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News: March 2015

'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

Bangor University shortlisted in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards

Bangor University has been shortlisted in 6 out of 9 categories including University of the Year, in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards.

Publication date: 30 March 2015

The Ugly Foods Shop pop up success

‘The Ugly Foods Shop’ managed and run by Bangor University students for the last four weeks has been a great success.

Publication date: 30 March 2015

Enterprising thinking outside the caravan box

For second year electronic engineering student Ilan Wyn Davies, 19, from Bala, a luxury caravan equipped to allow his late disabled father to enjoy a family holiday was the driving force behind Project Draig, his team’s winning entry in this year’s Pontio Arloesi Innovation funded Enterprise by Design programme.

Publication date: 27 March 2015

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

PhD Studentships for September 2015

Bangor University Business School invites applications from suitably qualified individuals wanting to pursue doctoral studies. We are offering PhD Studentships for research projects across a number of disciplines.

Publication date: 26 March 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

Dr. Thora Tenbrink makes headlines on Cambridge Extra with new article in Language and Cognition

Dr. Thora Tenbrink has written a new article on Cognitive Discourse Analysis which has made the headlines on Cambridge Extra this week. For more information, see here.

Publication date: 24 March 2015

LEAD Wales celebrates a successful five years with leading businesses

Over the last five years 250 local business owners have joined the LEAD Wales programme at Bangor University which has helped to develop their leadership skills and ultimately grow their businesses. The success of the project, which is coming to an end,  is being celebrated in May at Venue Cymru with many of the programme delegates attending.

Publication date: 24 March 2015

‘State of nature’ important in determining the impact of climate change

Current models of how vegetation will react to climate change do not consider the state of the vegetation - whether it is mature and stable, or already responding to some disturbance event.

New research from one of the world’s longest running climate change experiments, which is funded by the European Commission (EU-FP7 INCREASE infrastructure) and led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and European partners, including Bangor University was published today in Nature Communications (24th March 2015, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7682). The research suggests that for shrublands, the time since the last disturbance of the ecosystem affects its response to future climates and should be considered when predicting ecosystem responses to climate change.

Publication date: 24 March 2015

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) have now opened a call for Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships.

JSPS Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) provides the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Research Institutions for visits of between 1 to 12 months.

Publication date: 23 March 2015

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

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

Welsh Jobs Fair

On Thursday, 19 March Bangor University will for the first time be hosting a Welsh Jobs Fair. As the principal provider of Welsh medium Higher Education, Bangor University equips its students to undertake a broad range of posts that require Welsh language skills. Around 30 employers will attend the Fair – from the public and private sector, locally and internationally based – and their representatives will discuss with the students how their skills as Welsh speakers are relevant to the world of work.

Publication date: 18 March 2015

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

Opportunity for PhD placements in Turkey!

The British Council in Turkey is partnering with TUBITAK under the Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund to offer UK PhD students placements in Turkey, as part of TUBITAK's PhD programme.

Publication date: 16 March 2015

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

Study to conserve genetic resources of wild tilapia for the future of fish farming

With world fish stocks dwindling, tilapia farming is a global success story, with production tripling this millennium.

This is now a $7.6bn industry, producing 4.5million tonnes of affordable high-quality fish every year. And it is sustainable, because unlike the salmon and sea bass we grow in Europe, tilapia don’t need to be fed lots of other fish caught from the oceans, but largely eat vegetable material and farmyard waste. Although now cultured throughout the world, tilapia originally come from Africa.

Publication date: 16 March 2015

Dr Eirini Sanoudaki to give guest lecture at UCL

Dr Eirini Sanoudaki has been invited to give a lecture at UCL, as part of the Developmental Science Seminar Series. on 23rd March. 

Publication date: 11 March 2015

Drug Delivery workshop at the School of Chemistry

The workshop will be held on the 6th and 7th of August 2015 at The Orton Lecture Theatre, School of Chemistry, Bangor University.

Publication date: 11 March 2015

Ocean Sciences on BBC radio Wales: invasive species and coastal protection by salt marshes

Dr Katherine Griffith and Dr Martin Skov were interviewed for the 10th of March ‘Science Café’ programme on Radio Wales, as part of the preparations for the Bangor Science week.

Publication date: 11 March 2015

Take pity on Ugly Foods!

A new concept in shopping is coming to Bangor from Thursday, 5 March. ‘The Ugly Foods Shop’ will be selling fruit and vegetables that are rejected by supermarkets and large stores because of their appearance, but which are perfectly fine for eating.

Publication date: 3 March 2015

Medievalism Transformed: the annual postgraduate conference reaches its 10th year

11th Annual ‘Medievalism Transformed’ Conference, 12th-14th June 2015

Publication date: 2 March 2015