Student News: March 2014

Bangor students scoop 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 also scooped the Higher Education Students’ Union of the Year category.

Publication date: 28 March 2014

Creative Studies student music success

A trip to Los Angeles and appearances at various festivals are in store for a young singer/songwriter, who has already attracted a large on-line following.

Bangor University Media Studies student, Cara Braia, 21, from Criccieth had her first taste of success with an online competition to re-interpret a classic song by popular 60’s group, The Kinks. As a result she has gone to collaborate with various artists and producers from all over the world, and will soon be jetting off to LA to further her career.

Publication date: 27 March 2014

Celebrating student success – Entrance Scholarships Awards 2014

From Bala to Bedforshire, from Ruthin to Rugby, new students from across the UK will be sharing Scholarship prizes totalling over £160,000 when they begin their degree courses at Bangor University in the next academic year.

Publication date: 24 March 2014

Bangor Forestry Students Celebrate the International Day of Forests

Globally, forests cover one-third of the Earth’s land mass, and support the livelihoods of around 1.6 billion people.More than 80% of land-based animals, plants and insects are found in forests and they also protect watersheds and provide us with clean air and water.United Nations International Day of Forests, now in its second year, aims to promote awareness of the importance of all types of forest.

Publication date: 21 March 2014

BAFTA Cymru winning student runs Masterclass

A Bangor University postgraduate student from the School of Creative Studies and Media who won a BAFTA Cymru Best Short award in 2013 ran his own Masterclass for students and lecturers at the University of South Wales recently.

Publication date: 17 March 2014

Three Winners

Many congratulations to three students at the School of Welsh for winning the main literary prizes at the Intercollegiate Eisteddfod held at Swansea University in early March.
 
The Chair was won by Gruffudd Antur who came to Bangor to do a Masters degree in Welsh after graduating in Physics at Aberystwyth last year. Gruffudd’s strict-metre poem, ‘Pelydrau’ (‘Rays’), described his feelings on leaving Aber after three years. In his adjudication, Alan Llwyd, called his work ‘thrilling’, naming Gruffudd ‘one of our best contemporary strict-metre poets’.

Publication date: 17 March 2014

Coming face-to-face with International Law in The Hague

Twenty students from Bangor Law School have visited The Hague in the Netherlands for a first-hand introduction to some of its international courts and tribunals.

Led by Dr Yvonne McDermott, lecturer in law, the field trip had a distinct ‘international law’ flavour and united undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.

Publication date: 12 March 2014

Primary Education students get to grips with Chinese culture

First year students on the BA Primary Education programme have been given a unique introduction to Chinese culture, thanks to Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.

Publication date: 7 March 2014

Party like it’s 1884!

The School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology held their first student-staff Christmas party on December 17th 2013, when everyone was encouraged to help raise money for charity and ‘Party like it’s 1884’!

Publication date: 4 March 2014

Culture Challenge 2014

Bangor University recently celebrated cultural diversity and collaboration with its annual action packed Culture Challenge.

Publication date: 1 March 2014