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KESS 2 at Bangor University showcase ESF funding to Welsh Government delegation

On Friday 14th September a Welsh Government delegation joined KESS 2 participants at Bangor University for a project showcase event hosted at The Management Centre in Bangor. The KESS 2 programme was chosen as a prime example to highlight the benefits of European Social Funds (ESF) and delegates were treated to an exhibition of a… Read more »

Revolutionary bee tracking research project featured on BBC Countryfile

BBC Countryfile

On Sunday 26th August 2018, a Bangor University KESS 2 project researching bee tracking was featured on BBC One’s topical programme Countryfile. Academic supervisor Dr Paul Cross and PhD candidate Jake Shearwood spoke to Matt Baker about the research and development of technology for tracking bees by the means of revolutionary miniature electronic devices, or… Read more »

KESS 2 Awards : The Annual Event : 2018

Awards 2018

On Thursday 26th July 2018 the second KESS 2 Awards, an annual event held for participants of the ESF funded project, was hosted at St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff. The evening consisted of a live competition of engaging presentations, each competing for a chance to win up to two awards; The Sustainability Award… Read more »

Roadside scavengers: Researchers investigate the roadkill we never see

Roadkill scavenging

A new study published in the Journal of Urban Ecology (Oxford University Press), by lead author and KESS 2 student Amy Williams Schwartz of Cardiff University, indicates that the number of wild animals killed by motor vehicles may be much higher than is generally reported or understood. KESS 2 project researchers, working in collaboration with Eco-explore… Read more »

Global award for Bangor University wetland scientist and KESS 2 academic

Prof Chris Freeman

A Bangor University lecturer has received a top international award for his work on understanding some of the world’s most important habitats. Prof Chris Freeman from Bangor University was given the prize after receiving nominations from scientists around the world, who praised him as a leader in his field. The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)… Read more »

Womenspire success for KESS 2 academic supervisor Delyth Prys

Delyth Prys

KESS 2 academic supervisor and head of Bangor University’s Language Technologies Unit, Delyth Prys, has been given an award by Wales’ leading gender-equality charity recently, in recognition for her pioneering work in the field of minority language technologies. Delyth leads a team of programmers, software developers and lexicographers at Bangor University’s Language Technologies Unit, a specialist… Read more »

Non Williams, KESS 2 student, elected for seat in Welsh Government ‘Young People in Agriculture Forum’

KESS 2 would like to extend congratulations to our PhD candidate Non Williams on recently being elected to sit on the Welsh Government’s ‘Young People in Agriculture’ forum in Builth Wells. Non, who is currently researching ‘Optimised management of upland pasture for economic and environmental benefits’ within the ESF funded KESS 2 structure, will be… Read more »

“The Toddlers who took on Dementia”: KESS 2 MRes project features on BBC Wales documentary

The toddlers who took on dementia

“The Toddlers who Took on Dementia” is a BBC Wales documentary that follows three days of planned activities which aimed to examine what happens when nursery children come together with people living with Dementia. Psychologists from Bangor University worked closely with Darlun TV to create person centred activities which were engaging for both ages. The… Read more »