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Student News: March 2012

Undergraduate student wins £15,000 scholarship to pursue Barrister training

Third year student Kate Longson has been awarded a prestigious scholarship worth £15,000 to pursue her ambition to become a Barrister.

LLB Law student Kate, who will embark on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Metropolitan University in September, was awarded the £15,000 Lord Denning Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn following a successful interview earlier this month.

Publication date: 29 March 2012

Law student to represent Bangor University at Shanghai summer school

A PhD student at Bangor Law School has been selected to attend a prestigious summer school in Shanghai.

Stephen Clear, who has previously attained a first-class honours degree and recently completed an LLM Master of Laws by Research at Bangor Law School, beat other Bangor University candidates to secure a place on Shanghai University’s intensive cultural, business and language experience.

Publication date: 28 March 2012

SENRGY Students participate in BRAND Workshop

Publication date: 28 March 2012

Santander supports language research

A Santander Scholarship enabled Robat Trefor, a PhD student from the School of Welsh, to visit the Basque Country recently, and he was accompanied by Professor Peredur Lynch, his research supervisor and Head of School.

Publication date: 27 March 2012

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: 26 March 2012

Ffion and her cornet representing Wales in Europe

A student from the School of Welsh at Bangor has been selected to represent Wales in the European Youth Brass Band. Ffion Haf Williams, a first year student who’s studying a degree in Welsh was chosen after she auditioned for the Wales Youth Brass Band playing her cornet.

Publication date: 23 March 2012

Highly Acclaimed Research Grant for Coleg Scholarship Holder

A PhD student at Bangor University, who is also a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol research scholar, has won a highly acclaimed research grant worth €5,000 from the European Hydration Institute (EHI).

Julian Owen,  a student at the University’s School of Sport Health & Exercise Sciences Bangor University, is currently researching the subject of Human Physiology.

Publication date: 22 March 2012

London Study Visit

23 second year undergraduate students studying various courses at Bangor Business School recently went to London for 3-days as part of the ‘London Study Visit’ module.

Publication date: 22 March 2012

Student Role Models

Pupils from Holyhead High School and Friars School in Bangor were given a unique insight into university life recently through mentoring sessions by student role models from Bangor.

The programme, run by Bangor University, hopes to encourage pupils to find out about university and to consider it as a possibility for their future. Students and Year 7 pupils who completed the Aspirational Mentoring programme received a certificate in a special celebration at the schools.

Publication date: 22 March 2012

Successful Spring Market

Following on from the success of previous Christmas Markets, the B-Enterprising team at Bangor introduced a brand new event - a student ‘Spring Market’ which took place in PJ Hall on Friday 16th March.  Many new students as well, as returning stallholders from previous markets, demonstrated their enterprising skills and came forward with unique gift ideas - buyers were able to browse for original Mothers Day and Easter gifts.

Publication date: 22 March 2012

Bangor’s ‘Enterprise by Design’ students bring entrepreneurship skills and products to a ‘Dragon’s Den’

A Competition that is expected to result in new products coming to market, takes place at Bangor University this week.

With one product from a previous competition already approaching commercialisation, an exciting innovation pilot project, Enterprise by Design 2012, will see students pitching their products in the Final of the competition, taking place on Thursday 22nd March at 6.30pm at Bangor University’s Wheldon building.

Publication date: 21 March 2012

Danielle represents British University Sports in China

Danielle Giles, has been chosen as one of four UK representatives to the 11th FISU Forum which will held in Taipei City, China from the 26 - 31 March. Read about her experience, updated often at

Publication date: 20 March 2012

Mother’s Day bouquet palm leaves collected from forests could be grown commercially

Exotic palm leaves in your Mother’s Day bouquet may have come from forests in Belize or Guatemala, central America. Export for the flower arranging industry threatens the survival of some of these palms in the wild.

Publication date: 15 March 2012

PhD student Adam Pearce's translation of Daniel Owen's short stories published

Adam Pearce, a 125th Anniversary Ph.D. Student in Bangor’s School of Modern Languages, is the translator of a recently-published collection of short stories entitled Fireside Tales by Daniel Owen, widely regarded as the father of the Welsh novel.

Publication date: 15 March 2012

Funding opportunities for MA students

School of Modern Languages is pleased to announces scholarship opportunities.

Publication date: 14 March 2012

New Masters level degrees in Forensic Linguistics

New Masters level degrees in Forensic Linguistics

- MSc in Forensic Linguistics
- MRes in Linguistics (specializing in Forensic Linguistics)

Publication date: 13 March 2012

PhD Studentship in Biomedical Sciences

A Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD Studentship in the Biomedical Sciences is available tenable from October 1st 2012. An aim of the scheme is
to enable academics at the start of their career to qualify as credible applicants for Welsh medium academic posts. The emphasis is on researching
for a PhD qualification, but training in learning and teaching is also an essential part of the scheme.

Publication date: 10 March 2012

Culture Challenge

Bangor University international students celebrated cultural diversity and collaboration recently (Saturday 03.03.12) with an action-packed Culture Challenge.

Organised by the University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and the International Student Support Office, the Culture Challenge saw six teams made up of two Chinese and two overseas students go head to head in a presentation round and a general knowledge quiz.

Publication date: 8 March 2012

Nia wins third place in this year's Cân i Gymru competition

Nia Davies Williams, an MA student in music at the University's School of Music has come third in this year's Cân i Gymru last night (03/03/12).


Publication date: 5 March 2012

A song for Wales

A Music School student will be among the finalists on this year’s Cân i Gymru contest. Nia Davies Williams, from Aberdaron is studying an MA in Music at Bangor and has won a place in the live final of the song contest with her song Cain.

Publication date: 2 March 2012

Bangor students pitch their way to success at Senedd challenge

A team of three students from the School of Psychology impressed a panel of Wales’ leading marketers with a winning business proposal at The Pitch recently (23 Feb), a challenge set by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Big Ideas Wales.

Publication date: 1 March 2012

Students become marketers for national competition

Last week, students Ffion Haf Jones, Megan Jones and Aysha Khalid represented Bangor Business School in 'Brolio/The Pitch', a student competition sponsored by the Welsh Government and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Publication date: 1 March 2012

Welsh-Medium Studentships available

Publication date: 1 March 2012