News: June 2015

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.

Publication date: 30 June 2015

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 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

Sharing the spoils of the Dementia Art project

Health professionals from across north Wales are set to benefit from the experiences of participants in a major UK Dementia and Imagination project, led by Bangor University, as the first workshop takes place in the region.

Publication date: 23 June 2015

Bangor student’s MA film to be broadcast on Sky

A film by a former Bangor University MA student will be broadcast to a national audience on Sky Arts and S4C in the coming weeks.

Publication date: 22 June 2015

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

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

£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

Tenovus Funded PhD Studentship

Patient choice in prostate cancer hormone treatment (Continuous androgen deprivation vs intermittent androgen deprivation)

Publication date: 15 June 2015

Zimbabwe ditches its dollar in the end of an economic era

On June 15 the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe took the last step in the process of ditching its currency. Zimbabwe dollars will be decommissioned at a rate of 35 quadrillion per US dollar (that’s Z$35,000,000,000,000,000 for US$1). Any remaining Zimbabwe dollars in circulation after September 30 2015 will be officially, as opposed to practically, worthless.

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

 

Publication date: 15 June 2015

Low Cancer Survival in UK linked to delays in referring patients for tests

Researchers based in the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research in Wrexham have recently completed their involvement in a new in-depth study of cancer that could pin-point ways to improve cancer survival rates in Wales.

Publication date: 12 June 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

Rondo Media employs student following a placement

Rondo Media, based in Cibyn on the outskirts of Caernarfon, have employed former Bangor University student Rhys Gwynfor of Bala following a placement with the company under the Access to Masters (ATM) Programme.

Publication date: 9 June 2015

The Way We Live Now – The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Anniversary Essay Competition

Publication date: 8 June 2015

SENRGy lead international collaborations to grant success

Researchers in Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) have recently secured two major grants, paving the way for collaborative research based in south-east Asia.

Publication date: 5 June 2015

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

Boost for medically related teaching and research at Bangor

The School of Medical Science is delighted to announce the formal transfer of a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programmes along with a number of staff from the School of Biological Sciences and North West Cancer Research Fund Institute.

Publication date: 3 June 2015

Successful conclusion to Sustainable Fisheries Resources Project

A three year data gathering project to help Welsh fishers work sustainably culminated with a presentation at Bangor University recently.

Publication date: 3 June 2015

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

New research as tech companies get emotional

Games, smart TVs, phones and social networks that analyse and respond to user’s emotions will be the subject of new research by a senior lecturer at Bangor University.

Publication date: 1 June 2015