What others say about Bangor...
- “Situated between the Snowdonia Mountains and the Menai Strait, Bangor University is undoubtedly one of the most attractive places to study in Britain.”
Sunday Times University Guide
- “There is a strong focus on student support – the Peer Guide scheme supports new students in the transition to university life, while the pioneering dyslexia unit offers individual and group support throughout students’ courses.”
The Times Good University Guide
Bangor is much more than just a University, it’s a way of life. Here are some of the reasons why students choose to study at Bangor:
Top 15 university
The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 15 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.
A home from home
We guarantee accommodation for first year students – in university accommodation that’s rated within the top 10 in the UK (What Uni Student Choice Awards). More information about university owned accommodation can be found here.
The location, the scenery and the surrounding area are also amongst the reasons why students choose to come to Bangor. All this on your doorstep adds a different dimension to student life, with plenty of places to visit in Snowdonia and the Isle of Anglesey, as well as easy access to cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Dublin for shopping trips or days out.
Low cost of living and extra help
Market research shows that the cost of living in Bangor is lower than in other parts of the UK. Bangor has been described as ‘one of the cheapest places in Britain’ to be a student (The A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges) and is consistently ranked as one of the most economical places to study in the UK in various cost-of-living surveys.
Bangor also offers extra help to students through our Bursaries and Scholarships.
Friendly and student centred
The size and friendly nature of Bangor means it is easy to get to know people and our students settle in immediately. Student surveys show that a high proportion of students choose Bangor because of the small and friendly nature of the University and the town.
We have over 10,000 students at Bangor from all over the UK and beyond, but the size of the city means that when they go out, students will always meet someone they know!
Bangor has an active Students’ Union with a Students’ Union nightclub and free membership to the wide range of student-run clubs and societies.
Investment in facilities
The university’s sports centre, Canolfan Brailsford, which is situated on the Ffriddoedd accommodation site, has recently been refurbished and offers modern indoor and outdoor facilities.
In addition, a multi million pound Arts and Innovation Centre, the Pontio Centre, will provide exciting arts and entertainment facilities to include a theatre, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, bar and café for the University and the local community.
Supporting our Students
We place a high priority on caring for and supporting our students. From the moment they arrive at Bangor students are given as much help and support as possible with health and welfare matters as well as their academic work.
The Peer Guide scheme and the Personal Tutor system mean there is always another student or an academic member of staff to turn to, while the University’s Student Services provides a professional support service.
Student Services staff can provide help and advice on issues such as: accommodation, careers guidance, student loans, hardship funds, bursaries, international student matters, disability or additional needs, changing courses, health care or counselling.
A new Study Skills Centre provides further help with the transition to university and on-going support with literacy, numeracy, IT, team work, project-planning, oral and written skills.
The Bangor Employability Award has been introduced to help our students’ personal and career development.