Student life at Bangor
Gold rated teaching
Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Bangor University is the only university in Wales to achieve this standard.
The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.
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.
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.
Guaranteed accommodation in award-winning halls
We guarantee a room in our student halls of residence to all first-years who apply before the given deadline and select Bangor as their Firm Choice. We have around 3,000 rooms available, most of which are en-suite.
Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK by the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.
Free membership of all our clubs and societies
Bangor has over 150 Clubs and Societies, so there is bound to be something to your taste. Membership of any of our Students’ Union’s clubs and societies is free. 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 2018!
The Student Services Centre provides a professional support service 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.
Preparing you for the future
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a wide range of schemes to help students develop employability skills, including internships, work placements and the Bangor Employability Award.
Low cost of living
Market research shows that the cost of living in Bangor is much lower than other parts of the UK. Bangor has been described as “one of the cheapest places in Britain” to be a student (The A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges) and is consistently ranked as one of the most economical places to study in the UK in various cost of living surveys.
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 Student Finance pages.
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*according to the National Student Survey.