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2017 NSS success for SENRGy!

The release of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) results has seen great success for the School of Environment Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy). The School achieved a hugely impressive 94% overall satisfaction score; in a number of the school’s undergraduate subject areas achieved satisfaction scores that are amongst the best in the UK. 

Publication date: 15 August 2017

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

Satisfied students place Bangor University among top UK universities

Bangor University’s students have again given the University a resounding testimonial in the annual National Student Satisfaction survey, placing the University eighth among the UK’s non-specialist universities in the UK and second among Welsh Universities.

The news follows hard on the heels of the University’s recent success in being awarded a Gold Standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, the only Welsh university to achieve this standard.

Publication date: 9 August 2017

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:

Publication date: 2 August 2017

Current distance learners meet Bangor alumni in Ghana

On the 1st July 2017, with support from the International Education Centre, staff from the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) hosted an event at the Consir Executive Lodge in Accra for Ghanaian alumni, current distance learning students, and prospective students to share experiences, network and to hear about what Bangor University has to offer.

Publication date: 26 July 2017

Sophie presents at a conference

Two years ago Dr Sophie Williams, a conservation scientist with Bangor University, fell ill with Japanese Encephalitis while on fieldwork in China. She suffered severe brain injury, was in a coma for six weeks and still relies on a wheel chair and artificial ventilation. However Sophie has been determined to get back to her great passions: science and plant conservation. This week she has defied the odds and returned to the global conservation stage by presenting her research at the International Congress of Conservation Biology.

Publication date: 25 July 2017

New Training body to support £20BN UK Agri-food industry

A new industry-level food training body will tackle key questions facing the future of farming and the food business.

The AgriFood Training Partnership (AFTP) will combine the complimentary skills and knowledge of six university partners who are internationally recognised leaders in agri-food research and training. The partnership will offer more than 150 courses and workshops in all areas of agricultural production, environmental protection and food manufacture, with related scientific research and development, business and transferable skills. These include online distance learning provided by Aberystwyth and Bangor universities.

Publication date: 24 July 2017

Staff from SENRGy run a participatory research methods training course in the drylands of Kenya

As part of a longstanding collaborative agreement between Bangor University and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Genevieve Lamond from the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography (SENRGy) recently co-led a two-week research methods training course with Anne Kuria, a researcher at ICRAF and current PhD student at Bangor University.

Publication date: 21 July 2017

Globetrotting student returns to Bangor to pick up an award

Now travelling the world sourcing sustainable suppliers for Waitrose, a Bangor University postgraduate student returned to Bangor this week to pick up an award for his excellent dissertation.

Publication date: 18 July 2017

Prizewinning student lands forestry job before graduating

Providing a good impression whilst on a professional placement led to a full-time job for a Bangor University student before graduating.

Publication date: 18 July 2017

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

Student Led Teaching Awards 2017

The sixth annual Student Led Teaching Awards ceremony was held recently and celebrated the high standard of teaching and pastoral support in Bangor University.

Publication date: 11 May 2017

SENRGy success at the 2017 Student-Led Teaching Awards and Course Rep of the Year Awards!

It was a successful night for SENRGy at the 2017 Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Awards and Course Rep of the Year Awards on April 28th.

Publication date: 3 May 2017

Recognition for Agriculture & Forestry at Bangor University in latest World University Rankings

The latest QS World University Rankings by subject have rated Bangor University in the top 100 universities in the World for Agriculture and Forestry, and 61st in the world for Employer Reputation.

Publication date: 9 March 2017