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Student News: October 2014

World Lemur Day

Yesterday was the first ever World Lemur Day. Students from Bangor University joined forces with the Welsh Mountain Zoo to raise awareness and funds for lemur conservation in Madagascar. 

Publication date: 30 October 2014

MBA brings out the entrepreneur in Marketing Director Farah

A Bangor University graduate has made her entrepreneurial dream come true by setting up her very own creative marketing agency.

Farah Radford established Digivita in June 2014, after graduating from Bangor Business School with an MBA in Marketing.

Publication date: 29 October 2014

SENRGy students home in on the environment!

ECO-MINDED Bangor University students have been learning how one housebuilder creates sustainable developments.

Publication date: 29 October 2014

Course rep of the year rewarded

A Bangor University student recently picked up an award for his dedication to representing his fellow students.

David Loveday, 34, from Rotherhithe, London won the Ede & Ravenscroft “Best Course Rep” for years 1 or 2 title along with a £1,000 cash prize. A former student of St Dunstans College, London, David, is currently on this third year of the Social Policy and Criminology with Criminal Justice degree.

Publication date: 23 October 2014

Bangor rolls out the red carpet for ‘Jack to a King’

A film about a Welsh club’s meteoric rise to the heights of the Premier League will be given its north Wales premier in Bangor this week.

Publication date: 13 October 2014

Your chance to influence the Student Experience

Nominations are now open for student representatives within the School of Healthcare Sciences

Publication date: 10 October 2014

International Experience Year in Japan for student Dan

A Conservation & Forest Ecosystems student has recently returned from Japan where he studied for 12 months.

Daniel Forster, 34 from Woodbridge, Suffolk came to Bangor University as a mature student following a career in the Armed Forces. He left school at 16 and joined the Army until his mid-twenties. Daniel then decided to return to full time education and studied Countryside Management at Easton College, Norfolk before commencing his degree in Bangor.

Publication date: 8 October 2014

Invictus Games Gold Medal Winner returns to education

A gold medal winner at the recent Invinctus Games has recently started studying for a degree at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences.

Publication date: 7 October 2014

StartUp Law does London

Six lucky students from Bangor Law School recently returned from London after an exciting couple of days discovering all about the legal issues relating to the start up of new businesses.

The students, selected from the StartUp Law module at Bangor, were chosen after a tough application process where they had to explain how the trip could benefit them.

Publication date: 7 October 2014

Ethical Internet hacker scoops £1,000 bounty

A Bangor University student recently scooped a £1,000 prize at a hackathon weekend in Russia. Jamie Woodruff, 21, a student at the School of Computer Science was invited to the Startup Weekend event in Moscow to do a live hack in front of around 1000 people. He was also a guest speaker at the event and gave a talk about cyber security. The Startup Weekend is a 56-hour hackathon where programmers, designers and entrepreneurs hacked up mind blowing websites, amazing apps, and incredible services in order to build fully functional businesses.

Publication date: 2 October 2014

Peter’s dream internship at Jaguar Land Rover

A Computer Systems Engineering student has spent his second summer on a prestigious sponsorship scheme at Jaguar Land Rover in Coventry.

Publication date: 2 October 2014

Bangor University: How to keep Law students happy!

It’s official: Bangor University has some of the most satisfied graduating law students not only in Wales, but also across the UK!

In the most recent National Student Survey, Bangor Law School was ranked as the no.1 law school in Wales and joint 5th in the whole of the United Kingdom for overall student satisfaction. One aspect the students are particularly happy with is teaching: in the ‘staff are good at explaining things’ category, Bangor scored a phenomenal 100% satisfaction rating from its three-year LLB students, making it the top law school throughout the UK for this.

Publication date: 1 October 2014