KESS 2 company partner Halen Môn is to receive The Queen’s Award for Enterprise thanks to their continuous commitment to sustainable growth and the environment. Her Majesty announced the awards on her birthday (April 21st), these awards are given on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and the Queen’s Awards Assessment Team. Halen Môn are… Read more »
The KESS 2 website was launched during a presentation evening in the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre in Bangor on 4th April 2017. The new website will give easy-access to key information about the KESS 2 programme, host a library of KESS 2 project case studies, feature the latest available scholarships and be a home… Read more »
KESS 2 is proud to feature in a new collection of case studies highlighting the value to the Welsh economy of research and development activity in universities in Wales. The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) publication Innovation Nation, which was launched at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on 30th March 2017, is the… Read more »
On Sunday, 12th March 2017, KESS 2 PhD student Pip Jones (Bangor University) and her ‘Electric Weather Sheep’ featured on the BBC agricultural show Countryfile as part of a programme looking back on farming methods in Snowdonia over the past 60 years. The KESS 2 funded project, which is supported by European Social Funds (ESF),… Read more »
Former KESS PhD student, Dr Iliana Bista, has published her latest research in the prestigious ‘Nature Communications’ with studies focusing on environmental DNA at Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia National Park. Read the full story on Bangor University’s news page here: www.bangor.ac.uk/biology/news/
Congratulations to our very own KESS 2 student Kathryn Howard on being awarded one of three ‘Women in Science’ scholarships at Bangor University. Kathryn, 24, from St Austell, is studying for an MRes in the School of Electrical Engineering and is conducting research into microwave engineering. The scholarships were awarded to three outstanding female students… Read more »
KESS 2, which is led by Bangor University on behalf of the higher education sector in Wales, was awarded the Partnership Award and the Award for New Process was won by Dr Steffan Thomas of Bangor University and Sain Recordiau Cyf/Sain Records Ltd. This was also a project fulfilled through the previous KESS scheme and a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).
In a world where most of us spend a large part of our lives at work, we need to create environment that fosters productivity, motivation and in-work support. A student at Bangor University has been given just this task. Kate Isherwood, a PhD student in the School of Psychology will be researching the use of Positive Psychology and Behaviour Change techniques, in the workplace, under the supervision of Professor John Parkinson.
A KESS 2 funded PhD project at Bangor University has been recognised as ‘cutting-edge’ whilst featuring in articles on the BBC News website and Diabetes.co.uk, the largest online diabetes community in Europe. Benefitting from European Social Funds (ESF) accessed through KESS 2, the doctoral-level research project collaborates with company partners ConvaTec Ltd. and crosses two… Read more »
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships 2 (KESS 2), a £36m project funded by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government, was officially launched at Bangor University by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM on 26th July, 2016.