Bangor University Wins UK Award

Bangor University's staff and student representatives receive their Whatuni Student Choice  Award.Bangor University's Pro Vice-Chancellor Carol Tully (2nd from left) receives the Whatuni Student Choice Award, with Whatuni representatives Iga Kozakiewicz and Yanxia Han, with Hugh Dennis.

Having received six out of nine nominations for the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for 2015 including one for overall University of the Year, the University received the Award for Best University Clubs & Societies. University staff were also pleased to have been placed third in the UK for accommodation, fourth in the UK in the Student Support category, and seventh in the overall University of the Year category.

The latest accolade is a further endorsement of the quality of the courses, accommodation, facilities and students support provided by the University and 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.

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

“I’m delighted that the University has received this Award and grateful to our students for their support. This win reflects 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.”

Bangor University Students’ Union President, Rhys Taylor added:

“We’re extremely proud that partnership between the University and Students’ Union here at Bangor and the investment we make in Clubs and Societies has been recognised as part of the 2015 Which University Student Choice Awards. In 2010 we led the way in making membership for Students’ Union Clubs and Societies free to ensure that everyone can take part in our activities and make the most out of student life. Participation in activities improves students’ employability through developing a range of skills but also keeps students in education by creating communities and networks, and we thank students who take part and organise our Clubs and Societies who make the experiences of students around them even better.”

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

University of the Year

Awards for Accommodation

Courses

Clubs & Societies

University Facilities

Student Support

Last year, the University was shortlisted and placed among the top ten universities in the UK for the standard of Courses & Lecturers, Clubs & Societies and Accommodation.

Other recent successes for Bangor University include being placed top in Wales and 7th in the UK in the UK Student Satisfaction Survey, based on student satisfaction with their university experience, being placed among the UK’s top 50 best Universities according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, a ranking in the top 100 Universities for the University’s international outlook.
In other areas, the University also achieved excellent results in the independent 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.

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.”

Publication date: 24 April 2015