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News: April 2011

Anniversary Research Bursaries

The School of Social Sciences is offering 5 Anniversary Research Bursaries worth £7,000 each.

Publication date: 19 April 2011

ESRC Small Grant Awarded

Dr Simon Cottee has been awarded an ESRC small grant to undertake a research project on the experiences and challenges of ex-Muslims living in Britain.

Publication date: 19 April 2011

Social class a barrier to successful ageing

Research by Ian Rees Jones, Professor of Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, has shown that improving access to education and housing and increasing people’s material circumstances through income and pension levels could have a more profound effect on the health of the population than interventions aimed at changing an individual’s health behaviours.

Publication date: 19 April 2011

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.

Publication date: 18 April 2011

Investors not impressed by impression management, according to Bangor Business School research

The practice of awarding hefty bonuses to employees within the Banking industry at a time of global Banking crisis has caused widespread controversy. Bank employees had grown accustomed to receiving substantial annual cash bonuses, and such bonuses in a period of recession became highly unpopular amongst the public in general. Banks have been seeking alternative methods of rewarding employees, including the award of ‘share option compensation’.

Publication date: 11 April 2011

Recreated ‘Medieval’ Organ to complement Medieval Church

An unique musical instrument is being unveiled at St Fagans National History Museum on 8-9 April. The highly decorated organ, which has quite a different sound to the modern church organ, recreates the now lost medieval organ.

Publication date: 1 April 2011