Student News: April 2012

Torch-Bearer Jamie appeals for Volunteers

First year Bangor student Jamie Turley, who is selected as an Olympic Torch bearer on the 29th Mayl as the flame passes his home town of Ffynnongroyw, has a busy few weeks ahead of him.  Already a Young Ambassador for Sport in Wales, and with previous volunteering experience, he has been selected as a Volunteer co-ordinator for Gwynedd Council events team.

Publication date: 30 April 2012

British Student Film Festival

A self directed collaborative project by undergraduate and postgraduate students in SCSM has been selected for the British Student Film Festival and is screening in London, Bristol, Newcastle and Liverpool during April.
Congratulations to the production team on the film "31st May".

Publication date: 27 April 2012

Sion Griffiths selected for Doc/Future,

Sion Griffiths has been selected for Doc/Future, A professional development scheme from the BFI and Skillset designed to develop the up & coming generation of directors and producers in the UK’s documentary, film & digital media industries.  http://sheffdocfest.com/view/doc_future

Publication date: 27 April 2012

Hollaback! Gwynedd joins the international movement against street harassment! Expanding to Wales, the Netherlands and across Europe.

23 April, 2012 (Bangor, Gwynedd) – Students in Bangor, north Wales have joined the international fight against street harassment! The Bangor Women's Society have recruited a bilingual team of students from the University to coodinate and launch a brand new anti-street harassment project for the region. Hollaback! Gwynedd is the first of its kind in Wales and one of a new group launching this week across the United Kingdom.

Publication date: 23 April 2012

Bangor University Students’ Union wins National Environmental Award

Bangor Students’ Union was recently named Union of the Year (non commercial) at the National Union of Students (NUS) Green Impact Awards in Manchester.

The awards recognise the environmental work of students’ unions around the country and this year had a record 105 unions competing. The awards are part of the NUS Green Impact initiative which provides environmental accreditation for students’ unions, helping unions to showcase great environmental practice.

Publication date: 20 April 2012

Catherine Chen (Year 2 German, French, Spanish) wins DAAD University Summer Course Scholarship 2012.

Publication date: 20 April 2012

Phil Coid (Year 2 German with Business Studies) Lands Work Placement with DEUTZ

After completing a rigorous application and interview process, Phil Coid (Year 2 German with Business Studies) has managed to secure a much-sought after work placement with DEUTZ, the German engine manufacturers!

Publication date: 20 April 2012

Students explain their research to the public at Tenovus Mobile Cancer Support Unit

Research students at Bangor University, sponsored by the cancer research charity Tenovus, will be at a mobile exhibition at Morrisons Store, Bangor on Monday 23 April, discussing their research with members of the public.

Tenovus, Wales’ leading cancer charity, will showcasing their support services in North Wales, along with the innovative research they are funding at Bangor University.

Publication date: 20 April 2012

Bangor student takes on a North American climbing challenge

First year Geography student, Will Hardy will be taking his love of climbing to a next level this summer as he plans to go on a month-long climbing expedition.

Publication date: 19 April 2012

Bangor’s Peer Guide Scheme has been on show again

Two of our experienced Senior Peer Guides, Ben Pattle of SENRGY and Rhiannon Edwards of Psychology, represented Bangor at the recent Peer Mentoring Works! Seminar at Aston University.

They very much enjoyed the day which involved taking part in various discussion groups and networking with staff and students from other institutions. At the end of the day they both sat on the expert panel to take a number of questions from the delegates. Ben said ‘There was a lot interest and positive feedback about the Peer Guide Scheme. We were kept very busy answering questions.’ Rhiannon added ‘People were particularly impressed with the commitment of the Peer Guides who give their time so willingly. There was also a lot of interest in how we operate an opt-out scheme making our Peer Guides available to everyone.’

Publication date: 18 April 2012

Bangor SU wins Community Relations Award

 Bangor Students’ Union has been awarded the ‘NUS Wales Award for Community Relations’ at the NUS Wales Conference in Gregynog, beating all other Student associations in Wales for the prize, as a result of the myriad of activity run by Bangor SU in and alongside the local community.

 Over the past year, Bangor SU has both held and supported a number of local events such as the World Aids Day Service in Bangor Cathedral; a reclaim the night march around the city and also supported the Conwy Food Festival by encouraging our student societies to take part in the Medieval-themed day out. The Medieval Re-enactment Society was a huge hit and has been invited back next year.

Publication date: 17 April 2012

New 2013 Prospectus now available

The “new faces” of Bangor University can now be seen in the latest Prospectus for 2013.

The guide is already being handed out at Higher Education Fairs around the UK and gives details of the undergraduate courses available for prospective students.  All those interested in studying at Bangor will find information in it about accommodation, student life, sports facilities and the student support available at the University.

Publication date: 16 April 2012

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

Third year Bangor University Law student, Kate Longson, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship worth £15,000 to pursue her ambition to become a Barrister.  A former pupil at St Joseph's College, Trentvale, Stoke-on-Trent, Kate from Rough Close, Staffordshire, will embark on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Metropolitan University in September. She was awarded the £15,000 Lord Denning Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn following a successful interview earlier this month. Kate was previously awarded the Hardwicke Entrance Award to cover the cost of joining Lincoln’s Inn (one of four Inns in the UK, which students must join in order to become a Barrister) and Call fees upon completion of the BPTC.

Publication date: 16 April 2012

SENRGY student selected as a volunteer for the Olympics!

Publication date: 13 April 2012