Tag: PhD

Connecting Generations – Celebrating and learning event 11/4/19

Following the popular series “Hen Blant Bach” and “The Toddlers that took on dementia” on S4C and BBC Wales, Dr Catrin Hedd Jones and her KESS MREs student Mirain Llwyd Roberts, are working with Gwynedd Council and Grŵp Cynefin Housing to invite practitioners to share and celebrate the growing intergenerational work in the UK. Three… Read more »

Hen Blant Bach wins Silver in International Film & Television Award

Original article posted by Bangor University: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/hen-blant-bach-wins-silver-in-international-film-television-award-36444 A programme, of which Bangor University was an integral part, has won a Silver Award in the 2018 New York Festivals International Film and Television Awards. Hen Blant Bach, a production by Darlun production company won the Award in the Community Portraits documentary category. The series was a new… Read more »

Five ingenious ways snakes manipulate their bodies to hunt and survive

This article by Tom Major, KESS 2 PhD candidate in Biological Sciences at Bangor University, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Do a quick search for “snakes” in the news and you’ll find people terrified, bitten or, sadly, killed by these creatures. Many of us fear their slithering ways and researchers have found evidence which… Read more »

Documenting three good things could improve your mental well-being in work

The Conversation

Article by Kate Isherwood, KESS 2 PhD Student (School of Psychology, Bangor University). Originally published by The Conversation on September 4, 2017. Read the original article. The UK is facing a mental health crisis in the workplace. Around 4.6m working people – 7% of the British population – suffer from either depression or anxiety. In total, 25% of all EU citizens will report a… Read more »

EU funded research projects showcased at KESS 2 Awards event

KESS 2 Awards 2017

On Thursday 27th July at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, ESF funded project KESS 2 presented awards to three competition winners during an engaging evening of live Presentations and an exhibition of Research Images, titled ‘Making Waves’. The event, attended by students, companies and academics, showcased just some of the ongoing EU funded research… Read more »

KESS 2 students share a selfie to celebrate Europe Day 2017

Funding from the European Social Fund (ESF), accessed through KESS 2, enables students to undertake higher-level research study in Wales across a variety of projects in collaboration with company partners. On 9th May 2017, our KESS 2 students celebrated Europe Day by sharing with us a #EuropeDaySelfie and told us a little bit more about how EU funds have… Read more »

KESS 2 funded Electric Sheep project featured on BBC Countryfile highlighting innovative study in agricultural productivity in Snowdonia

Electric Weather Sheep

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 »

Positive Psychology project aims to improve work place wellbeing and individuals job prospects in Rhyl

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.