Satisfied students shortlist Bangor University for six awards


Bangor University has been shortlisted for six out of the nine awards at this year’s prestigious Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

This follows a remarkable year for Bangor which has also seen it placed top in Wales and 7th in the UK for student satisfaction, ranked in the top 100 Universities in the world for its international outlook, and rated in the top 20 in the UK for student experience.

Based on responses from over 20,000 students across the UK, placing their views on the Whatuni Student Rankings website, Bangor’s students have responded so positively to their experience at the University that Bangor is nominated for Awards in the following categories:

-          University of the Year

-          Accommodation

-          Courses

-          Clubs & Societies

-          University Facilities

-          Student Support

Professor John G Hughes, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, welcomed the news saying:

“I’m delighted that the University has received so many nominations in these Awards and grateful to all our students for their support. These nominations reflect our focus on providing an excellent education and all-round student-centred university experience. I’m pleased that our current students appreciate their time in Bangor and that so many choose to take such an active part in the life of the University. I would like to thank all the staff for their fantastic efforts.”

Simon Emmett, Managing Director Whatuni.com, added: “For prospective students, being able to hear first-hand about the quality of education and realistic expectations for life at uni is an invaluable resource when making a decision to pursue degree-level studies.  Our hope is that the student university rankings contribute to the research and preparation required for each student to choose the right uni for them.”

Other recent successes for Bangor University include achieving excellent results in the Research Excellence Framework which recognised over three-quarters of Bangor’s research as being either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”.

The University is also among the top 10% of the world’s greenest Universities and has recently achieved the internationally recognised ISO14001 Environmental Standard.

The Whatuni Student rankings will be announced on 23 April at a ceremony in London.

Publication date: 27 March 2015