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Student News: November 2014

Celebrating Excellence amongst first year students

Award-winning first year students have had their achievements recognized at a prize giving ceremony.

The annual Bangor University Entrance Scholarship Presentation evening saw prizes totalling £138,000 awarded to some of the University’s brightest first year students.

Publication date: 27 November 2014

Bangor graduates tie the knot

Two Bangor University graduates have recently married after they first met during their first year. Ben Bowden-Pickstock and Sarah Fleming (now Bowden-Pickstock) were living next door to each other at Enlli Hall on the Ffriddoedd Site when they began their studies at Bangor in 2010.

Publication date: 26 November 2014

Student assists on major S4C series asking who are the Welsh youth?

A Bangor University student has had a fantastic opportunity to work on a major TV series for S4C which aims to produce an honest portrayal of the lives of young people in twenty-first century Wales.

Having already graduated with a first class degree in Sociology and Social Policy at Bangor University, Shan Pritchard has been working on a series of programs in partnership and television production company, Cwmni Da, as part of her Masters degree.

Publication date: 19 November 2014

Computer Science student performed ‘live hack’ at top London event

A Bangor University student and certified ethical hacker recently participated at a prestigious London event amid speakers such as Boris Johnson and Lord Alex Carlile. Jamie Woodruff, 21, from Rishton, Lancashire a second year student at the School of Computer Science performed a live hack on stage at the ‘Legislating for LulzSec’ event - a discussion on privacy, data & policy for the digital economy.

Publication date: 17 November 2014

Linguistics Student awarded Excellence Scholarship

Congratulations to Robert Reddington, a 1st year undergraduate student in Linguistics who has been awarded one of 2014’s Excellence Scholarships.

Publication date: 13 November 2014

Bangor Law Fair will highlight employment opportunities for graduates

As part of its tenth anniversary celebrations, Bangor Law School (Gwynedd) will hold a Law Fair on Wednesday 19th November 2014, from 9.45am to 3.30pm. The aim of the Law Fair is to bring together employers and Bangor law students in an environment which will create mutually beneficial results.

The Law Fair is an opportunity for anyone, from the Law School’s own students, to secondary school pupils, to career-changers, and others who might be interested in Law to see what careers are available to people with a law degree.

Publication date: 11 November 2014

Clean sweep for Psychology – All 3 Bangor University Postgraduate Access Bursaries awarded to Psychology students

Three new Bangor University Masters students have each been awarded a £5,000 bursary by the University’s Widening Access Centre as part of its commitment to postgraduate learning. All three recipients are from economically-deprived areas and have shown considerable fortitude in gaining their undergraduate degrees. The Widening Access bursaries will now allow these individuals to continue with their education

Publication date: 4 November 2014

University transfer for rugby player

A keen rugby player with a promising future has recently started studying at Bangor University.

James Lang from Surrey was studying Sport Science in St Mary’s University in Twickenham, when he was approached by Rupert Moon, Welsh Rugby Union General Manager for the North Wales development region.

Publication date: 4 November 2014