Undergraduate Student Profiles

Benjamin SimmondsBenjamin Simmonds

Benjamin Simmonds – Financial Economics

Benjamin Simmonds, from Ashford in Kent is studying Financial Economics.

The University offers great opportunities to develop skills through the Bangor Career and Employability office. I got involved in: Flux, Enterprise by Design and the University Business Challenge.

Jade SwiftJade Swift

Jade Swift – Midwifery BM (Hons)

Jade is a 2nd year Midwifery student at Bangor University, and lives in Rhyl.

I enjoy all aspects of my placements but my favorite area is community. I love working closely with women and their families within the community and their own homes.

Daisy HungDaisy Hung

Daisy Hung – Electronic Engineering

Daisy Hung, 18, from Pentraeth on Anglesey is studying BEng Electronic Engineering.

The best thing about the course is that the lecturers are not only about helping you get through the degree, but also helping you become a good engineer.

Samantha Leon-DawsonSamantha Leon-Dawson

Samantha Leon-Dawson – Primary Education BA (Hons) with QTS

Samantha Leon-Dawson is 20 years old and from Rhuddlan, north Wales and is studying the BA (QTS) Primary Education course.

The best thing about living in Bangor is that it's not a scary place to live, you feel so welcome and comfortable as there are so many students everywhere.

Ryan McstravickRyan Mcstravick

Ryan Mcstravick – Medical Sciences (BMedSci)

Ryan McStravick from Belfast is a 2nd Year Medical Sciences student

There is so much variety within the course. It truly gives you a wide foundation to build the rest of your future career and allows you to shine amongst the crowds.

Lucy WildbloodLucy Wildblood

Lucy Wildblood – Zoology with Animal Behaviour

Lucy Wildblood is from Poynton, Cheshire and is studying Zoology with Animal Behaviour.

I love the size of the university and the area. It is so easy to meet people and make new friends. Everything and everyone are never too far away.

Alysha KhanAlysha Khan

Alysha Khan – Linguistics

Alysha Khan is from London and currently studying Linguistics at Bangor University.

I'll miss the little moments and memories that I create each day whilst being here.

Zoë KiziltanZoë Kiziltan

Zoë Kiziltan – Sport Science

Zoë Kiziltan, 19, from Liverpool, is in her first year studying for a BSc in Sport Science.

I love my course especially the amount of research based work I can do and will be able to do as the course continues.

Elizabeth MacmanusElizabeth Macmanus

Elizabeth Macmanus – Psychology with Neuropsychology

Elizabeth McManus, 21, from Bolton studied BSc Psychology with Neuropsychology.

When I began researching the area I absolutely fell in love with it and the department came across as very welcoming and hands on, as well as incredible at what they do.

Lydia TabriziLydia Tabrizi

Lydia Tabrizi – Marine Biology

18 year old Lydia from Wigan is in the first year of a Marine Biology degree at Bangor.

North Wales is a great location and perfectly situated next to the ocean. I visited the university on an Open Day, which was great and informed me of all the activities available here.

Betsan WilliamsBetsan Williams

Betsan Williams – Welsh History

Betsan Williams is from Llangolman, Pembrokeshire and is studying Welsh History and History.

If you do decide to come to Bangor, take advantage on everything that gets thrown at you. It’s only three years of your life and for me they have been the best years of my life.

Harriet GlennHarriet Glenn

Harriet Glenn – Midwifery BM (Hons)

Harriet Glenn is originally from Colwyn Bay. She is studying Midwifery.

The course is intensive and I wanted to stay close to home so I could see my family on days off, the lecturing team were friendly and welcoming.

Danielle GoodyDanielle Goody

Danielle Goody – History and Italian with International Experience

Danielle Goody spent time abroad in Italy and America during her degree.

After being abroad I’ve become more confident, more cultured and I now have contacts all over the world in terms of networking, if I ever wanted to work abroad in the future.

Shailaja BakshiShailaja Bakshi

Shailaja Bakshi – Linguistics

Shailaja Bakshi is from Gurgaon in India and is studying Linguistics at Bangor University.

I live in Garth halls of residence and it has been a great experience living and adjusting with other fellow students. The best part is socializing in the kitchens and the common room at the end of a busy day.

Erin JonesErin Jones

Erin Jones – Adult Nursing BN (Hons)

Erin Jones is from Bontnewydd, by Caernarfon. She's an Adult Nurse student at Bangor University.

I would encourage anyone to apply for a scholarship. It opens a big door for you, not only at University, but also when you'll be going into the workplace.

Joseph PeppardJoseph Peppard

Joseph Peppard – Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)

Joseph Peppard, 18, from Middlezoy in Somerset is in his first year studying Sport Science with Outdoor Activities

Bangor is one of the most inclusive places in the UK if you are keen on any outdoor activities. A fifteen minute drive can find you in the hills or at a climbing wall, the scenery is unlike anything else and the atmosphere is incredible.

Jiri BenacekJiri Benacek

Jiri Benacek – Psychology

Jiri Benacek, is 21 years old and from Czech Republic.

I applied with the help of Uni-Link. Bangor university initially caught my attention because it offered Undergraduate masters course in Psychology and because of its good ratings on various ranking tables and surveys.

Emily GauntEmily Gaunt

Emily Gaunt – Psychology

Emily Gaunt, 19 from Surrey is a first year student at Bangor, studying Psychology.

I chose Bangor not only because the course and lectures were very impressive but because it felt homely to me, like a little community, which is something I really loved.

Allan BramwellAllan Bramwell

Allan Bramwell – BSc Psychology with International Experience

Allan Bramwell from Newcastle is currently undertaking his international experience year in Japan.

For my study abroad year I am studying at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. I am studying Japanese which has always been an interest of mine outside of Psychology and will hopefully help me progress with my career goals.

Samantha PowellSamantha Powell

Samantha Powell – Psychology

Sammy Powell is from Wiltshire. She studied A Levels and undertook an apprenticeship and is now studying Psychology.

All my lecturers have always provided online material and weekly drop-in times for help on their modules, plus they work by a 2-day response time for their emails, so help is always there!

Lois Clwyd HughesLois Clwyd Hughes

Lois Clwyd Hughes – Primary Education

Lois Clwyd Hughes from Rhewl, Ruthin is studying Primary Education.

I came to an Open Day on one of the hottest days in July and the views from the campus were spectacular. I was welcomed by friendly staff and students, instantly making me feel like I could see myself living here during my studies.

Megan BradleyMegan Bradley

Megan Bradley – BSc Accounting and Economics

Megan Bradley from Wilmslow, Cheshire is a third year BSc Accounting and Economics student.

The staff are so lovely and always have time to help you out whether it’s in their office hours or by email, they truly do want the best for your wellbeing and to make sure that you succeed and get the grades you want.

Jasmine YeungJasmine Yeung

Jasmine Yeung – Law

Jasmine Yeung, 20 from Hong Kong is studying Law at Bangor.

The lecturers take student feedback very seriously, which means that you’re always getting the most out of them - even out of lectures they’ll willingly give up their time to help you!

Abbey John-DaviesAbbey John-Davies

Abbey John-Davies – Creative Studies

Abbey John-Davies is from Barry, South Wales, and is studying Creative Studies.

My School is great as JP Hall is constantly hosting some sort of play or dance class. My lecturers are constantly willing to help and they all have to be the most interesting people I’ve ever met in my life.

Stephanie MorrisStephanie Morris

Stephanie Morris – Adult Nursing BN (Hons)

Stephanie Morris is from Shropshire. She's an Adult Nurse student following the programme based at Bangor’s Wrexham Campus.

I have had so many wonderful opportunities which have helped me to thrive both academically and professionally.

Molly Victoria CzachurMolly Victoria Czachur

Molly Victoria Czachur – Master of Marine Biology with International Experience

Molly Czachur from Manchester has completed her fourth year of studies at Bangor and is now gaining international experience during her fifth year. Molly is spending six months in Kenya and six months in Germany.

I'm spending six months here working on an assessment of the mangrove fauna, which is including lots of research and field work as well as teaching/supervising several BSc students in their individual projects.

Shannon VaughanShannon Vaughan

Shannon Vaughan – Philosophy & Religion and English Literature

Shannon Vaughan is 18 and from Manchester.

It’s very encouraging to have your achievements recognised with a scholarship, and it motivates me to continue to work well and achieve more.

Satsuki IshiiSatsuki Ishii

Satsuki Ishii – Chemistry

Satsuki Ishii is from Kawaguchi (Japan) and is studying BSc in Chemistry.

My Personal Tutor is very supportive and is always willing to help whenever I have a problem academically or otherwise. I appreciate how I can just drop in and have a chat about what’s happening and I have someone I can rely on whenever things get too much.

Alex MoirAlex Moir

Alex Moir – Environmental Science MEnvSci

Alex Moir is 18 years old and from Bishop Auckland in County Durham. He is studying Environmental Science MEnvSci .

It’s fantastic being a student here, I’m so pleased I chose this university. I’ve joined several clubs and societies all of which I enjoy. The social life is excellent with something to do every night if you want.

Eleanor RandallEleanor Randall

Eleanor Randall – Zoology

Eleanor Randall is from Trearddur Bay, Anglesey and is studying Zoology.

Bangor is one of the best university locations with so many opportunities for sports and activities thanks to the closeness of the mountains and miles of coastline.

Sara Menai StockwellSara Menai Stockwell

Sara Menai Stockwell – Chemistry

Sara Stockwell, from Felinheli near Bangor is studying Chemistry.

I really enjoy living and studying at Bangor University as I have made loads of friends. I have also joined a Welsh choir, a new hobby for me!

Temiloluwa ObiyemiTemiloluwa Obiyemi

Temiloluwa Obiyemi – Law

Temiloluwa Obiyemi, 25 from Vienna, Austria is studying Law at Bangor. She’s currently in her second year.

I love the course, although it is hard and very effortful, we learn about so many interesting cases, we have the chance to listen to amazing guest lectures and we have wonderful and brilliant lecturers.

Nicola BrownNicola Brown

Nicola Brown – Psychology with Neuropsychology BSc (Hons)

Nicola is studying Psychology with Neuropsychology at Bangor.

Beautiful, I live in Llanberis, I see Snowdon from my bedroom window.

Sera Llewelyn DaviesSera Llewelyn Davies

Sera Llewelyn Davies – Adult Nursing BN (Hons)

Sera lives on a farm near Porthmadog. She's studying Adult Nursing at Bangor University through the medium of Welsh.

I have been extremely lucky in getting work experience in North Wales. The opportunities have benefited me in continuing to study the nursing course through the medium of Welsh. It has also given me the opportunity to obtain work in North Wales.

Mark BarrowMark Barrow

Mark Barrow – History with Journalism

Mark Barrow from Oldham, Greater Manchester is a second year History with Journalism student.

All my lecturers clearly have experience and enthusiasm for what they teach. There is a very good connection between staff and students in History especially.

Jamie ThomasJamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas – MArts Media

Jamie is currently doing an MArts in Media at Bangor.

The confidence is the key thing I've gained from my time at Bangor - that in itself opens a lot of doors, because you're not afraid to keep knocking when you have to.

Francesca SciarrilloFrancesca Sciarrillo

Francesca Sciarrillo – English Literature

Francesca Sciarrillo is from Mold, Flintshire in North Wales and is studying English Literature.

The highlight of my course so far has been developing my own writing skills and being able to study all different time periods and genres. I particularly like the fact that modules are available to look specifically at Welsh Literature in English, or Literature from all four nations.

Harri TatnellHarri Tatnell

Harri Tatnell – Medical Sciences

Harri Tatnell is 20 years old and from Cardiff. He is studying Medical Sciences.

The highlight of my course is the opportunity to shadow doctors and clinicians at the local hospital. I have really enjoyed this valuable experience and it really helps seeing real life examples for use in my anatomy module.

Andrea ThomasAndrea Thomas

Andrea Thomas – Healthcare Sciences

Andrea Thomas is originally from Switzerland and has been living in North Wales since 2003. She is studying Midwifery at Bangor University.

For me personally, the best thing about the school are the tutors. Their mission is to provide the best possible experience to their students and are working hard to achieve this.

Haikal SubahanHaikal Subahan

Haikal Subahan – BSc in Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology

Haikal is studying a BSc in Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology, and is originally from Singapore.

People were always connected to each other. Everyone knew everyone. Most importantly, everyone was friendly and I had a great time.

John HanleyJohn Hanley

John Hanley – Geography

John Francis Hanley, 20 from Stratford-Upon-Avon is currently in his third year studying Geography at Bangor.

Last year as well as this year, I was involved with Enactus Bangor, a social enterprise group that operates in many universities across the world. We went to the UK finals in London, presenting our idea of ‘Y Bont’ (Welsh for the ‘bridge’), a shop that would sell food not deemed aesthetically acceptable by supermarkets for a cheaper price, directly employing from the local Job Centre. It taught us all so much about negotiating as well as combining entrepreneurship with realism.

Jerome BecksJerome Becks

Jerome Becks – Music

Jerome Becks comes from Kettering. He’s studying for a BMus in Music.

Family and friends who attended Bangor highly regarded here and said that it was a fantastic University to study in. This alongside the amazing location and musical facilities is what pulled me towards studying here.

Sunila SiddiquiSunila Siddiqui

Sunila Siddiqui – Psychology with Neuropsychology

Sunila Siddiqui from Karachi in Pakistan is in the third year of her Psychology with Neuropsychology degree at Bangor.

Bangor University is recognised internationally for its research and its excellent reputation influenced my decision to apply here.

Temiloluwa ObiyemiTemiloluwa Obiyemi

Temiloluwa Obiyemi – Law

Temiloluwa Obiyemi, 25 from Vienna, Austria is studying Law at Bangor. She’s currently in her second year.

I love the Law course, although it is hard and very effortful, we learn about so many interesting cases, we have the chance to listen to amazing guest lectures and we have wonderful and brilliant lecturers.

Ann-Sophie WarkentinAnn-Sophie Warkentin

Ann-Sophie Warkentin – Zoology with Animal Behaviour

Ann-Sophie Warkentin is from Germany. She is in the second year of a Zoology with Animal Behaviour degree.

The School of Biological Sciences is great because they have a good mixture between applied modules and modules with the theory behind it. I also enjoy the option to take modules from other Natural Sciences.

Rajalakshmi MadhavanRajalakshmi Madhavan

Rajalakshmi Madhavan – Psychology with Neuropsychology

Rajalakshmi Satarai Madhavan, 18 from Chennai, India is in her first year at Bangor studying Psychology with Neuropsychology.

I would say the best thing about Bangor is the scenery, you cannot rival the pier and the view from Menai Bridge. The location is amazing and the fact that is more of a student city than anything else adds to its advantages.

Sophie HelliwellSophie Helliwell

Sophie Helliwell – Law with French (European Experience) LLB

Sophie Helliwell is 19 from Loxley, Sheffield. She is currently in her first year studying Law with French.

I thoroughly enjoy my course. I find that being able to do two subjects instead of just one allows me to vary my work so I don’t get too bogged down doing one thing. I also get to go to France for my third year which is amazing.

Sophie Jade Griffith-LucasSophie Jade Griffith-Lucas

Sophie Jade Griffith-Lucas – Criminology and Criminal Justice

Sophie, from Anglesey, is in her first year studying Criminology & Criminal Justice at Bangor University.

The University has been very supportive during my first semester. My personal tutor is always there if ever I need support with my work.