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The WiFi is fast and there are plenty of options for food. I never see student union but the campus always has something to do

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By member1325695
On 8th January 17

Applying to Bangor University

Entry Requirements:

176-191 UCAS Points

Average range for Bangor University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Offers:
6,710
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Applications:
7,730
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Offer rate:
86.8%
Acceptances:
1,840
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Applicants:
6,710
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Acceptance rate:
27.42%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 25th January 2018. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.

Bangor University Reputation

Bangor University is located in North West Wales, Gwynedd. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 11,270 students are enrolled at Bangor University:

- 8,880 of these students come from the UK
- 505 come from other EU countries
- And 1,880 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2016/17)

The graduate outcomes for Bangor University show that six months after leaving university, 94% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Bangor University, is £19,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th March 19

I love this university, I appreciate the support given rather it be personal or academic related. Just knowing that there are individuals within the university that offer support for anything makes me feel very well assured and not alone. This university provides many opportunities for one to grow, an example would be the volunteering opportunities in which I am involved in many. I have acquired many interpersonal and valuable skills that I feel will make me stand out when putting in applications for a job, project or any work opportunity.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th March 19

Great experience through the 3 years

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th March 19

Very supportive staff and all facilities needed within a walking distance. Dedicated lecturers across the board.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th March 19

Idilic university & location. There is a huge course availability. Academic excellence in a fantastic location. Ideal for those who want to be amongst the best in their fields and love the outdoors & exploring. Theres also vibrant night life and two main disco clubs.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th March 19

Great coastal location in north wales, between the isle of anglesey and the mountains of snowdonia rising over 1,000m right next. Brutal nature & university. Lecturers are amongst the best in their fields. You have all the facilities you could ever need whatever course you're on. Bangor town is small but has practically everything you could buy and 5 huge supermarkets on a town of under 20,000 habitants of which half are bangor university students! Pretty amazing.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th February 19

They offer lots of support and the societies are very varied as well

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th February 19

The University has great sport facilities which fill all club/society requirements well. Just a beautiful and friendly place to study at. I have just really enjoyed my time here.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th February 19

One of the best things about Bangor University is the wide variety of books available in the library as I’ve never struggled to find a relevant book to be able to do my work, also the societies are fantasric as there is everything for everyon, from sports to dog walking to even a tea time society. Also I always know where to find help as I get emailed for careers advice updates and I also know that my lecturers are always happy to help.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th February 19

Its been great here the university is very supportive and theres lots to get involved in! Would recommend.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th February 19

It’s been the best three years of my life!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th February 19

As a marine biology student I firmly believe that attending Bangor university is one of the best options you can take to give you the best chance at making a career in the field for yourself. The lab facilities are superb, the teaching is excellent and geographically it is perfectly situated. Salt marshes, Rocky shores, Sandy shores and much more all within half an hour of the campus as well as the Menai straight. The other geography of Bangor that’s great is that virtually any extra curricular activity you want to do, be it climbing in the mountains of snowdonia or surfing the Irish Sea it’s all easy accessible to students.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th February 19

Fantastic university with fantastic lecturers and a wide selection of courses to choose from!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 19

Bangor University is amazing! I feel so at home here and everyone is so welcoming. The staff are always willing to help with any concerns and the teaching is great.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th February 19

The university itself has limited social facilities for students but there are multiple pubs and two clubs in the area. However, the university has a good amount of academic resources available. The university is good for those who enjoy sports and the outdoors as there are multiple clubs available for these sorts of activities.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd February 19

Very nice place to be for a student!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st February 19

Great university with a great variety of facilities and courses to choose from

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th January 19

Great university. I’m in my first year and have had a great time so far. Knowledgable and passionate staff- always lots of help if needed.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th January 19

The Best, supportive and kind lecturers in the Welsh School! Efficient library and beautiful building. Vast variety of societies and communities, many and constant job fairs, and lots of fun at the annual summer ball!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th January 19

Amazing university but quite far from anything else. Very small town uni if that is what you’re looking for

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th January 19

Amazing people and the freshers was amazing for meeting everyone. Needs more clubs though

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th January 19

Bangor is everything I wanted a university to be

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th January 19

Bangor is a beautiful university and I have have really enjoyed studying here. The staff are so supportive and enthusiastic and have really helped me through my degree.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th January 19

Bangor is an amazing place with tutors and lecturers who care about their subjects more than anything else. It’s a beautiful town full of character. It needs a lot more credit than it receives. You are cared about and looked after.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th January 19

Bangor is an amazing place with tutors and lecturers who care about their subjects more than anything else. It’s a beautiful town full of character. It needs a lot more credit than it receives. You are cared about and looked after.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th January 19

Amazing University. Couldn't have been better.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th January 19

Bangor University is a great place to study! With Snowdonia on your door step and anglesey just across the bridge, there is something for everyone! The Halls of Residence accommodation is very nice and the on site gym (membership is included with halls fees) has fantastic facilities. Everything is very accessible and within easy walking distance, and there is also excellent train links to and from the city.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th January 19

University is in a beautiful location, with lots of clubs, societies and activities. The University campus is good, and the Halls campuses are also excellent.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th January 19

Bangor university has provided a really safe, helpful environment for me to study. Campus facilities are definitely adequate with 3 seperate libraries and plenty of space to study in quet areas. Theres a new, modern arts centre with lots of food outlets and a modern place to study too. Lecture rooms are sometimes too hot or too cold or theres too many students been paced in them. Uni computers are new and of really good quality, with printing prices reasonable too! As for gym, we have a state of the art gym to support all manner of societies. The careers advice service has been absolutely fantastic with an 'employability award' scheme to show your extra curricular efforts you do whilst studying. I'm proud to say that I'm a student at Bangor University.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th January 19

Bangor university has provided a really safe, helpful environment for me to study. Campus facilities are definitely adequate with 3 seperate libraries and plenty of space to study in quet areas. Theres a new, modern arts centre with lots of food outlets and a modern place to study too. Uni computers are new and of really good quality, with printing prices reasonable too! As for gym, we have a state of the art gym to support all manner of societies. The careers advice service has been absolutely fantastic with an 'employability award' scheme to show your extra curricular efforts you do whilst studying. I'm proud to say that I'm a student at Bangor University.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th January 19

Bangor university has provided a really safe, helpful environment for me to study. Campus facilities are definitely adequate with 3 seperate libraries and plenty of space to study in quet areas. Theres a new, modern arts centre with lots of food outlets and a modern place to study too. Uni computers are new and of really good quality, with printing prices reasonable too! As for gym, we have a state of the art gym to support all manner of societies. The careers advice service has been absolutely fantastic with an 'employability award' scheme to show your extra curricular efforts you do whilst studying. I'm proud to say that I'm a student at Bangor University.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd January 19

Thought the place was amazing till I found out they were gonna get rid of my course and now it's making my worry about the quality of my course. Up until now my course has been amazing and it would be a shame to lose it!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd January 19

Brilliant university, warm, welcoming and supportive. Loving the course! Beautiful scenery with the view of the mountains. It's sadly so underrated

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st July 18

Excellent facilities! Brilliant gym and everything within walking distance (if you like hills)

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 17th July 18

The accommodation is trash. Don't think about going into the older buildings because they are so disgusting. They are literally falling apart as we speak. You think the University cares about you? They don't. All they care about is making money. I'm currently being charged £354 for not handing in my key at the end of the year because I lost it, their reasoning for such a cost is because they are charging me £100 for the change of locks (which I understand) and £229.60 for an extra 14 days rent (which I do not understand), even though they closed the entire building and no one was living there and a £25 "admin fee" (what does this even mean?). My friend is being charged £200 because someone had put their own mattress in the kitchen to be binned and because she was the last person there she is getting fined. My boyfriend had to pay £150 in noise complaints even though he didn't do anything. The Uni is failing, they aren't getting enough students and so they fine their current students!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th July 18

My tutor is one of the best people in the planet tbh , this uni will bend over backwards to support there students

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th October 17

The university if amazing. Buildings are so beautiful and the clubs and societies funded by the SU are amazing.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th January 17

The WiFi is fast and there are plenty of options for food. I never see student union but the campus always has something to do

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd January 17

great university, plenty of clubs and societies to fill your spare time with and if you walk ten mins in any direction then you are in the countryside which is fantastic.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th December 16

It's average! Beware that many things will be charged that means they will try and get as much money from you as possible!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 15th September 16

Absolutely awful, the people were nice -- well the ones I met whilst on my course. However, the university it's self was beyond appalling. The student union did nothing. The support I'd asked for during my time was a waste of time as nothing came about it. It's a lovely place, except for some part but thats expected everywhere, there is nothing to really do... Most people in my year that I knew have left and gone somewhere else, and I think I'll cut my loses too. By the way it lies when it says the cheapest accommodation... And it fails at being a "city". Sorry. Not sorry. Abysmal.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th May 16

Best part is the Clubs and Sportsteams. Everything is for free, you get all the kit you need it's just great!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 10th December 15

As an international student, I'm actually completely appalled by this university. I find the facilities here to be very lack luster and inadequate in almost every aspect. They have a wide range of clubs and societies but the university does a horrible job at managing them and many of the sports teams aren't even worth joining because of absolutely horrible facilities and management. I don't even think this campus has a student union. If so, I know nothing about it. The wifi has been absolute trash since day one. I can't even connect my phone to the wifi for more than 5 minutes, and it is a modern miracle that I was able to connect my laptop long enough to type this review. The IT Service department takes far too long to respond to issues and even longer to fix the issues. In my opinion, the job they have done this semester is completely unacceptable and disgusting by most standards. You couldn't pay me enough money to come back to this university.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th November 15

Campus is beautiful, commonly know as Hogwarts, main arts is where the 24 hour library is. The main lecture theatres are also there. The sports centre Calnofan Brailsford is a state of the art new facility which is very nice. There are loads of club's and societies which are all free to join, these range from a huge variety of sports club to board games society, zoology society, orchestra and many others. Students union is good, they organise lots of event for students. Careers service is excellent, the uni offers the Bangor Employability Award which looks great on CV's. The internet is usually good but occasionally temperamental in halls.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st October 15

Bangor University has progressed over my time here, now offering excellent facilities. In particular, an amazing sports complex, which even though brand new, with lots of investment into, is still free for sports clubs to have free sessions in. All clubs and societies are free to join and be a member of, which encourages social interaction and does not limit activities or friendship groups or opportunities for your time in Bangor.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

Absolutely brilliant location, there's a big choice of things to do every day even in a small town, the course is great, the facilities are brilliant, and it all feels very cosy and friendly.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

Fantastic facilities - the new music practice rooms are great!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th October 15

Brilliant uni, definitely chose the right place

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th September 15

Can't fault anything about the campus, there's a strong sense of a small community in each of the villages

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th September 15

Great university in an outstanding location. The fact it's not a big city may deter some people but it's perfect for me.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th September 15

an absolutely fantastic university, i cant praise it highly enough. the only flaw is the iffy wifi / internet

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th September 15

Wouldn't choose anywhere else to study

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th July 15

Excellent university, great facilities, perfect location. Staff are very friendly. Job at the end. What more can you wish for?

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th July 15

Bangor boasts an array of free sports clubs and has won national awards for them. They are in constant contact with prospective employers and aim to help all those that need it

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th July 15

For a small university it really produces and presents itself and I'm glad I chose this university

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th July 15

Had a great experience at Bangor University. So many opportunities! I had an incredible three years, 100% recommend for all courses. Such a great place to study, great people, great staff, great atmosphere. Very glad I chose Bangor as my institute of education!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th July 15

Great uni, close knit student community it'll be impossible not to make any friends

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Best Uni you could ever go to, has everything and is in a good place with the best kind of clubs all around :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Best university experience ever!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

I've just finished first year and absolutely love Bangor University. The staff are very helpful, both in my school and around the university in general. My school are very helpful and are one of the best in the country being taught by world class lecturers and taking part in internationally recognised research. The location is amazing, you can climb Snowdon and goto the beach in the same day. Halls are nice, clean, modern, good quality. Wifi is good, sometimes slow but only during the evenings when everyone is using the internet to download/stream music, movies and TV which is understandable.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

Awesome university. The lecturers are really good and the lectures themselves are interesting. Campus is spectacular, beside the straits. Really good

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th July 15

Bangor is a little bubble - it's a great uni - it's set in a gorgeous part of the world and in so so happy to be there

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

All round fantastic university. Brilliant attention to students, from academic to social life. University and local atmosphere is so well balanced and so very welcoming.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

The staff make the university. They are caring and always reply quickly to emails or meetings. Feedback is vast and help is vast. The course is varied and interesting, with teaching to suit all tastes. I would definitely recommend this university to anyone. I always remember why I chose this university. I was told on an open day that any university can get a first degree out of A grade A level students but it takes something special to get a first degree from B/C A level students. They have lived up to this.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Had an amazing first year and can't wait to go back!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Great teaching on the whole, very friendly! Currently having new accommodation and arts building. My course was amazing with accreditation and excellent research project options for my course.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

the best and most surprising year of my life, can believe the student community everything I could have wished for and more! Bring on the next two years!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Great experiences available, being a welsh student there is plenty offered to take part in or do with JMJ or the welsh society

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

It's beautiful, in a beautiful place and the staff and students are wonderful

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Bangor university is a amazing place to study, not only is it in a beautiful location but the lecturers have a real passion for their subjects

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Best place you could ever go to

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Beautiful surroundings, can't go wrong when your uni looks like hogwarts!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

The societies are fantastic and the fact they are all free makes it even better. Mostly a really nice atmosphere and I really enjoy my course. The opportunities for work experience are. Bit thin though

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

My time at Bangor university has been incredible, from the lectures to the people I have met, I couldn't of wished for a better university experience!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

Having had the best three years f my life Bangor was a great university and an amazing Welsh halls and Welsh Society.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

It's a nice place, but facilities need updating and there could be a better students union...

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Bangor is a uni city! Literally a city full of students! You can bump into about 5 people you know just walking to the shops! This means it's such a nice experience of knowing everyone and now feeling lost! It's brilliant

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

The university is situated in beautiful surroundings and the staff and lecturers are always there to support us with anything!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Bangor is an incredible university, and I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to study there.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

I have absolutely loved being at Bangor, so much so I don't want to leave and taking every chance I can to stay. I also met the most amazing people here including my boyfriend of 3 years. Bangor has changed my life for the better!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Amazing little university which is extremely friendly ! Course, facilities and location are fantastic. Would definitely recommend

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

So much help on offer to students on all topics of student life!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th July 15

Best year of my life has just passed in Bangor uni, tried sonny things I've never tried before, and nearly all where free! Being a terrible stress head I had amazing support fromy tutor, and halls where very helpful when I decided to move in with people on my course, I'm itching to get back for second year!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Met amazing people done amazing things

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Brilliant university lectures always willing to help, halls are lovely great town

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st July 15

I really enjoy completing my course with Bangor university. The staff are flexible and reallt supportive. the facilities are always improving and I have never struggled to find assistance when required

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th May 15

Bangor is amazing! Not much to do out the way of societies and internet which works rarely, but otherwise all around great place

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 15

Campus is brilliant, everything you need and more! Clubs and society's are free and there's something for everyone! Wifi is decent 95% of the time! IT inform us when wifi is going to go off or Uni sites will be down and how long for!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th March 15

The university is amazing, has reviewed and been nominated for an abundance of reviews for it's quality of teaching, facilities and importantly; student satisfaction! I wasn't sure about living away to study and had just turned 18 so was very unsettled, but this is a very close-knit and homely uni! You are almost forced to make friends as there are so many similar people around the 'city' is dominated by students! There is a huge focus on students, and tuition fees are well spend and put back into things beneficial ti students like free language courses and stable services and new facilities. Don't be out of by it being in Wales, students from other parts of the UK/ world will not feel left out as the culture is so diverse and the Welsh culture isn't dominant there. Hardly anyone speaks the language and everyone is made welcome!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th March 15

Not a great deal of facilities. The residential campus is nice and clean. The internet spans the whole of the city but is relatively weak and slow at times. The Students Union is unique in that it hardly even exists. The main university staff are good, staff in my particular school are excellent. There is a wide range of clubs and societies, although they are free to join some require payment to participate (Snow sports for example). There is not a lot to do if you are bored and want to do something, the nightclubs are average but there is a wide range of bars, some of which are a little weird but there are a couple of good ones.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th March 15

An excellent university that I would recommend to everyone

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th March 15

Best university in the UK, friendly atmosphere and everyone is kind and helpful.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th March 15

Bangor University

Small but friendly atmosphere Supportive and caring staff Wide range of clubs Excellent training facilities Amazing views and setting

Cons?
Very hilly Weather isn't the greatest

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