Undergraduate Student Profiles
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.
It feels fantastic to win the Bangor merit and Law School scholarships. It’s amazing that Bangor helps students in this way and to receive an award is an honour.
Laura Thomas – Midwifery
Laura Thomas is a born and bred North Walian from a little village called Rhewl, Mostyn. Before attending Bangor University, she spent her primary school years at Ysgol Bryn Pennant, Mostyn and secondary school years at Holywell High School (now Ysgol Treffynnon).
Making a whole new load of friends for life! Their support has been incredible and it feels like we have all known each other forever, definitely a life changing experience.
Emily Gaunt – Psychology
Emily Gaunt, 19 from Surrey is a first year student at Bangor, studying Psychology.
The lecturers are very approachable and supportive of their students. Whether it’s for a quick chat or for a discussion about any worries with studies, they will always find time for you and offer the best support they can!
Stephen Mark Erhorn – BA German
Stephen is originally from Newcastle upon Tyne. He's studying a degree in German at Bangor University.
The quality of the classes at Bangor means that not only have I learned a lot but I have also always felt engaged and involved in the University. My year abroad in Germany was an amazing opportunity to put all of what I have learned in Bangor to good use.
Libby Steele – BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
Libby Steele is originally from Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Went to Trentham High School and Newcastle-under-Lyme College before coming to Bangor to study.
One of my favourite things about Bangor is the community feel that is present wherever you go – everyone is so polite and welcoming.
Thomas Jones – Psychology with Neuropsychology
Thomas Jones is from Swansea and studies Psychology with Neuropsychology.
I have been largely involved in volunteering where I have been to beaches and mountains to do some environmental work and been to the local mental health unit where I support the service users in both a leading and volunteering capacity.
Megan Wyn Owen – Electronic Engineering
Megan Wyn Owen from Anglesey is studying Electronic Engineering.
The course is composed of modules that are taught through lectures, seminars and practicals. The balance between the lectures and lab sessions has ensured that I understand the work, as I get to apply what I’ve learned in lectures in lab practicals.
Ryan Mcstravick – Medical Sciences (BMedSci)
Ryan McStravick from Belfast is a 3rd year Medical Sciences student.
I originally came through Clearing and I had to quickly research various universities. I originally wished to complete post graduate medicine, and found Bangor to offer Medical Science, which was a perfect stepping stone to assist me with my future aspirations.
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.
Sophie Jade Griffith-Lucas – Criminology and Criminal Justice
Sophie, from Anglesey, is in her first year studying Criminology & Criminal Justice at Bangor University.
I won the Bangor Merit Scholarship which is £1,500, broken to £500 per year of study. The money that I get each year will help me to buy academic books as they can be pricey. It felt incredibly amazing to be the only one in Conwy being rewarded this scholarship. I consider myself being very lucky.
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.
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.
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.
Leisha Kemp-Walker – BA French and Spanish
Leisha is studying French and Spanish and tells us about her time at Bangor.
I originally chose Bangor because of its location in beautiful North Wales, it's a great city to live in if you like the outdoors. The university's School of Modern Languages is small, personal and welcoming.
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.
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.
Clodagh May Colbeck – BA French, Italian and Spanish
Clodagh May Collbeck is originally from the Wirral, and is studying French, Italian and Spanish at Bangor. She tells us about her time here.
My initial interest in Bangor University was sparked by the fact it was the only university I found which offered the Three Language degree programme.
Gwen Rees – Adult Nursing BN (Hons)
Gwen is from Ruthin and a 3rd year student nurse at Bangor University’s Wrexham Campus.
To anyone thinking of applying to Bangor University, go for it. It’s definitely the best decision I have made and I feel that the course I am undertaking is totally worthwhile.
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.
Sarah Logan – Psychology
Sarah Logan is from Liverpool. She studies Psychology.
The best thing about Bangor is definitely how beautiful it is. The pier, the mountains, the beaches and even just the university itself is so lovely, it makes living here feel amazing.
Sam Webb – Psychology with Neuropsychology
Sam Webb is from Sycamore Ave, near Daventry, Northamptonshire. He is graduating this year in Psychology and Neuropsychology.
After coming to an open day, I realised the community and sense of closeness at the School of Psychology was unique, and couldn’t be missed.
Charli Wilson – Italian and History
Charli Wilson is from London, UK. She's studying Italian and History. Charlie tells us why she chose to study at Bangor.
I liked the feel of the university and the local area - it was very welcoming and supportive and much quieter than back home!
Zoë Kiziltan – Sport Science
Zoë Kiziltan, 19, from Liverpool, is in her first year studying for a BSc in Sport Science.
It feels amazing to be awarded a scholarship. It’s truly a great feeling to know that my university notices and appreciates the hard work that I put into my studies before coming here.
Joseph Peppard – Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)
Joseph Peppard, 18, from Middlezoy in Somerset is in his first year studying Sport Science with Outdoor Activities
Lecturers are both passionate and heavily involved with their specialized subjects allowing them to relay an immense amount of knowledge and previous experiences to the students, making the learning environment exceptional.
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.
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.
Jiri Benacek – Msci Psychology
Jiri Benacek is from Prague in the Czech Republic. He is studying for an undergraduate masters degree (Msci.) in Psychology.
The thing that really amazed me when I first came to Bangor was the great number of sport clubs and societies the university offered. But even if sports are not your thing, Bangor offers many societies where one can meet people with whom they have something in common.
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.
Iola Morris – Learning Disability Nursing
Iola Mair Morris, originally from Landderfel near Bala. She was educated at Ysgol Y Berwyn before starting her job and doing an NVQ through Coleg Llysfasi. Iola studied Learning Disability Nursing.
My experience has been unforgettable; highlights include being nominated for the Nursing Times' Student of the Year Award and my amazing placements, also the support from my tutors.
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.
Will Hakesley – German and Chinese with French
Will is originally from Worcestershire, and is studying German and Chinese with French.
Pastoral care at Bangor is so much more helpful than I've seen anywhere else, I've never seen a lecturer or personal tutor turn down a student who asks for help, for personal or academic issues.
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.
Megan Price – BA French, German and Italian
Megan is studying French, German and Italian. She's from Abergavenny, South Wales, and tells us about what she has enjoyed about being a student at Bangor.
The highlight was my semester in Udine. I met a lot of lovely people and had many opportunities to travel. I went to Croatia, Sardinia, Milan, Rome and many other cities.
Niall Williams – BSc Sports Science
Niall Williams is from North Wales and attended St Gerard’s School in Bangor and completed his Alevels at Charnwood College Basketball Academy.
I like Bangor because of the endless opportunities available, allowing you to make your uni experience what you want it to be.
Jessica Fox – Marine Biology and Oceanography
Jess Fox, 19, from Alne (near York), North Yorkshire is in her first year studying for a BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Oceanography degree.
From almost the first moment we walked through the Main Arts doors in the morning we knew that this was going to be the place for me. As the day went on it just got better and better – particularly when we got to visit the School of Ocean Sciences.
Chelsea Nasmyth-Miller – Sports Science
Chelsea Nasmyth-Miller is from Hertfordshire and has graduated with a Sports Science degree at Bangor University.
I chose this course as I have always loved sports and I know that Bangor University was well known for it great School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences.
Lauren Oates – Learning Disability Nursing BN (Hons)
Lauren Oates is studying Learning Disability Nursing BN (Hons)
There is so much support available for students. The University provide Student Support Services. There are drop in sessions, and you can also book set appointments if you ever feel you are struggling with specific modules/assignments.
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.