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Student profile: Manan Kumar

Name: Manan Kumar

Course: Business Studies BSc (Hons)

Hometown/Country: India

Why is Bangor University a good choice for the course you are studying?

Bangor offered me a scholarship which was good. Pontio is amazing, I spend most of my days there.

Tell us what you like about academic teaching quality at Bangor University?

I find Bangor University's teaching quality to be very good compared to where I was studying before. I can say that a lot of effort has been put into making things easier for students. You get all of the lectures slides uploaded beforehand and most of my preparation is based on that and the content available on 'Blackboard', I didn’t even need to buy the books. It has all gone pretty well for me up to now and I really appreciate it, I find it all very useful.

What is the social life like in Bangor? Are you involved in any societies or sports teams? How easy it is to make friends here?

The social life here is good. I am a member of the Photography Society as I have been passionate about it for over 5 years now. I am also a part of the Indian Society and it was nice because I met a lot of nice people there. I think it is pretty easy to make friends here.

Your experience of living in university accommodation OR private accommodation?

I live in university accommodation at St Marys. The infrastructure and the facilities are very modern and it is very comfortable.

What do you think about Bangor and the surrounding area?

Bangor is really good for it's natural beauty, you get to see hills, grasslands and sheep grazing and lots of other stuff.

How confident are you that Bangor university degree will help you in taking your career forward?

I am pretty confident that a degree from Bangor University will help me in my future career. It's not just about the value of the degree but the time I am spending here & the opportunities I am getting while I am studying here – the knowledge, the experience and the exposure is all worth it.

What is the highlight/best thing about being a student at Bangor?

The countryside is the best thing about Bangor. Also, the friendly atmosphere and the college life that I am getting to experience here.