Student News: November 2011

Bangor students host annual World Aids Day service

Facing the reality of HIV & AIDS

Students from Bangor University will converge in the city’s Cathedral next Wednesday (1st December) for Bangor’s annual World AIDS Day service. Bangor Students' Union and the Anglican Chaplaincy will be hosting this service to remember the people who have been lost to this terrible disease, give hope to those suffering from it and to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS charities working in our area.

Publication date: 24 November 2011

B-Enterprising launches New Start-Up Fund

Sometimes the only barrier to developing a fledgling idea for a new product or service is funding. With this in mind, the  B-Enterprising Project at  the University’s Careers and Employability Service  has developed an entirely new  initiative for Bangor University – the Start-Up Fund, whereby individual students, groups or Student Union societies can submit a business idea and if shortlisted have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges.  Through this initiative, funded by the Welsh Government, students can win up to £150 in funding to take the first steps into business in a risk-free environment.

Publication date: 21 November 2011

It's a 'Rubbish Survival Guide' !

Bangor University Students Union have produced a 16 page bilingual Rubbish Survival Guide booklet aimed at encouraging students to recycle more and keep the streets clear of waste.

Publication date: 15 November 2011

Journalism student wins spot on UK Snooker championship qualifiers team

Second year journalism student Danny Griffth will be spending this week reporting at the British Snooker championship qualifiers.

Publication date: 14 November 2011

War Veterans Aided by Nature films produced by student

Short wildlife films produced by second year student Osian Wiilliams have been snapped by up therapists at an American hospital treating soldiers suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Publication date: 14 November 2011

Helping local company who have developed and won the market for outdoor survival products

Working with Dr Sam Oliver and PhD student Jenny Brierley of the University’s Extremes Research Group, Derek Ryden of Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd. has been able to commission tailored research that measures exactly how good the products are. The University has been researching how effective the innovative material is in directing escaping body heat back into the body, preventing or delaying the onset of hypothermia in extreme conditions.

Publication date: 9 November 2011

Law students celebrate continued sponsorship from BPP

Representatives from various Bangor Law School projects and initiatives have welcomed a special guest to the University as they celebrate yet another year of sponsorship from BPP.

BPP’S Universities Education Liaison for the North West, Dave Fallon, visited Bangor to mark the beginning of an academic year that sees more of Bangor Law students’ initiatives than ever before receiving much-needed funding from BPP.

Publication date: 8 November 2011

Comedy Society students join Phill Jupitus on stage

Students from Bangor University Comedy Society had a real treat recently, when they went on stage with Phill Jupitus in Venue Cymru as part of the Giddy Goat comedy festival.

Publication date: 3 November 2011

SHES PhD selected for Special Olympics 2011 Delegation

School of Sport, Health and Exercises Sciences (SHES) PhD student,  Niamh Reilly, has been selected as a Student Delegate for the 2011 Special Olympics World Games in Athens this June.

Publication date: 1 November 2011