Student News: May 2011

How to start a business for under £5,000

Students, graduates and staff of the University recently learned how to start a business for less than £5,000 in a ‘Start-Up Smart presentation organised by the B-Enterprising Project at the Careers & Employability Service. The event was well attended by over sixty people from a variety of academic subject backgrounds and University departments.

Publication date: 31 May 2011

Royal Botanic Garden, Kew graduates get their hands dirty at Botanical Beats

Bangor’s number-one summer music event, where local bands, artists and exhibitors from local wildlife organisations come together at Bangor University’s Botanic Garden at Treborth in a feel-good extravaganza of music, art and wildlife! The combination of music festival and biodiversity event is probably the only one of its kind! We even have our own house band! This year we are getting some very special volunteers from Royal Botanic Garden Kew!

Publication date: 31 May 2011

Bangor Students’ Union go the extra mile to break the record for the world’s longest bunting

Fairtrade fans in Bangor Students’ Union are celebrating after contributing to a world record breaking line of Fairtrade bunting.  

Publication date: 23 May 2011

Bangor Business School Student Visit to China

In April 2011, 16 Bangor Business School students took part in the Business School’s first ever student visit to China, led by Professor John Goddard, Deputy Head of School; Sarah Wale, School Manager; Yizheng Wang, International Liaison and Support Officer; and Peter Westmoreland, Student Liaison and Research Assistant.

Publication date: 19 May 2011

Bangor joins The Guardian Live Webchat for Sociology students and graduates today

Dr Roger Slack, Lecturer in Sociology and Research Methods at Bangor University's School of Social Sciences joins The Guardian's Live Q&A for sociology students and graduates today  (Wednesday 18 May) between 1.00-4.00.

Publication date: 18 May 2011

Bangor’s Peer Guides thanked by University

A record breaking 486 students volunteered to help first year students settle into life as Bangor University students this year.

The ‘Peer Guides’, as they’re called, were thanked and awarded certificates at a Peer Guide ceremony at the University recently, where their skills and contribution to the University were recognised.

Publication date: 17 May 2011

Ross Awarded Peer Guide of the Year

Ross Davies, from Bridgend, South Wales, has been voted Peer Guide of the Year at Bangor University.

Ross was one of a record breaking 486 students who all undertook training to volunteer as Peer Guides - students who support and guide first year students at Bangor University.

Publication date: 17 May 2011

Bangor’s Student Representatives given Awards

Bangor University’s Students’ Union, with the help of the University Executive, has created an outstanding system of student representation to ensure the student voice is loud and clear. The Students Union has worked with all Schools in the University to produce a team of 225 Student Representatives to cover different year groups and courses.

Publication date: 16 May 2011

Students plan to run the length of Ireland to raise money for charity

Sport Science Students Philip Clarke, 21, and Michael O’Reilly, 21, are currently training to run 385 miles through Ireland in 13 days in early July.

Publication date: 13 May 2011

Former student completes epic 30,000 mile journey to South Africa to raise money for charity

A Bangor Univerity graduate has just completed an epic 30,000 mile drive to South Africa and back in a bid to raise £10,000 for two charities, Link Ethiopia and Alzheimer’s Research Trust.

Publication date: 11 May 2011

Bangor Business School Students Visit China

16 Bangor Business School students recently took part in the School’s first ever student visit to China.

Publication date: 6 May 2011

Students Take Legal Knowledge to the Streets of North Wales

Two Bangor Law students have established a community-based initiative designed to improve legal understanding and advice amongst local people.

Publication date: 3 May 2011