Latest Student News

Sacrifice leads to success

A clinical nurse specialist from Kenya graduates with distinction from Bangor University this week.

Bernard Ojiambo Okeah, 32, from Busia, Kenya graduated with an MSc Public Health & Health Promotion degree feeling “genuinely proud of this achievement”.

Publication date: 13 December 2019

Dr Ephraim Kisangala – the Bangor graduate prescribing dignity to Ugandan refugees

A student whose work attracted the interest of the HRH Duchess of Sussex earlier in the year, graduated from Bangor University this week.

Dr Ephraim Kisangala, 30, from Kampala in Uganda, a fully-funded Commonwealth Scholar received an MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion with distinction. He is a qualified medical doctor who holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Kampala International University.

Publication date: 13 December 2019

Determined to pursue the dream – Jade graduates as First Class midwife

Despite having always wanted to be a midwife, circumstances got in the way and Jade Parsons was forced to put her dreams on hold.

Leaving school aged sixteen with no qualifications and becoming pregnant soon after meant that Jade, from Holywell, had to devote all her time and energy on raising her young family.

Publication date: 13 December 2019

Graduation Profile – Alec Jukes

Alec is 23 and from Morfa Nefyn graduating from: MSc in Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics (with Distinction).

Publication date: 12 December 2019

The psychology of success – how Yang Li’s research broke new ground

December has been an incredibly special month for one Chinese student, not only has her research been published in a prestigious journal, but she also received her PhD during the Bangor University winter graduation ceremonies.

After graduating with a degree in English Language and Literature in China, Yang Li, 31 from Henan Province, originally dreamt of becoming an English language teacher. After studying for both her postgraduate degrees in the UK, one in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and the second in Linguistics, she developed an interest in psychology

Publication date: 12 December 2019

Young Stroke Survivor Graduates

A determined young stroke survivor graduated with an MSc Principles of Neuropsychology degree at Bangor University’s winter graduation ceremonies.

Mother of two, Nicola Brown, 36, from Llanberis, was diagnosed with dyslexia aged 12, and began having seizures in her sleep when she was 17; suffering a stroke when she was just 24 years old. Left partially sighted, and losing her ability to recall information accurately, Nicola persevered with her strong ambitions, and overcame these challenges using assistive technology. 

Publication date: 12 December 2019

Conference: Ethnography and the Shifting Boundaries of Policing

Publication date: 3 December 2019

Study/Work Abroad in 2020/21

If you would like to apply to go abroad in the 2020/21 academic year, please be reminded that the application deadline is 10th December 2019.

Publication date: 26 November 2019

Supporting students who are carers

Bangor University has chosen National Carers’ Rights Day (21 November) to launch the only Student Carer Policy at any Welsh University and highlight their support for students who are also carers.

Young carers and others will be speaking about their experiences and the support which is available to them at a Carers’ Rights event at the University, in partnership with Action for Children, Carers’ Outreach Service and Gwynedd County Council.

Publication date: 21 November 2019

Gender Equality Scholarships 19/20 Awarded

Three ‘Gender Equality Scholarships’ have been awarded to outstanding Bangor University students – Ally Jackson, Claire Carrington and Victoria Chinery. All three were undergraduate students at Bangor and graduated with First Class Honours. The scholarships, which cover the full course fees, will enable the talented and enthusiastic students to continue their studies and the recipients of these scholarships are now enrolled in postgraduate research courses at Bangor.

Publication date: 5 November 2019

Bangor University student crowned Junior British Hill Climb Champion 2019

First-year Sports Science student, Chris Mann, has been crowned the Junior British Hill Climb Champion 2019.

Publication date: 31 October 2019

Increasing Ram productivity and fighting crime

A Science Park on Anglesey is fighting rural crime, using a specially developed Internet of Things (Iot) device. Bringing innovation together with existing IoT technology, a matchbox sized device has been created which can help fight sheep rustling, sheep worrying by dogs, and track ram mating patterns!

Publication date: 25 October 2019

Bangor Student competes for Bryn Terfel Scholarship

A Bangor University student is competing for the Bryn Terfel Scholarship 2019.

Cai Fôn Davies, 19, from Bangor, as second year Welsh and History student, will take part in the competition on Friday, 11 October at Barry Memorial Hall.

Publication date: 11 October 2019

32 Bangor University students reach the summit of Kilimanjaro in aid of Mind

After a year of bonding and training, a group of 32 Bangor University students summited Mount Kilimanjaro together just after sunrise on the 9th September.

This arduous trek up Africa’s highest peak at 5,895 metres above sea level was in aid of the mental health charity Mind, and the team have so far raised nearly £100,000.

Publication date: 10 October 2019