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Student News: January 2013

Writing Academic Essays and Dissertations – workshops for MA Education Studies students

The School of Education will be conducting a series of tailor-made workshops for students on the MA Education Studies programme throughout March, designed to provide support and guidance on how to write academic essays and dissertations.

Publication date: 31 January 2013

Sarah takes 10k Title

Bangor University student, Sarah Caskey, 23, was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Twin Piers 10k race at Llandudno recently.

Publication date: 29 January 2013

House hunting was never easier!

For our students, when it comes to time to think about where they want to live next year, the task of finding the ideal student house in Bangor has just become far easier, with a new online tool for finding that ideal home.

Publication date: 28 January 2013

A Bangor University student has been nominated for an award at a Welsh Film Festival

The short film Not, directed by John Bryan Evans, a former pupil of Ysgol Friars, has been nominated for Best Fiction and Best Welsh language film at Ffresh, the student moving image festival in Wales.

The 12 minute film is about Nia, a young mother in an abusive relationship, whose two young daughters grow up having to watch their mother beaten and bullied. The story is told through the eyes of the children, and has been described as ‘an unflinching look at oppression in the home.’

Publication date: 25 January 2013

Bangor University student to work with world’s number one bestselling writer on next project

Ashwin Sanghi, a Bangor University PhD Creative Writing student- who is already a publishing phenomenon in his own right in his native India, is to co-author a novel with a writer currently described as the world’s most popular crime fiction writer: author James Patterson.

Publication date: 24 January 2013

Bangor’s Students square up for further University Challenge round

Bangor University appears in the  second round in the 50th anniversary series of TV’s most challenging quiz show; University Challenge on BBC 2 Wales at 8.00 pm on Monday 28 January 2013.

Publication date: 22 January 2013

Student Society to host Sponsored 72 hour Gaming Marathon

Students from the Bangor University Gaming League are preparing for a marathon 72-hour gaming session on Friday 25 January, to raise money for children’s charity Child’s Play.

Publication date: 22 January 2013

27th Annual Young Scientists Symposium School of Chemistry, Bangor University

Publication date: 21 January 2013

Wild Things from north Wales

Bangor University graduate and botanist Trevor Dines appears in a new Channel 4 series, Wild Things, produced by local company Cwmni Da. The series has a strong input from north Wales, with Bangor University academics and researchers also having contributed their expertise to the making of the programme, which looks at Britain’s amazing wild plants.

Publication date: 18 January 2013

Ffresh Nomination for student

"Not", directed by John Evans, has been nominated for Best Fiction and Best Welsh language film at Ffresh, the student moving image festival in Wales.

Publication date: 17 January 2013

Business and Law students visit the heart of the European Union

Students from Bangor University’s Business and Law Schools have visited some of the key institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe thanks to sponsorship from Jill Evans, Welsh Member of the European Parliament.

Publication date: 11 January 2013

Creative learning experiences on the LLM International Law programme

One of the options available to students on the LLM in International Law and the LLM in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law is International Human Rights Law, taught by Bangor Law School’s Chair of International Law, Professor Suzannah Linton.

Just before breaking up for Christmas 2012, International Human Rights Law students had the opportunity to engage in a group exercise that brought together all they had learned in a unique and meaningful way.

Publication date: 9 January 2013

Historic First as Bangor becomes first Welsh Law School to moot before the Supreme Court

Bangor Law School students made history last month as they became the first Welsh Law School team to be invited to moot before the Supreme Court in London.

Publication date: 9 January 2013

MEng students enjoy study trip of a lifetime to Brazil

Electronic Engineering students Sean Kiely and Paul Spencer recently spent nine weeks studying in Brazil. Sean writes about the experience:
"Brazil! I mean ... WOW! Four years ago when I was in college, if you told me I would be flying to the other side of the world to work on the most cutting edge research going, I would have told you, you had as much chance to become prime minister! But there I was on my BA flight (all expenses paid) to University of Sao Paulo in Sao Carlos."

Publication date: 9 January 2013

Bangor Students Support Human Rights Issues Across the World

Masters students from Bangor University’s School of Psychology organised a university-wide letter writing campaign for Amnesty International’s (AI) “Write for Rights” campaign.  Each year AI chooses a set of 15 cases from around the world and asks people to write letters of support and because people from all over the world write to support the cases, each one receives hundreds or thousands of letters.

Publication date: 7 January 2013

SENRGY students help to save Rainforest on GO GREEN Day!

Recently, you may have seen a lot of green people out and about in Bangor. Happily, these were not aliens, but modern “Eco-Warrior” Bangor students!

Publication date: 3 January 2013