Undergraduate Student Profiles
Belinda Betts – BSc in Environmental Conservation with placement year
Belinda Betts is studying BSc in Environmental Conservation with placement year and is from Hereford.
There are so many opportunities in terms of clubs and societies so it can be hard to choose what to get involved with, but there is definitely something for everyone.
Sofia Tartaglia – BA in Childhood and Youth Studies
Sofia Tartaglia is studying BA Childhood and Youth Studies, and is from Portugal.
The staff in the School of Education are undeniably so supportive and inspiring. They have helped me so much that they feel like family and they're always around the listen when we need them.
Amy Casson – BA in Linguistics
Amy is a 3rd year Linguistics student from Cumbria.
What people see when they come to Bangor is the beautiful town with the pier and the castle-like university building; however, a student at Bangor would know that there is much more than meets the eye here. What I like about Bangor is the closeness of everybody here, student or not, and how easy it is for students to meet people and gain friends and experiences.
Emma Heeley – BSc in Zoology with Animal Behavior
Emma Heeley is studying BSc Zoology with Animal Behaviour and is from Bradford.
So far the best thing about my course is that it involves many aspects of modules, from biology related modules to chemistry related modules and I find variety in what I'm learning very interesting. With a variety, I feel like I have learned much more about science in general.
Clodagh May Colbeck – BA in French, Italian and Spanish
Clodagh is a final year BA French, Italian and Spanish student.
The main reason I chose to study at Bangor was the course, it was the only university which offered the possibility to study three languages equally weighted. The location also appealed to me, since I’m not a fan of big cities and like a calmer pace of life. Bangor may seem like a small place, but I loved the fact that I could walk to university and it seemed like a manageable place to live away from home for the first time.
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.
Sufyaan Niazi – BSc in Environmental Conservation with International Experience
Sufyaan Niazi is currently in his final year, studying Environmental Conservation with International Experience, an is from Altrincham.
There’s so much going on here, and we are really well connected. I live 10 minutes from the center of Bangor and five minutes from the beach. We have beach barbecues, go paddle boarding, play beach tennis and fly kites. Sometimes I’ll take my laptop down to the pier to do some work, other times I’ll walk in the Snowdonia mountains and explore.
Elliot Goddard – BSc Product Design
Elliot Goddard is from Nelson, Caerphilly in South Wales. Before coming to Bangor, he studied at UWC Atlantic College in Llantwit Major.
What I love about Product Design at Bangor University is that we have very knowledgeable lecturers with industry experience.
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.
Dean Richardson – BA in Childhood and Youth Studies
Dean Richardson is studying a BA in Childhood and Youth Studies, and is from Colwyn Bay.
It was everything I was expecting and more. The teaching staff are superb, and I can clearly see why awards have been won. The activities the University has to offer are second to none in my opinion.
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.
Harriet Jaeger – BA in Philosophy and Religion
Harriet is a 3rd year Philosophy and Religion student from Warwick.
I chose Bangor University because it not only seemed quite quaint at Open Days, but also it has great international links and Bangor itself is a lovely location. Beach days and hiking are available to you as well as plenty of pubs and there is a lot of available housing. Additionally Bangor operates with a high standard of teaching and my lecturers have expertise in a variety of topics.
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.
Arta Crossman – BSc in Psychology
Arta is a 2nd year Psychology student from Bangor.
Bangor is a pretty small city, but I love that. All my friends are less than a 15-minute walk away and it barely takes any time getting a weekly shop, because there are supermarkets dotted all over the town. This makes it feel quite homely and safe.
Nia Rogers – BA in History
Nia Rogers is currently studying BA History, and is from North Wales.
What I enjoy the most is learning more and more about my favourite subjects and topics within history and being able to engage in debates over topics that interest me. My seminars are fun because I’m able to talk about my opinions on topics that I love and being able to learn from others and what they have to say is really interesting.
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.
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.
Emma Rowlands – BSc in Medical Science
Emma is a 2nd year Medical Sciences student from Anglesey.
In my 1st and my 2nd year I have lived in Neuadd JMJ, which is Welsh only accommodation. JMJ is located on the back of Ffriddoedd site, near the security lodge and is a very friendly and sociable building to live in. Everyone has similar interests, and everyone studies a variety of courses.
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.
Julius Muyombya – BA Business and Law
Julius is 21 and studied BA Business and Law at Bangor. After a challenging upbringing in Uganda, Julius' life changed at the age of 11, as he moved to North Wales to live.
Bangor University is located at one of best and stunning locations in the UK. Having access to a beautiful natural environment with spectacular features such as mountains, lakes and rivers.
Veronika Jehlickova – BSc in Medical Sciences
Veronika is a 2nd year Medical Sciences student from the Czech Republic.
Bangor is a small city near the sea. So, it's not always crowded with people which is a nice change. The nature around Bangor makes for a beautiful environment. The nearby Snowdonia national park allows students to go outside, relieve stress from university work and explore the vast nature.
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.
AJ Jones – BSc in Marine Biology and Zoology
AJ Jones are in their final year studying BSc marine Biology and Zoology, and is from Devon.
The thing I enjoy most about the course is the practicals and the ability to go on the research ship Prince Madog. Not only that but I have been able to create a great network of contacts that will help me progress further throughout my career.
Elly Chan – Music BMus
Elly Chan is originally from Hong Kong and has graduated with a degree in Music at Bangor University.
Bangor University is situated in a very attractive location – It is surrounded by the mountain and seaside. The Music School offers a wide range of modules that I was interested in.
Jade Parsons – BM (Hons) Midwifery
Jade Parsons is from Holywell. She attended Holywell High school and Coleg Cambria before coming to Bangor.
I’m lucky to have gained a place to study midwifery at Bangor. It has been an absolute pleasure and has made my dream come true!
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.
Alys Bailey-Wood – BA in Music
Alys is a 2nd Music student from Bridgend.
I really like the teaching staff that I met on an open day, as well as the excellent teaching quality I had heard so much about. I also liked the fact that I could study my degree through the medium of Welsh, something you can’t do in all universities in Wales.
Issy Gower – BA in Linguistics
Issy is a BA Linguistics student from Cambridge.
I think the way the course is set up is great. Starting with all the core modules and moving through the years gaining more choice as you go, it's been great to pick modules this year, where I could tailor them to my particular interests and potential future careers. Not only that, the lecturers are fantastic. So enthusiastic when teaching that you can't help but feel enthused too.
Wil Chidley – Geological Oceanography
Wil is a third year student and originally from Tudweiliog. He's studying Geological Oceanography.
I chose to study at Bangor as the University’s Ocean Sciences department is internationally renowned.
Emma Collins – BSc in Psychology
Emma is a 3rd year Psychology student from Bedfordshire.
As soon as I arrived, I felt welcomed, the atmosphere was much friendlier and relaxed than other universities. I immediately met amazing friends and engaging lecturers, while also being surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Harriet Glenn – Midwifery Alumni
Harriet Glenn is originally from Colwyn Bay. She graduated with a degree in 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.
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.