Services to Schools
Bangor University offers a range of activities for schools and colleges, with the aim of increasing awareness of Higher Education and encouraging young people to consider the opportunities available to them. These activities range from pre-application advice and guidance talks to interactive sessions aimed at raising the aspirations of younger pupils.
The following are some of the activities which your school might be interested in:
Pre-application advice and guidance/Schools liaison talks
Presentations on Bangor University and advice on preparing for Higher Education are offered by the University’s Schools Liaison Officers. The topics covered include; How to choose, Where to choose; Completing the UCAS Form; Preparing your Personal Statement; Preparing for interviews.
Current Bangor students can visit your school to lead a question-and-answer session on student life and what it’s like to study at University.
Visits to the University
A tailored programme is drawn up for each school wishing to bring a group of pupils (or the whole year group) on a visit to Bangor. The activities available include talks by particular academic departments; guided tours of the campus (including student accommodation and sports facilities); a visit to/presentation by the Students’ Union; workshops/presentations on team-building, graduate careers, study skills and progression to Higher Education. The visits can be either day-long visits or residential visits.
Bangor University is actively involved in attempts to increase and widen participation in Higher Education and our Talent Opportunities Programme is one of the largest widening access programmes in the country. It involves over 1500 pupils in schools across North Wales.
We regularly hosts visits and arrange activities for schools involved in aspirational-raising initiatives.
The type of activities that can be arranged for schools who want to raise the aspirations of younger pupils and introduce the concept of going on to Higher Education include:
Aiming for a College Education (ACE) workshops are student-led workshops focusing on the benefits of Higher Education. By working in small groups and participating in various group exercises, pupils are introduced to issues such as the differences between school and university; the variety of entry routes into HE; the personal development associated with going to university; and themes related to student life.
Visits to the University
A school bringing a group of younger pupils on an aspiration-raising visit to the University would usually be offered a broad programme consisting, for example, of a visit to an academic department, a guided tour of the campus (including student accommodation and sports facilities), and a general introduction to university and student life.
For more information on any of the activities aimed at either Years 12 and 13 or younger pupils, please contact:
UK Recruitment Team
UK Recruitment & Admissions
Tel: 01248 388144/382005
Bangor is an ideal base for a residential visit, and dozens of schools return here on an annual basis for activities ranging from fieldwork and activity weeks to Sixth Form Induction and Introduction to HE programmes.
The choice of accommodation is either standard accommodation in traditional halls of residence or en-suite study bedrooms in the newer halls, while the catering provision includes both cafeteria meals and packed lunches as required.
A full information pack giving more details of the residential facilities and services for schools is available from the Conference Office. For your pack or to discuss a possible residential visit, please contact the Conference Office on:
Tel: 01248 388088
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Web – www.bangor.ac.uk/commercial-services/conferencing.php.en
The School of Educational Sciences at Bangor University provides initial teacher training (BEd, BSc leading to QTS, and PGCE courses) for those wishing to enter a career in education, as well as continuing professional development courses for teachers.
Bangor University also offers support and resources for schools and teachers across a range of courses and programmes, see more here
Further information can also be found on our resources hub for schools, teachers and parents
For information on any of the above, please contact:
- School of Education and Human Development
- Tel: 01248 383082/351151
- Web: www.bangor.ac.uk/education-and-human-development/