Student News: March 2013

Business student among Bangor’s Santander Entrepreneur finalists

Business undergraduate Adam McDonald from St Helens was among the Bangor University finalists pitching their entrepreneurial ideas at a Santander Entrepreneurship competition recently.

Publication date: 27 March 2013

Bangor’s Santander Entrepreneurs

Undergraduate student Catrin Hicks of Blaenau Ffestiniog and a team of postgraduate students have won the Bangor University round of the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards and will be representing Bangor at the UK round later this year.

Publication date: 25 March 2013

Aspirational Mentoring

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

Students and Year 7 pupils who completed the Aspirational Mentoring programme received a certificate in a special celebration at the school.

Publication date: 22 March 2013

Bangor University Comedy Society to Support Seann Walsh

Students from the Bangor Comedy Society will be performing a Live Comedy Show alongside national comedian Seann Walsh in conjunction with Pontio on 6th May 2013.

Publication date: 22 March 2013

A postgraduate student from Bangor University has been nominated for an award at the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

Lester Hughes, from Pwllheli, is a mature student and a father of two and has just started a PhD in Film. His short 12 minute film, Waves, Taid & Time, has been nominated in the Experimental category at the festival. The winners will be announced at the festival, in Llanelli, between the 8th-12th of April.

Publication date: 21 March 2013

Bangor makes history by qualifying for internationally prestigious Telders Moot Competition

Bangor Law School has made history by becoming the first team ever to represent Wales at a world-renowned mooting competition.

Publication date: 21 March 2013

Bangor University’s Students’ Union put Bangor on the map at the annual NUS Wales Awards.

Bangor Students' Union not only won the Course Rep of the Year and Union Staff Member of the Year categories at the annual NUS Wales Awards this year but were also highly commended in the Union of the Year category.

Publication date: 21 March 2013

International Student Gala

Bangor University held its annual International Gala recently. This event has become an important date in the calendar for Bangor's international students and this year's Gala included a full programme of colourful and lively performances from the students.

Publication date: 20 March 2013

Master Class Unites Expertise to Help Local Social Enterprise

The B-Enterprising team have been delighted to offer Bangor students and graduates, a series of Business Start Up and Consultancy Skills ‘Master Classes’ led by Chris Walker, International Business Consultant and Start Up Mentor and Coach for the HEFCW funded Enterprise Support Programme.  Over the five week programme in February and March, participants have been working on a project in small teams to develop consultancy skills and a full range of business start-up tools and skills including e-commerce and website development for a real client. The emphasis is on experiential task-based learning and involves a real scenario provided through the client - Greenhouse Ltd.

Publication date: 19 March 2013

Enterprise by Design programme reaches half way stage

Students from Bangor Business School are gearing up for the final of Bangor University’s Enterprise by Design programme, an innovative multidisciplinary programme centred around experiential learning.

Publication date: 18 March 2013

Bangor student looks forward to RTS Awards

A Bangor University student will have a keen interest in the Royal Television Society awards evening on March 19th.

Publication date: 15 March 2013

Bangor University students look forward to the launch of their first App

Publication date: 15 March 2013

Youth prevails in SENRGy Comic Relief football match

In the name of charity, youth was pitted against experience (and in some cases wisdom) on Wednesday afternoon during the SENRGy staff-student football match.

Publication date: 15 March 2013

Film awards triumph for Bangor University students

As stars and directors from across the globe were gearing up for the Oscars awards night, two Bangor students were grabbing their own gongs on the other side of the Atlantic.


Classmates John Evans and Mathew Allan Owen from the School of Creative Studies and Media won the Royal Television Society award for Best Fiction at an award ceremony in North Wales for their dissertation film ‘Long I stood there’. In addition, John Evans won the Ffresh Best Welsh Language Film award for ‘Not’ which also scooped a Best Actress award for his 11 year old step-daughter Ceri Williams. Both sets of awards were handed out at the Ffresh student moving image festival 2013 in Wrexham on 22nd of February.

Publication date: 14 March 2013

Father and step-daughter win awards at Welsh Film Festival.

The short film Not, directed by John Bryan Evans, a student at Bangor University and former pupil of Ysgol Friars, won the Best Welsh language film award at Ffresh, the student moving image festival in Wales, and his step daughter also received the Best Actress award for her wonderful performance in the film.

Publication date: 11 March 2013

Bangor’s Students Union nominated for seven Awards

Bangor University’s very active Students’ Union has been shortlisted for no less than seven Awards in the Annual NUS Wales Awards this year.

An independent panel of judges narrowed more than 80 nominations to a shortlist for this year’s Awards. The Union itself is shortlisted for the ‘Higher Education Students’ Union of the Year’ while Students Union members have been shortlisted for a range of Awards. Rhys Dart, Director, Bangor Students’ Union is nominated for the Simpson-King Students’ Union Staff Member of the Year. Chair of the Geographical Society, who are nominated for Club or Society of the Year, Chris Bibby also finds himself nominated for the Endsleigh Student of the Year. Two Bangor students are among four shortlisted for the Course Rep of the Year: Martyn Curzey, of the School of Chemistry and Marta Napodano, representing fellow students at the School of English. Bangor University’s Geographical Society has been shortlisted for Club or Society of the Year, and Katherine Young, writing for the Welsh student paper, Y Llef, for the Student Journalist of the Year.

Publication date: 8 March 2013

National Student Octopush Championships Return to North Wales

Bangor University’s Octopush Club will be hosting the National Student Octopush Championships at Llandudno pool on Saturday the 9th of March between 10am and 8pm.

Octopush, also known as underwater hockey, is played with 6 players and 4 substitutes on each team, each wearing snorkels, masks and fins and competing for a lead puck, or squid, at the bottom of the pool using small, handheld sticks. The sport was first invented in the UK in 1954, and since then has been played internationally and spawned other versions of the game, including an under-ice version which is played upside down with a puck which floats against the ice.

Publication date: 8 March 2013

Culture Challenge 2013

Bangor University’s annual action-packed Culture Challenge was held recently. Organised by the International Student Support Team, in partnership with the CSSA (Chinese Students and Scholars Association) the event celebrated cultural diversity and team working.

Publication date: 5 March 2013

Bangor Student Finalists in Climate Week Awards 2013

Andy O’Callaghan, a second year Marine Science/ Zoology student at Bangor University has been names a finalist in the upcoming Climate Week Awards 2013.

Publication date: 4 March 2013

Geog Soc is going to the National Awards!

It is a proud week for the School of Environmental, Natural Resources and Geography with the news that the student Geog Soc has been nominated for ‘Society of the Year’ in the NUS Wales National Awards.

Publication date: 4 March 2013