Student Life at Bangor University

A friendly, student-centred place to study

Bangor’s size and friendly nature mean it’s easy to get to know people and our students tend to settle-in easily.

Most of our buildings and student residences are a short walk from the city centre, where you will find a variety of national chain stores and smaller local businesses. Bangor has been recognised as one of the best places in the UK to be a student by various student surveys.

The Students’ Union

Much of your social life at University will revolve around the Students’ Union, which provides services, support, activities and entertainment for students. A major plus at Bangor is that student membership of the Students’ Union’s clubs and societies is free of charge, ensuring that all students can take part in the sports and activities offered.

Entertainment and Social Life

Academi nightclub provides the focus for much of the night-time entertainment. As well as the nightclub, Academi has two bars, a café and a shop.

Bar Uno Café Bar provides a social hub for students and is an integral part of the Ffriddoedd site. It has three large screens and offers events including sports nights, pool tournaments and entertainment.

The Pontio centre will be a major social hub for students as well as an internationally significant centre for learning, innovation and the performing arts. In addition to being a new home for our Students’ Union, it will include a theatre, studio theatre, cinema, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, bar and café.

Campus Life is a programme for students living in University halls of residence. Take a break from your studies, meet new people and participate in activities you already enjoy, or perhaps try your hand at something different!

Clubs and Societies

Award winning clubs and societies!

Bangor was named best university in the UK for its Clubs and Societies at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015!

With over 150 clubs and societies, all offering free membership, you’re bound to find the right one for you.

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The ideal base for sports and outdoor pursuits

Located between the Snowdonia mountains and the sea, Bangor is well situated for all sports – especially those involving the great outdoors. The University has excellent sports and recreation facilities, made even better by a recent multi-million pound investment programme.
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