For my final year as an undergraduate at Bangor I’ve undertaken a module named ‘Bio-enterprise and employability’. It’s been a real mixed bag of character enhancing, confidence growing activities, with highly varied guest lectures on anything science related interspersed within. As a large part of the module assessment we’ve had to keep a blog, showcasing … Continue reading Bio-enterprise and employability- a module review
Chris Walker is an international business consultant who has worked with many huge organisations such as Red Bull and Virgin Media. He happens to live in Bangor, so recently- as part of our bio-enterprise module- we received a business start-up masterclass from Chris himself. Planning a business may seem at first glance a piece of … Continue reading To plan a business
A CV is a crucial way of selling yourself to potential employers. It must be short, to the point and lacks any standard ways of grabbing a readers attention such as pictures and colour. For these reasons your words must be perfect. As part of our bio-enterprise module this year we have recently received a … Continue reading Constructing your CV
Roger Leakey is a famous name in the world of Agroforestry, being currently the vice chairman of the International Tree Foundation, and having worked for several organisations in both Scotland and Australia over his career. He also studied at Bangor in 1967 and had not been back since, making returning to give a lecture as … Continue reading Roger Leakey- an ambition for African farmers
There is a wealth of volunteering opportunities available to students at Bangor University , so if you want to gain valuable experiences and feel as though you are helping a wider community, it's certainly the place to study. Garath Williams from UNDEB (Bangor students union) gave this weeks lecture as part of the 'Life and … Continue reading Volunteering at Bangor- a wealth of opportunity!
This weeks bio- enterprise exercise here at uni had us lured into a dragons den. I was certainly nervous enough to face a fire breathing beast... Of course this exercise was based on the very popular television program by the same name, where by budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of successful (and … Continue reading Lured into a dragons den
Last week I attended a 'career cafe' here at Bangor uni- a slightly strange concept that a few of the lecturers have designed to try and get us third years thinking about what direction we should be going in. On my part I'm even more confused... The afternoon started out with five past Bangor uni … Continue reading Not your average cuppa- a career cafe