Postgraduate Student Profiles
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.
Mohammed Zumaya – MSc in Accounting and Finance
Mohammed Zumaya is 28 years old and from Saudi Arabia.
Bangor is a small, amazing and quiet city. The locals are friendly and I enjoy the close proximity of nature.
Mitali Soni – MSc Counselling
Mitali Soni is from North London and went to Woodhouse College before coming to Bangor University.
I decided to study in Bangor because it was very different to London, in the sense that it was very open and calm compared to the busy and constant need to be active in London.
Syed Aslam – Computer ScienceSyed 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.
Mohammed Alyami – Analytical ChemistryMohammed Saeed Alyami is from Saudi Arabia and is studying for a PhD in Analytical Chemistry.
I chose to study in Bangor because it's a nice university and there is always support for the students.
Marcela Porto Costa – PhD in Environmental Science
Marcela is a PhD student in the School of Natural Sciences. She is originally from Brazil.
As a PhD student I have many opportunities, as well as my research: The best thing is that I can join any module that I think is relevant to my work
Sandy Paola Perez-Robles – PhD in Finance
Sandy Paola Perez-Robles is in the third year of a PhD at Bangor Business School
For me, Bangor is the perfect place to study, to connect yourself with nature and to open your mind by meeting people from all over the world.
Pete Sims – MSc Counselling
Pete is from Manchester and moved to Anglesey (Ynys Mon) 4 years ago. He's a mature student and before applying for Bangor University, worked for various Local Authorities and Voluntary sector organisations in children’s and young people services, for over 30 years.
Bangor has got a great reputation for its teaching and research in Psychology and the student satisfaction awards made it even more appealing!
Gurjiven Malhi – MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Gurjiven is from Hong Kong. Previously, he attended The Education University of Hong Kong (formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Education), where he did his undergraduate studies.
The generous ‘Bangor International Scholarship’ and the opportunity to be a Graduate Assistant at SSHES provided additional financial support and the latter also provided valuable work experience.
Suzy Clarkson – MSc Counselling
Suzy is from North Wales and is stuyding MSc Counselling at Bangor.
I had always been interested in people’s behaviours, communication, and coping styles and had an overwhelming desire to support people. The Counselling course ticked all the boxes for me.
Nebu George – PhD in ArchaeologyNebu George is from Mumbai, India. After having completed his undergraduate degree in Archaeology and masters in Celtic Archaeology at Bangor, he is currently pursuing a PhD in Archaeology with period ranging from prehistory to Viking age in Britain.
After having a great experience doing my undergraduate and master’s degree, I had no hesitation in choosing Bangor for a PhD.
Osama Alruwaili – PhD in Linguistics
Osama Alruwaili is in the third year of a PhD in Linguistics. He is originally from Saudi Arabia.
I enjoy the modules and the staff are amazing. Being a teacher as well is a good experience.
Radha Shah – MSc Counselling
Radha’s originally from London and before starting her postgraduate degree, she studied her undergraduate at Bangor. After a few years away in employment, she decided to return and study a Masters.
"During my open day, I just felt at home. Walking around the old buildings and the halls of residence helped to solidify my choice."
Kayla Jones – PhD in Welsh History
Kayla Jones from Asheville, North Carolina in the USA is in the second year of a PhD in Welsh History.
I found out about Bangor University through promotional material from a study abroad event in the US. Coming from a more rural, mountainous community in North Carolina, I wanted a university that wasn’t in a large city and had beautiful scenery, and boy does Bangor deliver!
Adekemi Olabisi Adebowale – PhD LawAdekemi 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.
Yaxian Qiu – PhD in Criminology
Yaxian Qiu is 28 years old and from China. She is in the third year of a PhD in Criminology
Supervisors and researchers here are supportive and knowledgeable, lectures are passionate and articulate. They love to help you with your research ideas and study.
Sandra Williams – MSc Councelling
Sandra Williams lives in Anglesey, attended Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni and attended Coleg Menai as a mature student.
I found the Open Day experience to be a positive one as I talked to a few of the lecturers I realised that people come from all walks of life to come to learn.
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.
Nenie Eunice Anetekhai – MBA Law and Management
Nenie Eunice Anetekhai is 26 years old and from Nigeria.
The town is walkable, the air is clean, the people are warm and willing to help. There are lots of shopping discounts for students so the lifestyle is not expensive.
Arpita Gargesh – PhD LinguisticsArpita Gargesh, 29, is from India, studying a PhD in Linguistics.
The most wonderful part about my course is that it allows me to follow my own path when it comes to research, albeit with excellent guidance from my supervisors.
Leanne Rowlands – PhD Neuropsychology
Leanne Rowlands is from Anglesey. Before she came to study at Bangor she went to Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni (Llangefni High School).
The Psychology department is amazing, there are lots of opportunities for development, and the staff are so supportive.
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!
Bukola Adetonwa – PhD in Management StudiesBukola 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.
Shailaja Bakshi – PhD in Linguistics and English LanguageShailaja, who is from India, is currently a second year PhD student.
Linguistics is research driven and we as students are encouraged to participate in new research and come up with any new ideas. Also, our department has a very friendly atmosphere where everyone knows each other.
Saleh Mohammed Ali Alzamanan – MSc Accounting and Finance
Saleh Mohammed Ali Alzamanan is a postgraduate student at Bangor Business School.
The best thing about living in Bangor is Bangor University and the people are so friendly there. I enjoy my School and time with my friends.