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Student News: December 2014

Biological Sciences Alumnus pens best-selling book

A Bangor University alumnus recalls a heart-thumping account of surviving the sinking of a fishing boat in the waters of Antarctica in his best-selling book, Last Man Off.

Publication date: 16 December 2014

SENRGy students attend the 2014 National Biodiversity Network Conference

Students from the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) have recently attended the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) 2014 Conference, held at the Royal Society in London.

Publication date: 12 December 2014

More good luck for creative writing PhD student

One of India’s bestselling novelists, who is also a PhD Creative Writing student at Bangor University, has released his first non-fiction book.

13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck charts Ashwin Sanghi’s attempts to find out if luck is something that some people are blessed with, or a talent that can be learned.

Through entertaining and informative anecdotes, narrations of personal experiences and homespun wisdom, Ashwin offers a new insight into how people can work towards being lucky.

Publication date: 8 December 2014

Bargain Hunt films Bangor Student

A third year Bangor University student has recently finished filming an episode of the popular TV show Bargain Hunt.

Joe Barnett, from Denbigh, applied for the BBC programme a few years ago. He was surprised to receive a phone call from the show in September.

Publication date: 5 December 2014

Venom Day goes from strength to strength

Bangor University’s Herpetological Society recently held their fourth annual Venom Day. Hosted at the School of Biological Sciences, several experts gave talks about a variety of subjects in the field and delegates had the opportunity to see a live display of venomous reptiles, which included a Cobra, Gila Monster and a variety of vipers. The event is part sponsored by the British Herpetological Society and the International Herpetological Society.

Publication date: 5 December 2014