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Studying at Bangor University
There are lots of reasons to fall in love with Bangor, besides the excellent teaching, world-class research and top-rated student satisfaction. Relax on beautiful beaches, explore stunning mountain trails, or enjoy taking part in some of the student activities on offer.
Founded in 1884 Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence. The 2015 National Student Survey placed Bangor University 1st in Wales for Teaching, 6th best in the UK for Assessment and Feedback and for Academic Support. The latest assessment of research quality, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 placed Bangor in the top 40 in the UK for research (excluding specialist institutions and single-submission universities) and recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor's research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities.
Bangor University is Top 15 for student experience in the UK (THE Student Experience Survey, 2015). Guaranteed accommodation in halls that have been rated amongst the best in the UK (3rd place, WhatUni? Awards 2015). All halls are within walking distance of university buildings and the city centre.
The size of Bangor means it’s easy to get to know people, and our students settle in quickly. A scenic and sporty location, close to the mountains and the sea. Bangor is well-situated and well-equipped for all sports – especially those involving the great outdoors You don’t have to be sporty to study here though – many of Bangor’s students just like the fact that it is in such a scenic location, and that it tends to be safer, cleaner and friendlier.
Free membership of student clubs and societies, one of the largest peer support schemes in the UK, a new international experience programme and employability award scheme are among the many benefits of being a student at Bangor. Over £3.7M in bursaries and scholarships available. An on-going investment in facilities and support services is further enhancing the Bangor student experience. An exciting new arts and innovation centre, new halls of residence, and improved sports facilities are amongst recent developments.
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Read Bangor University Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.