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Student News: September 2013

Bangor student wins BAFTA Cymru Award

Bangor University graduate, Osian Williams has won a British Academy Cymru Award. His short film ,“Can i Emrys (A song for Emrys)”, which he directed during his third year at Bangor University, won the award for the “Short Form” category.

Publication date: 30 September 2013

SENRGy research contributing to Nile Basin Development Challenge

A previous MSc Agroforestry student at SENRGY, Martha Cronin, recently presented an oral presentation and poster at the ‘Rainwater management for resilient livelihoods: NBDC Science Workshop’, held on 9-10th July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Publication date: 26 September 2013

Field trip to The Hague – January 2014

Students are invited to join a field trip to The Hague in the Netherlands to visit a number of international courts and tribunals.

Publication date: 24 September 2013

Law student Alex wins first court case BEFORE graduating

A Bangor University student who endured discrimination at work took her former employer to court and won – before even finishing her Law degree.

Publication date: 24 September 2013

Duncan Tanner Award 2013

Martin Andrew Hanks 50, from Penmaenmawr, graduated with an MA in History and also received the Duncan Tanner Award for the Best MA Dissertation, Entitled: Can I Help You? The Early Life of Douglas Houghton.

Publication date: 23 September 2013

Recognition for Agriculture & Forestry at Bangor University in latest World University Rankings

The latest QS Top Universities rankings have seen Bangor University rated in the top 200 universities in the World for Agriculture and Forestry. The rankings take into account a range of metrics that cover research, teaching and reputation amongst employers and academics.

Agriculture and Forestry have been foci for teaching and research at Bangor for over one hundred years and are now key academic components of the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) within the University’s College of Natural Sciences.

Publication date: 20 September 2013

Research student Lucas is runner-up in Supreme Court essay competition

Postgraduate student Lucas Ford has been named as second runner up in an annual essay competition.

Lucas’s response to the question “Rogue justice: do we need more or fewer dissenting voices in the UKSC?” was chosen as one of the best entries in the 2013 UK Supreme Court Blog Essay Competition, which is run in partnership with the Supreme Court and The Guardian.

Publication date: 11 September 2013

School of Creative Studies and Media part of UK-wide search for film talent

Staff and alumni at Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies and Media will this year be part of an UK-wide search for the next generation of British film industry talent.

The school will be working together with Media Academy Wales to run workshops in North Wales for the BFI Film Academy.

Publication date: 10 September 2013

Student project shows it is safe to eat roadside Blackberries

It is the time of year when many people pick fruit such as blackberries from roadsides. However, some fear that roadside soft fruits may contain high levels of heavy metals due to vehicle emissions.

A scientific study undertaken by student James Slack, of County Durham, as part of his degree in BSc Conservation & Forest Ecosystems at Bangor University, aimed to determine whether this was true.

Publication date: 9 September 2013

SENRGy’s MSc Forestry students head to Uganda!

Following on from a very successful field course in Tanzania last summer (2012), July-August 2013 saw Bangor University’s second cohort of Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) funded distance-learning MSc Forestry students attend this year’s version in Uganda’s Budongo Forest Reserve.

Publication date: 5 September 2013

Sign Up! Choirs and Orchestras 2013-14

Bangor University Chorus

The University Chorus is a large mixed choir of students and staff from throughout the University, in addition to singers from the local community. In the 2013-14 season we will be performing a seasonal concert in December, and joining with the University Symphony Orchestra in April for performances of Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Herbert Howells’s Hymnus Paradisi.

Publication date: 2 September 2013