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Student News: October 2013

Brainy Bangor student takes on the zombies

They often come out at night, and are always on the hunt for more brains – Yes, students and zombies have always had a lot in common.

And this halloween weekend a postgraduate student at the School of Creative Studies and Media will appear in a TV special to discuss the living dead.

Publication date: 31 October 2013

Bangor University dominates Snowdonia Marathon Eryri

Bangor University dominated the Snowdonia Marathon Eryri with a current student winning the Women’s category and a local graduate winning the Men’s category.

Publication date: 30 October 2013

Student Selected for National Swimming Championships

Third year Bangor University Marine Biology students Leo Johnson has qualified for the 100m Freestyle at the National Open Short Course Disability Swimming Championships 2013 to be held  at the Ponds Forge International Swimming Pool in Sheffield on 23-24 November 2013. This event will feature the best para- swimmers from across Great Britain.

Publication date: 24 October 2013

Re-Formed Welsh Drama Society presents two productions

Following the resurrection of Cymdeithas y Ddrama Gymraeg, (the Welsh Drama Society) which was established at Bangor in 1923 under the direction of none other than renowned Welsh poet R. Williams Parry, the re-formed Society is now ready to present its first productions.

The Society will present the Welsh language play, 'Siwan' by Saunders Lewis on the 6 December and  'Bobi a Sami' by Wil Sam  on November 29.

Both performances take place in the John Philips Hall on College Road at 7.00. Tickets will be available on the door and are pried £5.

Publication date: 22 October 2013

Undergraduates are Poland-bound for Volunteer Engagement study programme

Six undergraduates from the School of Social Sciences will travel to Lodz, Poland in November, thanks to a EU-funded scheme.

Publication date: 22 October 2013

Student reaches Erasmus photography competition final

Final year Modern Languages student Hanjie Chow is one of ten finalists in the photographic category of the ‘My Erasmus Story - Living Like a Local’ competition organised by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.

Publication date: 15 October 2013

Bangor University Student completes a GO Wales Work Taster

Bangor University student Mollie Duggan Edwards, 20, from Bethel near Caernarfon, has recently completed a GO Wales Work Taster at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay.

Mollie is in her third year at Bangor University, studying Marine Biology. She applied for the taster in hope of gaining some valuable work experience to build up her CV.

Publication date: 14 October 2013

100 Poems in 24 hours

Two students at the School of Welsh were chosen to take part in the ‘100 POEMS CHALLENGE’ organized by Literature Wales for the second year running. Following the success of last year’s Challenge, and to celebrate National Poetry Day 2013, four young Welsh-language poets were commissioned to respond to the challenge of composing one hundred poems in 24 hours. Two of those poets are students at the School: Elis Dafydd is an undergraduate in his final year, and Gruffudd Antur has just commenced his MA in Welsh. The other two poets were Elan Grug Muse and Siôn Pennar.

Publication date: 10 October 2013

Congratulations to our University Challenge Team

Congratulations to the University’s new season University Challenge team  who won their first televised round against Aberystwyth University, in the most difficult of tv quiz shows, broadcast last night (Monday 14 October on BBC 2).

Publication date: 10 October 2013

Law comes to life for Adam during mini-pupillage

Adam Gulliver, from Knowsley, is in his final year of the LLB Law. In summer 2013 he completed a two-day placement with Atlantic Chambers, based in Liverpool city centre. Here, he explains what he gained from his mini-pupillage, both in terms of insight and hands-on experience.

Publication date: 8 October 2013

PhD student breaks new ground with heritage website

A PhD researcher at the School of Creative Studies and Media has helped to create a ground-breaking new website that will benefit the local area.
Susanne Skubik Intriligator, a journalist-turned-PhD researcher in digital media, says that the aim with “Anglesey: A Bridge Through Time” was to get people involved.

The website for Menter Môn allows local enthusiast to share video and images, add events, and link to social media.

Publication date: 7 October 2013

Bangor’s ‘Erin Brockovich’ hits the headlines

The inspirational story of a Bangor Law graduate’s one-woman fight for justice has made headlines across Britain and the world.

Publication date: 4 October 2013