Author: Emily Rimmer

Editor 2016/17 Deputy Editor - Design 2015/16 Health & Beauty 2014/15

Bangor University has released  that they may be planning cuts to staff. The news comes as a shock to staff as they learned of the news through their union representative, Unison Cymru/Wales. Bangor University has told the unions that redundancies are very likely among staff as they look to make cuts over the next two years to reduce costs. It is not known as yet exactly how many jobs will be at risk as a result of these cuts. The university issued a statement to Unison Cymru/Wales on the 11th May 2017 stating it was “currently in a very difficult…

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This year Seren will be giving away a ticket to Bangor University’s Summer Ball organised by Academi. These tickets are worth £50 each and are likely to sell out soon. Terms: – Entrants must be Bangor University Students (not a member of Seren) – Entrants must be over 18 – Entry will close 12pm (midday) 16/05/2017 – Winner will be picked at random using a random number generator – Winner will be contacted 19/05/2016 and have 24hrs to respond and say they still want the tickets. If they don’t respond their win will be forfeited and another winner picked Just…

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Bangor University has been nominated for more awards than any other University, admit the release of the nominations for this years Whatuni Award 2017. Bangor has been shortlisted for 10 out of 12 awards including: University of the Year Student Support Job Prospects Clubs and Societies University Facilities Accommodation Course and Lectures International Postgraduate Giving Back This years awards has introduced two new categories of ‘Postgraduate’, which shows what University gives the best opportunities to their postgraduates and ‘Giving back’, which students are asked to rate their University on how much they give back to the community. There has been…

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A successful third year Bangor University student has been released hours before she was due to be deported following a failed asylum application. Shiromini Satkunarajah and her mother Roshani were released from the Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre, Bedfordshire, where they have been held since Thursday after being arrested at Bangor Police station. This decision follows days of campaigning against the deportation order from the local MP Hywel Williams, Bangor University, Undeb Bangor and a massive social media campaign that saw over 80,000 people sign a change.org petition. It is believed that the Bishops of London and Bangor were among the…

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The Sabbatical Officers nominations closed on Monday 6th of February and the candidates have now been announced. A total of 17 candidates have been attracted to the positions of the Sabbatical team, which the Students Union stated as “another great year of nominations”. The nominations are as followed: President Katy Hughes Martin Kimber Panagiotis Kokkos Ruth Plant Elizabeth Strange Vice President for Education Ankita Goyal Helen Marchant Katarine Roberts Vice President for Sport Thomas Lee Jerico Nepomuceno Tatenda Shonhiwa Lily Stokes Vice President Societies and Volunteering Mohammed Abdulla Falah Hamza Matthew Day Chloe Stone James Williams UMCB President Mirain Roberts…

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Local artist displays new public art exhibition at Pontio You may have noticed certain pieces of technology that have been appearing throughout Pontio over the past couple of months. These pieces are part of a public art commission called ‘Changing Light’. The artist behind the collection of works is called Jessica Lloyd-Jones. Jessica is a local artist based in LLangollen. She is a visual artist who merges art, science and technology as she investigates the interaction of materials and processes with light. She does this by creating artworks and installations that encourage us as an audience, to look at the…

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On Monday 5th December, Bangor University held a new awards night focusing on research excellence within the University. The night was held at Pontio and shone a light on outstanding research done by teams and individuals. The Awards were devised to celebrate the individual achievements of academic staff at different career points, including rising stars, a Doctoral student and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Awards celebrating an outstanding project or programmes within the Sciences and the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences and for an International project were also presented. Professor John G Hughes, Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University said: “Research is…

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A vegan restaurant in Bangor is refusing to take the new £5 note of its customers. Voltaire, a vegan restaurant, has recently stated on their Facebook site that they will no longer accept the new £5 note due to the fact it has been found to contain animal fat, tallow. Rachael Phoenix, the owner of Voltaire, released a statement on the restaurants Facebook site yesterday stating: “most of you will be aware of the current issues in relation to the new £5 note. We have decided not to accept the notes here at Voltaire as a stand against using animal…

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Sam Wills, a.k.a Tape Face, is an experienced stand-up comedian who is currently travelling the UK on his tour. The tour consists of 50 shows and he is making a stop in Bangor at Pontio on the 3rd November. You may recognise him from America’s Got Talent where he went all the way to the live shows, John Bishop’s show on BBC 1 and The Royal Variety Performance on ITV. He kindly took the time out of his busy schedule to talk to us. Have you always wanted to perform? I was given a magic set at the age of…

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The month of September saw the launch of a brand new University campaign focused on student feedback. The ‘TogetherWe…’ campaign was created in partnership with Undeb Bangor (your Students’ Union) to create a bridge that allows staff and students to work together, creating a better student experience. The campaign offers a lot of opportunities to give feedback on your course and other aspects of student life. One example is the module evaluation surveys after each semester the results of which are looked at by lecturers, Heads of School, Dean of Colleges and the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning. Meetings…

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Bangor University places in UK’s Top 15 for student satisfaction Results from the annual independent National Student Survey (NSS), which is completed by students each year, has placed Bangor University among the UK’s top 15 universities. Bangor University students gave an overall satisfaction rating of 90%, rivalling such institutes as Oxford and Cambridge University. This is now the third year in a row Bangor University has delivered such a high level of student satisfaction with senior staff at the university putting the success down to the high standard of teaching and individual’s student experience. “These results reflect the excellent standard…

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Staff and students at Bangor University are queueing up to join Sign Language courses provided at the University. Through the University’s Widening Access Centre, the decision was made to provide a number of Deaf Awareness and 10 week Introduction to Sign language courses to staff and students. “One way of counteracting any possible discrimination felt by the estimated 254,000 deaf people in the UK  is to ensure that as many barriers as possible are removed for them. Providing access to training for our own staff and students is one small step that we can make to this end,” says Widening Access Centre…

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Bangor University Rugby League had a week to remember capping off a fine season with a brilliant win against fierce rivals Aberystwyth University Rugby League before raising over £500 at a charity event. The varsity match started in controversy as Treborth playing fields were deemed unplayable by the match referee upon inspection. However thanks to Menai Bridge RFC we were able to play at an alternate venue. After a hard battle with both sides having periods of dominance, Aberystwyth could not handle the link up play between Bangor’s forwards and backs which has been a big focus on development for…

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The 14th of April saw the ‘Whatuni Student Choice Awards’ come round for another year. The awards were hosted in London with special guest  presenter and comedian Jimmy Carr announcing the results on the night. The awards are special because they are voted for by students and only students. This year over 25,000 votes from 125 universities were verified, making that 5,000 more votes than last year. Overall, 39 universities were officially nominated into categories that reflect the aspects of student experience including: city life, student support, clubs and societies, accommodation, international, student union, university facilities, course and lectures, job…

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The summer months are fast approaching us, even though it doesn’t seem like it at the moment, the sun will be out and before you know it you will be relaxing on a beach somewhere tropical but before that happens I need to tell you all the top beauty products to stock up on to keep yourself looking fresh. The summer months are notorious for drying things out and this is no exception when it comes to your lips. My summer beauty essential for your lips is the ‘Maybelline Baby Lips’ lip balm. I have been using this product for…

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Used to seeing celebrities and fitness fanatics sipping on their bottles of green juice, they are now getting their health kick from green stuff in bowls. Though it may not look the most appetising, ‘souping’ has become the new crave with celebrities like Jenifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow eating green soups for break, lunch and dinner. Like a traditional juice diet, ‘souping’ is thought to ease the load on your digestive system and allow it to be cleansed and recalibrated to maximum efficiency but with feeling like a more satisfying meal. The vegetable soup contains tons of fiber, vitamins…

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