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Student Experience

Our current students talk about their experience of Bangor Business School so far and share advice on why you should consider studying Economics at Bangor University.

Natalia Kele Ehenulo smiling to camera in the Inner Quad at Bangor University

Student Profile Natalia Kele Ehenulo

Through my course I am guided into topics such as Analytics, Econometrics, FinTech, Applied Economics where I can apply my research skills in conjunction to my interest in Data Analytics. My experiences of interacting in class and with lecturers has grown my interest. The interactive nature of the classes has allowed me to excel and grasp a greater understanding of the topics and test my abilities whilst comprehending my real-world role if I was to continue with this career path.

Do you have a question about life as a Bangor University student? Our ambassadors will be happy to help you find the answer.

They can tell you more about studying here, about the amazing Clubs and Societies we have, and how they made friends and settled in to life at university. 

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If you have any questions about the course, our lecturers are on hand to help. Below are some examples of frequently asked questions. Can you think of any more? 

  • What are the qualities of a successful Economics student at Bangor?
  • How can I prepare myself to study Economics at Bangor?
  • How will I know that Economics at Bangor is the right choice for me?

Bangor Business School Facilities

Above is the Bangor Business School's Trading Floor. Within the space we have Bloomberg Terminals which students can access.

0:06 Well the staff are so friendly and accessible  I knew I could go to them with any issues I  

0:11 had or any questions about assignments it was  a really relaxed atmosphere and relationship  

0:16 that I had with them and I knew that they  cared about what I was interested in as well.  

0:21 I made the most out of the societies because when  you come to University for the first time it was  

0:26 nice to know that there was just so many different  opportunities available there was a running  

0:30 club, we would run around Bangor sometimes in  Treborth and that just offered the opportunity  

0:36 to get out and about meet people again. I'm  making friends now that I've made for life.  

0:42 We do offer personal one-to-one tutee's and it's  just a really colligative atmosphere to work in  

0:48 and I do sincerely believe the students benefit from that  as well. When students are actually engaging  

0:53 with you which is fantastic and you know that  you're making a difference that's really rewarding.

1:00 They were always happy to  help any time you send an email they'd answer

1:03 so as soon as they could. Just that total support  there all the time only an email away and all  

1:04 the new friends I've made and all the communities  in Bangor it's great.

1:17 So I lived up at

1:18 the St Mary's Halls which is quite a nice little  tight-knit community it was really good and really  

1:23 refreshing as well to have people both from my  course in my flat but also from other courses.

1:31 Bangor is such a beautiful area you've got Snowdon or the Wyddfa so close by and just  

1:36 being able to climb that venture around to  different parts of North Wales is brilliant.

Winter Graduation

Every year we see hundreds of students graduate from Bangor Business School in the Summer and Winter. Here is a look at what at some had to say as they reflect back on their time at Bangor University during Winter Graduation.

Riaz Anwar, Lecturer in Accounting also shares her thoughts as she receives her University Teaching Fellowship. "When students are engaging with you it's fantastic because you know that you're making a difference, that's really rewarding." - Riaz Anwar

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Graduate Profiles - Where are they now?

Meet some of our alumni and find out what they are up to now and how they found their experiences of studying at Bangor Business School.

Charles Vogt a former student of Bangor Business School

Alumni Profile Charles Vogt

The support, care, and encouragement from my lecturers gave me the confidence I needed to succeed in finding employment. Not only do lecturers care about how you perform inside the classroom, but they also care about how you’ll succeed later down the line. The career fairs and employment support on offer at BBS certainly helped me to connect with people in the same area of study and branch out my network in order to secure a job after graduation. In fact, if I hadn’t attended a Bangor University careers fair, I wouldn’t have met the employer I’m still with today!

Norra Tengcharoensuk smiling to camera

Alumni Profile Norra Tengcharoensuk

The course itself was great and delivered by knowledgeable and caring lecturers, and the modules were set up in a way where the things you learnt were applicable to the real world. I think content plus applicability really helped bring the course to life and opened doors for me to pursue a job in the field and industry that I am interested in.

0.2 Hello my name is George Buckley and i was a Bangor University student many moons ago now back in the early 1990s

0.7 and I want to tell you a bit about my career progression and perhaps give you some advice about your time at university and beyond.

0.17 Now i did a degree in Economics at Bangor and I loved Bangor.

0.21 I thought it was a great place to study you have the beautiful backdrop of the Menai Straits on one side and of course the Snowdonia national park on the other

0.29 super place to study and I then went on to Bristol to do a master's degree in economics and finance and completed a PhD at Bristol

0.38 as well thereafter and after that I went to went to the city and became the Chief UK Economist at Deutsche bank

0.46 and since then as you can see, I'm now the Chief European and UK Economist at Nomura.

0.53 So what advice can I give you? Well one thing I would say is that the time that you spend at university

0.59 I certainly found went by so quickly, so you need to make the most of it make sure that you get a good degree but also make sure that you leave university with more strings to your bow than just that

1.01 Make sure you foster some good friendships, make sure that you join clubs, get extracurricular activities under your belt

1.19 and importantly if you want to do something like I have it's really important these days that you get some good work experience

1.37 So if you get the chance to do any work placements make sure you take them but above all, enjoy your time at Bangor.

George Buckley

George did a degree in Economics at Bangor Business School and loved his experience. In this video he talks about how to make the most out of your time at university and why taking up extracurricular activities or joining a club or society at University can enhance your experience.  George now works as the Chief European and UK Economist at Nomura and reflects on his memories of studying at Bangor Business School.

Meet the team Dr Rhys Ap Gwilym Senior Lecturer in Economics

Dr Rhys Ap Gwilym is a Senior Lecturer in Economics here at Bangor Business School. Alongside his teaching Rhys also is also heavily involved in research at the School and is currently our Director of Research, Impact and Engagement.


Dr Danial Hemmings is a Lecturer in Finance here at Bangor Business School. Danial has broad teaching experience in the areas of Corporate Finance, Behavioural Finance, Financial Markets, Financial Management, Accounting and Accounting Communication and is currently teaching a range of modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.


Meet Dr Laurence Jones Lecturer in Finance here at Bangor Business School. Laurence has lots of experience working in industry having worked as Head of Data and Analytics for a Fin-Tech startup dealing with stock recommendations, as a data scientist and as a mathematician/statistician. 


Meet Dr Shee Yee Khoo Lecturer in Finance here at Bangor Business School. Shee-Yee has particular research interest in credit ratings, corporate finance and behavioural finance and is currently teaching both Undergraduate and Postgraduate classes.

0:00 Hi I'm Natalia Ehenulo, I'm from Reading. A lot of the exams obviously written and

0:06 you know for me particularly we're doing either equations

0:09 or we're doing essays but the lecturers also take the time to really go through

0:14 software systems that you will do eventually when you come out even if we don't do it in the

0:19 exam for example stator and Excel we can't do those in the exams but they think about the long

0:24 term, the longevity of our skills as well and they make sure we do that we've done it in assignments

0:30 I know for credit risk analytics we have to use a Excel to calibrate the Merton model I know

0:37 for research methods and financial econometrics we've also had to use Stata and these are really

0:42 employable skills. I know when I was looking for jobs outside of University that a lot of companies

0:49 ask us to have proficiency in Excel or python r or some sort of data software and having those skills

0:56 already enabled in us really makes it easier to fill out those applications and meet the skill

1:02 requirements that employers are looking for. It definitely did help and it's definitely something

1:08 that I'm glad that I've had the opportunity to do whilst being here.

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