The Science without Borders scheme brought students from Brazil to study at the School of Electronic Engineering. Read what some of the Brazilian students had to say about studying at Bangor. More...
"Bangor is a really nice place to live and study because it is quite small and everyone knows who you are and is willing to help you with your studies. All the lecturers are always happy to help me when ever I ask."
My name is Gillian Shield from Newcastle upon Tyne and I graduated from Bangor University with a BEng in Electronic Engineering.
"I think the staff at Bangor go above and beyond their duties. They make you feel welcome and they always have time for a chat if you need one."
Paul Spencer and Sean Kiely spent nine weeks on a placement at the University of São Paulo in Brazil.
"Having graduated from Bangor I often look back on the university years as some of the best years of my life so far. Being a student you are encouraged to socialise with fellow students and join groups or teams of students with similar interests. I thoroughly enjoyed the student lifestyle of studying, playing and partying at Bangor, with various pubs and clubs and plenty of alternative activities provided a vibrant nightlife and seldom a day without an activity such as hiking, mountain climbing or simply chilling out."
"I came to Bangor as it was recommended by a friend, I checked the web site and the course offered just what I was looking for."
Anoop Menachery came to Bangor in 2003 to pursue an MSc in Nanotechnology and Microfabrication. He is now studying for a PhD.
"The last few years have been both intellectually stimulating and great fun. Besides studying at a friendly University, Bangor and its surrounding areas has a lot to offer people who, like me love the outdoors."
"I chose Bangor for my degree because my cousin was already studying here and really liked the learning environment.
I work at the PAAET Institute in Showaikh, Kuwait as a teacher. Currently I am teaching 13-15 year olds in the electronics department and after gaining my degree I hope to be able to teach older students up to 18 thus progressing my career.
I have found the standard of teaching to be very high here at Bangor and I am enjoying my course very much
"The course offered by Bangor seemed very interesting and it is engaging and enjoyable. I was impressed by the friendly staff at the Open Day and the amazing scenery surrounding Bangor really helped me make my decision to come here.
"I have always enjoyed designing things and then seeing them work, so this course was perfect for me as I am really into music and how it all works in the background."
"From a very young age I was always interested in the way things work, and never a stereotypical girl. I chose Engineering as it was important to me that I got a job at the end of my course and a degree in Engineering will almost guarantee you job security for the rest of your working life."
"I chose to study at Bangor University as it is my home town and for me as a mature student this seemed the simplest option. I have already spent ten years working in industry but needed a greater understanding of the theory behind the subject in order to further my career.
"The learning environment is very friendly at Bangor and staff are always willing to help you with any questions you may have, either in lab sessions or outside teaching time. Their doors are always open."