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Student News: April 2014

Enterprising Bangor Students’ FLUX Success

A team from Bangor University have come second in the UK in the prestigious nationwide FLUX Competition, the higher education sector’s largest entrepreneurship competition which was held  recently.  Their challenge, which was designed to test business and commercial skills, was set by Costain; an international construction and engineering group.

Publication date: 29 April 2014

Success for Ensemble Cymru talent

A former Bangor University music student who is one of renowned musical organization Ensemble Cymru’s rising stars is celebrating an exciting new job.

Collette Astley-Jones who completed her Masters in Music at Bangor in October has been snapped up by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for the role of Artistic Planning and Ensemble Assistant. Prior to this Collette worked as the orchestral manager for the Bangor University based Ensemble’s Peter and the Wolf National Tour.

Publication date: 29 April 2014

Third year students take to blogging

Third year undergraduates are being given the opportunity to present their work to a worldwide audience, thanks to a special assignment.

Publication date: 28 April 2014

GIFT's Marine Renewable Visit to Plas Newydd

GIFT (Green Innovation Future Technologies) is an Interreg Irish-Welsh project run jointly by Bangor Business School and the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy). It supports the MBA in Environmental Management, a joint programme between the Schools, which this year has 35 students between the ages of 23 and 58, ten of whom are part-time and working in businesses throughout North Wales.

Publication date: 14 April 2014

London field study visit 2014

Students from Bangor Business School recently spent three busy but highly rewarding days in London as part of a second year module.

Publication date: 11 April 2014

Bangor crowned mooting champions of Wales

A team from Bangor Law School has won the annual Welsh National Mooting Competition for the first time.

Publication date: 10 April 2014

Prestigious grant awarded to recent PhD graduate of the School

Recent PhD student of the School of Philosophy and Religion, Philip Walker Jacobs has been awarded a prestigious prize to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute entitled 'Representation of the "Other": Jews in Medieval England' which will convene from 13 July through August 2014 at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in Oxford, England. Dr Jacobs will present work on 'Artistic Depictions of Joseph the Carpenter in Medieval England' which builds upon his PhD thesis. Dr Jacobs teaches at Cape Fear Community College in Cape Fear, North Carolina, USA.

Publication date: 9 April 2014

SENRGy students nominated for awards

Not to be outdone by the staff, SENRGy students are also up for awards this month. 5 of the 38 Peer Guides across the University nominated for Peer Support Volunteer of the Year are from SENRGy. C

Publication date: 9 April 2014

Rugby success for University Sport Student

A student from the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences is looking forward to winning his first cap for his country.

Ben Stelmaszek , 21, who was brought up in Manchester, is currently studying a degree in Sport, Health and Physical Education. He has been selected for the Wales Rugby League Student squad to take place in a home countries tournament being held at Nottingham University from April 12th to April 18th.

Publication date: 8 April 2014

SENRGy staff nominated for teaching awards

SENRGy staff have been  nominated for the ‘student-led teaching’ awards this year. The Student Union panel considered 319 nominations from students and in spite of these odds, we have six contenders:

Sian Pierce – Award for outstanding Pastoral Support
Lynda Yorke – Fantastic Feedback, Innovation, & Teacher of the Year
Karen Parkhill – New Teacher of the Year
Helen Gittins/James Walmsley & Nicola Owen – Sustainable Thinking Award

Publication date: 8 April 2014

Students organise Wales and War 1914-2014 Conference

Three postgraduate students at Bangor University’s School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology are today (8 April 2014) hosting a Conference that will provide new insights on Wales during and since the First World War.

Publication date: 8 April 2014

Web-Chats with Assembly Members

We are looking for students and apprentices to take part in a web-chat with Assembly Members about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Skills in Wales. We want to hear your views on whether you think enough is being done to encourage young people to enter Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses. We would also like to hear your views on whether these courses enable young people to develop the required skills for a career in these fields.

Publication date: 8 April 2014

Celebrating triumph against the odds at House of Lords

A Bangor University student who has received a helping hand from the Helena Kennedy Foundation took part in a special celebration at the House of Lords recently.

Publication date: 3 April 2014

Bangor University students making the internet a safer place

A Bangor University student won the ‘Best Hack’ category at a hackathon at Southampton University recently.

Publication date: 2 April 2014

Bangor University graduate plans to create his first illustrated novel

A Bangor University graduate is hoping that the local community will support his efforts to publish his first illustrated novel.

Publication date: 1 April 2014