News: July 2019

Alumnus of the Year 2019

Bangor University has over 80,000 alumni living all over the world, working in every field and industry imaginable. The University is proud of the achievements of its former students and, to highlight this, every year the University’s Alumni Advisory Board chooses an Alumnus of the Year, honouring a graduate who has excelled in his or her field and has remained engaged with their alma mater. Previous Alumnus of the Year recipients include Gwilym Rees-Jones (Maths, 1963), Dr Ross Piper (Zoology, 1998) and Ray Footman (History & Philosophy, 1961).

Publication date: 16 July 2019

Graduation Profile – Sam Hamill

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Back-to-back heatwaves kill more than two-thirds of coral

Study shows severe loss of central Indian Ocean coral reefs between 2015 and 2017

By comparing reefs before and after two extreme heatwaves only 12 months apart, a collaborative team of researchers including scientists from Bangor’s School of Ocean Sciences found that living hard corals in the central Indian Ocean reduced by 70%. Despite this, their results suggest that some coral species are more resilient to rising temperatures, which offers hope for these vital habitats.

Publication date: 12 July 2019

Climate Experts & Local School Children to discuss the Climate Emergency

Pupils from local schools are being welcomed to Bangor University today to attend a Youth Summit on Climate Change. 

Having recently joined with many organisations worldwide in declaring a climate emergency, the University is keen to work on the solution and this must be done in collaboration with the children and young people of Wales. 

Publication date: 5 July 2019