At Bangor, we pride ourselves on the high priority we place on caring for and supporting our students. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be given as much help and support as possible with health and welfare matters as well as your academic work. Find out more about our excellent student experience and student satisfaction.
How we help...
You will be offered support from your first day through to your graduation day.
Our Student Services Centre provides specialist advice on matters such as money support, dyslexia, disability support, counselling, mental health, study skills and advice on housing.
Before you arrive at Bangor, you'll be contacted by your Peer Guide. Peer Guides are second and third year students who are there to offer support to new students. They can help you find your way around the University, take you on nights out and help you settle-in.
All students have a Personal Tutor who is a member of academic staff who will act as your guide on academic matters. You can turn to your Personal Tutor at any time.
A Support Network
We have dedicated support staff who are always available in our main student building, The Wheldon Building. The support staff, who include some paid undergraduate, help with the practical aspects of computing, printing and photocopying, submission of essays, and a variety of day-to-day matters.
Members of academic staff have special roles in the area of student support; these include the Senior Tutor who is responsible for the running of the Personal Tutor scheme; module Organisers, and Year Organisers, who are available to students in all of the three years. There are also student representatives in each year, bringing student voices to the various committees and representing students to the Head of School.
Support to Develop Your Skills
Specialist support staff, under the leadership of our Key Skills Co-ordinator, offer extra-curricular course which help you to acquire employability skills. The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) and Psychology Oral Presentation Practice Sessions (POPPS) are examples of this, as are our refresher courses in maths, biology, and IT.
For more information on how we can help to develop your employability skills, read the section about this topic in our Careers page.
Time to See You
All academic staff have consultation timetables outside their office doors giving you times when they're available for consultation. All staff will see you about any matter which concerns you, and if they are not able to assist you, will refer you to an appropriate colleague.
We aim to foster a friendly and supportive atmosphere within the School in which all of our students can flourish. This is a highly successful School. Morale within it is high, and its students and staff have a common interest in the pursuit of excellence.
The University has an impressive range of learning resources, including an extensive collection of books and journals; over 1,000 computers for student use, a number of 24-hour access PC rooms, social learning spaces, its own research vessel ‘Prince Madog’, state of the art science labs and an fMRI Scanner.
Find out more about our teaching & learning resources.