I loved studying at Bangor, it’s a wonderful University set within a beautiful part of North Wales. The modules were interesting, the staff members were supportive, and the opportunities were endless! In addition to gaining a job role within my Degree subject, I have gained and strengthened so many other employability skills through the opportunities that the Business School provided.
Bangor is just a fantastic place to be. The scenery is amazing, and the University itself looks incredible. I’d heard great things about the student experience in Bangor, so I knew it would be a place I would enjoy. There were some really great lecturers that genuinely cared about students success. It’s more than just a job to them. And a lot of them stay in touch after as well!
I am certain I would not be where I am today if I had not studied at Bangor University. Without the dedicated support and encouragement from my lecturers, I would not have pushed myself to apply for a master’s and would most likely have settled for a job I wasn’t satisfied with. Instead, I completed my MSc and started a position I am incredibly passionate about straight out of university.
Not only has my experience at the school given me the knowledge as a base for my career, but it has sparked a confidence in me that I never thought I had. I now know I have what it takes to be a successful marketeer and have already started climbing my professional ladder. Bangor Business School has helped me build confidence and believe in myself and allowed me to find my passion which is now my career.
I would not have the career I pursued without studying at Bangor Business School. I acquired knowledge beyond the degree. By learning from lecturers with industry experience, I gained an understanding of the practical application of academic studies. It helped me tackle genuine business problems facing clients in my industry.
My experience at BBS continues to shape my life on many levels. I have come to understand more about the academic culture, diversity, and most importantly having a sense of purpose in life, and this is on-going and shall only be improved in the years to come.
The support, care, and encouragement from my lecturers gave me the confidence I needed to succeed in finding employment. Not only do lecturers care about how you perform inside the classroom, but they also care about how you’ll succeed later down the line. The career fairs and employment support on offer at BBS certainly helped me to connect with people in the same area of study and branch out my network in order to secure a job after graduation. In fact, if I hadn’t attended a Bangor University careers fair, I wouldn’t have met the employer I’m still with today!
I choose Bangor due to the ranking of the Financial Economics course, the syllabus, and the location of the University. I grew up in the centre of Athens and thus wanted to move to a more remote and smaller town. Bangor's located in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, that coupled with the university’s student satisfaction statistics made me take the plunge and I must say I never regretted it!
Graduating from Bangor University was a transformative experience for me both professionally and personally. The best thing about studying was the teaching staff who were extremely welcoming and supportive. I was very glad I chose Bangor University since I gained a lot of different experiences, learned numerous new skills, and found my future employment direction.
My MBA Environmental Management gave me leverage to obtain my current role with HALO and it also provided me with some new friends, including University staff who I will keep in touch with going forward. My online communication skills significantly improved due to the nature of the online course delivery and socialising.
Thanks to the guidance and support that was given to me by my lecturers, I left with a first class honours degree and now hold the position of International CRM Executive at Castore. The course helped me understand the mechanics behind how consumers engage with products and brands and how organisations can learn to monitor those behaviours and deliver superior value back to their consumers.
The nurturing nature and unwavering support I received from my lecturers in Bangor Business School during my amazing three year experience has instilled into me a level of confidence that I have since encompassed into all aspects of my life.
I selected Bangor Business School as it is ranked high in Banking and Finance studies. The school’s quality of teaching is outstanding and focuses on a curriculum which is very close to industry developments. Moreover, the location of the Bangor University is stunning that was one of the major factors that lead me to choose the University for my Postgraduate studies.
Attending Bangor University has significantly influenced my career. The reason I began to work with Real Ice is because of the network I built whilst at the university. This in-turn means that I have connected with significant figures in both politics and media. My experiences at the University allowed me to grow and gain confidence, which means that I am comfortable talking to and working with senior stakeholders, something I would only have dreamt of before attending Bangor University.
Studying Business and finance as my undergraduate degree paved the way to providing me with a strong baseline to join reputable organisation within the financial industry. The knowledge I acquired at university has been the building blocks to some of the tools I still use today.
I choose to study at Bangor Business School because the post-graduate Business and Marketing programme meant that I would graduate with a dual award of a Master of Arts and a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. This stood me in good stead to be able to progress in my career with good theoretical underpinning to support my professional studies and commercial experience.
Bangor University was the foundation to my professional career. I learnt a lot about Banking and Finance and developed a discipline which was very helpful in my career. Participating in course-related activities and competitions gave me an excellent opportunity to improve my skills and differentiate myself from others when applying for jobs.
I had a memorable year studying in Bangor University. I’ve lived in student halls at Ffriodded village and I made so many lovely friends there. The location of this student accommodation is very convenient, close to school buildings, supermarkets and the train station. I have also enjoyed joining the activities and events organised by Campus life for all residents of University Halls.
The course itself was great and delivered by knowledgeable and caring lecturers, and the modules were set up in a way where the things you learnt were applicable to the real world. I think content plus applicability really helped bring the course to life and opened doors for me to pursue a job in the field and industry that I am interested in.
George Buckley - Bangor Business School Alumni
George now works as the Chief European and UK Economist at Nomura. He shares his memories of studying Economics at Bangor Business School and his top tips on how to get the most out of your degree.
0.2 Hello my name is George Buckley and i was a Bangor University student many moons ago now back in the early 1990s
0.7 and I want to tell you a bit about my career progression and perhaps give you some advice about your time at university and beyond
0.17 Now i did a degree in Economics at Bangor and I loved Bangor
0.21 I thought it was a great place to study you have the beautiful backdrop of the Menai Straits on one side and of course the Snowdonia national park on the other
0.29 super place to study and I then went on to Bristol to do a master's degree in economics and finance and completed a PhD at Bristol
0.38 as well thereafter and after that I went to went to the city and became the Chief UK Economist at Deutsche bank
0.46 and since then as you can see, I'm now the Chief European and UK Economist at Nomura.
0.53 So what advice can I give you? Well one thing I would say is that the time that you spend at university
0.59 I certainly found went by so quickly, so you need to make the most of it make sure that you get a good degree but also make sure that you leave university with more strings to your bow than just that
1.01 Make sure you foster some good friendships, make sure that you join clubs, get extracurricular activities under your belt
1.19 and importantly if you want to do something like I have it's really important these days that you get some good work experience
1.37 So if you get the chance to do any work placements make sure you take them but above all, enjoy your time at Bangor.
Fatima Idris Abubakar
0:00 Name is Fatima Abubakar. I'm from Nigeria and I'm studying business.
0:06 I'd like to say it's been magical and it's been better than I have expected.
0:11 I've learnt a lot, whether that's finance, accounting, marketing, e-marketing, brand management.
0:26 I think what I enjoy about it the most is the fact that it's broad.
0:30 So I can decide to specialised any way I want to basically.
0:35 It's going to help me achieve my dreams and basically just do everything I've ever wanted to. I think
0:43 it has helped me gain more confidence in myself because I think I've been worried about graduating.
0:49 I think the university has a lot to offer, especially with the business school, probably because that's the only thing I know.
0:57 They have like a wider range of business courses that you could just go for and study with.
1:05 Go for it. Don't even think twice about it. Go for it on. I promise Bangor
1:10 university would welcome you with open arms.
0.00.10 Hi I'm Lowri and I'm from Anglesey and I'm studying Business Management with Accounting.
0.05.27 It's been really good, I've really enjoyed my three years here so far. I've learned how to do
0.10.17 lots of different financial statements and how to understand all the information that I'm given.
0.14.11 I've also learned a lot of theories and things that I can apply to businesses after I graduate.
0.19.12 My lectures are really good and they teach us so many different things and it always keeps
0.23.25 the course really interesting so I'm always enjoying it and I'm finding it interesting.
0.28.14 It's such a supportive and encouraging environment I just find it's really nice and it's easy
0.32.27 to settle in and get along with everyone. Some of my lectures my personal tutor they've all
0.36.26 helped direct me into the direction that I want to go in after leaving uni with
0.40.03 what sectors I could go into and they give me plenty of information. It'll definitely help me
0.45.17 getting a job it's already helped me so far with interviews that I've had so it's really helpful.
0.50.20 I definitely say come see the university for yourself so you can see the environment and
0.54.29 see the whole school because it's really nice to learn here. From my experience I've
0.58.14 had such a good time I'd recommend it to anyone. I think to sum up my experience, I'd just say it's
1.02.23 been an all-round positive experience it's been really nice and I've really enjoyed it.