Latest Student News

Bangor University Alumnus wins the Daniel Owen Memorial Medal at the National Eisteddfod

Guto Dafydd is the winner of this year’s Daniel Owen Memorial Medal, presented at a special ceremony on the Pavilion stage today.

Guto is more than familiar with standing in Eisteddfod ceremonies, having won the Conwy County Eisteddfod Crown yesterday and the Crown at Carmarthenshire in 2014, and the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize two years later at the Monmouthshire festival.

Publication date: 6 August 2019

Bangor University Alumnus wins the Eisteddfod Crown

The young poet from Pwllheli came out top in a competition which attracted 29 entries.

The Crown, sponsored by housing association, Grŵp Cynefin, is presented for a sequence of poems not in cynghanedd, of no more than 250 lines, on the subject of Cilfachau (inlets). The adjudicators are Manon Rhys, Ceri Wyn Jones and Cen Williams.  The prize money is donated by John Arthur and Margaret Glyn Jones and the family, Llanrwst.

Publication date: 5 August 2019

Continued National Student Survey success for the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

The results of this year’s National Student Survey (NSS 2019) have once again confirmed the high level of student satisfaction and support for students in Bangor University’s School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (SLLL).

Publication date: 5 August 2019

Get in the Endurance Zone! EEG neurofeedback improves cycling performance

Francesca Mottola, a PhD researcher from the School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University, has won second prize in the Young Researchers award at the FEPSAC International Congress for her innovative work on neurofeedback and exercise performance. 

Publication date: 31 July 2019

Lynx reintroduction research wins UK student award

A student whose research made national and international news has been awarded the first UK Masters Student of the Year Award by the FindAPhD website.

Thomas Ovenden, currently a PhD student at the University of Stirling, conducted his MSc in Environmental Forestry at Bangor University. His masters research project was on the potential to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx, a species extinct in Britain for over 1,000 years.

Publication date: 29 July 2019

Mared – from leading the nation on FFIT Cymru to leading a classroom!

A student who helped inspire the nation to get fit and active as a ‘leader’ on S4C’s popular FFIT Cymru series graduates this week from the School of Welsh and Celtic Studies.

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Applying to Bangor was a First-Class decision for Rebecca

Scrolling through her social media feed, Rebecca Holian, saw a life changing post that enabled her dream to come true.

Publication date: 19 July 2019

The best of (pri)mates!

Four students who bonded over a shared passion for primates will all graduate together this week, having had an adventure-packed time during their undergraduate degrees at the School of Natural Sciences.

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Gwenlli Thomas

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Emma Watson

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Jessica Nixon

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Harry Riley

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Priyogi Patel

Publication date: 19 July 2019

The power of music driving Alistair's achievements

For Alistair OʼMahoney, 21, from Neath, choosing to study Music at university was a natural step. Raised in a musical family, he received piano lessons from an early age and was also a member of his county’s brass band, playing at one of the greatest First World War monuments, the Menin Gate, on the site of the Ypres battlefield, during one tour abroad with the band.

Publication date: 18 July 2019

Jessica converts passion for sports into rugby research

A student who applied to study at Bangor University through the UCAS Extra service after changing her chosen area of study graduates today with First Class honours.

Publication date: 17 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Claire Golding

Publication date: 16 July 2019

From Ugandan street child to First Class student

Julius Muyombya's life changed when he met a Llandudno pupil who was on an African outreach project.

Publication date: 16 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Lleucu Myrddin

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Graduation Profile - Mohammad Bazil Bin Mohd Shahriman

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Identical Degrees for Identical Twins

They share the same DNA, the same features, the same love for Snowdonia, and this week, identical twin sisters from Wigan will graduate from Bangor University with identical Degrees.

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Trees spark ambition for busy Forestry entrepreneur!

A student who described herself as being a ‘nervous, shy and worried’ youngster when she first arrived at university says that, four years later, she’s leaving Bangor University as a ‘confident, ambitious forester and entrepreneur ready to take on the world’.

Publication date: 15 July 2019

James maps his success after a year down under

After three years of study, and year’s work experienced in New Zealand, a Bangor University student graduated this week amongst lifelong friends.

Publication date: 15 July 2019

Graduation Profile: Elizabeth Crooks

Publication date: 15 July 2019

‘Bangor Team’ shine on the Samoan Weightlifting stage

Bangor University staff and students have been performing spectacularly at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Samoa.

Publication date: 12 July 2019

Bangor rated one of the best in the UK for student satisfaction

For the third year running, Bangor University has been ranked in the top 10 of the UK’s non-specialist Universities, according to the latest annual National Student Survey (NSS).

Publication date: 3 July 2019

Bangor University student to embark on kayak trip of a lifetime

A second-year product design student, adventure athlete and Christian from Bangor University has been selected to participate in the bi-annual British Universities Kayak Expedition (BUKE).

Publication date: 11 June 2019

Bangor University Students attend UEFA Champions League Final Screening

Two Bangor University students were selected for an exclusive leadership training recently and enjoyed the screening of the Champions League final game as part of Bangor University’s partnership with Santander Universities.

Publication date: 3 June 2019

A successful 2019 Urdd National Eisteddfod for Aelwyd JMJ

Aelwyd JMJ, the Urdd Aelwyd of Bangor University’s Welsh-medium Halls of Residence, have experienced an excellent Eisteddfod yr Urdd again this year, with the the Aelwyd and its members claiming victories in the main choral competitions.

Publication date: 3 June 2019

Psychology Staff & Students take on Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon Festival

Congratulations to School of Psychology staff and students who took on the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon festival recently.

Publication date: 2 June 2019

Young Italian from Mold wins Learners Medal

Francesca Elena Sciarrillo from Mold has won the Learner Medal at the Cardiff and Vale Urdd Eisteddfod 2019. She was awarded the Medal at the main ceremony at the Urdd Eisteddfod today (Tuesday, May 28).

Francesca, 23, received an MA in English Literature in 2018, and is now a postgraduate apprentice in Marketing. From an all-Italian family, she is the only one who speaks Welsh.

Publication date: 28 May 2019