Student News: April 2019

Not so sexy salmon

New research reveals that farmed salmon have smaller ‘jaw hooks’ or ‘kype’- a secondary sexual trait, likened to the antlers of a stag, making them less attractive to females than their wild salmon cousins.

This new finding published in the peer–reviewed science journal Royal Society Open Science, implies that farm-bred salmon are less sexually attractive than their wild brethren, and that despite only being bred in captivity since the 1970’s, within some 12 generations, that they are already diverging from wild salmon.

Publication date: 30 April 2019

Dinah’s fabulous achievement!

Bangor University’s innovative Peer Guiding scheme enables second and third year students to support new students. It has been running for over 20 years and is one of the
 ways in which the University ensures a supportive environment for its students.

Publication date: 29 April 2019

Best Clubs and Societies Award for Bangor University

Bangor University has been chosen as the best in the UK for its Students’ Union Clubs & Societies in this year’s WhatUni.com Student Choice Awards. The University was also placed third in the UK in the Accommodation category and third  in the UK for the International award.

The latest accolade is a further endorsement of students’ place at the heart of the University’s extracurricular experiences. Taking part in activities improves students’ employability, giving them opportunities to develop a range of skills. It also creates communities and networking opportunities.

Publication date: 26 April 2019

Eight Bangor University students selected for Welsh Universities squads

Eight Bangor University students have been selected for Welsh Universities squads that will partake in the biannual Home Nations tournament taking place between 16 – 18 April in both Cardiff and Glasgow.

Publication date: 15 April 2019

Bangor gears up for final season of Game of Thrones

As Game of Thrones fans wait in anticipation for the release of Season 8 this month, Bangor University academics take a closer look at the roots of the novels and their influence on the TV series.

Publication date: 9 April 2019

Bangor University students awarded prestigious Drapers’ Company medals

Bangor University students were presented with the Drapers’ Medals recently. The Drapers’ Company is one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London, and now a philanthropic organisation. The Drapers’ Company kindly donates two medals each year to be awarded to outstanding postgraduate students.

Publication date: 8 April 2019

Plastic Pollution and Our Planet

As ‘Our Planet’, a nature documentary narrated by Bangor University Honorary Graduate Sir David Attenborough launches on Netflix, Marine Biology student Thea Moule shares her experience of plastic pollution.

Publication date: 5 April 2019

Student research on freshwater microplastics hits the headlines

Research conducted by students at Bangor University, working with Friends of the Earth, has attracted global media attention.

Bangor University was commissioned by the environmental organization, to measure the amount of plastics and microplastics in British lakes and rivers- and what they found was widely reported in print and broadcast media across Britain and beyond.

Publication date: 3 April 2019

‘Reservoirs, Trauma and Culture in Galicia'

Publication date: 1 April 2019