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Student Life

Academic excellence and a friendly atmosphere

Rated amongst the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction*, Bangor University is a friendly, convenient and student-centred place to study, with the size and friendly nature of the University being one of the main reasons many of our students choose to study here.

Find out more about life in Bangor

Free membership of all our clubs and societies

Bangor has around 200 Students' Union Clubs and Societies, so there is bound to be something to your taste. Membership of all our clubs and societies is free and you can find out more on our Social Life and Sports pages.


Our clubs and societies were named the best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019.

Stunning location

The location, the scenery and the surrounding area are also amongst the reasons why students choose to come to Bangor. All this on your doorstep adds a different dimension to student life, with plenty of places to visit in Snowdonia and the Isle of Anglesey, as well as easy access to cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Dublin for shopping trips or days out.

Bangor is a pretty small city, but I love that. All my friends are less than a 15-minute walk away and it barely takes any time getting a weekly shop, because there are supermarkets dotted all over the town. This makes it feel quite homely and safe.

Arta Crossman
BSc in Psychology

Guaranteed accommodation in modern Halls of Residence

We guarantee a room in our student Halls of Residences to all first-year undergraduates who apply before the given deadline. We have around 3,000 rooms available, most of which are en-suite. We have expanded the number of halls places over the last few years enabling an increasing number of 2nd and 3rd years and Postgraduate students to live in Halls as well.

Our accommodation was voted the best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice awards 2018.

Student Support

The Student Services Centre provides professional support services for students. The services offered range from financial advice to welfare support, study skills, dyslexia support and counselling.

There is also a dedicated Disability team to provide advice and guidance on a range of disability-related matters.

Low cost of living

Market research shows that the cost of living in Bangor is much lower than other parts of the UK. Bangor is consistently ranked as one of the most economical places to study in the UK in various cost of living surveys.

Financial assistance

To support you whilst you study, the University has over £3.4m in Scholarships and Bursaries to award to undergraduate students. Find out more about the Scholarships and Bursaries the University has to offer on our Undergraduate Student Finance or Postgraduate Student Finance pages.

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* according to the National Student Survey.