Student News: July 2011

Leading Oceanographers produced for over 45 years- a case study for Science Impact

When Wales’ rugby team were at their zenith, there was a newly created ‘myth’ of a ‘production line’ producing star rugby players, hidden somewhere in the depths of the valleys. At the other end of Wales, there continues a lasting success which has been producing excellent oceanographers for a very real world for 45 years.

Publication date: 27 July 2011

1st Class Sara wins Lloyd Jones Prize

Local student Sara Lois Roberts, 21, from Llanbedrog celebrated achieving a First Class Honours degree in Product Design this week as well as being awarded the Lloyd Jones prize on Monday, July 11.

Publication date: 19 July 2011

Local Graduate wins top Student prize

A local student’s hard work has paid off as he is awarded the Dr John Robert Jones Prize worth £1,125.

Publication date: 19 July 2011

Mature student overcomes the odds to win 1st Class Degree

A former bench joiner from Rhyl has graduated with a first class honours degree after a drastic change of career due to an occupational illness.

Publication date: 18 July 2011

Creative Studies students invited to a film festival in LA

Frances Malpass, 21, from the Wirral, who graduated in Creative Studies and Media this week, was lucky enough to fly to LA earlier this year with fellow student Paco McGrory, to show their film at LifeFest Film Festival.

Publication date: 15 July 2011

Employer and University collaboration celebrate graduation success

The first students graduated from the Foundation Degree in Substance Misuse on 11 July, at Bangor University and the course has proven to be a real triumph.

Publication date: 14 July 2011

Graduation Success Stories 2011!

Congratulations to all our graduates!

Read our graduation success stories here

Publication date: 14 July 2011

Celebrating graduation and winning a University prize

A BA History graduate has won the Dr John Robert Jones prize, which is awarded to the four students across the university who have achieved the highest marks in their degree subjects. Cerys Hudson, 21, from Llanfrothen, Gwynedd, was presented with a cheque of £1,000 during her graduation ceremony.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Film career beckons for promising graduate

Drama and Media studies graduate David Stanley hopes to carve out a career in the film industry after getting the chance to work on Hollywood film during his degree course.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

From ‘average’ student to First Class Graduate!

Bangor University Creative Studies graduate, Matthew Neale had never imagined he could succeed at university. Describing himself as an ‘extremely average’ student, Matthew had no intention of furthering his education after leaving school – until a family holiday brought him to North Wales and he fell in love with Bangor University.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Gabrielle rekindles her appetite for learning

A retired head teacher from Dolgellau celebrated her graduation success at Bangor University recently. After spending a lifetime in education where her mother, father, sister and husband were teachers, Gabrielle Wilkinson has spent the last 8 years on the Lifelong Learning Fine Art programme, culminating in a BA (hons) Fine Art.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Graduate prize winner launches business idea

A mature student at Bangor University is hoping to launch the product he developed during the final year of his degree course internationally over the coming months.

 

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Prize winning graduate sad to leave Bangor!

Paul James Davison, 21, from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, who graduated with a Masters in Zoology this week, was awarded the Ian Herbert Memorial Prize for the best masters student in Applied Biology.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Local Graduate wins top Student prize

Danial Richard Hemmings,25, from Gaerwen, Anglesey, graduated in Accounting and Finance BSC and received a cheque for £1,250 at his graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 10th.

Publication date: 11 July 2011

Dawn’s flying high after graduating!

Dawn Thompson from Holyhead left school in Singapore at 17 with a handful of CSEs. Due to her father being in the RAF there wasn’t much opportunity to go on to further education at that time, so when the family returned to the UK, she started work as a receptionist with a horticultural firm.

Publication date: 10 July 2011

Mature student overcomes the odds to win 1st Class Degree

A former bench joiner from Rhyl has graduated with a first class honours degree after a drastic change of career due to an occupational illness.

Publication date: 10 July 2011

Medical Student gains First Class Intercalated degree and wins top graduation prize

A Sports Science graduate at at Bangor University has been awarded one of the University’s most prestigious prizes for his academic achievement on his degree course.

Huw, a former pupil of Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari who is now a Medical student at Cardiff University, decided study at Bangor for a year as part of his Medical degree.

Publication date: 10 July 2011

School of English Celebrates Mature Student Successes

The School of English is delighted to celebrate the award-winning successes of two of its mature students.

Publication date: 10 July 2011

Student wins graduate place with Landrover

A Bangor graduate who is a Landrover enthusiast will be taking up a position with the firm this summer. Masters of Electronic Engineering graduate Robin Boyd credits his time at Bangor for helping him to ‘think like an engineer,’ and will soon be putting all he’s learned into practice as a Product Development Engineer.

Publication date: 10 July 2011

Top Student Marine Scientist graduates with 1st Class degree

Bangor University student Philip Hollyman has two reasons to celebrate this summer. Not only has he graduated with a First Class Honours degree, he has also been nominated for the IMarEST Wales Prize: Marine Scientist of the Year award in recognition for his hard work and academic success.

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Bangor University student sells film rights to latest best-seller

A student studying at Bangor University has just sold the film rights for his second novel- an Indian bestseller. Ashwin Sanghi’s novel Chanakya’s Chant is to be adapted into a film by UTV Motion Pictures.

Publication date: 5 July 2011