Bangor ranked above Manchester, Liverpool and others for student experience
Bangor University has been ranked 18th out of 111 UK universities for student experience, in a survey by the Times Higher Education group.
Bangor shot up from 33rd place last year to 18th in the 2014 Student Experience Survey. This places the university above many well-knows institutions, including St. Andrews, Manchester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow, Liverpool, Imperial College and University College London, and ranks it second of all universities in Wales.
The university was rated highly for the helpful and interested staff, the high quality of the courses, and the great community atmosphere. One element which did particularly well was the high standard of extracurricular activities and societies. Boasting over 100 Students’ Union clubs and societies covering all sorts of sports, academic areas and interests, Bangor University is the only public university in the UK to make its student clubs and societies free to all students.
“The great experience the students have, along with the care they receive at Bangor, have been key attractions to the University for generations, and it’s clear that our current students appreciate the whole, rounded experience of studying here,” said Professor John G. Hughes, Vice- Chancellor of Bangor University.
Bangor is currently investing millions in a number of new developments, including the new £48m Pontio centre, which will have lecture rooms, social learning spaces, a theatre, cinema, innovation space and a new home for the Students’ Union.
In addition, it is developing new student accommodation valued at £30m, and redeveloping its sports facilities, including a major upgrade to its existing provision at Canolfan Brailsford, and partnering with Bangor City FC, the Football Association of Wales, and Sport Wales to create a new 3G artificial pitch.
Publication date: 21 May 2014