Undergraduate Student Profiles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!