Postgraduate Student Profiles
Dominic Wodehouse – PhD in Environmental Science
Dominic is studying part-time for a PhD in Environmental Science Community Mangrove Management and Restoration.
This PhD has allowed me to follow my passion and study exactly what I wanted to learn. The most stimulating and fun element of the Academic School is the fact that the PhD students come from all over the world, which makes discussions and socialising very interesting and entertaining.
Tara Johnston – MSc Clinical and Health Psychology
Tara Johnston is from The Wirral. She went to Upton Hall School before coming to Bangor to study Psychology.
Life in Bangor has a really friendly, community feel. I enjoy everything being so close by, you don’t feel alone in a big city or lost very often.
Chanjing Liu – PhD in Translation Studies
Chanjing Liu is studying a PhD in Translation Studies.
My teacher recommended Bangor University to me when I was at the end of my undergraduate study. I was attracted by the beautiful scenery in Wales, Bangor University’s high teaching quality and its open academic atmosphere.
Ben Bowden-Pickstock – MSc in Psychological Research
Ben Bowden-Pickstock, 22 years old from Cambridge and is currently studying for an MSc in Psychological Research.
I came to visit for a university Open Day and fell in love with the location. I found it an invaluable experience as I got some great advice from previous students regarding the course I wanted to take.
Jordan Glendenning – PhD in Digital Fiction
Jordan Glendenning is 25, from Darlington, and studied as an undergraduate at Bangor University before commencing a PhD in Digital Fiction. Jordan also works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the school.
Jamie Potten – MBA Management
Jamie Potten is from Maidstone in Kent. He graduated from Bangor with a degree in Creative Studies and is now studying for an MBA in Management.
Bangor offered everything I wanted, I’d heard great things about the course and it’s such an amazing and unique place to study, There really is nowhere like it.
Michela Cortese – PhD Creative Studies
Michela is a PhD candidate and associate lecturer in journalism and visual media studies at Bangor University. She is an expert in risk communication and environmental communication, and she is a member and adviser for the Media and Persuasive Communication Network at Bangor.
Charu Dada – EdD Education Studies
Charu Dada is studying an EdD in Education Studies.
For me the best thing about living in Bangor is the peaceful, quiet, beautiful views of the Snowdonia Mountains and the sea.
Kajenje Magessa – Phd in Forestry
Kajenje Magessa from Tanzania is studying a PhD in Forestry
The university is well located with a good landscape and security, which promotes learning. The university has enough research facilities with excellent staff who are ready to provide support to students at any time when required.
Bukola Adetonwa – PhD in Management Studies
Bukola Adetonwa is from Nigeria. She's in her first year studying a PhD in Management Studies.
The Bangor Business School is a great, supportive, multi-diverse establishment made up of very supportive lecturers who guide students through their academic journey.
Elliott Ward – MSc Neuroimaging
Elliott Ward from Cambridge is studying MSc Neuroimaging
There is always someone you can email with any kind of problem. There are peer guides who will show you around the town, personal tutors who will know all about your course, not to mention the email buddy system. You never feel like you’re alone as there’s always someone you can get in contact with!
Reda Abdelkareem – PhD in Strategy
Reda Abdelkareem from Egypt is a PhD student in strategy at the Business school
Enjoy every minute you spend here in Bangor. There are a lot of things to do besides studying and the university organises trips and fascinating activities for the students.
Alexandra Harvey – Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics
Alexandra Harvey from Gloucestershire gained a First Class degree in Zoology at Bangor and went on to study MSc in Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics with the School of Medical Sciences.
Bangor is extremely good for postgraduates as there are a large number of both home and international students, so you get to meet interesting new people and learn about new cultures.
Saniya Kulkarni – MSc in Consumer Psychology with Business.
Saniya Kulkarni is from India. She is studying MSc in Consumer Psychology with Business.
Life in Bangor is easy and comfortable as everything is nearby and at a walking distance. Bangor is lovely as it is located between the Snowdon mountains and the menai strait. The sunsets are beautiful from the Bangor pier.
Sandra George – Physician Associate Studies
Sandra George from Ireland graduated from Bangor University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences. She is now studying to be a Physician Associate.
I wanted to study a degree that was as close to medicine as possible in order to give me a good insight and foundation before I fully decided if it was what I wanted to do and Bangor provided the perfect course, which was Medical Sciences.
Deying Wang – PhD, mainly focusing on the Nutrient Cycle
Deying Wang from Shandong Province in China is studying for a Ph.D in the School of the Environment Natural Resources and Geography
My supervisor is always there to help me whenever I am in need, also the staff of Bangor University are really friendly and helpful.
Adekemi Olabisi Adebowale – PhD Law
Adekemi is 34 years old and from Nigeria. She is in her third year of studying for a PhD in Law.
Prospective students will definitely find Bangor welcoming because it is a friendly community and the people are always ready to assist and support to make them feel at ease.
Junaidu Isah Bungudu – PhD in Chemistry
Junaidu Isah Bungudu from Nigeria is studying for a PhD in Chemistry.
The International student service has been a source of happiness for me and my personal tutor has been wonderful.
Matthew Mules – MSc Environmental and Business Management
Matthew Mules is from Kenya and is studying MSc Environmental and Business Management.
I was particularly impressed with the quality and commitment with which Bangor treated its international students. This also encouraged me to come here as I knew I would be looked after and helped to settle in to the British education system.
Elliot Sampson – MSc Applied Marine Geosciences
Elliot Sampson from Oxfordshire is studying MSc Applied Marine Geosciences.
Bangor is one of the few universities in the UK where it is completely free to join all societies. My favourite club this year is the Canoe Club, where there are weekly trips to local rivers to do white water kayaking.
Syed Aslam – Computer Science
Syed Aslam from Pakistan is studying for a PhD in Computer Science.
Being a PhD student is a totally different experience for me from my previous studies. The best thing is that I have to do self-study, which makes me feel free.
Isabel Vincent – PhD in Creative Studies
Isabel Vincent from Cardiff studied both her undergraduate degree and Master's at Bangor and is studying for a PhD
I am undertaking practice led research, looking at transmedia storytelling within science fiction. I left Bangor for a year after my Masters degree, but when I came back up for graduation I knew that I wanted to come back to Bangor to continue my studies. I was fortunate enough to be offered a fee waiver for my PhD.
Alejandra Vergara-Peña – PhD in Ocean Sciences
Alejandra Vergara-Peña is 27 and from Colombia. She is studying for a PhD in Ocean Sciences.
Bangor is a place where you can find all you need. You will find a good/beautiful environment or landscape, you will find good lectures and a study system that thinks about every single student, supporting them all the way.
Kristin Lissel – PhD in Critical and Creative Writing
Kristin studied Creative and Professional Writing at Bangor and is now pursuing a part-time PhD at Bangor, whilst being based in Sweden.
As I am a PhD student, I have had the privilege of choosing and tailoring my own research topic, which is an extension of what I learned during my undergraduate course. In simple terms, I research a possible link between Scandinavian folklore and modern Nordic noir through practice based research.
Mahshid Bagheri – Business & Management Studies
Mahshid Bagheri is from Iran and is a PhD student in Business & Management studies.
I found Bangor Business School as a strong base of knowledge and publications. This is a multidisciplinary school that offers high quality programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students.