School of Biological Sciences

Student Life

Academic excellence and a friendly atmosphere

Rated amongst the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction*, Bangor University is a friendly, convenient and student-centred place to study, with the size and friendly nature of the University being one of the main reasons many of our students choose to study here.

Free membership of all our clubs and societies

Bangor has over 150 Clubs and Societies, so there is bound to be something to your taste. Membership to any club or society is now free. You can find out more on our Social Life and Sports pages.

Stunning location

The location, the scenery and the surrounding area are also amongst the reasons why students choose to come to Bangor. All this on your doorstep adds a different dimension to student life, with plenty of places to visit in Snowdonia and the Isle of Anglesey, as well as easy access to cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Dublin for shopping trips or days out.

Guaranteed accommodation in modern Halls of Residence

We guarantee a room in our student halls of residences to all first-years who apply before the given deadline. We have over 2,350 rooms available, most of which are en-suite.

We have been rated in the top 10 in the UK for the quality of our accommodation.

Student Support

The Student Services Centre provides a professional support service for students. The services offered range from financial advice to welfare support, study skills, dyslexia support and counselling.

There is also a dedicated Disability team to provide advice and guidance on a range of disability-related matters.

Low cost of living

Market research shows that the cost of living in Bangor is much lower than other parts of the UK. Bangor has been described as "one of the cheapest places in Britain" to be a student (The A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges) and is consistently ranked as one of the most economical places to study in the UK in various cost of living surveys.

Financial assistance

To support you whilst you study, the University has over £3.7M in Scholarships and Bursaries to award to undergraduate students. Find out more about the Scholarships and Bursaries the University has to offer on our Student Finance pages.

Introduction to Bangor

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*according to the National Student Survey.

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