Author: seren

Street Law is a community-based, student-run project that aims to improve legal understanding amongst local people. Street Law aims to distribute useful legal knowledge to people in the local communities who would not normally have easy access to the legal issues and information that might affect them. The project sees Bangor Law students delivering interactive presentations on topics including Stop and Search, Anti-social Behaviour Law, Consumer Law and Employment Law free of charge to organisations such as Youth Clubs and secondary schools. In the area of Consumer Law our presentation aims to inform the audience of their rights when it…

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Did you know that a whole army of Course Reps are elected by students every year to represent students’ views about their learning experience? Any kind of student can become a Course Rep; undergraduate, first year, final year, postgraduate or researcher. They can be 18 or 80, live in halls or at home, come from down the road or all the way from China! They all have one thing in common; they care about having the best academic experience possible, and helping their classmates and colleagues to do the same. Course Reps have made a huge difference at Bangor over…

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by Emma & Micha At 17:30 on Friday 22rd March 2013, Micha and I set off from Bangor Students Union building on Jailbreak, with the hope of travelling the country for free. We had 30 hours to travel as far as possible away from Bangor with one catch, we weren’t allowed to spend any money. So, looking truly ridiculous dressed as two penguins, we hitched a lift with a friend in the direction of Manchester and set off on our journey. After a long and treacherous car journey through the snow, wind and rain, we were dropped off at Manchester…

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Imagine arriving in a country with no money, nowhere to stay, no knowledge of the area or contacts and absolutely no knowledge of the language. That’s the position we found ourselves in a few weeks ago stood in Sofia Airport, Bulgaria. We decided to take on the Jailbreak Challenge organised by RAG where we had 30 hours to get as far away from Bangor as possible without spending any of our own money. This was in order to raise money for KidsCan; a charity that researches cures and treatments for cancer in children. We spent weeks fundraising in our Superwoman…

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Below is the current timetable for this year’s Varsity event taking place in Aberyswyth on Saturday 16th February. The matches are taking place at a number of venues as explained below:  Cage  Track/Field  Sports Hall  Blaendolau  Synthetic Pitch  Newquay  Squash Courts  Town Tennis Club  Pool  Students’ Union

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Published in 1847, Wuthering Heights is Emily Bronte’s only novel. Despite initially receiving mixed reviews – with critics describing it as a “strange, inartistic story”, it has since risen to classic status. The story opens with Mr Lockwood visiting Wuthering Heights, a depreciated manor house in Yorkshire. Due to bad weather, he was forced to stay the night, where he begins to discover more about the history of the area. The reader is introduced to Cathy and Heathcliff, former lovers, before following their tumultuous relationship through the years. As a reader, I was fifteen when I first encountered the novel. Assuming…

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Having overseen promotion to the 1st division in a local table tennis league last season, club captain Andrew Leach, 21, is keen to see continued improvements. “Since becoming club captain, the major change is competing in the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) league. Playing against other universities has taken the playing standard to a higher level” said Leach. Now in his final year of studying Biology, Leach is also in his second year of being club captain. “It can be hard work but very rewarding. I have learned a lot about organisation and have met a lot of people.…

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We’ve all been in a situation where skelping an infuriatingly loud eater seems like the only option. But despite its endemic frequency, there may be hope for an end to excess saliva. Exasperated, Joe’s tether has finally been broken…   You and I have met before. We’ve watched films together and sat in the same library; we’ve shared the same carriage on a cross-country train, you with your inexhaustible supplies and I with my tired ears. You feel happy when we’re together; I can see it in your mouth and hear it in my head at night. But without exception, each time…

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This article is partially a follow up to the first one written in the last edition of Seren. The overall results of the 41 Policing authorities are as follows; Conservatives (15) Labour (13) Independent (10) and Zero tolerance policing (1). The results do confirm all of the predictions made before the election, that the turnout would struggle to reach 20% in many places and indeed the turnout nationally didn’t reach 20%. The government failed to adequately advertise the PCC elections; it failed to communicate effectively what the PCC’s would do and yet managed to spend a hundred million pounds on this…

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Skyrim DLC delay for PS3 Playstation 3 players of the hugely popular open world RPG, Skyrim, will be left even more frustrated after Bethesda released yet more downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version. Xbox players are now enjoying their 3rd DLC, Dragonborn, which adds an entirely new map,a large new main quest line and new enemies , whereas Playstation gamers are still waiting for their first. A release date has been confirmed for Dragonborn, which will appease PS3 gamers a little; however they are still being left in the dark over any potential release of the other 2 DLC’s,…

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Starbucks is planning to change the way it operates so that it will end up paying corporation tax in the UK. Despite being one of the biggest competitors and having almost one-third of the UK coffee shop market, Starbucks has paid corporation tax only once in the past 15 years. Corporation tax is paid by foreign companies on profits made in the UK, while UK-based companies pay corporation tax on their taxable profits wherever they are made. In a report published on Monday, Public Accounts Committee chairwoman Margaret Hodge said HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) needed to be “more aggressive…

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T’was a long time ago, longer now than it seems, in a film that perhaps you saw in your teens. This film that you are invited to see, will not be charging any kind of fee. In case you did NOT get the clue, BAWLS (Bangor Animation Watchers and Lovers Society) will be showing the seasonal classic The Nightmare Before Christmas on the 9th of December. Jack, Sally and the Boogyman will be waiting in Main arts lecture room 3 at 6pm, waiting for an eager audience, hope to see lots of people there!

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Well look at how fast the year is ade Ball hosted by Psych Society and going already and soon it will Nightline, there are still some tickets left be Christmas! I can’t wait to see and it promises to be an amazing night. what Santa has for me and for Nightline! Last year he gave me a teddy bear and he is still one of my dear friends who’s always there to listen to me, kind of like how Nightline is always around too. If you ever need to talk to anyone no mat- ter what it’s about then Nightline…

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A man charged with punching another man unconscious before breaking his ankle has been imprisoned for three years. Ralph Richards, of Rhuddlan, was accused of intentionally targeting the victim, Anthony Webster, whom he attacked on the property of The New Inn, Rhuddlan. The Recorder, Duncan Bould, told Mold Crown Court how the intoxicated Mr Richards purposefully targeted the victim: “Mr Richards made a beeline for the victim…approaching him in such a way that he was unable to see you [Richards] coming”. Mr Webster was knocked unconscious in the attack, but instead of ceasing in his actions  Richards continued to beat…

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With the closure of the UK’s largest care provider for the elderly last year, proposals have been proposed for greater oversight of the providers’ finances. With the collapse of Southern Cross Healthcare 750 care homes were also closed, leaving tens of thousands of elderly without a care home. The new proposals have been suggested in order to prevent such incidents occurring again. The proposals have been are being seen as a step in the right direction as Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, described the proposals as being long overdue, a view…

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A student convicted of hacking the computer system of his high school has received a 12-month community order. Southampton University student Matthew Higgins, 20, formerly a pupil at the school Eirias High in Colwyn Bay, was charged with gaining unauthorized access to the school’s system in March 2011, and attempting to do so again two months later. Higgins has also been sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work. Higgins gained access by posing as the parent of a female pupil, requesting the password for the parental portal from the teacher in charge of the computer system. After he was provided…

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