Congratulations on gaining a place at Bangor University! We’re delighted that you’ve chosen to study with us and we look forward to welcoming you to the University.
It’s important to us that you settle into life at the University, and we really want you to enjoy your time here. At Bangor we aim to provide a supportive and welcoming environment in which students can live and study. Our orientation programme starts on the 16th of September.
Getting to Bangor
We will be providing a pick-up service from Manchester International Airport to Bangor for students who will be arriving on Wednesday 15th September 2021. If you would like to book a place on one of our buses, please complete the on-line booking form as soon as possible.
Welcome to Bangor University
Currently, staff at the International Student Support Office are not on campus, but we are available to provide advice and assistance online. We can discuss issues with you via Skype, Zoom, the University's Microsoft Teams platform as well as over the telephone. So, please email us at email@example.com to arrange an online meeting or to ask any questions you may have. You can also telephone us on 01248 388633.
To help you to settle into life at Bangor and the University, we have put in place an online orientation programme. This will enable you to get to know the University, complete your registration, meet new friends and become familiar with your School and other departments. The programme starts on Thursday, 16th September, and can be viewed here.
The University’s International Student Support Office provides help and advice on a range of matters, both once you have arrived and before you get to Bangor. Have a look at our webpage for useful pre-arrival information.
Visa/Immigration issues: we provide advice and guidance should you have any questions about visas to the UK. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On arrival, there are a number of things you need to organise: register with a local Doctor, register with the Police (if your visa tells you too), open a UK bank account, collect your student ID/BRP visa card and ensure your registration is complete. The last page of the Orientation programme (above) explains a little more.
Your Registration process
Before you start your studies at Bangor you will need to enrol on-line. You will be notified by a separate email or letter (depending on the course you are taking) before the start of your course, letting you know when the system is open for you. After you’ve received this information you can start the enrolment process.
Once you have registered, and for the remainder of your course, it's very important that you check your Bangor email address regularly as that is how the University will communicate with you.
If you won't be able to travel to Bangor and the UK in September because of Covid-19 and concerns about your health, you can still register and start studying online. You will then have the flexibility to arrive in Bangor during Semester 1.
When studying online, you will be fully registered and will have access to all the course materials and online teaching until you are able to join us. If you are studying online initially, you will need to make the request to do this as part of the registration process, by going into your MyBangor webpage after you have completed the first step of online enrolment.
Covid-19 & Travel
You may be worried about the Covid-19 situation, both in your country and the UK. The University has produced a useful advisory web page which hopefully answers your questions.
Some students may need to self-isolate (quarantine) on arrival in the UK. We will provide further details in due course as to how the University can support you – dependant on Welsh and UK Government regulations.
Your classes will start on Monday 27th September, therefore you should complete your registration before this date in order to join your course from the start. Please be aware that if you cannot travel to Bangor by the start of classes on the 27th September, due to visa delays, flight restrictions or country-specific lock-down issues, you will be able to start your studies online. If for any reason you do not register by the deadline date it is very important that you enrol/register online before the final registration date as listed on your CAS letter - whether you're travelling to Bangor by the start of the course, or starting your studies online from home.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to meeting you soon, and we hope you enjoy your time here as a Bangor student.