Latest Student News

Airbus, Bangor University and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai start new skills partnership

Three Degree Apprentices at Airbus started the new Applied Data Science programme with Bangor University and delivery partner, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (GLlM) recently.

Publication date: 14 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

Creative student records charity record

Aly Shields, a mature Bangor University student and carer from Llandudno, has launched a record in aid of PANS PANDAS UK, a charity which raise awareness of little known and understood conditions which often lead to miss-diagnosis for the people concerned, and which supports them and their families.

Aly’s song Warriors is available on iTunes and Google Play from 9th Oct, for around £1 ($1.29). Search for Warriors and PANS PANDAS UK.

Publication date: 9 October 2019

PGCE ODA group run 2 days’ worth of activities

Each year our PGCE ODA group run 2 days’ worth of activities for the two older classes from Pendalar - Dosbarth Foryd and Dosbarth Menai.

Publication date: 8 October 2019

Envision supporting inter-disciplinary research via summer internships for undergraduates

As part of the Envision Doctoral training partnership funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, two paid research experience placements were offered to Electronic Engineering undergraduates over the summer to apply their engineering knowledge by working alongside environmental scientists in Bangor University. The placements were awarded to Ashley Beynon and Cai Williams.

Publication date: 2 October 2019

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

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 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