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Encyclopedia > University of Wales, Bangor
University of Wales, Bangor
Prifysgol Cymru, Bangor
UWB coat of arms
Motto Gorau Dawn Deall
(The Best Gift is Understanding)
Established 1884
Chancellor HRH the Prince of Wales
President Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, AM
Vice-Chancellor Professor Merfyn Jones
Pro-Chancellor Dafydd Wigley
Students 9 500
Location Bangor, Wales, UK
Colours
                       
Affiliations University of Wales
Website http://www.bangor.ac.uk/

The University of Wales, Bangor (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Bangor) is a constituent institution of the University of Wales based in the city of Bangor in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales, United Kingdom. The university occupies a substantial proportion of the city and also has some departments in Wrexham. One of the university's key selling-points is its location between Snowdonia and the island of Anglesey. Image File history File links The coat of arms of the University of Wales, Bangor (UWB) with the universitys name above it. ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor; born Windsor, 14 November 1948), is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Baron Elis-Thomas of Nant Conwy, AM, is a UK politician from Wales. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... Professor Merfyn Jones is a historian, broadcaster, governor of the BBC and vice-chancellor of the University of Wales, Bangor. ... Dafydd Wigley The Right Honourable Dafydd Wigley (born April 1, 1943) is a Welsh politician. ... Bangor, in north Wales, is one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd in... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a federal university founded in 1893. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a federal university founded in 1893. ... Bangor, in north Wales, is one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd in... Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is an industrial town in north-east Wales, close to the English border with Cheshire. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Anglesey (Welsh: , pronounced (IPA)), is an island and county at the northwestern extremity of north Wales. ...

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Other names

UWB has been known at various times as the University College of North Wales (UCNW, in Welsh Coleg Prifysgol Gogledd Cymru) and University College, Bangor (UCB, Coleg y Brifysgol, Bangor) – not to be confused with the University College of Bangor (UCB), which is a campus of the University of Maine at Augusta. It is often referred to as Bangor University. Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The University of Maine at Augusta, established in 1965 as a member of the University of Maine system, is the largest university in the system of eight Maine colleges. ...


History

The university was founded as the University College of North Wales in October 1884 as the result of a campaign for better HE provision in Wales, and was incorporated by charter a year later, in 1885. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd in... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


The university was originally based in an old coaching inn called the Penrhyn Arms (which housed its 58 students and 12 teaching staff), but in 1911 it moved to a much larger new building which is now the old part of the Main Arts Building (M) (see image below). This building was designed by Henry Hare and opened by King Edward VII. 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Henry Thomas Hare (1861–1921) was an Edwardian English architect, who was responsible for a trail of municipal buildings around Britain. ... Edward VII King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Emperor of India His Majesty King Edward VII (9 November 1841–6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth realms, and the Emperor of India. ...


Its students received degrees from the University of London until 1893 when UWB became a founding constituent institution of the federal University of Wales. The University of London is a federation of colleges and institutes which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ... The University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a federal university founded in 1893. ...


In 1898, the red-bricked Rathbone Accommodation Halls were built. They are named after Lady Rathbone, one of the early patrons of the University. 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1967, UWB was the venue for the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's lectures in Transcendental Meditation, at which The Beatles learnt of the death of their manager, Brian Epstein. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (born Mahesh Prasad Varma) [1] is the creator of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and leader of the Transcendental Meditation Movement, based on the principles of Mantra Shastra espoused by the Adi Shankara (c. ... // Transcendental Meditation or TM is a trademarked form of meditation introduced in 1958 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. ... The Beatles, an English musical group from Liverpool, are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful popular music artists in history. ... Brian Epstein, The Beatles manager and a force behind the groups early success. ...


In 1996, Coleg Normal was merged with the university, which now has over 9000 students, as well as a franchise cooperation with Athens Metropolitan College located in Athens, Greece. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Greece and the birthplace of democracy. ...

Main Arts and other UWB buildings from Bangor Mountain
Main Arts and other UWB buildings from Bangor Mountain

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1275x750, 252 KB) Bangor University principal buildings Author: User:Velela. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1275x750, 252 KB) Bangor University principal buildings Author: User:Velela. ... Bangor Mountain is a scarp face of a hill below which the city of Bangor in Wales, UK, sits. ...

The Principals (now Vice Chancellors)

The university has had a total of 6 principals/vice chancellors and they are as follows:


Harry Reichel - Principal 1884-1927


David Emrys Evans - Principal 1927-1958


Sir Charles Evans - Principal 1958-1984


Eric Sunderland - Principal (vice chancellor) 1984-1995


Professor Roy Evans - Vice chancellor 1995-2004 Professor Roy Evans CBE MSc PhD FREng FICE FIStructE is a native of Llandysul in Ceredigion (Wales), and a graduate of Swansea, he became Professor of Civil and Structural Engineering in Cardiff University, where he spent 26 years of his career. ...


Professor Merfyn Jones - Vice chancellor 2004-present Professor Merfyn Jones is a historian, broadcaster, governor of the BBC and vice-chancellor of the University of Wales, Bangor. ...


Famous alumni and staff

  • Tony Conran - poet and translator. Was Reader in English and Tutor until 1983. Conran has a large number of books in print and has been a published poet since the 1950's. Edited and translated the standard text of Welsh poetry in translation, 'Welsh Verse' (1967/1986).
  • A.H. Dodd - historian
  • Bill Fay - singer/musician and recording artist. Studied Electronics in 1960s.
  • Tony Gillam - musician and writer. Studied English and French.
  • Sir John Morris-Jones - welsh grammarian
  • Professor Ron Pethig - Carried out significant research in developing improved methods of cancer detection and treatment.
  • Professor Kennedy Orton - Physical Organic Chemist, leading ground-breaking work and making the Bangor Chemistry Department one of the most important in the UK in the years after the 1st World War (Chem. Soc. Reviews (1998) 27, 355 - 366). The main lecture theatre in the Chemistry Department at Bangor is now named after him.
  • Derek Ratcliffe - botanist, zoologist and nature conservationist, did his PhD at Bangor.
  • John Sessions - actor, studied English (original name John Marshall)
  • Philip Pullman - author is an honorary fellow (though he did not study at Bangor)

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Departments

The University of Wales, Bangor has a long tradition of academic excellence which continues to this day. Over half of the academic departments at Bangor received an 'Excellent' rating for the quality of teaching, and the University's performance in the latest Research Assessment Exercise confirms their status as a world-class research institution. This is further highlighted by their recent success in doubling the number of research contracts won, bringing Bangor's research contract income to £20M.


As of 2005 the University of Wales, Bangor is broken down into 4 faculties. These are then broken down into smaller departments and schools.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Business and Regional Development, Communication and Media, ELCOS (English Language Courses for Overseas Students), English, History and Welsh History, Linguistics & English Language, Modern Languages, Music, Social Sciences and Law, Theology and Religious Studies, Welsh.


Faculty of Science and Engineering: Agricultural & Forest Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Informatics (Electronics and Computer Science) Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Psychology, Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences.


Faculty of Education: Department of Lifelong Learning, Education.


Faculty of Health Studies: Nursing, Midwifery & Health Studies, Radiography.


Halls of residence

Accommodation is guaranteed for all single, undergraduate first year students at Bangor. There are over 2,000 rooms available in halls of residence, and all of the accommodation is within easy walking distance of the University, and includes some 800 en-suite study rooms. Halls of residence in British English (commonly referred to as halls, and to a lesser extent hall) are a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students, similar to dormitories in the United States. ...


The main types of accommodation are: Catered Accommodation, Self-Catered Accommodation, En-suite Accommodation and Shared Facilities Accommodation.


There are 4 residential sites:


Normal Site - situated on the shores of the Menai Strait next to the School of Education and School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences and the closest residences to the School of Ocean Sciences in Menai Bridge.


St. Mary's Site - situated on a hill overlooking the centre of Bangor, and very close to the Science Departments and School of Informatics. St. Mary's is also ideally situated for Bangor High Street's shops and nightlife.


College Road Site - located a stone's throw from the original Top College building in Upper Bangor, and departments such as Psychology, Music and the School of Business and Regional Development. This site also has two accommodation halls - the Welsh speaking John Morris Jones, and the English speaking Rathbone halls. Neuadd John Morris Jones started it's life in 1974 and has, along with its equivalent Neuadd Pantycelyn in Aberystwyth, became a hub of Welsh identity and Nationalism. It is also the main focal point of Welsh language activities of the University and is an integral part of UMCB, which is the Welsh Student Union, part of the main Student Union body. The hall itself is affectionately known as 'JMJ' to all its current students and alumni. John Morris Jones was named after the first professor of Welsh at the University.


Ffriddoedd Site - the largest accommodation site is in Upper Bangor about 10 minutes walk from Top College, the Science Site and city centre. This site includes a coffee shop, laundrette, bar and 6 en-suite buildings (Bryn Dinas, Cefn y Coed, Elidir, Y Borth, Tegfan, Glyder) all constructed in the mid 1990s. It also houses the Maes Glas sports hall, open to the community and students which received national lottery grant funding.

Neuadd Reichel opened in 1942 and was named after Sir Harry Rudolf Reichel, first principal of the university. A large extension was completed in 1950.
Plas Gwyn opened early 1960s.
Neuadd Emrys Evans opened approximately 1967.

New University halls are due to be constructed on the Ffriddeodd site in two phases. Phase One will be that of two new buildings constructed on what is currently playing fields. Phase Two will see the demolition of the derelict 1960s structures, and further new builds erected in their place. Residents' main objections regard the height of the structures following the previous building project in the mid 1990s which included Bryn Dinas, a 7 storey building which can be seen from several miles in all directions.


Private halls of residence

A private hall of residence called 'Neuadd Willis' has been built (2006), encorporating the old listed British Hotel with a new build extension to the rear. This project is run by Watkin Jones (a local building firm) and Carlton North Wales Ltd and is not a University owned or managed hall. Local residents have mixed feelings about such developments, some feel it will ease pressure on the housing stock in the city, whilst others fear that it will create too much of a concentration of students in a given area.


See also

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Constituent Institutions: Aberystwyth | Bangor | Newport | NEWI | UWIC | Lampeter | Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama | SIHE | Swansea | Trinity College, Carmarthen Image File history File links Uni_of_wales. ... The University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a federal university founded in 1893. ... Affiliations University of Wales, AMBA, ACU, Universities UK, HiPACT Website www. ... The University of Wales, Newport is a University of Wales institution located in Newport. ... The North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI) is a higher education institution based in Wrexham. ... The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) is a college of the University of Wales situated in Cardiff. ... University of Wales, Lampeter Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan   University of Wales, Lampeter (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan) is a university in Lampeter, Wales, the oldest degree awarding institution in Wales, and the third oldest in England and Wales after Oxford and Cambridge. ... The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is a conservatoire located in Cardiff. ... // Swansea Institute of Higher Education Swansea Institute of Higher Education was born in 1992, when it achieved its status as an independent Higher Education Corporation, but its roots go back over 150 years. ... Swansea University (officially the University of Wales, Swansea; Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Abertawe) is a constituent institution of the federal University of Wales, located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. ... Trinity College, Carmarthen Trinity College, Carmarthen is a higher education college in Carmarthen, West Wales. ...

Affiliated/Linked Institutions: Cardiff The main building of Cardiff University Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Cardiff University Cardiff University (Welsh: Prifysgol Caerdydd) is a leading university located in the civic centre of Cardiff, Wales. ...

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University of Wales, Bangor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1369 words)
The University of Wales, Bangor (UWB) is a constituent institution of the University of Wales based in the city of Bangor in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales, United Kingdom.
UWB has been known at various times as the University College of North Wales (UCNW, in Welsh Coleg Prifysgol Gogledd Cymru) and University College, Bangor (UCB, Coleg y Brifysgol, Bangor) – not to be confused with the University College of Bangor (UCB), which is a campus of the University of Maine at Augusta.
In 1967, UWB was the venue for the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's lectures in Transcendental Meditation, at which The Beatles learnt of the death of their manager, Brian Epstein.
University of Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (787 words)
The Chancellor of the University of Wales is HRH the Prince of Wales and the Pro-Chancellor is the ex-politician Dafydd Wigley.
The senior Vice-Chancellor is Professor Antony Chapman, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
The University was composed of colleges until 1996, when the University was reorganised with a two-tier structure of member institutions in order to absorb the Cardiff Institute of Higher Education (which became the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)) and the Gwent College of Higher Education (which became University of Wales College, Newport (UWCN)).
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