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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sin Hang Ho – Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology
Sin is from Hong Kong and is studying Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology.
We've got the best lectures that are experts in their own field. We have tons of societies to join and have fun.
Georgina Gipson – Sport, Health and Exercise Science
Georgina Gipson is from Upminster and Essex and is studying Sport, Heath and Exercise Science.
The opportunities here are amazing for example all of the outdoor sports you can try but also the international experience programmes that are offered.
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.
Mark Langley – Sport Science BSc (Hons)
Mark Langley is from South East Asia; he attended Eirias High school. He's interested in Weight lifting, Power lifting and most barbell sports. Mark is studying a BSc in Sports Science.
Plenty of sports clubs to fit your interests or societies; Interesting nights out and everyone seems down to earth.
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.
John Hanley – Geography
John Francis Hanley, 20 from Stratford-Upon-Avon is currently in his third year studying Geography at Bangor.
It’s a small university, and has a close knit school of Geography. We’re surrounded by excellent scenery here at Bangor, with so much beauty and chance for adventure on our doorstep.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gina Archer – Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons)
Gina lives in Bangor and is a mature student. She's studying a degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
The School is set amongst some fantastic scenery, the course is a great combination of lecturers and students and amazing opportunities for extra activities.
Andreas Mavrommatis – Sport Science
Andreas Mavrommatis is originally from Cyprus and is studying Sport Science at Bangor University.
I couldn’t have asked for more, excellent teaching environment with very knowledgeable lecturers in their respective fields.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ashley Williams – Sport, Health and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)
Ashley Williams is studying a BSc in Sport Health and Exercise Science. She's originally from South Wales.
Bangor is an excellent place to study. The location is brilliant, and the facilities are top class.
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.
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.
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.
Ruth Fernandes – Clinical and Health Psychology
Ruth has been living in Kuwait, India and Portugal. She studies Clinical and Health Psychology.
Besides the wonderful location of the university, I absolutely loved the extra help and support provided to us. The lecturers are so kind and are willing to assist in any way they can.
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.
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!
Emma Williams – Psychology
Emma is studying Psychology and is from Hampshite.
The best thing about Bangor has been the amazing opportunities I have been able to take part. I have volunteering the Student’s Union volunteering department for the entirety of my degree and been part of various societies such as SODA and Psych Society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kirsty Lea Poppy Palmer – Sport Science (Outdoor Activities) BSc (Hons)
Kirsty Lea Poppy Palmer is originally from Norfolk and before coming to Bangor she was home educated until taking her GCSE’s in college and an outdoor activity Level 3 Extended Diploma before take a year out of education to continue working to save money for university.
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.
Andy Ollies – Chemistry BSc (Hons)
Andy Ollies, 21 from Prestatyn, North Wales is a 3rd year Chemistry student.
The course is very interesting and well set out, a good balance between practical work and theory work. For me the best thing about the course is the Lab work, I get a real buzz out of achieving the desired outcome of an assignment.
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.
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.