Community Projects

The Widening Access Centre was established in 2012 to promote the University’s presence and work in the community that is such an integral part of it. 


  • Promote and safeguard fair access to higher education, including identifying individuals with the greatest potential from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Attract and retain students and prospective students from underrepresented groups, which may include students from less advantaged backgrounds and students with protected characteristics, carers and care leavers.
  • Raise educational aspirations and develop skills which prepare students from underrepresented groups for higher education.
  • Support students from underrepresented groups to progress to employment or further study.
  • Work with Reaching Wider: North and Mid Wales Partnership in areas of low participation
  • Work with LEAs to promote the value/benefit of Welsh medium and/or bilingual study
  • Work with Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to promote University study through the medium of Welsh
  •  Work in partnership with FE to provide educational opportunities locally for those with geographical barriers to accessing HE.
  • Sustainability: all applications to the WA Centre for funding from 2016/17 onwards will need to show how the Wellbeing Goals of 2015 are being addressed.

Visit the Widening Access Centre website for more information and to discuss possible collaboration please contact Delyth Murhpy:, Head of the Widening Access Centre.

Bangor University is home to the North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership, part of a Wales-wide scheme that aims to increase participation in Higher Education from those living in low-participation areas in the region, in particular those designated as Communities First areas. For more information, please visit the North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership’s webpage:

Many of our Academic Schools will also have various research projects that include and involve the local community. See the individual Academic Schools websites for more information on their research projects.

Treborth Botanic Garden, covers an area of 18 hectares on the shores of the Menai Strait and has been owned by Bangor University since 1960. Whilst being freely open to the public, Treborth is used for some of the research and teaching activities of the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Environment, Natural Resources and GeographyMore information can be found here.

The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) is a self-funding organisation based in School of Pyschology.

The CMRP is committed to the promotion of wellbeing through the application of mindfulness-based approaches. This is achieved by training professionals in the application of mindfulness based approaches and researching applications of mindfulness.

More about Mindfulness at Bangor

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures engages in a wide variety of community activities across North Wales. Visit the School's community pages for more information.

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