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Student News: June 2014

First novel wins Award and Doctorate

A novel written as part of a Creative Writing course at Bangor University has just won The Write Factor Shortlist Award, 2014 and been published  for new author, Rhian Waller.

Rhian’s debut novel, Eithe’s Way, was written as part of a Creative and Critical Writing PhD at Bangor University’s School of English.

Publication date: 30 June 2014

A little bit of Brazil in Wales

The 'Science Without Borders' scheme has enabled a group of students from Brazil to study at Bangor this year. Samanta Bedow, who has been at Bangor since September, has started a summer placement with the National Trust at nearby Plas Newydd. Should be a nice summer, congratulations to all our SwB students, send us some pictures of where you are this summer!

Publication date: 26 June 2014

First class degree for Zoology graduate Emilie

Despite facing some criticism about her decision to pursue with her studies, a Bangor University student will be graduating with a first-class degree this week.

Publication date: 24 June 2014

Rhyl Scoops has it licked for traditional Ice Cream Parlour experience!

Are you enjoying the warm weather? If you’re in the vicinity of Rhyl, then drop in for a refreshing ice-cream from ‘Rhyl Scoops’; an ice cream parlour, which will be open for just one week between 23 - 30 June.

Publication date: 24 June 2014

Grace Mutali - our first Commonwealth Scholarship Commission MSc Forestry Distance Learning student to graduate!

Grace Mutali is our first CSC scholar to complete MSc Forestry Distance Learning.

Publication date: 20 June 2014

Rhian wins the Anglesey Crown

Many congratulations to Rhian Owen, who is following a Masters course in Creative Writing at the School of Welsh, for winning the Crown at the Anglesey Eisteddfod recently. 

Publication date: 20 June 2014

Bangor Student Wins Welsh Agriculture Student of the Year for second year in succession

A Bangor University student is to receive the Richard Phillips Agricultural Student of the Year Award, presented annually at the Royal Welsh Show to the best agricultural student studying in Wales.

Twenty-three year old Holly Pratt will receive the Award on the Monday of the Show (2.20pm 21.7.14), the second year in succession that a Bangor student is receiving the Award.

Publication date: 19 June 2014

Internship opportunity with local hydroelectricity project

The Abergwyngregyn Regeneration Company (ARC), a community benefit company, is developing a 270 kW hydro-electric generating scheme in the Anafon Valley above the village (for details see - Hydro). The company is seeking an intern for a three-month placement. 

Publication date: 10 June 2014

MA paratrooper film wins award

A film by a former Bangor University MA student has won the best film award at a festival in Cardiff.

Jam Man was one of 20 films shortlisted under the Best Fiction Film category at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival.

Publication date: 10 June 2014

Biomedical Science PhD student wins the Carl Singer Foundation Prize

The Carl Singer Foundation, which supports scientific education in the field of yeast genetics, organized for the first time a special presentation session at the recent British Yeast Group meeting.


This high profile scientific conference took place between the 7th and 9th of April 2014 at Exeter University. Thirteen students from across the United Kingdom were selected based on the quality of their submitted abstract to present their research work.


The winner of the top prize for the best presentation was Mrs Jessica Fletcher from the School of Biological Science at Bangor University. Jessica, who is also a post-graduate teaching assistant in Biomedical Science, researches how a novel variant of the oncogene Chk2 affects the ability of cells to responds to DNA damage.

Publication date: 6 June 2014

Bangor Uni. Students’ Union: One Minute Garden wins Green Impact Award

Student Unions from across the UK have been performing and filming eco-stunts to spread sustainability ideas, in a quest to win this year’s Green Impact Communications Challenge Award.

This year they were set the task of producing a one-minute film of an environmental themed public stunt, shot in one take, real time.

Publication date: 4 June 2014

Celebrations for ELCOS students

Students from across the globe came together at Bangor University recently to celebrate their achievement of passing pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses.

Publication date: 2 June 2014

First-ever 'Legal World Series' a Huge Success

During the second semester of the academic year 2014-15, a team of law students launched the Legal World Series for the first time. Overseen by Programme Co-Directors Stephen Clear and Dr Marie Parker, the Legal World Series sees students voluntarily organise law-themed conferences and social events pertaining to different continents and regions.

Publication date: 2 June 2014