Postgraduate Student Life

The city and location

The city of Bangor is located in north west Wales between the mountains of Snowdonia and the Irish Sea. Roughly one third of the 25,000 people living in the city are students at the University, creating an atmosphere befitting a thriving university city – cosmopolitan and diverse, friendly and welcoming.

Things to see and do...

The city provides a range of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars to suit most tastes, while in the wider vicinity you will find many more, and often unique, options to fill your free time.

North Wales blends stunning coastlines with breathtaking mountains, providing the perfect sanctuary for those who take pleasure in the outdoors, and is also home to two of the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Wales.

Transport

Bangor is at the heart of the region’s transport network, with quick road and rail links taking you across to Liverpool and Manchester in just 90 minutes. Bangor’s location on the London to Holyhead main line means that the regular ferry service from Holyhead Port to Dublin is just 20 minutes away, while a direct train will take you to the centre of London in little over 3 hours.

Discover Bangor University

Looking after you

Our Student Services centre and the Students’ Union can offer the following:

  • An advice service that is free and confidential
  • A personal tutor/supervisor in your academic School
  • Student Services are on call during the day and there is a warden on call at evenings and weekends at all our Halls of Residence. Our security team operates 24 hours a day.
  • Representation and personal support and advice on a variety of problems through the Students’ Union Welfare Advice Centre
  • Nightline, a confidential support service run during the night by students for students
  • A team of staff volunteers is available to deal with any serious incident which occurs outside normal University hours
  • Health care in daily surgeries where you don’t need an appointment. You will need to register with a local General Practitioner. We also have a nurse who can make visits to your accommodation when necessary
  • An adviser for International Students
  • A room where local postgraduate students who live at home and travel to the University each day, can spend their free time

Students with disabilities, including dyslexia and mental health problems

The University welcomes applications from disabled students and aims to provide equality of opportunity for all. For more information please see our Student Support Services pages.

Looking after our students