A selection of graphics representing various landmarks in Bangor including the clock, mountains, the main arts building, the memorial arch and the pier. Also a selection of graphic doodles in various colours.

Bangor University Community Day 14 October 2023


Come and discover...

Our Planet

In the University’s Prichard-Jones Hall, learn about all the ways Bangor University is discovering new and exciting things about our world and helping to solve environmental challenges.

  • Demonstrations and hands-on science
  • Come face-to-face with local marine beasties
  • Learn about marine mammal research and rescue
  • See how the ocean works in our micro-scale demos
  • Learn about human evolution with our skulls and cross bones display
  • Explore the secret world of animals
  • Learn about our collaboration with local companies on bio-based packaging and construction materials
  • Create botanical collages with Treborth Botanic Garden
  • Face painting - which animal will you choose to be?

Our Health

At Powis Hall and in the Outer Quad, come and discover more about your amazing body and mind and how Bangor University is training the next generation of healthcare professionals and undertaking valuable health and medical research.

  • Learn about how babies develop and learn to communicate with a hands-on demonstration using a SimBaby and learn some Makaton
  • Get to know more about your body with our Chest Mannequin and handheld ultrasound which detects arteries and veins
  • Tell us how you’re feeling today with our postcard activity
  • Have a go at a range of psychology challenges from prism goggles to the Batak reaction test
  • Design and build a boat to learn about how we make healthcare decisions
  • Test your fitness and skill with sports activities in the Quad (weather dependent)

Our Economy

In the Main Building reception, learn all about business and how we work with others to improve the area’s prosperity.

  • Start Up Smart – a guide on making your business a success with experts from Bangor Business School
  • M-SParc, Wales’ first dedicated science park, will be igniting ambition and demonstrating the opportunities available to support you to be innovative and start your own business in north Wales.
  • Take a guided tour of our Trading Room
  • Decorate your own Money Box

Our Cultures and Technology

At Pontio, we’ll be focusing on people, art, culture and technology, including:

  • Learn about special effects and green screen technology – come and see where we can take you and take a photo of the final composition
  • Come and try your hand at commentating on a Wales football game. Do you recognise the players? Do you have the latest team stats? Don’t worry a commentator will be on hand to assist you.
  • Enjoy performances on our community stage
  • Readings and short talks
  • Learn about different world religions through fun activities
  • Build an Eiffel Tower with Marshmallows and Spaghetti or come and play multilingual bingo and learn more about languages
  • Try some Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese knots and paper cutting with the Confucius Institute
  • Find out about our partnership with the Children’s University and try on a cap and gown
  • Learn how digital technology is changing the world around you, from broadband speeds to sensing what’s going on in the environment
  • Learn how we are using technology to support our use of Welsh
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and XR demos
  • Visit a ‘crime scene room’ and learn more about how the police investigate crimes in the White Box


  • Find out what happens in a Moot Court by taking a tour
  • Visit our libraries and enjoy some storytelling


Our History

Did you know that Bangor University was founded in 1884? Find out more about our fascinating history and the people who have made the university what it is today.

  • Our Archives and Special Collections will be opening its doors and providing an opportunity to view some of our manuscripts and rare books and chat to staff
  • Take a guided tour of the Main Arts building and learn more about our history
  • Relax and watch films on our history and civic engagement work
  • Learn about our alumni network

Food and drink

Free light refreshments will be served in Prichard-Jones Hall and Pontio, and food and drink will also be available to purchase at our food outlets Teras and Cegin in the main building and Pontio.

Activities are subject to change. Information is correct at present time.

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