament to our fascination with unusual animals. Given the similarities between most furry, four-legged mammals, it’s not surprising that we often look at the more weird and wonderful members of the animal kingdom and ask questions like “Why does a spider have so many legs?” or “Why are snakes so long?”.

Publication date: 9 August 2016

How the snake got its venom

The venom of advanced snakes is a mixture of dozens of different proteins and is an example of an evolutionary innovation – a novel trait that has arisen in a particular animal group and which has contributed to their success. Understanding how these innovations come about is vital to understanding larger patterns of animal evolution and can shed important light on the genetic basis of differences between species, with clear implications for the effectiveness of treatment of victims of bites by venomous snakes, where venom composition varies both within and between species.

Publication date: 11 August 2014

How to achieve the best outcomes in bilingual education

With this years’ National Literacy and Numeracy tests for primary school children aged 6-14 across Wales just about complete, experts will be discussing the best way to educate children in a bilingual setting at a major international conference on Bilingualism in Education and will be making recommendations on how to ensure that the highest standards are achieved by children in all of their languages.

Bangor University is hosting the International Conference on Bilingualism in Education June 10th – 12th 2016.  This event, sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, draws together researchers and practitioners from a range of countries to discuss developments and best practice in bilingualism in education. 

Publication date: 31 May 2016

How to achieve the best outcomes in bilingual education

With this years’ National Literacy and Numeracy tests for primary school children aged 6-14 across Wales just about complete, experts will be discussing the best way to educate children in a bilingual setting at a major international conference on Bilingualism in Education and will be making recommendations on how to ensure that the highest standards are achieved by children in all of their languages.

Bangor University is hosting the International Conference on Bilingualism in Education June 10th – 12th 2016.  This event, sponsored by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, draws together researchers and practitioners from a range of countries to discuss developments and best practice in bilingualism in education. 

Publication date: 6 June 2016

How to help the women and girls rescued from Islamic State

This article by Leanne K Simpson, PhD Student, School of Psychology | Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.  

Publication date: 23 February 2016

How to start a business for under £5,000

Students, graduates and staff of the University recently learned how to start a business for less than £5,000 in a ‘Start-Up Smart presentation organised by the B-Enterprising Project at the Careers & Employability Service. The event was well attended by over sixty people from a variety of academic subject backgrounds and University departments.

Publication date: 31 May 2011

How to take the pressure off the cost of our water supply

For most people in the developed world, getting access to clean drinking water is as simple as turning on a tap. Would that paying for water were so simple. But when we think about the water we consume, few of us realise that as much as 80% of its cost is associated with electricity use – a figure that’s as high in Britain as in drought-prone California.

This article by John Gallagher, Postdoctoral Researcher, at the School of Environment, Natural Resources & GeographyBangor University was originally published on The Conversation.

Read the original article.

Publication date: 25 September 2015

How trillions of tiny solar panels could power the internet of things

This article by Jeff Kettle ‎Lecturer in Electronic Engineering,  was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 9 November 2015

How we're using ancient DNA to solve the mystery of the missing last great auk skins

On a small island off the coast of Iceland, 173 years ago, a sequence of tragic events took place that would lead to the loss of an iconic bird: the great auk.

This article by Jessica Emma Thomas, PhD Researcher, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 10 July 2017

How will interacting with robots affect us? £1.5m ERC Grant

Robots and other types of artificial agents, such as avatars, are set to become increasingly commonplace in the near future - we’ll interact with them in workplaces, public spaces, and our own homes, as well as in education, health and care settings. Technologists have worked hard to develop useful machines to perform complex tasks in social settings, such as lifting patients from hospital beds, providing companionship for individuals with depression or dementia, or teaching children algebra.. But do we know whether long-term interactions with such robots might have any effect on us?

Publication date: 17 March 2016

HPC Wales to lead European HPC network

High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales, with support from Bangor University, has been awarded a grant by the European Commission under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme to lead Europe’s Network of HPC Competency Centres for SMEs.

The unique Network will promote access to computational facilities, pool expertise and resources across Europe and share best practice in HPC industrial use, raising awareness of the benefits of HPC and contributing to the implementation of the European HPC Strategy.

Publication date: 12 May 2015

HRH The Prince of Wales opens Marine Centre Wales at Bangor University

HRH The Prince of Wales visited Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences  recently (5 July) to open Marine Centre Wales.  The Prince also took the opportunity to visit the R.V. Prince Madog, the largest university research vessel in the UK.

Publication date: 5 July 2016

“I am not comfortable speaking in Welsh”

I am not comfortable speaking in Welsh – The linguistic dynamic in a bilingual workplace and a bilingual school.

Arwel Williams and David Parry, two local research students in the School of Psychology at Bangor University are hosting a Welsh language event at Bangor University’s Stand at the National Eisteddfod at 10.00-11.00 on Monday August 7th.

Publication date: 1 August 2017

I bet you wish this story was NOT about you: cheating in sport

What drives professional sportspeople to break the rules of their sport in the hope that they won’t get caught – and in the hope that it will bring glory to them and their team?

It’s all down to character type, according to researchers at Bangor University’s Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP).

Publication date: 16 October 2016

ICC expands definition of war crimes to cover combatants in the same armed forces

The international law of armed conflict seeks to protect civilians and those no longer taking part in hostilities from the worst effects of war. Serious violations of these laws covering armed conflict situations constitute war crimes. War crimes are a particular category of international crime, which can be tried by international criminal tribunals, like the International Criminal Court (ICC).

This article by Yvonne McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Law, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 23 January 2017

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

Identifying the mechanisms that affect changes in snake venoms

Every year, snakebites kill up to 90,000 people, mostly in impoverished, rural tropical areas. This statistic is surprising when one considers that antivenoms are available, however, the truth is that the efficacy of antivenom is largely restricted to the snake species that was used in manufacture, and they are often ineffective in treating snakebite by different, even closely related species.

Writing in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United states of America doi.10.1073/pnas. 1405484111) Dr Nicholas Casewell and Wolfgang Wüster of Bangor University  and colleagues identify the mechanisms by which the variations in venom occurs between related snake species and also the significant variations in venom toxicity that occurs as a result.

Publication date: 10 June 2014

‘I don’t wear jewellery’: How deaf pupils are marginalised in our schools

In early April, Bangor University will host a one-day conference for individuals and families who have a hearing impairment. The event will be held on Saturday, April 5th from 10.00 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. in Powis Hall, Main Arts Building, College Road, Bangor University.

Publication date: 28 March 2014

Igniting Ambition across North West Wales - Menai Science Park receives full planning consent

Following the unanimous approval of the outline planning application in May 2015, Menai Science Park Ltd has now secured full planning consent for Wales’ first dedicated Science Park, which will be based on Anglesey.  Working with FaulknerBrowns Architects and the recently appointed main contractors, the detailed designs for this exciting Bangor University project can now be completed. M-SParc intend to complete the build in 2017/18.

Publication date: 25 July 2016

Impact and Innovation at Bangor University

Bangor University has rewarded its finest and most innovative academics at the University’s second annual Impact & Innovation Awards.

These Awards recognise outstanding research and enterprise activities from across the institution, which have succeeded in benefiting the wider economy and society.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

Impact of Bangor University research on London 2012 highlighted in new Report

Bangor University’s research is included in a new report showing the impact of universities’ research and sport development on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and UK sport generally. The report has been released as part of Universities Week (30 April – 7 May) which aims to increase public awareness of the wide and varied role of the UK’s universities.

Publication date: 2 May 2012

Important documents to be safeguarded for all

Papers providing an unbroken record of an important Welsh estate, and which tell us a great deal about life in north Wales over the centuries, are to be safeguarded following a grant to Bangor University’sArchive and Special Collections.

Publication date: 26 January 2016

Important piece of Health Service Improvement research begins

An important new piece of research about the best ways to incorporate patients and service users’ opinions to improve the Health Services has begun in earnest at Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 13 May 2013

Impressive turn out for Student Christmas Market

PJ Hall opened its doors to over 1,000 customers from across the university as well as the wider community for its fifth annual Student Christmas Market. Visitors took the opportunity to purchase unique handcrafted products and last minute gifts and stocking fillers. Many items had a Welsh or international theme and some stalls were sold out within a couple of hours.

Publication date: 19 December 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

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

Improving Welsh language provision for older people

The Welsh Government has published guidelines to ensure that older people in hospitals or care homes who prefer to communicate in Welsh are able to do so.

Publication date: 9 August 2011

Inaugural Awards to Reward Excellence in Welsh Public Procurement

The recent confirmation by Minister Jane Hutt AM, that the Value of Welsh public sector contracts won by Welsh based business has increased in recent years from 37% to 51%, provides an excellent backdrop to the holding of the first ever Welsh National Procurement Awards in Llandudno next month.

Publication date: 14 March 2013

Inaugural FAW Futsal Cup ready for kick off in Maes Glas!

On Sunday the 22nd May, 28 teams from across Wales will visit Maes Glas Sports centre at bangor University to compete for the inaugural FAW National Futsal Cup and the chance to qualify for Europe.  

Publication date: 20 May 2011

Increasing Broadband capacity two thousand-fold - for the same price

Could you use a broadband service that is two thousand times faster, but costs you the same?  A revolutionary “future-proof” technology, first proposed by Bangor University, is the front-runner in satisfying future demand for dramatically increased internet speeds and capacity.

Publication date: 5 November 2012

‘Incredible Years’ to open Health & Wellbeing Lecture Series

‘Incredible Years’- an award winning programme which supports young children and their families, and the research into its effectiveness provides the subject for a public lecture which takes place at 6pm on Tuesday, the 5th October at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.

This is the first in a Health & Wellbeing Lecture Series of lectures that are open to all and are organised by Bangor University in partnership with Coleg Llandrillo Cymru.

Publication date: 1 October 2010

Independence Day: what alien invasions tell us about current global politics

When Soviet communism disintegrated, political scientist Francis Fukuyama famously declared that it was “the end of history”. He argued that Western liberal democracy and capitalism had triumphed as the world’s only viable system, and though humanity would still face bumps in the road, the ultimate progression to this eventuality for all nations would prove inevitable, even if it took many years.

This article by Gregory Frame, Lecturer in Film Studies, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 27 June 2016

Independent music labels are creating their own streaming services to give artists a fair deal

Music streaming services are hard to beat. With millions of users – Spotify alone had 60m by July 2017, and is forecast to add another 10m by the end of the year – paying to access a catalogue of more than 30m songs, any initial concerns seem to have fallen by the wayside.

But while consumers enjoy streaming, tension is still bubbling away for the artists whose music is being used. There is a legitimacy associated with having music listed on major digital platforms, and a general acknowledgement that without being online you are not a successful business operation or artist.

This article by Steffan Thomas, Lecturer in Film and Media, at the School of Creative Studies & Media was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 18 August 2017

Indian Diwali Celebrations

Bangor’s Indian students celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali in style last Friday (5th November) as the International Student Welfare Service hosted a party at Neuadd Rathbone.

Publication date: 10 November 2010

Industry partnership broadcasts Wolf’s howl far and wide

An 18-month partnership between resident ensemble at Venue Cymru and Bangor University, Ensemble Cymru and television company, Cwmni Fflic (Fflic Company) is on course to significantly raise the profile of classical music for family audiences across Wales. 

Publication date: 17 December 2013

Inherent racism within bank credit systems reduces access to credit for ethnic minorities

As we await the publication of a government report into racism in British banks’ lending practices, research by one leading banking expert suggests that racism is rife and appears inherent in the bank lending system, and has existed through the ‘boom’ years as well as during the current and recent financial crises.

Publication date: 29 July 2013

Innovation in Armed Forces training

A project which has transformed recruitment training in the British Army and led to changes in the delivery of training across all three UK Armed Forces, has been highlighted at Bangor University recently, by winning one of the University’s first Enterprise and Impact Awards.

Publication date: 6 November 2013

Innovation Station Success

Twelve Bangor and Grwp Llandrillo Menai students were taken on a two day journey exploring the process of business startup. This year’s programme took a fresh approach from previous start up schools, focussing more on the behaviours and activities associated with business creation through experiential tasks.

Publication date: 6 July 2015

Insight into snake venom evolution could aid drug discovery

Natural Environment Research Council press release

UK-led scientists have made a discovery about snake venom that could lead to the development of new drugs to treat a range of life-threatening conditions like cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.  Most venom contains a huge variety of lethal molecules called toxins, which have evolved from harmless compounds that used to do different jobs elsewhere in the body. These toxins target normal biological processes in snakes’ prey such as blood clotting or nerve cell signalling, stopping them from working properly.

Publication date: 19 September 2012

Inspiring for Peak Performance

Behind every successful Olympic athlete, he or she will have their coach supporting them every step of the way towards their goal of bringing home an Olympic medal. Researchers from the Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance (IPEP) at Bangor University have been conducting research into the motivational effects of coaching and leadership in various settings so that they can better understand the factors that underpin effective coaching and leadership.

Publication date: 19 June 2012

Interested in becoming a teacher? Up to £15,000 training bursary available!

Training bursaries available for September 2012. Apply now.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

International funding for environmental policies based on weak evidence

Tropical deforestation contributes to climate change, destroys biodiversity and can harm the interests of local people. Community Forest Management (CFM) has been promoted as providing a potential win-win solution (conserving forests while benefitting local communities) and global funders have invested billions of dollars in CFM programmes in developing countries. A study published this week, however, highlights the lack of evidence upon which such investments are made and calls for improved evidence collection in the future.

Publication date: 28 September 2011

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

Internationally renowned researcher and public health advisor awarded Honorary Professorship

Bangor University has awarded Prof Mark Bellis, an internationally renowned researcher and public health advisor, an Honorary Chair in recognition of his achievements in several areas of public health including violence prevention, alcohol, drugs and sexual health.

Publication date: 29 October 2014

International Mother Language Day

The School of Modern Languages high light the importance of the mother tonge for International Mother Language Day. Watch their video.

Publication date: 20 February 2012

‘International Mother Language Day’ celebrated at Bangor University

On Wednesday the 21st of February, students at Bangor University celebrated ‘International Mother Language Day’

With students from nearly 90 countries represented at the University, the day celebrated the linguistic diversity at Bangor, with students from all over the world promoting and sharing their own language.

Publication date: 22 February 2017

International Mother Language Day - Students learn a minority language for a day

The Schools of Linguistics & Modern Languages come together to host an event to celebrate UNESCO's International Mother Language Day on Wednesday, February 23rd.

Publication date: 28 February 2011

International Opera Star Honoured by Bangor University

Internationally renowned opera star Bryn Terfel CBE received an Honorary Doctorate from Bangor University for his contribution to music.

Publication date: 28 February 2012

International recognition for Food Dudes

The Bangor University academics behind the highly successful Food Dudes programme, which encourages healthy eating choices in young children and their families, are to receive an award for the way that they have adapted their scientific knowledge for a very practical purpose.

Publication date: 11 August 2011

International Recognition of Bangor's Psychology Department

As Bangor Psychology celebrates its 50th Anniversary the stature of the department on the global stage was again underlined by its ranking in the QS World University Ranking Psychology subject table. Bangor Psychology, which has one of the largest student bodies in the UK, has been ranked in the top 100 Psychology departments in the world for the second year running. 

Publication date: 17 September 2013

International students settle in to Bangor

The International Student Support office collected a record number of international students on its airport pick-up service from Manchester this September.

Publication date: 23 September 2016

International Symposium on Peatland in Wales

The UK’s peatlands hold over 3 billion tonnes of carbon, but unless we urgently take steps to repair past damage, these stores could release massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. The UK has some world leading examples of peatland restoration, which is helping not only prevent carbon loss, but also protecting important biodiversity and valuable water resources.

Publication date: 22 June 2012

International Women’s Day celebrated with a series of events

Bangor University celebrates International Women’s Day on Saturday March 8th, with a number of events around the day, beginning on Thursday, March 6th.

The events, organised through the University’s School of Lifelong Learning in partnership with BOCS (Caernarfon) and others, include an Exhibition Opening at the Bocs Gallery at 20 Stryd Fawr, Caernarfon. The exhibition of artwork by female artists, on the theme of the portrait of a woman, is curated by Menna Thomas. The Opening is on Thurs 6 March, between 6.00pm - 9pm and is open to the public.

Publication date: 27 February 2014

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

Into Africa ‐ Welsh Sustainable Development

Welsh experts have been sharing their experience with African entrepreneurs in a course on renewable energy and sustainable development. It is hoped that the entrepreneurs will take their experiences from Wales back to Africa to find solutions to the global climate challenge. The 15 participants in the programme were encouraged to develop their own solutions to the African challenge of sustainable development.

Publication date: 4 October 2010

Introducing modern morality plays on BBC Radio 3

Sue Niebrzydowski, Senior Lecturer in medieval literature at Bangor University’s School of English Literature is to be heard introducing a series of five modern morality plays this week (15-19 February, 2016) on BBC Radio 3. Covering moderation, envy, pride, wrath and justice, the five plays inspired by the genre of medieval morality drama explore how far contemporary attitudes to sin and virtue have changed.

Publication date: 15 February 2016

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

Investing in fitness.

Cardio just got more interesting! Sports & Leisure have recently invested in 8 new treadmills which have now been installed. 16 new spinning bikes from Star Trac are also part of the new investment and will make future "spin" classes a smoother ride! For those of you more interested in toning that body there's a new barbell rack and barbells for the weights room.

Publication date: 31 August 2010

Investing in warmer housing could save the NHS billions

British weather isn’t much to write home about. The temperate maritime climate makes for summers which are relatively warm and winters which are relatively cold. But despite rarely experiencing extremely cold weather, the UK has a problem with significantly more people dying during the winter compared to the rest of the year. In fact, 2.6m excess winter deaths have occurred since records began in 1950 – that’s equivalent to the entire population of Manchester.

Although the government has been collecting data on excess winter deaths – that is, the difference between the number of deaths that occur from December to March compared to the rest of the year – for almost 70 years, the annual statistics are still shocking. In the winter of 2014/15, there were a staggering 43,900 excess deaths, the highest recorded figure since 1999/2000. In the last 10 years, there has only been one winter where less than 20,000 excess deaths occurred: 2013/14. Although excess winter deaths have been steadily declining since records began, in the winter of 2015/16 there were still 24,300.

Publication date: 5 October 2017

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

Irish Ambassador visits Bangor University

Bangor University hosted Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK recently and showcased some of the ongoing research collaborations between Bangor and Irish partner institutions.

Publication date: 13 July 2017

Is a trend for pink chicken livers making us sick?

People are being warned to take the current trend for ‘pink’ chicken liver recipes with a pinch of salt. Research from Bangor, Manchester and Liverpool universities found that a current trend to serve ‘rare’ chicken livers is potentially exposing the public to the risk of campylobacter food poisoning.

Publication date: 30 August 2016

Is a white Christmas on the cards for North Wales?

Professor Tom Rippeth of Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences assesses the likelihood of a white Christmas for north Wales.

Publication date: 13 December 2016

Is talking to yourself a sign of mental illness? An expert delivers her verdict

Being caught talking to yourself, especially if using your own name in the conversation, is beyond embarrassing. And it’s no wonder – it makes you look like you are hallucinating. Clearly, this is because the entire purpose of talking aloud is to communicate with others. But given that so many of us do talk to ourselves, could it be normal after all – or perhaps even healthy?

This article by Paloma Mari-Beffa, Senior Lecturer in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Psychology, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 3 May 2017

“Is there a will or a way?”

On Monday October 9, the Law Commission of England & Wales is visiting Bangor University to consult the public of North Wales on how best it should propose to reform the law on making a will.

Publication date: 28 September 2017

IT Employability Expo

On Friday 31st May Software Alliance Wales, together with Technocamps and the Schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Bangor University are organising an IT Employability EXPO at the University’s Neuadd Reichel, on Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor .

Publication date: 20 May 2013

IT Employability Expo 31st May 2013, Neuadd Reichel, Bangor

On Friday 31st May Software Alliance Wales, together with Technocamps and the Schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Bangor University are organising an IT Employability EXPO at the University’s Neuadd Reichel, on Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor .

Publication date: 20 May 2013

It may be a medieval morality play about death – but Everyman works

This article by Sue Niebrzydowski, of the School of English Literature, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. 

I think it’s safe to say that the word “morality” doesn’t exactly call to mind the most enticing entertainment. Yet a morality play has just opened at London’s National Theatre with Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of 12 Years a Slave, in the title role. The label doesn’t lie – the purpose of this pre-Shakespearean drama is indeed moral instruction. We’re supposed to leave having learnt something for the good of our soul

Publication date: 1 May 2015

It may be ‘rubbish’ - but it’s in the top 5

A ‘Rubbish Survival Guide’ Campaign by Bangor University Students’ Union has made it to the final five of a national competition.

Publication date: 23 February 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

It’s fifty years since Sgt Pepper taught the band to play

This summer sees fifty years since Sgt Pepper taught the band to play as The Beatles released what is often cited as the first important concept album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; an album that is generally understood as truly ground-breaking, and as one of those moments which changed (and perhaps even created) an art-form.  

It’s also fifty years (25-27 August 1967) since the Beatles visited Bangor, a visit which also proved to be a pivotal date in the history of the group.

Publication date: 16 August 2017

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

It’s not just “because it’s there”

Mountaineer George Mallory may have quipped that people climb Everest ‘because it’s there’. In fact, the reasons why people seek extreme sports such as high altitude mountaineering are far more complex. Sport psychologists at Bangor University are recognised world-leaders in establishing the psychological motivations for taking part in extreme sports.

Publication date: 29 December 2011

Jack Rooke: Good Grief at Pontio

Jack Rooke’s critically acclaimed debut hour Good Grief kicks off Soho Theatre’s 2017 touring programme as they continue to bring the best work from London’s most vibrant venue for new theatre, comedy and cabaret to the rest of the UK. The tour will visit Pontio Bangor’s theatre studio on 29 April at 7.30pm.

Publication date: 30 March 2017

Jamie & Louise visit Bangor University

Radio Wales’ popular radio magazine show Jamie & Louise, fronted by journalist–presenters Jamie Owen & Louise Elliott, came live from Bangor University on Friday 7 October. (Listen again here for next 6 days).

Publication date: 5 October 2011

Janie’s ‘Be all you can be’ Bursary competition appeal

Janie Lampard, a 19 years old Sports Sciences BSc degree student at Bangor University, has entered a HSBC Bursary Competition.

Publication date: 27 September 2011

January 2014 intake announced for selected Masters programmes

Owing to the demand for places, Bangor University is to offer January entry to selected taught postgraduate courses in January 2014.

Publication date: 25 October 2013

Japanese Cinema Day

Film fans have a treat in store on Saturday 25th February as Bangor University celebrates its first Japanese Cinema Day.

Publication date: 17 February 2012

Journal edited by Bangor academic ranked #1 in its field

A journal edited by an academic at Bangor University which is an essential resource for all of those interested in the biology, conservation and exploitation of fish has been ranked number one it its field.

Publication date: 3 September 2014

Kafka is the real ghost of Kubrick’s The Shining

Originally published on The Conversation by Professor Nathan Abrams, School of Creative Studies and Media. Read the original article

Publication date: 28 May 2015

Keep a stiff upper lip when facing ill-health

People who can put on a brave face during adversity are better able to bounce back from illness, according to research conducted at Bangor University.

A positive outlook on life that fosters a sense of resilience could help you bounce back from the challenges of ill-health. 

Research examining how people respond to the various challenges of the ageing
process, found that psychological resilience is the key for maintaining mental well-being when dealing with serious complaints such as arthritis, diabetes and heart conditions in later life.

Publication date: 6 January 2011

Keeping you in the Legal Loop: Law graduates launch news website

Two Bangor University graduates have launched a legal news and study aid website aimed at the next generation of lawyers.

Launched on 1st October, Legal Loop is described as a one-stop online resource for keeping up to date with the latest legal developments in the UK. 

Publication date: 23 October 2015

King Arthur back home in Wales – thanks to Guy Ritchie

This article by Raluca Radulescu, of the School of English Literature was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

King Arthur is back at his mythical home – Wales. Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur is currently being filmed in Snowdonia, starring Charlie Hunnan opposite villain Jude Law. This in the same week that Bangor University’s rare books collection boasts the extension of its Arthurian archive after a generous donation from Flintshire County Library.

Publication date: 20 April 2015

King Arthur Fun Day

We all love a re-telling of the Arthurian tales and legends, whether in a book or a film. Bangor University is extending the experience to a King Arthur Fun Day full of storytelling, re-enactment, fun and games.

Saturday 27th June is your opportunity to take part in the King Arthur Fun Day.

Publication date: 11 June 2015

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awarded Certificate of Excellence

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Bangor University and Isle of Anglesey County Council which ran from 2007 to September 2010 has been awarded the highest grade of 'Outstanding' by the KTP Grading Panel for its achievement in meeting KTP's objectives.

Publication date: 2 February 2012

Lab experiments for Ysgol Bodedern pupils participating in Antarctica, Climate Change and Icefish project

Pupils from Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern working on an innovative and exciting climate change project, visited Bangor University to work in the laboratories there as part of their project Antarctica, Climate Change and Icefish.

Scientists from the University’s School of Biological Sciences have been leading the project under a Partnership Grant from The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, and have been working with the pupils since September. The project is introducing pupils to the effects of climate change on marine animals in a part of the world where biodiversity and habitats are especially vulnerable to environmental change. 

Publication date: 10 December 2012

Lack of female players in football video games is an own goal

Originally published on The Conversation by Dr Jonathan Ervice, School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Read the original article.

Football video games make it possible to take on the role of one’s heroes. But this is generally possible only if your football heroes are male. FIFA’s Women’s World Cup may start in Canada on June 6 but women have until very recently remained absent from leading football video games.

Publication date: 1 June 2015

Landfill sites: not just a load of rubbish

Far from being a load of rubbish, landfill sites should be considered one of the great untapped resources in the search for new enzymes for biotechnology, and could fuel more efficient biofuel production.

A new research paper in mSphere (DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00300-17) by biologists at Bangor and Liverpool universities has for the first time identified the enzymes which degrade natural materials such as paper and clothing in landfill sites.

Publication date: 22 August 2017

Large, violent animal packs impacted the ecosystems of the Pleistocene, team of scientists reports

Dr Matt Hayward, Senior Lecturer in Conservation in the College of Natural Sciences at Bangor University was part of a team that has identified the critical role that large predators play in controlling herbivores in ecosystems.

Publication date: 27 October 2015

Launch of €1.8 million Network to develop the Solar Energy Sector in Ireland and Wales

A new €1.8 million initiative to help develop and sustain employment in the economically important Solar Energy (photovoltaic or PV) sector has just been launched by a consortium of Higher Education Institutes, from Wales and Ireland. The ‘Wales Ireland Network for Innovative Photovoltaic Technologies’ (WIN-IPT) is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-13.

Publication date: 25 October 2012

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

Launch of a new book on Translation Studies in Welsh

A new volume of papers called Ysgrifau a Chanllawiau Cyfieithu (Writings and Guidelines for Translation) has just been published by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, and will be launched at Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University on Thursday the 22nd of January. 

Publication date: 20 January 2016

Launch of an innovative book on Welsh Linguistics and Lexicography

7 pm, Wednesday the 21st of January at Canolfan Bedwyr, the Business Management Centre, College Road, Bangor

A volume of writings on Welsh Linguistics and Lexicography written in Welsh will be launched at Bangor University by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol on the 21st of January. The volume includes seven papers written by  Dr Bruce Griffiths from Bangor, Dr David Willis from Cambridge University, Dr Elena Parina from Russia, currently at Marburg University in Germany, Bob Morris Jones from Aberystwyth, Dr Gwen Awbery from Cardiff, Andrew Hawke from the Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth, and Robat Trefor from Bangor University.

Publication date: 12 January 2015

Launch of Bangor’s Centre for Arthurian Studies

Bangor University will be seeing in 2017 with the launch of a new Centre for Arthurian Studies on Friday 20 January, just as Wales begins to celebrate a Year of Legends. Throughout 2017 events will be held at historic sites the length and breadth of Wales in celebration of its rich culture and heritage.

Publication date: 11 January 2017

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

Launch of new Centre for Crime and Social Justice linking universities across Wales

Aberystwyth University has joined with six other universities across Wales to form the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice (WCCSJ), which will be formally launched at the Senedd at 5.00 p.m. today, Wednesday, November 24, 2010. 

Publication date: 24 November 2010

Launch of the Wales Think German Network

A new network has just been launched, with the aim of encouraging interest across Wales in the German language and the cultures of German-speaking countries. The project is led by the Universities of Bangor (Dr Anna Saunders) and Swansea (Prof. Julian Preece), and is one of several regional networks to start up across the UK, as part of a nation-wide initiative supported by the German Embassy to promote German language and culture.

Publication date: 1 September 2014

Launch - School of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Many staff and administrators from the College of Arts & Humanities came to the launch of the new School of Philosophy and Religion in the Council Chamber on Friday October 12th.

Publication date: 22 October 2012

Lauren Court-Dobson is Bangor’s Queen of Comedy!

Last Monday evening psychology graduate, Lauren Court-Dobson was crowned winner of the Bangor University Comedy Society’s Annual Stand Up Comedy Competition.

Lauren will be performing alongside TV comedian, Sean Walsh at J.P. Hall, Bangor University on May 6th.

Publication date: 3 May 2013

Law School hosts Lord Chief Justice

On Thursday 9th October, the Rt. Hon the Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales will visit Bangor University’s Law School and deliver the 2014 Public Law Lecture in association with the journal Public Law (a Thomson Reuters publication). The title of his lecture is: ‘The Future of Public Inquiries’. The Lecture, kindly sponsored by Thomson Reuters, is on a subject of major national importance, particularly given recent controversies surrounding the Chilcot Inquiry (Iraq) and the Leveson Inquiry (press regulation) amongst others.

Publication date: 7 October 2014

Law School welcomes 200 Legal Wales Delegates

On Friday October 7th, Bangor Law School hosts the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, to headline the Annual Legal Wales Conference 2016, along with over 200 members of the senior Judiciary of England & Wales. Leading Constitutional Law Experts as well as the leading lights of the Legal Profession and Professors from around the United Kingdom, will gather to participate in a range of Plenary and Breakout specialist sessions on the theme of “Convergence or Divergence between English Law and Welsh Law”.

Publication date: 6 October 2016

Law student wins court case BEFORE graduating

A Bangor University student has more to celebrate beyond receiving a first class honours Law degree. Alex Gibson, 36, from Abergwyngregyn was subjected to a harrowing experience that led her to believe that studying for a Law degree was the only way to protect herself from discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

Publication date: 23 September 2013

Law Teacher of the Year Award shortlist announced

A Bangor University lecturer has been shortlisted for the prestigious Law Teacher of the Year 2014 award. Sarah Marie Nason from the School of Law is one of six shortlisted law teachers who were nominated from institutions from across the UK. 

Publication date: 13 November 2013

Leading Chinese Universities visited by senior Bangor delegation

Following on from the successful launch of Bangor University’s Beijing Office by the British Ambassador to China, a team of senior academics and administrators headed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Hughes have visited leading Chinese Universities in March 2011.

Publication date: 23 March 2011

Leading dance theatre company balletLORENT makes their first visit to Wales with new fairytale production Snow White at Pontio

balletLORENT are making their first visit to Wales this November, bringing their latest dance theatre fairytale production, Snow White, to Theatr Bryn Terfel in Pontio, Bangor’s new Arts and Innovation Centre, on 11th-12th November.

balletLORENT’s 11 professional dancers will be joined by a cast of 12 local children, aged 6-9 years old.

Publication date: 2 October 2016

Leading design ‘fixer’ among those at Bangor Design Conference

An innovative and inspirational Product Design Conference will bring some of the best leaders and thinkers in the field of Design and Manufacturing together at Bangor University on June 7th 2017.

The conference, which is organised by the University’s School of Education and is in its third year, will include talks by award winning product design engineer Jude Pullen from the BBC series ‘The Big Life Fix’ and Fred Manson (International company, Thomas Hetherwicks). Also, sharing their experiences at the conference will be Bangor University design graduates, Ed Beardsley and Hugh Smith, who are both currently working in the industry. The conference will conclude with the official opening of the Degree Show which will showcase the work of current Bangor design students.

Publication date: 24 May 2017

Leading experts share latest Mindfulness research

World-leading researchers into mindfulness will gather to present and consider ground-breaking research in this emerging field this week (3-7.7.15).

Organised by experts at Bangor University’s pioneering Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice, at the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the event will discuss how mindfulness can bring benefits to individuals and society.

Publication date: 1 July 2015

Leading Oceanographers produced for over 45 years

The MSc in Applied Physical Oceanography at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences is plugging identified skills gaps in the UK environment sector, producing oceanographers who are, among other things, capable of computer modelling and are very numerate. (According to a Research Council review of the top 15 skills needed in the environment sector, computer modelling is at the top and numeracy fourth).

Publication date: 14 February 2011

Leading Oceanographers produced for over 45 years- a case study for Science Impact

When Wales’ rugby team were at their zenith, there was a newly created ‘myth’ of a ‘production line’ producing star rugby players, hidden somewhere in the depths of the valleys. At the other end of Wales, there continues a lasting success which has been producing excellent oceanographers for a very real world for 45 years.

Publication date: 27 July 2011

Leah wins top prize

When Leah Jones from Rhyl, stumbled across the website of the UK Poetry Library she realised it was the perfect opportunity to submit a poem which she was particularly proud of.

Publication date: 23 April 2014

Learning about Calligraphy

Following the successful launch of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University earlier this academic year, the Confucius Institute has embarked on an interesting and varied programme of activities to raise awareness and understanding of Chinese culture.

Publication date: 14 December 2012

Learning Disability - community/university event Thursday 21 June 2012

Accessible conference for people with a learning disabilty.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Learning the ‘rhythm’ of a language helps language learners become fluent

As Wales faces a decline in the number of Welsh speakers, it’s even more important that Welsh learners make the transition from second language learners to become fluent Welsh speakers.

One identified obstacle to ‘fluency’ is Welsh learner’s difficulty in replicating the sound of Welsh- not only the ‘ll’ ‘ch’ and other sounds unfamiliar to the English ear, but also the stress and rhythm of the language, which is different to that of English, and other languages.

Publication date: 2 December 2014

Learning to live better with dementia through technology: new apps piloted today connect those affected by dementia and researchers

A project supported by Bangor University is one of two to be adopted for a new initiative to support people with dementia and their carers.

Publication date: 2 August 2016

Learning Welsh: “Excellence” standard in North Wales

The North Wales Welsh for Adults Centre recently received the highest praise possible from Education and Training Inspectorate, Estyn, for the quality of their provision.

Publication date: 2 April 2012

Leave your comfort zones behind you! Postgraduate ‘Beyond Boundaries 2011 – Transition’ Conference

Now in its fifth year, the latest Beyond Boundaries (BB)  conference brought together Bangor postgraduate students from across disciplines for a fascinating and valuable experience of engagement with non specialists. Organised by the Research Students’ Forum (RSF) and supported by the Academic Development Unit and Vice-Chancellor’s office, BB again provided that rare but essential opportunity to go beyond the actual ‘nose to screen’ research and share our experiences.

Publication date: 28 January 2011

Lecturer Alys Conran’s debut novel named Wales' Book of the Year 2017

Creative Writer and Lecturer Alys Conran is the stand- out winner at this year’s Wales Book of the Year/ Llyfr y Flwyddyn, winning a hat-trick of Awards, scooping not only the one of the main prizes, the English Book of the year Award, a specially commissioned trophy designed and created by the artist Angharad Pearce Jones, and a £4000 prize, but also winning the Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award English fiction Award and the People’s Choice Award, all for her debut novel Pigeon.

Publication date: 14 November 2017

Lecturer to cycle the country for charity

A Bangor University lecturer is tackling the A470 to Cardiff this week – by bike. Llion Iwan from the School of Creative Studies & Media is raising money to cancer treatment ward Alaw at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

Publication date: 31 August 2011

Lecturer to use Twitter to help pupils revise

A lecturer from the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University is planning to use Twitter as a revision resource for sixth form students.

As a programme of work which aims to bridge the gap between schools and studying Sociology at University, Cynog Prys, a Sociologist specialising in the use of Welsh online, will  tweet Welsh medium revision advice from @CymdeithasegUG in the three weeks leading up to A Level exams this summer.

Publication date: 14 April 2014

Lecturer uses Twitter to help pupils revise

Following the success and popularity of the Adolygu Cymdeithaseg (Sociology Revision) Twitter account launched last year, a lecturer at Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences will restart tweeting sociology revision messages through the medium of Welsh to A Level pupils this week.

Publication date: 23 March 2015

‘Lend me your ears ...’

A conference for individuals and families in North Wales who suffer from hearing impairment

Publication date: 28 May 2013

Lessons in bilingualism: what can Corsica learn from Wales?

A Corsican student is currently visiting the School of Social Sciences on an internship to learn about bilingualism in Wales. Petru Filippi, who is enrolled in a Masters degree program in the University of Corsica, will be spending four months in Bangor under the supervision of Dr Cynog Prys, Lecturer in Sociology and an expert in language planning in Wales.

Publication date: 18 March 2016

Let’s produce really tasty, outdoor-grown tomatoes in Wales and the UK

One not-for-profit organisation, the Sárvári Research Trust, is working with experts at Bangor University to develop new  outdoor-grown tomato crops for horticulturists in the UK. The aim is to develop a commercially viable new strain of hardy tomato that would be resistant to late- blight, the disease or organism that usually spells disaster for any outdoor grown tomato crop. The same organism has caused potato blight that resulted in the Irish potato famine.

Publication date: 10 September 2013

Librarian at National Library of Wales presents A H Dodd Memorial Lecture

Professor Aled Jones, the Chief Executive and Librarian of the National Library of Wales visits Bangor University on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, at 6.00pm.

Professor Jones will discuss “Wales & the politics of Christian Mission in Colonial Bengal, 1890-1947” for the annual A H Dodd Memorial Lecture, which takes place in the University’s Main Arts Lecture Theatre. The Lecture is free to attend and open to all.

Publication date: 17 October 2014

Life for the Cherokee and the history of the Trail of Tears

In a three-part series on S4C, Professor Jerry Hunter travels to America to learn more about the history of Welshman Evan Jones and the Cherokee community of today. Evan Jones a'r Cherokee starts on Wednesday, 23 March.

Publication date: 18 March 2016

Lifelong Learning Fine Art Student’s Artwork is the “Public’s Favourite”

Jess Bugler, BA Hons Fine Art Lifelong Learning has been voted the public’s most popular print for ‘Aleppo’ (linocut) in the recent Printmakers Council exhibition ‘Freshly Pressed’ at Craft Central, St John Smith’s Square, London.

Publication date: 11 April 2014

Lifelong Learning Students joined by Iwan Bala

Lifelong Learning at Bangor University was pleased to introduce a renowned artist to its students recently.  Iwan Bala joined the fine art programme on Friday 11th March for a comprehensive lecture of his work and later in the day led a workshop with fine art degree students developing themes identified in the lecture, particularly the idea of mapping in response to ideas of identity, place and culture. These have been Bala’s main themes and preoccupations in his work as an artist and writer.

 

Publication date: 24 March 2011

Life-saving technology one step closer with work from Chemists at Bangor University

A recently published paper outlines the results of a Welsh Government funded research project that takes the world a step closer to swift and easy diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB).

TB is one of the world's deadliest diseases. Just two years ago, 10.4 million people around the world became sick with TB and there were 1.8 million TB-related deaths worldwide.  In 2015, 35% of HIV deaths were due to co-infection with TB.

Chemists at Bangor University have been working to develop quick and easy to use diagnosis kits that can be used to give an instant result (currently blood samples from the patient have to be sent to a laboratory, which takes far too long). 

Publication date: 18 August 2017

Lifetime Contribution recognised

Gwerfyl Roberts, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Healthcare Sciences has just received a Lifetime Contribution Award at More than just Words 2017.

The More than just Words Showcase Event recognises and celebrates the importance of Welsh language provision in health, social services and social care, and the exceptional achievements of individuals and teams.

Publication date: 11 October 2017

LIGHTS OUT BANGOR

14-18 NOW, the cultural programme for the First World War Centenary Commemorations, in collaboration with Artes Mundi, will present Traw a major outdoor public artwork in Bangor by Bedwyr Williams, one of Wales’ leading visual artists, as part of LIGHTS OUT, a nationwide event on 4th August 2014 marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Publication date: 23 July 2014

Link between Dry Eye Disease and dehydration established

Health scientists at Bangor University have for the first time established a link between dry eye disease and dehydration.

Dry eye disease (DED) is a condition which can cause extreme discomfort and lead to eye damage.  While difficult to establish the full costs of this condition to healthcare and society in the UK, it is estimated that current prescription treatments such as eye drops cost the NHS £32 million per year (in England alone).  Because many individuals suffering from DED self-treat by buying over-the-counter medications (e.g. artificial tears) the true cost of DED is likely to be significantly higher. This new link suggests that ensuring DED sufferers are fully hydrated could alleviate DED symptoms.

Publication date: 5 October 2012

Listen to our Sports Psychologists on Science Café tonight

As the London 2012 Olympics approaches, the team from Radio Wales’ Science Café visit Bangor University’s Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance at the School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences to discover the research that can help give top athletes the edge in high pressure sports events.

Publication date: 3 July 2012

Livelihood projects designed to compensate for the local costs of conservation may not be reaching the right people

Conservation of tropical forests is widely recognised as a good thing: these forests lock up carbon which reduces the effects of climate change, contain biodiversity found nowhere else on earth, and influence local availability of water. However conservation can also have negative impacts on local people. New research shows that compensation schemes introduced to reach the poorest and most vulnerable are not always benefiting those they are meant to help.

Publication date: 27 January 2016

Llafar Gwlad Bibliography Launch

As part of the Access to Masters project in partnership between the School of Welsh, Bangor University and Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, student, Siôn Pennant Tomos has drawn up a bibliography for Llafar Gwlad - a quarterly magazine covering folklore, crafts, characters, colloquial language and humor

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Llew Rees Memorial Prize awarded to up and coming rugby player

Bangor University has awarded its annual Llew Rees Memorial Prize to one of Wales’ up and coming rugby players.

Publication date: 27 May 2016

Llŷr wins Drama Medal

Congratulations to Llŷr Titus Hughes of the School of Welsh, who has won the Drama Medal at the Urdd National Eisteddfod 2012.

Publication date: 7 June 2012

Local appointees to UK SEAFISH board

Two north Wales based marine professionals have been appointed to the Board of the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) by the UK’s four Fisheries Ministers. 

Prof Mike Kaiser of Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences will be a non-executive member from 1 April 2012 until 31 March 2015. He was first appointed and has served on the Board since 2008.

Publication date: 19 March 2012

Local groups can benefit from University Trans(formations) project

Bangor University hopes to unleash the creative powers of its students for the benefit of local charities and community development groups in the region.  In a new and exciting project, Bangor University students, and those at the School of Creative Studies & Media in particular, are being encouraged to work with third sector organisations on creative, vibrant and challenging projects that will promote particular issues or bring new audiences to community groups.

Publication date: 11 May 2012

Local law firm celebrates its first year of practising

Two Bangor University alumni are celebrating the first anniversary of establishing their own law practice this month. Nelson Myatt Solicitors LLP which is based at Llandudno Junction, Conwy deal with all aspects of civil law and are a modern practice, using the latest technology to benefit their clients.

Publication date: 1 April 2015

Local school children learn to code thanks to Bangor University

Pupils from five Llŷn primary schools visited Bangor University recently as part of a collaboration between the University’s Widening Access Centre and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Pwllheli campus.

Publication date: 17 September 2015

Local schools to tell Bangor’s ‘Lost Stories’ in circus procession

Five local schools will be joining in a colourful procession through Bangor High Street at 1pm on Thursday 20 July as Pontio kicks off its biennial 9 day circus extravaganza.

Publication date: 22 June 2017

Local scientists and teachers unite to bring cutting-edge science to Bodedern School (Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern)

Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern (Bodedern  High School) in Anglesey, north Wales, has been chosen by The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, to receive a Partnership Grant – only the second in north Wales - that will enable local scientists from Bangor University to work with teachers from the school to implement an innovative science project.

Publication date: 10 July 2012

Longest-lived animals reveal climate change secrets

Researchers at Bangor University have used some of the world’s longest-lived animals to look at how the North Atlantic Ocean has affected our climate over the past 1,000 years.

Publication date: 12 June 2012

Longest-living animal gives up ocean climate secrets

Analysis of the quahog clam reveals how the oceans affected the climate over the past 1000 years

A study of the longest-living animal on Earth, the quahog clam, has provided researchers with an unprecedented insight into the history of the oceans.

Publication date: 6 December 2016

Looking at how our brain assesses bargains

It turns out that we may not be as good at bargain hunting and taking advantage of supermarket ‘offers’ as we think. That’s according to early results from a study which brain-scanned people undertaking a ‘virtual’ supermarket shopping trip to buy party-food.

Publication date: 21 December 2013

Looking into a dancer’s brain

Dance and psychology come together at Bangor University this week (14 + 15 February 2012). In an exciting boundary crossing piece of research, Dr. Emily Cross, a psychologist at Bangor University, will be working with internationally renowned contemporary dancer Riley Watts to study what happens in our brains when we watch complex movements.

Publication date: 15 February 2012

Looking to the future: Dementia and Imagination at the Utopia Fair

Dementia and Imagination, an exciting Bangor University led project which gives people with dementia an opportunity to get involved in art, will be one of a number of stall holders at Somerset House for their UTOPIA 2016 Fair.

UTOPIA 2016 is a collaboration between three London neighbours: Somerset House, Kings College, London and the Courtauld Institute and Gallery, in partnership with the British Library, the AHRC, the British Council, London School of Economics and Politics, M-Museum in Leuven, Guardian Live and Verso.

Publication date: 24 June 2016

Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd presents prestigious Award from Queen to local volunteer group

The Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd today (17 October 2012) hosted a special ceremony to present SVB (Student Volunteering Bangor) at Bangor University, with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2012.

Publication date: 17 October 2012

Lord Mostyn visits Bangor cancer research labs as charity commits to funding £400,000

Lord Mostyn has met with leading researchers, scientists and clinicians in North Wales who are pioneering advances in cancer research and treatment.

Gregory Mostyn made the visit to the North West Cancer Research Institute at Bangor University's School of Medical Sciences recently and met with Institute chair Dr Edgar Hartsuiker, who gave a behind the scenes tour of the state of the art research laboratories.

Publication date: 15 December 2016

Love Music Hate Homophobia makes it to Wales

Bangor University students teamed up with the Students’ Union, Unity Bangor and Amnesty Bangor to throw one of the best gigs this term (6.12.11).

Publication date: 5 December 2011

'Love your body' to lose weight

New research published by BioMed Central's open access journal International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity shows that improving body image can enhance the effectiveness of weight loss programs based on diet and exercise.

Publication date: 21 July 2011

Love Your Clothes Set ‘one tonne’ Clothing Challenge for People of Bangor

Love Your Clothes and Bangor University’s Sustainability Lab and Students’ Union are challenging university students, staff and Bangor’s wider community to donate one tonne of unwanted clothes for local charities as part of ‘Love Your Clothes Bangor’ – a series of events running from 11 - 16 March in the Deiniol Shopping Centre that aim to highlight the environmental impacts of clothing.

Publication date: 3 March 2016

‘Low Carbon Living’ to take lucky students to China

Can you write a creative, informative and interesting article about Low carbon Living? Can you describe low carbon living in the future or tell stories of your participation in low carbon activities or projects. Do you have experiences and ideas of living a low carbon life which you can share?

Publication date: 5 January 2011

Lucy Owen Comperes Welsh National Procurement Awards

The Awards celebrate achievements in Wales, in Public Procurement, Public Service Delivery and Tendering and are organised by Bangor University’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies with the support of the Welsh Government. The Awards ceremony is the opportunity for all those who buy for, and supply, the Welsh public sector to show what best practice really is so we can celebrate achievements and thank those who have made a contribution to the well being of Wales.

Publication date: 26 March 2015

Macmillan Cancer Support invests £300,000 to improve prostate cancer care in North Wales

Macmillan Cancer Support has invested nearly £300,000 to fund a project which will help prostate cancer patients in North East Wales to receive their care closer to home.

Publication date: 13 March 2013

Mad Moses: beneath Max’s desert rampage is a classic Jewish odyssey

Originally published on The Conversation by Professor Nathan Abrams, School of Creative Studies and Media. Read the original article

What if Mad Max were Jewish? So asks Neil Pollack in American Jewish magazine The Forward. Certainly, on the surface, there is probably nothing more obviously gentile than a film set in post-apocalyptic Australia, featuring a series of war-mongers in souped-up cars, jeeps, trucks, rigs, motorbikes and so on, and in which no one ever seems to eat.

Publication date: 29 May 2015

Maisie’s love of learning lands her £1,000

A Bangor University student whose course has taken her to some amazing places and given her more life experience than she could ever imagine has come runner up in this year’s UCAS/The Times Love Learning competition.

Publication date: 1 August 2014

Major AHRC Grant awarded to PRoMS – 'The Production and Reading of Music Sources, 1480-1530'

Music manuscripts and printed editions from the 'Golden Age' of polyphony are to come under close scrutiny in a three year research project.

 

The Renaissance period has bequeathed upon us an unrivalled richness of musical sources. Manuscript from across Europe have survived - providing a breadth of examples from the large and highly decorated to the very small and unadorned copies of musical notations.

Publication date: 31 May 2011

Major Business Announcement at Law School Procurement Conference : Game changing Ideas & Innovations

Today, a series of major economic announcements was made by Alun Cairns MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Wales who delivered the Keynote Address at "Procurement Week", the major annual procurement conference organised in Cardiff by Bangor University's Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS, Bangor Law School).

Publication date: 17 March 2015

Major conference on Irish Sea Sustainability

A major conference on fisheries management in the Irish Sea has taken place bringing together experts and academics from Wales, Ireland and Europe.

Publication date: 25 March 2013

Major construction milestone progresses on multi-million pound student village development

The £38m St Mary’s Halls Student Accommodation development for Bangor University has recently passed a crucial milestone with the project team from VINCI achieving its highest point of construction with completion of the last of the steel frame and roof on the numerous new buildings on the development.

Publication date: 14 May 2015

Major European Grant Success for Law School

Bangor University Law School’s Professor Dermot Cahill and Ceri Evans have just successfully led a €4 million research grant bid (the WIT project), a collaboration with Dublin City University’s Strategic Procurement Unit led by Paul Davis of DCU Business School. This major award, announced last week against stiff international competition, will be funded until the end of 2013 by the European Union’s Ireland/Wales INTERREG Innovation & Competitiveness programme. Bangor University Law School will be the Lead Partner.

Publication date: 15 October 2010

Major Festival of Behaviour Change announced

Behaviour change is widely recognised as an essential tool for public services and organisations responding to the considerable contemporary social and demographic changes we are experiencing in Wales, and beyond.

A major Festival of Behaviour Change (#BehFest16) running for two weeks between 9-20 May at Bangor University, will showcase the latest thinking in applied behaviour change science, to individuals and organizations interested in learning about, designing, and implementing some of these behaviour change techniques for the benefit of their organisations or of the public at large.

Publication date: 27 April 2016

Major five year survey to report on positives and negatives of ageing

We have an ageing population. Older people are living longer and form a greater proportion of the population than ever before. By 2025, for the first time in history, 20% of our population will be over 65 and 5.5% over 80. Statistics suggest that dementia rates in the UK will increase by 38% over the next 15 years and 154% over the next 45 years.

 

Publication date: 29 March 2011

Majority favours assisted dying

New international research reveals that the majority responding to questions about assisted suicide, are in favour.  This contrasts with a recent review of research that suggests that UK doctors consistently oppose euthanasia.

The results, drawn from the views of over 62,000 people who contributed views to a large number of research papers on the subject from different countries, reveals for the first time, that people from very different backgrounds and experience, on the whole, share similar views on this topic.

Publication date: 5 November 2012

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

Major Prize Award Shortlist for poet of disappearing sounds

An internationally renowned poet, whose work is already translated into 18 languages, has been shortlisted for a major poetry prize.  is shortlisted for The Poetry Society's Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry.

Publication date: 17 March 2014

Major report identifies significant gaps and weaknesses in children’s health information

Children and young people who have chronic health conditions or need operations don’t always have access to the high-quality, child-friendly information they need to understand what is happening to them. That is the key finding of a three-year study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO) programme and led by Bangor and Cardiff Universities.

Publication date: 5 December 2011

Major social science conference comes to Bangor

One of the most important events in the social science calendar for people concerned with social and economic issues in Wales is travelling to Bangor next week.

The third annual Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods’ (WISERD) Conference will bring together social science researchers, politicians, postgraduate students and public sector representatives to explore topical themes that impact society in the context of devolution, place and change.

Publication date: 19 March 2012

Make a date to discover the world of farming at Henfaes Research Centre

On Sunday 11th June 2017 Henfaes Research Centre (Bangor University’s farm) near Abergwyngregyn (LL33 0LB) is opening its gates to visitors for LEAF Open Farm Sunday to showcase the fascinating world of agricultural research alongside commercial sheep farming.

Publication date: 6 June 2017

Making A Difference To Children’s Lives

During Easter 2012, a team of past and present Childhood Studies students from the School of Education at Bangor University will visit Oradea in Romania for ten days, in partnership with a Romanian charity, People2People.

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Making Data Available for Research

SAIL and NWORTH Agree Strategic Collaboration

SAIL (Secure Anonymised Information Linkage) and NWORTH (The Bangor Clinical Trials Unit, part of the University’s School of Healthcare Sciences) have agreed to work together in a collaborative partnership. SAIL is a Wales-wide research resource focused on improving health, well-being and services

Publication date: 13 November 2015

Making full use of plant resources

Ivy, which grows abundantly in Wales, is just one of a range of plants being investigated for the fine chemicals and other valuable extracts and fibres that they contain. These materials are being explored in a biorefinery on Anglesey which could provide a model for future rural employment. The  research is looking for  viable replacements for current products and ingredients currently derived from crude oil, which are used across the manufacturing and construction industry.

The research and development work to provide new sources of fine chemicals and other materials is being done by a leading Centre at Bangor University. The focus of the BioComposites Centre’s work is on finding new uses for valuable natural resources, which we’re currently either ignoring completely, throwing away. 

Publication date: 12 November 2013

Making the game of golf ‘Plane Easy’

Despite the health benefits of regular light to moderate exercise, levels of physical activity in adults in Wales continue to be poor. Golf has the potential to fill that gap and deliver numerous benefits; however participation in the sport has been in decline over recent years. This is something that local golf coach Matthew Wharton (of The Golf Performance Studio, Bangor) a Bangor University alumnus is trying to address with his “Plane Easy” golfing method.

Publication date: 9 December 2014

Managing ecosystems for people, nature and economy

We are using up the earth’s ‘natural capital’ faster than the earth can replace it.  It’s far easier to see how we’re using non-renewable natural resources such as coal or oil, but we’re also  over-using other resources and ‘services’ that are less visible, but no less important to our survival - things such as pollination of food crops,  the earth’s ability to store carbon in peatlands and purify the atmosphere by plants.  A new approach is being developed which takes these natural ‘services’ into account.

Publication date: 17 October 2013

March has been an enterprising month

It’s been a great month for Bangor students participating in enterprise competitions and events:

Publication date: 30 March 2015

Marine Centre Wales opens its doors for Menai Seafood Festival

Visitors to the Menai Seafood Festival on Saturday (20 August) will have an unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at Bangor University's brand new Marine Centre Wales in Menai Bridge.

During what will be the first public open day since the Centre was officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in July, there will be interactive displays, demonstrations and walk-in cinema screenings showcasing the innovative work carried out by the School of Ocean Sciences.

Publication date: 16 August 2016

Masculine features support ‘extreme male brain’ theory of autism spectrum disorder

Recent research from Bangor University has revealed a new spin to a long-standing theory of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

The ‘extreme male brain’ theory proposed by Simon Baron-Cohen, speculates that ASD is a consequence of elevated pre-natal testosterone levels. In a study recently published in the journal, Clinical Psychological Science, Naomi Scott and colleagues at Bangor University’s School of Psychology investigated the possible implications this has for a physical appearance associated with ASD.

Publication date: 10 December 2014

Masters programme sees over 300 postgraduate students working with local businesses and organisations

A Masters programme which includes a practical work-based component has seen over 300 graduate in subjects across the spectrum of disciplines taught at Bangor University. All the Access to Masters (ATM) postgraduate projects have been related to Welsh Government priority sectors.

Publication date: 19 June 2015

Masters’ student wins Learning and Work Institute award after graduating twice

A man from Conwy’s been called “remarkable” and “inspirational” after he turned caring for his mother into a full-time job; re-training and graduating for a second time.

Publication date: 19 July 2016

Measuring success of peatland restoration

Bangor University are assisting the National Trust in an ambitious project to restore Wales’s second largest peat upland and a European-designated special conservation area.

A 400 mile network of ditches on the Migneint between Ffestiniog and Llanrwst will over time be filled in to restore the area to its natural state. Cut over centuries to improve drainage and provide more land for farming and grouse shooting, the ditches are possibly contributing to the release of carbon.

Publication date: 7 February 2011

Meet the School of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge

You are invited to step aboard the Research Vessel, Prince Madog and visit Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences.

Publication date: 31 May 2011

Megadiverse hotspots under threat from logging

Areas currently facing the highest deforestation rates on our planet, have been identified as having been particularly important in the evolutionary history of the ‘megadiverse’ biodiversity of Southeast Asia.

Publication date: 7 August 2014

Megan wins the Learners’ Medal in the Urdd National Eisteddfod

Congratulations to Megan Elias, a second year student in the School of Welsh, who yesterday won the Welsh Learners’ Medal in the Urdd National Eisteddfod held in Flint.

The competition aims to award an individual who is committed to learning Welsh and is proud of his or her Welsh identity. The Learners' Medal is awarded to an individual who shows how he or she uses the language on a daily basis at school, college or university and also in a social context.

Publication date: 1 June 2016

Melting ice sheets will have global impact on ocean tides

Whilst it is widely accepted that sea level is rising because of the melting of the massive sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica, a new paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JC013109/abstract), by scientists at Bangor University in collaboration with Harvard and Oregon State Universities in the US, and McGill University in Canada, shows that the impact of the melting of these ice sheets will go far beyond just changing water levels. It could have further reaching impacts on global climate.

The new results show that sea level does not increase uniformly across the globe in response to melting of the polar ice sheets. In fact, sea level changes in response to ice loss are highly spatially variable, especially close to the retreating ice sheets. The new results, which are obtained with a numerical model of the global tides, show that the tidal changes due to ice sheet collapse and associated sea level changes will be highly variable and affect a number of different important processes. 

Publication date: 8 November 2017

Menai Science Park makes planning progress

Bangor University is delighted that Menai Science Park Ltd has received outline planning approval from Anglesey Council for the bespoke M-SParc development.

Publication date: 18 May 2015

MEng students receive their bursary cheques

Professor Paul Spencer and Dr Iestyn Pierce present cheques to some of the MEng students.

Publication date: 22 April 2013

Micro-hydropower electricity generation could save the water industry millions

New research findings from Bangor University and Trinity College Dublin have highlighted the potential for further cost savings from micro-hydropower. Savings of up to an additional £1m a year in Wales alone could help keep water bills down.

Publication date: 20 August 2015

Microscopic marine biodiversity mirrors larger life

Distribution of microscopic plants and animals in our oceans mimics the distribution pattern of larger land-based plants and animals, research reveals.

Publication date: 23 September 2014

Midwifery reaches Stage 1 of the UK UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative University Accreditation

The Bachelor of Midwifery programme at Bangor University has reached “Stage 1” of their journey towards achievement of UK UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) University accreditation. They are keen to be the first midwifery programme in Wales to achieve full accreditation.

Publication date: 12 May 2016

Midwives Scoop Awards

Two Bangor University staff have won prizes in the 2013 Iolanthe Midwifery Trust Awards recently.

Publication date: 22 November 2013

Migrating birds use a magnetic map to travel long distances

Birds have an impressive ability to navigateThey can fly long distances, to places that they may never have visited before, sometimes returning home after months away.

Though there has been a lot of research in this area, scientists are still trying to understand exactly how they manage to find their intended destinations.

This article was by Richard Holland, Senior Lecturer in Animal Cognition, School of Biological Sciences, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 18 August 2017

Mindfulness-based contribution to improving health and well-being in Wales receive attention of Senedd members

Assembly Members and health and care professionals were invited to a reception at the Senedd in Cardiff today (3.12.13) to hear how innovative approaches to health and well-being  are being rolled out in Wales and elsewhere as a result of work by Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.

Publication date: 3 December 2013

Mind training via mindfulness meditation fosters well being across the life span

Mindfulness, an integrative mind-body based approach that helps people to change how they think and feel about their experiences can be useful to people at various stages and spheres of their lives. Adapted as Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), it can assist people coping with a range of difficulties.

Publication date: 25 March 2013

Minister breaks ground for ground-breaking development

Menai Science Park (M-SParc) took a leap forward in the construction of Wales’ first dedicated Science Park this week, with the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Minister Ken Skates attending the site on Anglesey to break the ground.

Publication date: 31 October 2016

Ministerial prize-giving marks National HE Stem Programme success

During The Wales Celebration Event for the National HE STEM Programme event  held in Cardiff Bay recently, a Bangor University student received Second prize of the Wales HE STEM Cutting Edge Research Poster Competition.  Huw Waters, of Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering was congratulated by  Edwina Hart Hart AM, Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science for his poster explaining his research on ‘New polymers and oligomers for printing of next generation solar cells’.

Publication date: 26 June 2012

Minister Leighton Andrews Joins Musicians to Lay Foundation Stone

The foundation stone for Bangor’s new arts and innovation centre will be laid today (Friday) by Leighton Andrews AM in a creative and musical ceremony.

The Minister for Education and Skills will be joined by pupils from Ysgol Tryfan’s jazz and brass band and soloists Rhys Meirion and Huw Ynyr for a unique performance in hard hats on the building site.

Publication date: 10 January 2013

Minister of Health addresses University Court

Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Health and Social Services addressed Bangor University’s Annual Court today (Friday 13 January 2012).

Publication date: 13 January 2012

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

Minister to Lecture at Bangor

Leighton Andrews AM, the newly appointed Minister for Public Services in the Welsh Government will be at Bangor University on Thursday 2 October.

Publication date: 24 September 2014

Minister visits Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering

The Welsh Government’s Minister for Skills & Science, Julie James AM, visited Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering on Thursday (16 Feb). During the visit, the Minister was taken on a tour of the school’s state-of-the-art laboratories and was given a demonstration of the work undertaken by Professor Jianming Tang and his Optical Communications Research Group (OCRG).

Publication date: 17 February 2017

Mixing waters up in the Southern Ocean

The Southern Ocean encircles Antarctica and plays a key role in controlling the global climate. It is here that ocean currents return from the abyss to the surface, closing the global ocean overturning circulation. This circulation drives the poleward transport of heat, which is critical to the relatively mild weather here in the UK.

New research by Bangor University and the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, has for the first time identified a new process that contributes to this upwelling of abyssal water, a key component of the global overturning circulation.

Publication date: 1 December 2014

Model ‘Electric’ Sheep Helping Researchers Keep Flocks in Fine Fettle

Have you ever thought how a sheep feels when it’s freezing cold or baking hot? And whether an animal’s reaction to the weather affects farm productivity? Two ewes in the fields of north Wales are helping find the answers.  From a distance they look much like other sheep; but their thick fleeces, ear tags and woolly tails hide a hi-tech secret.

Publication date: 1 September 2016

Modern archaeology to reveal Eliseg’s secrets

Archaeologists from Bangor and Chester universities begin a  second season of excavations (4 – 16 September 2011) at the Pillar of Eliseg, a ninth-century AD stone monument which stands on a prehistoric mound near Valle Crucis Abbey Llangollen, in north-east Wales.  There will be an open afternoon at the archaeological site on Friday 16 September, between 3 – 6pm.

Publication date: 31 August 2011

Modern Languages celebrates AHRC success

The School of Modern Languages has been two prestigious Early Career Fellowship by the AHRC for 2011. This success is particularly notable as it is very unusual for a school to be awarded two such Fellowships in the same year.  The successful recipients, Dr Helen Abbott and Dr Anna Saunders, will take up their Fellowships in January 2011. Head of School, Professor Carol Tully said ‘We are extremely proud of the work being undertaken by colleagues and these awards are an indication of the quality of research the School is able to boast.’

Publication date: 24 November 2010

Monday's Eisteddfod Activities

Bangor University’s School of Welsh will be celebrating the opportunity the School had during the past year, to work with companies working Welsh publishing. Canolfan Bedwyr’s Language Technologies Unit will be displaying highlights from their recent work. One of the pioneering products demonstrated will be their new translation system, CyfieithuCymru / TranslateWales.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Monumental arts project changing perceptions in Welsh care homes

An arts participatory project involving 122 care homes across Wales (nearly 20% of the total) has brought fundamental changes to the way staff view some of their most vulnerable residents.  This was one of the key findings of an evaluation of Age Cymru’s cARTrefu project and presented to ministers and AMs at a special celebration in the Senedd today (Tuesday 10 October 2017).

Publication date: 10 October 2017

More American success for Osian

A documentary film on which Bangor University student Osian Williams worked as both cameraman and sound recordist has won a prize at the New York Festivals Awards this week. The Boom Pictures Cymru/S4C production ‘Fy chwaer a fi’ (My sister and I) was awarded a World Gold Medal in the Human Interest category.

Publication date: 12 April 2013

More European Recognition for Bangor's Psychology Department

The 2010 CHE European Excellence Ranking placed 59 European Universities in the "Excellence Group" for Psychology. Of these Bangor's Psychology department was placed in joint third overall (second in UK) in terms of the number of stars it achieved based on the institutional survey and was also placed in the top ten based on the CHE preselection criteria index. Stars are awarded to departments who do particularly well in certain areas and the fact that Bangor has scored so highly in terms of stars awarded is a clear demonstration of the department's overall quality and the international esteem in which its staff and students are held.

Publication date: 24 November 2010

More exciting developments for the year ahead

Bangor University had an outstanding year in 2013, and it looks forward to more exciting developments in the year to come.

Last year saw continued investment in the University’s infrastructure in order to provide the very best study and social environment for the University’s students.

Publication date: 14 January 2014

More film successes for SCSM

On Sunday June 23rd the film NOT won best Welsh Language Film and Long I Stood There won best Narrative Film at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival.

Publication date: 28 June 2013

Moving from children’s to adult palliative care services: Gap is still too wide for young people with life-limiting conditions to negotiate

The differences between children’s and adult palliative care services are too wide for young people with life-limiting conditions to negotiate, according to research by Bangor University. Commenting on the findings, the researchers call for adult palliative care services to extend their scope to better meet the needs of young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

The research team brought young people with life-limiting conditions, parents and professionals from children’s and adult palliative care services together to share their experiences of transition.

Publication date: 21 October 2014

MPhil Scholarship for top childhood studies graduate

Eleanor Morsman who graduated from Bangor University’s School of Education in July with first class honours in childhood studies and was jointly awarded the Gowbr Cronfa Normal Prize for the student with the highest marks in education has just been awarded a scholarship to study for an MPhil   on ‘The Best Model of Pedagogy for Initial Teacher Education and Training in the Primary Education sector’.

Publication date: 15 August 2014

MP praises pioneering Food Bank research

Local MP Hywel Williams praised pioneering research at Bangor University following a recent (21 March 2016) one-day Local Stakeholders’ Conference: Mapping Food Poverty, which exchanged information and opinion on the current rise in food bank use. 

research project by Bangor University Social Sciences PhD student David Beck, shared at the Conference (Hyperlink to full story) revealed that Wales now has 157 foodbanks which support people at risk of not being able to feed themselves and their families (data collected July 2015) compared to 16 in 1998.

Publication date: 23 March 2016

M-SParc’s Emily shortlisted for Womenspire award

The Project Administrator for M-SParc, the Bangor University owned Menai Science Park, has been short-listed for a Chwarae Teg Womenspire Award.

Publication date: 16 June 2017

M-SParc’s Emily wins Womenspire award

The Project Administrator for M-SParc, the Bangor University owned Menai Science Park, has won a Chwarae Teg Womenspire Award.

Publication date: 22 June 2017

Musicians get ready to burn a piano!

Members of Bangor University’s school of Music will be joining New Zealand / USA sound artist Annea Lockwood in performance of 'Piano Burning' at The Old Goods Yard in Treborth, Bangor, on Saturday 29 June at 6.15pm as the launch to the new Bangor Sound City season.

Publication date: 25 June 2013

Music of windfarms

The wind-farms lying offshore at Llandudno are to provide the inspiration and the sounds for a music composition for Llandudno’s LLAWN Festival, by Bangor University music lecturer, composer and sonic artist Ed Wright, performing as the ‘Sonic Wave laboratory’ with Charles Gersholm.

The two locally based sound artists will produce a sonic art-work created by nature and shaped by manmade machines. Large outdoor rotating machines with sensors will be placed in the Llandudno promenade shelters. These will interact with passes by who will hear sound coming direct from the wind farm to create an ever changing sound composition. The temporary mini turbines form a small quintet that can be listened to either individually or inside the composers’ ‘laboratory’, a converted Bathing Machine.

Publication date: 9 September 2015

Music Student Scoops Composer’s Medal at Urdd Eisteddfod

Music School postgraduate student Lois Eifion Jones, from Penisarwaun, near Carenarfon, is to be congratulated on winning the Composer’s Medal at the Urdd Eisteddfod.

Publication date: 30 May 2013

National Assembly for Wales pilots Academic Fellowships with Bangor University

Two Bangor University academics are to share their expertise to enable Assembly Members to develop policy and practice for the benefit of the people of Wales.

Dr Alexandra Plows of Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences and Dr Catrin Hedd Jones of the School of Healthcare Sciences will spend time working on specific projects alongside the Assembly’s Research Service under new Academic Fellowships being piloted by the National Assembly for Wales.

Publication date: 29 March 2017

National Language Technologies Portal provides key software to develop technology in Welsh

Key software components described as the ‘building blocks’ needed to develop computer technology in Welsh are being released free of charge to companies and individuals, having been developed by Bangor University.

Publication date: 18 February 2015

National Recognition for NWORTH, The Bangor Clinical Trials Unit

Bangor University has secured national recognition for undertaking clinical trials and studies of the highest quality. The North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health (& Social Care) (NWORTH), the trials unit within the Institute of Medical & Social Care Research (IMSCaR) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences (CoHaBS) has been nationally recognised by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) as a fully registered Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) for research excellence in undertaking multi centre clinical trials and other well designed studies.

Publication date: 13 September 2012

National Student Octopush Championships Return to North Wales

Bangor University’s Octopush Club will be hosting the National Student Octopush Championships at Llandudno pool on Saturday the 9th of March between 10am and 8pm.

Octopush, also known as underwater hockey, is played with 6 players and 4 substitutes on each team, each wearing snorkels, masks and fins and competing for a lead puck, or squid, at the bottom of the pool using small, handheld sticks. The sport was first invented in the UK in 1954, and since then has been played internationally and spawned other versions of the game, including an under-ice version which is played upside down with a puck which floats against the ice.

Publication date: 8 March 2013

Nation, Class and Resentment

Bangor University sociologist and lecturer Robin Mann discusses the differences in the way that national identity is expressed in Wales, Scotland and England, and how national identity  affects attitudes towards current issues such as Brexit and immigration in a unique comparative study, just published.

Publication date: 27 February 2017

Natural Resources Wales Chief Executive visits 25-year research programme

Dr Emyr Roberts Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) visited Bangor University to present a guest lecture on Natural Resources Wales and opportunities for the integrated management of our natural resources to a gathered audience of students and staff.

Publication date: 12 December 2014

Nature’s Backbone at Risk

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched today at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD, in Nagoya, Japan.

Publication date: 27 October 2010

Need for speed finally trumps demands of ad trackers to offer a sleeker mobile web

An article by Andrew McStay, Senior Lecturer in Media Culture,  School of Creative Studies & Media, originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

To adblock or not to adblock? It seems the mobile web is reaching a turning point as the effects of the huge numbers of adverts and advertising trackers and widgets embedded in web pages become better understood.

Publication date: 14 October 2015

NERC-funded Envision Doctoral Training Partnership

Bangor University is a member of the prestigious NERC-funded Envision Doctoral Training Partnership (http://www.envision-dtp.org/), together with the Universities of Lancaster and Nottingham, and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, British Geological Survey and Rothamsted Research.  

Publication date: 15 December 2015

New £21m networks to boost world-class scientific research in Wales

Science Minister Edwina Hart today (13 March) marked the completion of the first phase of the Welsh Government’s £50m Sêr Cymru programme to bring scientific talent to Wales, with the launch of three National Research Networks.

Publication date: 13 March 2014

New £7m EU-backed investment in graduate career opportunities

A £7.3m EU-backed scheme to boost the career prospects of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, announced by Minister for Skills and Science Julie James has been welcomed by staff at Bangor University.

Publication date: 29 July 2016

New €7m EU investment in Wales and Ireland’s fisheries industry

Around €5.5m of EU funds will support the Bluefish marine science partnership, which will investigate the effects of climate change in the Irish Sea on the sustainability of fish and shellfish.

Led by Bangor University, in partnership with Irish and Welsh organisations, the project will assess how climate change is affecting the health of fish stocks, the migratory movement of commercial fish, and risks from new non-native species.

Publication date: 6 March 2017

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

New art exhibit brings Dementia and Imagination to Bangor

Can art improve quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia? Might it even have wider social and community benefits? And if it does make a difference, how does it do this - and why?

Publication date: 19 August 2015

New Ashoka rice variety brings food security to millions

Around a million smallholders and their families in east and west India are enjoying greater food security thanks to work by researchers at Bangor University in Wales.

Food security is a phrase that’s bandied about, but increasing food security can have real impact on people’s lives, and can come about by different means.

Publication date: 18 December 2015

New book could help protect ancient monuments in Wales

A Professor from Bangor University has just published the third and final volume of a series of books that provides valuable insights into the early medieval monuments of Wales.

Publication date: 18 June 2013

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

New degree programme launched at the Eisteddfod

Amidst the hustle and bustle of a Tuesday morning at this year’s Eisteddfod, the School of Welsh launched a brand new degree programme, Cymraeg Proffesiynol. Jointly developed with the University’s Centre for Welsh Language Services, Research and Technology, Canolfan Bedwyr, the launch was opened by the Secretary of State for Wales, The Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP.

Publication date: 2 August 2016

New Director for leading Social Science Research Centre

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Method (WISERD) has appointed a new Director.

Professor Ian Rees Jones has been appointed as the new Director at WISERD.  Based at Cardiff University, he will lead the Institute which has become a major centre for social science research excellence in Wales and beyond.

Publication date: 27 September 2013

New DNA Sequencing reveals hidden communities

Half a bucket full of sand from an unassuming beach in Scotland has revealed a far richer and more complex web of microscopic animals living within the tiny ‘ecosystem’ than have previously been identified.

Publication date: 19 October 2010

New EU project to help grow the fisheries industry in Wales and Ireland

More than €1m of EU funds will be invested in a new project to support the growth of the shellfish industry in Wales and Ireland.

The Irish Sea Portal Pilot will investigate patterns of movement of shellfish in the Irish Sea to help reduce the costs of locating shellfish seed and help increase the volume of mussels and shellfish available to the industry.

Publication date: 21 February 2017

New extreme micro-organisms found in Siberian soda lake

Professor Peter Golyshin of the School of Biological Sciences, and expert in environmental genomics of microorganisms is the only UK author and participant in research which has discovered a new class of micro-organisms (archaea) that live in the extreme environment of a Siberian alkaline soda lake. What makes this discovery ground-breaking is that these micro-organisms can convert organic material directly into methane under such extreme conditions.

Publication date: 26 May 2017

New game to help people cut back on drinking

New Year is a time when our thoughts often turn to making changes to our lifestyle. After the excesses of the festive season, reducing the amount of alcohol we drink is often high on this list, but our willpower can always benefit from a little boost to help us make these changes. Research shows that a new mobile game from Bangor University spin-out company Attention Retraining Technologies (ART) can do just that.

Publication date: 5 January 2015

New guide to health economics for public health practitioners

Dr Joanna Charles and Prof Rhiannon Tudor Edwards of the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) at the University's College of Health & Behavioural Sciences have produced a new electronic handbook entitled “A Guide To Public Health Economics: a concise desktop handbook”. CHEME is part of the University’s School of Healthcare Sciences and contributes to the Bangor Institute for Health & Medical Research (BIHMR) which brings together health research across the University.

Publication date: 12 January 2017

New health research theme appointment at Pontio

Dr John Parkinson has been appointed to head up a new research theme for Bangor University's Pontio project, developed in the build up to the opening of the new arts and innovation centre in 2013.

Publication date: 13 February 2012

New information makes it easier to ‘Think global, act local’ when conserving coral reefs

Coral reefs provide vital resources, acting as both feeding grounds for fish stocks and natural barriers protecting vulnerable coastlines, among other essential ecosystem services.

But they’re under increasing threat of ‘bleaching’ – when the symbiotic algae that live within the coral are expelled due to warmer sea temperatures, starving the coral of photosynthetic energy and weakening the viability of the whole coral reef structure in the process.

Publication date: 6 February 2017

New information network will support the development of marine renewable energy

We delight in the wonderful views and opportunities for leisure provided by Wales’ spectacular coastline. But being surrounded on three sides by water also offers other opportunities- to provide us with a sustainable source of energy, and in the process create employment opportunities.

SEACAMS 2 a £17 M three year project at Bangor and Swansea universities, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is an investment in the potential offered by the marine economy and marine renewable energy.  Through SEACAMS, companies wanting to harness the sea’s power and create a sustainable marine energy industry in Wales will be able to access vital research support they need if they are to be able to progress with their multi-million pound developments.

Publication date: 29 September 2016

New long-range micro backpacks for bees could provide vital information

Harnessing the bee’s own electrical energy is the solution proposed by an exciting new project to create a lightweight and long range bee-tracking device.

Bee populations, our vital crop and fruit pollinators, are in serious decline; their survival faces challenges on several fronts, insecticides and varroa mites to name a few.

Publication date: 14 December 2015

New means of safeguarding world fish stocks proven

Powerful and versatile new genetic tools that will assist in safeguarding both European fish stocks and European consumers is reported in Nature Communications (DOI 10.1038/ncomms1845 22/05/12). The paper reports on the first system proven to identify populations of fish species to a forensic level of validation.

Publication date: 22 May 2012

New Moot Court opened by Lord Chief Justice at Bangor University

A state-of-the-art Moot Court facility was officially opened at Bangor University by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, on Thursday 9th October, which is set to further underpin Bangor’s position as a leading example of a UK university Law School that places employability and student skills development at the core of its LLB Law Degree curriculum.

Publication date: 22 October 2014

New more efficient method of sampling biodiversity showcased in major UK estuaries

Two of the UK’s major estuaries have proved to be a successful testing-ground for an effective new method of ‘health-checking’ aquatic biodiversity, which could lead to faster and more efficient sampling for other sites.

“Bio-monitoring” or assessing the impacts of human activities in the natural environment is often achieved by monitoring biological diversity.  Existing methods rely on manual identification, but that takes time, resources and often focuses on larger creatures, that sometimes may not be able to reflect accurately the health of particular habitats.

Publication date: 9 February 2015

New MSc at Bangor University generating electricity and jobs in marine renewable energy

Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences has developed a new 1-year MSc in Marine Renewable Energy.

Marine renewable energy uses the natural power of waves and tides to generate electricity.  Marine renewables is an exciting, fast growing, high tech industry that has the potential to become one of the largest high tech exportable industries in the UK economy. The development of Swansea Bay tidal lagoon is estimated to create 70,000 jobs in the construction phase alone, and there are many other initiatives in Wales such as the Crown Estate Irish Sea demonstration zones, and the Minesto Deep Green project to the west of Anglesey, where the School of Ocean Sciences is based.

Publication date: 10 June 2015

New partnership to develop North Wales rugby talent

Talented young rugby players could realise their dream of playing for Wales thanks to a nurturing new partnership between Bangor University and Rygbi Gogledd Cymru (RGC). Through Bangor University’s sports scholarships for elite athletes, seven students who play for RGC, the regional rugby side for north Wales, have been able to progress into higher education whilst being able to continue to play rugby at high level.

Publication date: 24 February 2016

New Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience appointed

Bangor University has appointed Professor Robert Rogers as Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the School of Psychology. Professor Rogers will be joining the faculty from the University of Oxford, during 2013. Professor Rogers is a world leading expert in the fields of cognitive control and decision-making, and will lead the establishment in Bangor of a new laboratory in Psychopharmacology.

Publication date: 4 October 2012

New Professorship embodies partnership working between University and Health Board

Debbie Roberts feels that she is in prime position to have an impact on nurse education, and to influence patient care, having taken up the Foundation of Nursing Studies Chair in Practice Learning, at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences.

Her appointment to her unique role, supported by the Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS), straddles both clinical practice and learning. She is able to work with Bangor University’s students and with qualified nurses and other health professionals at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Her focus is to enhance and develop learning environments for the student nurses at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences and to support continuing professional development within the NHS across north Wales.

Publication date: 9 May 2017

New Project Makes the Future Green

A new project, whose aim is to bring businesses together to build a more resilient future and new economy, is launching on Wednesday May 2nd at Bangor University with a free business breakfast event.  The Green Innovation Network, is a joint venture between Bangor University, University College Dublin and Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. The network was born of a need to ensure that businesses have support and encouragement to overcome future challenges through new and innovative ways.

Publication date: 25 April 2012

New Pro Vice-Chancellor Welsh Medium & Civic Engagement Appointed

Professor Jerry Hunter has been appointed to the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Welsh Medium and Civic Engagement at Bangor University.

Publication date: 11 October 2013

New report urges governments to review the duty of collective worship in schools

The vast majority of state schools in the UK are required by law to organise acts of daily collective worship (England, Northern Ireland, Wales) or religious observance (Scotland) for their pupils. The majority of collective worship acts during any school term must be of a 'wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’, be concerned with ‘reverence or veneration paid to a divine being or power’ and ‘accord a special status to Jesus Christ’.

A multidisciplinary research team led by Dr Alison Mawhinney (Bangor Law School) has examined this duty and, at an international conference held this month, launched a report which urgently recommends that governments in the UK re-examine the obligation. 

Publication date: 25 November 2015

New Research Aims to Revolutionise Pollen Forecasting

A team of researchers are developing a new generation of pollen monitoring which they hope will lead to improved forecasts for thousands of the UK population suffering from summer allergies.

Publication date: 20 October 2015

New research centre to help shape services for Children and Families in Wales

Building on research that has shown how programmes for infants, young families and teachers across Wales, support children’s social and emotional development, a new research centre should provide further answers that will continue to help the Welsh Assembly Government shape services for children and families in the future.

 

The Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention (CEBEI) will be launched by Huw Lewis AM, Deputy Minister for Children on Wednesday 9 March at the Incredible Years Wales Annual Conference in Cardiff.

Publication date: 9 March 2011

New research points to the crash site of missing plane MH370

Two years on and Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is still missing. The plane disappeared on March 14 2014, probably over the southern Indian Ocean to the west of Australia. Despite an estimated $130m search by Australian, Chinese and Malaysian authorities, covering120,000 square km of ocean (an area around half the size of the UK), the crash site and the bulk of the aircraft have not been found.

Publication date: 27 July 2016

New research project addresses national priorities in combating the threat of tree diseases

New diseases are posing significant risks to tree health and plant biosecurity.UK Government Research Councils, DEFRA, Forestry Commission and Scottish Government, are together investing £7M to fund seven new projects to help address threats to UK forests, woods and trees.

Bangor University is a partner in one of these projects in collaboration with the Universities of Stirling and Cambridge and the Forest Research agency.  The project titled “Modelling economic impact and strategies to increase resilience against tree disease outbreaks”  will address “the protection and enhancement of public benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem services (…) building resilience in woodlands, and wider landscapes”, which are the key recommendations that have just been made by the House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, specifically.  It will also make a substantial contribution the Committee’s call for “long-term research and development work that focuses on preparation for future plant health threats in order to ensure an effective response in the UK”.

Publication date: 26 March 2014

New research shows higher education sector creates £3.6bn annually in the Welsh economy

New research released today, Tuesday 11 June, from leading higher education experts has found that Welsh universities have an impact of almost £2.6bn on the nation’s economy, with this figure reaching £3.6bn once total off-campus spending by students is taken into account.New research released today, Tuesday 11 June, from leading higher education experts has found that Welsh universities have an impact of almost £2.6bn on the nation’s economy, with this figure reaching £3.6bn once total off-campus spending by students is taken into account.

Publication date: 11 June 2013

New research shows how nutrient management can improve farm profitability and agricultural impacts on the environment

Large increases in the price of fertiliser and pressure on the agricultural industry to reduce its contribution to water pollution mean that making best use of nutrients has never been more important. This was the focus of research conducted on farms across Conwy by scientists from the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography at Bangor University. The findings have just been published in a leading academic journal, “Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment”.

Publication date: 18 March 2014

New research to explore the public health impact of gambling throughout Wales

Problem gambling is a hidden public health issue in communities throughout Wales. It can have profoundly negative effects upon, not only the individual, but also families, friends and other social relationships.

Bangor University’s Professor Robert Rogers, an expert in gambling and problematic gambling, will lead a team of researchers and work with Public Health Wales to produce a report that provides more in-depth information about the extent and nature of gambling problems in Wales. 

Publication date: 25 May 2017

New resource for family historians available at Bangor University

Anyone researching their family history can have access to an extensive database of records at Bangor University Archive.

Thanks to generous donations from Bangor University alumni, The Bangor Fund has awarded Bangor University Library and Archives the monies to purchase an online database which provides free access to over 1.5billion records of family history, including birth, marriage and death details, parish records, military records and lists of individuals on sea voyages.

Publication date: 23 April 2014

New resources for Welsh communication infrastructure

During 2015-16, the Language Technologies Unit team, based at Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University, developed new resources to enable communication in Welsh with computers and digital devices. This is a technology which is becoming increasingly prevalent as the human voice is used more and more for question and answer systems on mobile phones and tablets, and voice control for such things as television sets, robots and dictation systems. If Welsh cannot be used in these environments, then the language will be excluded from the digital world and Welsh speakers will have no choice but to speak English with these devices.

Publication date: 18 March 2016

New R.S.Thomas Manuscripts for University Collection

The tenth anniversary of the R.S. Thomas Study Centre at Bangor University has been marked by two major acquisitions.  The Centre has acquired a large collection of manuscripts and typescripts, including much unpublished material,  from the estate of the late Peter Jollife, a prominent  collector of modern  literary books and manuscripts. 

Publication date: 4 November 2010

New ‘Safe Operating Spaces’ set to sustain world’s coral reefs

Leading coral reef science experts call for new ’safe operating spaces’ to be agreed to ensure the survival of valuable coral reefs for the future.

In a review article published this week in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, (Guiding coral Reef Futures in the Anthropocene doi 10.1002/fee.1427), which draws together all the latest knowledge on coral reefs, the scientists argue that, globally, we should agree ‘safe operating spaces’ or buffers in order to ensure survival of coral reefs.

Publication date: 3 November 2016

New sculpture at Bangor University celebrates self-educated scholar

A new sculpture was unveiled at Bangor University recently.

Publication date: 24 July 2013

New signage installed at Bangor University Stadium

The Bangor University Stadium, the home of Bangor City Football Club unveiled its new signage today (16th October).

Publication date: 16 October 2015

New species of viper identified

A group of Bangor University scientists have featured in the National Geographic this weekfollowing their discovery of two new species of snake in Southeast Asia.

Publication date: 29 March 2011

New Sports Dome Opened by Lord Coe

Lord Coe, the man who made the London 2012 Olympic Games a reality, officially opened a new sports facility at Bangor University on Monday (25.11.13). While visiting the University, Seb Coe officially opened a new indoor tennis and netball facility at Bangor Universities Sport Centre. Part of an on-going refurbishment of the University’s sports facilities, which are used by students and the local community, the weatherproof sports dome provides facilities for indoor netball and tennis throughout the year.

Publication date: 22 November 2013

New student society in running for UK Award

A student Society at Bangor University, which has only been in existence for five months, is in the running to receive a prestigious national Award.

Publication date: 18 March 2015

New study aims to give children with autism the best start in life

A ground-breaking new study has been launched understand how to support families affected by autism as soon as they receive their diagnosis.

The trial funded by autism research charity Autistica, will test whether offering the Incredible Years® parent supporting programme to families very soon after their child is diagnosed can result in long-term benefits.

Publication date: 20 October 2016

New study to assess safe staffing levels on hospital wards

Bangor University researchers will be working with the University of Southampton on a new study to assess the implementation, impact and costs of safe staffing policies for nursing in acute trusts.

Publication date: 19 May 2016

New understanding of venom could open door to more effective antivenoms

New research, which disproves the theory that venom evolved just once in reptiles, could also lead to new medical treatments to counteract snakebite.

Publication date: 15 December 2014

New veg co-op finds a home on campus

A local Veg Co-op which allows people to buy locally grown vegetables was successfully relaunched at the Maes Glas Sports Centre recently.

Publication date: 29 May 2012

New Wales-wide library system will foster greater collaboration between universities

A new library management system which will promote collaboration between cross-sector libraries in Wales  has been celebrated at an event in the National Assembly(Thursday 22 September 2016).

The new bilingual library management system which will be shared by Welsh university libraries (Aberyswyth University, Bangor University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Swansea University, University of South Wales, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Wrexham Glyndwr University), NHS libraries, and the National Library of Wales, will deliver cost benefits, greater collaboration, and the potential to share collections throughout Wales. Bangor and Glyndwr Universities recently completed the roll-out of the system, finalising the implementation schedule across Wales. 

Publication date: 22 September 2016

New warning system to find ‘alien’ invaders in Welsh seas

A new warning system is being developed that could reduce the damage caused to Welsh marine industries and native wildlife by non-native or ‘alien’ creatures in coastal waters.

Publication date: 22 January 2014

New Website

Bangor University has a new-look website.

The refreshed modern look to the site has been designed to be adaptive for use on smartphones, tablets and computers and provides an exciting and interactive experience for visitors.

Publication date: 21 January 2014

New Welsh Language Centre for Mold

Due to the increase in the number of people who want to learn Welsh in the Flintshire area over the past five years, Welsh for Adults North Wales, Bangor University, have opened a new language centre in Mold today

Publication date: 4 December 2015

Nia wins third place in this year's Cân i Gymru competition

Nia Davies Williams, an MA student in music at the University's School of Music has come third in this year's Cân i Gymru last night (03/03/12).

 

Publication date: 5 March 2012

Nine new lecturers extend study through Welsh at Bangor University

The talented and successful young composer, Owain Llwyd, whose compositions have been heard on Top Gear and other popular television programmes and films, is among nine new lecturers appointed to Bangor University. The nine will be delivering new modules, available in Welsh for the first time this academic year.

Publication date: 27 September 2011

Nitrous oxide from urine patches – it’s no laughing matter!

Commonly known as ‘laughing gas’ and currently used both in anaesthetics and as a ‘legal high’, nitrous oxide (N2O) is a powerful greenhouse gas produced in the soil by micro-organisms, especially so on land grazed by animals.

Publication date: 1 September 2015

Nobel Prize Winner to give Public Lecture

There is no more pressing and controversial a subject than “Global Warming” and one of Wales’ most eminent scientists has been invited to deliver the Annual Chaplaincy Lecture on “God, Science and Global Warming".

Publication date: 12 November 2010

No more PPI means higher interest costs for unsecured loans

Was the decision to prohibit the joint sale of PPI with unsecured loans justified? PPI or payment protection insurance has become a financial service associated with large pay-outs by the banks, windfall payments received by many bank customers and far too many unwanted phone calls. While much discussion has unsurprisingly focused on the nearly £14 billion pounds of PPI customer redress paid out in the last 3 years, the effect on this decision on the cost of  unsecured lending is also significant. 

Publication date: 27 February 2014

North American Study of Welsh History and Culture Conference comes to Wales

The North American Association for the Study of Welsh History and Culture (NAASWCH) biennial international Conference takes place at Bangor University, for only the second occasion that the Conference has met outside North America. Traditionally held in the US and Canada, the Conference takes place between 26th and 28th of July and has come to Wales once before.

Publication date: 17 July 2012

North Wales author donates copy of his new book to Bangor University Library

A copy of a newly published book by a north Wales author, Dr Robert Atenstaedt, on First World War Medicine, has been donated to Bangor University Library.

Publication date: 7 July 2011

North Wales Food & Drink Goes Green with Cynnal Cymru

People from the growing food and drink sector in north Wales, which is an important and expanding sector of the local economy, will gather together on Wednesday 5 July 2017 at Bangor University for Cynnal Cymru’s first all-day ‘shared learning and networking event’. 

Publication date: 8 June 2017

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

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

North Wales International Poetry Festival

The North Wales International Poetry Festival returns for a fourth time in 2015, with a series of readings and performances in Aberystwyth and Bangor October 7th-10th. Events will take place in both universities and at local venues. International poets will perform alongside Welsh writers with translations into English and Welsh.

Publication date: 23 September 2015

North Wales International Poetry Festival Brings international poets to the region Monday 1st - Sunday 7th October 2012

October will see leading international poets venturing to north Wales, bringing a range of languages from Greek to Galician into dialogue with Welsh and English. An unusual programme, organised by Dr Zoe Skoulding of Bangor University in collaboration with Translators’ House Wales, reaches beyond Bangor to encompass Machynlleth, Aberystwyth and Mold. It will take poetry on an exciting journey, with events taking place not only in bookshops, libraries, museums and theatres,but also on Bangor Pier and in high street shops.

Publication date: 27 September 2012

North Wales schools invest in financial and business skills competition

Students from across north Wales got the opportunity to experience the excitement and the adrenalin of dealing on a live trading floor thanks to a Bangor University initiative called Stock Market Challenge.

Publication date: 9 July 2013

North Wales students become business champions

Bangor University’s Business School recently hosted an event in conjunction with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) that saw sixth form students work together on an exciting business challenge.

Publication date: 20 October 2016

North Wales Welsh for Adults Centre Comes Out on Top

The North Wales Welsh for Adults Centre at Bangor University, gets rave reviews from the learners.  The annual national Ipsos MORI survey, run by the Welsh Government, shows that the North Wales Centre scores far better than the national average.

Publication date: 25 June 2014

North West Cancer Research earmarks multi-million pounds’ worth of cancer research funding at Bangor University

A charity dedicated to funding life-saving cancer research in North Wales has announced it will contribute £1.34 million to advancing cancer research at Bangor University.

Publication date: 14 September 2017

No, the rise of the emoji doesn’t spell the end of language

Originally published on The Conversation by Professor Vyv Evans, School of Linguistics and English Language. Read the original article.

The emoji has become one of the fastest growing forms of communication in history. But those who are worried that its growth could see the death of written language are wrong – emojis are being used to enhance, rather than replace words in our digital communications.

Publication date: 22 May 2015

NOVELS written by two lecturers in the School of Welsh have been selected for the long list of the Book of the Year 2011 competition

NOVELS written by two lecturers in the School of Welsh have been selected for the long list of the Book of the Year 2011 competition.

The ten Welsh language books on the long list this year include Caersaint, the popular humorous novel by Angharad Price, and Gwenddydd, which won the Prose Medal at last year’s National Eisteddfod for Jerry Hunter.

Publication date: 19 April 2011

Now advertising billboards can read your emotions … and that’s just the start

Dr Andy McStay, of the School of Creative Studies & Media writing in The Conversation. Read the original article 

Publication date: 4 August 2015

Nuclear Course a Resounding Success

Fifty pupils from north Wales had to opportunity to learn how to solve some of the challenges facing the nuclear industry recently.

Publication date: 8 April 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

NWORTH Clinical Trials Unit Welcomes Government announcement on Dementia Research Funding Increase

Following the recent announcement by David Cameron, NWORTH Bangor University’s Clinical Trials Unit welcomes the news that UK funding for Dementia research is set to double to £66M by 2015.
With nationally recognized expertise in the development and delivery of studies testing interventions to improve quality of life for people with dementia and their carers, Bangor University is well placed to deliver research which aims to tackle this ‘national crisis’.

Publication date: 27 March 2012

Ocean Mixing Experts head for Bangor

Experts in Ocean Mixing from across the planet are heading to the Marine Centre Wales at Bangor University for an International workshop on “Ocean Mixing” (11th – 13th July).

The scientists from as far afield as the US, China and Russia, as well as continental Europe and the UK, will be discussing global efforts to improve understanding of the processes which stir up the oceans and how those processes should be represented in weather and climate forecast models.  

Publication date: 11 July 2017

Ocean Oases: How islands support more sea-life

A 60 year-old theory to explain why seas surrounding islands and atolls are particularly productive has just been proven by a marine biologist from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Science, working with a colleague at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Publication date: 16 February 2016

Ocean Sciences scientists escape the heat to research Arctic sea-ice melt

Members of the School of Ocean Sciences have just joined a research cruise to the Arctic Ocean.  Research Officers Ben Powell and Ben Lincoln and PhD student Suzie Jackson are all part of the School’s Ocean Physics research group. They will be joined later by Dr Tom Rippeth and another PhD student, Josh Griffiths.

Publication date: 18 July 2013

Ocean Study by Satellite Rewarded

A Bangor scientist is to be honoured for his work on using satellites to study the ocean. David Bowers of the School of Ocean Sciences is to be given the Award of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc). This award is granted for ‘services to remote sensing…through sustained and distinguished contribution to furthering science and applications which use remote sensing’.

Publication date: 19 August 2015

Offences against the person – modernising the law on violence

New rules are needed to tackle violent offences and make better use of court time, according to the Law Commission.

A new Law Commission report will be launched at a dedicated event held at Bangor University, where Professor Ormerod, Law Commissioner for Criminal Law will present a guest lecture on ‘Reforming Offences Against the Person’, to Bangor Law School students and invited guests at 11am today (Tuesday 3rd November 2015).

Publication date: 3 November 2015

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

Olympic Chief to visit Bangor

One of Britain’s greatest-ever middle distance runners, and the man who made the London 2012 Olympic Games a reality, will visit Bangor University in November for a special event to discuss his life and career.

“An evening with Seb Coe” will take place in Prichard-Jones Hall in the Main University Building at 7.00pm on Monday 25 November. Lord Coe will be in conversation with the Chair of the University Council and fellow peer, Lord Davies of Abersoch. Admission to the event will be by ticket only – there is no charge, but to obtain a ticket please contact Lynne Hughes (sebcoe2511@bangor.ac.uk). Entry to the hall will be on a first-come, first-served basis – with doors opening at 6.20pm.

Publication date: 7 November 2013

Olympic Flame Blazes a Trail To Bangor University

Local people will have the opportunity to be photographed with the Olympic Torch as part of Bangor’s preparations to welcome the Olympic Flame next spring.

Publication date: 6 October 2011

Olympic Flame Blazes a Trail To Bangor University

Local people will have the opportunity to be photographed with the Olympic Torch as part of Bangor’s preparations to welcome the Olympic Flame next spring.

Publication date: 19 October 2011

Olympic Flame comes to Bangor

Alan Edwards, Head of International Support Services at Bangor University, said: “The Olympic Games are a celebration of international sport and our International students are very excited to see the flame in Bangor. They are all looking forward to welcoming the flame in a very colorful and eye-catching style!”

Publication date: 17 May 2012

Olympic Gold medalist and Monty Python actor among those receiving Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University

Bangor University has announced the names of distinguished individuals who will be awarded Honorary Fellowships in 2013.

Publication date: 3 June 2013

On a wild goose chase after the world’s highest migrant

The remarkable achievements of the world’s highest flying geese have been revealed by researchers from Bangor University and are reported in the prestigious American scientific journal:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Publication date: 31 May 2011

One Evening, One World

Bangor University will hold its annual One World Gala celebration of cultural diversity on Thursday 16th March.

The concert will see students from all over the world, as well as members of local community, showcase their cultures by performing dance and music acts. Expect performances from India, China, Africa, Japan, and of course the UK and Wales!

Publication date: 14 March 2017

One of Nature's Weirdest Events explained

One of the most spectacular migrations on earth; that of the Christmas Island Red Crab is among those included in the January 2 episode of Nature's Weirdest Events on BBC2 Wales at 20.00. Prof Simon Webster of the School of Biological Sciences explains the dramatic mass-migration of Christmas Island Red Crab on the programme. Prof Webster has identified the hormone responsible for this amazing migration. (See related research story here http://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/full-ori.php.en?Id=1381)

Publication date: 2 January 2013

One of ten UK projects selected for Award

An academic at Bangor University’s School of Chemistry is one of ten British academics involved in British-Israeli research projects selected to receive funding through the Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership, BIRAX.  The announcement of Awards to projects which tackle global challenges in Energy and the Environment was made recently by British Foreign Secretary William Hague at an event hosted by Britain’s ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould, celebrating scientific collaboration between the UK and Israel.  He hailed science as “one of the cornerstones of the relationship between Britain and Israel” and added “both are countries that have built up our economies and our identity through being leaders in science and technology”

Publication date: 6 December 2010

One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money

Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money.

The findings from a large-scale trial were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC) recently. The research was led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, with participation from Bangor University, and was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Publication date: 19 July 2017

One step closer to the supermarket for project seeking to convert Welsh grass into sustainable food packaging

Prototype trials are underway for a university and industry-led project to convert Welsh ryegrass into sustainable food packaging.

Publication date: 19 November 2013

‘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

One World on show in Bangor

Flavours of world cultural traditions were on display to over 400 students, staff and members of the community who came to Bangor University’s annual celebration of diversity and talent.

The One World Gala saw twenty acts representing many corners of the globe, performed by individual students and student Clubs and Societies and invited local groups, perform acts ranging from Tongan songs to Ghanaian drumming, Welsh folk singing to Japanese martial arts.

Publication date: 30 March 2017

On her first birthday, Princess Charlotte already knows much about language

Princess Charlotte, the youngest member of the British Royal Family, is turning one. While there will be plenty of focus from sections of the mainstream UK media on the official picturesreleased by the palace, much has been going on behind the scenes. Many infants say their first word around the time of their first birthday and for most people, this is when language learning really starts. But by the time Charlotte says her first word, she actually already knows a lot about language.

This article by Anouschka Foltz, Lecturer in Psycholinguistics, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 3 May 2016

Online Dictionary highlights contribution of University

The pioneering work of the Language Technologies Unit at Canolfan Bedwyr will be highlighted as the Welsh Language Board launches an online version of Geiriadur yr Academi, the Welsh Academy English-Welsh Dictionary.

Publication date: 28 February 2012

Open Day at Brambell Natural History Museum, Bangor University with the Herpetological Society

Bangor University’s Natural History collections housed at Brambell Building will be open to the public on Saturday 16th April between 11am and 3pm.

This will be an opportunity to visit the University’s Natural History Museum, which is not usually accessible to the public, to learn more about the animals and plants on display. There will be a chance to ask questions of the available volunteers, and there will be an activities corner for children of all ages.

Publication date: 12 April 2016

Open Day at Brambell Natural History Museum, with drop in drawing sessions

Bangor University’s Natural History collections housed at Brambell Building will be open to the public on Saturday 14thMay between 11am and 3pm.

Publication date: 4 May 2016

Opening of Exhibition of Jewish Life - With Kosher Reception

Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker from Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media and School of Social Sciences respectively, in collaboration with Esther Roberts of Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, have been awarded £19,000 by Beacon for Wales to hold a touring exhibition of Jewish life in North Wales. Through this exhibition, local people have the opportunity to learn about Jewish history in North Wales. Jews have been resident in North Wales for at least the last one hundred and fifty years and have played an important part in its history. For example, Isidore Wartski was mayor of Bangor and the first Jewish mayor in Wales. The exhibition will be held at a combination of university and public venues across North Wales. A series of workshops at the university, local venues and schools will be held. On November 1st at 2-50pm, Sally and Nathan will also be giving a presentation to the staff and students of Coleg Menai Bangor Campus, in particular the religious studies A level class, who are currently studying Judaism.

Publication date: 6 October 2010

Opera Singer confirms May Concert – Tickets now on Sale

Bryn Terfel has announced a special concert at Bangor University with recipients of his foundation to mark the centenary of Prichard-Jones Hall in May. The announcement coincides with the presentation of an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the University for the international opera singer.

Publication date: 28 February 2012

Opportunity knocks for UK's Supreme Court to become more diverse

This article by Stephen Clear, of Bangor University Law School,was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

The UK judiciary has a long history of fairness, integrity and soundness of judgement – but not diversity.

In theory, the balance of judges’ ethnicity, gender and background should reflect society. Although there have been moves to improve diversity in the profession, the vast majority are still whitemiddle-classprivate-schooledOxbridge-educated men.

Publication date: 14 February 2017

OPSWISE – Improving the care of older people

A study led by Bangor University has provided a fresh insight into how health services for older people are carried out.

Publication date: 18 March 2016

Osian Huw Williams wins the Musicians' Medal at the National Eisteddfod

Bangor University student, Osian Huw Williams is the winner of this year’s Musicians’ Medal at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and he was honoured at a special ceremony on the Pavilion stage on Wednesday evening.

Publication date: 6 August 2015

Our City: Reflections from Bangor’s young people

A brightly coloured mural depicting Bangor’s scenes and characters, as seen by the city’s young people, was revealed recently. The mural was created by local School pupils at Ysgol Tryfan and Maesgeirchen Youth Centre as part of visual arts project, Ein Dinas (Our City) organized by Bangor University’s Pontio project and Gwynedd Arts Forum. The mural is on hoardings and provides an eye catching focus for the Pontio project, part-funded by the EU’s Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Assembly Government, which is to open to the public in the Spring of 2013.

Publication date: 14 December 2010

Our City: Reflections from Bangor’s young people

Bangor University’s Pontio project/Gwynedd Arts Forum are proud to announce the appointment of popular local artist Catrin Williams to lead a special visual arts project, Ein Dinas (Our City). This project will work with the young people of Bangor to create a huge mural on the wooden hoardings surrounding the building site of the new Arts and Innovation Centre on Deiniol Road in the centre of the city.

Publication date: 15 October 2010

Out and about this weekend?

This bank holiday weekend, how about going out and walking the countryside and taking photographs of prehistoric monuments? Around Wales there are some fantastic walks, and you will be able to see our past heritage as well. 

Publication date: 25 August 2016

Outstanding American students visit Bangor University to study Welsh culture and industrial heritage

Bangor University is delighted to be hosting eight of the USA’s brightest students  as they study Wales’ culture, history, politics and landscape at a pioneering new Summer Institute.

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Outstanding Bangor University student receives national award for marine conservation research

Bangor University PhD student Jack Emmerson has been awarded the Marine Conservation Society Wakefield Memorial Award, for his project ‘Sustainable static-gear fisheries in the Irish Sea’. 

Publication date: 1 February 2016

Over 160 pupils attend residential course arranged by the School of Welsh

Between 14 and 18 November, over 160 ‘A’ level pupils from all over Wales – both first language and second language students – attended a residential course organised by Bangor University’s School of Welsh in conjunction with the Urdd, the leading Welsh youth movement, at their centre in Glan-llyn.

Publication date: 23 November 2016

Over 300 youngsters attend GCSE Science revision courses

MORE than 300 youngsters put their Easter holidays to good use by attending GCSE Science revision courses organised by Bangor University.

Publication date: 24 April 2013

Over 3m investment in health research units at Bangor University

Over £3m is to be invested in integrated healthcare research at Bangor University over the next three years.

The Welsh Government has announced £2.3m funding for two grants to the University, one of which is to be match-funded with the University’s own investment.

Publication date: 1 September 2015

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

Paralysed patient makes natural movements using robotics and the power of thought

Originally published on The Conversation by Ken Valyear, Lecturer in cognitive neuroscience at the School of Psychology. Read the original articleErik Sorto, 34, has been paralysed from the neck down for the past 13 years. However, thanks to a ground-breaking clinical trial, he has been able to smoothly drink a bottle of beer using a robotic arm controlled with his mind. He is the first patient to have had a neural prosthetic device implanted in a region of the brain thought to control intentions. The technology created surprisingly natural movements and has the potential to work for multiple robotic limbs.

Publication date: 22 May 2015

Paris climate agreement enters into force: international experts respond

The Conversation asked a panel of international experts to give their view on the significance of the agreement coming into force. Among the invited contributors is Professor Julia Jones, Professor of Conservation Science at the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography.

Publication date: 4 November 2016

Participatory research to aid food security and biodiversity in Eritrea

CARIAD, Bangor University’s Centre for Advanced Research in International Agricultural Development, is to begin a €520,000 (£453,000) 3 year EU-funded project to increase food security and the biodiversity of farms in drought-prone areas of Eritrea. CARIAD will work with local institutions and farmers to identify improved varieties of crops and better growing techniques, and to improve seed production and marketing. Eritrea is in one of the driest parts of Africa and is subject to frequent droughts. These are likely to worsen as climate change leads to more erratic rainfall.

Publication date: 9 November 2010

Partnership and Cooperation the key themes at the Opening of Bangor University's Office in Beijing, China

Bangor University has officially opened an office in Beijing, China with the launch being led by the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor John G Hughes and including speeches by both the UK's Ambassador to China, Sebastian Wood CMG and Director An Yuxiang of the Chinese Services Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE). The event also included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between CSCSE and Bangor University.

Publication date: 11 March 2011

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

Patients with mouth and oesophageal cancers take longer to seek help from GP

PEOPLE with cancers of different parts of the mouth (oropharyngeal) and the oesophagus are waiting longer between first noticing a symptom and going to their GPs compared to patients with other types of cancers, according to research* published in the International Journal of Cancer, today (Tuesday).

Publication date: 11 February 2014

People Anticipate Others’ Genuine Smiles, But Not Polite Smiles

Smile and the world smiles with you – but new research suggests that not all smiles are created equal. The research shows that people actually anticipate smiles that are genuine but not smiles that are merely polite. The differing responses may reflect the unique social value of genuine smiles.

Publication date: 12 June 2013

People of our city; Reflections from Bangor's Young People

The artist Catrin Williams was recently appointed to lead a community art project entitled ‘People of Our City’ to be held in partnership between Pontio, Bangor University and the Gwynedd Arts Forum. The aim is to create a large mural created by young people to be displayed on the wooden hoardings surrounding the building site of the new Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre in Bangor.

Publication date: 19 November 2010

People with dementia gain from learning self-management skills

People with early-stage dementia benefit when they are empowered to manage their own condition, a study led by researchers at the University of Exeter has found.

Research involving Bangor University and published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics, found that attending weekly ‘self-management’ group sessions which encouraged socialisation, discussion, problem solving and goal setting fostered independence and promoted social support amongst people with dementia.

Publication date: 25 January 2016

Performance from Chongqing boosts Wales-China link

Building on Wales’ link with Chongqing in south-west China, Bangor University’s Confucius Institute brought the Chongqing Performance Company to Holyhead’s Ucheldre Centre earlier this week (1 November), enthralling audiences with a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance. 

Publication date: 3 November 2017

Peter’s dream internship at Jaguar Land Rover

A Computer Systems Engineering student has spent his second summer on a prestigious sponsorship scheme at Jaguar Land Rover in Coventry.

Publication date: 2 October 2014

Pharmaceutical companies are profiting from rare diseases

Incentives intended to stimulate the development of more treatments for rare diseases are being exploited to boost the profits of pharmaceutical companies, new research led by Bangor University shows.

Publication date: 22 October 2016

PhD student attends launch of parliamentary report on hunger

A PhD candidate who contributed evidence towards a major parliamentary report on hunger in the UK has attended the London launch of its follow-up document.

Publication date: 17 December 2015

Phosphorus is vital for life on Earth – and we're running low

Phosphorus is an essential element which is contained in many cellular compounds, such as DNA and the energy carrier ATP. All life needs phosphorus and agricultural yields are improved when phosphorus is added to growing plants and the diet of livestock. Consequently, it is used globally as a fertiliser – and plays an important role in meeting the world’s food requirements.

This article by Vera Thoss, Lecturer in Chemistry at the School of Chemsitry was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 15 March 2017

Pioneering research into benefit of computer games to treat Parkinson’s Disease

North Wales neuroscientists are researching the potential benefits of brain stimulating computer games in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.

The study is being led by researchers at Bangor University’s School of Psychology with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) and neurological experts at the Walton Centre in Liverpool.

They are studying the effects of touch screen “spatial reasoning games” on the part of the brain used to control movement in Parkinson’s patients.

Publication date: 25 April 2017

Pioneering work in Welsh language e-publishing

The pioneering work of Canolfan Bedwyr staff in the area of Welsh language e-publishing will be featured on S4C’s arts and popular culture programme Pethe tonight (26 March 2012).

Publication date: 26 March 2012

Places available through Clearing

If you’re looking for a course for this September, we still have some places available through Clearing.

Publication date: 16 August 2012

Planet Earth's adventure into cities cements its position as a pioneer of environmental film

With its depiction of sublime landscapes and unique creatures in a manner unsurpassed by other documentary series, Planet Earth II has been wowing millions over the last six weeks. Conversations overheard on the bus or in the supermarket queue have frequently featured prancing flamingos or those infamous snakes: a whole new generation have been introduced to the wonders of the natural world.

Planet Earth first debuted ten years ago, as Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth attempted to engage the public on the urgency of solving global warming. Meanwhile, David Attenborough was fascinating Planet Earth’s audience with stories about endangered species and remote places – trying to raise environmental awareness with a very different approach.

Publication date: 9 December 2016

Plaque to commemorate poet, Tony Conran

Tony Conran's achievement as a writer has been commemorated by the erection of a Plaque in the Main Library at Bangor University.  A short ceremony was held in the Library recently when poems to two of his past friends and colleagues who were inspirational to him – the late Professor John Danby and the late Professor Bedwyr Lewis Jones - were read by Dyfan Roberts and John Griffiths, members of the Conran Poetry Chorus.

Publication date: 21 April 2016

Pontio calls on artists and scientists to collaborate

Pontio, Bangor University’s brand new arts and innovation centre, which officially opened its doors to the public today (1st December 2015) is calling on performers and scientists to present exciting ideas as part of their SYNTHESIS project.

Publication date: 14 December 2015

Pontio Innovation supports Bangor University alumnus to develop prosthetic for his son

A Bangor University alumnus has set up his own company to develop prosthetics for young children with support from Pontio Innovation.

Two years ago, Sol Ryan, son of psychology alumnus Ben Ryan, needed emergency surgery at just 10 days old. Surgeons made the devastating decision to amputate Sol's left arm just below the elbow because of a blood clot.

Publication date: 6 March 2017

Pontio opening postponed until 2015

Following recent announcements regarding the delay in the opening of Pontio, and a further review of the building schedule, Bangor University regretfully has to announce that there will be no productions staged at the building until 2015.

Publication date: 17 September 2014

Pontio Project seeks local suppliers and contractors

New opportunities for local contractors, tradesmen and suppliers will be highlighted at an event in Bangor this week (Friday, 1 February).

Publication date: 28 January 2013

Pontio seeks Creative Director

Bangor University is currently in the process of seeking a Creative Director for the £37 million Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre.

 

The successful candidate, who will be a Welsh speaker, will be responsible for planning programming and overseeing the performing arts that take place across the new Centre.

Publication date: 8 March 2011

Pontio’s first ever artist residency broadcast on S4C - "Corneli Cudd” / "Hidden Corners”

A short film of the Pontio project’s first artistic residency will be shown as part of S4C’s ‘Calon Cenedl’ (Heart of the Nation) series this December. Footage shot by Bangor University student Osian Williams at the Plas Hedd care home in Maesgeirchen, Bangor will air at 7.55pm, Monday 3 December 2012.

Publication date: 30 November 2012

Pontio’s opening artistic programme looks to the future whilst acknowledging the past

Pontio, Bangor University’s soon-to-be-opened Arts and Innovation Centre, will announce its inaugural artistic programme today, 28 October 2015.

Publication date: 28 October 2015

Pontio’s opening show Chwalfa cancelled

Following recent announcements regarding the delay in the opening of Pontio, Bangor University regretfully has to announce that it will no longer be possible to reschedule Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s production of Chwalfa in the New Year as originally hoped.

Publication date: 6 October 2014

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

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

Popular Dementia based art to showcase in Rhyl

Bangor University’s Dementia Awareness Week’s activities culminates with a humorous art installation that comes alive at dusk, at the Taste Academy, Rhyl.

Publication date: 19 May 2016

Positive Psychology project aims to improve work place wellbeing and individuals job prospects in Rhyl

In a world where most of us spend a large part of our lives at work, we need to create environment that fosters productivity, motivation and in-work support. A student at Bangor University has been given just this task. Kate Isherwood, a PhD student in the School of Psychology will be researching the use of Positive Psychology and Behaviour Change techniques, in the workplace, under the supervision of Professor John Parkinson.

Publication date: 10 November 2016

Post-graduate qualification leads to satisfying work for Pam

Pam Martin says of her job that: “It doesn’t feel like working- that’s how much I enjoy it”’

nce gaining her postgraduate qualification from Bangor University, Pam is employed as a Research Officer and Trials Coordinator at the University. She’s currently visiting people across north Wales who have recently been given a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease and recruiting them to take part in research trials.  For the current trials, people are asked to carry out various mental tasks. These form the basis of the research results, and the people taking part often even enjoy them! She also visits people who have not had a diagnosis and almost everyone is seen in their own home, though some choose to attend the university.  Pam, originally from Holyhead, now living outside Beaumaris, needs her PhD qualification to do this job- a qualification she gained from Bangor University in January 2010.

Publication date: 14 February 2011

Potential 'hot-spots' for sea ice melting identified in the Arctic Ocean

The Arctic region is warming up twice as fast as the rest of the planet. This rapid temperature increase has caused record-breaking seasonal retreat in Arctic Ocean sea ice in recent years. The latest minimum recorded was set in September 2012, while the sea ice cover in September 2016 tied with 2007 for the second lowest extent ever recorded. And it’s not just coverage that’s the problem, sea ice is also thinning, with a current average thickness of 3.2m in the Central Arctic.

Publication date: 26 October 2016

Premiere of new work by TV and film composer with X-Factor

A new work by a talented composer who orchestrated the music used in a trailer for the latest Hobbit movie blockbuster will be unveiled at a top music festival.

Owain Llwyd, 30, who's also composed for the X-Factor, Top Gear and Big Brother, is looking forward to the premiere at Bangor Music Festival, which starts on March 4.

Publication date: 19 February 2015

Premiere was a howling success thanks to Rhys

Supporters of Hollywood actor Rhys Ifans, who is also an honorary fellow of Bangor University, were special guests at a preview of a production of ' Peter and the Wolf ' in the Welsh language for the first time this month.

Publication date: 28 October 2013

Prestigious award for Bangor Scholar

The School of English Literature is delighted to announce the award of a Fellowship of the British Academy (FBA) to Emeritus Professor Tom Corns.

Each year, the British Academy elects to its Fellowship up to 42 outstanding UK-based scholars who have achieved distinction in any branch of the humanities and social sciences. In the words of the British Academy, fellows are scholars who have 'attained distinction in any of the branches of study which it is the object of the Academy to promote'. This title is the highest honour in the UK for a scholar of the arts and humanities.

Publication date: 1 September 2015

Prestigious award recognizes a lifetime's work for Bangor University Professor John Witcombe

Prof. John Witcombe, Professorial Fellow in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, has been selected as Development Agriculturalist of the Year for 2014 by the Tropical Agriculture Association

John’s award, the TAA’s most prestigious, recognised a lifetime’s work in agriculture for development, and particularly his contribution to participatory plant breeding.

Publication date: 22 October 2014

Prestigious British Academy Award for Bangor Lecturer

Dr Helena Miguélez-Carballeira, from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, has been awarded almost £90,000 to embark on a project that would make a case for studying contemporary Spanish culture and politics from a postcolonial perspective.

Publication date: 18 May 2015

Prestigious Bryn Terfel Scholarship awarded to Bangor Music Student

A Music student at Bangor University is to be congratulated for winning the Bryn Terfel Scholarship this year.

In a competition which revealed high standards, and which was broadcast live on S4C on Sunday 14.10, Huw Ynyr, a singer, competed against fellow Bangor Music student, Lois Eifion, who is studying a postgraduate MA degree, and four others.

Publication date: 15 October 2012

Prestigious Impact Accelerator Account to benefit economic and social research exchange

A major award to Bangor University is set to increase the way in which the University shares economic and social sciences research for the benefit of society as a whole.

Bangor University has been awarded over £670,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) one of the major research awarding bodies in the UK.

Publication date: 16 March 2015

Prestigious Lecture Award to Prof Johnson

Professor Barrie Johnson of the College of Natural Sciences joins a prestigious list of internationally renowned scientist invited to present the UK Mineralogical Society’s Hallimond Lecture.

Prof Johnson is the only academic from Wales to have presented the lecture in the 46 years since its inception, and was nominated and selected by a panel for the Honour. His lecture will be published in due course in the Society’s Journal.

Publication date: 14 August 2017

Prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Awarded

Dr Alexander Sedlmaier, a reader in Modern History at Bangor University has been awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. These highly competitive fellowships are aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research, innovative academic training and international collaborations.

Publication date: 10 April 2017

Prestigious Poetry nomination for Bangor Professor

A Bangor University poet and academic has been nominated for one of the most prestigious and high-profile posts in the poetry world.

Publication date: 6 May 2015

Prestigious Prize awarded to Staff at the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography

Dr James Walmsley and Professor Doug Godbold  have been awarded the prestigious Silviculture 2010 prize by the Institute of Chartered Foresters  for their article ‘Stump Harvesting for Bioenergy – A Review of the Environmental Impacts’, published in the journal Forestry 83(1).

Publication date: 23 March 2011

Prestigious Research Fellowship awarded to Bangor Archaeologist

A prestigious three year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Nancy Edwards, School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology

Publication date: 14 January 2015

Prince Madog takes part in Bangor Science Festival

The public have a unique opportunity to visit Bangor University’s research vessel, the Prince Madog on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th March, as part of Bangor Science Festival.

 

The crew led by the Operations Manager, Trefor Owen, will offer 30 minute tours of the vessel for groups of up to 6 individuals, between the hours of 10-12.00 and 14-16.00 on each day.

Publication date: 10 March 2011

Prize for best ‘Yarn’ awarded to Bangor University student Maisie

The UK Higher Education International Unit-sponsored prize for the best ‘Yarn’ was awarded to Bangor University student, Maisie Prior.

Publication date: 3 March 2016

Prize-winning Quartet returns to Bangor

The all-female Benyounes String Quartet returns to Bangor University for two concerts this week after winning the prestigious Daisy de Saugy Prize for an exceptional chamber music recital last week in Geneva.  This will be the quartet’s third visit to Bangor, and follows recent concerts in festivals across Europe which have attracted considerable attention – “catch one of their recitals if you can” wrote a reviewer after a performance in Swansea – as well as a special invited performance for the Prime Minister at No.10 Downing Street in July.

Publication date: 10 October 2011

Procurement event a resounding success

An event aimed at exploring how councils can improve their procurement practices has received positive feedback from local businesses, local government and academics.

Publication date: 29 October 2012

Procuring the cities of tomorrow, today: final preparations underway for Bangor University’s Procurement Week

Delegates from over 30 countries are expected to attend a major international conference organised by Bangor University’s Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies this month.

Organised in partnership with the Welsh Government, Procurement Week 2015 will unite practitioners, regulators and academics from the field of public procurement for a week of lively and stimulating debate.

Publication date: 11 March 2015

Prof. Emily Cross at the European Research Council’s 10 Year Celebrations

Professor Emily Cross of Bangor University’s School of Psychology was invited to talk at the European Research Council’s 10 Year Celebrations Conference recently, where she shared the stage with some of Europe’s most eminent researchers.

Publication date: 24 March 2017

Professor among 28 leading social scientists conferred as Academicians

Bob Woods, Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People at Bangor University is one of 28 leading social scientists to be made an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Publication date: 24 March 2014

Professor Angharad Price named Best Playwright in the Welsh Language

Congratulations to Professor Angharad Price from Bangor University’s School of Welsh who was named Best Playwright in the Welsh Language in the Wales Theatre Awards 2017 held last Saturday (25 February 2017) in Swansea’s Taliesin Arts Centre. 

Publication date: 27 February 2017

Professor Appointed Chair of International Working Group

Professor Gary Carvalho of Bangor University has been appointed Chair of a working Group for The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). He is to Chair the Working Group on Application of Genetics in Fisheries and Mariculture (WGAGFM) for 3 years from 1 January 2015.

Publication date: 6 January 2015

Professor Appointed to Welsh Language Partnership Council

Professor Enlli Thomas, Head of the School of Education has been appointed a member of the new Welsh Language Partnership Council by Alun Davies, Welsh Government Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language.

The Council was established under Section 149 of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 and its primary role is to give advice and make representations to the Welsh Ministers in relation to Welsh Language matters. The period of the first Welsh language Partnership Council came to an end on 31 March 2017.

Publication date: 3 July 2017

Professor Gerwyn Wiliams's latest book has been placed on the Short List of Wales Book of the Year 2012

Gerwyn Wiliams published Rhwng Gwibdaith a Coldplay (Gwasg y Bwthyn) last summer.  Moving between Cardiff Bay and Ground Zero, it conveys his impressions of contemporary life within personal and public spheres.

Publication date: 11 May 2012

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

Professor John Turner, New Dean of Postgraduate Research

Professor Turner has been appointed to a newly created post at Bangor University, that of Dean of Postgraduate Research.

In this key role that is set to support and develop the University’s already vibrant postgraduate research community, Prof Turner will lead the Doctoral School. The Doctoral School aims to provide high quality standards of training and support, ensure an excellent postgraduate student experience, attract new funding initiatives, and increase the number of postgraduate students at Bangor University.

Publication date: 20 October 2016

Professor listed among world’s most influential researchers

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Professor of Health Services & Implementation Research at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences has been ranked among the world’s most influential researchers.

One significant and important measure of academic research is how often academic research papers are cited or referenced in other academic articles. Prof Rycroft-Malone’s work is listed in the newly published Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list, which represents the world’s leading scientific minds.

Prof Rycroft-Malone is among over three thousand researchers from across the globe earning the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers-ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, which has been judged by peers to be of particular significance and earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

Publication date: 26 June 2014

Professor Nigel John receives prestigious Churchill Medallion

Professor Nigel John from Bangor University's School of Computer Science was presented with a Churchill medallion at a prestigious biennial award ceremony in London recently, after successfully completing his Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship.

Publication date: 25 June 2014

Professor receives Honorary membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health

Professor  Rhiannon Tudor  Edwards, Co-Director of the  Centre for Health Economics  and  Medicines Evaluation, Schools of  Health Sciences and Medical  Sciences,  is  being  presented  with an Honorary  membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health, at an Award Ceremony  at the Faculty  Conference in Manchester  today (2nd July). 

Publication date: 2 July 2014

Projects which Get Creative with Cymraeg announced

£425,000 has been awarded to 26 innovative projects that promote Welsh in the community and Welsh language technology, the Minister for the Welsh Language and Lifelong learning, Eluned Morgan has announced.

Publication date: 15 November 2017

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

Project to scour 'microbial dark-matter' for new biotechnology resources : HORIZON 2020-funded Project ‘INMARE’ begins

In the first award to Bangor University from the major EU Horizon 2020 Program research funding stream, Prof Peter Golyshin will lead an international consortium of more than 20 partners from academia and industry from 12 countries, including leading multinational industrial partners, will work on a four year EUR 6M collaborative project. The project will mine for and use newly discovered microbial enzymes and metabolites, in particular for the targeted production of fine chemicals, environmental clean-up technologies and anti-cancer drugs.

Publication date: 20 April 2015

Project which assists small companies shortlisted for UK Award

A project which has improved local small companies and contractors’ success in bidding for local authority tenders in Wales has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply "Best Procurement Project of the Year" Award at the upcoming Annual UK Procurement Awards.

Publication date: 11 July 2013

Prominent Speakers to address TILT Terminology and Translation Conference

On Thursday 12th June a one day conference for translation practitioners and students will be held at Bangor University in connection with the TILT training programme. TILT offers training in languages and translation to small and medium sized companies in North and West Wales. Translators and language officers can study part time through distance learning for a Postgraduate Certificate in Translation, and the credits gained can be used towards a Masters’ degree in the subject.

Publication date: 11 June 2014

Prospective students find out about universities

Local students can get their uni questions answered at the North West Wales UCAS Higher Education Conference being held today (Monday 4 April).

Students from  across north west Wales applying for university or college should visit the UCAS exhibition at  Bangor University to learn all about life in higher education.

Publication date: 3 April 2017

Prudent Health – Bangor explores ways to assist the Welsh Government

A health delegation from Welsh Government visited Bangor University to visit the Welsh Centre for Behaviour Change (WCBC) and discuss the government Prudent Health agenda. WCBC are currently writing a chapter for the Prudent Health ebook (prudenthealthcare.org.uk) to help bring the knowledge of behaviour change science to prudent healthcare issues.

Publication date: 17 December 2014

Psychological principles could explain major healthcare failings

A paper in the BMJ’s Journal of Medical Ethics breaks new ground by using psychological approaches and insights to review major health crises within the NHS.

Despite several complex and high profile inquiries into major healthcare failings in the NHS, mistakes reoccur and failings in patient safety continue. While inquiries describe what went wrong in each case, questions of how and why such failures happened remain unanswered.

In the research paper, Dr Michelle Rydon-Grange who has just qualified as a Clinical Psychologist at the School of Psychology, applies psychological theory to find new understandings of the causes that lead to catastrophic failures in healthcare settings.

Publication date: 15 October 2015

Psychologists contribute to enjoyment of new Art Exhibition

Bangor University’s renowned School of Psychology has worked with MOSTYN contemporary art gallery in Vaughan Street, Llandudno for their new exhibition to be launched soon. Entitled ‘YOU’ the Exhibition is all about the viewer.

Publication date: 24 April 2013

Psychologists reveal how emotion can shut down high-level mental processes without our knowledge

Psychologists at Bangor University believe that they have glimpsed for the first time, a process that takes place deep within our unconscious brain, where primal reactions interact with higher mental processes. Writing in the Journal of Neuroscience (May 9, 2012 • 32(19):6485– 6489 • 6485), they identify a reaction to negative language inputs which shuts down unconscious processing.

Publication date: 9 May 2012