Bangor students celebrate graduation

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Young Sports Ambassador graduates

An Olympic Torchbearer and Commonwealth Games Baton Bearer proudly graduated from Bangor University this week. Read more…

Graduation time for prizewinning Flintshire student

Three years have flown by for a hard working Bangor University student who graduates with a first-class honours degree this week. Former Elfed High School pupil, Katie Marie Hyslop, 22, from Buckley, Flintshire graduated with a BSc First Class Honours Degree in Sport, Health and Physical Education. Read more…

Legal eagle Adam reaches new heights as he comes top of the class

A former Rainhill High School pupil has a bright future ahead of him having come top of his class at law school. Not only did Adam Gulliver, from Whiston in Knowsley, come top of his year at Bangor University’s Law School. Read more…

North Wales students come top of their class

Two Bangor University students from North Wales are celebrating success this week as they graduate with the highest marks in their year. Read more…

Mum celebrates after three challenging years

Through hard work and determination, a mother of four will be graduating this week in BA Health and Social Care. Beverly Price, from Amlwch, gave up work to raise four children, one which has mild autism and another with visual impairments.  Read more…

Ceri goes the extra 400 miles for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

A Bangor University student who graduates this week has developed such a passion for her subject that she cycled across Vietnam in its name. Read more…

Hannah returns to her roots to graduate in Law

A Bangor University student who returned to her roots is celebrating with a 2:1 degree this week. Hannah Mair Jones was born in Liverpool but emigrated with her family to Australia as a child. Read more…

Salma secures internship with the United Nations

A student from London is one step closer to her dream career having secured a coveted internship with the United Nations. Read more…

Street Law directors Scott and Rachel bow out

A successful student-led project bids farewell to its directors this week as they graduate with honours from Bangor University’s Law School. Read more…

From statutes to stitches for Thomas

Thomas Eckersley thought his dreams of becoming a doctor were shattered when he failed to meet the grades he required to study Medicine. Read more…

Law teacher celebrates the completion of her PhD

A law teacher from Anglesey went from ‘Miss’ to ‘Dr’ last week as she graduated from Bangor University with a PhD in law. Emma Roberts was officially awarded her degree after successfully defending her dissertation, which examined the impact of European regulation in the area of conflict of laws on claimants of tort actions, under rigorous examination by Professor Alan Reed of Northumbria University in April. Read more…

Sian lands Council job before graduating

A young woman from the Lleyn Peninsula who has landed a full-time job with Gwynedd Council before she completed her course, graduated from Bangor University this week. Sian Heulwen Roberts, 21, from Aberdaron, graduated with a 2:1 Law degree, and has recently started work at Gwynedd Council, Caernarfon. Read more…

Welsh Agriculture Student of the Year graduates from Bangor University

A Bangor University student who will be awarded the Richard Phillips Agricultural Student of the Year, at the Royal Welsh Show later on this month graduated this week. Read more…

Prize-winning conservation student graduates

Having always been fascinated by the environment and the countryside, a prize-winning Bangor University student graduates from its beautiful setting of between the mountains and the sea this week. Read more…

Local Lawyer graduates from Bangor University

A local lawyer who has had a wealth of legal and business experience graduated with an MBA from Bangor University this week. Read more…

First Commonwealth Scholarship Commission student graduates

Grace Mutali is the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography’s first CSC scholar to complete MSc Forestry Distance Learning. Read more…

Prize winning Mother graduates

After three years of hard work, an award-winning student graduated from Bangor University week. In addition to receiving a BA Primary Education QTS degree, Gwawr Thomas, 33, from Llangernyw received the Normal College Sponsorship prize of £500. Read more…

Prize-winning product designer graduates

A talented, prize-winning designer graduates from Bangor University this week thanks to the support from his mum. Former Denbigh High School pupil, Jordan Burns, 21, from St Asaph graduated with a BSc Product Design degree and also scooped the Normal Fund Prize. Read more…

Model student Bogdan picks up more than a degree

A Romanian student who was awarded £1,000 for his participation in extracurricular activities has further cause for celebration this week as he graduates with a First Class degree. Read more…

Karate star Emma excels in and out of the classroom

A karate-mad local student is celebrating success of a different kind this week as she graduates from Bangor University with a First Class degree in Business and Accounting. Emma Sara Hughes, from Bangor, achieved the third highest mark in her year in the Business School. Read more…

Janine is ready for a new adventure

A Bangor University graduate from Chester is preparing for a new life having secured a place on a highly competitive graduate training scheme. Janine Schofield, a former pupil of Rossall School, has won a coveted position on the PricewaterhouseCooper graduate programme, which will see her train and qualify as a chartered accountant. Read more…

Jessica on course to achieve her accountancy dreams

A Bangor University student from Peterborough is on course to achieve her dream of becoming an accountant having secured a place on a prestigious training scheme in London. Read more…

Partnership student Maryam comes top of her year

A student who came to Bangor as part of an overseas partnership programme has come top of her year. Maryam Khaled Ahmed Abdulla Mahmood, from Busaiteen in Bahrain, transferred to Bangor through the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), having already completed the first part of her degree in her home country. Read more…

A taxing time ahead of Business graduate Ross

When Ross Starkie, from Poynton, was preparing to apply to university, he had a very specific career in mind: accounting. After attending several open days, he chose Bangor University on the basis that its degree programme was better tailored towards developing a career in accounting than most of the other institutions he had been considering. Read more…

Stroke sufferer graduates with pride

A prize-winning gifted computer programmer graduated from Bangor University this week. A former pupil of the Queen Elizabeth's School for Boys in Barnet, Cameron Gray, 30, from Friern Barnet, London graduated with a first class BSc Computer Science degree. Cameron also won the British Computing Society Prize for the best graduating student at the School of Computer Science. Read more…

Bangor graduate designs power pack for third world countries

A Bangor University student who has spent the last six months working on designs for a power pack for Third World countries graduated from Bangor University this week. Jonathan Hedge, 21, from Sheffield, graduated with a BEng Computer Systems Engineering degree from the University’s School of Computer Science. Read more…

Top marks for Nigerian student

Eta Uso from Nigeria emerged as Best Graduating Student by achieving the highest overall marks for all students who were taking the MSc Computing & Internet Systems programme at Bangor University’s School of Computer Science. Read more…

Love of nature inspires Malaysian student to study in Wales

A prize-winning student graduated from Bangor University this week. Not only did Yi-Wen Lim, 21, from Luxembourg graduate with a BSc Biology degree, she was also awarded the Pen y Ffridd prize of £100 which is awarded annually to the best final year student in botanical studies. Read more…

High flying zoology student graduates

A former Shrewsbury High School Head Girl graduates with a first class degree at Bangor University this week. Rosamund Green, 22, from Maesbrook village near Oswestry in Shropshire was excited to receive her BSc Zoology with Animal Behaviour degree. Read more…

Multi-prizewinning student graduates

A local student accumulated an impressive total of six prizes throughout his time Bangor University during the last four years. Former Ysgol David Hughes pupil, Daniel Congrave, 22, from Beaumaris, Anglesey graduated this week with a Master of Chemistry degree (MChem). Read more…

PhD awaits Samuel

Four years of hard work have paid off for a Bangor University student who graduates with a first-class degree this week. Former Malmesbury School Sixth Form student and Air Training Corps cadet, Samuel Hare Male, 22, graduated with a MChem degree from the School of Chemistry. Read more…

First class degree for Zoology graduate Emilie

Despite facing some criticism about her decision to pursue her studies, a Bangor University student will be graduating with a first-class degree this week. Graduating in BSc Zoology with Molecular Ecology, Emilie Pearson is currently enjoying her first post as a graduate in Cusuco National Park in Honduras.  But the last three years have been emotionally challenging for Emilie. Read more…

Electronic Engineering degree for Ralph

Ralph Maclumbe from Zimbabwe graduated with a BEng Electronic Engineering, First Class degree from Bangor University this week. Read more…

First-class degree for Ji

Ji Wu from China graduated with a first-class BEng Electronic Engineering degree this week. Read more…

Love of the outdoors inspires career change

A successful software company director graduates from Bangor University this week after taking the necessary step in a transitioning career. Graham Monkman, 43, who now lives in Menai Bridge, graduated from the School of Ocean Sciences with an MSc Marine Biology. Read more…

Cayman Islands student graduates from Bangor University

After an astronomical amount of effort, a Bangor University student has followed in his grandfather's footsteps and graduated this week. Joshua Baker, 21, from George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands graduated with a BSc Psychology with Neuropsychology degree from one of the UK's leading Psychology schools. Read more…

Occupational Therapist graduates after studying from a distance

A hectic working life, the loss of a parent and the fear of returning to education after a 30 year gap didn't stop a tenacious mother of three from graduating from Bangor University this week.  Read more…

Excellence Scholarship winner graduates

Hard work and dedication has paid off for a Bangor University student who graduates this week. Former Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan student, Hannah Rettie, 21, from Abergele graduated this week with a  BSc Psychology degree from one of the UK's top Psychology schools. Read more …

"We did it!" Husband and wife graduate together

Most of us would find working full-time whilst raising three small children demanding enough; but an Anglesey couple who managed to study for part-time degrees, graduate together from Bangor University this week. Tony Williams, 35, and his wife, Siân, 33, from Llanfairpwllgwyngyll attended evening classes through the University's School of Lifelong Learning. Tony graduated with a BA Combined Studies degree and Siân graduated with a BA Social Studies Degree. Read more …

Music success for Media graduate Cara

A graduate from Criccieth has been busy juggling her music career as well as managing to complete her degree. Bangor University Media Studies graduate, Cara Braia, 22, had her first taste of success with an online competition to re-interpret a classic song by popular 60's group, The Kinks. As a result she has gone to collaborate with various artists and producers from all over the world and recently went to LA to further her career. Read more …

Porthmadog student graduates

After three years of hard work, a Bangor University student will receive a first class honors degree this week. The former Ysgol Eifionydd and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor student, Caryl Burke, 23, of Porthmadog graduated with a BA Media Studies degree this week. Read more …

Prize-winning Bangor graduate lands Canadian teaching post

Four years of hard work have paid off for a Bangor University languages student who graduates this week. Christine Jolley, 22, from Wolverton, Milton Keynes graduates with a BA French, German and Spanish degree and will soon be jetting off to Québec, Canada for a one-year teaching post. Read more …

Prize-winning Rhyl student graduates after the turmoil of the 2013 floods

Unperturbed by the devastation of the north Wales coastline floods of 2013, a Rhyl student, whose home was affected, graduates with a first-class History degree from Bangor University this week. Former Coleg Llandrillo student, 20 year old Davina Stanley, is excited to be graduating and is ready to start the next chapter of her life. During her graduation ceremony, Davina was also awarded the Charles Mowat Memorial Prize of £100. Read more …

Award winning student graduates

A former Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor student is celebrating his success at Bangor University's graduation ceremony this week.  Elis Dafydd, 21, from Trefor, Caernarfon, graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Welsh. He was also awarded the Ellen Kent prize of £100 for his dissertation on intertextuality, literary references and tributes to Iwan Llwyd. Read more …

Prize-wining languages student graduates

Four years of hard work has paid off for a Bangor University student who returned to education after a period of working as a learning support assistant in a special needs school. Emma Andrews, 27, from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex graduated with an honours degree in French and Spanish and was also awarded the Dr Ben Fisher Prize of £100. Read more …

Bangor Student lands top job at the Co-operative Bank

Initiative has paid off for a Bangor University student who has recently secured a job at The Co-operative Bank in Manchester after impressing bosses during work experience. Former Audenshaw School pupil, Laura Elizabeth Larkin, 22, from Denton, Manchester graduates this week with an MSc Forensic Linguistics degree. Laura now works as a Threat and Vulnerability Specialist in IT Security at The Co-operative Bank.  Read more …

Talented young playwright graduates

A local young playwright graduated from Bangor University this week after a successful three years of hard work which has led to the commissioning of his play. Former Ysgol Botwnnog and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor student, Llŷr Titus Hughes, 21, from Sarn, Pwllheli graduated this week with a BA Welsh degree. Read more …

A first class degree for Llŷn student

After an incredible three years, a former Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor student will receive a first class degree during the celebratory graduation ceremonies at Bangor University this week. Not only will Lois Angharad Owens, 21, from Pwllheli graduate with a BA History with Journalism degree, but she will also receive the Blanche Elwy Hughes Prize of £100. Read more …

American media student receives PhD

An American study abroad student who fell in love with north Wales received her PhD at Bangor University this week. Maggie Parke, 31, from Tregarth, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the USA received her doctorate degree in Film Studies after studying at the School of Creative Studies and Media. Read more …

Former BT worker graduates with pride

A research secretary at Bangor University has fulfilled her dream of gaining a degree.

Michelle Williams, 35, from Menai Bridge will graduate with a BA Combined Studies from the School of Lifelong Learning. Read more…

Auf Wiedersehen Rebecca

A modern languages student graduates from Bangor University this week and will soon be heading to Zurich to teach English. Rebecca Earnshaw, 22, form Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough graduated this week with a BA German degree. Read more …

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. Read more …

Media student graduates

A budding writer and director graduated this week at Bangor University after an amazing three years. A former pupil at Wiesbaden American High School in Germany, Sarah Homerstone, 24, received a BA (hons) Creative Studies degree after studying at the School of Creative Industries and Media. Read more…

First class linguist lands dream job

A trilingual graduate is celebrating this week after securing a dream job in Italy. Stephanie James, who studied French, Italian and Spanish at Bangor, turned down an internship with Versace in Milan in order to accept a post as an English teaching assistant at the Sant'Alessandro school in Bergamo, Italy.  Read more …

Local support worker graduates

A Conwy Council employee graduated from Bangor University this week after studying part-time concurrently whilst working full time. Andy Foulkes, 49, from Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay, a support worker with Conwy's Children's Services, graduated this week with a BA in Biopsychosocial Studies in Substance Use from the School of Lifelong Learning. Read more …

Publication date: 20 July 2014