Graduate profiles – Undergraduate

Sarah Hill - Zoology with Animal Behaviour MZool

“The course, Zoology with Animal Behaviour, is very varied and allowed us to explore many different topics and learn a variety of new skills.”

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Jamie Adcock - BSc Forestry

“I chose Forestry at Bangor because the course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, which is very well recognised within the industry.”

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Toby Hosker - BSc Forestry

“I found the three years studying in Bangor to be very engaging and interesting with a wide range of optional modules to diversify my studies.”

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Stuart Burbidge - BSc Conservation and Forest Ecosystems

“The main projects I have been involved with since graduating from Bangor have all been linked to my degree in different ways; Conservation and Forest Ecosystems.”

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Chloe Lloyd - BA Geography

“The academic and professional experience gained during my studies has meant I have now secured employment at the National Energy Foundation working on a number of projects around Energy Efficiency and Fuel Poverty.”

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Edwin Lockerbie - BA Geography

“The degree provided a large amount of independence and choice, I was able to study modules with the History and Social Sciences departments, as well as free evening classes in German.”

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Tom Pienkowski - BSc Environmental Conservation graduate

“I would really recommend taking advantage of the opportunities available at Bangor. My research in Jamaica investigated the economic benefits of an invasive species in rural livelihoods.”

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Katherine Bird - MEnvSci Environmental Management

“I loved Bangor that much, after three years I decided to continue for another year to complete the MEnvSci. The course provided a wide range of important topics which focused on the environment.”

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Byron Braithwaite - BSc Forestry graduate

“The course opened my eyes to the complexity of forest ecosystems, it's not all about the trees! The influence and importance of external factors such as weather, disturbance, pollution and wildlife were of particular interest to me.”

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Dean Collier - MEnvSci Environmental Science graduate

“I visited Bangor University on an open day after visiting 3 other universities and I felt that Bangor was the university I wanted to study at. Come rain or shine Bangor is a beautiful city and environment.”

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Bede West- BSc (Hons) Conservation and Forest Ecosystems with placement year and semester abroad (UBC Vancouver)

“I really enjoyed my time at Bangor finding the course interesting as well as fun. I also began climbing through the university’s mountaineering society meaning I could enjoy the surrounding mountains even more.”

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Sarah Kay- BSc Applied Terrestrial and Marine Ecology

“Bangor was my first choice to study my degree as the location was fantastic for the course I was doing and I was able to carry out my dissertation in and around Snowdonia National Park. I was able to go on many field trips around North Wales to see a variety of terrestrial and marine habitats and species which I thoroughly enjoyed and found very interesting.”

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Liam O'BrienLiam O’Brien – BSc (Hons) Geography

“My success after graduating has relied not only upon the 1st Class degree gained from within the Department at Bangor, but more importantly, in an ever competitive graduate market, on the varied opportunities and experiences built into its Geography degrees.”

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Nathan WoodNathan Wood – BSc Geography

“Bangor is without doubt the number one location to study if you are interested in outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, kayaking and surfing. It is a perfect setting for all things outdoors, even if your just there to appreciate the views.”

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Alistair MorrisAlistair Morris – BSc in Geography

“I completed my BSC in Geography following three very enjoyable years at Bangor. Energy had been an interest of mine from when I was at school and during the summer at the end of my first year I worked for a company called Offshore Design Engineering and this gave me my first insight into the energy sector. ”

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Rachel CarpenterRachel Carpenter – MEnvSci Environmental Science

“Studying at Bangor was the perfect choice for Environmental Science. Being located so close to so many great areas like Snowdonia and the forests and beaches of Anglesey made for some really great fields trips. The course had a wide range of modules and I could choose the ones I was really interested in, and the teaching was always great too.”

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Francesca McGrath – BSc Environmental Conservation

“I believe my success thus far has been down to my BSc in Bangor. The lecturers in SENRGY have been some of the nicest professors I have had to date. ”

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Robert AndrewRobert Andrew – BSc Geography, MBA Environmental Management

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have spent 4 years studying in Bangor. The course has perfectly equipped me to pursue a career in the environment sector while providing experiences and memories that enable Bangor to live up to its name as ‘a city of learning.’”

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Carys FordCarys Ford – BSc Geography

“As soon as I visited Bangor University on an open day I fell in love with the city and the surrounding area. The proximity of the University to Snowdonia National Park was definitely one of the reasons why I wanted to attend the University.”

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Penny CrookshankPenny Crookshank – BSc Geography

“I finished my BSc in Geography at Bangor in 2014 after three incredible years. The course was really enjoyable and I especially liked modules that involved energy such as; renewable energy, energy and society, field course: Barcelona, work placement, and sustainable development… although the numerous field trips were equally as fun! Over the three years I gained extensive experience and knowledge into the energy industry by completing numerous work placements with energy companies and businesses.”

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Rachel WardRachel Ward – BA Geography

“My time in Bangor gave me the skills and confidence to move forward with my chosen career. The modules which I chose at Bangor fuelled my passion for geography and the outdoors. Especially the Geography Outdoors module and my Professional Placement as well as the Bangor Employability Award. The mix of lectures and outdoor fieldwork enabled me to develop skills leading groups in the outdoors.”

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Sam BrownSam Brown – BSc Forestry

“Bangor, located at the top of Snowdonia is an idyllic location to study forestry. A good range of modules are offered throughout the course with frequent field trips, to Newborough, Gwydyr and Penmachno Forests, to help complete a full understanding of lecture taught material.”

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Anna Kaye JonesAnna Kaye Jones – BSc Environmental Science, MSc Conservation and Land Management and PhD

“Upon completion of my Conservation and Land Management MSc, I quickly gained employment as a project manager with a wildlife conservation charity. Many of the skills I developed as part of the course were essential in my day to day responsibilities including using geographical information software to map habitats, ecological sampling to assess population sizes and applying my understanding of metapopulations, habitat connectivity and management planning.”

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Mary-Kate Jones – BSc Applied Terrestrial and Marine Ecology and MSc Conservation and Land Management

“I studied in SENRGY for both my BSc in Applied Terrestrial and Marine Ecology and my MSc in Conservation and land management. The experiences and ideas that both courses provided me with stay with me today and I am so glad that I made the decision to study here.”

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Stephen RamageStephen Ramage – Graduated in BSc Forestry

“Nearly 5 years on from graduation I am finding the logistics and fast pace involved in modern commercial forestry to be both demanding and satisfying. I am responsible for delivering a large timber income budget from the North of Scotland as well as ensuring that the growing timber crop is adequately managed and established.”

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James ReganJames Regan – Graduated in BSc Environmental Science

“I finished my BSc in Environmental Science at Bangor after three great years of studying (and some occasional socialising). The course was really enjoyable and I especially liked the modules which involved chemistry, although I also really liked being out & about on field trips!”

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Danielle Lea-SmithDanielle Lea-Smith – Graduated in BSc Forestry

“Following graduation, I took a one-year job as a graduate forester with the National Forest Company, which is creating woodlands in former coal mining country. I am now working full time with the Forestry Commission in Merseyside.”

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Ed ClarkEd Clark – BSc Forestry

“Set between the Snowdonia National Park and the Menai Straits, Bangor is the ideallocation for those who love the great outdoors. With large forests such as Newborough and Gwydyr within close proximity, I found that it was the perfect location for studying forestry.” Read on...

Sally WalkerSally Walker – BSc Environmental Conservation

“The best thing about the degree was the field trips. The university is set in perfect surroundings for looking at what you’re studying. The final year trip to Tenerife was brilliant. Spending the day in the sun on a 2000 year old lava field definitely beats sitting in a lecture theatre.”

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Chris DuncanChris Duncan – BSc Forestry

I enjoyed my time at Bangor as the course offered a good range of modules covering all aspects of forestry as well as the wider environment. The mix of field and classroom based teaching made the course varied and inspiring. The staff were friendly, helpful and gave informative lectures based on both current research and first-hand experience.

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Barry RobertsBarry Roberts – BSc Forestry

“My main interest was within Community Forestry and the course offered me the flexibility to concentrate part of my studies in this area.ey Forest. ”

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